John Deere 730 (1958-1961)

John Deere 730The John Deere 730 is a 2WD row-crop tractor from the Two-Cylinder 30 series. This tractor was manufactured by John Deere in Waterloo, Iowa, USA from 1958 to 1961.

The John Deere 730 is equipped with one of two engines: a 5.9 L (360.5 cu·in) two-cylinder gasoline/LP-gas/all-fuel engine or a 6.2 L (376.0 cu·in) two-cylinder diesel engine and unsynchronized gear transmission with 6 forward and 1 reverse gear.

The tractor could be equipped with the following engines:

  • John Deere gasoline/LP-gas/all-fuel. It is a 5.9 L, 5,907 cm2, (360.5 cu·in) two-cylinder natural aspirated engine with 152.0 mm (5.98 in) of the cylinder bore and 162.0 mm (6.38 in) of the piston stroke. The compression ratio rating is 6.14:1 for gasoline version, 4.91:1 for all-fuel or 7.94:1 for LP-gas.
  • John Deere diesel. It is a 6.2 L, 6,161 cm2, (376.0 cu·in) two-cylinder natural aspirated diesel engine. The cylinder bore is 156.0 mm (6.14 in) and the piston stroke is 162.0 mm (6.38 in). The compression ratio rating is 16.0:1.

The JD 730 is equipped with manual or power (optional) steering, differential mechanical drum brakes and an open operator station/ This tractor could be equipped with the John Deere 45 loader.

John Deere 730 variants:

  • General-Purpose: row-crop tractor
  • Standard: wheatland-style tractor
  • Hi-Crop: high-crop tractor

John Deere 730 Specifications

General Specifications
ModelJohn Deere 730
Length3,430 mm (135 in)
Width2,200 mm (86.6 in)
Height2,240 mm (88.2 in)
Wheel base2,370 mm (93.3 in)
Weight (shipping) Gasoline: 3,080 kg (6,790 lbs)
LP-gas: 3,220 kg (7,100 lbs)
LP-gas: 3,220 kg (7,105 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity All-fuel: 92.7 liters (24.5 US gal.; 20.4 Imp. gal)
Gasoline: 100.3 liters (26.5 US gal.; 22.1 Imp. gal)
LP gas: 125.0 liters (33.0 US gal.; 27.5 Imp. gal)
Diesel): 75.7 liters (20.0 US gal.; 16.7 Imp. gal)
BatteryOne 6V (diesel-pony), Two 6V (Gas/All-fuel), Four 6V (diesel)
Cabin typeOpen operator station
Engine modelJohn Deere
Engine typeFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Fuel typeGasoline
Displacement5.9 L, 5,907 cm2, (360.5 cu·in)
Bore and stroke152.0 mm X 162.0 mm (5.98 in X 6.38 in)
Compression ratio Gasoline: 6.14:1
All-fuel: 4.91:1
LP-gas: 7.94:1
Coolant capacity:27.4 L (29 US. qt, 24.1 Imp. qt.)
Engine modelJohn Deere
Engine typeFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Fuel typeDiesel
Displacement6.2 L, 6,161 cm2, (376.0 cu·in)
Bore and stroke156.0 mm X 162.0 mm (6.14 in X 6.38 in)
Compression ratio16.0:1
StarterElectric or pony motor
Transmission and chassis
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typeManual or power (optional)
BrakesDifferential mechanical drum
Transmission modelJohn Deere
Transmission typeUnsynchronized gear
Gears6 forward and 1 reverse
Speed Forward: 18.1 kmh (11.2 mph) Reverse: 5.4 kmh (3.4 mph)
Front tires Ag: 6.00-16, 11.00-12 (single-front)
Rear tires Ag: 13.6-38, 15.5-38, 12-38, 13-38
Three-Point Hitch
Control type
Lift capacity (at ends)
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
Rear PTO typeIndependent
Rear PTO speed540 rpm
Hydraulic system
Hydraulic typeOpen center
Valves1 or 2
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