John Deere 430 Specs, Price & Review 2022

A 2WD lawn and garden tractor from the 400 series is the John Deere 430. Between 1984 and 1992, John Deere produced this tractor in Horicon, Wisconsin, in the United States.

The John Deere 430 has a shaft-driven hydrostatic transmission with unlimited (2-range) forward and backward gears and a 0.9 L three-cylinder diesel engine.

The Yanmar 3TNA72UJ engine powered the JD 430 garden tractor. It has a three-cylinder, naturally aspirated diesel engine that is 0.9 L, 885 cm2, (54.0 cu in), with cylinder bore and piston stroke measurements of 72.0 mm and 2.83 in, respectively.

The maximum output power of this engine was 20.3 PS (14.9 kW; 20.0 HP) at 3,350 rpm.

The John Deere 430 has a fuel tank capacity of 24.6 liters (6.5 US gal; 5.4 Imp. gal), power steering, differential mechanical drum brakes, an open operator station, and an open operator station.

John Deere 430

John Deere 430 Serial Number

  • 1984: M00430X285001
  • 1985: M00430X315001
  • 1986: M00430X360001
  • 1987: M00430X420001
  • 1988: M00430X475001
  • 1989: M00430X595001
  • 1990: M00430X010001
  • 1991: M00430X100001
  • 1992: M00430X110001

John Deere 430 Price

No matter how powerful or enormous the machine is, if the value of the item does not outweigh or match the cost, it is not profitable.

During its final year of production, 1992, JD 430 was going for $9,200. Nearly 30 years later, a good used 430 can be purchased for $6,500.

John Deere 430 Specification

Make John Deere
Model 430
Company Country United States
Production years From 1958  Until 1960
Tractor type
Price 2,500  USD
Total build 1340

Horsepower and engine specs

Engine size
Number of cylinders 2 cylinders
Power RPM 1850 (rpm)
Engine torque
Engine torque RPM
Fuel type
Fuel tank capacity 10.5 gal 39.7 L
Bore stroke 4.25×4.00 inches 108 x 102 mm
Oil tank capacity 5 qts 4.7 L
Coolant tank capacity 11 qts 10.4 L

Clutch and transmission specs

Transmission type unsynchronized gear
Transmission gears 5 forward and 1 reverse

Power take-off (PTO) specs

PTO claimed power
PTO clutch system
Rear PTO system transmission
Rear PTO RPM 540 (rpm)
Front PTO system
PTO fuel consumption

Battery and electrical specs

Number of batteries 1
Battery voltage 6 V
Electric ground force positive
Electric charging system generator
Engine starter volts 6 V

Mechanical and cab specs

Wheel drive 4×2 2WD
Steering system manual
Braking system
Cabin type Open operator station

3-point hitch specs

Hitch control system
Rear hitch I
Rear hitch lift

John Deere 430 Attachments

50″ Mower deck

Type: mid-mount John Deere
3-blade with a hydraulic lift
Cutting width: 50 inches
127 cm
Belt: shaft-drive
Weight: 226 lbs
102 kg
Overall width: 68 inches
172 cm
Cut height: 1.5 to 6 inch
3 to 15 cm

60″ Mower deck

Type: mid-mount John Deere
3-blade with hydraulic lift
Cutting width: 60 inches
152 cm
Belt: shaft-drive
Weight: 367 lbs
166 kg
Overall width: 72.5 inches
184 cm
Cut height: 2 to 7 inch
5 to 17 cm

John Deere 430 Review



I can’t really add anything to what has already been said. But I’ll leave you with this: if you invest in a John Deere 430 today, you’ll look back on it with gratitude in ten years. If you don’t, you could regret not doing so then.

John Deere 430 FAQ

How many horsepower is a John Deere 430?

John Deere engine produces a 26.15 hp 19.5 kW

What year did they make the John Deere 430?

John Deere introduced the 430 in 1984. The first tractor with a potent Yanmar 3-cylinder diesel engine, hydrostatic drive, and power steering was this one.

Although it weighed 531 kg, making it the strongest and heaviest machine of its day, the features and attachments remained the same as those on the 420 models.

What is a John Deere 430?

The John Deere 430, weighing 1,170 pounds and powered by a 20 HP, 3-cylinder Yanmar diesel engine, controlled many a lawn.

The 430 belonged to the 400 Series of lawn and garden tractors and was produced at the John Deere facility in Horicon, Wisconsin, between 1984 and 1992.

What does a John Deere 430 weight?

John Deere 430 Wheelbase is 52 inches 132 cm and Weight is 1170 lbs 530 kg

How wide is John Deere 430?

John Deere 430 Wheelbase is 52 inches 132 cm, Length is 84 inches 213 cm, Width is 51.5 inches 130 cm, and Height is 48.5 inches 123 cm.