John Deere 955 Tractor Specs, Price & Review 2022

Between 1989 and 1998, John Deere produced the John Deere 955, a 4WD compact utility tractor, at Horicon, Wisconsin, and Augusta, Georgia, in the United States.

The JD 955 has a 1.4 L three-cylinder diesel engine and an infinite (2-range) forward and reverse gear hydrostatic transmission.

The Yanmar 3TN84RJ engine was used in the John Deere 955 compact utility tractor. It has a 1.4 L, 1,429 cm2, (87.2 cu in), three-cylinder natural aspirated diesel engine with cylinder bore and stroke measurements of 84.0 mm (3.31 in) and 86.0 mm (3.39 in) respectively. 18.0:1 is the compression ratio rating.

The maximum output power of this engine was 33.5 PS (24.6 kW; 33.0 HP) at 3,200 rpm.

The JD 955 has a 25.0 liter (6.6 US gal; 5.5 Imp. gal) fuel tank, differential hydraulic wet disc brakes, an open operator station with two posts, and a canopy and high ROPS with additional headroom as options.

John Deere 955

John Deere 955 Price

John Deere 955 Original Price: $18,000 (1998)

John Deere 955 Serial Number

  • 1990: 10001
  • 991: 100001
  • 1992: 100700
  • 1993: 130000
  • 1994: 165001
  • 1995: 175130
  • 1996: 190001
  • 1997: 200001
  • 1998: 300001

John Deere 955 Features


Do you want to know how the JD 955 tractor is able to carry out such a sizable quantity of work? It accomplishes this with a potent 33-horsepower Yanmar 3TN84RJ diesel engine.

A liquid cooling system and a four-stroke design with three cylinders keep the engine from overheating and breaking down.

Transmission And Underpinnings

The John Deere 955’s chassis is set up as a 44 MFWD 4WD. It has a Sundstrand series 17 transmission model and employs a hydrostatic transmission technique.

What about its control over direction? You will have a lot of control over the motorcycle thanks to its hydraulic power steering.

The differential hydraulic wet disc brake on this car, in contrast, keeps an eye on this control.


One of the many disadvantages of owning a big tractor like this one is the tires.

They are frequently too big and difficult, causing your tractor to mark your field all over. The tires support the tractor, which is 907 kg in weight.

John Deere 955 Specification

Make John Deere
Model 955
Company Country United States
Production years From 1989  Until 1998
Tractor type Compact Utility tractor
Fuel diesel
Total build

Engine size 87.3 ci or 1.4 L
Number of cylinders 3 cylinders
Horsepower 33 hp or 24.6 kW
Power RPM 3200 (rpm)
Engine torque
Engine torque RPM
Fuel type diesel
Fuel tank capacity 6.6 gal or 25.0 L
Compression ratio 18.0:1
Bore stroke 3.31×3.39 inches or (84 x 86 mm)
Oil tank capacity 4.5 qt or 4.3 L
Coolant tank capacity 4 qt or 3.8 L

Transmission system Sunstrand Series 17
Transmission type hydrostatic
Transmission gears infinite (2-range) forward and reverse
Oil tank capacity 18 qt or 17.0 L

Hydraulic system open center
Number of valves 0 to 2
Hydraulic tank capacity 4.5 gal or 17.0 L
Hydraulic pressure 2500 psi or 172.4 bar
Hydraulic max flow 7.2 GPM or 27.3 lpm

PTO claimed power 27 hp or 20.1 kW
PTO engine @RPM [email protected] (rpm)
PTO clutch system
Rear PTO system independent
Rear PTO RPM 540 (rpm)
Front PTO system
Mid-PTO system independent
Mid PTO RPM 2100 (rpm)
PTO fuel consumption

AG front tires 7-12
AG rear tires 11.2-16
Weight 1,990 lbs or 902 kg
Length 110 inches [279 cm]
Width 50.2 inches [127 cm] (min)
Height 77.1 inches [195 cm]
Wheelbase 64 inches [162 cm]
Ground clearance
Turning radius 8.8 feet [2.7 m]
Rear tread size 40.4 to 45.5 inches
Front tread size 38.6 to 47.3 inches

Number of batteries 1
Battery voltage 12 V
Battery cold cranking Amps 472
Electric ground force negative
Electric charging system alternator
Electric charging Amps 40 amps
Engine starter volts 12 V

Wheel drive 4×4 MFWD 4WD
Steering system power
Braking system differential hydraulic wet disc
Cabin type Two-post Roll-Gard ROPS
Differential lock standard

Drawbar claimed power 23 hp or 17.2 kW

Hitch control system
Rear hitch I
Rear hitch lift 957 lbs or 434 kg

John Deere 955 Attachments

60″ Mower deck

Type: mid-mount John Deere 2734M
3-blade with a hydraulic lift
Cutting width: 60 inches
152 cm
Weight: 325 lbs
147 kg
Overall width: 72.5 inches
184 cm
Cut height: 1.5 to 7.8 inch
3 to 19 cm

72″ Mower deck

Type: mid-mount John Deere 2733M
3-blade with a hydraulic lift
Cutting width: 72 inches
182 cm
Weight: 448 lbs
203 kg
Overall width: 85 inches
215 cm
Cut height: 1.5 to 8.6 inch
3 to 21 cm


Type: front-mount John Deere 380
Width: 54 inches
137 cm
Height: 18 inches
45 cm
Lift height: 13 inches
33 cm
Cut depth: 5.5 inches
13 cm
Weight: 450 lbs
204 kg
Lift type: hydraulic
Angle type: hydraulic

John Deere 955 Review


John deere 955 Problems

  • Oil leaks
  • Smoking Tractor
  • Weak Hydrostatic
  • Engine failure

John Deere 955 Weight

John Deere 955 Wheelbase is 64 inches 162 cm and Weight is 1,990 lbs 902 kg

Last Words

With 33 Horsepower, the JD 955 tractor is one of the most potent tractors produced before the twenty-first century. Why haven’t you acquired your own yet if operating this tough tractor is easy and effective?

If you own a John Deere 955, please share your experience with us in the comment section.

John Deere 955 FAQ

How many horsepower is a 955 John Deere tractor?

John Deere 955 engine produces 33 hp 24.6 kW

What engine is in a John Deere 955?

John Deere 955 has a Yanmar 3TN84RJ liquid-cooled engine

What year is my John Deere 955?