John Deere 4955
John Deere 4955 - DSC00504
JD 4955 owned by David Leech
Model history
Model introduced 1988
Model discontinued 1992
Model status Discontinued
Superseded by John Deere 4960
Engine Specification
Engine make John Deere
Fuel type Diesel
Power hp 200
Power kW 149
Governed rpm 2200
Displacement cu in /(litre) 466 cu in
No. of Cylinders 6
Bore in (mm) 4.5625 in
Stroke in (mm) 4.75 in
Cooling system Water
Transmission Details
Transmission type Unknown
Drive 2WD, MFWD
General Data
Linkage Category Cat III
Lift capacity (lb/kg) 7,486 lbs
P.T.O rpm 1000
Tractor Dimensions
Weight (nominal) lb/kg 18,370 to 24,665 lbs
Wheelbase 117.1 in
Other info
Factories Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Plow rating Unknown
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The John Deere 4955 is a 200 hp (150 kW) 6-cylinder John Deere engined tractor built from 1988 till 1992, by Deere & Company in Waterloo, Iowa, USA.[1]

Model historyEdit

  • Introduced for the 1988 model year.
  • Optional 4WD
  • Discontinued in 1992 when the John Deere 4960 replaced it.


  • 200 hp 6-cylinder John Deere engine.
  •  ? - full spec required - can you help with details ?


The JD 4955 was built in the Moline Illinois factory.


These are a large 'modern' tractor and most are still in use as they are still capable of a good days work. They may have been relegated to harvest time and secondary roles or to main tractor on smaller units for ploughing etc.

Are any example in full time preservation or are they all still a part time workhorse and occasional play tractor, used to haul others to show and events or participate in working events ?

List of Preserved John Deere 4955 tractors
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John Deere 4955 N421 KFW+ sn unknown  ? John Deere  ? John Deere 4955 - N421 KFW at Belvoir 2010 - IMG 3261 At Belvoir Castle Rally 2010 A Modern classic
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