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Antique John Deere Tractor: JD 830 Diesel

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The John Deere 830 was one of the "30 Series" tractors that followed the "20 Series" in 1959. The main difference in the series was several styling and engineering changes. The engine and running gear was pretty much the same.

JD 830 Diesel Tractor

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Comments on this Tractor

Dustin Cloyd wrote on Monday, September 03, 2012 (PDT):
  • I have a old john deere 820 and i m having problems finding the proper level for hydraulic level. There is no dip stick for it. I do have a cap behind the seat were the fluid goes, but i have no idea how to check the level.
    Jim Indelicato wrote on Saturday, July 21, 2012 (PDT):
  • I graduated h. s. in 1961 That sumer Iran a new 830 John deer ,Iam almost sure that it was agas tractor. Since then someone told me that they didn t make a gas 830 I would like to know if I was mistaken. I also think this tractor had a narrow frontend .Please let me Know or better yet send a picture. Thanks
    Mark wrote on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 (PDT):
  • 80s 820 830s for sale Also electric 730 204239-4784 Canada
    GEORGE MECHLER wrote on Saturday, February 18, 2012 (PST):
  • We have a collection of old jd tractors 2 clyinders and need an 830 w/pony motor. Tractor will not be used for farming, Show only as we are retired farmers If you have one or know someone that has one they would sell please e-mail me. George mechler
    Paul Semrad wrote on Saturday, April 23, 2011 (PDT):
  • We recently bought an 830 and the front belly pan is cracked we would like to fix it properly so if anyone knows where another one is your help would be appreciated.
    Bob Wood wrote on Thursday, April 21, 2011 (PDT):
  • Would like to buy an 830 JD 2cylinder. Must be in good condition. Electric start and hydraulics.
    RUSSELL wrote on Thursday, February 10, 2011 (PST):
    roy w sauder wrote on Friday, May 14, 2010 (PDT):
  • I have a 820 jd in exclent shape that I would be interested in selling or trading or trading. telophone 308-262-0179 cell308-279-0558
    cj wrote on Sunday, April 04, 2010 (PDT):
  • I would like to know if anyone knows where to find rods pistons for a 830 pony motor which needs overhauling
    joel wrote on Sunday, March 21, 2010 (PDT):
  • the 830 is a good tractor, my grandpa has one and it cost him 13,500 is was all finished and looking nice so yes they can go for that much i could believe it. a really good tractor i like to drive it alot
    tom fisel wrote on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 (PST):
  • I have plowed with one of them an you can work all day and still have a smalle on your face and not have to stop at all
    Bennie Snead wrote on Tuesday, November 03, 2009 (PST):
  • Have 1959 830 for sale complety rebuilt used pulling only.
    Kendall Williamson wrote on Saturday, October 31, 2009 (PDT):
  • My uncle owned an 830 and we had a 630 rowcrop and then an 8o. My dad bought the 630 new and I bought it back in the late 80,s from the neighbor,s and still own it. I also bought an 830 in 86 with 5131 hours on it and repaired a few seals and repainted it and changed all oils. I farmed 320 acres with it for 8 or 10 years and always enjoyed the way these tractors sounded and pulled. It has 6825 hours on it now as I just looked. I took it out of the shed this summer and cleaned it up and changed fuel filters and cleaned the pony motor carb as it was gummed up from sitting for 7 years. Both engines run well and was great to hear it run again!! These old 2 cylinder tractor will run huge hours if they are looked after, this one still does not use oil between oil changes. In the spring of 07 there was one in northern Alberta sold for 15,000 and another for I think was 13,500 but don,t know the hours that were on them. They looked in very nice codition from the pic showed. I have a Meade cab that was on it when I bought but took it of this summer when I cleaned it up.
    Brent wrote on Saturday, October 10, 2009 (PDT):
  • I grew up on an R and an 830. They were hauled off the farm by Pete s Salvage in the late eighties or early nineties. Finally found an R that needs front sheet metal and hood and would trade cash, good running 70D and strone little B for an 830. 701 730 4402
    Brent wrote on Saturday, October 10, 2009 (PDT):
  • I grew up on an R and an 830. They were hauled off the farm by Pete s Salvage in the late eighties or early nineties. Finally found an R that needs front sheet metal and hood and would trade cash, good running 70D and strone little B for an 830
    JEFF MEYER wrote on Monday, August 31, 2009 (PDT):
    Levi Akers wrote on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 (PDT):
  • I have an 830 for sale it is restored and ready to work.
    Bruce Flewelling wrote on Saturday, January 05, 2008 (PST):
  • I am interested in buying a John Deere 830 electric start. I would like any information to help me
    Pat Loughlin wrote on Sunday, December 30, 2007 (PST):
  • My dad had a 820 with a pony, I loved working ground with that old tractor.
    Regus Bellanger wrote on Thursday, November 15, 2007 (PST):
  • Hi,What is your price on that 830.
    Rusty wrote on Sunday, September 02, 2007 (PDT):
  • How much horse power does this tractor have Is it basicly the same size as the 820 series PLease write back as soon as possible.Thanl you.
    ryan winjen wrote on Friday, May 18, 2007 (PDT):
  • i had a old 730 diesel and it couldnt out pull a 2wd s-10. we finially scrapped the piece of crap and bought a International Harvester like normal people. u all can suc my kock
    roger wrote on Wednesday, September 27, 2006 (PDT):
  • My neighbor had an 830 diesel. Whenever we wanted to go fishing, we'd park it in the shade, let it idle and the night crawlers would come swarming up out of the ground!
    Marvin wrote on Sunday, February 05, 2006 (PST):
  • My dad bought a new 830 electric start in 1959. I operated it may hours in our ND fields. It was a great tractor. We also bought a 820 with pony start. We previously operated a 70 standard diesel and an R, both with pony start. Never had a problem with the pony engines. All were great tractors. If I had to room to store them, I would buy and restore all four.
    Fanie Terblanche wrote on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 (PST):
  • When farming I had two 730 Diesels,JD 70 gas, JD 720 gas and a 4020 I think the 730 was the best ever made
    Thomas J. George wrote on Monday, January 23, 2006 (PST):
  • I to am in love with the 2 bangers, The bigger the better, 830 being the king. I own a 430 that may be the sweetest in the state of MO. I would still love to hear from this guy that claims that Deere built a 3 cyl 820. Also I have a neighbor who would love 1 oz of your backy. T,J, George.
    George Weikum wrote on Friday, November 25, 2005 (PST):
  • I'm interested in a 80Standard, 820 or 830. I live in Illinois and want a clean machine that is in great shape. 630-878-9401.
    megan wrote on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 (PST):
  • I LOVE IT!!!!! im a really big fan of John deere so anything john deere works for me
    Zeek wrote on Thursday, November 03, 2005 (PST):
  • very nice
    TREVOR BRASHIER wrote on Monday, July 11, 2005 (PDT):
  • I have a John Deere 830 that I am restoring. I am looking for a picture of a F690AH 6-16 plow. Could someone help me please. I am also looking for front weights for an 830 - must be off an 830. regards
    Brian Asmussen wrote on Sunday, June 19, 2005 (PDT):
  • I farmed in sw Ontario,always John Deere if any way possible? My best friend greew up on 2-cylinders, Now 25 years later He gave me the pleasure of ploughing his 45 acreshow hay field down with his fully restored 820 and 5-14"trail plough--------I,ll leave him my estate and first 3 kids for that pleasure, LOL
    Gerald Rader wrote on Sunday, June 05, 2005 (PDT):
  • John Deere made a 3 cyl 820 biginning in 1968 and ending in 1973. Different than the machine in the discussion, but a ligitimate 820.
    Dwight Bitikofer wrote on Thursday, May 26, 2005 (PDT):
  • wayne smith, 1973 and 820 donít fit together. Do you mean a 1957 820?
    wayne smith wrote on Saturday, May 21, 2005 (PDT):
  • I have a 1973 John Deere model 820 with 3400 hours that belongs to my father's estate. It needs minor work but, otherwise, is in good shape. The Tractor Blue Book values it a $4000. I feel this is a bit low. Can anyone give me some accurate input on the value of this tractor?
    Austin Carlisle wrote on Saturday, April 16, 2005 (PDT):
  • I love this tractor
    todd wrote on Tuesday, March 08, 2005 (PST):
  • I have a 820 that could be restored. Condition fair to poor. What would value be?
    STEVE wrote on Sunday, February 20, 2005 (PST):
  • I own a 830 rice special and pull a JD model F690AH 6-16 moldboard plow with it.After making a pass or two in the field,in second gear,to warm up the engine,I then shift to third and reduce engine rpm to 1000 and enjoy the ride! My 4020 can't begin to pull this big trailer plow! I guess the 830 (Known as the SWAMP SOW!) has real horses and not ponies for power and traction!
    Alan Watson wrote on Sunday, February 13, 2005 (PST):
  • Looking for A Big Twin Diesel. Please email w/ as much info as possible & pix if available.Please put "JD Big Twin" in the subject line. Thanks.
    CHRISTOPHER SECOR wrote on Tuesday, February 08, 2005 (PST):
    SCOTT WIGGER wrote on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 (PST):
    John wrote on Saturday, January 15, 2005 (PST):
  • I would like buy JD series D 80 820 830, any condition for restoration. Message me about the price.
    Ron wrote on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 (PST):
  • My wife and I just started collecting and are looking for 2 cyl.John Deeres to restore over the winter.
    John Hein wrote on Monday, January 03, 2005 (PST):
  • I just got a pricsion 830 toy for a gift. It is the black dash model. What year was the back dash made, and what made them more desirable as a collector tractor. I also have a full size 830 but not a black dash. The serial number is 8302994. I owuld like to find and talk to people who have one near this number.
    warren wells wrote on Tuesday, December 07, 2004 (PST):
  • Goodmorning, Would someone please put me in contact with someone that can give me an honest value of my tractor? It is a 1960 730 D electric start with 4-6 volt batteries. Tractor has been shedded all its life, has the original tires and original 2100 hours. I got the tractor from my great uncle 3 months ago, who bought it new in 1960. He quit farming in 1965, but would start the tractor every year and circulate the fluids for 30 minutes or so. I put 4 new batteries in it and it fired right off. I suppose to be absolutely perfect, it would need new paint, but I've heard that in it's original condition might be best. I may want to sell the tractor in the future. Warren Wells Program Manager DHS-OIG (405)522-5880
    Okie Newton wrote on Thursday, November 04, 2004 (PST):
  • I saw one of these just the other day when I unloaded a tractor for a guy. It looked awesome. Since it was the first one I have ever seen in person the guy started it up and let it run for a minute or so. It was something I'll remember a long time.
    craig melville wrote on Monday, September 27, 2004 (PDT):
  • dude! sweet
    mike fuller wrote on Monday, September 27, 2004 (PDT):
  • hey that's a nice tractor you got there! Sweet! what a gem
    mike jane wrote on Sunday, September 26, 2004 (PDT):
  • sweet!
    Howard Woods wrote on Saturday, July 10, 2004 (PDT):
  • Tom Schaefer; Would like to know if your brother-in-laws 830 is still for sale?Would appreciate some history on this machine plus price. Thanks.. Howard
    Tom Schaefer wrote on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 (PDT):
  • My father had a 830 and I grew up driving it I thaught it was an amazing beast. It is a wonderful tractor. My brouther inlaw has it now and wants to sell it.
    loran emrick wrote on Sunday, June 20, 2004 (PDT):
  • I was only 6 years old at the end of ww11 but still remember spending long days on the new jd D that my dad bought right after the war ended and would be real interested in finding a restored D-R-720-820-830 jd tractor
    Jon Rogers wrote on Monday, May 24, 2004 (PDT):
  • I recently had my fathers 1950 MT John Deere Tractor stolen. I was looking forward to restoring the tractor with my son. If anyone out there can give me any ideas of how to track or find my tractor I would appreciate it. Jon
    RICHARD HODSON wrote on Monday, April 12, 2004 (PDT):
    Dwight Raymer wrote on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 (PDT):
  • Would like to buy good sound,straight,running,possibly restored 830 electric start.Must be in excellent condition. call 1-502-845-2675
    Buck Borst wrote on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 (PST):
  • Want to buy an electric start 830 in good condition call 1-515-833-2774 at Redfield Iowa
    Kenneth Bost wrote on Thursday, February 26, 2004 (PST):
  • Want to buy a 830 that is restored call 480-380-1258
    Claude Martin III wrote on Friday, February 13, 2004 (PST):
  • Way back in 1990 or so, I went to my then-room-mate Eardy Weaver's farm-house, in Pennsylvania. His father owned a very nice pony-started 830, and he made it run for us. I have never since seen one of those wonderful machines running, but I distictly remember the excitement I felt when the pony motor was cranking the big twin, as well as the powerful impulse of those big slugs sliding back and forth in that wonderful engine. I've never owned a tractor, but if I did, that's be the one I'd want, that's for sure.
    A. Jason Leedy wrote on Saturday, January 31, 2004 (PST):
  • I would appreciate any info on the Rice Special model of the 830. I have a feeling they just came with wider tires, but you never know. Before my dad restored his you could barely see those words on the hood. I wish he would've replaced those stickers too, but he didn't. He did put some 28L26 tires on the rear and it looks awesome. By the way, I love your 830. It's sweet!
    ac man wrote on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 (PST):
  • 2cylinders for half a century . thats were they screwed up
    Edley Guidry wrote on Sunday, October 19, 2003 (PDT):
  • Please take my comment off,Thank You
    Rod Talor wrote on Tuesday, October 07, 2003 (PDT):
  • Looking for a good 830. please send price and condition.
    Allen Huber wrote on Friday, October 03, 2003 (PDT):
  • My Dad bought a new 830 in 1959 Iwas 9 years old he bought the tractor five bottom plow packer pony drill for 6000.00 it was awonderful tractor I spent a good part of my youth on that tractor you could work all day on 35 gallons of fuel I still have the original operator,s manual. 701-255-3019
    Edley Guidry wrote on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PDT):
  • oops,I forgot to give my phone number ,337 582 3692,fax 337 582 1429,cell 337 794 7648. thank you Edley
    Edley Guidry wrote on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PDT):
  • I have a 830 2cly.d, tractor for sale,runs good,pony motor runs and starts big engine but needs card kit.I bought tractor from Shorty Deer, A good man.My email is not working now ,but you can call me and i will send pictures,price for tractor is 6,000.oo ,Thank you
    JD 830 Diesel wrote on Saturday, August 30, 2003 (PDT):
  • 6712 tractors of this model were produced. Mfg'd in 1958-60. 471.4 CID engine. Drawbar 69.66 hp, Drawbar/belt 75.6 hp. Max pull 8667 lbs. Max speed in 6th gear 12.75 mph. Weight of 7850 pounds soaking wet. Never been known to be carried off on the shoulder of even the strongest thief. A very nice (working) collectors item.
    Doug Miller wrote on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 (PDT):
  • We have a 1960, JD 830 D direct start....One powerful tractor and in great shape, and a 70 D. 630 GAS, 430, 420, 2-b'S,A, 50 AND a 60....and one ole Farmall love those putt putts
    Jon Lees wrote on Saturday, May 10, 2003 (PDT):
  • I drove an 830 in the spring of 1976 on my cousin's farm at Athabasca,Alberta.I spent best part of 4 weeks driving it, mainly with a 12foot chisel plough behind, only got struck the once. It was my first trip to Alberta, and my cousin's first crop, a spring to remember. Visited there last summer, they are now running a JD9400, a little bigger than the 830 but does not hold the happy memory. Would like a day working one again one day, all the best, Jon Lees.
    chris overstake wrote on Thursday, March 06, 2003 (PST):
  • I have a 830 and it is has the most luging power and has served it pupose for doing most everthing aroundthe farm
    Bruce Bartak wrote on Wednesday, February 05, 2003 (PST):
  • I am looking to buy a 830. If anybody has one for sell contact me at blbartak at
    Terry Traxson wrote on Tuesday, November 05, 2002 (PST):
  • I decided to do one of my reports for a college class on this tractor primarily because my dad owned two of them. I grew up on a farm in rural southeast kansas, and I still love to think of the symetrical sound of the massive 2 cylinder diesel. I was wondering if anyone knows where I might get some more technical information on this tractor (I am researching the engine in particular). The tractors that my dad owned was an agricultural as well as an industrial. One website that I visited said that there was only 127 industrial versions produced. Anyway, thanks for the help!
    Lawrence Kole wrote on Saturday, October 26, 2002 (PDT):
  • We had an 820 and an 830 Rice Special on the farm were I grew up in Chambers Co. Tex. I spent many many days on those tractors working up the heavy gumbo soil on our farm pulling molboard plows, disks, harrows and pulling rice carts during the harvest. There is no way I could have known back then in the '50's and '60's how lonesome I would get someday just to hear that sound again. I yearn to hear that comforting authority of the sound of those tractors again. Gosh, I do so desperately need to hear them again.
    Dan Pigg wrote on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 (PDT):
  • The Pigg family has one brought up from around St. Charles, Arkansas. At the time we bought it, it was newly overhauled. After we used it awhile, it acted a little lethargic, so we took it down to Sullivan (IN) and put it on a dyno. Only put out 46 horses - too low. Something must be wrong. We changed fuel filters, and put it back on the dyno and it put out right at 70. Acted a lot more "lively". Needs something to do now. I work here at the college in Terre Haute.
    brian jensen wrote on Sunday, September 01, 2002 (PDT):
  • up here in alberta canada i have restored 1955 standard 70tractor.i have won several pulling compitionings. but now i have just bought a 830 d and look out that rest of you.i love the hop they do when running slow.
    Don Davidson wrote on Thursday, August 29, 2002 (PDT):
  • I had both an "80" pony start and an "830" 24v direct start when I was farming here in western ND. Both were great tractors. I had a 9ft dozer blade on the "80" because I could always get it started in the winter with the pony start. My "830" looked as good as the one in the picture. They were both great pullers!!! And they sounded great!! As good as any Harley!!
    Denis Michaud wrote on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 (PDT):
  • Hey.. I spent a lot of hours on a 820 between 1965 and 1970 on my father's farm. I loved that tractor. It sounded powerful and was powerful. I impressed a lot of my city slicker friends with the gas starting motor, it made everything look complicated and made me look like an engineer!
    jeff cruce wrote on Wednesday, July 03, 2002 (PDT):
  • I have plowed with 730D and a little with 830D and the 830Dhas different sounding clunk when it is idling than the 730D.
    Chris Muse wrote on Sunday, May 05, 2002 (PDT):
  • My grandpa has an 830 Diesel power steering John Deere. It was a very nice tractor. I love old John Deere's. 830's are my favorite.
    Amanda Taylor wrote on Monday, April 29, 2002 (PDT):
  • HEY! I am 14 y.o. and I love to pull tractors. John Deere is my favorite make. When I was 9 I pulled an 830 J.D. at our anuall Flywheel Festival here in Houston Mississippi. I really really want one, but my dad says they are too big and i cant get one! Well if u got ne questions about our tractor pull or anything just emial me my emial is mandy_tatortot at
    Ken Barrie wrote on Wednesday, March 13, 2002 (PST):
  • I have driven the 720, 70,A,B. I owned a JD 70 diesel at one time. Spent many hours listening to that putt-putt. they all were good pulling tractors for there size. I believe that if they were made new today they would sell like hotcackes. I'm looking for a 720 diesel electric start in good running order-wide front;(Michigan)
    PHILIP KRUSE wrote on Wednesday, March 06, 2002 (PST):
  • I'am a tractor collector send me an email if yoiu are serious about a sale always on the lookout
    Jenny Mixon wrote on Thursday, February 28, 2002 (PST):
  • I'm young, but I have an "liking" for the "old tractors." I want to buy an 830 and restore it. Maybe one day.
    David Hagan wrote on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 (PST):
  • Can you email me when you get a john deere 4020 diesel picture? Thanks David
    A. Jason Leedy wrote on Tuesday, January 08, 2002 (PST):
  • My Dad had his '59 830 restored and it is awesome, just like any 830 is awesome. What is up with the exhaust stack? Is that an original style? I think it looks funny but I love the tractor! Cool front wheel weights too.
    Vance Smith wrote on Tuesday, November 06, 2001 (PST):
  • My father, grandfather, and uncle all had 830's. My cousins brother and I would plow together. These are some of my fondest memories. My uncle bought a 4010 when they were introduced, but it couldn't pull with the 830's.
    Wiley wrote on Friday, October 12, 2001 (PDT):
  • I am interested in buying a good JD 820/830 tractor. tks wiley
    Kris wrote on Saturday, August 18, 2001 (PDT):
  • My Dad, his brother and brother in law each had a "830". Another brother had a "R" and a 1943 "A", and another a 1938 "AR". Most owned other two-cylinders before these. They all lived with in a mile of each other. So it is safe to say I grew up around a lot of John Deeres. They were the first tractors I drove. As a child before that if it wasn't a John Deere it wasn't really a tractor. Every time I see an old two-cylinder John Deere, no matter where in the country it is, it brings back such a memory of my family and my heritage. My Dad traded a "70" diesel standard{that he bought new in 1955}for the "830" in 1965. He often regretted that he hadn't bought a new "4020" instead. I agree with him that we should of had a "4020", but I sure enjoy the sound of the "830". And no it is not for sale. Kris
    Sandy Van Orman wrote on Sunday, July 01, 2001 (PDT):
  • I collect antiques,too. I have 2 730's and R and 60,and an 830. I also collect 5010's and 6030's and also have the new ones too. Looking for others antiques too. Would like to have a " D " at a reasonable price. I also collect the toys,of these tractors. My wife and son collect anything that's John Deere.
    Ron Reilly Edgerton Wi 504 Albion rd 53534 wrote on Saturday, June 23, 2001 (PDT):
  • Hi Iwood love to have one like this one I am a member of The Rock River Thresheree By one that's it I wood like to fine 830 all restore and all new tires on it. Iam look for 2 JD running gear's used or restore Thank you all
    Travis wrote on Monday, June 18, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have been a Case man in the past, restoring a 51 DC, 37 CC and a 27 L. However, my father and I were watching a tractor pull and when he saw the 830 hook up, his memories were brought to life. Could someone help me find an 830 to fulfill a sarcastic birthday wish? Thanks Travis
    Blake Tucker wrote on Thursday, May 17, 2001 (PDT):
  • I love your tractor and I would like to buy one like yours to restore if any one can help me find one I would be very interested thank you. PH (270)-668-1445
    Dale Wilder wrote on Thursday, April 05, 2001 (PDT):
  • Yes I have a close friend here in mn who has one it's not quit as beautiful as this one but it's quit the work horse we use it to pull trees, after we've cut them down and on occassions to pull stumps out. Like I said it's a real work horse.He's interested in find for sale any tractor that's in the bracket of the like 430,530,etc. THANKS FOR THE LOOK SEE
    Dale Wilder wrote on Thursday, April 05, 2001 (PDT):
  • Yes I have a close friend here in mn who has one it's not quit as beautiful as this one but it's quit the work horse we use it to pull trees, after we've cut them down and on occassions to pull stumps out. Like I said it's a real work horse.He's interested in find for sale any tractor that's in the bracket of the like 430,530,etc. THANKS FOR THE LOOK SEE
    barbra ann wrote on Friday, December 01, 2000 (PST):
  • we have an 830, last used in 1974 for soybeans. Electric start in perfect condition. Still used around the farm when we need the power. One of the all time greats and one of the last REAL John Deeres produced.
    ken wrote on Saturday, November 18, 2000 (PST):
  • I may be interested in selling a 1960 830. Very good cindition. 24 volt start. 23.1/26 rear tires
    Jose wrote on Wednesday, November 15, 2000 (PST):
  • I had a 830 my dog fell off and I ran over him. I sold it soon after becasue it was posessed by the devil.
    Charles Ray wrote on Wednesday, November 15, 2000 (PST):
  • My son and I drove a good 720 with pony start around Sat. Did any of the 820's or 830's ever have a three point hitch? Can they be put on aftermarket? I have a 40 and MT J.D. for sale, needing mostly cosmetics, $1000 each, both have run recently.
    Len Freeman wrote on Monday, October 16, 2000 (PDT):
  • I met a Farmall man in Illinois this summer who showed me a picture of what he called "the only decent John Deere ever made". It was red. The story goes, that this JD was purchased for use at an airport and it was ordered painted red so that it could be seen by pilots while it was working around the runway. I have a 1938 model D JD here in Florida near final restoration and ready for parade duty. It will always be my favorite color - GREEN!
    Pam Conklin wrote on Sunday, October 08, 2000 (PDT):
  • Could someone tell me if there was ever a red John Deere. I was at a Farm Show, where a man told me there was at one time. I would like to know more on this and see a picture if anyone can help. We recently bought a can of red John Deere paint, and wondered about it too. Thank you Pam Conklin
    Brett Nelson wrote on Friday, September 29, 2000 (PDT):
  • nice tractor,real interested in this type of tractor,wish i had one
    Alfred in Illinois wrote on Sunday, September 03, 2000 (PDT):
  • will rebuild pony motors, starters, alternators, and generators from anything, also magnetos. If interested call me at 217-354-2743, all work guaranteed. Cell ph. 217-274-0788, or217-497-4437. Also interested in purchasing a running 720 wheatland, 730 wheatland, and 830. address is; Alfred Gritton 309 E. US. Rte. 150 Oakwood, IL. 61858
    Ian Kentish wrote on Tuesday, August 15, 2000 (PDT):
  • In responce to Vernon , July 27 , 2000 . My sentiments exactly , Vernon experience was on a n 820 what a wonderful tractor , my friend Jim Barry had three tractors the 820 an AW6 and a Chamberlain Super 90 on a wheat farm at Manangatang in the Victorian Mallee , Australia .....the AW6 should'nt have been there ! the Super 90 (471 GM ) just had the edge on the 820 (only just) but used twice as much fuel ! and the NOISE that comes out of a 471 fully loaded , all those years ago and my ears are yet to recover ! the John was absolute cream ! ......if only I had a bigger backyard !!! Cheers and thanks for reviving the memories !
    vernon wrote on Thursday, July 27, 2000 (PDT):
  • I spent manyhappy hours onan 830 in the wheat fields of central Montana. It was always a thrill to crank the small gas engine pull the compression release then engage the starter when the compression was released the first few POPs were a feeling all there own!!!!
    Josh wrote on Saturday, May 20, 2000 (PDT):
  • I would love to buy A 730 or 830 gas or Diesel Electric start in good condition. E-Mail me
    bm wrote on Saturday, May 20, 2000 (PDT):
  • I heard of a 830 selling for 11,000
    anonymous north dakotan wrote on Sunday, April 02, 2000 (PDT):
  • my grandfather had an 820 he used it alot it now sits with a stuck enginge i hope to fix it up. i have always loved john deere model r's, 820's,and 830's
    Jason D. Wahl wrote on Saturday, March 18, 2000 (PST):
  • I am from New Braunfels, Texas and have several friends who share my hobby of restoring 2-cyl. JOHN DEERES'. Mike Henk is one of those, he owns a somewhat rare 830I or idustrial version of the 830. It is idustrial yellow of course and has electric start with the 12/24 volt system. It will give an Oliver 6-cyl. diesel tractor a run for it's money in our local tractor pulls!!! This is the only one out of three that survived Dean Word Co. here in N.B. Tx.
    Triple C Tractor Finders wrote on Wednesday, March 08, 2000 (PST):
  • We have 3 electric 830"s for sale . These are Canadian tractors that are available with different rear tire sizes. These tractors can be delivered in early May. Contact Mark at 2042394784.
    keith joas wrote on Friday, February 25, 2000 (PST):
  • I own a jd 830 deisel RICE SPECIAL
    Mark Heagy wrote on Friday, January 28, 2000 (PST):
    JR Wilkening wrote on Monday, January 17, 2000 (PST):
  • I am intersted in 830,R,Johndeers,would like to know of tractors for sale .
    JR Wilkening wrote on Monday, January 17, 2000 (PST):
  • I am interested in a 830,R,Johndeers, would like to know of tractors for sale.
    K welden wrote on Friday, December 17, 1999 (PST):
  • Have 330 JD, MH Pony ,Farmall Cub, Cockshutt 60. Other collectables , access to more. Click me.
    Elmer Hallgren wrote on Monday, December 06, 1999 (PST):
  • I have a JD 820 1958 Diesel. was looking for someone to give me a price of what it is worth? Please E-mail me at the above address. PS i also own a JD 4020 1963 was looking for the value also.
    RODRIGO GONZALEZ VERDUGO wrote on Friday, November 26, 1999 (PST):
    M.L. Goodknight wrote on Thursday, November 11, 1999 (PST):
  • I don't know a whole lot about these two cylinder diesels; but I understand on the R through the 830 the pony was a weakness; were they prone to wear out quickly and expensive to re build? The few of them I remember in this area seemed to be very long lifed otherwise
    John Marchino wrote on Monday, November 08, 1999 (PST):
  • To Bob in the comments. Says brother has one in Indiana and needs parts for the rear end. I have the parts but he has no address. I also have a few 820's that I farm with. I also farm in Indiana.. Let me know what you need BOB .... Thank you 812 726 4646 J Marchino
    Brian Palmer wrote on Friday, October 29, 1999 (PDT):
  • This is one of tractors I want we hve a 630, but I wouldn't mind having this one too
    Clayton wrote on Sunday, October 17, 1999 (PDT):
  • Interested in 830 for sale. Please email information to; kopla at
    David Barnard wrote on Sunday, October 10, 1999 (PDT):
  • My dads boss has on of these 830 and the moters lock up and it has been setting since 92 and I want it so bad it can pull a 21 foot disc on 125 acers a day
    bob kelley wrote on Thursday, September 30, 1999 (PDT):
  • my brother has one of these dudes. He uses it for farming in Indiana ever year. He needs parts for the rear end. I would like to know of any in that area. Thank You BOB
    STEVE DAVIS wrote on Friday, September 10, 1999 (PDT):
    Ben Brown wrote on Monday, July 19, 1999 (PDT):

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