John Deere 440 Skidder Specs

Manufacturer: John Deere
Type: Skidder
Dubuque, Iowa, USA
Welland, Ontario, Canada

John Deere 440 Engines

John Deere 3.3L 4-cyl diesel
John Deere 3.0L 4-cyl gasoline

John Deere 440 Transmission

8-speed partially synchronized

John Deere 440 Power

Engine: 59 hp


Chassis: 4×4 articulated 4WD
Steering: articulated power
Brakes: hydraulic wet disc
Cab: Four-post ROPS.


Fuel: 24 gal
Hydraulic system: 16 gal


Type: closed center
Capacity: 16 gal
Pressure: 2000 psi
Pump flow: 23 gpm

Dimensions & Tires:

Wheelbase: 89 inches (226 cm)
Weight: 11710 to 11840 pounds
Front tire: 14.9×28 or 16.9×30
Rear tire: 14.9×28 or 16.9×30


Charging system: alternator
Batteries: 1 (2 Opt)
Battery volts: 12
Battery AH: 90


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John Deere Diesel

Displacement: 202 ci (3.3 L)
Bore/Stroke: 3.875×4.31 inches (98 x 109 mm)
Power: 59 hp (44.0 kW)
Air cleaner: oil bath
Compression: 16.7:1
Rated RPM: 2500
Idle RPM: 1500-2500
Torque: 145 lb-ft (196.6 Nm)
Torque RPM: 1300
Starter: electric
Starter volts: 12
Oil capacity: 6 qts (5.7 L)
Coolant capacity: 12 qts (11.4 L)

John Deere Gasoline

Displacement: 180 ci (3.0 L)
Bore/Stroke: 3.875×3.875 inches (98 x 98 mm)
Power: 59 hp (44.0 kW)
Air cleaner: oil bath
Compression: 7.5:1
Rated RPM: 2500
Idle RPM: 1500-2500
Torque: 145 lb-ft (196.6 Nm)
Torque RPM: 1300
Starter: electric
Starter: volts 12
Oil capacity: 6 qts (5.7 L)
Coolant capacity: 12 qts (11.4 L)

Transmission: Synchro-Range

Type: partially synchronized
Gears: 8 forward and 3 reverse
Clutch: 304.8mm dry disc
Oil capacity: 64 qts (60.6 L)


John Deere 440 Tires

Front: 14.9×28 or 16.9×30 Rear: 14.9×28 or 16.930


Wheelbase: 89 inches (226 cm)
Length: 206 inches (523 cm)
Width: 90 inches (228 cm)
Height (ROPS): 103 inches (261 cm)
Gas Shipping weight: 11710 lbs (5311 kg)
Diesel Shipping weight: 11840 lbs (5370 kg)
Ground clearance: 18.25 inches (46 cm)
Front/Rear tread: 73 inches (185 cm)

Attachment overview

The 440 was equipped with a 14,500 pound winch and 70-inch high arch.

Optional 72″ Blade:

Manufacturer: John Deere
Style: front-mount
Width: 72 inches (182 cm)
Height: 20 inches (50 cm)
Lift: 47.5 inches (120 cm)
Cut: 9.75 inches (24 cm)

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