John Deere 440B Skidder Specs


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

John Deere 440B Engines

John Deere 3.6L 4-cyl diesel:
Fuel Tank: 24 gal (90.8 L)

John Deere 440B Transmission

8-speed partially synchronized
8-speed full power shift

John Deere 440B Power

Engine (gross): 75.5 hp


Chassis: 4×4 articulated 4WD
Final Drives: Planetary
Differential Lock: Hydraulic Front
Steering: articulated power
Brakes: Hydraulic Wet Disc
Cab: Four-post ROPS.


Type: Closed Center
Pressure: 2000 psi (137.9 bar)
Pump Flow: 28 gpm (106 lpm)

Dimensions & Tires:

Wheelbase: 89 inches (226 cm)
Weight: 12250 to 14200 pounds
Front tire: 18.4×26
Rear tire: 18.4×26


Charging system: alternator
Battery volts: 12


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Engine Details

John Deere Diesel

Displacement: 219 ci (3.6 L)
Bore/Stroke: 4.02×4.33 inches (102 x 110 mm)
Power: 75.5 hp (56.3 kW)
Air Cleaner: dry
Compression: 16.7:1
Rated RPM: 2500
Torque: 173 lb-ft (234.6 Nm)
Torque RPM: 1500
Starter: electric
Starter volts: 12
Oil capacity: 9 qts (8.5 L)
Coolant capacity: 16 qts (15.1 L)

Transmission: Synchro-Range

Type: partially synchronized
Gears: 8 forward and 4 reverse
Clutch: 304.8mm dry disc
Oil capacity: 32 qts (30.3 L)


Transmission: Power-Shift

Type: Full Power Shift
Gears: 8 forward and 4 reverse
Clutch: Hydraulic Wet Discs
Oil capacity: 36 qts (34.1 L)


John Deere 440B Tires

Front:16.9×30 or 18.4×2626 Rear:16.9×30 or 18.4×26


Wheelbase: 89 inches (226 cm)
Length: 208 inches (528 cm)
Height (ROPS): 94 inches (238 cm)
Synchro Shipping weight: 12250 lbs (5556 kg)
PowerShift Shipping weight: 14200 lbs (6441 kg)

Attachment overview

The 440A was equipped with a 17,300 pound winch and 70-inch high arch.

Optional 72″ Blade:

Manufacturer: John Deere
Style: front-mount
Width: 72 inches (182 cm)
Height: 32 inches (50 cm)
Lift: 52 inches (120 cm)
Cut: 12 inches (24 cm)