John Deere 440C Skidder Specs


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

John Deere 440C Engines

John Deere 4.5L 4-cyl diesel:
Fuel Tank: 42 gal (159 L)

John Deere 440C Transmission

6-speed partially synchronized

John Deere 440C Power

Engine (gross): 76 hp
Engine (net): 70hp


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


Type: Closed Center
Pressure: 2000 psi (137.9 bar)
Pump Flow: 25 gpm (94.6 lpm)

Dimensions & Tires:

Wheelbase: 106 inches (269 cm)
Weight: 16525 pounds
Front tire: 18.4×26
Rear tire: 18.4×26


Charging system: alternator
batteries: 2
Battery volts: 12


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Engine Details

John Deere Diesel

Displacement: 276 ci (4.5 L)
Bore/Stroke: 4.19×5.00 inches (106 x 127 mm)
Power: 76 hp (56.7 kW)
Air Cleaner: dry
Rated RPM: 2200
Torque: 220 lb-ft (298.3 Nm)
Torque RPM: 1200
Starter: electric
Starter volts: 12
Oil capacity: 15 qts (14.2 L)
Coolant capacity: 32 qts (30.3 L)

Transmission: Synchro-Range

Type: partially synchronized
Gears: 6 forward and 3 reverse
Clutch: 280mm dry disc
Speeds (2200rpm): 2-15 mph

John Deere 440C Tires

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


Wheelbase: 106 inches (269 cm)
Length: 239 inches (607 cm)
Height (ROPS): 92.4 inches (234 cm)
Synchro Shipping weight: 16525 lbs (7495 kg)

Attachment overview

The John Deere 440C Skidder 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: 51 inches (129 cm)
Lift: 48 inches (121 cm)
Cut: 9.5 inches (24 cm)