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cat2
02-16-2010, 09:02 PM
Is this tractor any good? Any known problems with this model? Hows the 329 engine hold up?

Heavyduty1
02-17-2010, 08:52 AM
You can try a search of a 4030 on tymag.com and see what problems they may have.

wanabe
02-17-2010, 11:06 AM
We had one when I was younger, don't remember a whole lot about it except it never had any problems. My grandpa said it was the best tractor he ever had. Broke my heart when he traded it in about 15 years ago. I always wanted to restore it. Is this one a open station 4 post with the top, or a cab model?

farmerknowsbest
02-17-2010, 12:24 PM
You will likely be pleased with the tractor if you buy it. One of Deere's most successful tractors they ever made. Nearly all of the 4030's and more popular 4020's are still in service and utility tractors on farms across North America. From what I've heard a bullet proof engine and transmission.

What are your plans for the tractor?

Warren

ksss
02-17-2010, 01:09 PM
You will likely be pleased with the tractor if you buy it. One of Deere's most successful tractors they ever made. Nearly all of the 4030's and more popular 4020's are still in service and utility tractors on farms across North America. From what I've heard a bullet proof engine and transmission.

What are your plans for the tractor?

Warren

The 4030 was built from 73-77. This tractor is not the same series as the 4020. This tractor is was not as popular as some of the other 30 series tractors were. The 4020 was popular but was a different animal all together than were the 30 series machines.

You may have seen this but here is a link.
http://www.tractordata.com/farm-tractors/000/0/7/79-john-deere-4030.html

farmerknowsbest
02-17-2010, 01:22 PM
The 4030 was built from 73-77. This tractor is not the same series as the 4020. This tractor is was not as popular as some of the other 30 series tractors were. The 4020 was popular but was a different animal all together than were the 30 series machines.

You may have seen this but here is a link.
http://www.tractordata.com/farm-tractors/000/0/7/79-john-deere-4030.html

Wow, yep. Definitely screwed that one up. HAHA. Not sure where my mind was while typing. :hammerhead:

Well, the 30 series tractors were also extremely popular. Talk to any Deere fan about great tractors and the 4430 and 4440 will come up in conversation. (4430 is the same tractor as the 4030 but with more hp)

Only negative I've heard on the 30 series was the air cleaner and muffler were too close together and in certain conditions the tractor would suck exhaust. That being said Deere did nothing to change the design until the 60 series so it can't have been that wide spread of an issue.

The original "SoundGuard" cab really didn't live up to its name so don't expect a really quiet ride.

Warren

cat2
02-17-2010, 05:44 PM
Thanks for all the great info, The one i'm looking has the soundguard cab, heat, air, radio. Going to use it for hay,cutting,raking,baling.



Hows the 329 engine hold up?

wanabe
02-17-2010, 07:47 PM
Go over to www.newagtalk.com and post and see what they say. Very good group of guys over there that can prob tell you more than you ever wanted to know.

JCLawn and more
02-17-2010, 07:57 PM
My dad had a 4430. The engine blocks are the same. It was his favorite tractor he ever had. He was a dairy farmer for 23 years.

JCLawn and more
02-17-2010, 08:00 PM
Only negative I've heard on the 30 series was the air cleaner and muffler were too close together and in certain conditions the tractor would suck exhaust. That being said Deere did nothing to change the design until the 60 series so it can't have been that wide spread of an issue.


Warren

My dads 4430 had the air cleaner under the hood. The last couple of years in the series had that change. They are on the rare side.

JCLawn and more
02-17-2010, 08:02 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2409/2315239555_4cbf547dfc.jpg?v=0
this is the same tractor as my dad's

wanabe
02-17-2010, 08:55 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2409/2315239555_4cbf547dfc.jpg?v=0
this is the same tractor as my dad's

Thats a sharp tractor! If it only had the long axles....

JCLawn and more
02-18-2010, 07:04 AM
my dads did. I assume your talking about duals. He had duals. He also had the heavy front axle because he had a blade for it, 10 speed power shift, 5 steps with a railing instead of the 2 step stock one that feels like your climbing up mount Everest. But it was in the same condition. I think he had the engine turned up like 10hp or something. The power shift ones robs some power, but are nice with a blade. You don't have to use the clutch on them.

JCLawn and more
02-18-2010, 07:07 AM
hey, there is a really sharp 4630 or 4640 for sale by a guy I know. I live in hillsdale county. I don't know where you live in michigan. It has low hours, has duals, cab, and looks perfect.

JCLawn and more
02-18-2010, 07:09 AM
It looks like this

cat2
02-18-2010, 08:59 AM
I'm roughly 4 1/2 hours away. How much does he want for it?

wanabe
02-18-2010, 09:24 AM
[QUOTE=JCLawn and more;3423159]It looks like this[/QUOTE

I spent alot of days in a 46 just like that one.

JCLawn and more
02-18-2010, 04:37 PM
left him a message on his phone, I will contact you when I hear back. I think its around 160hp or something in that range. I have no idea on the price.

jd270
02-18-2010, 05:07 PM
ive never heard anything about the muffler intake issue ...........the 4630 will have a 404 in it and the 4640 went to the 466 the 40 series will have a hydro ride seat in the 30 seires the powershift was a 8 speed the 46s had a compleatly different rear end than the 44s

jd270
02-18-2010, 05:15 PM
the 4640 is proabably around 20,000 i traded my 4640 for a newholland tg285 and they gave me 25,000 for my 4640 it had 3900 hrs

JCLawn and more
02-18-2010, 07:19 PM
$12,000 with 8500 hours.

JCLawn and more
02-18-2010, 07:23 PM
here is the listing for it on tractor house http://www.tractorhouse.com/listingsdetail/detail.aspx?OHID=5524078 it has been sitting in the barn for a few years and has only been out to just drive around or very light work.

J. Peterson Grading
02-18-2010, 10:37 PM
What Deere was doing with the Sound Gaurd cabs was this, up untill 1973, deere and most of the other tractor manufactures were using cabs that were either aftermarket (Hiniker, or Cozy) or come sort of factory type cab. All these cabs were, were a bolt on, loud azz rattle can. They had heat, some had air and all were loud.

Deere was the first company to address the cab noise issues, and the first to do it from the factory.

With every model, for the 30 series on up, they made improvements in cab and noise quality. Example, 30 series cabs had a lot of metal still showing, Cab/Rop posts, by the 55 series the metal was covered with plastic. The 30 series had a spring cushion seat the 40 series had a hydraulic seat. 50 series had an air seat. All cab improvements were geared twords the operator.

Deere fell behind in tractor advancements for a few years due to them making the basic 4000 series for so many years, 1973 untill 1992. During this time CaseIH released the magnum line and really cut into Deeres market share. Deere didn't have much of an awnser untill the early 90's 1992 saw the (6000, 7000 series) then in 1994 the 8000 series came out. The newer series has been tweaked and revamped way more then the older series ever was.

4030's are good tractors. I have never seen one with a 10 speed power shift though. Deere had an 8 speed then a 16 speed. Most 30 series had a quad range shifter. It was a bit of a rare thing to see a power shift unit.

Grandpa had a 4020 turbo, a 4430 and a 4630. When he retired my uncle traded the 4630 for a 8100, then got a 8410. He still has the 4020 and the 4430. I am pretty sure the 4020 will out last all of us. its also the tractor that I first learned to operate.

Sorry guys, I just kinda know tractors.

J.

jd270
02-18-2010, 11:21 PM
the 50 series still had the hydraulic seat ive never seen a factory 4020 turbo ive seen them with the aftermarket turbo

JCLawn and more
02-19-2010, 07:05 AM
maybe it was a 8 speed, I don't think it was a 16. I do know it was power shift though.

JCLawn and more
02-19-2010, 07:44 AM
well, it could of been 12 forward and 4 reverse. If that is how they get a 16 speed. I was thinking 8 forward and 2 reverse or something, that's how I got 10, but I don't remember.

Fieldman12
02-20-2010, 08:47 PM
I use to drive a 4030 and a 4230 in my younger years. Both where very good tractors. The 4230 had a rattle can for a cab so it was removed. I have allot of fond memories side dressing corn on that 4230 at about 18 years old. Man that thing was awesome to drive. I have drove many Deere's over the years. I use to disk, run a finish tool, and cultivate beans with a 4650 FWA. That tractor was so sweat to run. I run allot of different brands back then with cabs and I must say Deere had one of the best and most quite cabs out. I remember when the 9000 series Deere combines came out. We use to talk about how quite they where in the cabs and how you stayed so clean in them. Gleaner and IH had a pretty good cabs back then also on there combines.

wanabe
02-20-2010, 09:57 PM
What Deere was doing with the Sound Gaurd cabs was this, up untill 1973, deere and most of the other tractor manufactures were using cabs that were either aftermarket (Hiniker, or Cozy) or come sort of factory type cab. All these cabs were, were a bolt on, loud azz rattle can. They had heat, some had air and all were loud.

Deere was the first company to address the cab noise issues, and the first to do it from the factory.

With every model, for the 30 series on up, they made improvements in cab and noise quality. Example, 30 series cabs had a lot of metal still showing, Cab/Rop posts, by the 55 series the metal was covered with plastic. The 30 series had a spring cushion seat the 40 series had a hydraulic seat. 50 series had an air seat. All cab improvements were geared twords the operator.

Deere fell behind in tractor advancements for a few years due to them making the basic 4000 series for so many years, 1973 untill 1992. During this time CaseIH released the magnum line and really cut into Deeres market share. Deere didn't have much of an awnser untill the early 90's 1992 saw the (6000, 7000 series) then in 1994 the 8000 series came out. The newer series has been tweaked and revamped way more then the older series ever was.

4030's are good tractors. I have never seen one with a 10 speed power shift though. Deere had an 8 speed then a 16 speed. Most 30 series had a quad range shifter. It was a bit of a rare thing to see a power shift unit.

Grandpa had a 4020 turbo, a 4430 and a 4630. When he retired my uncle traded the 4630 for a 8100, then got a 8410. He still has the 4020 and the 4430. I am pretty sure the 4020 will out last all of us. its also the tractor that I first learned to operate.

Sorry guys, I just kinda know tractors.

J.


Thats news to me that the 50 series had a air seat. I have never been in a soundguard that had a air seat.

farmerknowsbest
02-20-2010, 11:22 PM
Thats news to me that the 50 series had a air seat. I have never been in a soundguard that had a air seat.

They were optional. My 8440 has an air ride seat.

Warren