John Deere 790 (2000-2002)

The John Deere 790 is a compact utility tractor produced between 2000 and 2002. It was manufactured by Yanmar and distributed by John Deere. This versatile tractor is designed for various agricultural and landscaping tasks. It offers both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive options, providing flexibility for different working conditions. The John Deere 790 features a reliable Yanmar 3-cylinder diesel engine known for its power and efficiency. Additionally, it comes with an unsynchronized transmission with multiple gear options for different applications. This tractor model is built with a focus on durability and utility, making it a popular choice among farmers and property owners. Its compact size and mechanical features make it suitable for a wide range of tasks, from mowing to light excavation work.

DistributorJohn Deere
Built inJapan
Engine Detail
EngineYanmar 3TNE84
Displacement91.3 cubic inches (1.5 liters)
Bore/Stroke3.31×3.54 inches (84 x 90 mm)
Power (gross)30 horsepower (22.4 kW)
Air CleanerDry
Compression Ratio18:1
Rated RPM2600
Starter Volts12
Oil Capacity4.2 quarts (4.0 liters)
Gears8 forward and 2 reverse
Oil Capacity16 quarts (15.1 liters)
Oil TypeLow Viscosity HY-Gard
Engine (gross)30 horsepower (22.4 kW)
PTO (claimed)26 horsepower (19.4 kW)
Two- or four-wheel drive
2WD SteeringManual
4WD SteeringHydrostatic power
Fuel6.3 gallons (23.8 liters)
Hydraulic System4 gallons (15.1 liters)
Front Differential2.32 quarts (2.2 liters)
TypeOpen center
Capacity4 gallons (15.1 liters)
Pressure2050 psi (141.3 bar)
Pump Flow5.4 gpm (20.4 lpm)
Steering Flow4.2 gpm (15.9 lpm)
Steering Pressure2050 psi (141.3 bar)
Tractor Hitch
Rear TypeI
Rear Lift (at 24″/610mm)815 lbs (369 kg)
Power Take-off (PTO)
Rear PTOTransmission, live (two-stage clutch)
Rear PTO Type540
Mid PTO Type2100
Ag Front6.00-12 (early), 2WD
Ag Rear12.4-16 (early), 11.2-24
Lawn/Turf Front25×8.50-14
Lawn/Turf Rear13.6-16
Industrial Front25×8.50-14
Industrial Rear15.0-19.6
Wheelbase60.4 inches (153 cm)
Length87.8 inches (223 cm), 111 inches (with 3-point) (281 cm)
Height (Hood)51.2 inches (130 cm)
Height (ROPS)82 inches (208 cm)
2WD Weight1,930 lbs (875 kg)
4WD Weight2,105 lbs (954 kg)
60″ Mower Deck
TypeMid-mount John Deere
Blades3-blade with hydraulic lift
Cutting Width60 inches (152 cm)
Weight325 lbs (147 kg)
Overall Width72.5 inches (184 cm)
Cut Height1 to 8.75 inches (2 to 22 cm)
66″ Blade (Front-Mount)
Width66 inches (167 cm)
Height25.75 inches (65 cm)
Lift13 inches (33 cm)
Cut5.5 inches (13 cm)
Weight474 lbs (215 kg)
70 Loader
Lift (Full at Pin)755 lbs (342 kg)
Breakout (at Pin)1,300 lbs (589 kg)
Breakout (Bucket)1,570 lbs (712 kg)
Reach (Dumped)31 inches (78 cm)
Reach (Ground)46 inches (116 cm)
Rollback (Ground Line)22°
Height (at Pin)77 inches (195 cm)
Clearance (Dumped)62.5 inches (158 cm)
Raise2.7 seconds
Dump2.0 seconds
Lower2.6 seconds
Rollback2.0 seconds
Bucket Width48 inches (121 cm)
Bucket Capacity0.17 cu yd (0.1 cu m)
419 Loader
Lift (Full at Pin)610 lbs (276 kg)
Lift (Full at 500mm)527 lbs (239 kg)
Lift (1.5m at Pin)829 lbs (376 kg)
Lift (1.5m at 500mm)730 lbs (331 kg)
Breakout (at Pin)1,616 lbs (733 kg)
Breakout (at 500mm)1,378 lbs (625 kg)
Breakout (Bucket)1,124 lbs (509 kg)
Reach (Dumped)39.7 inches (100 cm)
Reach (Ground)51.5 inches (130 cm)
Rollback (Ground Line)23.4°
Rollback (Raised)99°
Height (at Pin)88 inches (223 cm)
Clearance (Dumped)66.3 inches (168 cm)
Bucket Width53 inches (134 cm)
The John Deere 790 is a compact utility tractor that gained popularity for several reasons:

Reliability: John Deere is known for producing durable and reliable equipment, and the 790 is no exception. Its robust construction and high-quality components make it a dependable choice for various tasks.
Versatility: This tractor is designed for a wide range of applications. Whether you need to mow your lawn, plow snow, dig trenches, or perform other tasks, the 790 can handle it. It offers versatility that appeals to homeowners, small farmers, and landscapers.
Yanmar Engine: The 790 is equipped with a Yanmar diesel engine, known for its fuel efficiency and longevity. The engine provides ample power for various attachments and implements.
Compact Size: Its compact design makes it suitable for maneuvering in tight spaces. This is particularly valuable for residential use and smaller agricultural operations where space may be limited.
Attachment Options: The availability of various attachments, including mower decks, blades, loaders, and backhoes, enhances its functionality. Users can easily switch between tasks, making it a cost-effective choice.
Ease of Use: The tractor’s user-friendly controls and hydrostatic power steering contribute to its popularity. Even operators with limited experience can quickly learn to operate the 790 effectively.
Durability: John Deere’s reputation for building long-lasting equipment has helped the 790 gain a strong following. Owners often report that these tractors have a long service life when properly maintained.
Resale Value: Due to its reliability and reputation, the John Deere 790 tends to retain its value well in the used equipment market. This makes it a smart investment for many buyers.
Dealer Network: John Deere has an extensive dealer network, providing easy access to parts, service, and support. This accessibility is a significant advantage for owners.

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