30 Horsepower is a very popular size for a small utility tractor. Its ample power for doing most mowing and light ground engaging tasks and is available at a price that won't break the bank. Nearly every company in the tractor business builds at least one tractor that its into this product niche. The options are nearly staggering. Hopefully this research will help sort out exactly what your getting in a 30Hp machine.





27-31 HP Tractor Comparison JOHN DEERE JOHN DEERE NEW HOLLAND  NEW HOLLAND "Boomer" NEW HOLLAND "Boomer" 27-31 HP Tractor Comparison Kubota Kubota KUBOTA Mahindra Kioti MASSEY FERGUSON
790 4310 TC30 TC29DA TC33DA B7800 B2910 L3130 3015 CK30 MF1233
Engine PTO power GEAR HP(kW) 24(17.6) 27(20) 25.5 25.1(18.7) 28.6(21.3) Engine PTO power GEAR HP(kW) N/A N/A 25.5(19.1)   27 27
HST HP(kW)   25(19) 24 23.6(17.6) 26.9(20.1) HST HP(kW) 22 22 24.0(17.9) 24 (17.9) N/A N/A
Net power HP(kW)       30.2(22) 28.5 27.4(20.4) 31.3(23.3) Net power HP(kW)     30 30 31.0(23.2)     27.6
Gross power HP(kW)     27 Hp 32(24) 30 29.0(21.6) 33.0(24.6) Gross power HP(kW)     N/A N/A 32.1(23.9) 30 30 33
Engine make Yanmar Yanmar Shibaura Shibaura Shibaura Engine make Kubota Kubota Kubota   Daedong Isaki
Fuel injection system Indirect Direct Indirect Indirect Indirect Fuel injection system Indirect Indirect Indirect(E-TVCS) Direct Indirect Indirect
Rated speeds rpm     ? 2600 2600 2800 2800 Rated speeds rpm     2600 2600 2700 2750 2600 2600
Total displacement cu.in.(cm3)     81.2 91.3(1500) 91.3(1500) 81.2(1330) 91.3(1500) Total displacement cu.in.(cm3)     91.5 91.5 91.5(1499) 91.3 91.5 91.4(1498)
No. of cylinders 3 3 3 3 3 No. of cylinders 4 4 3 3 3 3
Alternator amp       40 40 40 40 Alternator amp         40 40   40
Muffler   Enclosed Underhood Underhood Underhood Muffler Underhood Underhood Enclosed     Enclosed
Dual element air cleaner STD STD STD STD STD Dual element air cleaner STD STD STD     STD
Fuel tank capacity gal.(L)     10(37.9) 10(37.9) N/A 7.3(27.6) 7.3(27.6) Fuel tank capacity gal.(L)     6.9 6.9 10.6(40)   7.9 7.9
Transmission GEAR transmission A Gear  SyncShift Sliding Gear Sliding Gear Sliding Gear Transmission GEAR transmission A     FST (Full-Synchro / Shuttle)   Gear - Sync Sliding Gear
  No. of traveling speeds     8F / 2R Dry Clutch 9F / 3R 9F / 3R 9F / 3R 9F / 3R   No. of traveling speeds         8F / 8R   8F/8R 16F / 16R Synchro shuttle
GEAR transmission B   ePowerReverser   N/A N/A GEAR transmission B     GST     16F / 16R Power Shuttle 
  No. of traveling speeds       12F / 12R   - -   No. of traveling speeds         12F / 8R     16F/16R
  Control lever       2   - -   Control lever         1     2
HST (Hydrostatic Transmission)   Available Available Available Available HST (Hydrostatic Transmission) Available Available Available Available Available NA
  No. of traveling speeds       3 Range 3 Range 3 Range 3 Range   No. of traveling speeds     3 Range 3 Range 3 Range 3 Range 3 Range 3 Range
  Cruise control       STD(Electric Button type) Opt STD(Electric Button type) STD(Electric Button type)   Cruise control     N/A STD STD(Lever type)   STD N/A
Creep Speed GEAR N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Creep Speed GEAR N/A N/A OPT (GST 24, FST 16F / 24R)   N/A N/A
Maximum traveling speed GEAR mph(km/h)   15.0(24.1) N/A 12.8(20.6) 12.8(20.6) Maximum traveling speed GEAR mph(km/h)     16.5(26.6)   15.5 15.5
(at Rated engine speed) HST mph(km/h)   17.4(28.1) N/A 15.6(25.1) 14.3(23.0) (at Rated engine speed) HST mph(km/h) 11.9 11.9 16.8(27.0)   13.11 15.6
Front wheel drive type Spur Gear Bevel Gear Bevel Gear Bevel Gear Bevel Gear Front wheel drive type Bevel Gear Bevel Gear Bevel Gear     Bevel Gear
Brake type Dry Shoe Wet Disc Wet Disc Wet Disc Wet Disc Brake type Wet Disc Wet Disc Wet Disc Wet Disc Wet Disc Wet Disc
Main clutch disc diameter in.(mm)       4.9(124) N/A 8.5(215) 8.8(225) Main clutch disc diameter in.(mm)     NA NA 9.4(240) (HST)   NA NA
PTO Rear PTO Trans-Driven Independent HST - LIVE / GEAR - 2 STAGE Live Live PTO Rear PTO Independent Independent Independent Independent Independent Independent Electrohydraulic
  Speeds rpm   540 540 540 540 540   Speeds rpm   540 @ 2600 Engine 540 @ 2600 Engine 540 540 @ 2376 Engine 540 / 1000opt 540
Mid PTO 4WD - STD OPT HST - STD / GEAR - OPT Opt w/gear, STD w/hydro STD Mid PTO Opt Opt OPT Optional Optional Optional
  Speeds rpm   2100 2100 2000 2000 2000   Speeds rpm   2521 @ 2600 Engine 2521 @ 2600 Engine 2000 2000 @ 2632 Engine 2000 1893
Hydraulics Implement pump GPM(L/min)     5.6 8.6(32.5) 6.1 Total 7.6(29.0) 7.6(29.0) Hydraulics Implement pump GPM(L/min)     6.4 6.4 8.3(31.5) 7.9 Total 12.7 Total 7.7(29.2)
Power steering pump GPM(L/min)     4.3 5.3(20)   5.1(19.3) 5.1(19.3) Power steering pump GPM(L/min)     3.1 3.1 4.9(18.6)     4.5(17.0)
Lift capacity at 24" behind lift point lbs(kg)     Website - 815  Typo?  2200(999) 1635 lbs 1635(743) 1635(743) Lift capacity at 24" behind lift point lbs(kg)     1300lb 1300lb 2650(1200) 2205 lbs 1764lbs 1940(880) at 24" behind ball ends
3-Point Hitch category 1 I 1 I I 3-Point Hitch category 1 1 I 1 1 1
Flex Link Ends         OPT N/A STD STD Flex Link Ends       N/A STD STD   STD STD
Telescopic stabilizers   STD N/A STD STD Telescopic stabilizers N/A STD STD   ? STD
Right lift rod adjustment   Turn Buckle Turn Buckle Crank Handle Crank Handle Right lift rod adjustment N/A Ratcheting Crank Handle Turn Buckle STD N/A
Position control STD STD STD STD STD Position control N/A STD STD   STD STD
Draft control   N/A N/A N/A Optional Draft control N/A N/A OPT N/A N/A N/A
Power steering Hydrostatic Hydrostatic Hydrostatic Hydrostatic Hydrostatic Power steering Hydrostatic Hydrostatic Hydrostatic Hydrostatic Hydrostatic Hydrostatic
Operator Plattform Deck type Straddle Semi-Flat Semi-Flat Semi-Flat Semi-Flat Operator Plattform Deck type Flat Flat ISO-Mounted, Flat Semi-Flat Semi-Flat Semi-Flat
Pedal type (clutch & brake)   Hanging Hanging Floor-Mount Floor-Mount Pedal type (clutch & brake) Hanging Hanging Hanging Floor-Mount Hanging Floor-Mount
Seat Reclining   N/A N/A N/A N/A Seat Reclining N/A N/A STD N/A N/A N/A
Arm rest   OPT N/A OPT OPT Arm rest STD STD STD N/A N/A N/A
Tilt steering wheel   STD(Lever type) N/A STD STD Tilt steering wheel STD STD STD(Pedal type) STD ? N/A
Foldable ROPS No - Rigid OPT STD STD STD Foldable ROPS OPT OPT OPT NA NA NA
Factory CAB   N/A N/A N/A N/A Factory CAB NA NA N/A NA NA NA
Aux. step   1 STD OPT OPT OPT Aux. step NA NA 1 STD NA NA NA
Tire size Standard 2WD Front 7.00-14 5.00-15 5.5x16 AG NA NA Tire size Standard 2WD Front NA NA 6.00-16 NA NA NA
Rear 11.2-24 12.4-24 11.2x24 AG NA NA Rear NA NA 12.4-24 NA NA NA
4WD Front 7.00-14 5.00-15 25x8.5-14 R4 7.0-14 R1 7.0-14 R1 4WD Front 23x8.5-14 R4 23x8.5-14 R4 7.2-16 27x8.5-15 R4 ? 10-16.5 R4
Rear 11.2-24 12.4-24 15x19.5 R4 11.2-24 11.2-24 R1 Rear 12.4 - 16 R4 12.4 - 16 R4 12.4-24 15x19.5 R4 ? 14.9-24 R4
Dimensions Overall length (w / 3-Point Hitch) in.(mm)       117(2978)   106.2(2627) 106.2(2697) Dimensions Overall length (w / 3-Point Hitch) in.(mm)     N/A N/A 124.2(3155) 115 122.2(3103) 121.5(3085)
Overall width (Min. tread)