John Deere 3203

The John Deere 3203 compact utility tractor is a small vehicle capable of a number of tasks thanks to the option of a mid mounted or rear mowing deck as well as many other rear and front mounted attachments. It is powered by a 3 cylinder, diesel, Yanmar engine from it’s TNV series. This engine has a 1.5 liter displacement and is liquid cooled. It’s cooling system needs 5.3 liters of coolant to be completely filled. The engine is started by a 12 volt battery that is charged via a 75 amp alternator. The engine produces a maximum of 32 hp which passes through it’s hydrostatic transmission. The chassis on the JD 3203 is a 4×4 MFWD 4WD chassis.

The John Deere 3203 uses a wet disc braking system. The fuel tank is capable of holding a maximum of 43.5 liters (11.5 US gallons) of diesel meaning that you can operate the JD 3203 for extended periods of time, without needing to refuel it constantly. The tractor has a wheelbase of 1.72 m (68 inches) and weighs in at 1224 kg (2700 lbs). It’s minimum turning radius is 2.8 m (9.2 feet).

The John Deere 3203 comes with power steering, meaning that it’s very easy to handle whether on smooth flat ground or rougher ground. It also has a seat belt on top of having a roll bar, meaning that you are very protected in this machine, should it tip. It also uses John Deere’s Twin Touch pedal system which dramatically reduces driver effort when operating the machine. It’s cateory 1, 3 point hitch has a lifting capacity of 974 kg (2149 lbs) and can accommodate a massive variety of attachments from box blades to land planes to augers to backhoes and pulverizers. This is not forgetting that it can also accommodate a mid mounted mowing deck up to 72 inches wide. It can also take a number of different types of front end loaders. Some people are very fond of the John Deere 3203 while others feel that it’s no up to the same high quality that JD has produced previously.

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2 Reviews of the “John Deere 3203”

  1. Thomas says:

    Haying, earthwork, construction, road maintenance, barn cleaning, mowing, hay baling, firewood cutting, even clearing stumps. Absolutely love this tractor – had it for 8 years now, over 1500 hours and no mechanical issues.

    Year of Manufacture: 2006
    Pros: I love everything about it. I have mowed, raked, and baled small square hay with it. I can unload/move large squares with a custom fork on the loader. Used it as a skidsteer, built my house with – lifting shingles/walls/trusses. I blade and plow my driveway with it, runs great in -20F when you have to get your road cleared. I’ve owned it since 2006, and never regretted the purchase.
    Cons: Had to override the seat sensor. In the winter the seat freezes and it doesn’t know you are sitting on it.
    Attachments: 300x loader, 3pt blade, brush mower, hay fork, hay rake, sickle mower, jd336 small square baler

  2. dragan butorac says:

    Great. love it for the things that it has shortened my time on doing a variety of projects.

    Year of Manufacture: 2008
    Pros: Every task that I put this machine to has been a job well done. Example: I built a new home, had to dig out over 500 yards of hard pack dirt on hillside for foundation of home. The tractor worked effortlessly. Many other jobs around property and it performed flawlessly. No problems at all.
    Cons: It does get stuck in the muddy garden when soil is very wet. Just as most 4×4 rigs do.
    Could use a cup holder.
    Attachments: Heavy duty bucket.
    Woods Backhoe
    Woods 60″ Brushhog
    60″ Rototiller
    Modifications: NONE

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