John Deere 540 Skidder Specs


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

John Deere 540A Engines

John Deere 5.4L 6-cyl diesel:
Fuel Tank: 42 gal (159 L)

John Deere 540A Transmission

8-Speed Full PowerShift

John Deere 540A Power

Engine (gross): 104 hp
Engine (net): 94hp


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


Type: Closed Center
Pressure: 2000 psi (137.9 bar)
Pump Flow: 28 gpm (106 lpm)

Dimensions & Tires:

Wheelbase: 103.5 inches (262 cm)
Weight: 12850 pounds
Front tire: 18.4×26
Rear tire: 18.4×26


Charging system: alternator
Battery volts: 12v


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Engine Details

John Deere Diesel

Displacement: 329 ci (5.4 L)
Bore/Stroke: 4.02×4.33 inches (102 x 110 mm)
Power: 104 hp (77.6 kW)
Compression Ratio: 16.7:1
Air Cleaner: dry
Rated RPM: 2500
Torque: 240 lb-ft (325.4 Nm)
Torque RPM: 1300
Starter: electric
Starter volts: 12
Oil capacity: 15 qts (14.2 L)
Coolant capacity: 24 qts (22.7 L)

Transmission: PowerShift

Type: Full Power Shift
Gears: 8 forward and 4 reverse
Clutch: hydraulic wet disc
Oil Capacity: 32 qts (30.3 l)
Speed (2200 rpm): 1.7 to 14.1 mph


John Deere 440 Tires

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


Wheelbase: 103.5 inches (262 cm)
Height (ROPS): 114 inches (289 cm)
Operating weight: 12850 lbs (5828 kg)

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