John Deere 540D Skidder Specs


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

John Deere 540D Engines

John Deere 4.5L 4-cyl Turbocharged diesel:
Fuel Tank: 41 gal (155.2 L)

John Deere 540D Transmission

8-speed full power shift

John Deere 540D Power

Engine (gross): 105 hp


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


Type: Closed Center
Pressure: 2000 psi (137.9 bar)
Pump Flow: 25 gpm (94.8 lpm)

Dimensions & Tires:

Overall Width: 95 inches (241 cm) (with 18.4×26 tires)
Weight: 12250 to 14200 pounds
Tires: 18.4×26 | 18.4×34 | 23.1×26 | 28Lx26 | 67×34 (Tubeless)


Charging system: 42 amp alternator
Battery volts: 12


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Winch Diagnostics

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Engine Details

John Deere 4-276T Diesel

4-cylinder Turbo
Displacement: 276 ci (4.524 L)
Bore/Stroke: 4.19×5 inches (106.5 x 127 mm)
Power: 100 hp (75 kW)
Compression: 16.8:1
Rated RPM: 2500
Torque: 290 lb-ft (393 Nm)
Torque RPM: 1300
Starter: electric
Starter volts: 12
Oil capacity: 15 qts (14.2 L)
Coolant capacity: 7.7 Gal (14.2 L)

Transmission: Power-Shift

Type: Full Power Shift
Gears: 8 forward and 4 reverse
Clutch: Hydraulic Wet Discs
Oil capacity: 9 Gal (34.1 L)

John Deere 540D Tires

Tires: 18.4×26 | 18.4×34 | 23.1×26 | 28Lx26 | 67×34 (Tubeless)


Overall Width: 95 inches (241 cm)
Length: 18 ft 8 in (5.69 m)
Height (ROPS): 9 ft 5 in (2.87 m)
PowerShift Shipping weight: 16200 lbs (7348 kg)

Attachment overview

The 440A was equipped with a 18,100 pound winch and 72-inch high arch.

Optional 83″ Blade:

Manufacturer: John Deere
Style: front-mount
Width: 83 inches (211 cm)
Height: 27 inches (68.6 cm)
Lift: 50 inches (127 cm)
Cut: 13 inches (33 cm)