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Ford 1520 Tractor Maintenance

The Ford 1520 is a 2-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive compact utility tractor from twenty compact series. This model was manufactured by Shibaura built between 1987 and 1998.

The Ford 1520 driveline includes a Shibaura J843 three-cylinder liquid cooled diesel engine, and 9x3 gear transmission or 3-range hydrostatic transmission. A 81.2 cu.in (1.32 L) engine output rating is 24 hp (17.9 kW) at 2500 rpm. Max. forward speed - 12.8 mph (20.6 kph), max. reverse speed - 7.2 mph (11.6 kph).

The open center hydraulic system includes a gear pump with a rated capacity of 6.4 gpm (24.2 lpm). The main relief pressure is 147 bar (2130 psi). The 4WD models are equipped with 6.00-14 or 25x8.5-14 front tyres and 13.6-16 rear tyres. The 5.00-15 or 23x8.5-12 front tyres and 9.50-24 rear tyres fit 2WD tractors. The wheelbase is 63" (1600 mm).

The Ford 1520 tractor is compatible with the following attachments: a 60" mid-mount mower deck, 78" front-mount blade, 63" front-mount snow blower, Ford 7108 front end loader, and Ford 757B backhoe.

Refill Capacities
Engine oil capacity, qts (L) 4.8 (4.5)
Engine coolant capacity (Gear), qts (L) 4.3 (4.0)
Engine coolant capacity (Hydro), qts (L) 5.3 (5.0)
Transmission/Hydraulic system capacity, gal (L) 5.8 (22.0)
Front axle oil capacity, qts (L) 2.65 (2.5)
Steering oil capacity, qts (L) 1.9 (1.8)

Recommended Oil and Fluid
Engine oil type SAE 15W-40, 10W-30, SAE 10W
Engine coolant type Antifreeze/Coolant
Transmission/Hydraulic fluid type 134D, ATF Dexron II-D
Front axle oil type 134D, Gearlube 80W-90
Steering oil type 134D, Gearlube LS

Service Intervals
Check engine oil level Every 10 hours
Check the hydraulic/transmission fluid level Every 10 hours
Check engine air filter Every 10 hours
Check coolant level in radiator Every 10 hours
Check battery and clean terminals Every 50 hours
Check front axle oil Every 50 hours
Inspect and adjust alternator belt Every 50 hours
Lubricate axle hub bearings Every 50 hours
Change engine oil Every 100 hours
Clean engine air filter Every 100 hours
Clean engine fuel filter Every 100 hours
Replace engine oil filter Every 200 hours
Replace engine fuel filter Every 200 hours
Adjust parking and service brakes Every 200 hours
Change hydraulic/transmission fluid Every 300 hours
Change front axle lubricant Every 300 hours
Replace hydraulic oil filter Every 300 hours
Change steering oil Every 300 hours
Replace engine air filter Every 500 hours
Check and adjust engine idling Every 500 hours
Check and adjust valve clearance Every 500 hours
Flush cooling system and add new coolant Every 1000 hours

Replacement Parts
Engine oil filter part number 84475542, SBA140516170
Engine fuel filter part number 87300039, SBA360720020
Engine air filter part number 84541251
Hydraulic oil filter part number 9846407, SBA340500990, SBA340500370 (HST)




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