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Ford 1520 Tractor

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.

Engine
Engine Model Shibaura J843
Engine Type 3-cylinder, liquid cooled diesel
Number of Cylinders 3, Inline
Displacement, cu in (L) 81.2 (1.32)
Engine Bore, in (mm) 3.31 (84.0)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) 3.15 (80.0)
Aspiration Natural
Maximum Engine Power, hp (kW) 24.0 (17.9)
Rated Engine Power, hp (kW) 22.0 (16.4)
Rated Engine Speed, rpm 2500
Low Idle Speed, rpm 750-850
High Idle Speed, rpm 2800
Compression 23:1
Firing Order 1-2-3
Fuel Tank Capacity, gal (L) 7.1 (27.0)
Oil Capacity, qts (L) 5.2 (5.0)
Coolant Capacity, qts (L) 4.2 (4.0)
Electrical System Rating, Volts 12
Charging System Alternator
Alternator Rating, Amps 35

Power Take-Off
Rear PTO Type (Gear Transmission) Transmission
Rear PTO Type (Hydrostatic Transmission) Live
Mid PTO Type (Hydrostatic Transmission) Independent
PTO Horsepower (Gear Transmission), hp (kW) 19.5 (14.5)
PTO Horsepower (Hydrostatic Transmission), hp (kW) 18.5 (13.8)
Rear PTO Speed, rpm 540
Mid PTO Speed, rpm 2000

Standard Transmission
Transmission Type Gear
Gearbox Type 9F/3R
Number of Forward Gears 9
Number of Reverse Gears 3
Clutch Type Dry Disc
Maximum Forward Speed, mph (kph) 8.7 (14.0)
Maximum Reverse Speed, mph (kph) 7.2 (11.6)

Optional Transmission
Transmission Type Hydrostatic
Number of Forward Gears Infinite (3-range)
Number of Reverse Gears Infinite (3-range)
Oil Capacity, qts (L) 23.3 (22.0)
Maximum Forward Speed, mph (kph) 12.8 (20.6)
Maximum Reverse Speed, mph (kph) 6.2 (10.0)


Wheels and Tires
Drive Wheels 2WD/4WD
Steering Configuration Front Steer
Steering System (2WD/4WD) Power
Service Brake Wet disc
Front Tire Size (2WD) 5.00-15
Front Tire Size (4WD) 6.00-14
Rear Tire Size 9.50-24
Front Tire Size (Turf, 2WD) 23x8.5-12
Front Tire Size (Turf, 4WD) 25x8.5-14
Rear Tire Size (Turf) 13.6-16
Front Tread (2WD), in (mm) 39.2-50 (990-1270)
Front Tread (4WD), in (mm) 42.5 (1070)
Rear Tread (2WD), in (mm) 38.1-51.8 (960-1310)
Rear Tread (4WD), in (mm) 44.1-47.1 (1120-1190)

Hydraulic System
Hydraulic System Type Open center
Implement Pump Flow, gpm (Lpm) 6.4 (24.2)
Steering Pump Flow, gpm (Lpm) 2.8 (10.6)
Total Flow, gpm (Lpm) 9.2 (34.8)
Hydraulic Pressure, Bar (psi) 147 (2130)
Hydraulic System Capacity, gal (L) 5.8 (22.0)
Number of Standard Remote Valves 1
3-Point Hitch Category 1
Draft Sensing or Lift Control Draft control (Opt)
Standard Lift Capacity at lift pin, lb (kg) 1935 (875)
Standard Lift Capacity 24-in behind pin, lb (kg) 1635 (740)

Dimensions and Weight
Wheelbase, in (mm) 63 (1600)
Length, in (mm) 112.4 (2850)
Overall Width, in (mm) 48.4 (1220)
Height (ROPS), in (mm) 84.3 (2140)
Ground Clearance (2WD), in (mm) 11.6 (290)
Ground Clearance (4WD), in (mm) 11.2 (280)
Weight (2WD), lb (kg) 2155 (980)
Weight (4WD), lb (kg) 2280 (1035)

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