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John Deere 1520 Tractor

The John Deere 1520 is a two-wheel drive utility tractor. This model was manufactured from 1968 to 1972. The John Deere 1520 tractor is powered by 164.9 cubic inches (2.7 L) 3-cylinder water-cooled diesel or gasoline engines with a rated power of 51 hp (37.8 kW).

The JD 1520 is fitted with 3 types of transmission. Type 1: Collar shift unsynchronized transmission with 8 forward and 4 reverse gears. Type 2: 16x8 two-speed powershift transmission with high and low range. Type 3: 8x4 power shuttle transmission.

Max. forward speed - 17.1 mph (27.4 kph), max. reverse speed - 5 mph (8.1 kph). The closed center hydraulic system includes a gear pump with a flow of 10.5 gpm (39.7 lpm). The main relief pressure is 155 bar (2250 psi). The John Deere 1520 was equipped with a power assist steering system, differential hydraulic wet disc brakes, 9.00x10 front tires, and 14.9x28 rear tires. The wheelbase is 74.2 in (1880 mm).

Diesel Engine
Engine Model John Deere
Engine Type 4 Stroke 3-cylinder diesel
Number of Cylinders 3
Displacement, cu in (L) 164.9 (2.70)
Engine Bore, in (mm) 4.02 (102.0)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) 4.33 (110.0)
Aspiration Natural
Rated Engine Power, hp (kW) 51.0 (37.8)
Rated Engine Speed, rpm 2500
Firing Order 1-2-3
Compression 16.7:1
Fuel Tank Capacity, gal (L) 19.5 (73.8)
Coolant Capacity, qts (L) 12.0 (11.4)
Electrical System Rating, Volts 12
Charging System Generator

Gasoline Engine
Engine Model John Deere 3164G
Engine Type 4 cycle 3-cylinder gasoline
Number of Cylinders 3
Displacement, cu in (L) 164.6 (2.70)
Engine Bore, in (mm) 4.02 (102.0)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) 4.33 (110.0)
Aspiration Natural
Rated Engine Power, hp (kW) 51.0 (37.8)
Rated Engine Speed, rpm 2500
Air Cleaner Dry with paper element
Compression 8.0:1
Fuel Tank Capacity, gal (L) 19.5 (73.8)
Oil Capacity, qts (L) 7.0 (6.6)
Electrical System Rating, Volts 12
Charging System Generator

Power Take-Off
Rear PTO Operational Type Independent
PTO Horsepower, hp (kW) 47.9 (35.7)
Rear PTO Speed, rpm 540
Mid PTO Optional
Mid PTO Speed, rpm 1000


Standard Transmission
Transmission Type Collar Shift
Gearbox Type 8F/4R, Unsynchronized
Number of Forward Gears 8
Number of Reverse Gears 4
Clutch Type Dry disc
Maximum Forward Speed, mph (kph) 17.1 (27.4)
Maximum Reverse Speed, mph (kph) 5.0 (8.1)

Optional Transmission
Transmission Type 2-speed powershift
Gearbox Type 16F/8R
Number of Forward Gears 16
Number of Reverse Gears 8
Clutch Type Dry disc
Maximum Forward Speed (Low Range), mph (kph) 12.8 (20.6)
Maximum Forward Speed (High Range), mph (kph) 17.1 (27.4)
Maximum Reverse Speed (Low Range), mph (kph) 3.8 (6.1)
Maximum Reverse Speed (High Range), mph (kph) 5.0 (8.1)

Optional Transmission
Transmission Type Power shuttle
Gearbox Type 8F/4R
Number of Forward Gears 8
Number of Reverse Gears 4
Maximum Forward Speed, mph (kph) 17.1 (27.4)
Maximum Reverse Speed, mph (kph) 5.0 (8.1)

Wheels and Tires
Drive Wheels 2WD 4x2
Steering Configuration Front Steer
Steering System Power assist
Service Brake Differential hydraulic wet disc
Front Tire Size 9.00x10
Rear Tire Size 14.9x28

Hydraulic System
Hydraulic System Type Closed Center
Implement Pump Flow, gpm (Lpm) 10.5 (39.7)
Hydraulic Capacity, gal (L) 10.0 (38.0)
Hydraulic Pressure, Bar (psi) 155 (2250)
Number of Standard Remote Valves 2
3-Point Hitch Type Rear
3-Point Hitch Category 1/2
Standard Lift Capacity at lift pin, lb (kg) 2300 (1040)

Dimensions and Weight
Wheelbase, in (mm) 74.2 (1880)
Length, in (mm) 134.8 (3420)
Overall Width, in (mm) 63 (1600)
Height, in (mm) 78 (1980)
Operating Weight (Diesel), lb (kg) 5855 (2655)
Operating Weight (Gasoline), lb (kg) 5770 (2620)

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