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John Deere 540 Front End Loader

The John Deere 540 non self leveling or mechanical self leveling front end loader fits John Deere 5300, 5400, 5500 tractors. The loader has double acting hydraulic bucket and boom cylinders.

The loader has a lifting capacity (at pivot pin) of 2800 lbs (1270 mm) to maximum height of 130" (3300 mm), and bucket's breakout force of 4350 lbs (1977 kg). The bucket dump clearance with a 47-degree max dump angle is 100.6" (2555 mm). The rated cycle times are 4.9 seconds lifting to full height, and 3.3 seconds to full bucket dump.

The John Deere 540 loader is compatible with a 73" (1850 mm) standard material bucket with a heaped capacity of 15 cu.ft (0.43 m3), and 85" (2150 mm) standard material bucket with a heaped capacity of 23 cu.ft (0.66 m3).

Compatible Tractors
Tractor models John Deere 5300, 5400, 5500
Front tires 11.2x24
Rear tires 16.9x30
Pump capacity, gpm (lpm) 11.4 (43.0)
Hydraulic pressure, bar (psi) 190 (2750)

Loader
Loader model John Deere 540 NSL/MSL
Leveling system Non Self Leveling / Mechanical Self Leveling
Lift cylinders bore (NSL/MSL), in (mm) 2.5 (63)
Bucket cylinders bore (NSL), in (mm) 2.2 (56)
Bucket cylinders bore (MSL), in (mm) 2.5 (63)
Lift cylinders rod diameter (NSL/MSL), in (mm) 1.57 (40)
Bucket cylinders rod diameter (NSL), in (mm) 1.26 (32)
Bucket cylinders rod diameter (MSL), in (mm) 1.57 (40)
Lift cylinders stroke (NSL/MSL), in (mm) 22.3 (566)
Bucket cylinders stroke (NSL), in (mm) 24.4 (620)
Bucket cylinders stroke (MSL), in (mm) 12 (305)
Weight, lb (kg) 1870 (850)

73" Standard Material Bucket
Width, in (mm) 73 (1850)
Struck capacity, ft3 (m3) 12.3 (0.35)
Heaped capacity, ft3 (m3) 15.0 (0.43)
Weight, lb (kg) 392 (178)

85" Standard Material Bucket
Width, in (mm) 85 (2150)
Struck capacity, ft3 (m3) 19.2 (0.55)
Heaped capacity, ft3 (m3) 23.0 (0.66)
Weight, lb (kg) 473 (215)


Loader Dimensions
Maximum lift height at pivot pin (NSL), in (mm) 126 (3200)
Maximum lift height at pivot pin (MSL), in (mm) 130 (3300)
Maximum lift height under level bucket (NSL), in (mm) 120 (3050)
Maximum lift height under level bucket (MSL), in (mm) 122.6 (3115)
Clearance with bucket dumped (NSL), in (mm) 103 (2615)
Clearance with bucket dumped (MSL), in (mm) 100.6 (2555)
Reach at maximum lift height (NSL), in (mm) 34.6 (880)
Reach at maximum lift height (MSL), in (mm) 30 (760)
Reach with bucket on ground level (NSL), in (mm) 80 (2030)
Reach with bucket on ground level (MSL), in (mm) 83 (2110)
Maximum dump angle (NSL), degrees 40
Maximum dump angle (MSL), degrees 47
Maximum rollback angle (NSL), degrees 20
Maximum rollback angle (MSL), degrees 41
Digging depth (NSL), in (mm) 5.9 (150)
Digging depth (MSL), in (mm) 6.1 (155)

Operating Data
Lift Capacity to maximum height at pivot pin (NSL), lbs (kg) 2500 (1134)
Lift Capacity to maximum height at pivot pin (MSL), lbs (kg) 2800 (1270)
Breakout force at pivot pin (NSL), lbs (kg) 3485 (1585)
Breakout force at pivot pin (MSL), lbs (kg) 4350 (1977)

Cycle Times
Raising time to full height 4.9 sec.
Lowering time 3.7 sec.
Bucket dumping time 3.3 sec
Bucket rollback time 2.1 sec.

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