John Deere 5500

John Deere 5500The John Deere 5500 is a 2WD or 4WD utility tractor from the 5000 Utility series. This tractor was manufactured by John Deere in Augusta, Georgia, USA from 1996 to 1997. The John Deere 5500 is equipped with a 3.9 L (239.0 cu·in) four-cylinder diesel engine and one of three transmissions: an unsynchronized gear transmission with 9 forward and 3 reverse gears, a partially synchronized transmission with 9 forward and 3 reverse gears or a power shuttle transmission with 12 forward and 12 reverse gears.

The JD 5500 utility tractor used the John Deere engine. It is a 3.9 L, 3,916 cm2, (239.0 cu·in) four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine with 106.0 mm (4.17 in) of the cylinder bore and 110.0 mm (4.33 in) of the piston stroke. The compression ratio rating is 17.8:1. This engine produced 84.3 PS (62.0 kW; 83.1 HP) at 2,400 rpm of output power.

The John Deere 5500 is equipped with hydrostatic power steering, differential hydraulic wet disc brakes, two-post folding ROPS or Cab (optional), and 87.1 liters (23 US gal.; 19.2 Imp. gal) fuel tank.

Following attachments are available for the John Deere 5500 utility tractor:

  • John Deere 520 loader
  • John Deere 540 loader
  • John Deere 540 MSL loader

John Deere 5500 Specifications

General Specifications
ModelJohn Deere 5500
Length3,510 mm (138.2 in)
Width1,740 mm (68.5 in)
Height2,480 mm (97.6 in)
Wheel base2,170 mm (85.4 in)
Ground clearance (front axle) 2WD: 460 mm (18.1 in)
4WD: 390 mm (15.4 in)
Fuel tank capacity87.1 liters (23 US gal.; 19.2 Imp. gal)
Cabin typeTwo-post folding ROPS or Cab (optional)
Engine modelJohn Deere
Engine typeFour-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
Fuel typeDiesel
Displacement3.9 L, 3,916 cm2, (239.0 cu·in)
Bore and stroke106.0 mm X 110.0 mm (4.17 in X 4.33 in)
Compression ratio17.8:1
Horsepower84.3 PS (62.0 kW; 83.1 HP) at 2,400 rpm
Oil capacity:8.5 L (9 US. qt, 7.5 Imp. qt.)
Coolant capacity: ROPS: 11.9 L (12.6 US. qt, 10.5 Imp. qt.)
Cab: 13.0 L (13.7 US. qt, 11.4 Imp. qt.)
Transmission and chassis
Chassis4×2 2WD or 4×4 MFWD 4WD (optional)
Steering typeHydrostatic power
BrakesDifferential hydraulic wet disc
Differential lockMechanical standard
Transmission modelJohn Deere Collar Shift
Transmission typeUnsynchronized gear with dry disc clutch
Gears9 forward and 3 reverse
Speed Forward: 27.1 kmh (16.8 mph) Reverse: 23.2 kmh (14.4 mph)
Transmission modelJohn Deere Top-Shaft Synchronized
Transmission typePartially synchronized with dry disc clutch
Gears9 forward and 3 reverse
Speed Forward: 27.1 kmh (16.8 mph) Reverse: 23.2 kmh (14.4 mph)
Transmission modelJohn Deere TSS Reverser
Transmission typePower shuttle with wet disc clutch
Gears12 forward and 12 reverse
Front tires Ag: 7.50-16 (2WD), 11.2-24 (4WD)
Rear tires Ag: 16.9-30
Three-Point Hitch
Control typePosition control with top-link draft sensing
Lift capacity (at 610 mm/ 24 in)1,530 kg (3,375 lbs)
PTO (Power take-off shaft)
Rear PTO typeIndependent
Rear PTO speed540 rpm
Hydraulic system
Hydraulic typeOpen center
Pressure2750 psi (189.6 bar)
Valves1 to 3
Pump flow16.4 gpm (62.1 lpm)
Steering flow6.8 gpm (25.7 lpm)
Total flow23.2 gpm (87.8 lpm)
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