John Deere 3530

The John Deere 3530 is a row-crop tractor that was produced from 1975 to 1980 in Rosario, Argentina. It is known for its reliability and power, with a 105 horsepower engine that provides strong performance in agricultural tasks. This tractor features a 6-cylinder diesel engine, an open operator station, and a hydraulic power steering system for ease of use. Its design and capabilities make it a valuable asset for farmers and agricultural workers during its production years.

Production data
Production Years1975 – 1980
ManufacturerJohn Deere
TypeRow-Crop tractor
FactoryRosario, Argentina
Engine105 hp (78.3 kW)
PTO (claimed)91.9 hp (68.5 kW)
Engine Details
MakeJohn Deere
Displacement328.9 cubic inches (5.4 L)
Bore/Stroke4.016×4.331 inches (102 x 110 mm)
Fuel SystemDirect injection
Rated RPM2500
Starter Voltage12 volts
Oil Capacity13.75 quarts (13.0 liters)
Coolant Capacity21.1 quarts (20.0 liters)
Gears8 forward and 2 reverse
Oil Capacity51.8 quarts (49.0 liters)
Front (Ag)7.50×16
Rear (Ag)18.4×34 (also available in 23.1×26)
Wheelbase103.5 inches (262 cm)
Length162.2 inches (411 cm)
Width89.8 inches (228 cm)
Shipping Weight12,070 lbs (5,474 kg)
Ground Clearance26.4 inches (67 cm)
Steering Wheel81.1 inches (205 cm)
Hood70.5 inches (179 cm)
Exhaust88.2 inches (224 cm)
Chassis4×2 2WD
CabOpen operator station.
Fuel Tank38.3 gallons (145.0 liters)
Hydraulic System12.9 gallons (48.8 liters)
TypeClosed center
Capacity12.9 gallons (48.8 liters)
Tractor Hitch
Rear TypeII
Power Take-off (PTO)
Rear PTOIndependent
Rear RPM540
Charging SystemAlternator
Charging Amps28
Battery Volts12
Battery AH110
Advantages of the John Deere 3530

Reliable Performance: The 105 horsepower engine and 8-speed transmission provide dependable power for a wide range of agricultural tasks.
Versatility: The row-crop design allows for efficient cultivation and harvesting in various crop types and field conditions.
Hydraulic Power Steering: The hydraulic power steering system makes it easier to maneuver the tractor, reducing operator fatigue.
Independent PTO: The independent power take-off (PTO) allows for different implements to be used simultaneously, increasing productivity.

Disadvantages of the John Deere 3530

Lack of Modern Features: As a tractor from the 1970s, it lacks the advanced technology and comfort features found in more modern models.
Maintenance Requirements: Like many older tractors, the John Deere 3530 may require more frequent maintenance and repairs due to its age.
Environmental Impact: It may not meet modern emissions standards, contributing to environmental concerns.
Availability: Finding replacement parts for older models like the 3530 can be challenging, potentially leading to downtime during repairs.