John Deere 6530

The John Deere 6530 tractor, produced between 2006 and 2008, is a reliable and versatile agricultural workhorse known for its performance and durability. It was designed to cater to the needs of farmers and agricultural professionals, offering a range of transmission options and power capabilities. With its solid build quality and John Deere’s reputation for quality, the 6530 is a trusted companion in the field, capable of handling various farming tasks with ease. Its comfortable operator cabin and user-friendly controls make it a practical choice for long hours of operation. This model is a testament to John Deere’s commitment to providing efficient and dependable machinery for the agricultural industry.

ManufacturerJohn Deere
Gross Engine Power120 hp (89.5 kW)
Net Engine Power115 hp (85.8 kW)
Maximum Engine Power126 hp (94.0 kW)
PTO (claimed)102 hp (76.1 kW)
Engine Detail
ModelJohn Deere 6068 HL280
Cylinders6-cylinder 12-valve
Displacement413.7 ci (6.8 L)
Bore/Stroke4.19×5.00 inches (106 x 127 mm)
EmissionsTier III
Rated Power (ECE R24)115 hp (85.8 kW)
Rated Power (EC 97/98)120 hp (89.5 kW)
Maximum Power (ECE R24)121 hp (90.2 kW)
Maximum Power (EC 97/68)126 hp (94.0 kW)
Fuel SystemHigh-pressure common rail injection
Cooling SystemViscous fan
Air CleanerDry element
Rated RPM2300
Idle RPM850-2460
Operating RPM1600-2300
Torque358 lb-ft (485.4 Nm) at 1600 RPM
Firing Order1-5-3-6-2-4
Starter Volts12
Starter Power4 hp (3.0 kW)
Oil Capacity20.6 qts (19.5 L)
Coolant Capacity29.6 qts (28.0 L)
Intake Valve Clearance0.014 inches (0.356 mm)
Exhaust Valve Clearance0.018 inches (0.457 mm)
ChassisAvailable in 4×2 2WD or 4×4 MFWD 4WD (optional)
Differential LockRear electro-hydraulic wet disc
BrakesHydraulic wet disc
CabTwo-post foldable Roll-Guard ROPS (Cab with air-conditioning optional)
Fuel Capacity54.7 gal (207.0 L) or 66 gal (249.8 L)*
Hydraulic System Capacity13.2 gal (50.0 L)
Hydraulic System TypeConstant flow load sensing
Tractor HitchRear Type II or II/IIIN* with load and depth control
Rear Lift Capacity11,470 lbs (5202 kg) or 13,260 lbs (6014 kg)*
Power Take-off (PTO)
Rear PTOIndependent
ClutchElectro-hydraulic wet disc
Rear RPM540/540E/1000
Engine RPM540@2143, 540E@1684, 1000@2208
Front RPM1000
Engine RPM1000@2185
Standard Tires (Ag):
Wheelbase104.3 inches (264 cm)
Length186.1 inches (472 cm)
Width91.2 inches (231 cm)
Height111.5 inches (283 cm)
Front Tread58.5 to 80.4 inches (148 to 204 cm) (2WD)
Front Tread63.9 to 83.3 inches (162 to 211 cm) (4WD)
Rear Tread63.9 to 79.6 inches (162 to 202 cm)
Shipping11,390 lbs (5166 kg)
Max Capacity18,740 lbs (8500 kg)
Max Rear Axle14,330 lbs (6500 kg)
Serial Numbers
LocationFront-right side of the main tractor frame, above the front axle.
Charging SystemAlternator
Charging Amps90 (Optional
Battery Volts12
John Deere 6530 Advantages:

Versatility: The John Deere 6530 offers multiple transmission options, making it adaptable for various farming tasks, from fieldwork to towing and more.

Reliability: Known for its robust build and John Deere’s reputation for quality, this tractor is reliable and durable, with a long service life.

Powerful Engine: The tractor boasts a powerful engine, providing ample horsepower for demanding agricultural applications.

Operator Comfort: The cabin is designed for operator comfort, with options for air-conditioning and user-friendly controls, reducing operator fatigue during long workdays.

Hydraulic System: The constant flow load sensing hydraulic system ensures efficient and precise control of hydraulic functions, enhancing productivity.

John Deere 6530 Disadvantages:

Age: As a model from 2006-2008, it may lack some of the advanced technology and features found in more recent tractor models.

Maintenance Costs: Older models may require more frequent maintenance and replacement of parts, potentially increasing operational costs.

Fuel Efficiency: The tractor’s engine may be less fuel-efficient compared to newer models, contributing to higher fuel expenses.

Limited Features: It may lack some of the advanced features, such as integrated precision agriculture technologies, that are available in modern tractors.

Resale Value: Older tractor models tend to have lower resale values compared to newer ones, which could impact the return on investment when it’s time to upgrade.