John Deere 8530

The John Deere 8530, part of the 8030 Series produced from 2006 to 2009, is a powerful row-crop tractor designed for efficiency and versatility. Manufactured in Waterloo, Iowa, this model features a robust 330 hp engine, with a peak output of 360 hp. It includes advanced features such as the Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT) and Independent Link Suspension (ILS) for superior performance and comfort. The 8530 excels in demanding agricultural tasks, offering high PTO and drawbar power, ample fuel and hydraulic capacity, and a spacious CommandView cab, making it a top choice for large-scale farming operations.

John Deere 8530 Specifications
Years2006 – 2009
Model series8030 Series
TypeRow-Crop Tractor
ManufacturerJohn Deere
TypeRow-Crop Tractor
FactoryWaterloo, Iowa, USA
John Deere 8530 Power
Engine (gross)330 hp (246.1 kW)
Engine (max)360 hp (268.5 kW)
PTO (claimed)275 hp (205.1 kW)
Drawbar (tested)240.35 hp (179.2 kW)
PTO (tested)312.73 hp (233.2 kW)
Engine John Deere PowerTech
TypeVariable geometry turbocharger diesel
Cylinders6-cylinder, 24-valve, liquid-cooled inline
Displacement548 ci (9.0 L)
Bore/Stroke4.661 x 5.354 inches (118 x 136 mm)
Rated Power (EC 97/98)330 hp (246.1 kW)
Maximum Power (EC 97/68)360 hp (268.5 kW)
Air cleanerDual paper elements
Rated RPM2100
Idle RPM900-2200
Operating RPM1500-2100
Starter volts12
Oil capacity29.5 qts (27.9 L)
Coolant capacity42.3 qts (40.0 L)
TransmissionJohn Deere Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT)
GearsInfinite forward and reverse
Max Speed40 or 50 kph (25 or 31 mph)
Creeper ModeAutomatically enters when speed is set to less than 2 kph
Chassis4×4 Independent Link Suspension (ILS) MFWD 4WD
BrakesHydraulic wet disc
CabCommandView cab standard
Fuel180 gal (681.3 L)
Hydraulic system9.5 gal (36.0 L) / 14.5 gal (54.9 L with aux reservoir)
TypeClosed center pressure-flow compensating (PFC)
Capacity9.5 gal (36.0 L) / 14.5 gal (54.9 L with aux reservoir)
Pressure2990 psi (206.2 bar)
Valves3 to 5
Pump flow31.7 gpm (120.0 lpm)
Total flow60 gpm (227.1 lpm)
Tractor Hitch
Rear TypeIVN/III
Rear lift (at 24″/610mm)18,326 lbs (8312 kg)
Power Take-off (PTO)
Rear PTOIndependent
Rear RPM1000 / 540/1000 (optional)
Engine RPM540@1817 / 1000@2000
8530 Serial Numbers
LocationRear of tractor
Charging systemAlternator
Charging amps200
Battery CCA925
Battery volts12
Wheelbase118.9 inches (302 cm)
Length219.1 inches (556 cm)
Height122.9 inches (312 cm)
Operating weight26,800 lbs (12156 kg) (duals)
Ground clearance17.4 inches (44 cm)
Front tires600/70R30
Rear tires650/85R38
4 SCVsStandard
Alternate Front tires540/65R34
Alternate Rear tires650/85R38
John Deere 8530 overview

The John Deere 8530, produced from 2006 to 2009 as part of the renowned 8030 Series, stands out as a top-tier row-crop tractor that blends immense power with advanced technology. Built in Waterloo, Iowa, this model is engineered to meet the rigorous demands of modern farming. Its John Deere PowerTech engine delivers a robust 330 hp, with a maximum output of 360 hp, ensuring it can handle heavy-duty tasks with ease. This power is complemented by an advanced Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT), which provides smooth, efficient operation across a range of speeds, and the Independent Link Suspension (ILS) MFWD 4WD system, which enhances traction and ride comfort, even on rough terrain.

The 8530’s hydraulic capabilities are impressive, with a closed-center pressure-flow compensating system that offers up to 31.7 gpm of pump flow and a total flow of 60 gpm, ensuring optimal performance for a variety of hydraulic implements. Its rear hitch boasts a substantial lifting capacity, capable of handling the heaviest of implements with ease. The CommandView cab is another highlight, offering a spacious, ergonomic environment for the operator, equipped with advanced controls and excellent visibility, making long hours in the field more comfortable and productive.

Fuel efficiency and capacity are key strengths of the 8530, with a large 180-gallon fuel tank allowing for extended operation without the need for frequent refueling. The tractor’s design includes a durable chassis and hydraulic wet disc brakes for reliable stopping power, further ensuring safety and stability during operation. Additionally, its impressive ground clearance and wide stance contribute to its stability and ability to navigate uneven fields with ease.

John Deere 8530 is a powerhouse designed for large-scale farming operations, offering unmatched power, advanced technology, and operator comfort. Its combination of strength, efficiency, and versatility makes it an indispensable asset for any serious farming enterprise.