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John Deere 540M Loader

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Features

Single-point hydraulic connection saves time

Single-point hydraulic connection on row-crop tractor (closed) Single-point hydraulic connection on row-crop tractor (closed)
Single-point hydraulic connection on utility tractor (closed) Single-point hydraulic connection on utility tractor (closed)

The 520M, 540M, H240, H260, and H310 Loaders can be ordered with a single-point hydraulic connection that also incorporates the connection point for any electrical needs. To disconnect the hydraulic connection between the loader and the tractor, it is necessary to relieve the hydraulic system oil pressure on the tractor.

Concealed oil lines improve appearance and reduce damage

Concealed oil lines through boom arm Concealed oil lines through boom arm
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Oil lines routed through the boom arm Oil lines routed through the boom arm
Oil lines routed through the torque tube Oil lines routed through the torque tube

Over time, increased width in tractor hoods have caused issues with available space for running traditional oil lines of a loader along the boom, making them more susceptible to damage.

 

To improve this situation, the oil lines have been routed through the boom arm and the torque tube, improving line protection and the appearance of the loader.

Loader removal (parking) made easy

Parking stands Parking stands
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John Deere loaders are easily removed and reinstalled on tractors without tools. The parking system allows removing or attaching the loader to the tractor in minutes without the need for tools.

 

To remove or park the loader, apply slight down pressure to the loader boom with the bucket dumped at approximately a 30-degree angle. With the tractor in park, lower the parking stands and place the mast pins in the open position.

Removing or parking the loader
Parking stand in stored position Parking stand in stored position
Removing parking stand Removing parking stand
Mast pin in the closed position Mast pin in the closed position
Rotating mast pin to the open position Rotating mast pin to the open position

Utilizing the boom circuit with the tractor in neutral, rotate the mast forward until the mast has rotated past the pin location on the mounting frame by extending the lift cylinder. Now using the bucket circuit, roll back the bucket until the mast is removed from the pocket and will clear the tires.

Mast pin in the open position Mast pin in the open position
Masts rotate forward, then bucket rolled back Masts rotate forward, then bucket rolled back

With the tractor in park, shut the engine off and relieve the hydraulic pressure as indicated for the tractor (rotating the joystick). Disconnect or open the single-point hydraulic connector (or remove couplers if no single point is installed).

Disconnect/open single-point hydraulic connection Disconnect/open single-point hydraulic connection
Disconnect/open single-point hydraulic connections Disconnect/open single-point hydraulic connections

Store the loader half of the single-point connector or hoses, and back away from the loader.

Single-point hydraulics disconnected Single-point hydraulics disconnected
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Parked loader Parked loader

Boom lockout for easy service

Hydraulic shut-off valve (open position) Hydraulic shut-off valve (open position)
Hydraulic shut-off valve (closed position) Hydraulic shut-off valve (closed position)

A hydraulic shut-off valve is included with the H-Series Ag Loaders to ensure the loader does not lower suddenly. For example, this allows the boom to be locked out when someone is required to be located under the loader boom for service work on the tractor. It should not be used for extended periods of time unless an appropriate support stand is also utilized.

False rod bucket cylinders improve productivity

False rod cylinder False rod cylinder
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Fast bucket cycle times are important to dump the load from the bucket as quickly as possible, in order to be as productive as possible, while completing loading operations. The bucket cylinder design can have a major impact on this cycle time, especially for the mechanical self-leveling (MSL) loaders.

 

Therefore, all MSL M- and H-Series Loaders utilize false rod bucket cylinders. A false rod cylinder has a smaller displacement of oil requirement on the head end of the cylinder, which allows this cylinder to dump much faster than a normal cylinder.

Key Specs

Maximum lift height (A) 3578 mm
141 in.
Lift capacity at full height Measured at pivot (U)
1373 kg
3027 lb
Boom breakout force Measured at pivot (Y)
2671 kg
Bucket rollback force capacity At ground-level line (ZZ)
3046 kg
Clearance at full height - bucket dumped (C) 2538 mm
100 in.
Dump angle, degrees (E) -74 degree (angle)
Rollback angle, degrees (G) 42 degree (angle)

Tractor

Model 6135E
Front tire 14.9R24
Rear tire 18.4R38
Front axle configuration MFWD
Wheelbase 2380 mm
94 in.
Pump capacity 75.7 L/min
20 gpm
Rated pressure 195 bar
2828 psi

Loader

Base weight 1028.2 kg
Leveling configuration Mechanical Self Leveling (MSL)
Bucket used Materials 1850 mm
Materials 73 in.
Bucket weight 246 kg
542 lb
Lift capacity at full height Measured at pivot (U)
1373 kg
3027 lb
Measured at 800 mm ahead of pivot (V)
1481 kg
Lift capacity at 59 in. (1500 mm) Measured at pivot (W)
2015 kg
Measured at 800 mm ahead of pivot (X)
1931 kg
Boom breakout force Measured at pivot (Y)
2671 kgf
Measured at 800 mm ahead of pivot (Z)
2325 kg
Bucket rollback force capacity At maximum height (VV)
1636 kg
At 59-in. (1500-mm) lift height (XX)
2986 kg
At ground-level line (ZZ)
3046 kg
Dimensions Maximum lift height (A)
3578 mm
141 in.
At full height - bucket level(B)
3383 mm
133 in.
At full height - bucket dumped (C)
2538 mm
100 in.
Overall length (I+F), ft (m) 4.8 m
15.8 ft
Overall height in carry position (J)
Digging depth (H) 47 mm
1.9 in.
Reach At maximum height (D)
1011 mm
39.8 in.
At ground level - bucket level (F)
2426 mm
95.5 in.
Bucket angle Dump angle, degrees (E)
-74 degree (angle)
Rollback angle, degrees (G)
42 degree (angle)
Dump angle, ground
-96 degree (angle)
Cycle times Loader raise, seconds
3.4 seconds
Loader lower, seconds
2.5 seconds
Bucket dump, seconds
2.1 seconds
Bucket rollback, seconds
2.1 seconds

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