Hesston 580

Hesston 580 Utility tractor Technical Specifications

Hesston 580 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1981 – 1984.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Hesston 580 covering engine types, horsepower ratings, weight, height, fuel type and tank volume, oil capacity and type, hydraulic system diagram, wiring diagram, battery specs, etc.

Hesston 580 Production

Manufacturer: Hesston (a part of Fiat)
Type: Utility tractor
Original price: $18,900 (1984)

Hesston 580 Power

PTO (claimed): 50 hp
37.3 kW
Drawbar (tested): 42.08 hp
31.4 kW
PTO (tested): 51.61 hp
38.5 kW

Hesston 580 Electrical

Charging system: alternator
Charging amps: 45

Hesston 580 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
  4×4 MFWD 4WD (580DT)
Steering: hydrostatic power
Brakes: differential hydraulic disc
Cab: ROPS standard, cab optional. Optional radio, cassette, and CB radio.
Transmissions: 8-speed partially synchronized
  8-speed mechanical shuttle


Type: open center
Pressure: 2702 psi
186.3 bar
Valves: 2
Pump flow: 9.6 gpm
36.3 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: I/II

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 540

Hesston 580 Engine detail

Engine Detail
Fiat 8035
Displacement: 168 ci
2.8 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.05×4.33 inches
103 x 110 mm
Compression: 17:1
Rated RPM: 2650
Starter volts: 12

Hesston 580 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type: partially synchronized
Gears: 8 forward and 2 reverse
Four gears with high and low ranges provide eight forward speeds. Gears 3/4 are synchronized in both ranges.

Hesston 580 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 84.5 inches
214 cm (2WD)
  85 inches
215 cm (4WD)
Length: 130 inches
330 cm (2WD)
  135 inches
342 cm (4WD)

Hesston 580 Weight
Operating: 5,060 lbs
2295 kg (2WD)
  6,290 lbs
2853 kg (4WD)
Ballasted: 9,210 lbs
4177 kg

Hesston 580 Height
Hood: 58.5 inches
148 cm
ROPS: 100.5 inches
255 cm
Cab: 98.5 inches
250 cm

Hesston 580 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1292
Diesel 16-speed 4WD
October 17 – 26, 1978
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1292 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 51.61 hp
38.5 kW
Fuel use: 3.7 gal/hour
14.0 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 48.42 hp
36.1 kW
Fuel use: 3.3 gal/hour
12.5 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 42.08 hp
31.4 kW
Fuel use: 3.5 gal/hour
13.2 l/hour
Gear 3N used for power test.


Is Hesston 580 a good tractor?

The Hesston 580 is one of the great tractors in the Hesston (a part of Fiat) stable, and it has earned Hesston (a part of Fiat) a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a Hesston 580 take?

Check out the Hesston 580 oil capacity and oil type in the engine specs section as it may vary across the engines. Keep in mind, that older models might have their oil capacity increased over time. You may compare between the early and late oil capacity.

Do tractors have VIN numbers?

Every tractor has a VIN number. The number is usually engraved below the driver’s seat. Tractor manufacturers put the number in different places on the tractor body.

What was the last year Hesston (a part of Fiat) made the 580?

The Hesston 580 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1981 – 1984

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