Hesston 680

Hesston 680 Utility tractor Technical Specifications

Hesston 680 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1981 – 1984.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Hesston 680 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 680 Production

Manufacturer: Hesston (a part of Fiat)
Type: Utility tractor
Factory: Italy
Original price: $21,550 (1984)

Hesston 680 Power

PTO (claimed): 62 hp
46.2 kW
Drawbar (tested): 53.33 hp
39.8 kW
PTO (tested): 62.47 hp
46.6 kW

Hesston 680 Electrical

Charging system: alternator
Charging amps: 45
  55 (with cab and A/C)
Battery volts: 12

Hesston 680 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
  4×4 MFWD 4WD (680DT)
Steering: hydrostatic power
Brakes: differential hydraulic disc
Cab: ROPS standard, Supercomfort cab optional with air conditioning. 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: 11 gpm
41.6 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: II
Rear lift: 4,410 lbs
2000 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 540

Hesston 680 Engine detail

Engine Detail
Fiat 8045
Displacement: 211 ci
3.5 L
Bore/Stroke: 3.94×4.33 inches
100 x 110 mm
Fuel system: direct injection
Compression: 17:1
Rated RPM: 2500
Starter volts: 12

Hesston 680 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 680 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 89 inches
226 cm
Length: 135 inches
342 cm (2WD)
  140 inches
355 cm (4WD)
Operating weight: 5,407 lbs
2452 kg (2WD)
  6,029 lbs
2734 kg (4WD)

Hesston 680 Height
Hood: 58.5 inches
148 cm (2WD)
  64.5 inches
163 cm (4WD)
ROPS: 101.5 inches
257 cm
Cab: 99.5 inches
252 cm

Hesston 680 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1352

Nebraska Tractor Test 1352
Diesel 8-speed 4WD
May 30 – June 10, 1980
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1352 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 62.47 hp
46.6 kW
Fuel use: 3.6 gal/hour
13.6 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 61.20 hp
45.6 kW
Fuel use: 3.5 gal/hour
13.2 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 53.33 hp
39.8 kW
Fuel use: 3.6 gal/hour
13.6 l/hour
Gear 1H used for power test.
Max pull: 6,252 lbs
2835 kg
Gear 3L used for pull test.


Is Hesston 680 a good tractor?

The Hesston 680 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 680 take?

Check out the Hesston 680 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 680 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1981 – 1984

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