John Deere 1530

John Deere 1530 Utility tractor Technical Specifications

John Deere 1530 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1973 – 1975.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for John Deere 1530 covering engine types, horsepower ratings, weight, height, fuel type and tank volume, oil capacity and type, hydraulic system diagram, wiring diagram, battery specs, etc.

John Deere 1530 Production

Manufacturer: John Deere
Type: Utility tractor
Factory: Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Original price: $8,000 (1975)

John Deere 1530 Power

Drawbar (tested): 38.07 hp
28.4 kW
PTO (tested): 45.38 hp
33.8 kW

John Deere 1530 Electrical

Ground: negative
Battery volts: 12

John Deere 1530 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
Steering: manual
  power assist optional
Brakes: hydraulic wet disc
Cab: Open operator station.
Transmissions: 8-speed collar shift
  16-speed partial power shift


Fuel: 16.5 gal
62.5 L
Hydraulic system: 9.5 gal
36.0 L


Type: closed center
Capacity: 9.5 gal
36.0 L
Pump flow: 11 gpm
41.6 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: II

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 540

Title serial numbers

Location: Serial number plate on tractor`s main frame, right side, above front axle.

photo of 1530 serial number

1974: 108811L
1974: 176601T
1975: 145500L

how to read serial numbers…

What year is my John Deere 1530? Serial Number Decoder

The serial number list shows the first tractor built in each year. The other tractors for that year will have successively higher numbers. Your serial number should be between two of the stated numbers.

The list only includes the numbers of the first tractors produced in each year. Your serial should be somewhere between two numbers.Unless you happen to be the first person to own a tractor, your number will not appear on the list.

John Deere 1530 Engine detail

Engine Detail
John Deere
Displacement: 164.4 ci
2.7 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.016×4.331 inches
102 x 110 mm
Compression: 16.2:1
Rated RPM: 2500
Firing order: 1-2-3
Starter volts: 12
Oil capacity: 6 qts
5.7 L
Coolant capacity: 11 qts
10.4 L

John Deere 1530 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type: collar shift
Gears: 8 forward and 4 reverse
Clutch: dry disc

John Deere 1530 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 74 inches
187 cm
Operating weight: 4,800 lbs
2177 kg
Ballasted weight: 6,863 lbs
3113 kg
Front tread: 49 to 79 inches
124 to 200 cm
Rear tread: 52 to 76 inches
132 to 193 cm

John Deere 1530 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1147

Nebraska Tractor Test 1147
Diesel 16-speed 2WD
October 13 – 18, 1973
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1147 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 45.38 hp
33.8 kW
Fuel use: 3.3 gal/hour
12.5 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 41.36 hp
30.8 kW
Fuel use: 2.9 gal/hour
11.0 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 38.07 hp
28.4 kW
Fuel use: 3.2 gal/hour
12.1 l/hour
Gear 5H used for power test.
Max pull: 5,139 lbs
2331 kg
Gear 3L used for pull test.


Is John Deere 1530 a good tractor?

The John Deere 1530 is one of the great tractors in the John Deere stable, and it has earned John Deere a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a John Deere 1530 take?

Check out the John Deere 1530 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 John Deere made the 1530?

The John Deere 1530 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1973 – 1975

Where is the serial number on a John Deere 1530?

Lookup serial number plate on tractor`s main frame, right side, above front axle.

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