John Deere 5010

John Deere 5010 Standard-tread tractor Technical Specifications

John Deere 5010 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1963 – 1965.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for John Deere 5010 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 5010 Production

Manufacturer: John Deere
Type: Standard-tread tractor
Factory: Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Total built: 7,553
Original price: $11,000 (1965)

John Deere 5010 Power

Drawbar (claimed): 109 hp
81.3 kW
PTO (claimed): 121 hp
90.2 kW
Drawbar (tested): 105.92 hp
79.0 kW
PTO (tested): 121.12 hp
90.3 kW

John Deere 5010 Electrical

Charging system: Delco-Remy or Prestolite generator
Batteries: 4
Battery volts: 6
Battery AH: 115

John Deere 5010 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
Steering: power
Brakes: hydraulic wet disc
Cab: Open operator station.
Transmission: 8-speed


Fuel: 48 gal
181.7 L
Hydraulic system: 17 gal
64.3 L


Type: closed center
Capacity: 17 gal
64.3 L
Pressure: 2250 psi
155.1 bar
Valves: 1 or 2
Pump flow: 20 gpm
75.7 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: 3/2

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 1000

Title serial numbers

Location: Rear of transmission case

photo of 5010 serial number

1963: 1000
1964: 4501
1965: 8000
Final: 10681

how to read serial numbers…

What year is my John Deere 5010? 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 5010 Engine detail

Engine Detail
John Deere
Displacement: 531 ci
8.7 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.75×5.00 inches
121 x 127 mm
Compression: 16:1
Rated RPM: 2200
Firing order: 1-5-3-6-2-4
Starter volts: 24
Coolant capacity: 34 qts
32.2 L
Intake valve clearance: 0.015 inches
0.381 mm
Exhaust valve clearance: 0.022 inches
0.559 mm

John Deere 5010 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: Syncro-Range
Gears: 8 forward and 3 reverse
Oil capacity: 68 qts
64.4 L
Oil type:
303 Special

Four shift stations, each with two forward gears and a reverse (except fourth station). Tractor must be stopped and clutch used to select shift station. Tractor can be shifted between gears in the station on the move while using the clutch.

John Deere 5010 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 104 inches
264 cm
Length: 172.25 inches
437 cm
Width: 95.75 inches
243 cm
Height (steering wheel): 81.5 inches
207 cm
Height (exhaust): 96.25 inches
244 cm
Shiping weight: 12,270 lbs
5565 kg
Operating weight: 12,925 lbs
5862 kg
Ground clearance: 16 inches
40 cm

John Deere 5010 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 828

Nebraska Tractor Test 828
Diesel 8-speed 2WD
October 15 – 20, 1962
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 828 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 121.12 hp
90.3 kW
Fuel use: 8.1 gal/hour
30.7 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 108.67 hp
81.0 kW
Fuel use: 7.0 gal/hour
26.5 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 105.92 hp
79.0 kW
Fuel use: 8.0 gal/hour
30.3 l/hour
Gear 4 used for power test.
Max pull: 14174 lbs
6429 kg
Gear 1 used for pull test.


Is John Deere 5010 a good tractor?

The John Deere 5010 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 5010 take?

Check out the John Deere 5010 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 5010?

The John Deere 5010 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1963 – 1965

Where is the serial number on a John Deere 5010?

Lookup rear of transmission case

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