John Deere 5203

John Deere 5203 Utility tractor Technical Specifications

John Deere 5203 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 2003 – 2008.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for John Deere 5203 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 5203 Production

Manufacturer: John Deere
Type: Utility tractor
Factory: Pune, Maharashtra, India

John Deere 5203 Power

Engine: 56 hp
41.8 kW
PTO (claimed): 47 hp
35.0 kW
PTO (tested): 48.77 hp
36.4 kW

John Deere 5203 Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging system: alternator
Charging amps: 40
Battery CCA: 623
Battery volts: 12

John Deere 5203 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
  4×4 MFWD 4WD
Steering: power
Brakes: differential wet disc
Cab: Foldable two-post ROPS.
Transmissions: 9-speed
  9-speed partially synchronized


Fuel: 19 gal
71.9 L
Hydraulic system: 10 gal
37.9 L
Front axle: 5.3 qts
5.0 L
Front hubs: 0.85 qts
0.8 L *Each


Type: open center
Capacity: 10 gal
37.9 L
Pressure: 2800 psi
193.1 bar
Valves: 1 or 2
Pump flow: 9.5 gpm
36.0 lpm
Total flow: 16.3 gpm
61.7 lpm
Steering flow: 6.8 gpm
25.7 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: II/I
Rear lift: 3,591 lbs
1628 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 540
Engine RPM: 540@2400

John Deere 5203 Engine detail

Engine Detail
John Deere
Displacement: 179 ci
2.9 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.19×4.33 inches
106 x 110 mm
Power: 50 hp
37.3 kW
Fuel system: direct injection
Air cleaner: dry
Compression: 17.8:1
Rated RPM: 2400
Torque: 127.6 lb-ft
173.0 Nm
Firing order: 1-2-3
Starter volts: 12
Starter power: 3.4 hp
2.5 kW

John Deere 5203 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type: collar shift gear
Gears: 8 forward and 4 reverse
Four gears (1-4) in two ranges (A/B) plus reverse (R) range. Tractor must be stopped, and clutch used, to shift gear or range.

John Deere 5203 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 80.7 inches
204 cm
Length: 137.8 inches
350 cm
Width: 72.1 inches
183 cm
Weight: 4497 lbs
2039 kg
Ground clearance: 17.7 inches
44 cm

John Deere 5203 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1871

Nebraska Tractor Test 1871
Turbo-diesel 9-speed 2WD
March 10 – 30, 2006
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1871 file
PTO performance
Max power: 48.77 hp
36.4 kW
Fuel use: 3.1 gal/hour
11.7 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed: 48.36 hp
36.1 kW
Fuel use: 3.3 gal/hour
12.5 l/hour


Is John Deere 5203 a good tractor?

The John Deere 5203 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 5203 take?

Check out the John Deere 5203 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 5103

The John Deere 5203 was an agricultural tractor model made from 2003 – 2008

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