John Deere 5303

John Deere 5303 Utility tractor Technical Specifications

John Deere 5303 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 5303 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 5303 Production

Manufacturer: John Deere
Type: Utility tractor
Factory: Pune, Maharashtra, India
Original price: $18,800 (2007 )

John Deere 5303 Power

Engine: 64 hp
47.7 kW
PTO (claimed): 55 hp
41.0 kW
PTO (tested): 56.42 hp
42.1 kW

John Deere 5303 Electrical

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

John Deere 5303 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 5303 Engine detail

Engine Detail
John Deere
turbocharged diesel
Displacement: 179 ci
2.9 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.19×4.33 inches
106 x 110 mm
Power: 64 hp
47.7 kW
Air cleaner: dry
Rated RPM: 2400
Idle RPM: 800-2650
Operating RPM: 1400-2400
Firing order: 1-2-3
Starter volts: 12
Coolant capacity: 10 qts
9.5 L
Coolant change: 2000 h

Intake valve clearance: 0.014 inches
0.356 mm
Exhaust valve clearance: 0.018 inches
0.457 mm

John Deere 5303 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: SyncReverser
Gears: 9 forward and 3 reverse
Clutch: dry disc
Oil capacity: 40 qts
37.9 L
Three speeds (1-3) plus reverse (R) in three ranges (A-C). Tractor must be stopped, and clutch used, before shifting speed or range. Standard on 2WD models.

John Deere 5303 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 80.7 inches
204 cm
2WD Clearance (front axle): 18 inches
45 cm
Front tread: 56.9 to 81.9 inches
144 to 208 cm
Rear tread: 55.8 to 71.7 inches
141 to 182 cm

John Deere 5303 Weight
2WD Shipping: 4,725 lbs
2143 kg
4WD Shipping: 5,112 lbs
2318 kg
2WD Operating: 4,900 lbs
2222 kg

John Deere 5303 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1872

Nebraska Tractor Test 1872
Diesel 9-speed 2WD
March 15 – 30, 2006
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1872 file
PTO performance
Max power: 56.42 hp
42.1 kW
Fuel use: 3.6 gal/hour
13.6 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed: 55.98 hp
41.7 kW
Fuel use: 3.6 gal/hour
13.6 l/hour


Is John Deere 5303 a good tractor?

The John Deere 5303 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 5303 take?

Check out the John Deere 5303 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 5203

The John Deere 5303 was an agricultural tractor model made from 2003 – 2008

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