John Deere 5500

John Deere 5500 Utility tractor Technical Specifications

John Deere 5500 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1996 – 1997.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for John Deere 5500 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 5500 Production

Manufacturer: John Deere
Type: Utility tractor
Factory: Augusta, Georgia, USA
Original price: $28,000 (1997)

John Deere 5500 Power

Engine (gross): 83.2 hp
62.0 kW
PTO (claimed): 73 hp
54.4 kW
Drawbar (tested): 63.11 hp
47.1 kW
PTO (tested): 74.04 hp
55.2 kW

John Deere 5500 Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging system: alternator
Battery volts: 12

John Deere 5500 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
  4×4 MFWD 4WD (optional)
Differential lock: mechanical standard
Steering: hydrostatic power
Brakes: differential hydraulic wet disc
Cab: Two-post folding ROPS. Cab optional with air-conditioning.
Transmissions: 9-speed unsynchronized gear
  9-speed partially synchronized
  12-speed power shuttle


Type: open center
Pressure: 2750 psi
189.6 bar
Valves: 1 to 3
Pump flow: 16.4 gpm
62.1 lpm
Total flow: 23.2 gpm
87.8 lpm
Steering flow: 6.8 gpm
25.7 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: II/I
Control: position control with top-link draft sensing
Rear lift (at 24″/610mm): 3,374 lbs
1530 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 540

John Deere 5500 Engine detail

Engine Detail
John Deere 4039TAT01
Displacement: 274.6 ci
4.5 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.19×5.00 inches
106 x 127 mm
Rated Power (ECE R24): 80 hp
59.7 kW
Compression: 17.8:1
Rated RPM: 2400
Idle RPM: 800-2600
Operating RPM: 1500-2400
Torque: 219.8 lb-ft
298.0 Nm
Torque RPM: 1500
Firing order: 1-3-4-2
Starter: electric
Starter volts: 12
Starter power: 3.4 hp
2.5 kW
Oil capacity: 9 qts
8.5 L

John Deere 5500 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type: partially synchronized
Gears: 12 forward and reverse
Four gears (1-4) in three ranges (A, B, C) with reverse lever. Gear shifts are synchronized, using the clutch. Tractor must be stopped, and clutch used, to shift range or direction.

John Deere 5500 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 85.8 inches
217 cm
Length: 132 inches
335 cm
Height (cab): 94.5 inches
240 cm
Weight: 6400 lbs
2903 kg

John Deere 5500 Tests

OCED Tractor Test 1717

OCED Tractor Test 1717
Diesel 9-speed 4WD

Link: OCED Tractor Test 1717 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 74.04 hp
55.2 kW
Fuel use: 4.5 gal/hour
17.0 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 63.11 hp
47.1 kW
Fuel use: 4.5 gal/hour
17.0 l/hour
Max pull: 5,243 lbs
2378 kg


Is John Deere 5500 a good tractor?

The John Deere 5500 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 5500 take?

Check out the John Deere 5500 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 5400

The John Deere 5500 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1996 – 1997

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