John Deere 5603

John Deere 5603 Technical Specifications

John Deere 5603 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between Utility tractor.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for John Deere 5603 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 5603 Production

Manufacturer: John Deere
Type: Utility tractor
Factory: Montenegro, Brazil

John Deere 5603 Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging system: alternator
Charging amps: 40
Battery CCA: 700
Battery volts: 12

John Deere 5603 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
  4×4 MFWD 4WD
Steering: power
Brakes: wet disc
Transmission: 9-speed unsynchronized gear


Fuel: 18 gal
68.1 L
Hydraulic system: 10.6 gal
40.1 L
Front hubs: 0.85 qts
0.8 L (Dana)
  0.8 qts
0.8 L (ZF)
Front diff.: 5.3 qts
5.0 L (Dana)
  4.2 qts
4.0 L (ZF)


Type: open center
Capacity: 10.6 gal
40.1 L
Pressure: 2750 psi
189.6 bar
Valves: 0 to 2
Total flow: 10.6 gpm
40.1 lpm
Steering flow: 6.8 gpm
25.7 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: II
Rear lift (at ends): 5886 lbs
2669 kg
Rear lift (at 24″/610mm): 3968 lbs
1799 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

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

John Deere 5603 Engine detail

Engine Detail
John Deere PowerTech 4045
turbocharged diesel
Displacement: 276 ci
4.5 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.19×5.00 inches
106 x 127 mm
Emissions: Tier II
Power (gross): 99 hp
73.8 kW
Air cleaner: paper and felt elements
Compression: 17.0:1
Rated RPM: 2400
Idle RPM: 825-2625
Starter volts: 12
Coolant capacity: 12 qts
11.4 L
Coolant change: 2100 h

John Deere 5603 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: PowrReverser
Type: power shuttle
Gears: 12 forward and reverse
Clutch: wet disc
Oil capacity: 46 qts
43.5 L
Four gears (1-4) in three ranges (A-C) with left-hand reverser lever. Forward to rear shuttle shifting may be done while moving without the clutch. Gear shifts (1-4) are synchronized with the clutch. The tractor must be stopped to shift ranges.

John Deere 5603 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 85.7 inches
217 cm
Ground clearance: 15.8 inches
40 cm

John Deere 5603 Weight
Operating: 7,145 lbs
3240 kg
Max Drawbar: 1,675 lbs
759 kg (extended)
  2,470 lbs
1120 kg (retracted)

John Deere 5603 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1905

Nebraska Tractor Test 1905
Diesel 12-speed 4WD
September 6 – 11, 2007
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1905 file
PTO performance
Max power: 83.78 hp
62.5 kW
Fuel use: 5.7 gal/hour
21.6 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed: 82.81 hp
61.8 kW
Fuel use: 5.4 gal/hour
20.4 l/hour


Is John Deere 5603 a good tractor?

The John Deere 5603 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 5603 take?

Check out the John Deere 5603 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 ?

The John Deere 5603 was an agricultural tractor model made from Utility tractor

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