John Deere 60

John Deere 60 Technical Specifications

John Deere 60 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1952 – 1956.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for John Deere 60 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 60 Production

Manufacturer John Deere
Row-Crop tractor
Built in Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Total built 57,166
Original price was $2,500 in 1956
Five variants of the John Deere model 60 were made. The basic 60, the standard 60S, the high-seat standard 60S6 (in 1955 and 1956 only), the orchard model 60-O, and the high-crop 60H with 32-inch clearance.

John Deere 60 Power

Engine: 37.68 hp
28.1 kW
Belt (tested) 41.18 hp
30.7 kW

John Deere 60 Electrical

Ground positive
Batteries 2
Battery volts 6

John Deere 60 Mechanical

Two-wheel drive
Steering manual
  power optional (1954 on)
Differential mechanical expanding shoe brakes
Open operator station with foam padded seat.


Fuel 20.5 gal
77.6 L
  28 gal (LP gas)
106.0 L
Aux. fuel 1 gal
3.8 L
Hydraulic system 1.5 gal
5.7 L


Type Powr-Trol
Capacity 1.5 gal
5.7 L
Pressure 930 psi
64.1 bar
Valves 1
Pump flow 8.9 gpm
33.7 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Type John Deere 800

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO transmission
  independent OptOptional
Rear RPM 540 (1.375)

Title serial numbers

1952 6000001
1953 6007694
1954 6027995
1955 6042500
1956 6057650

FAQ: How to read a serial number table.

What year is my John Deere 60? 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 60 Engine detail

Engine Detail
John Deere
Displacement 321 ci
5.3 L
Bore/Stroke 5.50×6.75 inches
140 x 171 mm
Fuel system duplex carburetor
Air cleaner oil bath
Compression 6:1
Rated RPM 975
Firing order 1-2
Starter volts 12
Oil capacity 8 qts
7.6 L
Coolant capacity 33 qts
31.2 L
Sparkplug gap 0.030 inches
0.762 mm
Point gap 0.022 inches
0.559 mm

John Deere 60 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission John Deere
Type unsynchronized gear
Gears 6 forward and 1 reverse
Clutch dry disc

John Deere 60 Dimensions

Wheelbase 90 inches
228 cm
Length 139 inches
353 cm
Width 86.625 inches
220 cm
Height (hood) 65.6 inches
166 cm
Height (exhaust) 84.1 inches
213 cm
Rear axle 3.125 inch diameter
79 mm
Rear tread 56 to 88 inches
142 to 223 cm

John Deere 60 Weight
Shipping 5300 lbs
2404 kg
Operating 5800 lbs
2630 kg
Ballasted 7400 lbs
3356 kg

John Deere 60 Tests

Tractor Tests

NTTL 472: gasoline 6-speed 2WD

NTTL 490: tractor fuel 6-speed 2WD

NTTL 513: LP gas 6-speed 2WD

Nebraska Tractor Test 472

Nebraska Tractor Test 472
Gasoline 6-speed 2WD
May 26 – June 2, 1952
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 472 file
Belt power (max) 40.24 hp
30.0 kW
Belt fuel use (max) 3.8 gal/hour
14.4 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power 35.18 hp
26.2 kW
Gear 4 used for power test.
Max pull 4,372 lbs
1983 kg
Gear 2 used for pull test.

Nebraska Tractor Test 490

Nebraska Tractor Test 490
Tractor fuel 6-speed 2WD
April 15 – 21, 1953
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 490 file
Belt power (max) 32.48 hp
24.2 kW
Belt fuel use (max) 3.2 gal/hour
12.1 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power 29.17 hp
21.8 kW
Gear 4 used for power test.
Max pull 4,499 lbs
2040 kg
Gear 1 used for pull test.

Nebraska Tractor Test 513

Nebraska Tractor Test 513
LP gas 6-speed 2WD
November 6 – 12, 1953
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 513 file
Belt power (max) 41.18 hp
30.7 kW
Belt fuel use (max) 4.7 gal/hour
17.8 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power 37.68 hp
28.1 kW
Gear 3 used for power test.
Max pull 5,352 lbs
2427 kg
Gear 2 used for pull test.


Is John Deere 60 a good tractor?

The John Deere 60 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 60 take?

Check out the John Deere 60 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 60?

The John Deere 60 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1952 – 1956

How much does a John Deere 60 tractor weight?

Depending on the engine type, the John Deere 60 weight ranges from 5300 to 5800 pounds .

How much can a John Deere 60 Pull?

The max pulling capacity of the John Deere 60 tractors starts at 4,372 lbs
1983 kg but may be slightly higher depending on the trim.

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