John Deere 6520L

John Deere 6520L Technical Specifications

John Deere 6520L is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 2002 – 2006.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for John Deere 6520L 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 6520L Production

Manufacturer: John Deere
Type: Orchard/Vineyard tractor
Factory: Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Original price: $51,500 (2007)

John Deere 6520L Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging system: alternator
Charging volts: 14
Battery volts: 12

John Deere 6520L Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
  4×4 MFWD 4WD (optional)
Steering: hydrostatic power
Brakes: hydraulic wet disc
Cab: ROPS. Cab optional.
Transmissions: 12-speed fully synchronized
  16-speed power shuttle
  16-speed partial power shift
  24-speed partial power shift


Fuel: 43.6 gal
165.0 L
  30.7 gal
116.2 L (optional for ground clearance)
Hydraulic system: 13.7 gal
51.9 L (SyncroPlus)
  12.9 gal
48.8 L (PowrQuad 16)
  13.2 gal
50.0 L (PowrQuad 24)


Type: pressure and flow compensated
Capacity: 13.7 gal
51.9 L (SyncroPlus)
  12.9 gal
48.8 L (PowrQuad 16)
  13.2 gal
50.0 L (PowrQuad 24)
Pressure: 2900 psi
200.0 bar
Pump flow: 25 gpm
94.6 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: II

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: independent
Rear RPM: 540
  540/1000 (optional)

John Deere 6520L Engine detail

Engine Detail
John Deere PowerTech 4045HL071
turbocharged diesel
Displacement: 276 ci
4.5 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.19×5.00 inches
106 x 127 mm
Emissions: Tier I
Air cleaner: dry
Rated RPM: 2300
Idle RPM: 875-2510
Operating RPM: 1000-2300
Torque: 289 lb-ft
391.9 Nm
Torque RPM: 1500
Firing order: 1-3-4-2
Starter volts: 12
Starter power: 4 hp
3.0 kW
Coolant capacity: 14.4 qts
13.6 L
Intake valve clearance: 0.014 inches
0.356 mm
Exhaust valve clearance: 0.018 inches
0.457 mm

John Deere 6520L Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: John Deere SyncroPlus
Type: fully synchronized
Gears: 12 forward and 4 reverse
Clutch: wet disc
Oil capacity: 55 qts
52.1 L
Oil type:
JD Hy-Gard

Three gears (1-3) plus reverse (R) in four ranges (A-D). Directional, gear, and range changes are synchronized and may be shifting while moving by using the clutch. Optional creeper adds an additional nine forward and three reverse speeds (ranges A-C) for a total of 21-forward and 7-reverse.

John Deere 6520L Dimensions

Shiping weight: 8,379 lbs
3800 kg (4WD ROPS)
Front tread: 58.5 to 80.4 inches
148 to 204 cm (2WD)
Front tread: 59.7 to 79.4 inches
151 to 201 cm (4WD)
Front tread: 55.1 to 68.5 inches
139 to 173 cm (4WD narrow)


Is John Deere 6520L a good tractor?

The John Deere 6520L 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 6520L take?

Check out the John Deere 6520L 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 6420L

The John Deere 6520L was an agricultural tractor model made from 2002 – 2006

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