John Deere 8560

John Deere 8560 Four-wheel Drive (4WD) tractor Technical Specifications

John Deere 8560 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1989 – 1993.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for John Deere 8560 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 8560 Production

Manufacturer: John Deere
Type: Four-wheel Drive (4WD) tractor
Factory: Waterloo, Iowa, USA

John Deere 8560 Power

Engine: 235 hp
175.2 kW
PTO (claimed): 200 hp
149.1 kW
Drawbar (tested): 180.74 hp
134.8 kW
PTO (tested): 210.25 hp
156.8 kW

John Deere 8560 Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging system: alternator
Charging amps: 120
Batteries: 2
Battery CCA: 925
Battery volts: 12

John Deere 8560 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×4 articulated 4WD
Steering: articulated power
Brakes: hydraulic wet disc
Cab: Sound-Gard Cab standard.
Transmissions: 12-speed partially synchronized
  24-speed partial power shift


Fuel: 220 gal
832.7 L
Hydraulic system: 37 gal
140.0 L


Type: closed-center pressure compensated
Capacity: 37 gal
140.0 L
Pump flow: 44.8 gpm
169.6 lpm
SCV flow: 33.3 gpm
126.0 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: III
Rear lift: 14983 lbs
6796 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear RPM: 1000

Title serial numbers

Location: Data plate behind left-side step

photo of 8560 serial number

1989: 1001
1990: 1501
1991: 2001
1992: 2331
1993: 3325

how to read serial numbers…

What year is my John Deere 8560? 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 8560 Engine detail

Engine Detail
John Deere
turbocharged diesel
Displacement: 466 ci
7.6 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.5625×4.75 inches
116 x 121 mm
Power: 235 hp
175.2 kW
Air cleaner: dual paper elements
Compression: 16:1
Rated RPM: 2100
Firing order: 1-5-3-6-2-4
Starter volts: 12
Coolant capacity: 58 qts
54.9 L

John Deere 8560 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: John Deere Syncro
Type: partially synchronized
Gears: 12 forward and 3 reverse
Clutch: hydraulic wet disc
Three speeds (1-3) in four ranges (A-D). Synchronized shifting between speeds.

John Deere 8560 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 133.9 inches
340 cm
Length: 268.9 inches
683 cm
Operating weight: 32075 lbs
14549 kg *Weight with 18.4R42 duals.

John Deere 8560 Tests

OCED Tractor Test 1623

OCED Tractor Test 1623
Diesel PowrSync 4WD
May 1989 – 1989,
Link: OCED Tractor Test 1623 file
PTO performance
Max power: 210.25 hp
156.8 kW
Fuel use: 11.7 gal/hour
44.3 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed: 202.65 hp
151.1 kW
Fuel use: 11.8 gal/hour
44.7 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 210.12 hp
156.7 kW
Fuel use: 11.7 gal/hour
44.3 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 180.74 hp
134.8 kW
Fuel use: 11.8 gal/hour
44.7 l/hour
Max pull: 32,166 lbs
14590 kg


Is John Deere 8560 a good tractor?

The John Deere 8560 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 8560 take?

Check out the John Deere 8560 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 8560?

The John Deere 8560 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1989 – 1993

Where is the serial number on a John Deere 8560?

Lookup data plate behind left-side step

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