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John Deere 540M Loader

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  • Superior strength and visibility
  • For heavy-duty chores
  • Parking stands are integrated on the loader
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Single-point hydraulic connection saves time
Single-point hydraulic connection on row-crop tractor (closed)
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Single-point hydraulic connection on utility tractor (closed)
The 520M, H240, 540M, H260, and H310 Loaders can be configured with a single-point hydraulic connection that also incorporates the connection point for any electrical needs. To disconnect the hydraulic connection between the loader and the tractor, it is necessary to relieve the hydraulic system oil pressure on the tractor.
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Concealed oil lines improve appearance and reduce damage

Concealed oil lines through boom arm

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Oil lines routed through the boom arm
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Oil lines routed through the torque tube
Over time, increased width in tractor hoods have caused issues with available space for running traditional oil lines of a loader along the boom, making them more susceptible to damage.
To improve this situation, the oil lines have been routed through the boom arm and the torque tube, improving line protection and the appearance of the loader.
Parking mounting system
Loader removal (parking) made easy
Parking stands
John Deere loaders are easily removed and reinstalled on tractors without tools. The parking system allows removing or attaching the loader to the tractor in minutes without the need for tools.
To remove or park the loader, apply slight down pressure to the loader boom with the bucket dumped at approximately a 30-degree angle. With the tractor in park, lower the parking stands and place the mast pins in the open position.
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Parking stand in stored position
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Removing parking stand
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Mast pin in the closed position
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Rotating mast pin to the open position
Utilizing the boom circuit with the tractor in neutral, rotate the mast forward until the mast has rotated past the pin location on the mounting frame by extending the lift cylinder. Now using the bucket circuit, roll back the bucket until the mast is removed from the pocket and will clear the tires.
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Mast pin in the open position
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Masts rotate forward, then bucket rolled back
With the tractor in park, shut the engine off and relieve the hydraulic pressure as indicated for the tractor (rotating the joystick). Disconnect or open the single-point hydraulic connector (or remove couplers if no single point is installed).
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Disconnect/open single-point hydraulic connection
Store the loader half of the single-point connector or hoses, and back away from the loader.
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Single-point hydraulics disconnected

Hydraulic shut-off valve (open position)

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Parked loader
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Boom lockout for easy serviceFalse rod cylinder
Hydraulic shut-off valve (open position)
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Hydraulic shut-off valve (closed position)
A hydraulic shut-off valve is included with the H-Series Ag Loaders to ensure the loader does not lower suddenly. For example, this allows the boom to be locked out when someone is required to be located under the loader boom for service work on the tractor. It should not be used for extended periods of time unless an appropriate support stand is also utilized.
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False rod bucket cylinders improve productivity 
False rod cylinder
Fast bucket cycle times are important to dump the load from the bucket as quickly as possible, in order to be as productive as possible, while completing loading operations. The bucket cylinder design can have a major impact on this cycle time, especially for the mechanical self-leveling (MSL) loaders.
Therefore, all MSL M- and H-Series Loaders utilize false rod bucket cylinders. A false rod cylinder has a smaller displacement of oil requirement on the head end of the cylinder, which allows this cylinder to dump much faster than a normal cylinder.
540M Loader
Sale Type
John Deere
NSL: 137-141 in. (3.482-3.571 m) MSL: 138-141 in. (3.501-3.578 m)
NSL: 2,394-2,666 lb (1088-1212 kg) MSL: 3,117.3-3,309.1 lb (1414-1501 kg)
Boom Breakout Force
Measured at pivot (Y) 2671 kg
Dump Angle, Degrees (E)
-74 degree (angle)
Maximum Lift Height (A)
3578 mm 141 in.
Rollback Angle, Degrees (G)
42 degree (angle)
Lift Capacity At Full Height
Measured at pivot (U) 1373 kg 3027 lb
Bucket Rollback Force Capacity
At ground-level line (ZZ) 3046 kg
Clearance At Full Height - Bucket Dumped (C)
2538 mm 100 in.
Rear Tire
2380 mm 94 in.
Front Tire
Pump Capacity
75.7 L/min 20 gpm
Rated Pressure
195 bar 2828 psi
Front Axle Configuration