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  • Available single-point hydraulic connection saves time
  • Hydraulics that improve cycle times and productivity
  • Integrated parking stands for easy attachment and removal


False rod bucket cylinders improve productivity
    False rod cylinderFalse rod cylinder

    Fast bucket cycle times are important to dump the load from the bucket as quickly as possible, (quite often) 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 loaders.


    Therefore, all MSL 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.

Loader removal (parking) made easy
    Parking standsParking 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.


    To watch a video of parking and attaching an H-Series loader click here.

    Removing or parking the loader
    Parking stand in stored positionParking stand in stored position
    Removing parking standRemoving parking stand
    Mast pin in the closed positionMast pin in the closed position
    Rotating mast pin to the open positionRotating 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.

    Mast pin in the open positionMast pin in the open position
    Masts rotate forward, then bucket rolled backMasts 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).

    Disconnect/open single-point hydraulic connectionDisconnect/open single-point hydraulic connection
    Disconnect/open single-point hydraulic connectionsDisconnect/open single-point hydraulic connections

    Store the loader half of the single-point connector or hoses, and back away from the loader.

    Single-point hydraulics disconnectedSingle-point hydraulics disconnected
    Parked loaderParked loader
Boom lockout for easy service
    Hydraulic shut-off valve (open position)Hydraulic shut-off valve (open position)
    Hydraulic shut-off valve (closed position)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.

Single-point hydraulic connection saves time
    Single-point hydraulic connection on row crop tractor (closed)Single-point hydraulic connection on row crop tractor (closed)
    Single-point hydraulic connection on utility tractor (closed)Single-point hydraulic connection on utility tractor (closed)

    The H240, H260, and H310 Loaders can be ordered 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.



  • Model 5085E, 5100E
  • Front tire 320/85 R24 BKT (12.4 R24)
  • Rear tire 18.4 R30
  • Wheelbase 90 in.
  • Pump capacity 11 gpm
  • Rated pressure 2828 psi


  • Leveling configuration Mechanical Self Leveling (MSL)
  • Bucket used General Purpose
    1850 mm
    73 in.
  • Bucket weight 178 kg
    392 lb
  • Lift capacity at full height Measured at pivot (U)
    1182 kg
    2606 lbMeasured at 800 mm ahead of pivot (V)
    1280 kg
    2822 lb
  • Lift capacity at 59 in. (1500 mm) Measured at pivot (W)
    1611 kg
    3552 lbMeasured at 800 mm ahead of pivot (X)
    1584 kg
    3492 lb
  • Boom breakout force Measured at pivot (Y)
    2174 kgf
    4793 lbfMeasured at 800 mm ahead of pivot (Z)
    1836 kgf
    4048 lbf
  • Bucket rollback force capacity At maximum height (VV)
    1884 kgf
    4154 lbfAt 59-in. (1500-mm) lift height (XX)
    3095 kgf
    6823 lbfAt ground-level line (ZZ)
    3058 kgf
    6742 lbf
  • Dimensions Maximum lift height (A)
    3343 mm
    132 in.At full height - bucket level(B)
    3148 mm
    124 in.At full height - bucket dumped (C)
    2493.1 mm
    98.2 in.
  • Overall length (I+F), ft (m) 4.5 m
    14.7 ft
  • Digging depth (H) 93 mm
    3.7 in.
  • Reach At maximum height (D)
    780.0 mm
    30.7 in.At ground level - bucket level (F)
    2171 mm
    85.5 in.
  • Bucket angle Dump angle, degrees (E)
    -57.7 degree (angle)Rollback angle, degrees (G)
    43 degree (angle)Dump angle, ground
    -109 degree (angle)
  • Cycle times Loader raise, seconds
    3.3 secondsLoader lower, seconds
    2.2 secondsBucket dump, seconds
    2.6 secondsBucket rollback, seconds
    2.6 seconds