John Deere 260 skid steer loader

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General skid steer loader information

John Deere 260
Skid steer loader
1999 - 2002


Engine power:72.4 hp [54.0 kW]
Rated operating capacity:2400 lbs [1088 kg]
Operating cap w/counterweights:2600 lbs [1179 kg]
Bucket width:78 inches [198 cm]
Bucket capacity:14.6 cf [0.413 m3]
Reach:32 inches [81 cm]
Tipping load:5000 lbs [2268 kg]
Breakout force - bucket:7500 lbs [3402 kg]
Breakout force - boom:4800 lbs [2177 kg]


A. Length:115 inches [292 cm]
B. Total length:138 inches [350 cm]
C. Height:82.9 inches [210 cm]
D. Max height:157.5 inches [400 cm]
E. Pin height:127 inches [322 cm]
F. Wheelbase:47.6 inches [120 cm]
G. Ground clearance:11 inches [27 cm]
Weight:8250 lbs [3742 kg]
Skid steer dimensions diagram


John Deere 3029T
2.9L 3-cylinder
liquid-cooled turbocharged diesel
2400 RPM
Engine power (gross):72.4 hp [54.0 kW]
Engine power (net):69 hp [51.5 kW]
Oil capacity:7 qts [6.6 L]
Coolant cap.:11.2 qts [10.6 L]


Flow:21.3 gpm [80.6 lpm]
Pressure:3100 psi [213.7 bar]
Optional flow:33.1 gpm [125.3 lpm]
System capacity:9 gal [34 L]


Max speed:7 mph [11.3 kph]
Max speed (two-speed):12 mph [19.3 kph]
Front tire:14.00x17.5
Rear tire:14.00x17.5


55 amp alternator
12-volt 2.5kW starter
12-volt 950 cca battery

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Last update:January 20, 2015
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