John Deere 280 skid steer loader

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John Deere 280
Skid steer loader
2002 - 2002


Engine power:90 hp [67.1 kW]
Rated operating capacity:3200 lbs [1451 kg]
Operating cap w/counterweights:3500 lbs [1587 kg]
Bucket width:78 inches [198 cm]
Bucket capacity:17.8 cf [0.504 m3]
Reach:32 inches [81 cm]
Tipping load:7000 lbs [3175 kg]
Breakout force - bucket:11600 lbs [5261 kg]
Breakout force - boom:6650 lbs [3016 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:48.6 inches [123 cm]
G. Ground clearance:9.5 inches [24 cm]
Weight:9200 lbs [4173 kg]
Skid steer dimensions diagram


John Deere 4045T
4.5L 4-cylinder
liquid-cooled turbocharged diesel
2400 RPM
Engine power (gross):90 hp [67.1 kW]
Engine power (net):85 hp [63.4 kW]
Oil capacity:12 qts [11.4 L]
Coolant cap.:14.2 qts [13.4 L]


Flow:21.3 gpm [80.6 lpm]
Pressure:3100 psi [213.7 bar]
Optional flow:41.5 gpm [157.1 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 4.2kW starter
12-volt 950 cca battery

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Last update:January 20, 2015
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