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John Deere 260

John Deere 260 skid steer specs
ManufacturerJohn Deere
TypeSkid steer loader
Lift DesignVertical
Years Made1999-2004

Operating Specifications

Horsepower72.4 HP54.0 kW
Lifting Capacity (35% Tipping)1750 lbs793.8 kg
Lifting Capacity (50% Tipping)2400 lbs1088.6 kg
Operating Weight8250 lbs3742.1 kg
Tipping Load5000 lbs2268.0 kg
Lift Breakout Force7500 lbs3401.9 kg
Tilt Breakout Force4800 lbs2177.2 kg
Max. Travel Speed7.0 mph11.3 km
Optional High Speed12.0 mph19.3 km

Cycle Time

Raise Lift Arms
Lower Lift Arms
Bucket Rollback
Bucket Dump

Hydraulic System

Pump Flow21.3 GPM66.6 LPM
Relief Pressure3100 psi213.7 Bar
Optional Flow34.9 GPM113.9 LPM
Hydraulic Capacity9.0 gal34.1 L
How much can a John Deere 260 skid steer lift?

John Deere 260 skid steer lifts 2,400 lbs.

How many horsepower is a John Deere 260?

The John Deere 260 skid steer has 72 horsepower.

How much does a John Deere 260 skid loader weigh?

The John Deere 260 skid loader weighs 8,250 pounds.

How much oil does a John Deere 260 take?

The John Deere 260 has a 2-gallon oil capacity.

What kind of oil does a John Deere skid steer take?

John Deere Plus–50 II Engine Oil is recommended by John Deere.

Engine Specs

ManufacturerJohn Deere
EmissionsTier I
Rated Speed2400 RPM
Torque Power1600 RPM
CombustionDirect injection
Compression Ratio17.8:1
Firing Order1-2-3
Gross Power72.4 HP54.0 kW
Net Power69.0 HP51.5 kW
Displacement179 cu in.2933 cc
Bore4.2 in.10.6 cm
Stroke4.3 in.11.0 cm
Peak Torque109 ft-lb148.1 N∙m
Coolant Capacity2.8 gal10.6 L
Engine Oil Capacity2.0 gal7.4 L
Fuel Tank Capacity20.0 gal75.7 L


Height82.9 in.210.5 cm
Bucket Hinge Pin127.0 in.322.6 cm
Width76.2 in.193.5 cm
Length138.0 in.350.4 cm
Dump Height102.0 in.259.1 cm
Dump Reach32.0 in.81.3 cm
Ground Clearance11.0 in.28.0 cm
Dump Angle45°
Rollback Angle35°
Departure Angle27°

Tire Size


John Deere 260 Review


The John Deere 260 skid steer loader is a compact, yet powerful machine. It has a maximum operating capacity of 2,400 pounds and can be configured with different attachments to suit any purpose. JD 260 skid loader is an ideal machine for landscaping, mowing, and other light work.

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