John Deere H260 NSL

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Loader removal (parking) made easy

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.

Single-point hydraulic connection saves time

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.

Boom lockout for easy service 

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 

Concealed oil lines improve appearance and reduce damage

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.

False rod bucket cylinders improve productivity

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.


Model 5115M
Front tire 12.4R24
Rear tire 16.9R30
Front axle configuration ---
Wheelbase 91 in. (2300 mm)
Pump capacity 18 gpm
Rated pressure 2828 psi
Leveling configuration ---
Bucket used 1850 Material
Bucket weight 228 kg (502 lb)
Lift capacity at full height Measured at pivot (U) 1390 kg (3058 lb); Measured at 800 mm ahead of pivot (V) 1501 kg (3302 lb)
Lift capacity at 59 in. (1500 mm) Measured at pivot (W) 1927 kg (4239 lb); Measured at 800 mm ahead of pivot (X) 1854 kg (4079 lb)
Boom breakout force Measured at pivot (Y) 2506 kgf (5513 lbf) Measured at 800 mm ahead of pivot (Z) 2201 kgf (4842 lbf)
Bucket rollback force capacity At maximum height (VV) 1592 kgf (3502 lbf); At 59-in. (1500-mm) lift height (XX) 2884 kgf (6345 lbf); At ground-level line (ZZ) 2993 kgf (6585 lbf)
Dimensions Maximum lift height (A) 3501 mm (138 in.); At full height - bucket level (B) 3307 mm (130 in.); At full height - bucket dumped (C) 2462 mm (97 in.)
Overall length (I+F), ft (m) ---
Overall height in carry position (J) ---
Digging depth (H) -123 mm (-5 in.)
Reach At maximum height (D) 1048 mm (41 in.); At ground level - bucket level (F) 2560 mm (101 in.)
Bucket angle Dump angle, degrees (E) -73 degree (angle); Rollback angle, degrees (G) 43 degree (angle); Dump angle, ground -99 degree (angle)
Cycle times Loader raise, seconds 3.7 seconds; Loader lower, seconds 2.8 seconds; Bucket dump, seconds 2.2 seconds; Bucket rollback, seconds 2.2 seconds