John Deere H480

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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.

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.

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. 

In order 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, install the parking stands and place the mast pins in the open position.


Model 7820/7830
Front tire 380/85R34
Rear tire 480/80R46
Wheelbase 2860 mm (112.6 in.)
Pump capacity 96.1 L/min (25.4 gpm)
Rated pressure 195 bar (2828 psi)
Leveling configuration Mechanical Self Leveling (MSL)
Bucket used Materials 2450 mm (Materials - 85 in.)
Bucket weight 352 kg (776 lb)
Lift capacity at full height Measured at pivot (U) 2065 kg (4553 lb); Measured at 800 mm ahead of pivot (V) 2240 kg (4938 lb)
Lift capacity at 59 in. (1500 mm) Measured at pivot (W) 3420 kg (7540 lb) Measured at 800 mm ahead of pivot (X) 3280 kg (7231 lb)
Boom breakout force Measured at pivot (Y) 4793 kgf (10567 lbf); Measured at 800 mm ahead of pivot (Z) 4395 kgf (9689 lbf)
Bucket rollback force capacity At maximum height (VV) 3641 kgf (8027 lbf); At 59-in. (1500-mm) lift height (XX) 4599 kgf (10139 lbf) At ground-level line (ZZ) 4640 kgf (10229 lbf)
Dimensions Maximum lift height (A) 4650 mm (183.1 in.)At full height - bucket level(B) 4465 mm (175.8 in.); At full height - bucket dumped (C) 3820 mm (150.4 in.)
Overall length (I+F), ft (m) 5.6 m (18.7 ft)
Overall height in carry position (J) 2.4 m (7.8 ft)
Digging depth (H) 150 mm (5.9 in.)
Reach At maximum height (D) 820 mm (32.3 in.); At ground level - bucket level (F) 2790 mm (109.8 in.)
Bucket angle Dump angle, degrees (E) -58.9 degree (angle); Rollback angle, degrees (G) 42 degree (angle)
Cycle times Loader raise, seconds 5 seconds; Loader lower, seconds 5.5 seconds; Bucket dump, seconds 3.5 seconds; Bucket rollback, seconds 4 seconds