John Deere 1530 Tractor Problems and Solutions

The John Deere 1530 is a Generation II series 2WD utility tractor. Between 1973 and 1975, JD produced this farming tractor in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Due to the malfunction of the parts, users may experience several issues while using this machine.

John Deere 1530 tractor problems include hydraulics issues, brake problems, 3-point lowering troubles, and more. But most of these issues are simple to resolve on your own if you diagnose them at the right time. And in some cases, you might also replace the faulty parts.

To help you out, I’m going to share some John Deere 1530 troubleshooting tips with rebuilding cost ideas. Before that, let’s check out some key specifications of the JD 1530. 

John Deere 1530 Specs

Here are some specs of the John Deere 1530 tractor – 

  • Engine type: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline
  • Horsepower: 50.7 PS (37.3 kW or  50 HP)
  • Weight: 4,800 lbs (2177 kg)
  • Fuel tank capacity: 16.5 gal (62.5 L)
  • Oil capacity: 6.0 qts (5.7L)
  • Front tire: 6.00-16
  • Rear tire: 13.6-28
  • Chassis: 4×2 2WD
  • Number of cylinders: 3
  • Aspiration: Natural
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Brakes: Hydraulic wet disc

Common Issues of John Deere 1530 Tractor

Although 1530 JD is a top-performing farming tractor, still, this tractor might disappoint you with some unpredictable issues. 

Let’s check out the most common problems and cost to troubleshoot 1530 John Deere tractor.

S/NJohn Deere 1530 ProblemsPossible Replacing PartsEstimated Replacement Cost
1Hydraulic issuesHydraulic oil filter$40
2Weep holePump driveshaft seal $25
33-point lowering issuesRockshaft control lever$85
4Brake issuesSpring and ball$5 to $20

Troubleshooting John Deere 1530 Tractor Problems

John Deere 1530 Tractor Problems

After talking about the difficulties, let’s discuss about how to fix them for the JD 1530 tractor.

1. Hydraulic Problem

The hydraulic trouble is a widely held issue of JD 1530 tractor. Now, let’s have a look at this problem.

Step 1: Firstly start with cleaning the pump screens, and new hydraulic oil. Then you might need to reinstall the oil filter for troubleshooting.

Step 2: Additionally, track down and replace the tractor’s leaky low-pressure line that traveled from the front to the back. 

If needed you can replace the hydraulic oil filter. And it’ll cost $40

2. Weep Hole Issue

Some users mentioned that sometimes their JD 1530 tractor makes oil. This means due to the presence of a weep hole it can leak oil. Let’s figure out, how to deal with the problem.

Step 1: First, check the lift pump. After that, look at the procedure in an I&T or shop manual.

Step 2: If the pump driveshaft’s “umbrella” seals are broken, then install them and put the pump back on. 

Replacing the driveshaft seal of the 1530 JD tractor may cost about 25 bucks.

3. 3-Point Lowering Issues

Another problem of JD 1530 tractor is the 3-point lowering issue. If you are facing this, follow the steps to fix it. 

Step 1: Set the rock shaft control lever to the lowest position on your right side.

Step 2: Place either one or both ends of the L&D lever. Avoid tying a three-point hitch whenever possible.  

If you want to replace the rock shaft control lever it’ll cost around $85. 

The following video shows a demonstration of 1530 John Deere tractor with 145 loader.

4. Brake Troubles

Brake trouble is another disturbing thing that you may also encounter sometimes in your 1530 JD tractor. If you press both brakes at the same time, it will work fine. But when you push one pedal only it will show tantrums. 

There could be several reasons behind this such as- some valves (like equalizer valve) might be leaking in the brake valve compartment, unadjusted nut and bolt, etc. Here are some tips to fix the issue.

Step 1: Remove the spring and ball. And then clean the area.

Step 2: Reassemble the spring, giving it a little “stretch” to increase its tension. If necessary change the spring and ball.

Step 3: Check the nut and bolt in the brake hosung. You may adjust the nut and bolt ro get rid of this difficulties.

To replace the spring and ball of the brake hosing could cost around 5 to 20 bucks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How much does the John Deere 1530 tractor repair service manual cost?

A. John Deere 1530 tractor repair service manual costs around 30 bucks. 

Q. Which are upgraded and downgraded versions of 1530 John Deere tractor?

A. JD 1520 and JD 2240 tractors are the downgraded and upgraded versions of JD 1530 respectively. 

Q. What is the price of a John Deere 1530 tractor?

 A. The original price of John Deere 1530 tractor was $8,000 in 1975. 


The 1530 John Deere tractor will last longer if you maintain it properly and adhere to the maintenance schedule. Therefore, if you encounter any John Deere 1530 problems, fix or replace the problematic parts as soon as you can. 

To avoid any issues, the most crucial factor is to use this machine regularly. This will make it easier to spot problems before they get out of hand. And you’ll be able to fix these issues without shelling out a ton of cash.

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