July 16, 2007
John Deere announced its new line of 5003 Series Tractors Monday.
The models range in horsepower from 45 to 74-engine hp and feature 2.9L PowerTech engines. "The engines provide excellent torque, fuel efficiency, and offer durable horsepower for many applications," says Mike Alvin, product manager, John Deere Commercial Products.
Two transmissons are available, the 9F/3R SyncReverser for two-wheel drive models, and the 9F/3R SyncShuttle for four-wheel-drive models.
"The SyncReverser provides an in-line synchronized shuttle shift of nine forward and three reverse speeds," Alvin says. "Operators can easily switch directions without having to completely stop the tractor between selected shifts which makes this ideal for loader work. The SyncShuttle offers the same features plus allows forward synchronized shifting with clutching between gears on-the-go."
The four-wheel-drive models feature a heavy-duty front axle with 55-degree turn angle and limited slip design. This increases drawbar pull and improves traction when operating in slick conditions. This also gets more torque to the ground, reduces slippage, and improves overall fuel economy. The four-wheel-drive centerline design provides maneuverability and more crop clearance when operating in the field. Its 10 degrees of axle oscillation follows uneven terrain and reduces stress and maintenance costs.
Additional information is also available at www.JohnDeere.com/Ag.
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