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John Deere enhances utility tractors with new models

John Deere enhances utility tractors with new models

New 4-cylinder and specialty models offer more in power, durability and operator comfort.

John Deere’s new four-cylinder 5E and 5ML Series Tractors feature heavy-duty power and versatility for utility tractors of their size.

The new four-cylinder 5E Series Tractors are built for a variety of applications such as livestock feeding, haying operations, roadside mowing and property maintenance. The two new 5ML models are low-profile machines that are perfect for working in orchards, livestock barns and other environments with restricted heights.

5E Series Tractors


The new four-cylinder 5Es feature heavy-duty frames, axles, engines and transmission to deliver greater performance. Available in 85 and 100 engine horsepower, the 5085E and 5100E are powered by John Deere PowerTech 4045 diesel engines that meet Final Tier Four emission standards. This engine gives allows the tractors to lift more than 3,200 pounds rear-lift capacity and more than 3,500 pounds at full front loader height.

The 24/12 PowerReverser transmission in these machines increases top transport speed by one-third. Operators can shift from low to high at the touch of a button, without even needing to clutch. The economy PTO, standard on all 5E four-cylinder transmissions, lets operators reduce engine rpm to 1,700, which can lower fuel consumption by as much as 20 percent.

The new sloping hood and raised operator platform on cab models offer 3.6 feet of extra visibility in front of the tractor.

Design changes to the control pod and instrument panel provide easier monitoring and operating control. The operator has more information available on a single screen than ever, including warning lights, ground speed, PTO speed, PTO target bar, PowrReverser position, hour meter, hi/lo indicator and diagnostic codes. Routine maintenance is made easy with a new slide-out condenser, radiator screen, tilting charge air cooler and slide-out oil cooler.

Customers can save money on the purchase price of these new 5E models with a factory-installed loader prep package that matches with the new H240 Loaders.

5ML Tractors

Along with the new 5Es, John Deere is bringing out the new 5ML Tractors designed for working in low clearance and tight spaces such as poultry barns and orchards.

“The 5ML Tractors are available in two models, the 100 engine horsepower 5100ML and 115 horsepower 5115ML,” says Ruben Peña, senior marketing representative, John Deere Augusta, in a release. “These low-profile M machines feature an open operator station, low-profile seat and ROPS, and sloping hood for improved visibility when operating under trees and in low buildings.”


The 5ML models come standard with Final Tier 4 compliant John Deere PowerTech engines that automatically perform regeneration for maximum uptime.  

The 5ML comes with a mechanical hitch and two transmission options: the 16F/16R or 32F/16R PowrReverser for clutch-free forward and reverse operations. They are designed with plenty of hydraulic power to handle a wide variety of implements and drawbar visibility.

Other features include a new backlit LCD instrument panel that makes monitoring tractor performance easier, two rear work lights, and new easier-to-access charge air engine cooler and hydraulic oil cooler packages. Factory-installed options include fuel tank guards and an SCV oil spillage collection system.

"We’ve even tucked critical operator controls inside the right fender and added a guard to the left-hand reverser to protect them from bumping into low-hanging branches,” Peña says. “If you spend your days working in orchards, poultry houses or in other tight spots, the 5ML Tractor is a good fit that will help you get the job done quickly, comfortably and more efficiently."

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