"This tractor is unreliable.
The system runs hot and now it will not run.
The tractor will not go into forward or reverse. I changed the fuel..."
"I had a 5045E, but that was a cheap and very sorry made tractor. I traded it in and got the 5065E and I am very satisfied...."
"Tractor is a piece of junk, no brakes and has delay in the gears. I have a cab model with loader and 4x4, power reverser and it has a delay that comes..."
"There are serious problems with the hydraulic systems on all "E" models below 80 HP. Problems cause serious overheating of hydraulic, transmission,..."
"This is the most comfortable, powerful tractor I have owned. It is easy to operate and does what I ask it to do. It is excellent on fuel as well. From..."
"We never owned a tractor before our purchase (though we have many farmer relatives who do or did) and were unsure whether to buy new or used and if..."
"Good simple, strong tractor, kind of like they all used to be. Mine is a 2WD without loader. It has plenty of power, and in fact is a little light for..."
"Have about 100hrs on it now, been excellent so far with no problems. Use for: loader, auger, scrub cutter, dump wagon, post hole auger, scraper blade,..."
"Still early in the break in period, but the tractor and 553 loader are really making me happy. I have 400+ acres that this tractor needs to be the..."
"Tractor city is great. I think they did all they could. I don't like the way the loader dumps. They say it's a safety issue (maybe). I have to pump..."
"Upgraded from a 1970 John Deere 2020 to a 5065. No complaints at all. Had dealer put block heater in...."
"Great tractor, good hydraulics, controls very easy and comfortable. Has a John Deere 553 quick disconnect loader (very nice) and four wheel drive...."