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John Deere 5065E Review



Overall Rating:
rating
 4.80
Build Quality:
5
Features:
rating
5
Performance:
rating
5
Value:
rating
5
Reliability:
rating
4


Deliberately Waited To Review Posted by Jeff on 05/12/2017

I bought a new 5065E with a 553 loader 5 years ago. I didn't see much use in reviewing a new tractor then, so here you go 5 years and 500 hours later.

I've had no significant issues with the tractor. The bolts holding the seat down vibrated loose and knocked the threads out. I had to fix it with a helicoil. I managed to mash the hydraulic tube that runs from the front of the tractor to the rear and had to replace that so a skid plate would help. The little "bat wing" that adjusts the lift arm up and down to level an implement vibrated loose and was lost so I had to replace that. I also had the ground cable vibrate loose. The dash panel does fog up but hasn't caused any issues.

I have the standard 12/3 transmission and any range but "A" is entirely too fast in reverse. It's also hard to start in cold weather but the dealer installed a block heater that works well and is worth the money.

Overall I recommend the tractor and would buy again. I'm currently considering another 5065E or a 5075E.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 2013 Date Purchased: 05/05/2012 Number of Hours: 500
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Overall simple utility tractor Cons: Minor bolts loosening and could benefit from a skid plate Type of User: Homeowner 50-100 Acres Location: United States Indiana I also considered buying:
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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