OLATHE, Kansas, June 21, 2013 — John Deere has updated its entire lineup of 5E Series Utility Tractors (45-100 horsepower) with new Interim Tier 4 engine models and more cab / open operator station and transmission options. This new 5E Series Tractor line now includes the new 85 and 100 horsepower 4-cylinder tractors, which replace the previous 83, 93 and 101 horsepower models, and four 3-cylinder models ranging for 45 to 75 horsepower.
The new 5085E and 5100E feature Interim Tier 4 emissions-compliant PowerTech diesel engines with the 12 Forward / 12 Reverse PowrReverser Transmission and 540/540 Economy PTO in base equipment. They can be ordered with either a comfortable, ergonomic climate-controlled cab or with an open operator station, an option not previously available on the larger 5E models.
Two of the most popular options many customers have asked for on the 55 to 75 horsepower 3-cylinder 5E tractors are a cab and the 12/12 PowrReverser Transmission. The electrohydraulic PowrReverser Transmission with 12 forward and 12 reverse gears makes back and forth chores like loader and blading work easier. With the PowrReverser Transmission, the operator does not have to clutch or even slow down to go from forward to reverse.
The new cab configuration on the 55 to 75 horsepower 5E models creates the ideal chore tractor for customers working in colder climates or dusty conditions. In addition, fuel-saving 540 Economy PTO comes standard on all PowrReverser-equipped models to reduce engine noise, wear, and vibration when using powered implements.
Scott Schadler, product marketing manager for the 5 Family Tractors for the U.S. and Canada, says the updated John Deere 5E Series offers rural property owners, livestock producers and commercial customers more comfort, performance and versatility than any other utility tractor in its class.
“With six models from 45 to 100 horsepower within the 5E Series, customers can choose the power and options they want that best fits their needs,” Schadler says. “The 5E offers a basic level of features and options in transmission, operator stations, and front axles that allows a customer to find a configuration that is a perfect fit for their applications and budget. Customers will be very pleased at what they see up and down the entire 5E Series line.”
Beyond all these new features and options, Schadler says the best thing about the 5E Series Utility Tractors is their affordable price. “These utility tractors have been designed and built for value and to provide years of reliable performance to customers in a wide variety of markets, including the farm, ranch, commercial and property owner segments.”
All 5E models can be matched with a wide variety of John Deere and Frontier implements to make them even more useful in getting work done. For more information on the complete line of John Deere 5E Series Tractors, visit JohnDeere.com.