Get dependable performance with high-torque, low-emission PowerTech™ diesel engines
Owners of 5E 4-Cylinder Tractors can claim bragging rights to operating the most dependable engine on the market with John Deere’s extensive track record for building high-performance engines. The John Deere-designed and -manufactured diesel engine provides excellent torque, fuel efficiency, and durability. This turbocharged engine also complies with Tier 3 emission standards.
12F/12R PowrReverser™ transmission is ideal for demanding applications
The John Deere-built PowrReverser transmission provides 12 forward and 12 reverse (12F/12R) gears for operators requiring additional flexibility for multiple applications. It comes standard with shiftable 540/540 Economy power take-off (PTO). This transmission is ideal for operators using their tractors to perform in versatile applications.
Hydraulic wet forward and reverse clutches maximise durability and will outlast the life of any dry clutch. When tractors are run by multiple operators with a variety of experience levels, a wet clutch is the best way to maintain transmission integrity and performance while decreasing clutch replacement costs.
Two platform-mounted levers offer easy and comfortable shifting for a pleasant operator experience.
Mechanical front-wheel drive (MFWD) front axle provides traction on demand
The heavy-duty MFWD front axle contains a limited-slip solution which unlocks the true potential of the axle allowing for increased drawbar pull and improved traction, even when one tire is in a slippery condition. This ensures the operator gets the required torque to the ground for the application demand and frees the tractor to break out of a potential rutty situation, leaving producers with cleaner fields and decreasing the need for pulling chains.
The MFWD front axle also reduces wheel slippage with less tractor ballasting for reduced soil compaction, increased fuel economy, and longer tire life. The MFWD centerline design provides excellent maneuverability around the worksite and more crop clearance so producers are not driving down their crop or profit.
Rear-mount selective control valves (SCVs) add versatility
5E 4-Cylinder Series Tractor are equipped with two economical and versatile spool-type SCVs. Two rear SCVs comes standard on 5E 4-Cylinder Series Utility Tractors.
All rear SCVs are lever-controlled, and couplers are equipped with plug dust covers to prevent dirt and debris from entering the hydraulic system. This ensures the most reliable performance, allowing operators to get their work done.
Operators can couple and uncouple under pressure with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) push-pull couplers, which reduces the muscle required to switch implements. This allows the operator to effortlessly couple and uncouple hydraulic hoses from one implement to another.
Save fuel, reduce noise, and increase engine life in power take-off (PTO) applications with the 540/540 Economy PTO
The 540/540 Economy PTO allows operators to select the engine rpm for reduced fuel consumption, reduced noise levels, reduced vibration, and less wear and tear on the engine, while at the same time keeping the proper 540 rpm at the PTO.
The economy PTO provides 540 rpm to the PTO at 1700 engine rpm. The 540 economy mode is ideal for any PTO application, from running a mower-conditioner to a baler or a cutter, where full engine horsepower is not required.
Operating at lower engine rpm decreases fuel costs up to 30 percent and provides additional productivity by improving the operating experience through enhanced operator comfort from reduced noise and vibration.
A lever allows the operator to simply change between 540 and 540E when conditions merit the opportunity to save fuel without affecting performance.
Climate-controlled cabs increase comfort and performance
Operators will appreciate the comfort and convenience offered through the seat, steering wheel, and lever controls with a rollover protective structure (ROPS) certified, factory installed cab, fitted with powerful air conditioning and heating. The cabs are assembled to the tractor chassis as a complete unit and mounted on composite isolators.
The complete cab assembly includes the floor and steering column. Having this type of fully isolated cab greatly reduces noise levels inside the cab. It also creates a more sealed environment, so the amount of airborne particles entering the cab, such as dust and pollen, are greatly reduced.
These cabs provide a clean, quiet environment protected from the elements.