A Reliable Workhorse Utility Tractor for Small Farms and Civil

  • 37.3 kW (49.6 hp) 2.9 L PowerTech™ 3-Cyl Tier 3 engine
  • Standard 9F/3R Top Shaft Synchronised (TSS) Transmission
  • Category 2, 3-point hitch, 2,000 kg max. lift capacity (at ball joint)
  • 540 Standard and 540 Economy Power Take Off (PTO)

5050E Features

Prevent temporary overload with high backup torque

The 5E engines are designed with high torque reserve of around 20-25 percent. Backup torque is the ability of the machine to keep working as the engine pulls down due to increased load requirements over and above the maximum power. This backup torque prevents temporary overload, and frequent gear shifting during haulage and tillage applications, thus reducing operator fatigue.

Top-shaft synchronised transmission

The 5E Series Tractor lineup offers the reliable nine-forward/three-reverse (9F/3R) top-shaft synchronised transmission. The concept of the proven 5E Series transmission provides:

  • A wide choice of transmission speeds
  • Easy and comfortable shifting
  • A reliable, field-proven design made by John Deere
  • High efficiency and reduced power losses
  • A value-spec transmission
  • A competitive price

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 1705 engine rpm. The 540 economy mode is ideal for any PTO applications 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.

For heavy-duty operations requiring maximum PTO power, the PTO shift lever is placed in the 540 position, the PTO is engaged, and the engine is run at a rated speed of 2400 rpm. This selection gives 540 rpm to the PTO shaft and delivers the fully advertised horsepower at rated engine speed.

When the tractor is in economy PTO mode, the engine is electronically limited to 1705 rpm, preventing accidental over-speeding of PTO implements and protecting against binding the PTO shaft.

This interlock also prevents accidental shifting of the PTO selector lever at engine speeds above 1700 rpm, which would lead to downtime for fixing implements or drivetrain components.

Straddle-mount design – A spacious open-station platform for comfort and convenience

The 5050E Tractor straddle-mount operator station is designed to position the operator farther forward and slightly lower. This design improves the operator’s ride and visibility.

Platform-mounted shift levers and suspended clutch and brake pedals contribute to a clean platform design. Suspended pedals also make it easier for the operator to get on and off the tractor, and make clutch operation easier on the operator when the tractor is used in applications requiring the pedals to be used frequently, such as loader work.

Deluxe seat

A deluxe seat is standard to provide a comfortable ride. The seat is suspended by two springs with a hydraulic dampener. A mid-ride indicator allows the operator to optimise seat comfort.

The operator can adjust the seat up and down along an inclined rail by using a lever located to the right and under the seat. The suspension adjusts to the operator’s weight.


All 5050E Tractors come standard with storage locations for tools, parts, and operator’s manuals. The toolbox is conveniently located on the left fender for easy access to tools and spare parts that may be needed in the field. It is made from a weather-resistant, durable plastic material.

Steps and handrails

Enter and exit the operator’s station with ease. To enhance access to the operator’s station, left-side steps are standard equipment on all 5050E Open Operator Station (OOS) Tractors.

Handrails provided on either side (with heat shield and on fenders) allow 3-point comfortable contact for the operator for easy enter and exit.

Oil-immersed disc brakes provide durability and long life

Operators can expect sure stops when the unexpected happens in the field, on the highway, or at home with hydraulic wet-disc brakes. The brake pedals can be locked together for braking action on both rear wheels when in transport or they can be unlocked to make tighter turns in the field.

The brakes are oil cooled for maximum performance throughout the life of the tractor.