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With the unveiling of its 5M and 5E series, John Deere has made a quantum leap in the design of utility tractors under 100 horsepower.

With their wide range of power levels, features and options, John Deere’s tractors are valuable for use on livestock and mixed farms, specialty farms, small arable farms and commercial equipment fleet owners.

Complementing the John Deere 5R tractors that were introduced to the market in 2009, the new tractor models enhance the company’s utility tractor offering.

The 5M tractors (5070M, 5080M, 5090M and 5100M), which range from 70hp to 100hp, are general-purpose tractors with ideal specifications, engine power and performance characteristics for PTO work and general applications. The 5E tractors (5055E, 5065E and 5075E) range from 55hp to 75hp and are ideal for part-time farmers and specialty crop farms.

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5M series

With compact dimensions and features, 5M tractors are ideal for small-to-medium livestock farms. They are well-suited to diet feeding, front loader work, mowing, baling, fertiliser spreading and transport, and can be equipped with matching John Deere front loaders for various materials handling applications.

The tractors feature 4.5 litre Tier III John Deere PowerTech M diesel engines, which are equipped with a mechanical fuel injection system, turbocharger, an air-to-air charge air cooler and a slideable air-conditioning condenser for easier servicing. These powerful mid-specification engines provide a 2 per cent power bulge and a 28 per cent torque rise to match even the toughest tasks.

A maximum lift capacity of 3.6 tonnes allows customers to operate a wide range of implements, and there is a choice of electronic or mechanical three-point hitch controls.

The 5M range will be available with a 540/540E ground drive PTO to help control trailer speeds in hilly landscapes and on slopes. A 540/540E PTO and a shiftable 540/540E/1000 PTO are also available.

Besides excellent visibility and operator comfort, 5M series tractors feature a bright cab interior, a newly designed dashboard, ergonomic controls including a tiltable and telescopic steering column, and multiple seat and lighting options.

5E series

The 5E Series isolated open operator station tractors have been configured for small livestock farmers, small specialty farms and part-time farmers.

The three models in the range feature an easy to service Tier III intercooled three-cylinder John Deere PowerTech M engine with turbocharger and viscous fan. This engine provides good fuel economy and low emission levels.

The category 2 mechanical hitch control is equipped with dedicated levers to precisely control the position. With a lift capacity of 1.8 tonnes at the hitch balls, the 5E tractors offer excellent lift capacity at a competitive price level in this market segment.

The standard 540rpm PTO operates at a rated engine speed of 2400rpm, while the 540E economy version runs at 1700 engine rpm. The tractors can be fitted with either a mechanical self-levelling or non self-levelling loader, with lift capacities of either 873kg or 989kg to a maximum lift height of 3.38m.

John Deere 5E series tractors also feature an ergonomically designed straddle operator platform which is well isolated from engine noise and transmission vibration, and the comfortable, intuitive controls make these tractors easy to use. The fold-away roll-over frame and an optional two-post sun protection canopy offer additional operator comfort.

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