John Deere Offers New Utility Tractor Options

| 11/25/2008 2:09:00 PM

Ruralpolitans and other folks who have a few acres to look after have an entirely new array of tractors to choose from, thanks to John Deere’s commitment to bringing big tractor function to part-time producers and hobby farmers. These so-called utility tractors come out of the company’s agricultural division with engines ranging from 45 to 105 horsepower. The new lineup includes the 5D, 5E5E Limited and 5M Series; all designed to perform virtually any task, with any implement, within any budget.

 John Deere 5055E Utility Tractor

“This is the most complete line of utility tractors we’ve ever offered,” says Rex Edmunds, division marketing manager. “We’ve designed these tractors to meet the requirements of many different customers with many different applications, and we’re providing a wide array of options to bring the optimal configuration and horsepower to their operations.”

I had the chance to look over all these machines and put them through their paces earlier this year. I am tickled to report that Deere and Company has hit the nail on the head with this lineup. I am still a big fan of the compact tractor, but there are times when you need a bit more bulk and some additional ponies to get the work done safely and efficiently. If your budget allows, and you have lots of loader work in mind for your tractor, I would definitely recommend Deere’s proprietary shuttle transmission called the PowerReverser™. It makes forward-reverse shifting a matter of fingertip control.

The no-frills 5D and 5E Series range in horsepower from 45 to 75 and offer durability at economical prices. The 5D Series is only offered with a two-wheel-drive (2WD) axle compared to the 5E, which offers 2WD or mechanical-front-wheel-drive (MFWD) configurations. These open station tractors feature synchronized transmissions designed for smooth shifting and easy-to-reach, color-coded controls for simple operation. These tractors provide an economical solution that’s just right for many folks.

.New John Deere 5055D Utility Tractor

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