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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Three-cylinder Deeres

Designed to provide more comfort, performance and versatility, John Deere's 5E series three-cylinder tractors will be available from this spring with a new cab. A 5055E model was shown for the first time at Lamma earlier this month.

The 5055E, 5065E and 5075E models from 55hp to 75hp can be ordered with two new cab options, equipped with either basic roof-mounted heater and ventilation outlets and controls or a higher spec air conditioning and heating system.

An additional new feature is a digital instrument panel, as featured on the bigger 5M series tractors.

All three models feature a John Deere PowerTech Tier III engine, providing good fuel economy and low emission levels, and an open centre hydraulic system with independent pumps. A single rear SCV is operated by a dedicated lever as standard. Additional options include a second rear or mid-mounted SCV, operated by a joystick control.

The synchronised nine forward/three reverse inline transmission follows a H pattern and can be shifted on the move via side-shift levers within the range. A standard 540rpm PTO operates at a rated engine speed of 2,400rpm, while the 540E economy version runs at 1,700rpm.

The tractors can be fitted with a choice of two mechanical self-levelling or non self-levelling loaders, with lift capacities of 873kg or 989kg to a maximum lift height of 3.38m. Rear lift capacity is 1.8t at the hitch balls. Prices of the new models and cab options are still to be confirmed.

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