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Sunday 19 February 2017

Three-cylinder Deeres

Published 30/01/2013 | 06:00

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.

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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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