John Deere at Lamma 18


John Deere is to showcase improvements to several of its tractors at Lamma 18.

The lower horsepower models of both the company’s 5M and 5E tractors feature improvements. The new 5090M replaces the 5085M in this four-model range, which also includes the 5075M, 5100M and 5115M. All are equipped with Stage IIIB-compliant John Deere PowerTech PWX engines – a 2.9-liter three-cylinder unit on the 5075M, and a 4.5-liter four-cylinder unit on the three bigger models.

To meet current emission standards, these use the same common rail technology featured in the company’s larger tractors, combined with its well-established diesel-only design. There is a choice of 16/16 PowrReverser or 32/16 PowrReverser Plus transmissions on all four models, plus 94 l/min open-center hydraulics.

The 5M Series offers a choice of open station, standard or premium cab with sunroof, as well as a narrow cab option. The cab has been updated to include an air suspended driver’s seat, more storage compartments, improved interior finishing, a new digital display and a redesigned gear lever with a new declutch function.

These restyled tractors are also now available with larger 540/65R38 rear tires, although the turning radius remains low, at only 4m. The new lower bonnet design improves forward visibility, particularly for front loader and front-mounted implement work.

In addition, the rear hitch capacity has been increased to 4.32 ton and payload to 7.5 tons. The new 5M Series tractors can be equipped with John Deere’s latest 543R and 603R front loaders, with a loader-ready option allowing the necessary components to be fitted ex-factory.

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