New John Deere utility tractors offer more choice

Steve Mitchellin Industry News

5G Series tractor cab.jpgSuitable for a wide range of commercial, amenity and horticultural applications, John Deere's new 5M and 5G utility tractors from 70 to 100hp complement the top of the range 5R Series tractors introduced last year, and will be available from the end of 2009.

John Deere 5M Series tractors

The all-new 5M Series from 70 to 100hp (5070M, 5080M, 5090M and 5100M) are compact, general purpose tractors offering excellent visibility and operator comfort. They feature a bright cab interior, a newly designed dashboard, ergonomic controls and multiple seat and lighting options, and can be equipped with matching John Deere front loaders for a variety of materials handling applications.

Power comes from a 4.5 litre Tier III John Deere PowerTech M diesel engine, equipped with a mechanical fuel injection system, turbocharger, an air-to-air charge air cooler and a slideable air conditioning condenser for easier servicing. Apart from reduced emission levels and good fuel economy, these powerful and reliable mid-specification engines provide a two per cent power bulge and a 28 per cent torque rise to match even the toughest tasks.

Depending on individual requirements, there is a choice of three transmission options, including a high specification 32/16 Power Reverser Plus 40kph transmission, which features clutchless shifting of two HiLo gears under full load - the reverser lever is mounted on the adjustable steering column and moves with it, so that this always provides the most comfortable driving position.

5M Series tractor cab A.jpgFurther options include a 16/16 Power Reverser 30 or 40kph transmission, and a basic 16/16 Sync Reverser 30kph transmission, with the reverser lever mounted on the dashboard - simply depress the foot clutch and shift direction with the lever.

The open centre hydraulic system features a tandem pump with a total flow of 74 litres/min (optional 94 litres/min) for quick cycle times, and a choice of either two or three SCVs depending on implement needs and applications.

Maximum lift capacity is 3.6 tonnes, and there is a choice of electronic or mechanical three-point hitch controls. As a brand new feature on John Deere tractors, the 5M range will be available with a 540/540E/ground drive pto to power trailer wheels on hills. A 540/540E pto and a shiftable 540/540E/1000 pto are also available.

John Deere 5G Series tractors

Powered by the same engine as the 5M Series, the new 5G Series tractors will replace the current 5015 Series tractor range and will consist of nine models from 80 to 100hp: the 5080G, GF and GV; the 5090G, GH, GF and GV; and the 5100GF and GV.

5100R, 5090M & 5090G tractors.jpgIn addition to the Standard models, which can be fitted with turf tyres for amenity work, these include high ground clearance, fruit/orchard and vineyard models with machine widths of less than 1.5m down to a little over 1m. Options include a cost efficient 12/12 30kph transmission, a 24/24 40kph version with mechanical or electro-hydraulic HiLo gears, and a 24/12 40kph Power Reverser unit.

All these tractors are equipped with an open centre hydraulic system and a 47 litre/min tandem pump (optional 60 litre/min) for quick implement reaction. For the 5GF and 5GV models, an optional third pump will provide up to 80 litres/min.

Lift capacity of the 5G Standard tractors is up to 2.6 tonnes, or 2.4 tonnes on the 5GH, 5GF and 5GV versions. Depending on application, the tractors are either available with three SCVs (5G and 5GH) or four plus four mid-mounted SCVs (5GF and 5GV models). Pto options include 540/540E/ground drive and 540/1000/ground drive versions.

The new cab layout features left and right hand consoles with common controls logically placed for ease of use. The roof lining and air conditioner have been redesigned to provide greater headroom and forward visibility, and the cab is now sealed and pressurised for greater comfort and efficiency of the heating and cooling system. Open operator stations with two- or four-post ROPS are also available.

For further details and/or photographs, please contact:
Henry Bredin
John Deere Limited
Tel: 01949 860491
Fax: 01949 860490

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