John Deere's new 4M and 5E Series line-up of smaller utility tractors from 49 to 95hp is aimed at a wide range of professional customers, including greenkeepers and groundsmen, local authorities, landscapers and contractors.
The newly designed 4M Series consists of the 49hp 4049M and 66hp 4066M models, which have been designed to combine high levels of comfort with low operating costs. They are versatile mid-specification tractors for applications where a narrow, low-profile compact tractor is needed.
Powered by a four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, both models can be equipped with a highly efficient and easy-to-use hydrostatic transmission with exclusive TwinTouch pedals, or a 12x12-speed mechanical transmission. The latter features an electrically engaged power reverser to enable simple changes of direction at the press of a button. As a result, the easier and faster shifting helps to save fuel and reduce costs.
The ergonomic flat-floor open station operator platform is easy to access and also features a foldable ROPS, which allows the tractor to be parked in a normal garage. An independent pto sets the 4M Series tractors apart from similar competitive products and can be engaged on the go without stopping or pressing the clutch pedal, for extra versatility and operator comfort during pto operations.
Both these new 4M Series tractors have a maximum lift capacity of 1400kg, enabling the operation of a wide range of implements, including an optional, easy to attach John Deere front loader.
In addition to the 4M Series, the new larger four-cylinder 5085E 85hp and 5095E 95hp tractors feature Stage III B diesel-only PowerTechE 4.5-litre engines. The existing 5E Series three-cylinder models from 55 to 75hp continue to be powered by Stage III A engines.
Equipped with a spacious cab or easy-to-access open operator station, the three-cylinder 5E tractors are now also available with a 12x12-speed power reverser in addition to the existing 9x3 synchronised transmission. The 12 speeds between 1.2 and 24mph (2 and 38kph) offer a wider selection of gears for each application and can reduce fuel consumption while driving at lower engine revs on the road.
The cab features a tiltable and telescopic steering wheel for improved accessibility and driving comfort, a tilting passenger seat with optional safety belt and an onboard computer on the power reverser models to control driving speed and engine rpm.
Transmission options on the new four-cylinder 5E Series models include the 12x12-speed power reverser transmission for speeds up to 22mph (35kph), or a 24x12-speed power reverser HiLo transmission for a maximum speed of 25mph (40kph).
Th larger 5E Series tractor models are fitted with a spacious TechCentre cab similar to the established 5M Series, which includes a mechanically suspended seat, fingertip MFWD engagement and a fixed windscreen with good visibility to front implements. A premium air suspended seat and a passenger seat with seat belt are optionally available.