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  • 50 engine hp
  • Best-in-class visibility
  • Thick comfortable seat
  • 5-Year Powertrain Warranty

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Intuitive controls to aide in simple operation

Enhanced operator controls
Enhanced operator controls

Operator comfort is important regardless of the application. Improving the 5E 3-Cylinder Tractor models, the hand throttle has been relocated to the right-hand console. This is 30.5 cm (12-in.) closer to the operator and within easy reach versus the previous location on the center-hand console. Operators may also notice the additional legroom provided by the repositioned loader controls, providing a more enjoyable experience.

9F/3R SyncShuttle™ transmission - An easy-to-use transmission which saves time and effort


The SyncShuttle transmission is designed to match the excellent power and torque characteristics of the John Deere PowerTech™ engines. Transmission durability is enhanced with the pressure-lubricated top shaft, allowing an operator to achieve performance from one working season to the next. Additionally, this in-base transmission is configured with fixed draft links, single-speed power take-off (PTO) and mechanical PTO engagement.


The transmission is characterized as full top shaft synchronized (TSS) when forward shifting on-the-go between speeds, and is characterized a synchronized while depressing the clutch.


2100 engine rpm
  Tire 0.671 RR
Gear Rear Wheel Speed Ground Speed
  rpm kmph
A1 9.1 2.3
A2 12.4 3.1
A3 17.0 4.3
A Rev -13.5 -3.4
B1 23.1 5.8
B2 31.4 7.9
B3 43.2 10.9
B Rev -34.2 -8.6
C1 58.9 14.9
C2 80.3 20.3
C3 110.3 27.9
C Rev -87.3 -22.1


Creeper available for R2 and R4 as field installed kit with following speeds in kmph.

Creeper 1 0.40
Creeper 2 0.54
Creeper 3 0.75
Creeper Rev -0.59
Operator-friendly transmission controls with hand throttle
Operator-friendly transmission controls with hand throttle
Synchronized shifting in all forward and reverse gears
Synchronized shifting in all forward and reverse gears
Range selection pattern
Range selection pattern

Nine forward and three reverse (9F/3R) speeds are achieved by using two platform-mounted levers for shift operation. The gear lever at the operator's right hand selects one of three forward gears and one reverse gear, as well as the integrated park position. The range lever at the operator's left hand selects collar-shift A, B, and C ranges.

Operators can easily switch directions without having to completely stop the tractor with synchronized, in-line, shuttle-shift capability between forward and reverse gears on the gear-shift lever in all three ranges (A, B, and C ranges).

A neutral start switch requires the gear-shift lever be in the neutral or park positions to start the engine.

A positive park pawl on the transmission provides positive park and eliminates the need for a hand brake. This also eliminates clutch service costs that occur when the park brake is accidentally left engaged.

Final Tier 4-compliant PowerTech™ engines provide improved visibility

A smaller, more efficient after-treatment device provides more space under the hood
A smaller, more efficient after-treatment device provides more space under the hood

The 5045E, 5055E, 5065E, and 5075E Utility Tractors meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Final Tier 4 (FT4) exhaust emissions regulations with a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC)/diesel particulate filter (DPF) system. Modifying the after-treatment device resulted in better forward and side visibility around the hood. The hood slope of the updated design is comparable to the Tier 2 tractors previously produced. Similar to the system on the 5M, the purpose of the DOC/DPF combination is to reduce toxic gases emitted from the exhaust, as well as to filter particulate matter to prevent it from becoming airborne.


As the tractor continues to operate over time, as is the case with any filter, the DPF will accumulate particulate matter and will need to be cleaned. It is cleaned through a process called regeneration. During a regeneration cycle, exhaust temperatures increase to burn off the excess particulate matter. On a John Deere 5 Series Tractor equipped with a DOC/DPF, the operator does not need to provide any input to trigger the regeneration process.

Exhaust filter cleaning switch
Exhaust filter cleaning switch

On the dash is an exhaust filter cleaning switch. As long as this switch remains in the auto position, the tractor is in full control of the regeneration process and will regenerate on an as-needed basis during operation. The operator just continues to operate the tractor as normal while the regeneration process takes place.


There may be times a tractor is operating in an environment not suitable for a regeneration cycle, such as in a confined area or during service. For this reason, the bottom section of the exhaust filter cleaning switch can be depressed to disable the regeneration. The disable position allows the operator to temporarily inhibit the regeneration cycle. The operator should return the switch to auto mode as soon as possible to avoid continued soot buildup in the exhaust filter, which can lead to a parked regeneration. John Deere does not recommend disabling the automatic exhaust filter cleaning unless it is absolutely necessary.


The simplicity and intuitiveness of the exhaust filter cleaning switch maximizes uptime by minimizing the operator’s input into the regeneration process. This increases the overall productivity of the tractor by reducing the chances of a parked regeneration. The operator-friendly interface allows the operator to easily complete the task at hand, even during the regeneration process.


Key Specs

Engine description John Deere PowerTech 3029      
Engine displacement 3 cylinders: 2.9 L
179 cu in.
Rated engine power At 2100 rpm: 37.4 kW
50 hp
Rated PTO power (hp SAE) At 2100 rpm: 27.6 kW (37 PTO)      
Maximum PTO power @ 1800 RPM
Open Station: 28.5kw (38hp)
Transmission type Standard: 9F/3R SyncShuttle      
Hydraulic pump rated output Standard: 66.1 L/min
17.5 gpm
Rear hitch category (SAE designation) Category 2; convertible to 1      
Base machine weight        
Maximum engine power        

Engine specifications

Description John Deere PowerTech 3029      
Engine type        
Engine family        
Rated speed        
Aspiration Turbocharged      
Cylinders liners Wet sleeved      
Emission level        
After treatment type        
Displacement 3 cylinders: 2.9 L
179 cu in.

Engine performance

Rated power At 2100 rpm: 37.4 kW
50 hp
Rated PTO power (hp SAE) At 2100 rpm: 27.6 kW (37 PTO)      
Maximum PTO power @ 1800 RPM:
Open Station - 28.5kw (38hp)
Power boost        
Engine peak torque        
PTO torque rise        
Intelligent Power Management (available in transport and/or mobile PTO applications)        
Maximum engine power        


Type Standard: 9F/3R SyncShuttle      
Reverser No      
Clutch; wet/dry Dry      

Hydraulic system

Type Open Center      
Pump rated output Standard: 66.1 L/min
17.5 gpm
Available flow at a single rear SCV 43.4 L/min
11.5 gpm
Available flow at front SCVs        
Number of rear selective control valves (SCVs) standard: 1
Optional: 2
Number of mid selective control valves (SCVs) Standard: 0
Optional: 2
Number of front selective control valves (SCVs)        
Joystick SCV control 2WD: FIK
MFWD: Standard
SCV control        

Rear hitch

Hitch draft control load sense type Mechanical      
Remote control valves available Standard: 1
Optional: 2
Hitch category (SAE designation) Category 2; convertible to 1      
Maximum lift capacity behind lift points OECD hitch lift cap at 24 behind: 3192 lb
1448 kg
Sensing type Top link      
Rear axle differential lock        
Lift capacity at standard frame        


Drawbar category        
Maximum vertical load        

Rear power take-off (PTO)

Type Standard: Independent 540      
Engine rpm (at rated PTO speeds) 540 at 2100 rpm      
PTO actuation Mechanical (lever)      
Ground speed PTO option availability        
Multispeed PTO option availability        

Front hitch

Electric power        
Standard lift capacity        
Front power take-off (PTO)        
PTO speed        

Rear axle

Final drive type Planetary      
Differential controls Mechanical (pedal)      
Axle type Flanged      
Brakes, type and control Hydraulic wet disc      
Rear differential lock        
Load rating        

Front axle

Front axle differential lock        
Load rating        


Front 2WD: 7.5-16 R1
MFWD: 9.5-24 R1
Rear 2WD: 13.6-28 R1
MFWD: 13.6-28 R1
Wheel tread range        
Turning radius with brakes 2WD: 3.1 m
10.2 ft
MFWD: 3.94 m
12.9 ft
Turning radius without brakes 2WD: 3.5 m
11.5 ft
MFWD: 4.65 m
15.3 ft



Electrical system

Alternator size        
Battery options        
Total cold cranking amps        
Type of bulb in beacon (Halogen, Zenon, LED)        
Type of bulb in headlight (Halogen, Zenon, LED)        
Working lights        
dB(A) rating for backup alarm        

Operator station

Rollover protective structure, OOS Rigid - foldable - telescopic
Foldable, 2-post
Platform - flat/straddle
Gearshift location - console/floor
Floor, on the side
Seat Mechanical      
Cab suspension        
Instructional seat        
Inner cab volume        
dB(A) rating        
Cab glass area        
Front visibility        
Safety glass rating        


Wheelbase 2WD and MFWD: 2050 mm
80.7 in.
Overall length 3639 mm
143.3 in.
Drawbar clearance        
Front axle center        
Approximate shipping weight, Open;Cab MFWD: 2525 kg
5566 lb
Overall height        


Base machine weight
Maximum ballast level        
Maximum permissible weight        


Crankcase oil volume        
Fuel tank Standard: 72.5 L
19 U.S. gal.
Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank        
Cooling system        
Transmission-hydraulic system        


Interval for engine oil change        
Interval for hydraulic/transmission oil change        
Interval for engine coolant change        


Lift capacity at full height        
Maximum lift height        

Precision AG

Remote diagnostics        


Country of manufacture Sub assembly in Pune, India, Final assembly in Augusta, GA      
Side slope rating        
Uphill/downhill slope rating        

Additional information

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