Get dependable performance with high-torque, low-emission PowerTech™ diesel engines
Owners of 5EN Narrow Series Tractors can claim bragging rights to operating the most dependable engine on the market with John Deere’s extensive track record for building high-performance engines. Both tractors use John Deere designed and manufactured diesel engines and provide excellent torque, fuel efficiency, and durability. These turbocharged engines comply with Tier 2 emission standards.
Outstanding performance and durability
John Deere designed and manufactured diesel engines provide excellent torque, fuel efficiency, and durability.
Heavy-duty cylinder block
The heavy-duty cylinder block provides greater strength and rigidity that allows these tractors to perform in ditches, ravines, and other less than ideal conditions.
The statically and dynamically balanced crankshaft reduces engine vibration. The operator’s body absorbs less vibration allowing them to stay attentive and consistent throughout the work day.
Cast aluminum pistons
High-ring piston design reduces the non-usable air in the combustion area of the cylinders for improved fuel efficiency and combustion so the maximum power is received from every engine stroke. Ni-resist inserts reduce ring groove wear, which would lead to less effective combustion, so operators have an engine that is proactive for performance.
Wet-type cylinder liners
Cylinder liners dissipate heat to prevent cylinder distortion and rapid ring wear, allowing consistent performance. Certified John Deere technicians can easily restore engine to the original specifications after many hours of hard operation. This extends the life and performance of the tractor.
Full-pressure lubrication system
Full-pressure lubrication system ultimately protects the operator from maintenance costs. The underside of each piston and piston pin is sprayed with cooled and filtered oil, which eliminates excessive heat for longer life. The full-flow filter allows the cleanest fuel to be delivered to the engine for maximum performance and filter bypass so the tractor will never be starved for oil due to an exhausted filter.
Engine oil cooler
Engine oil cooler provides additional engine oil cooling, allowing operators to run in severe applications, reducing the likelihood that the engine will overheat.
Operate safely with the neutral start switch and electric fuel shutoff
A neutral start switch ensures operator and bystander safety; the right-hand gear shift lever must be in the park or neutral position for the engine to start.
12F/12R PowrReverser™ transmission is ideal for demanding applications
The PowrReverser transmission provides 12 forward speeds and 12 (12F/12R) reverse speeds for operators requiring additional operating ranges for field work and other applications. The 12F/12R PowrReverser with shiftable 540/540 economy PTO is ideal for operators using their tractors to perform in demanding applications.
Hydraulic wet forward and reverse clutches maximize durability and will outlast the life of any dry clutch. When tractors are run by multiple operators with a variety of experience levels, a wet clutch is the best way to maintain transmission integrity and performance while decreasing clutch replacement costs.
Two platform-mounted levers offer easy and comfortable shifting for a pleasant operator experience. The gear-shift lever is easy to reach and the less-used range lever is now shorter. Unique knobs make it easier to distinguish between the two. The forward lever selects one of four speeds, all synchronized shifts for on-the-go shifting with the use of the clutch. The range lever selects collar-shift A, B, and C ranges, which are not synchronized.
An electrohydraulic fingertip directional lever control allows the operator to effortlessly switch directions with a small finger motion. The control is located on the left side of the instrument console and selects the forward, reverse, and neutral positions.
It also allows the operator to steer and shift direction with the left hand, freeing the right hand to operate other tractor controls, such as the loader joystick, rear implements, or hand throttle.
Constant-mesh, helical-cut gears provide quieter operation and excellent reliability while the pressure-lubricated top shaft adds to the transmission durability. Fully enclosed, rigid shift linkages for short throw and crisp shifts enable all operators to clearly know in what range and gear they are operating.
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 during operation.
A neutral start switch requires the directional lever to be in the neutral position to start the engine. This is both a safety and convenience feature.
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Rear-mount selective control valves (SCVs) add versatility
A maximum of three rear SCVs can be field installed or factory installed to add versatility. Dual rear SCVs with lever controls come standard on 5EN Series Utility Tractors.
All rear SCVs are lever controlled and couplers are equipped with plug dust covers to prevent dirt and debris from entering the hydraulic system. This ensures the most reliable performance, allowing operators to get their work done.
Operators can couple and uncouple under pressure with the International Standards for Organization (ISO) push-pull couplers, which reduces the muscle required to switch implements. This allows the operator to effortlessly couple and uncouple hydraulic hoses from one implement to another.
The SCV and rockshaft valve can be adapted to provide live hydraulic power, power beyond, to implements with an independent control valve.
Deluxe triple-rear SCVs
Triple-deluxe, lever controlled rear hydraulics is available as factory installed and is designed to help operators run more efficiently. This hydraulic option provides additional solutions to meet operator hydraulic needs and expands the array of implements that can be utilized.
The SCVs are stackable, with the first valve being equipped with flow control, allowing operators to run a hydraulic motor. The first SCV has a float position as well as a knob with three selectable detents: no detent, continuous flow, and auto-kick out.
A knob on valve provides three selectable detents to create an easy operating experience in every task; even the novice operator can be productive.
The most familiar detent is the no-detent selection (A) which functions identically to the single and dual valves. The cylinder responds as the operator pulls or pushes the lever to retract or extend the cylinder. An example of where this may be used is when a loader is hooked up to the rear hydraulics or when using a box blade with top and tilt.
The second detent is continuous flow (B), which is ideal for running hydraulic motors. This is on each valve; however, the first valve provides the best performance with flow control by decreasing the amount of heat generated by the application. An example of where this detent may be used is with a hydraulic hay rake or planter.
The third setting is auto-kick out (C). The cylinder completes a stroke and then kicks out, so an operator doesn’t have to provide pressure on the control. This is useful in applications when the hydraulic implement is frequently raised and lowered during operation. An example of where this may be used is with a disk or rotary cutter.
The fourth symbol appearing on the knob is an opened book (D). This is to remind operators to refer to their operator’s manual for proper operation and assistance when help is needed.
Save fuel in power take-off (PTO) applications with the 540/540 Economy PTO
The 540/540 economy PTO allows operators to select the optimal engine rpm needed for their PTO applications.
The economy position provides 540 rpm to the PTO at 1700 engine rpm. The 540 economy is ideal for any lighter-duty PTO application, from running a mower-conditioner, a baler or a cutter, where full horsepower is not needed.
Operating at lower engine rpm saves fuel during some tasks. The overall operating experience improves because there is also less noise and overall tractor vibration for the operator.
A lever allows the operator to change between 540 and 540E when conditions merit the opportunity to save fuel without affecting performance.
For heavy-duty operations requiring maximum PTO power, the PTO shift lever is placed in the 540 position, the PTO is engaged, and the engine is run at a rated speed of 2400 rpm. This selection gives 540 rpm to the PTO shaft and delivers the fully-advertised horsepower at rated engine speed.
The 540/540 economy PTO offers all the features of the standard 540-rpm PTO, and the safety interlock is a foolproof measure provided to compensate for operator oversight.
When the tractor is in economy, the engine is limited to 1700 rpm, preventing accidental over-speeding of PTO implements and protecting against binding the PTO shaft.
The safety interlock also prevents accidental shifting of the PTO selector lever at engine speeds above 1700 rpm, which would lead to downtime for fixing implements or drivetrains.
Mechanical front-wheel drive (MFWD) front axle provides traction on demand
The limited slip solution unlocks the true potential of the axle allowing for increased drawbar pull and improved traction, even when one tire does not have sufficient traction. This ensures the operator gets the required torque to the ground for the application demand and frees the tractor to break out of a potential rutty situation, leaving operators with cleaner fields and decreasing the need for pulling chains. The MFWD front axle also reduces wheel slippage with less tractor ballasting for reduced soil compaction, increased fuel economy, and longer tire life.
The MFWD centerline design provides excellent maneuverability around the worksite and more crop clearance so producers aren’t driving down their crop or profit. Additional versatility is proven when wheel treads are adjusted with six degree of caster angle and 55-degree turn angle, which results in a shorter turning radius and plenty of horsepower to turn around in tight places. The 10 degree of axle oscillation follows uneven terrain allowing for consistent performance and a comfortable ride.
Axle oscillation also reduces the stress and maintenance cost on the axle spindles because loads are consistently spread across the entire axle. The centerline design also eliminates the need for drive shaft universal joints that require regular maintenance. Three grease points are conveniently located to minimize maintenance time while maximizing front axle performance.
The MFWD engagement by button which is located on the control panel on the right-hand side of the operator. In addition, for the operator’s convenience, when MFWD is engaged an indicator light will appear on the dash.
Convenient and easy-to-use controls
Color-coded control levers communicate a message to operators, are easy to recognize and are positioned for comfortable and convenient operation.
Unique to the 12F/12R PowrReverser™ transmission, high-low buttons are located on the gear-shift lever which allows operators to speed up or slow down with comfort and convenience. A foot throttle is located on the right side of the operator platform for convenient throttle adjustment by the right foot. Engaged by using the right heel, the differential lock pedal is also located on the floor.
3-point hitch controls
The electrohydraulic hitch in the cab has an intuitive controller on the right-side console. A switch on the left side of the controller raises and lowers with 1/4-in. (5-mm) precision. A depth-stop wheel control allows the operator to preset the implement depth.
The 540/540 economy PTO is selected with a shiftable lever and engaged with the PTO. The 540 electrohydraulic PTO is engaged with a push/pull button on the right-hand console.
Rear hydraulics are controlled by levers located to the right of the operator; there is one lever for each valve and these levers are color coded for convenience. The optional rear triple deluxe hydraulics include a selectable detent (continuous, auto-kickout, no detent) in the forward and back positions, as well as float on each valve.
Steering column controls
All 4WD axles are equipped with the engage-on-the-go toggle switch located on the right-hand side of the instrument console. A five-position lighting package is straightforward, with the lighting control switch on the right side of the steering column.
Open operator station provides an open-air experience with deluxe seat and strategically placed controls
The 5EN Narrow Series Tractor operator station is designed to accommodate narrow tractor dimensions while maintaining operator comfort.
Large footrests and an uncluttered floor area give the operator plenty of room to get on and off the tractor as well as comfortably operate for hours.
Deluxe vinyl seat
The standard deluxe seat complements the convenient, easy-to-use controls for the best overall operating experience. The seat is suspended by two springs with a hydraulic dampener.
Enjoy the ride by adjusting the seat to the operator’s preference. By using a lever to the right and under the seat, the fore-aft seat adjustment brings the operator near the steering column or provides needed legroom.
The ride-comfort knob, located behind the seat, adjusts the vertical suspension for a firm or soft ride.
The seat height can be changed by loosening the knob, lifting the seat, and tightening the knob again. The knob is located at the rear of the seat.
Retractable seat belts are included to ensure belts are easily accessible. Armrests can be ordered through Parts as an attachment to provide additional operator comfort.
Climate-controlled cabs achieve a smooth and quiet operating experience for increased performance
The operator of a 5EN Narrow Series Cab will appreciate the reduction in noise and vibration through the seat, steering wheel, and lever controls with a roll-over protective structure (ROPS) certified, factory-installed cab.
The perfect operator environment
5EN Narrow Series cabs provide a clean, quiet environment protected from the elements including activated carbon filter. A powerful heating and air-conditioning system allows the operator to control the cab climate to preference, regardless of the conditions outside.
The cab’s side windows open forward for excellent ventilation. The left-side door opens wide for easy entry and egress. For excellent rear visibility, the 63-L (16.6-gal.) lockable fuel tank is located below the left-hand side of the platform. The rear window opens to 70 degrees, providing visibility to the operator when hooking up implements. An interior rearview mirror provides additional visibility.
Operating features and solutions
The operator’s station is equipped with a convenient three-pin power outlet for a monitor, controllers, and other operating necessities. Four sets of mounting bosses and a removable rear access plug for monitor or controller harnesses also make using a monitor easy.
A rear seven-pin electrical outlet socket is for implement electrical requirements, and a 90-amp alternator handles increased electrical requirements. To handle increased powertrain and hydraulic requirements in severe conditions, a hydraulic oil cooler comes standard.
Features are as follows:
- Rollover protective structure (ROPS-certified structure for operator protection
- Tempered safety glass in case of breakage
- Left and right outside mirrors available (optional)
- Roof-mounted amber turn-signal/flashing-warning lights for road transport—two front and two rear
- Two fender-mounted taillights for road transport
- Two large cleated steps on each side
- Front and rear windshield wipers
- GreenStar™ ready cab
- Deluxe adjustable cloth seat