John Deere 5065E
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  • 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.

  • Excellent maneuverability, visibility, and comfort in one package with heavy-duty, two-wheel drive (2WD) front axle and cab
    2WD front axle and cab on 41- to 55.9-kW (55- to 75-hp) 5E Tractors 2WD front axle and cab on 41- to 55.9-kW (55- to 75-hp) 5E Tractors

    Made of heavy-duty steel for added reliability, the 2WD front axle is adjustable in 50.8-mm (2-in.) increments to adapt to a wide variety of applications. 

    • The front axle provides 10 degrees of axle oscillation, allowing the axle to follow uneven terrain for a consistent performance, comfortable ride, and reduced stress and maintenance costs on axle spindles.
    • A 55-degree turn angle provides excellent maneuverability for high-torque tasks in tight spaces.
    • The steering cylinder is bolted directly to the rear of the front axle, so the axle housing protects the steering cylinder from potential punctures created by rough terrain, rocky soil conditions, or thick crop material.


    Broadening the 5E 3-Cylinder Tractor product lineup to offer a 2WD front axle in a cab configuration provides you with the well-known benefits of the 5E 3-Cylinder Tractors in conjunction with the ability to stay out of the elements and have the tighter turning radius that 2WD front axles provide.

    2WD front axle 2WD front axle
  • Intuitive controls to aide in simple operation
    Adding ease to 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.

  • Save fuel, reduce noise, and increase engine life in power take-off (PTO) applications with the 540/540 economy PTO
    Shiftable 540/540 economy PTO (5E) for cab tractors Shiftable 540/540 economy PTO (5E) for cab tractors
    Shiftable 540/540 economy PTO (5E) for open operator station (OOS) tractors Shiftable 540/540 economy PTO (5E) for open operator station (OOS) tractors

    The 540 economy PTO option comes in base equipment with the 12F/12R PowrReverser™ transmission.


    The 540/540 economy PTO allows operators to select the engine rpm for reduced fuel consumption, reduced noise levels, reduced vibration, and less wear and tear on the engine, while at the same time keeping the proper 540 rpm at the PTO.


    The economy PTO provides 540 rpm to the PTO at 1600 engine rpm. The 540 economy mode is ideal for any PTO application, from running a mower-conditioner to a baler or a cutter, where full engine horsepower is not required.


    Operating at lower engine rpm decreases fuel costs up to 30 percent and provides additional productivity by improving the operating experience through enhanced operator comfort from reduced noise and vibration.


    A lever allows the operator to simply 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 2100 rpm. This selection gives 540 rpm to the PTO shaft and delivers the fully advertised horsepower at rated engine speed.


    When the cab tractor is in economy PTO mode, the engine is electronically limited to 1600 rpm, preventing accidental over speeding of PTO implements and protecting against binding the PTO shaft.


    This interlock also prevents accidental shifting of the PTO selector lever at engine speeds above 1600 rpm, which would lead to downtime for fixing implements or drivetrain components.

  • A durable, mechanical front-wheel drive (MFWD) axle increases traction in tough conditions
    Heavy-duty MFWD front axle with limited slip Heavy-duty MFWD front axle with limited slip
    MFWD 55-degree turn angle MFWD 55-degree turn angle
    MFWD indicator light MFWD indicator light

    Limited-slip, heavy-duty MFWD front axle will provide operators with increased drawbar pull and improved traction when operating in slippery conditions. This ensures the operator gets the required torque to the ground for applications that demand more from the tractor. 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 profits. Additional versatility is proven when wheel treads are adjusted with 6 degrees of caster angle and a 55-degree turn angle, which results in a turning radius as short as 3 m (9.9 ft) (brakes applied), allowing plenty of horsepower to turn around in tight places. 10 degrees of axle oscillation follows uneven terrain, allowing for consistent performance and 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 eliminates the need for drive shaft universal joints that require regular maintenance. Anti-wrap shielding on the driveline is standard to prevent crop material and debris from building around the driveline and ensures tractor performance. Three grease points are conveniently located to minimize maintenance time while maximizing front axle performance.

    NOTE: The MFWD engagement lever is located on the left-hand side of the operator's seat. For the operator’s convenience, when MFWD is engaged, an indicator light will appear on the dash.

  • 9F/3R SyncShuttle™ transmission - An easy-to-use transmission which saves time and effort
    Nine forward and three reverse speeds with in-line synchronized shuttle shifting

    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
    Easy and comfortable shifting
    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.

  • 12F/12R PowrReverser™ transmission is ideal for demanding applications
    Electrohydraulic reverser lever Electrohydraulic reverser lever

    The John Deere-built PowrReverser transmission provides 12 forward and 12 reverse gears for operators requiring additional flexibility for multiple applications. It comes standard with shiftable 540/540 Economy power take-off (PTO) and electronically activated, telescoping draft links. This transmission is ideal for operators using their tractors to perform in versatile 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.


    The gear 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.


    Maximum productivity is achieved with hydraulic PowerShift between forward and reverse and is ideal for loader and rear-blade applications that require frequent directional switches in tight spaces. Excellent modulation allows the operator to shift the direction lever from neutral to forward or reverse, forward to reverse, reverse to forward, or to neutral from forward or reverse.


    Operators can accomplish all these directional changes without sacrificing comfort or having to depress the clutch pedal. The speed of directional changes can be adjusted to the operator's preference or application demands with the field-installed infinitely-variable control kit.


    The PowrReverser transmission 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, rear implements, or hand throttle.

    5075E 5075E

    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. A neutral start switch requires the directional lever to be in the neutral position to start the engine.

    Configurations available
    • 5055E-5075E: two-wheel drive (2WD)/four-wheel drive (4WD) in both open operator station (OOS) and cab models
      • 9F/3R and 12F/12R transmission offerings
      • Loader compatibility: 512 or 520M Loader

    NOTE: Loader prep package from the factory will be for the 520M Loader only.

    Speed chart
    Gear Total ratio Speed
    A1 337.841 1.62 km/h (1 mph)
    A2 249.499 2.19 km/h (1.36 mph)
    A3 184.589 2.96 km/h (1.84 mph)
    A4 139.094 3.93 km/h (2.44 mph)
    B1 117.21 4.66 km/h (2.89 mph)
    B2 86.561 6.31 km/h (3.92 mph)
    B3 64.041 8.53 km/h (5.3 mph)
    B4 48.257 11.32 km/h (7.04 mph)
    C1 40.541 13.47 km/h (8.37 mph)
    C2 29.94 18.25 km/h (11.34 mph)
    C3 22.151 24.66 km/h (15.32 mph)
    C4 16.691 32.73 km/h (20.34 mph)


    NOTE: 16.9x30 tire, 0.69-m (2.26-ft) tire radius, 2100 engine rpm.


Fuel tank Standard: Open: 68 L
18 U.S. gal.
Cab: 82 L
21 U.S. gal.


9 Reviews
Dec 24, 2019

Great First time tractor


This is my first tractor, I have been moving round bales of hay with my excavator for a few years and plowing my roads with a quad. I decided it was time to get a tractor, my neighbor has a Kubota and it was very underpowered for moving round bales, so I looked into bigger ones the Kubota 5060 and the 6550e JD. they were basically the same in many aspects but I got the John Deere with all the attachments about $4000 less than the Kubota. I have the cab module and had it a few months now and moved bales all over and plowed the snow from the roads in comfort. I couldn’t be happier, I will get the tires moved out for more width and stability and the tiers filled with the liquid for better ballast when I get the chance.


  • From: Montana
  • Usage Frequency: Weekly
  • Level of Experience: Beginner
Sep 08, 2017

5065E Cab Tractor


I’ve owned this tractor for 2 years and 375 hours. Had some issues with the tractor, but MOST were addressed. Had the tractor 1 day and it developed an oil leak near the PTO and rattling noise under the gear shift area. Dealer picked up the tractor and determined oil leak was due to a gasket tear. Tractor worked well, but I started having more problems like, occasionally the starter would not engage, high idle speed, incorrect fuel gauge reading, difficult to change from 540 to 540E PTO, and difficult to engage the 4WD. Apparently there was a known problem with the starter, so they replaced it and it has never given me any more problems. Adjusted throttle and added a spring (another known problem), but still idles too fast. Adjusted linkages for the 4WD and PTO, but they can still be difficult at times. I am happy with the tractor, but there are some annoying things. I have an IT-4 cab tractor with a PS trans. Most of the time shifting from forward to reverse or the other way the tractor comes to a smooth stop and then changes direction. Once in a while it is a little harsh. The most annoying thing is the transmission, specifically with reverse. A proper design would be for the reverse speed to be about 60% of the forward speed, not 100+%. I have R4 tires and the tractor sits funny, looks like the rear tires are too small. This causes a few issues, the speedo reads faster than you are really going and it is impossible to properly adjust the headlights. Dealer was unable to adjust the lights low enough so the store manager ordered a set of optional forward facing cab mounted lights (at no cost to me) and I installed them. Speedo is not a huge deal unless knowing your ground speed is critical, like spaying. The cab is great, but the floor of the cab and the metal plate behind my ankles can get very warm. The seat is very comfortable and there is really good room in the cab. I love the economy PTO mode, the tractor is nice and quiet and fuel efficient in this mode.


  • From: Midland City, AL 36350, USA
  • Usage Frequency: Weekly
  • Level of Experience: Expert
Jul 08, 2020

awesome experience so far


This tractor is way more than what I expected for the money. It has plenty of engine power and strong hydraulics. My dealership with Wright Implement in Hardinsburg Kentucky has been great. Wonderful people to work with.


  • From: kentucky
  • Usage Frequency: Daily
  • Level of Experience: Expert
Jun 24, 2020

Still needs tweeked


I have had this tractor for 2 weeks and put 5 hrs on it so I will update as I get more time in. I bought this at Ag Pro in AL. They were fine to deal with. The tractor has plenty of power for what I use it for. Open station has plenty of leg room. I am 6/2. The controls are good but the throttle location was not thought out well. You bump the throttle often when you run the loader. It is also in the place my arms normally rest when operating the tractor. The hydraulic controls are a bit stiff compared to other brand tractors I have operated. This is a JD thing across the board for all of the 45 to 65 HP tractors I have operated have had stiff hydraulics. Needs to be a bit more room on the PTO cover. It is a bit tight hooking up. Everything works good but the seat switch. Had a JD guy at the farm this date to look at it. I weigh 180 lbs. When I adjust the seat to my body weight the tractor will not shift into gear. I dropped the adjustment to estimated 130 lbs and it still would not go into gear. Only by running the seat all the way back to lowest setting would the tractor move. Mechanic confirmed this today. When brush hogging the seat switch set on its lowest setting still throws 2820.31 (Operator not present) . I worry I may miss a real warning thinking it is the seat. The constant beeping and exclamation point flashing is also annoying. Not to mention the ruff ride when on hill sides and ruff ground. Kinda hard on your back when you cant set the seat to the correct weight and it slams up and down. JD reprogrammed it today will see how it goes. I am wondering if it is a design flaw in the seat after looking at how everything is made. The telescopic draft links and pin style stabilizer design is awesome. Breaks work fine even on steep hills. Easy to hook up to implements. I would recommend this tractor for a farmer of my scale 100 acres.


  • Usage Frequency: Daily
  • Level of Experience: Expert
May 16, 2020

All good


I bought a 2012 4wd model brand new. It’s been fine. Just minor maintenance stuff. Dealer has a good parts department. You buy a John Deere for the service network they have. Easy to get parts and back to work. The “cheap” tractors has unavailable parts and not any cheaper when you pay for them. My neighbor bought a new MF at the same time I did. Same size. It’s been nothing but trouble. Go green


  • From: Azle, texas
  • Usage Frequency: Daily
  • Level of Experience: Intermediate