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John Deere 5M Series tractors get updates

John Deere utility tractors step up to meet new Tier 4 Final emissions requirements and get other updates

John Deere’s 5M Series tractors, 75 to 115 horsepower, offer the best of available features in the brand’s utility segment. And this year Deere upgraded their engines to make them Tier 4 Final emissions compliant. Like other manufacturers, Deere has used a couple of different engines emissions solutions in its tractors, based on engine size and expected use patterns. In the off-road emissions world, there hasn’t been a one-size-fits-all solution.

The three-cylinder 5075M model will get John Deere’s diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and diesel particulate filter (DPF) with no diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) required. The four-cylinder models (5085M, 5100M, 5115M) will have a DOC/SCR (selective catalytic reduction) solution using DEF to meet Tier 4 Final emissions standards.

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“The no-hassle emissions regeneration system on the 5075M, combined with our durable 2.9 litre PowerTech engine, delivers simple ease of use and low cost of operation to customers,” explains Brad Aldridge, product marketing manager for 5M Tractors. “In addition, the new line of fully isolated platforms provides premium operator comfort.”

The 4.5 litre John Deere PowerTech engines in the three largest models have an increased power bulge of up to four per cent and a 30 per cent torque rise for improved performance under load.

Engines in the 5M Series get mated to either the 16Fx16R or 32Fx16R PowrReverser transmissions.

The 2015 versions of these tractors also feature a compact cooling package and a new, low sloping hood that will improve efficiency in loader applications. Servicing of the cooling system is now easier with a slide out condenser, sliding oil cooler, tilt-able charge air cooler, and removable radiator screen.

The 5Ms are available with an open operator station or premium cab.

“We’ve improved exterior lighting packages, increased operator comfort, and enhanced performance, all while maintaining low cost of operation compared to previous models,” Aldridge says. “The new 5M utility tractors offer a premium package of comfort, performance and optionality that provide the ultimate in versatility across a wide range of applications.”

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