2038r

Compact Tractor

  • Powerful and fuel-efficient Tier IV Yanmar engine
  • AutoConnect™ Drive-over Mower Decks up to 72 inches
  • New model is on larger, heavier frame for added stability
  • Standard cruise control, 12-V outlet and premium seating
Starting At:24,677.00


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Features



Yanmar 3-cylinder, TNV series diesel engineYanmar 3-cylinder, TNV series diesel engine

2032R

The 1.642 L displacement, liquid-cooled 3TNV88C-NJT Yanmar® diesel engine provides 31.2 hp to the 2032R.

 

 Model

Number of cylinders

Engine displacement

 Aspiration

Gross engine hp*

Gross engine ps*

PTO hp*

2032R

3

100 cu. in. (1.642L)

Natural 

30.7

31.2

24.2

 

*Engine hp (kW), gross SAE J1995: 31.2 (23) @ 2500 rpm, PS

Displacement, in.3 (L): 100.2 (1.642)

2038R

The 1.568L displacement, turbocharged liquid-cooled 3TNV86T-NJT Yanmar® diesel engine provides 37.3 hp to the 2038R.

 

 Model

Number of cylinders

Engine displacement

 Aspiration

Gross engine hp*

Gross engine ps*

PTO hp*

2038R

3

95.8 cu. in. (1.568L)

Turbocharged

36.8

37.3

30.4

 

*Engine hp (kW), gross SAE J1995: 37.3 (27.4) @ 2500 rpm, PS

Displacement, in.3 (L): 95.8 (1.568L)

 

The engine uses the latest technologies to optimize fuel economy, improve control and accuracy, and reduce environmental impact.

 

The common rail system (CRS) optimizes fuel economy and reduces operating costs*. High-pressure injection atomizes fuel into finer particles which burn more completely. It results in improved fuel economy and a lower cost of operation.

 

The electronic control unit (ECU) provides optimum fuel control and accuracy. ECU monitors and controls the engine. It continuously monitors engine conditions and adjusts the fuel delivery accordingly to ensure optimum performance and emissions.

 

The engine comes with an after-treatment system.  The system operates automatically. The exhaust filter consists of a diesel particulate filter (DPF) which captures particulate matter (PM) contained in the exhaust gas. Using a natural cleaning process, most of the PM trapped in the exhaust filter is eliminated by the heat of the exhaust stream generated by normal use. In situations of low temperature, engine speed or load factor, an active cleaning cycle is initiated.  In this cleaning cycle, the exhaust gas temperature is raised by injecting additional fuel during the exhaust stroke of normal vehicle operation to the diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC).

 

After many hours of use, the exhaust filter may require an ash removal service.

Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC)/Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)
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Depending on the load that the tractor is under, as well as ambient temperature, humidity, and engine speed, the DPF may build up with particulate matter, thus requiring cleaning. Filter cleaning is determined by one of three conditions:

  • A prescribed time-based estimation of needed filter cleaning
  • DOC/DPF pressure sensors
  • A particulate matter buildup estimation based on load conditions

 

Once one of the three conditions has been met, filter cleaning will occur.

 

There are three different types of filter cleaning processes:

  • Passive filter cleaning
  • Active filter cleaning
  • Parked filter cleaning
Passive filter cleaning

Passive filter cleaning occurs naturally when the engine is generating enough heat to oxidize particulate matter. This automatic process occurs continuously during normal operating conditions. No tractor icons or symbols appear on the display during passive filter cleaning.

 

NOTE: Passive filter cleaning requires no operator involvement, and there is no interruption to tractor operation.

Active filter cleaning

If conditions (temperature, load, or speed) for passive filter cleaning cannot be achieved, then particulate matter is removed using active filter cleaner.

 

To achieve the required conditions, exhaust temperature management (ETM) manages the initiation and duration of active filter cleaning. ETM can adjust numerous engine parameters and/or inject a small quantity of fuel into the exhaust stream for a short duration. The fuel turns to vapor and chemically reacts with the catalysts in the DOC to create heat to oxidize particulate matter.

 

It is important to note that at no time is fuel in the DOC/DPF ignited, and there is no interruption to tractor operation.

 

Like passive filter cleaning, active filter cleaning requires no operator involvement, and there is no interruption to tractor operation.

Parked filter cleaning

In some instances where passive and active filter cleaning have not fully cleaned the particulate matter from the system, a parked filter cleaning may need to take place. Most likely, the only time a parked filter cleaning will need to occur is when automatic filter cleaning has been disabled for an extended period of time and multiple warnings to engage filter cleaning were ignored or if the tractor has been used during light load conditions. Additionally, when the automatic filter cleaning process has been deliberately interrupted multiple times, or if active filter cleaning has failed numerous times due to a failed component, a parked filter cleaning may be requested. In these rare instances the operator will have to park the tractor and start the filter cleaning process.

 

The parked filter cleaning process needs to be activated based on usage and operation of the tractor. The process will take approximately 30 minutes. See operator’s manual for more details.

 

The emissions system on this engine constantly monitors the soot level of the tractor, making sure the tractor is always in peak performance condition. This ensures high performance at all times.

 

NOTE: Number of hours since last regeneration and soot level percentage viewable on LCD display.

 

For more information regarding EPA regulations and the technology behind John Deere Integrated Emissions Control systems, please visit the following link:

https://www.deere.com/wps/dcom/en_US/campaigns/ag_turf/emissions/final_tier_4.page

Yanmar TNV Series engine offers these features:

  • Economical cast-in-block cylinder design for good cooling and long life
  • Direct fuel injection
    • Improves starting
    • Injects fuel directly on top of pistons for more efficient combustion
    • Develops more horsepower per gallon of fuel than indirect injection engines
  • Aluminum alloy pistons are lightweight to reduce connecting rod bearing loads and provide good heat transfer characteristics
    • Design permits tighter tolerances and neutralizes expansion of the piston, which reduces blow-by and noise from piston slap
    • Top rings are higher on the piston and a thinner head gasket is used to greatly reduce the volume of unburned waste gases and increase combustion efficiency
  • Timing gears and injector drive gears have a helical profile to reduce engine noise
  • Auto-bleed fuel system
    • There is no need to prime the system if the tractor runs out of fuel
    • The system will self-prime the injection pump, lines and injectors, providing fast fuel recovery for easier starting
  • High-capacity lubrication system provides filtered oil, under pressure, to all engine bearings for long life 
  • Fuel filter with replaceable element
  • Water separator with additional replaceable filter element
  • See-through coolant recovery tank permits operator to check coolant level without removing radiator cap
  • Dry-type air cleaner with safety element
    • Dual element design for added engine protection
    • Air cleaner service indicator is standard equipment on all models and alerts the operator on the instrument panels
  • Easy access to engine check and fill points on the right-hand side of the tractor by removing the side panels 

The 2032R and 2038R Tractors are equipped with a two-range hydrostatic transmission (HST) incorporated in a die-cast aluminum transmission case. Fluid under pressure transmits engine power to the drive wheels via a closed-loop pump and motor arrangement. Infinite ground speeds allow the operator to match the speed of the tractor to the job.

  • No clutching for fast and easy direction changes
  • Twin Touch™ foot pedals for quick and easy forward/reverse operation
  • Transmission oil cooler cools transmission oil for longer transmission life

 

Safety features of the HST transmission include:

  • The tractor will only start with the range lever in neutral
    • If the range lever is in gear when the key is turned to the start position, the instrument panel instructs the operator to shift to neutral
  • The engine will shut off if the operator leaves the seat and the power take-off (PTO) is engaged
Twin Touch foot controls
Twin Touch foot controlsTwin Touch foot controls

Key John Deere advantages – John Deere’s Twin Touch foot controls offer several key advantages over competitive HST models tractors.

  • Some competitive hydrostatic tractors use a treadle pedal (toe-heel) design foot control for operation of the HST
    • Requires the operator to use both toe and heel to change direction, resulting in increased operator fatigue
    • The Twin Touch configuration also makes it easier to inch the tractor forward or rearward (i.e., when attaching to implements)
Integrated hydrostatic pump and motor
  • Sauer-Danfoss® manufacturer provides the integrated pump and motor; this assures that the components are matched to each other, providing maximum efficiency
  • Provides strength and durability needed for operating such attachments as loaders and backhoes
  • One reservoir (with one check-point and fill point) for the transmission, differential, and hydraulic system speeds up daily maintenance
  • Mechanically actuated by Twin Touch foot pedals allow the operator to select both directions of travel and speed with the touch of a toe
Cruise control

An electronic cruise control is standard equipment on the 2032R and 2038R Tractors. Cruise control is electronically engaged and disengaged using a toggle switch located on the right-hand console.

  • Maintains desired forward speed without having to touch the forward pedal
  • To disengage the cruise control, either apply pressure to the brake pedal or disengage the cruise control switch

Sauer-Danfoss is a trademark of Sauer-Danfoss Incorporated.

Operator StationOperator Station

The operator station has been designed to allow for greater operator comfort and increased visibility. The ergonomic layout and convenient color coded controls allow for easy identification and operation. The design of the operator station allows operators to sit “in” as opposed to “on” which provides comfort and increased stability.

 

Below are other key features of the 2032R and 2038R Tractor operator’s station:

  • Sloping hood design provides improved visibility
  • Plenty of room for comfortable operation
  • Cup holder, multiple storage compartments and a 12V outlet ensures an organized operator station
  • Rubberized floor mat design to reduce vibration and noise
  • Step-through operator platform makes getting on and off the tractor easy
  • Fender-mounted handrails, large and easy to grab, assist the operator when getting on and off the tractor
  • Controls have been raised and integrated into the fender for operator comfort and ease of use
  • Large, easy to read decals provide clear instructions for experienced and even non experienced operators
  • Front horizontal exhaust for increased operator visibility
  • If the operator leaves the tractor seat when the transmission, mid PTO, or rear PTO is engaged, the engine will shut down
    • For applications where out-of-seat PTO operation is required, the following criteria must be met: transmission in neutral, park brake engaged, and PTO selector set to rear only. See operator's manual for specific instructions.
  • Specially designed panels route hot air flow from the engine compartment under the tractor instead of directly onto the operator
Left-side step
Left-side entrance stepLeft-side entrance step
  • The left-side step allows for easy access on and off the tractor
  • Foot platform has a non-skid surface
Premium seat
Premium high-back seatPremium high-back seat

The thick, soft padding on this seat provides a smooth and comfortable ride. A high, scalloped back makes it easier for the operator to turn to view rear implements.

  • Seat adjusts fore/aft for operator convenience
  • Seat flips forward for protection from the elements
  • High seat back and armrests are in base equipment and allow for a more comfortable operation
  • Retractable seat belt feature prevent the seat belt from becoming tangled in the seat suspension and controls

 

Key features of the operator’s station include:

  • Tilt steering wheel design in base equipment on the 2032R and 2038R Tractors
    • Allows the operator to adjust the steering wheel to the most comfortable position
    • Provides additional clearance for the operator to enter and exit the tractor
    • Provides easy return to the fully raised position
    • Provides plenty of room for comfortable operation
Tilt steering leverTilt steering lever
  • Easy-fold ROPS allows tractor to be used or stored in low clearance environments
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iMatch Quick-HitchiMatch Quick-Hitch
iMatch Quick-Hitch with rotary cutter hookupiMatch Quick-Hitch with rotary cutter hookup
iMatch Quick-Hitch (LVB25976)iMatch Quick-Hitch (LVB25976)
iMatch Quick-Hitch with rotary cutter hookup (LVB25976)iMatch Quick-Hitch with rotary cutter hookup (LVB25976)

One of the greatest operator concerns involves difficulty in attaching tractor implements. John Deere has addressed this issue with the iMatch Quick-Hitch.

The iMatch Quick-Hitch provides easy hookup and a guaranteed fit for all Category 1 implements that are designed to meet the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Category 1 Standard S278.6 for quick-attach hitches.

  • All implements require a set of bushings in order for the attachment to fit and work properly with the iMatch Quick-Hitch. One set of bushings comes with the iMatch Quick-Hitch.

NOTE: The bushing set can be seen in the picture above. These bushings allow the hooks on the iMatch and the pins on the implement to fit together properly. All other implements (box blades, tillers, rear blades, etc.) will require a set of bushings to enlarge the pin to fit with the iMatch hooks. Bushings of different lengths can be found in the parts system or through a bushing supplier (see dimensions below).

  • Upper bushing
    • Inside diameter: 1.93-1.95 cm (0.76-0.77 in.)
    • Outside diameter: 3.15-3.18 cm (1.24-1.25 in.)
  • Lower bushings
    • Inside diameter: 2.24-2.26 cm (0.88 to 0.89 in.)
    • Outside diameter: 3.63-3.66 cm (1.43 to 1.44 in.)
New designed instrument panelNew designed instrument panel
CommandCut™ controlsCommandCut™ controls

The 2032R and 2038R tractors feature a newly designed, CommandCut™ mower deck lift system, which allows quick and accurate adjustments of the mower deck with the turn of a dial and the bump of a lever. Control callouts make operation simple and repeatable. The height of cut setting dial and raise/lower lever are conveniently located on the right-hand console and easily accessible by the operator. Some of the key benefits of this system are:

  • Installing CommandCut™ only requires a simple calibration after installation. It is a true “plug-and-play” system as no controller programming is required.
  • Inhibits PTO operation when mower deck is in the install position to prevent PTO driveling and mower deck blade damage
  • Eliminates the need for hydraulic power and components, thus dedicating all hydraulic capacity to other implements or tract functions
    • Fewer hydraulic components means fewer hydraulic leaks, especially when working on sensitive turf
  • Precise height of cut with no drift or leakdown
    • System can be calibrated to different tire sizes to maintain precision
  • Minimum effort required to set height of cut and to raise/lower the mower deck which reduces operator fatigue
  • Easy to read graphical interface on the instrument panel allows operator to glance at the desired height of cut while staying focused on mowing
  • Built in transport lock can be activated from the seat by turning the height of cut dial to position 6 and raising the deck to the highest position 

Regular service and maintenance are essential to the performance, productivity, and longevity of the tractor.

  • Tractors are equipped with extensive onboard self-diagnostic capabilities and are fully compatible with the John Deere-exclusive ServiceADVISOR™ system.

 

  • Four quarter turn fasteners allow operators to easily remove the engine side panels without tools to access to the engine compartment.
Quarter turn fastenersQuarter turn fasteners
Right tractor side panel removedRight tractor side panel removed
  • Easy access to regular service points minimizes service time
  • Daily service checks, such as checking the engine oil or water separator, can be done without opening the hood or removing the tractor side panels
  • Tractors are equipped with an electronic air filter restriction indicator that alerts the operator when the air filter needs to be cleaned or changed
Air filter restriction sensorAir filter restriction sensor
  • Daily service requirements are minimal and simple to accomplish. Most service interval requirements can be performed with a basic understanding of procedures and common tools.
  • All external engine, fuel and transmission filters are easily accessible
  • Increased service intervals lessen overall cost of ownership
  • Hydraulic oil service interval increased to 1200 hours when using Hy-Gard™ products
  • Hydraulic oil filter will need to be changed every 400 hours
  • Fuel tank is located on the rear of the tractor to allow for easy access when fueling
Fuel TankFuel Tank
  • Gas-lift hood support eliminates the need for a mechanical prop rod
Gas-lift hood shocksGas-lift hood shocks

All items in the daily service schedule can be performed without the use of tools:

  • Engine oil, hydraulic oil, coolant level, and the water separator can be conveniently accessed
  • The engine can be easily accessed by simply raising the hood for more periodic maintenance checks

 

NOTE:  Always refer to the operator’s manual for complete maintenance and service recommendations.

eThrottle switcheThrottle switch

The 2032R and 2038R Tractors come equipped with the eThrottle feature. This feature is designed to make the tractor quieter and use less fuel. With eThrottle engaged, the engine rpm and transmission speed will increase as the Twin Touch™ pedals are depressed. This feature can be beneficial for use in many different applications, especially for front loader work and when transporting on roads or in parking lots.  

To enable the system, producers press the switch located on the right side of the front console. Once the system is enabled, engine speed will then increase or decrease in unison as the Twin Touch transmission pedals are depressed.  

For loader work, producers will get maximum benefit from the system by increasing engine rpm with the hand throttle to at least 50 percent. Once the hand throttle is set, eThrottle will help provide the feeling of a power boost when the producer is filling the bucket with material from a pile. The harder the Twin Touch pedal is pressed, the more engine speed available. In this scenario, as the producer presses the pedal, the engine will operate between 50 percent throttle and 100 percent throttle. It will not go below 50 percent until the hand throttle is lowered back down.  

For transport applications, it is recommended to engage eThrottle but leave the hand throttle set to low idle so that eThrottle can control the entire range of engine speed from 0 percent up to 100 percent.  

In power take-off (PTO) applications such as mowing or snow blowing, eThrottle is not recommended because PTO implements usually require a constant speed in order to properly function.

Specifications


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Key Specs 2038r
Current Model
Engine power (gross)27.4 kW
37.3 hp
SAE J1995 rated power
Power take-off (PTO) power22.7 kW
30.4 hp
Steering hydraulics15 L/min
4 gpm
Implement hydraulics20.2 L/min
5.3 gpm
Hitch typeCategory 1
Lift capacity, 24-in. behind link arms615 kg
1356 lb
Standard transmission; forward/reverseHydrostatic transmission (HST)
Cruise controlStandard
Approximate shipping weight (open-station; cab)1105 kg
2436 lb
Wheelbase172.5 cm
67.9 in.
Engine
FamilyGYDXL1.57TDA
ManufacturerYanmar
Engine model3TNV88C-NJT
Engine power (gross)27.4 kW
37.3 hp
SAE J1995 rated power
Power take-off (PTO) power22.7 kW
30.4 hp
Rated engine speed2500 rpm
TypeDirect Injection
Injection pump typeDirect Injection
AspirationTurbocharged
Emissions complianceFinal Tier 4
Cylinders/displacement3 / 1.568 L
3 / 95.8 cu in.
Number of cylindersThree
Cylinder linersCast-in-block
Bore and stroke86x90 mm
3.39x3.54 in.
Compression ratio19.1:1
LubricationPressurized
Cooling systemWater pump
Air cleanerDual element
Engine torque at rated speed101.4 Nm
74.8 lb-ft
Fuel tank capacity32 L
8.5 U.S. gal.
Electrical
Battery size500 CCA
Alternator (12-V)85 amp
Starter size1.4 kW
1.9 hp
Fuel system
TypeDirect Injection
Fuel consumption
Transmission
Standard transmission; forward/reverseHydrostatic transmission (HST)
Optional transmission; forward/reverse
Left-hand reverser
Transmission gear ranges
Final driveBull Gear
BrakesWet disc
SteeringPower steering
Clutch, wet/dry
Clutch disk diameter wet clutch
Axle capacityFront
880 kg
1940 lb
Rear
1089 kg
2400 lb
CreeperNo
Cruise controlStandard
Differential lockYes
Drawbar maximum vertical load
Hydraulics
TypeOpen center
Pump rated outputSteering
15 L/min
4 gpm
Implement
20.2 L/min
5.3 gpm
35.2 L/min
9.3 gpm
Pump typeGear
Maximum operating pressure172.37 bar
2500 psi
Draft control sensingPosition control
Remote control valves availableUp to three
3-point hitch
TypeCategory 1
Lift capacity, 24-in. behind link arms615 kg
1356 lb
Power take-off (PTO)
StandardRear - 540 rpm
Mid - 2000 rpm
Optional
ControlIndependent
ClutchIndependent
Brake (for mid and rear PTO)Wet disc
Engagement method
Fluid capacities
Crankcase with filter4.5 L
4.8 qt
Transmission and hydraulic system
Final drive
TypeSpur Gear
Differential lockYes
Operator station
Rollover protective structureType
Foldable
ASABE S478
Platform - flat/straddleFlat
Gear shift location - console/floorLeft-hand side
Cab
Compliance
Visibility
Air conditioning, temperature differential
Doors
Noise rating
Seat equipment
Dimensions
Wheelbase172.5 cm
67.9 in.
Front axle clearance
Turning radius with brakes2.75 m
9.02 ft
Turning radius without brakes3 m
9.84 ft
Limited slip differential
Approximate shipping weight (open-station; cab)1105 kg
2436 lb
Tires
FrontR1 Ag 7.00-12
R3 Turf 23x8.50-14
R4 Industrial 23x8.50-14
R3 Turf Radial 200/60 R15
RearR1 Ag 12.4-16
R3 Turf 14-17.5
R4 Industrial 14-17.5
R3 Turf Radial 300/70 R20
Front tread range
Rear tread spacing
Miscellaneous
ToolboxYes
Tilt steering wheelYes
12-V OutletYes

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Accessories and Attachments

Ballast

Ballast Box - BW15073

BW14701 ballast box shown with BW15074 extensionBW14701 ballast box shown with BW15074 extension
WP16011033 large ballast boxWP16011033 large ballast box

Ballast boxes can be used to carry additional ballast for greater tractor stability.

 

NOTES:

1. Ballast box BW14701 has Category 1 pins and is compatible with a Category 1, 3-point hitch. It can be made Category 1 quick-hitch (iMatch™ hitch) compatible by adding BW15056 bushing kit.

2. The large ballast box (WP16011033) has Category 2 pins and is compatible with a Category 2, 3-point hitch. The large ballast box (WP16011033) is not quick-hitch-compatible.

3. Requires (2) R66432 bushing, (1) M115827 quick-lock pin, (1) R58262 pin, and (1) T12553 bushing to convert Category 1 ballast box to Category 2.

Drawbar

Magnetic hitch pinMagnetic hitch pin

Fits John Deere lawn and garden tow behind attachments.

  • Strong magnetic grip
  • Rust resistant
  • Easy to install, secure fit
Ordering information

Customers, please contact your local John Deere dealer for availability and pricing information.

Magnetic hitch pin

Order number: LP63768

Engine

Engine coolant heater kitEngine coolant heater kit

Attached to the engine cylinder block, the engine coolant heater plugs into a 120-V electrical outlet to warm the engine for fast cold-weather starts.

 

NOTE: It is recommended to install optional engine coolant heater, transmission oil heater, and battery heating pad (A22400P - ordered through A and I) if operating machine in temperatures below -18 ⁰C (0⁰F).

Front Fenders

Rear fender extensionRear fender extension

Optional rear fender extensions are available to provide additional tire coverage and to protect the operator station from mud and debris.

Turnable Front Fender Kit - BLV10999

Front Hitch

A-Frame Quick Attach System (3120-3720, 3033R-3046R, model year 2017- 2032R, 2036R, and 2038R tractors) - BLV10637

Auxiliary front hydraulic coupler kit (model year 2017- 2032R, 2036R, and 2038R tractors) - BLV10634

Front Three-Point Hitch (model year 2017- 2032R, 2036R, and 2038R tractors) - BLV10631

Hydraulic accumulator kit for Front Three-Point Hitch (model year 2017- 2032R, 2036R, and 2038R tractors) - BLV10638

Front Power Take-off (Pto)

Front 3-point hitch with A-frame adapter (3020 Series Tractor shown)Front 3-point hitch with A-frame adapter (3020 Series Tractor shown)

This hitch can be ordered as an option code within the given implements with which it is compatible (59 Snow Blower, 366 Front Blade, or 60 Front Broom), or it can be ordered as an attachment for field conversion. If the operator already has the hitch, the other implements will need to be ordered with the less hitch code so a second hitch is not ordered.

Front Weights

Front-weight bracket-extension kitFront-weight bracket-extension kit

Allows the operator to hang up to 10 weights on the tractor and retain them securely. This kit helps maintain stability when using rear 3-point hitch implements and a loader is not installed on the tractor. Proper ballast is essential for safety and to ensure the durability of the tractor components.

Quik-Tatch Weight, 70 lb (32 kg) - LVU32113

Front Wheels And Tires

200/60 R15 (R3 Turf, 1 Position) Radial - Front Wheels & Tires - BLV10601

23x8.50-14 (4PR, R3 Turf, 1 Position) Bias Ply - Front Wheels & Tires - BLV10598

23x8.50-14 (4PR, R4 Industrial, 1 Position) Bias Ply - Front Wheels & Tires - BLV10600

7.00-12 (4PR, R1 Ag, 1 Position) Bias Ply - Front Wheels & Tires - BLV10596

Hydraulics

Two additional kits can be added as dealer-installed options:

  • Dual rear selective control valves (SCVs)
  • Power beyond
Dual-rear SCV
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  • Includes hydraulic valve, four rear-mounted couplers, two control levers, continuous flow control switch, and hydraulic lines
  • The dual-rear SCV kit includes a continuous flow feature for operating hydraulic motors or implements that have a separate hydraulic control valve such as a log splitter.
    • Oil temperature is monitored during continuous flow operation. If temperature exceeds the sensor threshold, the system will discontinue continuous flow operation.
  • 1.3-cm (1/2-in.) quick-couplers allow for more hydraulic flow and easy install/removal
Power beyond
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  • Includes rear-mounted couplers and a hydraulic hose loop that allows access to a dedicated pressurized oil port and a dedicated return to tank port at the rear of the tractor. This kit is required for backhoe operation.
  • 1.3-cm (1/2-in.) quick-couplers allow for more hydraulic flow and easy install/removal

Two additional kits can be added as dealer-installed options:

  • Dual rear selective control valves (SCVs)
  • Power beyond
Dual-rear SCV
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  • Includes hydraulic valve, four rear-mounted couplers, two control levers, continuous flow control switch, and hydraulic lines
  • The dual-rear SCV kit includes a continuous flow feature for operating hydraulic motors or implements that have a separate hydraulic control valve such as a log splitter.
    • Oil temperature is monitored during continuous flow operation. If temperature exceeds the sensor threshold, the system will discontinue continuous flow operation.
  • 1.3-cm (1/2-in.) quick-couplers allow for more hydraulic flow and easy install/removal
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  • Includes rear-mounted couplers and a hydraulic hose loop that allows access to a dedicated pressurized oil port and a dedicated return to tank port at the rear of the tractor. This kit is required for backhoe operation.
  • 1.3-cm (1/2-in.) quick-couplers allow for more hydraulic flow and easy install/removal

Lighting

Rear work lightRear work light

This kit provides light to the rear of the tractor for evening work.

 

For open-station tractors only, this kit contains individual light.

 

Allow 30 minutes to install.

 

NOTE: Kit includes one rear light.

NOTE: Both the rear- and forward-work lights are compatible together and with the light-brush guard kits. The light kit contains a two-to-four pigtail that plugs into the main harness, as if only plugging one set of lights, providing two sets of plugs to use for forward and rear-work lights. The forward light is installed on top of the brush guard, and the rear light is installed inside the ROPS using the bolt holding the light and brush guard on.

NOTE: For 102E3 and 1026R Tractors – kit interference during backhoe operations (mounted inside ROPS) – use LVB25546 forward-light kit as an alternative.

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The forward-lighting kit provides extra visibility when working in dark conditions. Lights attach to the brush guards located on the rollover protective structure (ROPS). Each kit contains two lights.

 

NOTE: Requires BLV10400 warning light brush guard kit and LVB26026 light kit harness. Not compatible with LVB25547 rear work light kit (1023E).

 

NOTE: Requires BLV10400 warning light brush guard kit. Not compatible with LVB25547 rear work light kit (1025R, 2025R, 2032R, 2038R, 3025E, 3032E, 3038E, 4105, 4044M, 4052M, 4066M).

 

NOTE: Requires BLV10620 premium warning light brush guard kit. Not compatible with LVB25547 rear work light kit (3033R, 3039R, 3046R, 4044R, 4052R, 4066R).

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 Rollover protective structure (ROPS) mounted LED work lights

An optional LED work light kit is available for all open-station compact utility tractors. These lights provide extra visibility when working in dark conditions and have 180-degree rotation to face forward or backward. The kit contains two lights and the mounting hardware required for installation.

This lighting kit is mounted to the warning light brush guard kit, which is mounted to the ROPS and requires attachment BLV10400 for installation.
  
The halogen work light kit attachment is still available (LVB25546).

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An optional premium light kit is available to provide extra visibility when working in dark conditions. The premium light kit includes the following:

  • Two light-emitting diode (LED) fender lights
  • Two LED rollover protective structure (ROPS) work lights (adjustable 360 degrees for forward or rear lighting)
  • One LED rear PTO light

ROPS warning-light brush guards protect turn signal/warning lights from damage caused by low branches on trees.

Two guards are included in each kit and are for open-operator station (OOS) tractors only.

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An optional premium light kit is available to provide extra visibility when working in dark conditions. The premium light kit includes the following:

  • Two light-emitting diode (LED) fender lights
  • Two LED rollover protective structure (ROPS) work lights (adjustable 360 degrees for forward or rear lighting)
  • One LED rear PTO light

Miscellaneous

Rear License Plate Kit (Includes Light) - BLV10677

Noncurrent attachment

Note: This is a noncurrent kit. The information provided is valid for each tractor as of the last date that tractor was in production.

 

Designed to hold implement safety chain in the event the implement becomes accidentally separated from the tractor drawbar during transport. Standard on tractors produced after 7 January 1985.

 

Applies to tractor models:  820, 1520, 1250, 1450, 1650, 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040, 2150, 2240, 2255, 2350, 2440, 2520, 2550, 2630, 2640, 2750, 2840, 2940, 2950, 3150, 3020, 4000, 4020, 4030, 4040, 4050, 4230, 4240, 4250, 4320, 4430, 4440, 4450, 4520, 4620, 4630, 4640, 4650, 4840, 4850, 4320, 850, 950, 1050, 955, 5200, 5300, 5400, 5020, 6030, 7020, 7520, 8430, 8630, 8440, 8640, 8450, 8650, 8850 Tractors.

Provide added traction in snowy and icy conditions.

Tractor Cover - LP95637

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The optional wheel spacers extend the rear tread setting by 60 mm (2.4 in.) on each side, further increasing stability, operator confidence and overall productivity. The maximum overall width of the tractor with optional wheel spacers is 1520 mm (59.8 in.).

Open Operator's Station

CanopyCanopy

The canopy attaches to the rollover protective structure (ROPS) to protect the operator from inclement weather.

NOTE: Additional mounting brackets are required to adapt the canopy (LVB25334) to ROPS. See ordering information below.

Canopy mounting kitCanopy mounting kit

The canopy attaches to the rollover protective structure (ROPS) to protect the operator from inclement weather.

For open-station tractors only.

NOTE: Additional mounting brackets are required to adapt the canopy (LVB25334) to ROPS. See ordering information below.

UmbrellaUmbrella

Provides the operator the necessary shade and protection from the elements.

  • Attaches to the tractor's rollover protective structure (ROPS)
  • For open-station tractors only

Power Take-off (Pto)

Rear Wheel Weights

Rear wheel weightRear wheel weight
  • Provide additional traction and stability
  • Starter and additional weight for 15-in. wheel, 16.5-in. wheel, 17.5-in. wheel, and 19.5-in. wheel
  • Up to three weights per wheel can be added

Rear Wheels And Tires

12.4-16 (6PR, R1 Ag, 1 Position) Bias Ply - Rear Wheels & Tires - BLV10595

14-17.5 (4PR, R3 Turf, 1 Position) Bias Ply - Rear Wheels & Tires - BLV10597

14-17.5 (4PR, R4 Industrial, 1 Position) Bias Ply - Rear Wheels & Tires - BLV10599

300/70 R20 (R3 Turf, 1 Position) Radial - Rear Wheels & Tires - BLV10602

Three-point Hitch

3-Point Hitch Tractor Receiver Hitch - LP25001

iMatch Quick Hitch Bushings - LVU12858

iMatch Quick Hitch Bushings - LVU15507

iMatch Quick-Hitch bushingiMatch Quick-Hitch bushing
Ordering information

Customers, please contact your local John Deere dealer for availability and pricing information.

iMatch Quick-Hitch Bushings
Order number: LP19969

iMatch Bushing Kit - LP25004

iMatch Quick Hitch Upper Adapter Bushing - PM00353

iMatch Quick Hitch Upper Adapter Bushing - PM03008

iMatch Quick-Hitch (LVB25255)iMatch Quick-Hitch (LVB25255)
iMatch Quick-Hitch with rotary cutter hookup (LVB25255)iMatch Quick-Hitch with rotary cutter hookup (LVB25255)
iMatch Quick-Hitch (LVB25976)iMatch Quick-Hitch (LVB25976)
iMatch Quick-Hitch with rotary cutter hookup (LVB25976)iMatch Quick-Hitch with rotary cutter hookup (LVB25976)

One of the greatest customer concerns involves difficulty in attaching tractor implements. John Deere has addressed this issue with the iMatch Quick-Hitch.

 

The iMatch Quick-Hitch provides easy hookup and a guaranteed fit for all Category 1 implements that are designed to meet the ASAE Category 1 Standard S278.6 for quick-attach hitches.

  • All implements require a set of bushings in order for the attachment to fit and work properly with the iMatch Quick-Hitch. One set of bushings comes with the iMatch Quick-Hitch.

 

NOTE: In the picture above, you see the bushing set. These bushings allow the hooks on the iMatch and the pins on the implement to fit together properly. All other implements (box blades, tillers, rear blades, etc.) will require a set of bushings to enlarge the pin to fit with the iMatch hooks. Bushings of different lengths can be found in the parts system or through a bushing supplier (see dimensions below).

  • Upper bushing
    • Inside diameter: 0.76-0.77 in.
    • Outside diameter: 1.24-1.25 in.
  • Lower bushings
    • Inside diameter: 0.88 to 0.89 in.
    • Outside diameter: 1.43 to 1.44 in.
iMatch quick-coupler bushing kitiMatch quick-coupler bushing kit

This bushing kit is for use with Category 1 implements (ballast box) to make them function correctly with the iMatch Quick-Hitch.

Transmission

Weights

WeightWeight

The 42-lb (19-kg) Quik-Tatch weight can be used to counterbalance a heavy front or rear attachment and/or provide greater stability, especially when operating on hills.

 

Weights are constructed of cast iron and weigh approximately 42 lb (19 kg) each.

The Compact Utility Tractor Composite Hood

We design our Compact Utility Tractor Hoods for the harsh, extreme environments they are intended to be used in. We have developed them to be tough and durable. How tough? See what happens when you drop an 8.8 lb (4 kg) Shot Put on one of our composite hoods in – 20 F. (- 28.89 C) temperatures. Don’t do that with a metal hood.

Reviews

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Amazing tractor

5/5

I have 260 hours on mine which is 16 months old. Mostly mowing with the 72" seven iron auto connect deck. Very fuel efficient and quiet. I have the loader also. Very powerful and easy to use. Just let the air down in your rear tires. Mine came with 35 lbs. They work and ride much better at 10 lbs.

Pros

  • so easy to use
  • quiet
  • fuel efficient

Cons

Bill2038r

From: Greenville, pa

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
5

Outstanding Machine.

5/5

I have driven lots of equipment and I can’t remember a tractor being as impressive as this machine is. Deere is far and away better then it’s competitors!

Pros

Cons

Thomas53

From:

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
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Great all around compact utility tractor

5/5

Use tractor for landscaping, moving materials, snow blowing, and cutting grass. Tractor has enough power for 2 plus acres, and small enough to fit in tight spaces. Other nice feature is ease of changing implements.

Pros

  • lots of power
  • changing implements
  • maintenance

Cons

Lakeside

From: New York / New Jersey

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

4
2
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Great combination of power and size

5/5

Owned a 2320 before, and was always wanting more power, and weight. I was planning to upgrade to the 3R series, but then the 2038R came out with more weight and power. This fit my needs perfectly, with is higher power and compact size. Excellent power, and a great mower with the 72D with CommandCut.

Pros

  • power
  • well designed

Cons

  • seat is not that great
  • for hp it should have more loader lift

PMAN

From:

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

4
2
5

Chihuahua thinks it is a Pit Bull

5/5

41 hours on the tractor as of this writing. I got the 60 in deck mower, box blade and 220R front loader. I have used the box blade to assist in leveling my new construction home yard, The blade works well and does everything asked of it. The loader is extremely versatile and I have been using it to grade the dirt around my new driveway, pad, and sidewalks as well as landscaping. Super easy to use and I learned how to use it for a variety of chores in just a few short hours. The deck mower boldly goes where my John Deere x300 riding mower chokes out. Our property has a lot of ivy after Hurricane Harvey and the deck mower slices through it like butter. I don't know how I lasted 64 years without this little workhorse.

Pros

  • ease of use
  • comfort
  • value
  • versatility
  • fuel economy

Cons

  • attach/remove tricky at times

BigBadJohn

From: Texas

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

4
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2038 R Is a MIGHTY MITE !

5/5

Great tractor and a major upgrade from my old 1023e ! Everything you could ever ask for in a compact, plenty of power, and attachments are a breeze, I added rear wheeel spacers for added stability for steep and uneven terrain challenges (recommended) if needed. I went with the 72`` mower deck and I`m super impressed with the quality of the deck and the performance. I also strapped the largest tiller I could to the back and the tractor and it pulverized the soil effortlessly. There is only a fixed position snowplow blade however and I found that as kind of a bummer apposed to the 52`` fully hydro blade available on smaller tractors. Guess i`ll be saving up for the snowblower attachment (expensive). These tractors are premium quality and tough as can be!! Highly recommended and very happy, the whole family loves it !

Pros

  • power
  • user friendly
  • fuel efficient

Cons

  • no hydro snowblade
  • key is in a bad spot (breaks)

Sweetpea10

From: Mill Creek, IN

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

4
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Very capable machine!

5/5

I have owned and operated heavy equipment and tractors for years. This has got to be the best of its class John Deere has ever produced. I looked at all brands before deciding on this machine and have been extremely happy. I have the loader and 72" mid-mower for attachments. I ordered the tractor with LED lighting, rear aux hydraulics, wheel weights and R4 tires. The command cut and auto-connect deck are exceptional in their ease of use and performance. The capability of the loader is very impressive for its size. I replaced an aging 955 John Deere with this machine and have never looked back. This tractor has done all I have asked of it and never given me a bit of trouble. Highly Recommend this machine

Pros

Cons

JAMES76

From: TN

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
2
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2038R biggest and best so far

5/5

I started with a JD gx345 then to the x728 then to the 2025R(first design) and now the 2038R...what a powerful tractor..I've owned this tractor for new since June 2017... I've equipped it with LED lighting package, rear hydraulic flow kit system, industrial tires, FEL , 60" Autoconnect deck, 54" rear snowblower, 54" fel snowplow from HLA, pellet forks from HLA and just recently purchased a rear pto driven grass collection system from Superior Tech( a authorized JD supplier)...JD currently doesn't offer a power flow collection system for this tractor yet....but what a nice stainless steel collection system ....I use this tractor year round and any task I have this tractor handles with no problem... :-)

Pros

  • powerful engine
  • efficient with fuel consumption
  • excellent instrument cluster
  • e throttle

Cons

  • excessive right rear fender shakes at idle

Shawn

From: Connecticut, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Expert

4
2
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Great Compact Tractor

5/5

I recently upgraded from a 1025r to the new 2038r....wow, its a difference! The power of the 2038r is great; all with a quieter turbocharged 38 hp engine. The dual range tranny and 4WD make it a formidable operator. I equipped with the 60 inch underbelly mower deck and Command Cut; the independent hydraulics allow me to cut grass with the three point rear hitch in the “up” position; nice on hilly terrain. The heavier front end loader is strong with a lift capacity of over a half ton. Ride is smooth for a compact machine and the larger frame and seat height add to visibility and stability. Large seat is very comfortable. Dual turn brakes add to the maneuverability in tighter spots. The operator station is nicely organized and efficient. Looking forward to using it with some implements such as my spreader, box blade and bush hog....compatible with many 3 series implements. Again, a lot of tractor in a smaller package! Very happy so far.

Pros

  • power
  • features
  • capability
  • comfort

Cons

  • price as equipped

TH65

From: Mobile, AL, USA

Length of Ownership: 1month

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert

4
2
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Really like this tractor

5/5

This is one of many new John Deere tractors i have owned over the last 35 years. I up graded from my 2025r to this and I'm really pleased. The 2038r is balanced good, power good and size wise really fits the bill. The fel is great, only thing i am not wil about is the command cut for the mmm. I use a 6 foot rear blower and also a 5 foot ditch flail mower, handles it all well. I would commend this tractor to anyone who wants a tough c.u.t.

Pros

  • great power

Cons

  • command cut

JDoobie

From:

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Expert

5
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