John Deere 5045E

Utility Tractor

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








Features



Heavy-duty MFWD front axle with limited slipHeavy-duty MFWD front axle with limited slip
MFWD 55-degree turn angle MFWD 55-degree turn angle
MFWD indicator lightMFWD 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.

Adding ease to operation
Enhanced operator controlsEnhanced 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.

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
  16.9-28
 Tire0.671 RR
GearRear Wheel SpeedGround Speed
 rpmkmph
A19.12.3
A212.43.1
A317.04.3
A Rev-13.5-3.4
B123.15.8
B231.47.9
B343.210.9
B Rev-34.2-8.6
C158.914.9
C280.320.3
C3110.327.9
C Rev-87.3-22.1

 

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

Creeper 10.40
Creeper 20.54
Creeper 30.75
Creeper Rev-0.59
Easy and comfortable shifting
Operator-friendly transmission controls with hand throttleOperator-friendly transmission controls with hand throttle
Synchronized shifting in all forward and reverse gearsSynchronized shifting in all forward and reverse gears
Range selection patternRange 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.

A smaller, more efficient after-treatment device provides more space under the hoodA 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 switchExhaust 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.

Specifications


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Key Specs5045E
Current Model
Engine descriptionJohn Deere PowerTech 3029
Engine displacement3 cylinders: 2.9 L
179 cu in.
Rated engine powerAt 2100 rpm: 37.4 kW
50 hp
Rated PTO power (hp SAE)At 2100 rpm: 27.6 kW (37 PTO)
Max PTO power@ 1800 RPM
Open Station: 28.5kw (38hp)
Transmission typeStandard: 9F/3R SyncShuttle
Hydraulic system typeOpen Center
Hydraulic pump rated outputStandard: 66.1 L/min
17.5 gpm
Rear hitch category (SAE designation)Category 2; convertible to 1
Base machine weight
Engine specifications
DescriptionJohn Deere PowerTech 3029
Engine type
Engine family
Rated speed
AspirationTurbocharged
Cylinders linersWet sleeved
Emission level
After treatment type
Displacement3 cylinders: 2.9 L
179 cu in.
Engine performance
Rated powerAt 2100 rpm: 37.4 kW
50 hp
Rated PTO power (hp SAE)At 2100 rpm: 27.6 kW (37 PTO)
Max PTO power@ 1800 RPM:
Open Station - 28.5kw (38hp)
Power boost (available in transport and/or mobile PTO applications)
Engine peak torque
PTO torque rise
Transmission
TypeStandard: 9F/3R SyncShuttle
ReverserNo
Clutch; wet/dryDry
Creeper
Hydraulic system
TypeOpen Center
Pump rated outputStandard: 66.1 L/min
17.5 gpm
Available flow at a single rear SCV43.4 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 control2WD: FIK
MFWD: Standard
SCV control
Rear hitch
Hitch draft control load sense typeMechanical
Remote control valves availableStandard: 1
Optional: 2
Hitch category (SAE designation)Category 2; convertible to 1
Maximum lift capacity behind lift pointsOECD hitch lift cap at 24 behind: 3192 lb
1448 kg
Sensing typeTop link
Rear axle differential lock
Drawbar
Drawbar category
Maximum vertical load
Rear power take-off (PTO)
TypeStandard: Independent 540
Engine rpm (at rated PTO speeds)540 at 2100 rpm
PTO actuationMechanical (lever)
Front hitch
Category
Electric power
Standard lift capacity
Front power take-off (PTO)
PTO speed
Rear axle
Type
Final drive typePlanetary
Differential controlsMechanical (pedal)
Axle typeFlanged
Brakes, type and controlHydraulic wet disc
Rear differential lock
Front axle
Type
Front axle differential lock
Standard Tires
Front2WD: 7.5-16 R1
MFWD: 9.5-24 R1
Rear2WD: 13.6-28 R1
MFWD: 13.6-28 R1
Wheel tread range
Turning radius with brakes2WD: 3.1 m
10.2 ft
MFWD: 3.94 m
12.9 ft
Turning radius without brakes2WD: 3.5 m
11.5 ft
MFWD: 4.65 m
15.3 ft
Steering
Electrical system
Alternator size
Battery options
Total cold cranking amps
Operator station
Rollover protective structure, OOSRigid - foldable - telescopic
Foldable, 2-post
Platform - flat/straddle
Straddle
Gearshift location - console/floor
Floor, on the side
SeatMechanical
Cab suspension
Instructional seat
Display
Radio
Inner cab volume
dB(A) rating
Cab glass area
Dimensions
Wheelbase2WD and MFWD: 2050 mm
80.7 in.
Overall length3639 mm
143.3 in.
Drawbar clearance
Front axle center
Approximate shipping weight, Open;CabMFWD: 2525 kg
5566 lb
Weight
Base machine weight

Maximum ballast level
Maximum permissible weight
Capacities
Crankcase oil volume
Fuel tankStandard: 72.5 L
19 U.S. gal.
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank
Cooling system
Transmission-hydraulic system
Serviceability
Interval for engine oil change
Interval for hydraulic/transmission oil change
Interval for engine coolant change
Loaders
Loader
Lift capacity at full height
Maximum lift height
Precision AG
Guidance
Telematic
Remote diagnostics
Miscellaneous

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    Accessories and Attachments

    Lighting Equipment

    Rear work lightRear work light

    A 37.5-W halogen floodlight is adjustable and illuminates areas to the rear of the tractor.

     

    The bulb can be easily replaced as needed.

    Mid Selective Control Valves

    Mid-Mount Dual SCV with 3rd Function Joystick Assembly - BSJ10346

    Mid-Mount Dual SCV with Joystick Control - BSJ10262

    Miscellaneous

    Backhoe Mounting Kit - BLV10921

    For operators who require an alarm in reverse speeds to satisfy safety regulations and governmental bid requirements, this alarm is rear mounted and designed to provide optimum clearance from the 3-point hitch.

    Standard canopyStandard canopy
    Deluxe canopyDeluxe canopy

    The canopy attaches to the open operator station rollover protective structure (ROPS).
    The 1613.2-mm (63.5-in.) long, 1322.7-mm (52-in.) wide ABS canopy  can offer protection to the operator from inclement weather and direct overhead sunlight.

     

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

     

    NOTE: Deluxe canopy (LVB25785) includes additional headliner and marker lights for select open station models and also requires LVB25332.

    Implement hitch pins and bushings adapt Category 1 implements to fit a Category 2 3-point hitch.

    Creeper Conversion Kit - BSJ10370

    Implement hitch pins and bushings adapt Category 1 implements to fit a Category 2 3-point hitch.

    Offset drawbarOffset drawbar

    Offset drawbars can be used with large- or small-diameter tires to raise or lower the drawbar height.

    Straight drawbar clevis kitStraight drawbar clevis kit

    The offset drawbar clevis kit allows quick, no-hassle, safe hookups to many popular drawn implements.

    Straight drawbar clevis kitStraight drawbar clevis kit

    The straight drawbar clevis kit allows quick, no-hassle, safe hookups to many popular drawn implements.

    With loads of capacity, two removable shelves, and an innovative front door and lid design, this new tractor utility box breaks new ground for convenience, versatility, and rugged design. Grease guns, tow chains, hitch pins, and many other essential items can be stored safely and can be easily accessed, putting an end to cluttered cabs.

    Front utility boxFront utility box
    Front utility box and bracketFront utility box and bracket

    Built from welded, heavy-gauge sheet steel, this new box offers long-term durability not seen with other toolboxes. A heavy-duty gas strut on the lid and locking pins make opening and locking simple and easy.

    Specifications:

    • Made in the USA
    • 23 in. x 8 in. x 12 in.
    • Two removable shelves
    • Heavy-duty construction
    • Fold down front door for easy access
    • Mount with existing R127764 tractor weights using BRE10153 bracket
    • Mount on 9X30 Series Wheel Tractors (front left side) using BRE10291 bracket

    With loads of capacity, two removable shelves, and an innovative front door and lid design, this new tractor utility box breaks new ground for convenience, versatility, and rugged design. Grease guns, tow chains, hitch pins, and many other essential items can be stored safely and can be easily accessed, putting an end to cluttered cabs.

    Front utility boxFront utility box
    Front utility box and bracketFront utility box and bracket

    Built from welded, heavy-gauge sheet steel, this new box offers long-term durability not seen with other toolboxes. A heavy-duty gas strut on the lid and locking pins make opening and locking simple and easy.

    Specifications:

    • Made in the USA
    • 23 in. x 8 in. x 12 in.
    • Two removable shelves
    • Heavy-duty construction
    • Fold down front door for easy access
    • Mount with existing R127764 tractor weights using BRE10153 bracket
    • Mount on 9X30 Series Wheel Tractors (front left side) using BRE10291 bracket
    Front weight support, R262449Front weight support, R262449
    Suitcase weights (non-5M support)Suitcase weights (non-5M support)

    A front weight bracket can be installed to the front of the tractor when ballast is needed. The weight bracket weighs approximately 187 lb and Quik-Tatch weights can easily be added for additional weight. Add up to 10 front weights to the weight bracket.

     

    NOTE: The front weight bracket is compatible with the hood and brush guards also installed.

     

    See the ballasting and optimizing performance section or the tractor operator's manual for additional ballasting information.

    Side exhaust for 3-cylinder 5E TractorsSide exhaust for 3-cylinder 5E Tractors
    Side exhaust for 3-cylinder 5E TractorsSide exhaust for 3-cylinder 5E Tractors

    The dealer-installed horizontal exhaust kit provides accessibility to producers working in low-clearance applications. Previously seen on older 5E Tractors, this design is compatible with Final Tier 4 emissions on all cab and open-station 5045E, 5055E, 5065E, and 5075E Tractors.

    Left-Hand Telescopic Draft Link - SJ11072

    5025 Series Tractor with lockable fuel cap5025 Series Tractor with lockable fuel cap

    For operators concerned about the security of their fuel supply, a lockable fuel cap is available for all 5M platforms and isolated open operator station and cab platforms on the 5025 Series Tractors.

    Axle extensions are required to achieve wider tread settings.

    Axle extensions are required to achieve wider axle tread settings.

    Axle extensions are required to achieve wider axle tread settings.

    Telescopic mirror mounted on 5020 Series CabTelescopic mirror mounted on 5020 Series Cab
    Telescopic mirror mounted on 5M Open StationTelescopic mirror mounted on 5M Open Station

    Telescopic rearview mirrors provide operators with a wide rear view of the field or road. These mirrors are especially useful when towing wagons or large implements.

     

    The mirrors are adjusted manually and telescope.

    NOTE: If mounting mirrors on the 5M Open-Station Tractors, one RE244177 rearview mirror mounting kit is needed for each side.

    Right Hand Telescopic Draft Link - SJ11073

    The electric horn serves as a warning or signal device.

    Front weight support, R262449Front weight support, R262449
    Suitcase weights (non-5M support)Suitcase weights (non-5M support)

    A front weight bracket can be installed to the front of the tractor when ballast is needed. The weight bracket weighs approximately 187 lb and Quik-Tatch weights can easily be added for additional weight. Add up to 10 front weights to the weight bracket.

     

    NOTE: The front weight bracket is compatible with the hood and brush guards also installed.

     

    See the ballasting and optimizing performance section or the tractor operator's manual for additional ballasting information.

    Rear-wheel weightRear-wheel weight

    For improved traction and/or ballast, 95-lb rear-wheel weights can be installed.

    See the ballasting and optimizing performance section in the sales manual or the tractor's operator's manual for additional ballasting information.

    Open Operator's Station

    Operator's Station

    Standard canopyStandard canopy
    Deluxe canopyDeluxe canopy

    The canopy attaches to the open operator station rollover protective structure (ROPS).
    The 1613.2-mm (63.5-in.) long, 1322.7-mm (52-in.) wide ABS canopy  can offer protection to the operator from inclement weather and direct overhead sunlight.

     

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

     

    NOTE: Deluxe canopy (LVB25785) includes additional headliner and marker lights for select open station models and also requires LVB25332.

    Rear Fenders

    Rear Selective Control Valves

    Three-point Hitch

    Quick-couplerQuick-coupler

    The second-generation iMatch™ quick-hitch allows a no-hassle attachment option for many integral implements such as box blades, rear blades, rotary tillers, and rotary cutters. The hitch is constructed of tubular and box-welded steel, and the bushings and hooks are heat-treated to prevent cracking for long wear life. Hardened, zinc-plated steel alloy pins take the shock of heavy loads and withstand exposure to the elements. Hitch locking handles rotate 100 degrees to open the locking lugs for easy implement release. The top link is adjustable for compatibility and versatility.

    This attachment is only available through Parts.

    iMatch hitchiMatch hitch

    The iMatch quick-hitch meets ASAE standard S278.6 for Category 1 agricultural quick-coupler standards. Uniform hitch points reduce the amount of effort to attach 3-point hitch implements in minimal time.

    Reviews

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    Built like a tank. Awesome 3 point hitch and loader capabilities.

    5/5

    Great reliability that I expect from John Deere. Love the size (5,000 lb) and has a proven long lasting diesel engine with great hydraulic capabilities. To be honest mine is the earlier 2010 5045E with low hours < 800 and it still runs and operates like new. I highly recommend the 4x4 especially if you plan on using it year round and use the loader (mine 553). Big difference all around compared to my earlier 4 series model.

    Pros

    • perfect size for all around for larger acreage.
    • high rating for the hydraulic capabilities

    Cons

    Yankee

    From: New Hampshire

    Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

    Usage Frequency: Weekly

    Level of Expertise: Expert

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