Press Release   February 01, 2017

New 5R Series Tractors and Front Loader

The new John Deere 5125R tractor with 543R front loader.

The new John Deere 5125R tractor with 543R front loader.

Finally, there is a light and nimble tractor that handles all heavy loads.

The new John Deere 5125R tractor with 543R front loader.

John Deere is launching a new series of nimble utility tractors designed to meet the requirements of small and medium sized agricultural, dairy and livestock farms, and local government. Building on the strengths of the previous 5R models, John Deere’s new 5R Series tractors have been designed to provide enhanced levels of comfort, compactness and performance.

With an optimised wheelbase of 2.25 m, the new 5R family combines a one-piece curved frame design with a low centre of gravity to facilitate front loader installation on-the-go, while still maintaining the best possible manoeuvrability at a turning radius of only 3.75 m, even when fitted with a loader.

The new 67.1 kW (90 hp) 5090R, 74.6 kW (100 hp) 5100R, 85.8 kW (115 hp) 5115R and 93.2 kW (125 hp) 5125R models are equipped with fuel efficient, Stage IIIB/Interim Tier 4 (iT4) compliant 4.5 L John Deere PowerTech™ PWX engines. These diesel-only 4-cylinder engines deliver 7.5 extra kW (10 hp) for transport applications via their Transport Power Management (TPM) system.

Customers can choose between three transmission options. These include the entry level 16/16 CommandQuad™ manual transmission, which features four ranges and four PowerShift™ gears within each range, the 16/16 CommandQuad and the 32/16 Command8™, with eight PowerShift gears and an ECO mode that enables a top speed of 40 km/h at only 1759 engine rpm.

While all these transmissions offer a fully automatic clutch, individual start-up gears, individually settable speeds and an electric park lock, the premium level 32/16 Command8 also features an automatic shifting function as standard. The latter feature is also optionally available on the 16/16 CommandQuad transmission.

With a shipping weight of 4.3 tonnes, the new 5R Series tractors can lift as much as 4.7 or optionally 5.3 tonnes. The open-centre hydraulic system is equipped with a standard 96 Lpm pump and is also available with a Pressure and Flow Compensated (PFC) 117 Lpm version. Whether they are mechanically or electronically controlled, four SCVs provide fast loading cycles.

For improved operator comfort especially in rough terrain, John Deere’s new 5R Series tractors are available with front axle suspension, featuring independent arms and infinite adjustment of +/-45mm that allows complete shut-off when required.

An optional maintenance-free mechanical cab suspension system is also available, which uses two adjustable shock absorbers to ultimately support the optional air-suspended seat. This seat is normally standard equipment on 6R Series tractors, and features 5 to 15 degrees of swivel, lumbar adjustment and an optional heating system.

The newly designed 5R Series tractor cab offers a tiltable steering column, Primary Display Unit (PDU+) corner post display, panoramic front windshield and an ergonomic control panel. For front loader operation, John Deere offers a choice of mechanical or new electrical joysticks, both linked to the tractor seat.

In addition, the new 543R front loader offers automatic mast and implement latch, a 10 per cent increase in lift capacity, higher breakout force and an increased roll-back angle. Depending on the task, the 543R loader is equipped with a choice of levelling options.

Designed for use in narrow row crops, other specialty crops and vineyards, the new 5RN Series tractors feature a minimum width of 1.8 m, a narrow cab and mechanical front wheel drive.


For more information on the 5R Series Utility Tractors, contact your local John Deere dealer, or view the product information.

About John Deere:
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at or in Australia at