John Deere has taken the covers off its new 5G Series tractors with narrow configurations aimed at vineyard and orchard producers.
“The 5G Series tractors build on the success of the 5EN Series to offer customers more choices for their specialty applications,” says Christopher Lammie, product manager, John Deere Augusta. “With two chassis widths for narrow (5GN) and vineyard (5GV) applications, the 5G Series Tractors bring John Deere utility tractor performance into specialty row applications.”
The 5G Series Tractors are available in the following configurations and horsepower sizes:
|5GN Model||5GV Model||Engine HP|
The new models – the 5GV and 5GN – are available in widths of 40.5 and 52 inches, respectively. These narrow widths are designed to reduce the chance that crops will be damaged in narrow rows. With a tighter turning radius than its 5EN predecessor, Deere says the 5GN reduces operator effort, time and fuel consumption during headland turns. Fuel tank capacity is improved over the 5EN with an option for an auxiliary 7.5-gallon fuel tank on the 5GN. Plus an increased cab width on the 5GN Series creates a larger work environment.
Both the 90 and 100 horsepower models can be equipped with optional Intelligent Power Management for an additional power boost. Economy PTO also comes standard in all 5G Series models, which Deere says reduces engine rpm by 15 percent, helping reduce input cost for operators.
“Customers also have flexible transmission choices with the 5G Series tractors,” says Lammie. ”The new 5G offers a mechanical 12F/12R transmission or 24F/12R transmission with PowrReverser.”