3038E

Compact Utility Tractor

  • Standard four-wheel drive (4WD) for maximum traction
  • Hydro transmission with Twin Touch pedals for ease of use
  • On-board diagnostics including Service ADVISOR
  • Category 1 3-pt hitch compatible with dozens of implements

Features

Easy-to-use hydrostatic transmission (HST) increases tractor performance

The 3E Tractors are available 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 include:

  • The tractor will only start with the range lever in neutral
  • The engine will shut off if the operator leaves the seat unless the range lever is in 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 advantage - 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" thetractor forward or rearward (i.e. when attaching to implements)
Optional cruise control
Optional cruise controlOptional cruise control

The 3E Series Tractors can be outfitted with an optional cruise control switch that is installed on the right-hand control console.This givesoperators the ability to keep a constant speed when in transportation, field mowing, or other applications where extended use of the transmission is needed. This kit is very quick and easy to install for those who desire this feature.

Integrated hydrostatic pump and motor
  • Sauer-Danfoss® companyprovides the integrated pump and motor; this assures that the components are matched to each other, providing maximum efficiency
  • Reduces powertrain shock loads
  • Provides strength and durability needed for operating such attachments as loaders
  • 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 selecting both directions of travel and speed with the touch of a toe
Transmission reservoir fluid checkpoint
Transmission reservoir fluid checkpoint (A)Transmission reservoir fluid checkpoint (A)
  • Easy-to-reach transmission fluid dipstick allows for frequent checks of the transmission fluid level
Transmission fill point
Transmission fill pointTransmission fill point
  • Easy-to-reach transmission fill point (A) located on top of rear axles on the right-hand side.
Integrated brake and differential lock pedal
Integrated brake and differential lock pedal Integrated brake and differential lock pedal
  • Foot-actuated differential lock is integrated into the brake pedal to simplify operator controls; the differential lock is included as base equipment to assist traction in tough spots
  • Press the brake pedal down half way to engage the differential lock that locks the rear axle for improved traction in tough spots

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

The 3E Tractors are available 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 include:

  • The tractor will only start with the range lever in neutral
  • The engine will shut off if the operator leaves the seat unless the range lever is in 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 advantage - 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" thetractor forward or rearward (i.e. when attaching to implements)
Optional cruise control
Optional cruise controlOptional cruise control

The 3E Series Tractors can be outfitted with an optional cruise control switch that is installed on the right-hand control console.This givesoperators the ability to keep a constant speed when in transportation, field mowing, or other applications where extended use of the transmission is needed. This kit is very quick and easy to install for those who desire this feature.

Integrated hydrostatic pump and motor
  • Sauer-Danfoss® companyprovides the integrated pump and motor; this assures that the components are matched to each other, providing maximum efficiency
  • Reduces powertrain shock loads
  • Provides strength and durability needed for operating such attachments as loaders
  • 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 selecting both directions of travel and speed with the touch of a toe
Transmission reservoir fluid checkpoint
Transmission reservoir fluid checkpoint (A)Transmission reservoir fluid checkpoint (A)
  • Easy-to-reach transmission fluid dipstick allows for frequent checks of the transmission fluid level
Transmission fill point
Transmission fill pointTransmission fill point
  • Easy-to-reach transmission fill point (A) located on top of rear axles on the right-hand side.
Integrated brake and differential lock pedal
Integrated brake and differential lock pedal Integrated brake and differential lock pedal
  • Foot-actuated differential lock is integrated into the brake pedal to simplify operator controls; the differential lock is included as base equipment to assist traction in tough spots
  • Press the brake pedal down half way to engage the differential lock that locks the rear axle for improved traction in tough spots

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

Clean and simple operator station is comfortable and convenient

Clean and simple operator's station Clean and simple operator's station

An uncluttered design gives operators of all sizes plenty of room to be comfortable. Color-coded controls are located on either side of the operator.

  • Hydrostatic transmission (HST) and brake pedals are designed and located for maximum comfort and ease of use.
  • Contoured, comfortable seat enhances operator comfort.
    • Seat position adjusts fore and aft
    • Seat flips forward for protection from the elements.
  • Flat operator platform provides for easy entry to/exit from the tractor.
  • Folding Roll-Gard™rollover protective structure (ROPS) and retractable seat belt increase operator safety.

Operator presence system:

  • If the operator leaves the seat when the tractor is in gear, the engine shuts down
  • If the operator leaves the seat when the power take-off (PTO) is engaged, the engine shuts down
Left-side step
Left-side step for easy entry/exitLeft-side step for easy entry/exit
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  • The left-side step allows for easy access on and off the tractor.
  • Foot platform has a non-skid surface for sure footing.
Seat
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The thick, soft padding on this seat provides a smooth and comfortable ride.

  • Seat flips forward for protection from the elements.
  • Adjustable using the fore and aft lever located under the seat, the seat slides on ramped rails to provide comfortable access to all controls.
Instrumentation
Instrument panelInstrument panel

Easy-to-read instrument panel includes the following:

  • Tachometer
  • Low oil pressure indicator light
  • Battery discharge indicator light
  • PTO engagement indicator light
  • Signal/hazard lamp indicator lights
  • Multi-function liquid crystal display (LCD) display (hours, filter cleaning information, etc.)
  • Filter cleaning status indicator light
Fuel gauge
Fuel gaugeFuel gauge

All 3E Series Tractors come standard with a fuel gauge that is easy to read from the operator's station, to ensure operators do not run out of fuel.

Safety

Operator presence switch (OPS) in seat:

  • OPSrequires the operator to be in the seat to operate the transmission or PTO.
  • ROPS is designed to meet or exceed American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)safety standards.
  • Reflective ROPS strips for better tractor visibility.
  • Seat belts arein baseequipment on all John Deere compact utility tractors.
  • Key switch interlock prevents bypass starting.
  • Visual PTO warning light on the instrument panel alerts theoperator when the PTO is running.
  • Turn signal and flashing warning lights operate according to ASABE standards.
  • Slow-moving vehicle (SMV)sign is providedfor road transport.
Park brake
Park brakePark brake
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  • Automotive hand-style park brake for easy on/off.
  • Instrument panel has anindicator light for the park brake.
2-post Roll-Gard ROPS
Roll-Gard ROPSRoll-Gard ROPS

3E Series Tractors are equipped with Roll-Gard ROPS. These folding ROPS meet the ASABE standards for compact utility tractors.

  • Overall height is 244.3 cm (96.2 in.) with R3 tires, 242.1 cm (95.3 in.) with R4 tires, 244.6 cm (96.3 in.) with larger R4 tires, and 244.9 cm (96.4 in.) with R1 tires. With the Roll-Gard ROPS folded down, producers can easily to get their tractor into a garage with a standard 2.1-m (7-ft) garage door.

NOTE: The use of seat belts is recommended at all times when operating the 3E Series Tractor with folding ROPS.

An optional canopy is available to help protect the operator from the elements.

Clean and simple operator's station Clean and simple operator's station

An uncluttered design gives operators of all sizes plenty of room to be comfortable. Color-coded controls are located on either side of the operator.

  • Hydrostatic transmission (HST) and brake pedals are designed and located for maximum comfort and ease of use.
  • Contoured, comfortable seat enhances operator comfort.
    • Seat position adjusts fore and aft
    • Seat flips forward for protection from the elements.
  • Flat operator platform provides for easy entry to/exit from the tractor.
  • Folding Roll-Gard™rollover protective structure (ROPS) and retractable seat belt increase operator safety.

Operator presence system:

  • If the operator leaves the seat when the tractor is in gear, the engine shuts down
  • If the operator leaves the seat when the power take-off (PTO) is engaged, the engine shuts down
Left-side step
Left-side step for easy entry/exitLeft-side step for easy entry/exit
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  • The left-side step allows for easy access on and off the tractor.
  • Foot platform has a non-skid surface for sure footing.
Seat
#

The thick, soft padding on this seat provides a smooth and comfortable ride.

  • Seat flips forward for protection from the elements.
  • Adjustable using the fore and aft lever located under the seat, the seat slides on ramped rails to provide comfortable access to all controls.
Instrumentation
Instrument panelInstrument panel

Easy-to-read instrument panel includes the following:

  • Tachometer
  • Low oil pressure indicator light
  • Battery discharge indicator light
  • PTO engagement indicator light
  • Signal/hazard lamp indicator lights
  • Multi-function liquid crystal display (LCD) display (hours, filter cleaning information, etc.)
  • Filter cleaning status indicator light
Fuel gauge
Fuel gaugeFuel gauge

All 3E Series Tractors come standard with a fuel gauge that is easy to read from the operator's station, to ensure operators do not run out of fuel.

Safety

Operator presence switch (OPS) in seat:

  • OPSrequires the operator to be in the seat to operate the transmission or PTO.
  • ROPS is designed to meet or exceed American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)safety standards.
  • Reflective ROPS strips for better tractor visibility.
  • Seat belts arein baseequipment on all John Deere compact utility tractors.
  • Key switch interlock prevents bypass starting.
  • Visual PTO warning light on the instrument panel alerts theoperator when the PTO is running.
  • Turn signal and flashing warning lights operate according to ASABE standards.
  • Slow-moving vehicle (SMV)sign is providedfor road transport.
Park brake
Park brakePark brake
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  • Automotive hand-style park brake for easy on/off.
  • Instrument panel has anindicator light for the park brake.
2-post Roll-Gard ROPS
Roll-Gard ROPSRoll-Gard ROPS

3E Series Tractors are equipped with Roll-Gard ROPS. These folding ROPS meet the ASABE standards for compact utility tractors.

  • Overall height is 244.3 cm (96.2 in.) with R3 tires, 242.1 cm (95.3 in.) with R4 tires, 244.6 cm (96.3 in.) with larger R4 tires, and 244.9 cm (96.4 in.) with R1 tires. With the Roll-Gard ROPS folded down, producers can easily to get their tractor into a garage with a standard 2.1-m (7-ft) garage door.

NOTE: The use of seat belts is recommended at all times when operating the 3E Series Tractor with folding ROPS.

An optional canopy is available to help protect the operator from the elements.

Optional two-spool rear selective control valve for superior implement performance

3E Series Tractors can be equipped with afield-installed rear hydraulic remote kit, providing twoadditional hydraulic spools on the back of the tractor. This kit can be field installed on a tractor with a loader or without a loader.

The functions are completely separate from the loader. These rear remotes can be hooked up to a wide variety of implements and attachments such as follows:

  • Hydraulically angled blade
  • Hydraulically controlled chute/spout on a 3-point hitch-mounted snow blower
  • Hydraulic scarifiers on a box blade
  • Many other hydraulic rear attachments

This versatile kit gives 3E Series Tractor operators the options they desire for putting their tractors into a wide range of tasks.

The first spool is equipped with a float position, giving the operator the ability to contour the landscape and improve the final grade with certain implements.

NOTE: Neither of the spools in this kit are equipped with a detent position; therefore, they should not be hooked up to anything with a motor, as the valve was not designed to be run open. It is designed for momentary, on-demand hydraulic flow such as moving a cylinder.

The approximate installation time is 1 hour to 1.5 hours.

3E Series Tractors can be equipped with afield-installed rear hydraulic remote kit, providing twoadditional hydraulic spools on the back of the tractor. This kit can be field installed on a tractor with a loader or without a loader.

The functions are completely separate from the loader. These rear remotes can be hooked up to a wide variety of implements and attachments such as follows:

  • Hydraulically angled blade
  • Hydraulically controlled chute/spout on a 3-point hitch-mounted snow blower
  • Hydraulic scarifiers on a box blade
  • Many other hydraulic rear attachments

This versatile kit gives 3E Series Tractor operators the options they desire for putting their tractors into a wide range of tasks.

The first spool is equipped with a float position, giving the operator the ability to contour the landscape and improve the final grade with certain implements.

NOTE: Neither of the spools in this kit are equipped with a detent position; therefore, they should not be hooked up to anything with a motor, as the valve was not designed to be run open. It is designed for momentary, on-demand hydraulic flow such as moving a cylinder.

The approximate installation time is 1 hour to 1.5 hours.

Optional iMatch™ Quick-Hitch feature allows for easy implement hookup

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 greatestoperator 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.)
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 greatestoperator 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.)

Excellent serviceability reduces operational costs and improves productivity