Specialty Tractor

  • 66 kW (89 hp) PowerTech™ Tier 2 Diesel engine
  • Synchronised 9F/3R transmission
  • High Ground Clearance
  • 12F/12R PowrReverser™ Transmission is in base the 9F/3R SyncShuttle™ Transmission is available as a deduct. 
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12F/12R PowrReverser™ transmission is ideal for demanding applications

Electrohydraulic reverser lever Electrohydraulic reverser lever

The John Deere-built PowrReverser transmission provides 12 forward and 12 reverse (12F/12R) gears for operators requiring additional flexibility for multiple applications. It comes standard with shiftable 540/540 Economy power take-off (PTO). This transmission is ideal for operators using their tractors to perform in versatile applications.

Hydraulic wet forward and reverse clutches maximise durability and will outlast the life of any dry clutch. When tractors are run by multiple operators with a variety of experience levels, a wet clutch is the best way to maintain transmission integrity and performance while decreasing clutch replacement costs.

Two platform-mounted levers offer easy and comfortable shifting for a pleasant operator experience. The gear-shift lever is easy to reach and the less-used range lever is now shorter.

Unique knobs make it easier to distinguish between the two. The forward lever selects one of four speeds, all synchronised shifts for on-the-go shifting with the use of the clutch. The rear lever selects collar-shift A, B, and C ranges, which are not synchronised.

Maximum productivity is achieved with hydraulic PowerShift between forward and reverse and is ideal for rear blade applications that require frequent directional switches in tight spaces. Excellent modulation allows the operator to shift the direction lever from neutral to forward or reverse, forward to reverse, reverse to forward, or to neutral from forward or reverse.

Operators can accomplish all these directional changes without sacrificing comfort or having to depress the clutch pedal. The speed of directional changes can be adjusted to the operator's preference or application demands with the field-installed PowrReverser modulation control.

An electrohydraulic fingertip directional lever control allows the operator to effortlessly switch directions with a small finger motion. The control is located on the left side of the instrument console and selects forward, reverse, and neutral positions.

It also allows the operator to steer and shift direction with the left hand, freeing the right hand to operate other tractor controls, such as rear implements or hand throttle.

Constant-mesh, helical-cut gears provide silent operation and excellent reliability while the pressure-lubricated top shaft adds to the transmission durability. Fully enclosed, rigid shift linkages for short throw and crisp shifts enable all operators to clearly know in what range and gear they are operating.


There is positive park pawl and a hand break on the transmission as standard.


A neutral start switch requires the directional lever to be in the neutral position to start the engine.

Ground speeds
See the story on 12F/12R transmission ground speeds.

Save fuel in power take-off (PTO) applications with the optional 540/540 Economy PTO

Shiftable 540/540 Economy PTOShiftable 540/540 Economy PTO
Shiftable 540/540 Economy PTOShiftable 540/540 Economy PTO

The 540/540 Economy PTO allows operators to select the engine rpm needed for their power take-off (PTO) application.


The economy position provides 540 rpm to the PTO at 1700 engine rpm. The 540 Economy is ideal for any PTO application, from running a mower conditioner to a baler or a cutter, where full horsepower is not needed.


Operating at lower engine rpm decreases fuel costs during tasks. The overall operating experience improves because there is less noise and vibration for the operator.


A lever allows the operator to simply change between 540 and 540E when conditions merit the opportunity to save fuel without affecting performance.


For heavy-duty operations requiring maximum PTO power, the PTO shift lever is placed in the 540 position, the PTO is engaged, and the engine is run at a rated speed of 2400 rpm. This selection gives 540 rpm to the PTO shaft and delivers the fully-advertised horsepower at rated engine speed.


The 540/540 Economy PTO offers all the features of the standard 540-rpm PTO, and the safety interlock is a foolproof measure provided to compensate for operator oversight.


When the tractor is in economy, the engine is limited to 1700 rpm, preventing accidental over-speeding of PTO implements and protecting against binding the PTO shaft.


The safety interlock also prevents accidental shifting of the PTO selector lever at engine speeds above 1700 rpm, which would lead to downtime for fixing implements or drivetrains.

Climate-controlled cabs increase comfort and performance

Climate-controlled cab interiorClimate-controlled cab interior

Operators will appreciate the comfort and convenience offered through the seat, steering wheel, and lever controls with a rollover protective structure (ROPS) certified, factory installed cab.


The cabs are assembled to the tractor chassis as a complete unit and mounted on composite isolators.


The complete cab assembly includes the floor and steering column. Having this type of fully isolated cab greatly reduces noise levels inside the cab. It also creates a more sealed environment, so the amount of airborne particles entering the cab, such as dust and pollen, are greatly reduced.


The cab is very spacious, allowing ample room for controls and storage. The flat floor adds to the spacious and open feel.


The ceiling control panel is located on the upper-right side which provides the operator with visibility at a height hard to match by any competitor.

Operator environment
Steering wheel tiltSteering wheel tilt

These cabs provide a clean, quiet environment protected from the elements. Powerful air conditioning and heating systems allow the operator to control the cab climate to preference, regardless of the conditions outside. The standard visor blocks the sun on bright days, while a dome light allows the operator to see controls at all times of the day.


The cab's side windows open forward for excellent ventilation and left side door opens wide for easy entry and egress. A right side emergency door is standard.


For excellent rear visibility, the 125 L fuel tank is located below the left-hand side of the platform.


The rear window opens to 70 degrees, providing further visibility when hooking up implements. An interior rear view mirror provides additional visibility.


The steering wheel not only tilts, but also includes a standard telescoping feature for maximum steering comfort.


The clean, uncluttered interior design with flat platform maximizes operator space. A conveniently located beverage holder is integrated into the design.


Take further pleasure in the ride with a radio or compact disc player available as a field-installed attachment. Cabs are radio ready, including standard speakers and radio wiring harness.

Operating controls
Right-hand cab console 5085E and 5100E cab shownRight-hand cab console 5085E and 5100E cab shown
Economy PTO on 5082E and 5090E cab shownEconomy PTO on 5082E and 5090E cab shown

Excellent overall visibility in all applications with a swing out rear window opens to a full 70 degree for easier implement hookup and visibility. A front windshield wiper with washer ensures the operator can see the surroundings of the tractor (rear wiper is available for field installation.)


Excellent night visibility is achieved with work lights, easily adjusted to redirect light without tools.


A convenient three pin power outlet is for a monitor, controllers, and other operating necessities. Four sets of mounting bosses and a removable rear access plug for monitor or controller harnesses also make using a monitor easy.


A rear seven pin electrical outlet socket for implement electrical requirements and a 90-amp alternator will handle increased electrical requirements. To handle increased powertrain and hydraulic requirements in severe conditions, a hydraulic oil cooler is standard.


The battery is located in the front of the tractor for easy access.


Additional features are as follows:

  • ROPS certified structure for operator protection
  • Tempered safety glass in case of breakage
  • Roof mounted amber turn signal/flashing warning lights for road transport: Two front and two rear
  • Two fender mounted taillights for road transport
  • Two large cleated steps on each side
  • Beacon light
Comfortable seat

A cloth seat with a retractable seat belt is in base equipment:

  • An ergonomically sculpted mechanical seat and seat armrests in the cab are combined to provide excellent operator comfort and support.
  • Seat is adjustable fore and aft for the operator's height, using the lever located under the seat.
  • Cab offers an optional instructional seat
  • Retractable seat belts prevent the belts from becoming tangled in the seat suspension and controls.

Straddle-mount design provides spacious open-station platform for comfort and convenience

Top-view of operator stationTop-view of operator station

The 5E Series Tractor with a straddle-mount operator station is designed to position the operator farther forward and slightly lower than most other tractors in this class. This design improves the operator's ride and visibility.

Platform-mounted shift levers and suspended clutch and brake pedals contribute to a clean platform design. Suspended pedals also make it easier for the operator to get on and off the tractor, and make clutch pedal operation easier on the operator when the tractor is used in applications requiring the pedals to be used frequently.

Toolbox and operator's manual holder
Toolbox on 5E Cab TractorToolbox on 5E Cab Tractor

All 5E Series Tractors have the optional toolbox with storage locations for tools, parts, and operator's manuals. The toolbox is conveniently located on the left fender for easy access to tools and spare parts that may be needed in the field. The operator's manual holder is mounted on the right-hand post of the rollover protective structure (ROPS).

Both are made from a weather-resistant, durable plastic material.


To further enhance access to the operator's station left-side stairs are available as standard equipment on both open-operator station and cab tractors.

Rear-mount selective control valves (SCVs) add versatility

Single rear SCVSingle rear SCV
Double rear SCVDouble rear SCV

5EH Tractors are equipped with dual rear spool-type SCVs as standard to add versatility. A single SCV can also be equipped with the option to add an additional SCV as field installed.


All rear SCVs are lever-controlled, and couplers are equipped with plug dust covers to prevent dirt and debris from entering the hydraulic system. This ensures the most reliable performance, allowing operators to get their work done.


Operators can couple and uncouple under pressure with the International Standards Organization (ISO) push-pull couplers, which reduce the muscle required to switch implements. This allows the operator to effortlessly couple and uncouple hydraulic hoses from one implement to another.

Get dependable performance with high-torque, low-emission PowerTech™ diesel engine

Ready-to-work PowerTech enginesReady-to-work PowerTech engines

Owners of 5090EH tractors can claim bragging rights to operating the most dependable engine on the market with John Deere's extensive track record for building high-performance engines. The John Deere-designed and manufactured diesel engine provides excellent torque, fuel efficiency, and durability.

Tier 2 engine



Engine displacement

Engine kW*PTO kW

Rated rpm


5090EH44.5L69 (92 hp)59 (75 hp)2400Turbocharged