Market leader in tractor production John Deere. has announced details of the new 5M Series tractor models that will hit the New Zealand market next 2023.
The lineup of new 2023 5M Series tractors, will include the 5075M, 5095M, 5105M, 5120M and 5130M models. Upgraded with new features, adapted to the New Zealand market.
One of the innovations, will be the addition to the 5M series lineup, a 130 horsepower tractor. As well as the use in the entire lineup of new engines PowerTech JD FT4, manufactured by John Deere.
Also available will be PowrQuad PLUS and Powr8 transmissions for 5095M, 5105M, 5120M versions with cab. And in the 130-horsepower 5130M it will be standard equipment.
“The PowrQuad PLUS and Powr8 transmissions allow operators to easily find the right speed with push-button shifting without the clutch, allowing them to focus on their work. In addition, these optional drivetrain options will not only make the tractors easier to use, but also more efficient,”said John Deere Production System Manager for Australia and New Zealand Stephanie Gersekowski
Another upgrade on John Deere 5M tractors equipped with PowrQuad PLUS and Powr8 transmissions will be an increase in rear hitch load capacity from 2,699kg to 3,565kg, allowing 5M Series tractors to handle larger implements.
With the increased capacity of the 2023 John Deere 5M Series tractors, farmers will be able to use a variety of tractor attachments at 1,000 rpm, such as mower-conditioners. While the PowrReverser, PowrQuad PLUS and Powr8 models provide 1,000-rpm PTO speeds in addition to the 540 and 540E variants.
In addition to the increased horsepower, John Deere says the AutoTrac navigation system will be integrated into the dashboard as well. That will make the 5M Series the smartest tractors on the market in its category.
“AutoTrac provides operators with straight-line guidance, which helps reduce overlap and field passes, reduce fuel consumption and reduce fatigue. No other all-purpose tractor on the market offers this level of integrated control for a mid-range universal tractor, which means the 5M provides unmatched performance potential,”said Ms. Gersekowski.
The entry-level navigation system is a cost-effective solution that can be easily upgraded later with a premium display for mapping and prescription-based applications.
Upgraded John Deere 5M tractors will be available for ordering beginning in late 2022.
Electric tractor for Australia
It became known that John Deere is also working on the Australian market launch of a fully autonomous electric (battery-powered) John Deere tractor. Where it is intended to debut in 2026.
The announcement was made at the Connections event in Brisbane.
“In less than four years, growers will be able to use this smart and efficient equipment on their farms, creating what can truly be called a significant step forward for crop production value.” –said Steph Gersekowski, John Deere Production System Manager for Australia and New Zealand
This has become achievable, thanks to Deere’s recent acquisitions. In the first half of this year, the company acquired a majority stake in high-density battery maker Kreisel Electric.
In the not too distant future the first field trials of the John Deere battery electric tractor will begin on farms in Australia.
John Deere is also working on batteries and chargers at the same time.