NEW and improved versions of John Deere's 5M and 5E series tractors powered by three-and four-cylinder engines will be introduced to UK farmers at LAMMA 2018, as well as the new 49hp 5050E, known to be John Deere's smallest agricultural tractor.

The 75-115hp 5M tractors have increased rear linkage lift to 4.32t and can be provided with John Deere's latest 543R and 603R front loaders, with a ‘loader ready’ option allowing the necessary components to be fitted ex-factory.

These revamped versions offer a choice of open station, standard or premium cab with sunroof, as well as a narrow cab option, with the update of an air suspended driver's seat, a new digital display and a redesigned gear lever with a new declutch function.

Other improvements to these tractors include availability of larger 540/65R38 rear tyres and a new lower bonnet design which improves visibility, particularly for front loader and front-mounted implement work.

Aimed primarily at livestock and small arable farms is the 5E series which comes in four different models, with power outputs running to 60hp, 68hp and 75hp, and two transmission options of a basic 12x12 or 24x12 with a top speed of 40kph.

Like the M series, cab comfort has been significantly increased alongside other new and improved amenities.

Models from both ranges will be featured on the John Deere stand (G19) at LAMMA ’18.