As always, John Deere brought a wide variety of equipment to GIE+EXPO, encouraging the thousands of landscapers on hand for last week’s trade show to check out the company’s expanding line of compact utility tractors.
Deere has expanded its 3E Series to include the 3025E Compact Utility Tractor while adding a 25-horsepower option. John Deere now offers three compact utility tractors, powered by engines up to 38 horsepower.
The 3025E model features a two-range hydrostatic transmission (HST), which boosts the tractor’s performance while eliminating clutching. In addition, “Twin Touch” foot controls provide an automobile-like experience, according to Deere, while reducing operator fatigue.
The 3025E can accommodate a variety of implements, from box blades to rotary cutters. Deere says the optional iMatch Quick-Hitch provides rear implement hookup in seconds while operators stay seated.
2R Series large-chassis models
The equipment maker was also quick to remind landscapers it recently introduced two new 2R Series compact utility tractors – the large-chassis 2032R and the 2038R, each of which features a redesigned body for improved stability and a 38 horsepower engine.
John Deere says the wide tractor stance and longer wheelbase of the 2032R and 2038R, combined with increased tractor weight, improve stability when navigating a variety of different terrains.
The manufacturer says the premium suspension seat, ergonomic controls, tilt steering wheel, cruise control and thick rubber floor mat on both models reduce operator fatigue.
The 2R Series Compact Utility Tractors are equipped with standard work lights on the fender, while a premium LED work light kit is optional.
John Deere says the 2R Series tractors are designed to improve productivity through features such as the exclusive “CommandCut” lift system, which provides quick and accurate cutting height adjustments with the turn of a dial and the bump of a lever. The compact utility tractors’ “Twin Touch” foot controls simplify speed and direction of travel selection, while the eThrottle feature enables the machine to automatically increase or decrease engine speed as standard cruise control keeps ground speed consistent.
The 2R Series features fully independent implements, Deere says, allowing for front, mid and rear implements to be installed at the same time and combined in up to seven different ways. In addition, the larger implement options from the 3R tractors are now available for the 2R Series models.