If adding a mid-size tractor to your fleet is on the checklist for the coming growing season, the redefined John Deere 5M series is a versatile powerhouse worthy of your consideration. The John Deere 5M tractor family empowers operators to match the needs of even the most demanding and unpredictable seasons in any field with an array of transmission options, cab configurations, front axle choices, and wheel arrangements. 

Don’t spend the leadup to the growing season stalled on your next tractor purchase. If you’re in the market for the most flexibility and utility from a mid-sized tractor, start and end your search with John Deere tractors

What is a John Deere 5M Series Utility Tractor? 

John Deere 5M series tractors offer engine speeds ranging from 75 to 130 horsepower and various transmission options. Designed with versatility in mind, this mid-sized series of utility tractors is ideal for operators who want to add efficiency and maximize productivity. Supported by unparalleled technology and storied quality, the 5M series can be right-sized for nearly any job. Let’s explore what sets each of them apart. 

What Are the New John Deere 5M Series Tractors?

John Deere 5M series tractors are made up of five increasingly powerful models: 5075M (75 hp), 5095M (95 hp), 5105M (105 hp), 5120M (120 hp), and 5130M (130 hp). But engine power alone only begins to define what sets these workhorses apart. Let’s get more familiar with the features that define each tractor in the 5M series. 

John Deere 5095M

The John Deere 5095M tractor can handle heavier chores with a John Deere PowerTech Diesel 4-cylinder engine. Its open operator station (OOS) or climate-controlled cab option also offers versatility. The model is available in 2WD or MFWD, supports bar and flange axles, and configures with John Deere PowrReverser™, PowrQuad PLUS™, and Powr8™ transmissions. 

John Deere 5105M

The John Deere 5105M tractor is ideal for supporting loaders, moving bales, and pulling implements thanks to compatibility with three transmission options (PowrReverser™, PowrQuad PLUS™, and Powr8™). It also boasts a 4-cylinder John Deere PowerTech Diesel Engine and a hitch lift capacity that can support up to 7,860 lbs. 

John Deere 5120M

The John Deere 5120M tractor is powerful enough to support heavy mowing and baling needs. Depending on need, with a 120 hp EPA Final Tier 4 (FT4) compliant engine, the tractor can be configured with PowrReverser™, PowrQuad PLUS™ or Powr8™ transmission. 

John Deere 5130M

The John Deere 5130M is the most powerful tractor in the M series of John Deere tractors, featuring a 130 hp engine that can be paired with a PowrQuad PLUS or Powr8 transmission. The 5130M’s heavy base weight supports unparalleled stability and features the class’s highest standard hitch capacity (6,975 lbs) and optional capacity (7,868 lbs). 

What Are the Key Features of John Deere 5M Series Tractors? 

The 5M series of mid-sized tractors have diverse features that make each model a versatile standout in their class. Here’s a deeper look at the key features that help keep your operation productive and efficient. 

Flexible Wheel Spacing 

The 5M series’ wheel spacing options showcase these models’ incredible versatility. The series can also have dual rear wheels with bar axles and cast wheels for extra load-bearing capacity. You can also choose between cast wheels for extra ballasting and rear weight options or steel wheels and flange axles.

Premium Cab

Comfort and control define the 5M series cab, whether you choose an OOS or a climate-controlled cab configuration. New premium highlights include a three-screen digital display, a customizable LCD, LED lighting, and optional air-conditioning, heating, and seat upgrades. The 5M cab is also ready for tech — optional AutoTrac™, JDLink, Greenstar™/ISOBUS™ compatibility, and more upgradable options make for a smarter tractor. 

Heavy-Duty 3-Point Hitch Lift

The rugged, cast iron mid-frame design of the 5M series allows operators to handle additional heft when hauling heavy bales or transporting heavy 3-point implements. This feature provides extra strength and rigidity and adds to the tractor’s weight, giving you more stability for loader work and improving traction in tough conditions.

AutoTrac™ and AutoTrac™ Basic

Efficiency and consistency in the field can be accelerated thanks to AutoTrac compatibility of the 5M series. It is compatible with AutoTrac — a technology that can help operators save fuel, reduce overlaps, and perform fewer inputs while helping keep equipment on track and spraying efficiently. 

PowrQuad™ Plus and Powr8™ Transmissions

The 5M series’ PowrQuad™ PLUS transmission is designed for diverse tasks like baling, loader work, tillage, and frequent transport. With a single range shift lever providing 16 forward and 16 reverse speeds (16F/16R), this exclusive transmission reduces gear changes via upshift/downshift buttons. Hand de-clutching for range shifts makes the operation seamless and allows you to make precise speed adjustments within each gear shift. 

Those seeking even more versatility can harness the Powr8™ transmission, which allows speeds up to 24 mph (40 km/h) at reduced engine speed for fuel efficiency. This transmission offers 32 forward and 16 reverse speeds (32F/16R) with a single shift lever, enabling smooth gear changes through upshift/downshift buttons and hand de-clutching, with finer speed adjustments for precise operations. An optional creeper adds two extra slow working ranges, totaling eight speeds in each forward gear and four in each reverse gear for a wide range of operating environments. 

Heavy Base Tractor Weight

The heavier base weight of the 5M series means enhanced stability, more efficient loading, increased traction, bigger payloads, and extra power to the ground — ensuring you’ll get more done in less time. 

EPA Final Tier 4 Compliant Engines

John Deere PowerTech™ turbocharged diesel engines are a technological leap tailored to meet the rigorous Final Tier 4 (FT4) emissions standards without compromising performance. Engineered to comply with these stringent regulations, 5M series engines retain their robust low-end torque, ensuring responsive power delivery. This exceptional torque reserve enables operators to tow heavy loads effortlessly and navigate demanding field conditions. 

What Are the Key Specs of John Deere 5M Series Tractors?

All 5M series tractors are customizable and versatile enough for the toughest jobs — but a closer look at each model’s key specifications can help you easily find exactly what you need to tackle next season. For a full, side-by-side comparison of all the 5M series features and options, click here.

Engine Description

  • John Deere 5095M: John Deere PowerTech™ 4045 EWL
  • John Deere 5105M: John Deere PowerTech™ 4045 EWL
  • John Deere 5120M: John Deere PowerTech™ 4045 EWL
  • John Deere 5130M: John Deere PowerTech™ 4045 EWL

Engine Displacement

  • John Deere 5095M: 4 cylinder: 4.5 L / 276 cu in.
  • John Deere 5105M: 4 cylinder: 4.5 L / 276 cu in.
  • John Deere 5120M: 4 cylinder: 4.5 L / 276 cu in.
  • John Deere 5130M: 4 cylinder: 4.5 L / 276 cu in.

Rated Engine Power

  • John Deere 5095M: (At 2200 rpm) 70.0 kW / 95 hp
  • John Deere 5105M: (At 2200 rpm) 77.4 kW / 105 hp
  • John Deere 5120M: (At 2200 rpm) 88.5 kW / 120 hp
  • John Deere 5130M: (At 2200 rpm) 95.8 kW / 130 hp

Rated PTO Power

  • John Deere 5095M: (At 2100 rpm) 58.8 kW / 80 hp
  • John Deere 5105M: (At 2100 rpm) 66.2 kW / 90 hp
  • John Deere 5120M: (At 2100 rpm) 77.2 kW / 105 hp
  • John Deere 5130M: (At 2100 rpm) 84.5 kW / 115 hp

Hydraulic Pump Rated Output

  • John Deere 5095M: PowrReverser™: 94 L/min / 24.7 gpm | PowrQuad™ PLUS/Powr8™: 97 L/min / 25.6 gpm
  • John Deere 5105M: PowrReverser™: 94 L/min / 24.7 gpm | PowrQuad™ PLUS/Powr8™: 97 L/min / 25.6 gpm
  • John Deere 5120M: PowrReverser™: 94 L/min / 24.7 gpm | PowrQuad™ PLUS/Powr8™: 97 L/min / 25.6 gpm
  • John Deere 5130M: PowrReverser™: 94 L/min / 24.7 gpm | PowrQuad™ PLUS/Powr8™: 97 L/min / 25.6 gpm

Base Machine Weight

  • John Deere 5095M: PowrReverser™: 3764 kg (8,298 lb) | PowrQuad™ PLUS/Powr8™: 3964 kg (8,740 lb)
  • John Deere 5105M: N/A 
  • John Deere 5120M: N/A 
  • John Deere 5130M: 8,740 lbs. / 3,964 kg

Upgrade Your Farming Game with John Deere 5M Series Tractors

The John Deere 5M series embodies a transformative blend of power, versatility, and advanced technology that gives operators every tool they need to tackle the toughest jobs. From the adaptable transmission options, diverse cab configurations, and comprehensive front axle choices to the groundbreaking flexibility in wheel arrangements, this agricultural equipment redefines what’s achievable in mid-sized utility tractors. To discover the unrivaled potential of the John Deere 5M series, contact your local John Deere dealer today. 

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