News Releases   August 29, 2017

John Deere Redesigns 3E Series Compact Utility Tractors

CARY, N.C. (August 29, 2017) — Resulting from extensive customer feedback, John Deere updates its ultra-reliable 3E Series compact utility tractors. Offering a consistent styling package across the Compact Utility Tractor portfolio, the redesigned 3025E3032E and 3038E are more versatile, durable and easier-to-use than ever.

"The John Deere 3E series of tractors are each powerful and easy to use for customers who maintain their property, whether managing livestock or moving snow," said Michelle Smith, Program Manager at John Deere. "Customers will immediately notice that we are giving the 3E the same sleek styling as the other models in the John Deere CUT portfolio, while still offering the same high quality straight out of the factory. We're pleased to reintroduce one of our customer favorites as an even more capable and intuitive machine."

For operators who need to maneuver their tractors within small spaces such as landscaped properties, barns and stables, the updated 3E Series models provide a tighter turning radius than the competition. What's more, these machines are extremely maneuverable, even with a loader. This enhancement ensures obstacles can be easily avoided without needing turning brakes or to stop and reverse, increasing efficiency and performance for customers. The wheelbase and weight have also increased to improve machine stability.

Offering the popular features of the original 3E Series, the updated models will continue to deliver top-notch ease of use. Color coded controls in the operator stations are ergonomic and intuitive, increasing overall comfort and convenience during operation. The independent Power Take Off (PTO) system eliminates the need to stop and clutch to engage or disengage the PTO. An easy-to-use, two-range hydrostatic transmission (HST) increases tractor performance while eliminating clutching for fast and easy direction changes. Twin Touch™ foot controls provide an automobile-like experience while reducing operator fatigue.

Designed with reliability in mind, the updated 3E Series models are ideal for budget-conscious owners and are equipped with features that can significantly save them in maintenance costs over the lifetime of their machines. Available at a competitive price, the 3E Series come standard with industry-exclusive onboard diagnostics for easy troubleshooting. Critical components are protected to mitigate the risk of costly repairs, while wet disk brakes and the PTO clutch design help maximize wear life. Additionally, an increased service interval of 1,200 hours between fluid changes dramatically decreases costs spent on routine maintenance and upkeep of the machine.

Other notable changes include:

  • A relocated fuel tank allowing for easier fill and added capacity
  • Side panels and cowling that is quickly removed without tools for easy engine access
  • Additional factory-installed options for less set-up time
  • More tire offerings, including larger R4 size for increased ground clearance
  • Telescoping draft links for easier rear implement connection
  • A 12-volt outlet on the operator station to keep your electronics charged

The new 3E Series includes a 300E loader, which is an updated version of the D160 loader that is installed on the 3E machines today. The 300E will incorporate a curved boom and compact stance for improved operator visibility and larger knee plates for added strength.

A true workhorse, 3E Series tractors can transform with a variety of implements, from box blades to rotary cutters, tackling any chore with ease. The optional iMatch™ Quick-Hitch or telescoping draft links provide easy rear implement hookup in seconds allowing operators to quickly move on to the task at hand.

"The new 3E models will exceed our customer's expectations," said Smith. "These nicely equipped, hardworking machines go beyond the industry standard offerings, providing reliable performance, versatility, and maneuverability at an affordable price."

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