Loader Tractors feature 2.9 L PowerTech(TM) engines.

Press Release Summary:

Including 4 models with 45-74 hp engines rated at 2,400 rpm, Series 5003 is available with 9F/3R SyncReverser(TM) transmission on 2-wheel drive models, and 9F/3R SyncShuttle(TM) on 4-wheel drive models. Open center hydraulic system provides flow for running implements, while separate hydraulic flow is directed to braking and steering to maximize implement performance. Design features include straddle mount operator station, platform mounted shift levers, and suspended clutch and brake pedals.

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New 5003 Series Tractor Line-Up Announced

LENEXA, KS (July 16, 2007) - For customers looking for economical horsepower in a durable, compact package, John Deere introduces a new line of 5003 Series Tractors, ranging in horsepower from 45- to 74-engine hp. Here are the basic specifications:

Model    Cylinders    Engine hp    PTO hp    Engine Size    Rated RPM 

5103 3 45 38 2.9 Liter 2400

5203 3 56 47 2.9 Liter 2400

5303 3 64 55 2.9 Liter 2400

5403 3 74 64 2.9 Liter 2400

"These new tractors feature 2.9L John Deere PowerTech(TM) engines, designed with turbocharged performance to help operators get more done, day in and day out," says Mike Alvin, product manager, John Deere Commercial Products. "The engines provide excellent torque, fuel efficiency, and offer durable horsepower for many applications."

Two transmissions are available, the 9F/3R SyncReverser(TM) for two-wheel drive models, and the 9F/3R SyncShuttle(TM) for four-wheel-drive models.

John Deere 5003 Series Tractor

"The SyncReverser provides an in-line synchronized shuttle shift of nine forward and three reverse speeds," explains Alvin. "Operators can easily switch directions without having to completely stop the tractor between selected shifts which makes this ideal for loader work. The SyncShuttle offers the same features plus allows forward synchronized shifting with clutching between gears on-the-go."

The four-wheel-drive models feature a heavy-duty front axle with 55-degree turn angle and limited slip design. This increases drawbar pull and improves traction when operating in slick conditions. This also gets more torque to the ground, reduces slippage, and improves overall fuel economy. The four-wheel-drive centerline design provides excellent maneuverability and more crop clearance when operating in the field. An excellent 10 degrees of axle oscillation follows uneven terrain and reduces stress and maintenance costs.

"A straddle mount operator station on the 5003 Series tractors is designed for easy entrance and exit and improves the operator's ride and visibility," explains Alvin. "Platform mounted shift levers and suspended clutch and brake pedals contribute to a very clean design. A deluxe vinyl seat with mechanical suspension provides a comfortable ride."

An open center hydraulic system provides excellent flow for running implements. Separate hydraulic flow is directed to braking and steering to maximize implement performance. All 5003 Series tractors come equipped with a single rear SCV for additional versatility and dual rear SCVs are available as field-installed kits. Dual mid-SCVs with joystick control are also available as factory- or field-installed options.

Additional features include storage locations for tools, parts, and operator manuals, a fender-mounted tool box, optional factory-installed loaders, and an optional right side step kit to allow entrance and exit from either side of the tractor.

"These tractors provide great value for the dollar and an economical solution for a variety of tasks including mowing, baling, spraying, loading, and tilling applications," concludes Alvin. "We encourage customers to visit with their local John Deere dealer for more information and a demonstration today."

Additional information is also available at www.JohnDeere.com/Ag.

John Deere (Deere & Company - NYSE: DE) is the world's leading provider of advanced products and services for agriculture and forestry and a major provider of advanced products and services for construction, lawn and turf care, landscaping and irrigation. John Deere also provides financial services worldwide and manufactures and markets engines used in heavy equipment. Since it was founded in 1837, the company has extended its heritage of integrity, quality, commitment and innovation around the globe.

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