5100E Tractor

Utility Tractor

  • John Deere PowerTech™ Diesel Engine with FT4 emissions compliance
  • Cab or open operator station available
  • Standard 12F/12R PowrReverser™ Transmission and MFWD
  • 540/540 Economy PTO


The U.S. EPA and Environment Canada requires all off-road diesel engines with 25 hp or more to meet stringent FT4 emissions regulations. John Deere uses the most efficient and cost effective solution for the tractor package to meet emissions requirements at each horsepower level. The 5M delivers a hassle-free emissions solution that allows faster work speeds and operation with ease.

The engine powering the 5E is EPA-certified Tier Level 4. This is achieved through a combination of a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and a selective catalyst reduction (SCR) using diesel exhaust fluid (DEF, or urea).

Several defining features on the 5E maximize the performance and reliability of the emissions package. A completely shielded DOC/SCR not only protects essential components from damage but also keeps out dirt and debris. The well-packaged and tightly organized circulation system means there is more room to work around the tractor.

PowerTech PWL Final Tier 4 technology


Deere has chosen to utilize an exhaust filter (DOC) to reduce particulate material so the engine can operate at a level which produces less NOx. With less NOx created, it requires less DEF to treat. The result is improved total fluid economy (diesel and DEF).

The engine is programmed to aggressively respond to changes in power needs, which can temporarily increase particulate matter. Since the exhaust filter removes particulate matter instead of the engine, the engine is left free to do what it is designed to do –—delivering all of the power, torque, plus transient response needed at the exact moment needed.


DEF is an ISO 22241 standard aqueous urea solution consisting of 32.5 percent urea and has a freezing point of -11 degrees Celsius (12 degrees Fahrenheit). A DEF tank keeps the customer in the field longer even when the temperatures drop below freezing. The DEF tank header is integrated with a temperature sensor and plumbed engine coolant lines are used to promote thawing and prevent freezing in the tank during operation.

DEF tank

Mounted near the DEF tank, the engine control unit (ECU)-controlled supply module draws diesel exhaust fluid from the storage tank and provides a pressurized flow to the dosing module. When the ignition key is off, the supply module pump will reverse direction to return any accumulated fluid back to the tank. The supply module is also fitted with a replaceable filter to prevent contaminants from entering the dosing lines. Both the supply module and dosing lines are electrically heated and controlled by the ECU to determine when diesel exhaust fluid dosing can begin.

The dosing module is cooled by engine coolant and used to inject DEF at a pressure of 130 psi (900 kPa, 9 bar) into the decomposition tube. A harness is connected to the dosing valve that relays the needed DEF to inject based upon the amount of NOx exiting the DOC measured from the NOx tube sensor.

The decomposition tube is the internal mixing device used to circulate DEF with engine exhaust prior to entering the SCR/AOC after-treatment device.


To reduce the NOx, DEF, or urea, is injected into the exhaust stream. When the exhaust gases combine with the DEF in the SCR catalyst, the NOx is broken down into nitrogen and water vapor.

Shielded for protection

Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR)

How EGR works

EGR reduces the high temperatures where these compounds are formed in the engine cylinders by replacing excess oxygen with a prescribed amount of cooled exhaust gas.

Exhaust gases contain more carbon dioxide than oxygen. The EGR valve, in conjunction with the venturi tube, and ECU, allow a controlled amount of exhaust gas to enter the intake manifold to mix with the incoming fresh air.

Replacing excess oxygen with cooled exhaust gas leads to:

  • Lower combustion temperatures, creating less NOx.

In addition, EGR allows for:

  • Advanced timing
  • Optimal engine performance
  • Maximum fuel economy

For added performance and efficiency, the engine passes the exhaust gases through an EGR cooler before it enters the engine.

Exhaust airflow enters into the EGR cooler from the exhaust manifold near the turbocharger. Based on engine load, air temperatures, and rpm, the engine control unit (ECU) opens or closes the EGR valve, allowing a measured percentage of exhaust gas to enter the intake manifold. The gases mix with the rest of the incoming air from the turbocharger and aftercooler before entering the cylinders.

Series turbochargers

The PowerTech™ PWL 4.5L engine utilizes one turbocharger — a fixed geometry turbocharger. Fresh air is first drawn into the low-pressure fixed geometry turbocharger and compressed to a higher pressure. The compressed air is then routed to the charge air cooler and then to the intake manifold.

Benefits of air-to-air aftercooling:

  • Lowers the intake manifold air temperature
  • Provides more efficient cooling while reducing temperatures for greater engine reliability
  • Higher volume of air flows into the cylinders
  • Engine is capable of meeting the increasing horsepower demands

Combustion process with externally cooled EGR:


  • According to engine operating conditions, the recirculated exhaust gases reduce the oxygen portion in the intake air to approximately 20 percent. Without any increase of the charge air pressure, the oxygen rate is not high enough to ensure a complete combustion of the fuel injected at high engine loads.
  • Advantages:

  • Fuel-efficient combustion is achieved, because sufficient oxygen is provided. A restrained, cooler combustion is realized, since the typical hot combustion process, which is generated by an oxygen surplus, is dampened by the inert exhaust gases. NOx emissions are reduced.
  • For more information regarding EPA regulations and the technology behind John Deere Integrated Emissions Control systems please visit the following link:


    Getting the power to the ground refers to torque. Torque is a force that produces or tends to produce rotation or a twisting force. Torque represents the useable power that can be achieved. The more torque, the more lugging ability is available. More torque also equates to more load carrying capacity.

    4-cylinder 5E torque curve summary

    This PowrReverser transmission provides 24 forward speeds and 12 reverse (24F/12R) speeds. This transmission comes standard with a dual speed 540/540 Economy power take-off (PTO), and is ideal for applications requiring frequent directional changes, such as loader work and PTO work like rotary cutting and baling hay.

    Hydraulic wet forward and reverse clutches maximize durability and outlast the life of any dry clutch. When tractors are run by multiple operators with a variety of experience levels, a wet clutch is the best way to maintain transmission integrity and performance while decreasing clutch replacement costs.

    Two platform-mounted levers offer easy and comfortable shifting. To distinguish the two levers for ease of operation, the gear-shift lever is longer and the less-used range lever is shorter. Unique knobs make it easy to distinguish between the two just by feel.

    The hi/lo selector buttons are located on the gear shift lever for each forward gear, and are represented by a rabbit and a turtle respectively.

    The forward lever selects one of four gears. All are synchronized for on-the-go shifting with the use of the clutch. The rear lever selects one of three ranges: A, B, or C.

    Gear shift lever with hi/lo buttons

    Maximum productivity is achieved with clutch-less hydraulic shifting between forward and reverse. PowrReverser functionality is ideal for rear blading and any applications that require frequent directional changes in tight spaces. An electrohydraulic fingertip directional lever control allows the operator to effortlessly switch directions with a small finger motion. The control is located on the left side of the instrument console and selects forward, reverse, and neutral positions. It also allows the operator to steer and shift direction with the left hand, freeing the right hand to operate other tractor controls, such as the loader, rear implements, or hand throttle. The PowrReverser has a built-in engagement override valve for additional safety. This valve requires the clutch pedal to be depressed one time after each engine start before the transmission will begin to operate normally, giving the operator another opportunity to put all focus on the tractor.

    A neutral start switch requires the directional lever be in the neutral position to start the engine.

    Left hand reverser lever

    The speed of directional changes can be adjusted to the operator's preference or application demands with an optional field installed infinitely variable control kit.

    24F/12R transmission includes:

    • Wet clutch
    • Platform mounted shift levers 4 gears (with hi/lo selector in forward) and three ranges
    • Left-hand reverser
    • Constant-mesh helical-cut gears
    • Pressure-lubricated top shaft
    • Positive park pawl
    • Neutral start switch

    All tractors have economy PTO (E-PTO), a fuel-saving feature which allows customers to operate rear implements at 540 PTO rpm but at lower engine rpm. The result is lower engine vibration, reduced noise, less wear and tear on the engine, reduced fuel consumption and increased operator comfort.

    See PTO Functional area for more information on E-PTO.

    Every utility tractor customer wants to maximize uptime and appreciates enhanced performance. The newly designed cooling package on the Final Tier 4 (FT4) 4-cylinder 5E Tractors allows for easier access to and serviceability of certain critical components. This improvement to serviceability will save time and also enhance tractor performance.

    The cooling package features a first-pass screen to catch larger debris, a slide-out condenser (only on cab tractors) a charge air cooler that tilts forward, and a hydraulic oil cooler that slides out halfway to both sides of the tractor.

    First pass screen

    Slide out condenser on cabs

    Charge air cooler tilted forward

    The engine is equipped with an electronically controlled fan drive, which means that it only runs as fast as the needs of the tractor demand at that time. This is a fuel-saving device which improves hydraulic cooling and reduces the noise level for the operator. It also positively impacts total fluid efficiency.

    Customer needs drive us to deliver distinctive value in our solutions. The applications in which John Deere utility tractors, implements and attachments are used are growing by the day. A 540/1000 PTO rpm field-installed kit is available for the 5E Tractors. With this kit installed, operators can switch between standard 540 or 1000 PTO rpm based on the requirements of the implement. From rotary cutting, to shredding to snow throwing and baling, the capability to operate an implement requiring 1000 rear PTO rpm is available.

    Once installation is complete, this solution offers the convenience of switching between 540 and 1000 PTO rpm with relative ease. Combined with the dry sump design, this attachment includes a reversible shaft. This provides for a less mess, no stress option that will enhance customer productivity and increase uptime.

    540/1000 PTO rpm field-installed kit

    An instrument cluster provides more information in a cleaner more vibrant display. The roll-mode function now has the ability to show more diagnostic codes to keep the operator informed about the tractor’s functionality.

    This window into tractor functionality and diagnostics provides ample information. Indicators, warning lights, and even the gauges are clear and bright. The roll-mode function now provides operators with crucial onboard diagnostics. Engine hours, power take-off (PTO) speed, ground speed, hi-lo indicator, forward, neutral, and reverse, are all visible at the same time. There is a light out indicator for trailer light, turn light, and hazard light bulbs which is driven by updated software. It is a straightforward layout and sleek design with no customer interface required. When operating the PTO, there are clearly presented PTO target bars to indicate the correct PTO speed.

    Instrument cluster lights

    There are daytime and nighttime modes which are based on the position of the light switch. The mode actually adjusts the backlight levels of the display for optimum visibility.


    Engine specification

    Description John Deere PowerTech 4045
    Engine family EJDXL04.5211
    Aspiration Turbocharged
    Cylinders liners Wet Sleeved
    Displacement 4 cylinders: 4.5 L 276 cu in

    Engine performance

    Rated power At 2400 per ISO 97/68/EC: 74.6 kW 100 hp
    Rated PTO power (hp SAE) At 2400 per SAE: 63.4 kW 85 hp


    Type Standard: 12F/12R PowrReverser
    Reverser Yes
    Clutch; wet/dry Wet
    Creeper Not available

    Hydraulic system

    Type Open center
    Pump rated output Standard: 85.1 L/min 22.5 gpm
    Available flow at a single rear SCV 60.1 L/min 15.9 gpm
    Joystick SCV control Optional

    Rear hitch

    Hitch draft control load sense type Mechanical
    Remote control valves available Rear: less, dualt standard, or triple deluxe Mid: less, dual tstandard, or triple standard (field installed)
    Hitch category (SAE designation) Category 2
    Maximum lift capacity behind lift points Standard: 1457 kg 3213 lb
    Sensing type Top link

    Rear power take-off (PTO)

    Type Standard: 540/540E
    Engine rpm (at rated PTO speeds) 540E at 1716 rpm
    PTO actuation Electrohydraulic

    Rear axle

    Final drive type Inboard planetary
    Differential controls Mechanical (pedal)
    Axle type Flanged
    Brakes, type and control Hydraulic wet disc

    Standard tires

    Front MFWD: 12.4-24 ; R1
    Rear MFWD: 18.4-30 ; R1
    Wheel tread range MFWD: front: 1340-1904 mm 52.8-75.0 in.
    Turning radius with brakes MFWD: 3.54 m 11.6 ft
    Turning radius without brakes MFWD: 4.36 m 14.3 ft

    Operator station

    Rollover protective structure, OOS Rigid - foldable - telescopic Foldable, 2-postPlatform - flat/straddle StraddleGearshift location - console/floor Floor
    dB(A) rating 77 dBA


    Wheelbase MFWD: 2300 mm 90.6 in.
    Approximate shipping weight, Open;Cab Standard: Open: 3200 kg 7055 lb 3600 kg 7937 lb


    Fuel tank Standard: Open: 94.6 L 25 U.S. gal. Cab: 113.6 L 30 U.S. gal.


    Country of manufacture Augusta, GA (USA)

    Accessories and Attachments

    Axle - Rear

    Rear Axle 1.2 In. Extension (30 mm) - L154683

    Axle extensions are required to achieve wider tread settings.

    Rear Axle 1.6 In. Extension (40 mm) - L154682

    Axle extensions are required to achieve wider axle tread settings.

    Rear Axle 4.4 In. Extension (111 mm) - L154684

    Axle extensions are required to achieve wider axle tread settings.


    Engine Block Heater (110V) - RE227949

    A screw-in type 120-V element heats coolant to warm vital engine parts in cold weather. This ensures fast starts and better lubrication at startup, reducing engine wear. It also provides additional starting capabilities for operators requiring cold-weather operations. A battery with a minimum of 925 CCA is required.

    Horizontal Side Exhaust - BSJ10278

    Radiator Clean Out Screen - LVB25787


    MFWD Front Fenders 12.6 In. (320 mm) Wide - AL180328

    MFWD Front Fenders 14.6 In. (370 mm) Wide - AL180330

    MFWD Front Fenders 16.5 In. (420 mm) Wide - AL180327

    Mounting Brackets and Hardware Kit - MFWD Fenders WITHOUT LOADER - LVB25776

    Rear Fender Extension Kit - LVB25714

    Rear Fender Extension Kit with Work Lights - LVB25066

    Rear Fender Extension Kit without Work Lights - BSJ10044


    Hood Guard - BW16009

    Hitch and Drawbar

    Center Link Conversion Bushing, Cat. II to Cat. I - T12553

    Draft Link Conversion Bushing, Cat. II to Cat. I - R66432

    Drawbar - Offset - R133359

    Drawbar - Straight Heavy-Duty - R196191

    Drawbar Clevis Kit (Hammer Strap) - Offset Drawbar - RE39830

    Drawbar Clevis Kit (Hammer Strap) - Straight Drawbar - RE39829

    Quik-Coupler, Economy, Category 2 - TY16042


    3rd Function Mid Hydraulic Control Valve Kit (Converting Dual Mid to Triple Mid) - BSJ10105

    3rd Function Rear SCV (Upgrade from Dual SCV) - BSJ10110

    Dual Mid Hydraulic Control Valve Kit with Joystick Control - BSJ10109

    Power Beyond Coupler Kit for 5E 4 Cylinder FT4 Tractors - BSJ10194


    Stationary fenders (QuikTach) - BW15741


    Auxiliary Rear Work Light Kit (1 Light) - LVB25547

    Auxiliary Work Light Kit (2 Lights) - LVB25720

    Beacon Light Kit - RE244176

    Beacon Light Kit - BLV10120

    Floodlamp/Work Lights, LED, (4 Lights) - BSJ10163


    Security Door Lock Kit - AL71345

    Weight, front suitcase 43 kg (95 lb) quantity of one - R127764


    120 Amp Alternator - RE554568

    Backup Alarm Kit - LVB25728

    Front Utility Box - BRE10151

    Front Utility Box Bracket - BRE10153

    Operator's Manual and Decal Kit - French - BSJ10189

    Operator's Manual and Decal Kit - Spanish - BSJ10188

    PowrReverser Modulation Control Kit - LVB25727

    Safety Chain Support Kit - RE19428

    Service Horn - AL203265

    Single Horn Kit - LVB26096

    Operator Environment

    Air Seat Suspension Kit (Cab Only) - LVB24983

    Antenna - L113922

    Ash Tray - AH104259

    Canopy - Deluxe - LVB25785

    Canopy Mounting Kit - LVB25783

    Cigarette Lighter - AR60937

    Field Office - AL153405

    Instructional Seat Kit, CAB only - BSJ10125

    Mirror, Telescopic, LH, Manually Adjustable - AL80126

    Mirror, Telescopic, RH, Manually Adjustable - AL80127

    Radio - AM/FM, Bosch (Standard) - RE567557

    Rear View Mirror Mounting Kit - RE244177

    Right Hand Door Kit (CAB ONLY) - BSJ10264

    Standard Canopy for ROPS - LVB25334

    Wiper/Washer, Rear - BLV10173

    Operator's Station

    Accessory Mounting Bracket - RE343680

    Cell phone mount kit - BRE10015

    Dual USB Charger - RE566705

    Self - Leveling Cup Holder - BRE10152


    540/1000 RPM Power Take Off Kit - BLV10370

    Vandal Protection

    Vandal Protection, Lockable Fuel Tank Cap - AL213203


    Front Weight Support, 187 Lbs - R262449

    Weight, Rear Wheel - 95 Lb. - R213907

    Wheel Equipment

    Wheel Spacers, MFWD, 2.36 In. (60 mm) with Hardware (Qty 2) - AL156778


    Jacksonville Office,
    36428 US HWY 69N Jacksonville Texas 75766
    Tyler Office,
    17469 US 69, Tyler, Texas 75703
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    Business Hours
    Mon-Fri / 8am - 5pm