Four Different Families of Utility Tractors
John Deere compact utility tractors can be used across multiple industries, from light commercial and landscaping to municipal and other non-residential environments. The versatility of the compact utility tractors is what makes the machine appealing to contractors. John Deere offers a wide variety of implements designed for a multitude of jobs. A few of the more common implements used on compact utility tractors include a loader, mowing deck and backhoe, allowing John Deere compact utility tractors to quickly transition from material handling to grass mowing to digging tasks. Additional attachments allow Deere tractors to be used for tasks like snow removal, landscaping, maintenance and repair. John Deere compact utility tractor implements are designed to easily connect and disconnect. Some implements, such as the AutoConnect mower deck, can be installed and removed simply by driving the front wheels of the tractor over it.
Where some larger machines require well-trained operators, John Deere compact utility tractors are easy to use for all operators, says the company. The controls are intuitive and non-intimidating. Hydrostatic drives are also a common feature on these units, meaning new operators will find them as easy to drive as cars. John Deere offers four model families of compact utility tractors to meet the varying needs of customers: 1) family sub-compact utility tractors (up to 25 hp); 2) family compact utility tractors (25 to 38 hp); 3) family compact utility tractors (25 to 46 hp); and 4) family compact utility tractors (44 to 66 hp).
Some of the more popular models, the John Deere 3E Series compact utility tractors offer customers machines that are powerful and easy to use. Providing a tight turning radius, the 3E machines are maneuverable and increase wheelbase and weight for improved machine stability. Easy-to-use, color-coded controls increase overall comfort and convenience during operation. The independent PTO system eliminates the need to stop and clutch to engage or disengage the PTO. An easy-to-use, two-range hydrostatic transmission increases tractor performance while eliminating clutching for fast and easy direction changes.
Advice to Buyers
“When purchasing a compact utility tractor, it’s important for customers to consider how they plan to use the tractor, whether it is for their property or business,” says Jon Schebler, product marketing manager for compact tractors, John Deere. “Working with a dealer, discuss the tasks you primarily will use the tractor for, as well as any specific machine needs such as horsepower or transmission type. Additionally, consider any implements, including a loader or backhoe, that you may need for your intended tasks.”