5045E tractors

Looking at 5045E tractors.

As someone who almost made the mistake of buying a 5045E, I’ll tell you not to.

The only reason is that you get $ 2K worth of the bigger rear tires for the $ 2k they charge to go up on the 5055E. You want bigger tires if for nothing more than added volume to put more fluid in them.

The fuel economy won’t even be discernible between the two. You are not saving anything by getting the basic tune into the engine.

meyerld

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As someone who almost made the mistake of getting a 5045E, I’m going to say – don’t.

The only reason is that you get $ 2,000 worth of larger rear tires for the $ 2,000 they charge you to upgrade to the 5055E. You want bigger tires if for nothing more than added volume to put more fluid in them.

The fuel economy won’t even be discernible between the two. You are not saving anything by getting the base setting on the engine.

Jim Timber

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The 45s come with super slim rear tires.

I bought a 5065E instead, and couldn’t be happier.

Zebrafive

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The 45s come with super slim rear tires.

I bought a 5065E instead, and couldn’t be happier.

Georgia_Johndeere

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How many cows? And do you plan to make your own hay in the future?

For this 5 series tractor, I agree with the other guys to go with the 55HP with the bigger tires.

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I have the 5065E, the Deere loader, and the hay fork. Tires are NOT heavy with water. On dry ground, at 2wd, with a round bullet in the front, you can feel the rear tires lift slightly. Anything in the rear for ballast aid, pole digger, shredder, etc.

That said, if you stick with the 4045 or 5055, bale delivery will become a chore.

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Series E, purchase of a used unit

Also, if you consider any used “E” series tractor, take a close look, particularly at the top of the transmission, hydraulic control dial, and hydraulic valve area. Look for moisture from hydraulic oil on parts, screw heads that are missing paint from being removed or attached, etc.

Tier III & quot; E’s & quot; series they will have the exhaust pipe on the LEFT side of the hood, sitting on the seat. These have known serious hydraulic problems. The unit you are looking at may or may not have had the problems (yet), may have had the problems, MAY have been fixed correctly – or maybe not. (See my posts from 2012 to 2016. My 5065E had to be repaired 3 times over a 3 year period before DEERE and the dealer fixed it)

The TIER IV series will have the exhaust on the right side of the hood. In addition to the hydraulic problems mentioned, look for any rubber parts under the hood (fuel lines, belts, hoses, etc.) that show excessive cracking due to the intense heat caused by the required EPA TIER IV equipment. The high heat from the cat converter under the hood has nowhere to go. Hopefully when the TIER IV units came out, John Deere cared about fixing the hydraulic problems.

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