John Deere launches rugged, heavy-duty compact utility tractors
Designed with the operator in mind, the new John Deere 3D Series compact utility tractors, including the 3025D, 3035D and 3043D models, offer a powerful, affordable and easy-to-use solution for a wide range of jobs. Equipped with a gear-drive transmission and available in three horsepower offerings, the 3D Series tractors are designed to tackle everything from pulling and hauling to cutting and tilling.
“Our customers need rugged, tough machines that can tackle a variety of jobs, just like they do. Whether they are managing large acreage and want a simple, reliable machine for a variety of jobs, or grow crops, like fruits and nuts, and need a durable support tractor, the versatile 3D Series provides a great solution,” said DeMark Cole, product marketing manager, John Deere. “Customers are demanding a gear-drive transmission in the compact utility tractor market, and our 3D tractors provide just that – a simple, dependable, affordable gear-drive machine.”
The 3D series features three horsepower levels: 25 hp., 35 hp. and 43 hp., a weight of 2,778 pounds and a hauling capacity of 4,000 pounds.
One of the most notable features on the 3D Series is the gear-driven transmission, with two ranges and four speeds each, offering a total of eight in forward and reverse. The location of the fender-mounted gear shift lever provides superior comfort and enhanced control by avoiding the awkward movement of shifting gears between the knees. The rugged drivetrain and heavy-duty components such as a large spiral bevel gear provide maximum durability and increase torque and power to the ground.
A long wheelbase and wide stance increases machine stability and provides a smooth ride, even over the toughest of terrains. The 3D was designed to offer smooth and effortless steering, boasting a tight turning radius and hydrostatic steering system, which allows for consistent maneuverability with minimal effort required by the operator.
Featuring an easy-to-reach rear-mounted fuel tank, the 3D Series holds up to 10 gallons, giving users the ability to operate a full eight-hour day without refueling. By locating the fuel tank at the machine’s rear, the operator can easily fill the machine and avoid spilling diesel over the hood of their tractor. In addition, rear fuel tank placement increases overall engine performance.
The 3D models are compatible with the all-new John Deere Quik-Knect System. Utilizing one connector for the tractor PTO shaft and another for the implement, Quick-Knect prevents twisting or forcing to line-up the splines when attaching rear implements. Operators now simply slide the tractor and implement connectors together until they click into place.
Additionally, the 3D units deliver strong drawbar performance and boast a three-point hitch that can lift nearly 1,600 pounds. Rear-mounted implements are easy to align and attach with optional telescope draft, saving time and effort.
The 3D Series is available with a 300E Loader, adding to the versatility of the tractor. The two-pump hydraulic system allows users to easily steer and lift the loader at the same time. While one pump is dedicated to steering, the second manages other hydraulic functions.
The 3D machines can also be equipped with optional halogen or LED work lights, increasing the area of visibility for improved productivity and maximized overall operating time.
The new models are backed by the John Deere full machine standard two-year warranty, which promises to fix any defects in materials and workmanship for two years after delivery, or 2,000 hours. And the 3D’s powertrain is covered by a six-year, 2,000-hour warranty.