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John Deere’s 2019 upgrades for 5R Tractors

By Spencer Myers
Staff Writer

John Deere 5R tractors get upgrades for 2019

Written by Scott Garvey | Machinery Editor, Grainews

Since John Deere introduced the 5 Series family of tractors several years ago, the number of available models has grown substantially, along with their options range and available level of sophistication. That’s no surprise. This horsepower class is the biggest seller in North America for most brands, and Deere has populated its line with tractors that can appeal to all segments of that diverse market.

For model year 2019, the range of options for the 5R tractors gets stretched again. “The updates put features and options typically found in larger tractors into a premium utility tractor that livestock, hay and small-acreage producers can use,” reads Deere’s announcement.

The four models: 5090R, 5100R, 5115R and 5125R, which span the 90- to 125-engine horsepower range, will now be available with a list of options that includes a factory-installed integrated AutoTrac auto guidance system and JDLink telematics setup. The tractors will come fitted out with Deere’s 4240 in-cab display and StarFire 6000 GPS receiver. This is the first time those options have been made available in the 5 Series.

The new high-end options list doesn’t end there. Buyers can fit out their machine with a suspended front axle, variable-ratio steering, reconfigurable joystick, new front hitch and PTO. And model year 2019 tractors will be able to interact with digitally with a wide range of implements across brands, thanks to the ISOBUS compatibility now built into them.

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