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John Deere 5003 Series


March 12, 2008
By Fruit & Vegetable

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jd5003seriesFor customers looking for
economical horsepower in a durable, compact package, John Deere
introduces a new line of 5003 Series tractors, ranging in horsepower
from 45- to 74-engine hp.

jd5003seriesFor customers looking for economical horsepower in a durable, compact package, John Deere introduces a new line of 5003 Series tractors, ranging in horsepower from 45- to 74-engine hp. Here are the basic specifications:
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Two transmissions are available – the 9F/3R SyncReverser™ for two-wheel drive models, and the 9F/3R SyncShuttle™ for four-wheel-drive models. The four-wheel-drive models feature a heavy-duty front axle with 55-degree turn angle and limited slip design. This increases drawbar pull and improves traction when operating in slick conditions. This also gets more torque to the ground, reduces slippage, and improves overall fuel economy. The four-wheel-drive centreline design provides additional manoeuvrability and more crop clearance when operating in the field. The 10 degrees of axle oscillation follows uneven terrain and reduces stress and maintenance costs. An open centre hydraulic system provides flow for running implements. Separate hydraulic flow is directed to braking and steering to maximize implement performance. All 5003 Series tractors come equipped with a single rear SCV for additional versatility and dual rear SCVs are available as field-installed kits. Dual mid-SCVs with joystick control are also available as factory- or field-installed options. Additional features include storage locations for tools, parts, and operator manuals, a fender-mounted toolbox, optional factory-installed loaders, and an optional right side step kit to allow entrance and exit from either side of the tractor.

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