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Compact Utility Tractor

  • Turbocharged diesel engine
  • PowrReverser™ or eHydrostatic Transmission Options
  • Cab or Open Station configurations
  • Premium features: Hitch Assist, Aux Hitch Control, HST controls
Starting At:$42,657.00
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4R Tractor 4R Tractor

The bold styling of the 4M and 4R Tractors provide an attractive and functional appearance similar to that of the larger agricultural tractors. Benefits of this styling include:

  • Easy tractor family identification
  • Updated fixed grille and side panel hood design allows for optimum sealing of the cooling compartment
    • Front grille slides up to an integrated maintenance position for easy battery access
  • Easily removable cowl, allowing for serviceability access
  • Wraparound-style halogen headlights
    • Premium integrated automotive style headlight bezels
  • Bold graphics
  • Aggressively sloped hood design, giving a softer, smoother look and providing improved visibility

The result gives the tractor a distinctive appearance and feel.

NOTE:  If the tractor is equipped with an optional field-installed vertical exhaust, exhaust pipe must be removed before opening and closing the hood of the tractor.

Powerful Yanmar engine Powerful Yanmar engine

The Yanmar diesel engine has a high-torque reserve that provides plenty of power under heavy load.

This 4-cylinder engine features lower levels of exhaust emissions and reduced noise levels. It meets EPA Final Tier 4 (FT4) emission standards.


Number of




Gross engine

Gross engine ps*

PTO hp



2.2 L








2.1 L








2.1 L






*Engine hp (kW), gross SAE J1995: 43.1 (31.7) at 2600 rpm, PS
Displacement, cu in. (L):134.25 (2.2)
*Engine hp (kW), gross SAE J1995: 51.5 (37.9) at 2600 rpm, PS
Displacement, cu in. (L):128.15 (2.1)
*Engine hp (kW), gross SAE J1995: 65.9 (48.5) at 2600 rpm, PS
Displacement, cu in. (L):128.15 (2.1)

The engine uses the latest technologies to optimize fuel economy, improve control and accuracy, and reduce environmental impact.

The common rail system (CRS) optimizes fuel economy and reduces operating costs*. High-pressure injection atomizes fuel into finer particles which burn more completely. It results in improved fuel economy and lower cost of operation.

The electronic control unit (ECU) provides optimum fuel control and accuracy. ECU monitors and controls the engine. It continuously monitors engine conditions and adjusts the fuel delivery accordingly to ensure optimum performance and emissions.

The new engine comes with an after treatment system. The system operates automatically. The exhaust filter consists of a diesel particulate filter (DPF) which captures particulate matter (PM) contained in the exhaust gas. Using a natural cleaning process, most of the PM trapped in the exhaust filter is eliminated by the heat of the exhaust stream generated by normal use. In situations of low temperature, engine speed or load factor, an active cleaning cycle is initiated. In this cleaning cycle, the exhaust gas temperature is raised by injecting additional fuel during the exhaust stroke of normal vehicle operation to the diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC).

After many hours of use, the exhaust filter may require an ash removal service.

NOTE: *As compared to engines not using CRS technology.

DPF cleaning

Depending on the load that the tractor is under, as well as ambient temperature, humidity, and engine speed, the DPF may build up with particulate matter, thus requiring cleaning. Filter cleaning is determined by one of three conditions:

  • A prescribed time-based estimation of needed filter cleaning
  • DOC/DPF pressure sensors
  • A particulate matter buildup estimation based on load conditions

Once one of the three conditions has been met, filter cleaning will occur.

There are three different types of filter cleaning processes:

  • Passive filter cleaning
  • Active filter cleaning
  • Parked filter cleaning

Passive filter cleaning

Passive filter cleaning occurs naturally when the engine is generating enough heat to oxidize particulate matter. This automatic process occurs continuously during normal operating conditions. No tractor icons or symbols appear on the display during passive filter cleaning.

NOTE: Passive filter cleaning requires no operator involvement, and there is no interruption to tractor operation.

Active filter cleaning

If conditions (temperature, load, or speed) for passive filter cleaning cannot be achieved, then PM is removed using active filter cleaner.

To achieve the required conditions, exhaust temperature management (ETM) manages the initiation and duration of active filter cleaning. ETM can adjust numerous engine parameters and/or inject a small quantity of fuel into the exhaust stream for a short duration. The fuel turns to vapor and chemically reacts with the catalysts in the DOC to create heat to oxidize PM.

It is important to note that at no time is the fuel in the DOC/DPF ignited, and there is no flame within the DOC/DPF.

Like passive filter cleaning, active filter cleaning requires no operator involvement, and there is no interruption to tractor operation.

Parked filter cleaning

In some instances where passive and active filter cleaning have not fully cleaned the PM from the system, a parked filter cleaning may need to take place. Most likely, the only time a parked filter cleaning will need to occur is when automatic filter cleaning has been disabled for an extended period of time and multiple warnings to engage filter cleaning were ignored or if the tractor has been used during light load conditions. Additionally, when the automatic filter cleaning process has been deliberately interrupted multiple times, or if active filter cleaning has failed numerous times due to a failed component, a parked filter cleaning may be requested. In these rare instances the operator will have to park the tractor and start the filter cleaning process.

The parked filter cleaning process needs to be activated based on usage and operation of the tractor. The process will take approximately 30 minutes. See operator’s manual for more details.

This system constantly monitors the soot level of the tractor, making sure the tractor is always in peak performance condition. This ensures high performance at all times.

NOTE:  Number of hours since last regeneration and soot level percentage viewable on LCD display.

Key features of the engine are:

  • Lower rated speed for 540 rpm power take-off (PTO) operation means better fuel economy, less noise and vibration, and longer overall engine life 
  • Cast-in-block cylinder design for good cooling and long life
  • Hydraulic lifters are quieter and require no adjustment
  • Heavy-duty crankshaft provides more bearing surface area for added durability
  • CRS optimizes fuel economy, lowering the cost of operation
  • ECU provides optimum control and accuracy
  • Direct fuel injection
    • Improves starting
    • Injects fuel directly on top of pistons for more efficient combustion
    • Develops more horsepower per gallon of fuel
    • Glow plugs (cold starting aid)
  • Engine oil cooler, cools engine oil for longer engine life
  • Key start and shutoff eliminates fuel shutoff knob
    • Electric solenoid shuts fuel supply off immediately when key is turned off
  • See-through coolant recovery tank permits operator to check coolant level without removing radiator cap
    • Sealed radiator compartment keeps trash and debris on outside of hood
Dry-type air cleaner Dry-type air cleaner
  • Dry-type air cleaner with safety element and electronic air service indicator
    • Electronic air restriction indicator alerts operator when air filter servicing is required
    • Dual-element design for added engine protection
    • Easy to service
    • Standard side exhaust
    • Upward exhaust standard on turbo-charged Snow Cabs
    • Optinal vertical exhaust kit

Yanmar is a trademark of Yanmar Company Limited.

PowrReverser transmission allows for clutchless direction changes
PowrReverser transmission lever PowrReverser transmission lever

The 12/12 PowrReverser transmission is available on the 4M and 4R Tractors.

The PowrReverser transmission offers a hydraulically shifted forward-to-reverse transmission. This allows for clutchless shuttle shifting between forward and reverse with one lever for quick and easy direction change.

  • PowrReverser transmission does not require the operator to use the clutch to shift between forward and reverse

The PowrReverser transmission features a hydraulically actuated wet clutch. Two multi-disk clutch packs (one forward and one reverse) are hydraulically engaged when the directional (reverser) lever is placed in either the forward or reverse position.

Each clutch pack consists of three large, 5-in. diameter clutch disks that operate in oil and are oil-cooled, allowing excellent heat dissipation and extended clutch life.

Forward/reverse clutches Forward/reverse clutches
  • Clutch A is used for the forward operation of the tractor
  • Clutch B is used for the reverse operation of the tractor


Key features of the PowrReverser transmission:

  • 12 forward/12 reverse (12F/12R) speeds
  • Reverser lever, located on the left side of the instrument console, allows the operator to make direction changes without clutching
    • Fast shuttle shift for improved loader operation
  • Dual-cone synchronizers allow for synchronized shifts between gears for on-the-go shifting with the use of the clutch
  • Dual-cone synchronizers permit on-the-go, low-effort shifting between gears
  • Helical-cut gears for quiet operation
Helical-cut gears Helical-cut gears
  • Well-spaced speeds for turf, loader, and transport work
  • Neutral start switch prevents tractor from starting when transmission (main range) is not in neutral
  • Dual wet-disk clutches provide long clutch life
  • Shifts between ranges are not synchronized
  • PowrReverser transmission models have both hand and foot throttle controls
  • Especially handy when using a loader

The tractor is available with a three-range electronic hydrostatic (eHydro) transmission.

  • Fluid under pressure transmits engine power to the drive wheels using a pump and motor
  • Functions both as a clutch and transmission
  • Provides high torque for startup
  • Reduces powertrain shock loads

Danfoss® supplies both the pump and motor. This ensures that the components are matched to each other, providing maximum efficiency.


The electronic hydrostatic transmission is ideally suited for jobs where productivity is a must, such as loader or mower applications.

Twin Touch™ foot controls allow the operator to select both directions of travel and speed with a touch of the toe.

Key features of the eHydro transmission:

  • Infinitely variable ground speeds, in each range, allow the operator to match the speed of the tractor to the job.
  • No clutching means fast and easy direction changes.
  • Twin Touch foot pedals provide quick and easy forward/reverse operation.
  • Cruise control is standard equipment:
    • Cruise control switch is located on the right-hand console for easy access.
    • Cruise control is electronically engaged and disengaged, which allows for precise setting of speed.
Danfoss eHydro transmission Danfoss eHydro transmission

Danfoss eHydro transmission is used for reliable operation. Durability features include:

  • Large forged trunnion shaft with larger support bearings that reduce vibration and noise

  • Center section made from ductile iron (much stronger than grey iron used in many competitive transmissions)

  • Transmission oil cooler cools transmission oil for longer transmission life

Safety features of the eHydro transmission include:

  • The tractor will start with one or both foot pedals depressed, but it will not move until both pedals first return to neutral.

  • Operator presence system means the tractor will come to a stop if the operator leaves the seat but will not shut off unless the power take-off (PTO) is also running.

Key John Deere advantage
Twin Touch foot controls Twin Touch foot controls

John Deere's Twin Touch foot controls offer key advantages over competitive hydro model tractors.

  • Some competitive hydrostatic tractors use a treadle pedal designed (toe-heel) foot control for operation of the hydro.
    • Requires the operator to use both toe and heel to change direction, resulting in increased operator fatigue
Integrated eHydro features

The eHydro convenience controls have been integrated into a single module. Combining features such as SpeedMatch™ LoadMatch™, MotionMatch, eThrottle, and automotive-style cruise control pulls the maximum efficiency out of the eHydro transmission tractors. All these features are standard on the 4M Heavy Duty and 4R models and deliver customers an easier and more comfortable experience.

eHydro convenience control module eHydro convenience control module


Press button to active/deactivate eThrottle. When eThrottle is activated, depression of the travel pedal increases engine rpm and tractor speed.

Press button to active/deactivate LoadMatch.  When LoadMatch is activated, engine will not stall during heavy load applications.

Press button to activate/deactivate SpeedMatch.  When SpeedMatch is activated, operator is able to set the desired maximum travel speed.

Press button to activate/deactivate cruise control.  When cruise control is activated, operator is able to set cruise speed.

Press button to set cruise speed, or to decrease cruise/set max speed.

Press button to resume set cruise speed, or to increase cruise/set max speed.

MotionMatch - longer accelerate and decelerate distances.

MotionMatch - shorter accelerate and decelerate distances.


eThrottle indicator eThrottle indicator

Press a button to activate/deactivate eThrottle. When eThrottle is activated, depression of the travel pedal increases engine rpm and tractor speed simultaneously. This provides the operator with comfort and convenience as well as fuel economy.

Automotive-style cruise control
Cruise control indicator Cruise control indicator

An automotive-style cruise control is standard equipment on the 4M Heavy-Duty and 4R Series Tractors. Cruise control is electronically engaged and disengaged and is located on the right-hand operator console.

  • Maintains desired forward speed without pressure on the foot pedal
  • When activated, the operator is able to set cruise speed:
    • Use the SET/- button to set cruise speed, or to decrease cruise/maximum speed
    • Use the RES/+ button to set cruise speed, or to increase cruise/maximum speed
  • A speed sensor also allows the tractor to maintain preset speed driving up and down hills
  • To disengage the cruise control, either:
    • Apply pressure to the brakes
    • Disengage cruise control button
    • Briefly depress the reverse travel pedal
LoadMatch power management system
LoadMatch indicator LoadMatch indicator

LoadMatch is a standard feature on the 4M Heavy-Duty and 4R Series Tractors.


If torque requirements increase significantly, the transmission will reduce the tractor's drive speed to compensate for the increased load on the transmission, maximizing torque to drive wheels and minimizing stalls.


Controls automatically adjust LoadMatch compensation depending on the tractor’s application. PTO applications require less engine speed fluctuation, therefore adjusting the amount of droop depending on PTO speed. This adjustment increases efficiency and optimizes engine speed and torque output based on tractor application.


While typically left on, LoadMatch can be turned off with the right-hand console controls.


MotionMatch, standard on the 4M Heavy-Duty and 4R Series Tractors, is located on the right-hand console. It offers seven settings for adjusting the rollout or decelerating when the pedal is released.

MotionMatch indicator MotionMatch indicator

This icon indicates longer accelerate and decelerate distances.

MotionMatch indicator MotionMatch indicator

This icon indicates shorter accelerate and decelerate distances.

SpeedMatch indicator SpeedMatch indicator

SpeedMatch, standard on the 4M Heavy-Duty and 4R Series Tractors, further enhances the eHydro cruise control functions by allowing the operator to preset maximum speed. Once this feature is engaged, the operator must stroke the travel pedal fully to meet the operator’s preset speed and press the Set button to lock the speed. From there, the operator can use the automotive-style cruise controls to adjust speed. This function will improve accuracy and safety, particularly at lower travel speed applications.


Rotary tilling or spraying applications are examples of where SpeedMatch can be applied. SpeedMatch will work in both the forward and reverse set speeds.


NOTE: Automotive-style cruise control and SpeedMatch can be used in conjunction with LoadMatch to maximize productivity.


Danfoss is a trademark of Danfoss A/S Corporation.

Easy entry and exit from the operator's station Easy entry and exit from the operator's station

The operator's station is designed for easy entry and exit from the tractor.

Conveniently placed brake pedals, as well as repositioned operator controls, provide for a clean and flat platform design giving the operator plenty of legroom.

  • Hood and fenders are made from composite polymer material designed to eliminate the possibility of rusting and resistance to dents that can occur with metal hoods and fenders. This material provides a high-luster appearance with excellent resilience and resistance to fading from sunlight.
  • Easy-fold rollover protective structure (ROPS), with built-in, rattle reducing, tension rod.
Comfortable and convenient design Comfortable and convenient design

Key features of the operator's station include:

  • Large grab handles on each fender make getting on and off the tractor easy
  • Foot platform is rubber mounted and incorporates a rubber mat for operator comfort
  • Center console and fender toolboxes provide ample storage
  • Large cup holder on right-hand fender
  • Fender-mounted forward work lights (two lights)
Adjustable, tilt steering wheel Adjustable, tilt steering wheel
  • Improved tilt steering wheel design is in base equipment. The tilt wheel:
    • Allows the operator to adjust the steering wheel to the most comfortable position
    • Provides additional clearance for the operator to enter and exit the tractor
    • Provides easy return to fully raised position
    • Provides plenty of room for comfortable operation
  • Controls are shape and color-coded for easier identification and operation
  • 12-V outlet is standard on the 4R Tractors. It provides power for mobile devices
  • Integrated junction block provides switched and unswitched power to add additional accessories
Left-side step Left-side step
  • A left-side step is in base equipment to enhance access to the operator's station 
Adjustable scissor-type suspension seat Adjustable scissor-type suspension seat
  • Swivel seat adjustment (1) with armrests, in base equipment on all 4R open station tractors, to decrease operator fatigue when operating rear driven implements. Seat swivels 15 degrees in either direction. Also provides convenience and comfort while entering and exiting the tractor.
    • Air suspension seat optional for the 4R Series Tractors.
      • Air suspension not compatible with swivel function.
  • The scissor-type suspension seat gives the operator a comfortable ride. The seat flips forward for protection from the elements.
  • Seat suspension is adjustable for the operator's weight and height.
  • Operator weight adjustment (2) adjusts to the operator’s weight (115 lb to 275 lb)
  • The seat is adjustable fore and aft for the operator’s height using the lever (3) located under the seat
  • Retractable seat belts prevent belts from becoming tangled in seat suspension and controls.
ComfortGard cab ComfortGard cab

John Deere ComfortGard cab tractors are the most comfortable, quiet, and easy-to-use cab tractors available. This premium solution was developed using extensive customer research and validation, tools, and some of the most advanced design techniques available.


The following John Deere ComfortGard cab tractor models are available:

  • 4044R eHydro™
  • 4052R eHydro
  • 4066R eHydro

Cab tractors are designed for those who demand superior performance:

  • Large-property owners
  • Commercial operators
  • Governmental agencies
  • Growers

Whether using a loader to move dirt or remove snow or doing a variety of other tasks like mowing, tilling, rotary cutting, or light hay work, the cab tractors have the versatility and muscle to get the job done, all while protecting the operator from the elements.

State-of-the-art design State-of-the-art design
  • Designed and built by John Deere
  • Certified to the highest safety standards in the industry
  • Fingertip controls and an automotive-like fit and finish

Operators are sure to appreciate what this cab has to offer – beginning with an isolated cab. These cabs are designed with robust mounting points integrated into the rollover protective structure (ROPS) with a unique offset mounting design that provides an ultra-quiet ride.


A 4-post ROPS design, carefully laid-out interior, and fuel tank located under the left rear side of the operator's platform provide a full 360 degrees of visibility:

  • Operators will enjoy a commanding view no matter what task is being performed.
  • The raised header bar design allows operators – whether short or tall – to see the loader bucket or pallet forks through virtually the full range of operation.
  • Operator fatigue caused by awkward bending is reduced, leading to an increase in overall productivity.
  • The slow-moving vehicle (SMV) sign can be easily removed and stored in the operator's manual holder to provide a clear and unobstructed view for attaching to implements and doing field work.
  • Ample headroom and curved glass on all four sides provide a spacious interior and give operators the feel of a large-tractor cab.

Operators are well-protected from the elements with a high-performance climate-control system providing heating and air conditioning.

  • The climate-control system makes any task more enjoyable whether on a frigid winter day or a hot summer day.
  • The cab is tightly sealed to help reduce exposure to dust and allergens.
  • A standard high-efficiency clean-air filter keeps even the smallest dust and allergen particles out.
  • Improved HVAC system with larger capacity condenser cools the cab faster in a hot climate.
Cab comfort features
Superior operator comfort Superior operator comfort
Optional radio kit Optional radio kit

Several features are integrated into the design of the cab that deliver superior operator comfort and visibility:

  • Ultra-quiet interior
  • Superior cooling performance
  • 4-post ROPS with curved glass for 360-degree visibility and spacious interior
  • High-performance climate-control system for maximum operator comfort
  • Raised header bar for maximum loader visibility
  • Right-hand control center with the most frequently used controls at the operator's fingertips
  • Left-hand automotive-style park brake
  • Dash-mounted four-wheel drive (4WD) engagement, so there is no awkward bending
  • Standard tilt steering
  • Improved shift range linkage for ease in operation
  • Flat unobstructed foot platform
  • 4044R and 4052R has a deluxe cloth seat with a retractable seat belt and armrests, which provides excellent back support
  • 4066R comes equipped with an air suspension seat, providing ultimate comfort and reduced operator fatigue
  • Inside rearview mirror for rear visibility
  • Optional dual exterior rearview mirrors for added rear visibility
  • Ergonomically placed integrated loader joystick control for maximum comfort during operation
  • Interior dome light with on, door, and off positions for illumination in low-light conditions
  • Optional field- or factory-installed stereo with Jensen® receiver, weather band, auxiliary port and powered USB port
    • SWJHD1630 stereo with AM/FM, weather band, SIRIUS® Satellite, and iPod® ready can be ordered separately through Parts
  • Standard sun visor to block unwanted sunlight
  • Creature comforts like:
    • Dual cup holders
    • 12-V power supply
    • Cell phone storage
    • Hitch pin storage
    • Miscellaneous storage
    • Operator's manual holder
  • Integrated handle for convenient support for entering and exiting
  • Left-side step for convenient entrance and exit
Cab operating features
Right-hand control panel Right-hand control panel
Side-post mounting bosses Side-post mounting bosses
Installing rear window removable plug Installing rear window removable plug
Rear window removable plug installed Rear window removable plug installed
  • Pre-wired for optional accessories like radio, horn, rear work lights, electric hydraulic diverter, third electrohydraulic selective control valve (SCV), dual rear SCV, rear wiper/washer, beacon light, and cigarette lighter
  • Optional field-installed stereo with Jensen receiver, weather band, auxiliary port and powered USB port
  • Integrated warning lights/turn signals and taillights, protected from trees and branches
  • Integrated roof-mounted antenna, protected from potential damage from trees and branches
  • Dual roof-mounted forward work lights for optimum forward visibility at night
  • Standard two-speed front windshield wiper to keep the front glass clear
  • Standard rear wiper on the deluxe cab keeps the rear glass clear (Standard on the 4066R Deluxe Cab model.)
  • Optional front fenders to protect the front cab glass from mud and debris
  • Optional rear fender extensions to help protect the doors from mud and debris
  • High-impact polymer fenders, dent resistant and painted to an automotive-like finish
  • Rear glass that swings out 70 degrees for ventilation or access to the optional iMatch™ hitch
  • Easy access to route and mount the controller or monitor through the rear window removable plug and mounting bosses on the side post
  • Large, 13-gal. fuel tank for longer operation without refueling
  • Left-rear fender fuel fill with large opening for easy refueling
  • Fuel tank located under the left side of the operator's station for maximum rear visibility
Cab safety features
  • ROPS – certified to the highest industry standards for maximum operator protection
  • Operator presence system
  • Engine shuts down if the operator leaves the seat when the any power take-off (PTO) is engaged
  • Tractor must have the park brake fully set for stationary PTO work
  • Right-side emergency exit
  • Tempered safety glass in case of breakage
  • Roof-mounted warning lights/turn signals for road transport – two front and two rear
  • Two fender-mounted taillights
  • Removable slow-moving vehicle sign can be easily removed and stored in the operator's manual holder
Optional lighting
Adjustable rear work lights Adjustable rear work lights
Rotating beacon light Rotating beacon light

Optional lighting includes:

  • Dual roof-mounted adjustable rear work lights (in base equipment on the 4066R Deluxe Cab only)
  • Rotating beacon light (field-installed kit only for both base and deluxe cab offerings)

Jensen is a trademark of ASA Electronics Corporation. iPod is a trademark of Apple Incorporated. SIRIUS is a trademark of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc.

4044R/4052R standard cloth seat

A deluxe cloth seat with a retractable seat belt is in base equipment:

  • An ergonomically sculpted seat cushion, an adjustable scissor-link suspension, and seat armrests are combined to provide excellent operator comfort and support.
  • The scissor-link suspension can be adjusted for the operator's height and weight.
  • The operator weight adjustment adjusts to the operator's weight (115 lb to 275 lb).
  • Seat is adjustable fore and aft for the operator's height, using the lever located under the seat.
  • Retractable seat belts prevent the belts from becoming tangled in the seat suspension and controls.
  • Optional air-suspension seat is available.
4066R Deluxe air-suspension seat
Air-suspension seat Air-suspension seat

An air-ride seat is standard on the 4066R Cab Tractor and is available as an option on the 4044R and 4052R Cab models. This seat is designed to provide an air cushion for vertical-seat travel which provides maximum operator comfort in any terrain.

The deluxe air-ride seat is a field-installed option on the 4044R and 4052R Cab Tractor.

Seat features:

  • Push the button at the base of the seat to pump up the seat. Pull the button to deflate the seat.
  • The seat slides fore-aft with a lever on the right-hand side of the seat.
  • The seat back reclines with the lever in the lower-left corner of the seat cushion.

The optional field-installed air-suspension kit requires the existing standard seat to be reused when installed.

NOTE: The deluxe two-piece seat top may be ordered through Parts.

Key benefits include:

  • Maximum-ride comfort and quality, thus minimizing operator fatigue
  • Dampens lower frequency vibration better than mechanical suspensions
  • Increased operator weight capacity of 330 lb
  • Closeout boot for enhanced appearance

Lighting equipment

The base lighting package for cab tractors includes:

  • Two wide-angle halogen headlights
  • Two roof-mounted, adjustable halogen forward work lights, which illuminate the work area in low-light conditions
  • Two roof-mounted, adjustable halogen rear work lights, which illuminate the work area in low-light conditions (4066R Deluxe Cab models only)
  • Two front and two rear amber turn signals/warning lights integrated into the cab roof
  • Two taillights integrated into the fenders
  • Three-position (on/off/auto) interior dome light

Safety is designed into all 4M and 4R Series Tractors.

  • Operator presence system ensures the operator is in the seat to run the tractor
    • If the operator leaves the seat when front or rear power take-off (PTO) is engaged, the engine shuts down.
    • For stationary PTO work, the tractor must be in neutral and the park brake fully set.
  • The rollover protective structure (ROPS) is designed for operation safety
  • Reflective ROPS strips for better tractor visibility
  • Key switch interlock prevents bypass starting
  • Visual PTO warning light alerts operator when rear PTO is running
  • Placing the transmission in neutral and setting the park brake allows operator to run rear PTO safely when off the tractor seat
  • Turn signal and flashing warning lights operate according to ASAE S279.10 standard
  • Taillights for road transport
  • Slow moving vehicle (SMV) sign for road transport
Hitch assist (ground positioning)

The hitch assist feature allows the operator to creep the tractor backward/forward while standing behind the tractor. Engaging and operation includes the following steps: 

Hitch assist Hitch assist
  1. Ensure hitch assist switch is in off position (A below)
  2. Engage the park brake
  3. Select A range
  4. Set to low throttle
  5. Ensure power take-off (PTO) is off
  6. Operator must be in the tractor’s seat
  7. Activate the hitch assist switch
    a. If successful, flashers will trigger 
    b. If not, the missing interlock will be displayed on the LCD screen
  8. Once flashers are triggered, if the operator leaves the seat, the display will beep indicating that the hitch assist is in remote mode
  9. Operator moves to back of the tractor, start motion of the tractor using the enable button (B below) and corresponding direction button (C below)
    a. Push and hold both buttons continuously as long as motion is desired
  10. Audible alarm will sound indicating motion of the tractor
Hitch assist switch Hitch assist switch
Enable and directional buttons Enable and directional buttons

Auxiliary 3-point hitch control

The new auxiliary 3-point hitch control, on the left-hand fender, allows the operator to raise or lower the hitch while standing on the ground behind the tractor.

Pairing the auxiliary 3-point hitch control with hitch assist, changing implements has never been easier. Both features are in base equipment for 4R Series eHydro™ models.

Auxiliary 3-point hitch control (open station tractor) Auxiliary 3-point hitch control (open station tractor)
Auxiliary 3-point hitch control (cab tractor) Auxiliary 3-point hitch control (cab tractor)
iMatch Quick-Hitch
iMatch Quick-Hitch (LVB25976) iMatch Quick-Hitch (LVB25976)
iMatch Quick-Hitch with rotary cutter hookup (LVB25976) iMatch Quick-Hitch with rotary cutter hookup (LVB25976)

One of the greatest customer concerns involves difficulty in attaching tractor implements. John Deere has addressed this issue with the iMatch Quick-Hitch.

The iMatch Quick-Hitch provides easy hookup and a guaranteed fit for all Category 1 implements that are designed to meet the ASAE Category 1 Standard S278.6 for quick-attach hitches.

  • All implements require a set of bushings in order for the attachment to fit and work properly with the iMatch Quick-Hitch. One set of bushings comes with the iMatch Quick-Hitch.

NOTE: The bushing set can be seen in the picture above. These bushings allow the hooks on the iMatch and the pins on the implement to fit together properly. All other implements (box blades, tillers, rear blades, etc.) will require a set of bushings to enlarge the pin to fit with the iMatch hooks. Bushings of different lengths can be found in the Parts system or through a bushing supplier (see dimensions below).

  • Upper bushing
    • Inside diameter: 1.93-1.06 cm (0.76-0.77 in.)
    • Outside diameter: 3.15 to 3.43 cm (1.24-1.25 in.)
    • Lower bushings
      • Inside diameter: 2.24 to 2.26 cm (0.88 to 0.89 in.)
      • Outside diameter: 3.63 to 3.66 cm (1.43 to 1.44 in.)

The optional field-installed 540/540 economy power take-off (PTO) allows operators to select the engine rpm needed for their PTO application. The economy position provides 540 rpm to the PTO at approximately 70 percent of the engine's normal rated speed. The engine runs at a rated speed of approximately 1750 rpm in the 540 economy position. The 540 economy is ideal for any PTO application, from running a mower to a baler or a cutter, where full horsepower is not needed. Operating at lower engine rpm decreases fuel costs during tasks. The overall operating experience improves because there is less noise and vibration for the operator.

A conveniently located lever (behind the seat of the tractor) allows the operator to simply change between 540 and 540E when conditions merit the opportunity to save fuel without affecting performance. For heavy-duty operations that require maximum PTO power, the PTO shift lever is placed in the 540 position, the PTO engaged, and the engine is run at rated speed of 2400 rpm. This selection gives 540 rpm to the PTO shaft and delivers the full-advertised horsepower at rated engine speed.

The 540/540 economy PTO offers all the features of the standard 540-rpm PTO, and the safety interlock
is a foolproof measure provided to compensate for operator oversight. When the tractor is in economy,
the engine is limited to a lower operating speed, preventing accidental over speeding of PTO implements
and protecting against binding the PTO shaft. The safety interlock also prevents accidental shifting of
the PTO selector lever at higher engine speeds than the economy PTO setting, which would lead to
downtime to fix implements or drivetrains. 

Regular service and maintenance are essential to the performance, productivity, and longevity of the tractor.

  • Easy access to regular service points minimizes service time.
  • Easily removable cowl and side panels, improved hood design, and integrated maintenance position on the grille provide easy accessibility for routine maintenance.
  • Tractors are equipped with extensive onboard self-diagnostic capabilities and are fully compatible with John Deere’s exclusive Service ADVISOR™ system.
  • Daily service requirements are minimal and simple to accomplish. Most service interval requirements can be performed with a basic understanding of procedures and common tools.
  • Improved cost of ownership
    • Hydraulic oil service interval changed from 400 to 1200 hours (or 3 years) when using Hy-Gard™ products 
Removable side panels Removable side panels
Integrated grille maintenance position Integrated grille maintenance position
Removable cowl Removable cowl

All items in the daily service schedule can be performed without the use of tools:

  • Engine oil, hydraulic oil, coolant level, and the water separator can be conveniently accessed
  • The engine can be easily accessed by simply raising the hood for more periodic maintenance checks
  • A single-point latch mechanism and self-contained leash ensure easy hood opening and closure

NOTE:  Always refer to the operator’s manual for complete maintenance and service recommendations.


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Key Specs 4066r
Current Model
Engine power (gross)48.5 kW
65.9 hp
PS at 2600 rpm
SAE J1995 rated power
Power take-off (PTO) powerPRT - 40.4 kW
54.2 hp
eHST - 38.7 kW
52 hp
Per SAE J1995
Steering hydraulics23.5 L/min
6.2 gpm
Implement hydraulics42.3 L/min
11.2 gpm
Hitch typeCategory 1
Lift capacity, 24-in. behind link arms1135 kg
2500 lb
Standard transmission; forward/reverseeHydro Transmission (eHST)
Cruise controlStandard
Approximate shipping weight (open-station; cab)Open operator station (OOS) - 1710 kg
3770 lb
Cab - 2120 kg
4675 lb
Wheelbase185.5 cm
73 in.
Engine model4TNV86CHT-MJT
Engine power (gross)48.5 kW
65.9 hp
PS at 2600 rpm
SAE J1995 rated power
Power take-off (PTO) powerPRT - 40.4 kW
54.2 hp
eHST - 38.7 kW
51.9 hp
Per SAE J1995
Rated engine speed2600 rpm
Injection pump typeHigh pressure common rail direct injection
AspirationTurbocharged and charge air cooled
Emissions complianceFinal Tier 4
Cylinders/displacement4 / 2.091 L
4 / 127.6 cu in.
Number of cylindersFour
Cylinder linersCast-in-block
Bore and stroke86 x 90 mm
3.4 x 3.54 in.
Compression ratio19.1:1
Cooling systemLiquid
Air cleanerDual element with electronic restriction indicator
Engine torque at rated speed178 Nm
131.3 lb-ft
Fuel tank capacityRollover protective structure (ROPS) - 56.9 L
15 U.S. gal.
Cab - 52.2 L
13.8 U.S. gal.
Battery size770 CCA
Alternator (12-V)75 amp
Starter size2 kW
2.68 hp
Fuel system
TypeHigh pressure common rail direct injection
Fuel consumption
Standard transmission; forward/reverseeHydro transmission (eHST)
Optional transmission; forward/reverse12/12 PowrReverser transmission (PRT)
Left-hand reverserPRT only
Transmission gear rangesPRT - 12F/12R eHydro - Infinitely-variable 3 range
Final drivePlanetary
BrakesMulti-plate wet disc
SteeringHydrostatic power steering
Clutch, wet/dryWet
Clutch disk diameter wet clutch129 mm
5.08 in.
Axle capacityFront
1600 kg
3528 lb
2400 kg
5292 lb
CreeperSpeedMatch standard
Cruise controlStandard
Differential lockYes
Drawbar maximum vertical load
TypeOpen center
Pump rated outputSteering
23.5 L/min
6.2 gpm
42.3 L/min
11.2 gpm
65.8 L/min
17.4 gpm
Pump typeSingle gear
Maximum operating pressure
Draft control sensingPosition control
Remote control valves availableUp to six rear remotes
3-point hitch
TypeCategory 1
Lift capacity, 24-in. behind link arms1135 kg
2500 lb
Power take-off (PTO)
StandardIndependent 540 rpm at 2600 rpm
Optional540E rpm
ClutchWet disc
Brake (for mid and rear PTO)
Engagement method
Fluid capacities
Crankcase with filter5.3 L
1.4 qt
Transmission and hydraulic system47.3 L
12.5 gal.
Final drive
Differential lockYes
Operator station
Rollover protective structureType
Platform - flat/straddleFlat
Gear shift location - console/floorPRT - Left-hand side
ComplianceOSHA, SAE, ASAE
Visibility360 degree (angle)
Air conditioning, temperature differential14.4 °C
58 °F
Noise rating78 dBA
Seat equipmentAir suspension with swivel
Wheelbase185.5 cm
73 in.
Front axle clearance35.1 cm
13.8 in.
Turning radius with brakes2.8 m
9.19 ft
Turning radius without brakes3 m
9.84 ft
Limited slip differential
Approximate shipping weight (open-station; cab)Open operator station (OOS) - 1710 kg
3770 lb
Cab - 2120 kg
4675 lb
FrontFarm - 8-16
Turf - 27x10.5-15 or 27x12LL-15
Industrial - 10-16.5
RearFarm - 13.6-28
Turf - 44x18-20 or 22.5LL-16.1
Industrial - 16.9Lx24
Front tread range148.1 cm
58.3 in.
Rear tread spacing137.2 cm
54 in.
Tilt steering wheel
12-V Outlet

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Accessories and Attachments


3-Point Hitch Tractor Receiver Hitch - 0389LVLP25001

38.1-mm (1.5–in.) ball mount and socket arm - 0389LVRE574454

Bracket, Arm, RAM Double Socket - 0389LVPF80459

Horn Kit - 0389LVBLV10359

Magnetic hitch pin - 0389LVLP63768

Mount - RAM U-Bolt - 0389LVPF80460

Mounting Ball Stud - 0389LVRE558821

Mounting Parts - Display Mount RAM - 0389LVAL212683

RAM Mount Vesa Bracket 1.5 - 0389LVUC17356

Backup Alarm

Back-up Alarm Kit - 0389LVBLV10358

Back-up Alarm Kit - 0389LVBLV10648


Ballast Box - 0389LVBW15073

Ballast Box Extension - 0389LVBW15074

Cab Operator's Station

12” Tablet Holder Kit (Ipad Pro™) - 0389LVBXE10864

Accessory Mounting Bracket - 0389LVRE343680

Cell Phone Mount Kit - 0389LVBRE10015

Cell Phone Suction Cup Kit - 0389LVBXE10606

External Mirror Kit (Cab Only) - 0389LVLVB24844

Rear Wiper Kit (Cab Only) - 0389LVLVB24856

Rear License Plate Kit (Cab Only) (Includes Light) - 0389LVBLV11052

Rear Wiper Kit (Cab Only) - 0389LVBLV10938

Self - Leveling Cup Holder - 0389LVBRE10152

Stereo with AM/FM, Weatherband, SIRIUS Satellite and iPod Ready - 0389LVSWJHD1630

Tablet Mount Kit - 0389LVBRE10255

X-Grip Tablet Dual Suction Cup Kit for Tablets - 0389LVBXE10607

Draft Link




Upward Exhaust Kit - 0389LVBLV11102

Vertical Exhaust Kit - 0389LVBLV10609

Front Fenders

Fixed Front Fender Kit - 0389LVBLV10791

Turnable Front Fender Kit - 0389LVBLV10896

Front Hitch

Category 1 Three-Point Hitch Lift Arms and Torsion Tube - 0389LVBLV10088

Front Three-Point Hitch - 0389LVBLV10989

Heavy-Duty Push Bar - 0389LVBLV10091

Front Weights

Front Quik-Tatch™ Weight Kit - 0389LVLVB25705

Front Weight Bracket Extension Kit - 0389LVBLV10441

Front Weight Bracket Extension Kit - 0389LVBLV10442

Quik-Tatch Weight, 42 lb (19 kg) - 0389LVUC13263

Quik-Tatch Weight, 70 lb (32 kg) - 0389LVLVU32113

Front Wheels and Tires

10-16.5 (6PR, R4 Industrial, 2 Position) Front Wheels & Tires - 0389LVBLV10872

27x10.50-15 (4PR, R3 Turf, 2 Position) Front Wheels & Tires - 0389LVBLV10874

27x12LL-15 (6PR, R3 Turf Special, 2 Position) Front Wheels & Tires - 0389LVBLV10876

8-16 (6PR, R1 Bar, 2 Position) Front Wheels & Tires - 0389LVBLV10870

Tire Chains - 0389LVTY15201


4th and 5th Selective Control Valve Kit (Cab Only) - 0389LVBLV10045

4th and 5th Selective Control Valve Kit (OOS Only) - 0389LVBLV10050

Aux. Hydraulic Coupler Kit 1 - 0389LVBLV10990

Aux. Hydraulic Coupler Kit 2 - 0389LVBLV10991

Aux. Hydraulic Coupler Kit 2 - 0389LVBLV10090

Electric 3 Spool Diverter Kit (Cab and OOS) - 0389LVBLV10966

Electrohydraulic Third SCV Kit with Rear Tubing (Cab Only) - 0389LVBLV10763

Electrohydraulic Third SCV Kit with Rear Tubing (OOS Only) - 0389LVBLV10764

Load Center Assembly (Cab Only) - 0389LVBLV10457

Power Beyond Kit (Cab and OOS) - 0389LVBLV10969

Top and Tilt Field Kit (Cab Only) - 0389LVBLV10967

Top and Tilt Field Kit (OOS Only) - 0389LVBLV10965


Beacon Light Kit (Cab Only) - 0389LVLVB24852

Dual Light Forward Lighting Kit - 0389LVLVB25546

LED Work Light Kit - 0389LVBLV10497

Open Station Work Light Brush Guard Kit - 0389LVBLV10399

Premium Warning Light Brush Guard Kit (OOS Only) - 0389LVBLV10620

Rear Work Light Kit (2 Lights) (Cab Only) - 0389LVLVB24853

Single Rear Auxiliary Rear Work Light Kit - 0389LVLVB25547

Lighting Equipment

Machine Connectivity


Open Operator's Station

Air Seat Suspension Kit (OOS Only) - 0389LVBLV10379

Canopy - 0389LVBXX10590

Canopy - Standard - 0389LVLVB25334

Canopy Mounting Bracket and Hardware Kit - 0389LVLVB25332

Left Hand Mirror Kit - 0389LVBLV11034

Rear License Plate Kit (Includes Light) - 0389LVBLV10924

Right Hand Mirror Kit - 0389LVBLV11035

Weather Protection Umbrella - 0389LVTY25324

Rear Fenders

Rear Power Take-Off (PTO)

2 Speed Power Take-Off (PTO) Kit (Cab Only) - 0389LVBLV10832

2 Speed Power Take-Off (PTO) Kit (OOS Only) - 0389LVBLV10385

John Deere Quik Knect™ PTO receiver - 0389LVBLV10953

Rear Wheel Weights

Attaching Hardware for Starter Rear Wheel Weight, 110 lb (50 kg) - 0389LVBM19939

Attaching Hardware for Starter Rear Wheel Weight, 55 lb (25 kg) - 0389LVLVB25004

Attaching Hardware for Additional Rear Wheel Weight, 55 lb (25 kg) - 0389LVBM19937

Attaching Hardware for Rear Wheel Weight, 110 lb (50 kg) - 0389LVBM19940

Rear Wheel Weight, 48.5 lb - 0389LVBM17968

Weight, Rear Wheel 106 lb (48 kg) - 0389LVT19293

Rear Wheels and Tires

13.60-28 (4PR, R1 Bar, 5 Position) - 0389LVBLV10871

16.90-24 (6PR, R4 Industrial, 2 Position) Rear Wheels & Tires - 0389LVBLV10873

22.50LLx16.1 (6PR, R3 Turf Special, 1 Position) Rear Wheels & Tires - 0389LVBLV10877

44x18-20 (4PR, R3 Turf, 1 Position) Rear Wheels & Tires - 0389LVBLV10875

Tire Chains - 0389LVTY16202

Tire Chains - 0389LVTY15988

Tire Chains - 0389LVTY4462

Three-Point Hitch

3-Point Hitch Downforce Kit - 0389LVBLV10968

iMatch™ Quick Hitch Bushings - 0389LVLVU12858

iMatch™ Quick Hitch Bushings - 0389LVLVU15507

iMatch™ Quick-Hitch Category 1 with adjustable top hook - 0389LVLVB25976

iMatch™/Quik-Coupler Bushing Kit - 0389LVBW15056


Wheel Tread Width



19 reviews

Rating Snapshot


Great Featur, quite caB


I have A 4066R and love operations and power. I love joystick on front loader, I can grade very well with speed and functions. Like the short turning radius. So far do not regret my purchase. Plenty of power for that size tractor.


  • turning radius air ride seat


  • right door needs gas shock to hold open

From: Jayess, Ms

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Expert


all around good tractor


Have a 2019 John Deere 4066r and this thing has done everything we have asked of it. Has been a great tractor for the work we do with it. More power than I expected and a comfortable machine. Would recommend any JD tractor.





Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert


Great for mY small farm


I’ve had my 4066 R for two years now and very pleased with the quality, versatility and ease of use. I mow 32 acres twice a month and it is a pleasure sitting in the air conditioned cab, listening to XM radio and just enjoying the scenery as I mow. The tractor has plenty of power and the rear fender controls makes it easy to change implements. The cab is comfortable and well appointed with more accessories than I can use. Lots of tinted glass makes it easy to see everything around the tractor and maneuver around obstacles. The front loader is well built and I haven’t found anything that I needed to lift that it couldn’t handle including round hay bales. For me this is the perfect tractor that meets all the paces I have put it through. Mowing, plowing, and all hay related chores are easy with this machine. I have no complaints whatsoever and would strongly recommend this work horse to anyone with a small to medium acreage farm.


  • excellent compact tractor
  • ease of use and a workhorse.



From: Tennessee

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate


My 4066r has be a back saver


I have a small horse farm 18 acres in New York State. I cut fields with a brush hog, use a rear finish mower, use a roto tiller, ballast box, have the backhoe attachment and a frontend loader and a snow plow for loader. There are days I may remove the loader or switch the rear implements multiple times in a day. The 4066R is amazing when hooking up to 3 point hitch when using fender controls to align attachments. I’m not pulling my back out while trying to align my implements! Most implements are easily interchanged. And I’m so happy with the factory cab. It’s nice to listen to music and have the air conditioning on during those hot summer days. I’ve had my new tractor for a year and put in 250 hours of quality time and work. My 4066R replaced my 1070 of 20 years. But don’t worry, I retired my old machine to my cabin in the mountains. Once you go green there’s nothing in between! I highly recommend John Deere and ‘this tractor specifically!


  • whole tractor is amazing


  • fuel tank could be bigger. .


From: WESTCHESTER County, ny

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Expert




First off I like Tractors. I have owned New Holland 2, Kioti 1, Kubota 2 and 3 John Deere. My last tractor was a 5085M John Deere it was a great tractor but just to big for what I need. I have some cattle so i feed some hay and do some brush hogging. I also till a large garden. This has been the best tractor so far i have ever owned by far. AC is cold on a 100 degree day pulling a 7ft Brush Hog in deep brush. I do some driving on the road and it will run 20mph and pulling a hill won't kill it like the 5085. It will turn on a dime. I can unload round bales way faster then any of the tractors I have owned. The cruise control is great.


  • lots of power
  • great ac
  • no def
  • good mpg


  • little more leg room would be nice
  • wheel hits loader hose turning hard right


From: elm springs ar

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert


You pay for what you get.


I went through the same challenges that most everyone goes through- looking at the competitors, weighting the pros and cons. I ended up purchasing the John Deere and I'm really glad that I did. It's a quality machine that truly is something that I'm proud of. Even though you pay a premium price, it's a premium product that I would definitely recommend.




From: Iowa

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Beginner




This is my 4th John Deere Tractor . I have owned 316, 955,3027 models This 4066 R is in a word...AWESOME. I ordered this one with snowblower, rototiller, wood chipper , snow pusher and of course the bucket. It is beyond my expectations. I would recommend it to anyone interested in a solid, powerful, enjoyable and comfortable tractor. I have the cab and the heat and air are wonderful....making me a bit lazy ! The cab itself is a blessing here in Upstate NY where the snow piles up and the wind howls. On to growing barley with this tractor this summer !!


  • great all around


  • no cons


From: Albany, NY

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Expert


Poor excuse for a top of the line machine


Just bought this machine site unseen. Big mistake. I assumed that being an "R" I was buying high quality. I traded off a 3046r with 240 hours that was down for 8 months with 3 pt. hitch problems so I should have known better I guess. 4066r 3 pt. controls are just a short stubby piece of flat bar sticking up a few inches above the panel with a little tiny knob on top. The hydraulic levers are so close together you can't put your hand in between to use them properly. There is no gas shock or anything similar to assist in keeping the right hand door open (identical set up on the E series). Floor mats do not fit properly. In cab sirius sat. radio antenae is close to useless. H180 loader binds if fully dumped at low levels and then you attempt to raise the loader arms.


  • can't find any yet


  • very cheaply made and highly overpriced. no build


From: Alberta, Canada

Length of Ownership: 1week

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Expert


Completely disappointed


I am very disappointed in my 4066R, when I first bought the tractor I had called for service and the tractor was a lemon and John Deere replaced the tractor only to get the next tractor and at 75 hours the tractor had been worked on 4 times. Another issue is even when the tractor runs it has no curling power or lift power. The hydraulics are very poor and its a shame to spend that much money and cannot get a quality machine. I will take a major hit but I am now selling this tractor and will never own another John Deere compact tractor.



  • lack of power


From: fl

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert


Has some nice features but lots of downfalls


It's not near the quality of my current and previous Deere tractors. I have had warranty work on it three or four times already. It's noisy and low on power. I would have preferred a syncro transmission and shuttle shift but it wasn't available. The cab is nice to keep you out of the weather but in our Texas sun the a/c can't keep up. It's also noisy inside the cab. For a small tractor it has some nice features


  • 3 point downforce kit is great.
  • e pto
  • third scv kit


  • hot in the cab. even with the windows tinted
  • noisy: if it wasn't for being able to operate at l
  • low on power: it doesn't have near the power that


From: north Texas

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert


Spent over 1000 hrs in a 4066R seat this season.


I have owned a lot of of compact tractors. This 4066R is my favorite. It is a solid quality built tractor. I use this tractor on a little 4 row corn planter. I planted around 350 acres of corn this spring with it in about 35 fields in locations from Boston Mass. to Seattle Wa. I then switch the planter out for a roto-tiller and spent the rest of the summer tilling paths in corn fields all over the United States. During the winter I use it to clear snow. I am in all kinds of conditions the mud, the dust, the rock, the heat and the cold this tractor preforms well in all conditions. I depend upon this tractor to keep my commitments to my customers and get the job done. When It does break as all equipment does John Deere has an awesome dealer support network that gets me back in the field where ever I am. I believe the John Deere 4066R to be the best option for my compact tractor needs.


  • quality to run the long hours.
  • comfortable cab
  • great power in a small frame


  • don't like inconvenient hood and side panels
  • wish the 3pt hitch could lift more.


From: Firth, ID 83236, USA

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Expert


Solid Tractor


My previous tractor was a New Holland TC40D open station. Purchased the 4066 R for the increase in horsepower and cab. Pleased with both aspects. The engine is responsive and has enough torque behind it to power through tasks. I greatly appreciate the "auto engine speed" feature. I have not touched the throttle control since engaging this feature. The cab is comfortable and provides the protection I was looking for (would be nice if it were a bit bigger although not sure how that could be accomplished on this size tractor). Fit and finish is good, not great. I spent some time adjusting a few items and am happy with it now, a little disappointed that it wasn't better from the factory. I also spent the extra dollars and selected the self leveling loader, glad I did, really nice feature and well executed. Other items that I am appreciate, front fender kit and rear fender extensions. Front fenders are a must if you want to protect your cab from flying objects coming from the front wheels. Also opted for the "skid steer" style quick attach on the loader, opens up lots of possibilities for attachments. Overall pleased with the purchase.


  • horsepower to size is good
  • auto engine rpm feature



From: Michigan

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert


Meets all expectations and better than prior 4 series


We bought a 2016 open station 4066R for use on our farm/forest property in northern New England. It has 200 hours so far this year on a wide range of tasks -- baling 1000+ square bales (JD baler), brush-hogging rough pastures (Landpride 2560), finish mowing (Landpride 2584), brush-hogging around 10 miles of woods trails (some at 15%+ grades), bucking up log-length firewood (Frostbite grapple), hauling firewood with heavy 6x12 dump trailer, transplanting trees w/matched JD backhoe, and clearing snow with our old 3-way JD hydraulic rear blade. We've previously owned several JDs including a 4520, a 5100M and two 5420s. Comparing to the other JDs, the 4066R is our pick of the litter. It's right-sized for our work, it has plenty of power, and so far it's been 100% reliable. We've encountered none of the problems mentioned in other reviews. There are some real improvements over our 4520 (which we traded in toward the 4066R). The cruise control is easier to operate and that's important for us. We have to travel over roads to reach parts of the property. The 4066R has more power for our applications. The 4520 would run hot when we brush-hogged heavy growth in hot weather; the 4066R stays cooler. The matched backhoe is easy to attach and remove. We'll plan to update this review after we have 500 hours on the tractor.


  • improvements over prior 4 series
  • reliability (so far)



From: New Hampshire

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate


This product is great


This tractor is perfect for use on my 200 acres of hunting land.


  • easy to use



From: Minnesota, USA

Length of Ownership: 1month

Usage Frequency: Monthly

Level of Expertise: Expert


horrible mistake


After having the 4520 and it being a complete lemon. I complained enough that the dealership bought it back from after a year of use and 100 problems, the catch was i had to upgrade to 4066r and pay more money to do so. I think this tractor is very underpowered and way overpriced. I wish i would have got a kubota that i originally had when i first bought a tractor. This machine feels like a very expensive toy.




From: ny

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Intermediate


Power to Meet my Needs


I am very pleased with my 4066R tractor. I own a 60 acre farm, of which about 40 acres are covered in forest. I have found it to have sufficient power to meet my needs. It arrived in mid-October of 2014, before the first snows hit north central Pennsylvania. My driveway is a little less than 1/3 of a mile long (½ km) and one of the main uses for the tractor was to plow the driveway (using the AF11E, 84" blade w/hydraulic deflection#. In addition to the driveway's length, it has an elevation change of about 170 feet, with the grade on some sections being about 40%. Using this tractor, I am able to plow both uphill and downhill to remove snow that is often a foot deep. I also have to push small hills of snow along my driveway that are up to 3 feet deep for quite a ways before reaching a spot where the snow may be piled. Just select the correct gear and there is plenty of power to get the job done. The cab heater keeps me nice and warm while plowing snow on sub-zero days #and the AC keeps me cool while mowing the grass in the summer#. A set of front forks allows me to pick up large packages #up to 2,000 pounds# and bring them up the hill, as there is no room for a semi-truck to turn around and get back out of my driveway. The loader allows to move dirt #and snow# around the property. I am able to drag felled trees from my forest that I can then cut for firewood. The rotary cutter trims the grass and brush on my 6 acre field quit well. Maintaining up to 20 acres would be easy with this tractor. So far, everything that I have asked the 4066R to do, it has performed with sufficient power to get the job done. Sure, it's not a Ferrari that zips up and down the hill. Top speed is about 16 mph on straight level ground #and about 8 to 9 mph when going up the steep hill#. But then a Ferrari is not as versatile as this tractor and would never meet all of the needs that I have to maintain my property.


  • rear hitch assist
  • engine & tranny heater for starts at -20°f



From: North Central Pennsylvania

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Beginner


Best Tractor I have ever owned


I operate a small farm. I put up about 30 acres of hay and grow an acre or two of sweet corn. This tractor does everything I need and is nimble as can be. It is a little on the light side, but I will take it. Had a 2011 NH and was a piece of junk. So far so good with the JD. The R series is well worth the money too. The hitch assist lift is a convenient option on power reverser. I love all the features, and they are very handy. I would buy again.


  • yanmar extras hitch assist draw bar removal


  • price


From: East TN

Length of Ownership: 3months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert


Not what I expected from a John Deere


Bought a 4066R, Hydro, loader and backhoe. This tractor is so under powered for the loader, and backhoe. So disappointed for the money spent. Had a New Holland 4630 that put this tractor to shame. Only nice thing about this tractor is the seat is comfortable. Even simple things like cleaning air filter are a pain. Would not recommend.


  • seat


  • no power
  • maintenance
  • quality


From: Michigan, USA

Length of Ownership: 6months

Usage Frequency: Weekly

Level of Expertise: Expert


big mistake


After having 2 4720's I thought it would be a natural progression to the new 4066R. What a huge mistake. The 3PL position control is such a short lever, it is difficult to operate, the engine lacks so much power it's ridiculous. Gear ratios compared to the older machines are all changed and now don't have anything with a good combination of power & speed. The build quality has dropped and I am generally extremely disappointed. Very impressive with some great new features which do make life easier but overall, extremely disappointed. I have had the new machine for 2 days and have used it for a total of 4hrs parked it. 10 separate items failed or don't work. Would prefer to send back for a full refund if possible but I can't imagine John Deere will take it back now. Never been so disappointed with a purchase. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT




From: Australia

Length of Ownership: 1week

Usage Frequency: Daily

Level of Expertise: Expert