John Deere 5055E
Utility Tractor

  • 59 engine hp
  • Best-in-class visibility
  • Thick comfortable seat
  • 5-Year Powertrain Warranty

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A durable, mechanical front-wheel drive (MFWD) axle increases traction in tough conditions
Heavy-duty MFWD front axle with limited slip Heavy-duty MFWD front axle with limited slip
MFWD 55-degree turn angle MFWD 55-degree turn angle
MFWD indicator light MFWD indicator light

Limited-slip, heavy-duty MFWD front axle will provide operators with increased drawbar pull and improved traction when operating in slippery conditions. This ensures the operator gets the required torque to the ground for applications that demand more from the tractor. The MFWD front axle also reduces wheel slippage with less tractor ballasting for reduced soil compaction, increased fuel economy, and longer tire life.

The MFWD centerline design provides excellent maneuverability around the worksite and more crop clearance so producers aren't driving down their crop or profits. Additional versatility is proven when wheel treads are adjusted with 6 degrees of caster angle and a 55-degree turn angle, which results in a turning radius as short as 3 m (9.9 ft) (brakes applied), allowing plenty of horsepower to turn around in tight places. 10 degrees of axle oscillation follows uneven terrain, allowing for consistent performance and comfortable ride.

Axle oscillation also reduces the stress and maintenance cost on the axle spindles because loads are consistently spread across the entire axle. The centerline design eliminates the need for drive shaft universal joints that require regular maintenance. Anti-wrap shielding on the driveline is standard to prevent crop material and debris from building around the driveline and ensures tractor performance. Three grease points are conveniently located to minimize maintenance time while maximizing front axle performance.

NOTE: The MFWD engagement lever is located on the left-hand side of the operator's seat. For the operator’s convenience, when MFWD is engaged, an indicator light will appear on the dash.

Excellent maneuverability, visibility, and comfort in one package with heavy-duty, two-wheel drive (2WD) front axle and cab
2WD front axle and cab on 41- to 55.9-kW (55- to 75-hp) 5E Tractors 2WD front axle and cab on 41- to 55.9-kW (55- to 75-hp) 5E Tractors

Made of heavy-duty steel for added reliability, the 2WD front axle is adjustable in 50.8-mm (2-in.) increments to adapt to a wide variety of applications. 

  • The front axle provides 10 degrees of axle oscillation, allowing the axle to follow uneven terrain for a consistent performance, comfortable ride, and reduced stress and maintenance costs on axle spindles.
  • A 55-degree turn angle provides excellent maneuverability for high-torque tasks in tight spaces.
  • The steering cylinder is bolted directly to the rear of the front axle, so the axle housing protects the steering cylinder from potential punctures created by rough terrain, rocky soil conditions, or thick crop material.


Broadening the 5E 3-Cylinder Tractor product lineup to offer a 2WD front axle in a cab configuration provides you with the well-known benefits of the 5E 3-Cylinder Tractors in conjunction with the ability to stay out of the elements and have the tighter turning radius that 2WD front axles provide.

2WD front axle 2WD front axle
Intuitive controls to aide in simple operation
Adding ease to operation
Enhanced operator controls Enhanced operator controls

Operator comfort is important regardless of the application. Improving the 5E 3-Cylinder Tractor models, the hand throttle has been relocated to the right-hand console. This is 30.5 cm (12-in.) closer to the operator and within easy reach versus the previous location on the center-hand console. Operators may also notice the additional legroom provided by the repositioned loader controls, providing a more enjoyable experience.

9F/3R SyncShuttle™ transmission - An easy-to-use transmission which saves time and effort
Nine forward and three reverse speeds with in-line synchronized shuttle shifting

The SyncShuttle transmission is designed to match the excellent power and torque characteristics of the John Deere PowerTech™ engines. Transmission durability is enhanced with the pressure-lubricated top shaft, allowing an operator to achieve performance from one working season to the next. Additionally, this in-base transmission is configured with fixed draft links, single-speed power take-off (PTO) and mechanical PTO engagement.


The transmission is characterized as full top shaft synchronized (TSS) when forward shifting on-the-go between speeds, and is characterized a synchronized while depressing the clutch.


2100 engine rpm
  Tire 0.671 RR
Gear Rear Wheel Speed Ground Speed
  rpm km/h
A1 9.1 2.3
A2 12.4 3.1
A3 17.0 4.3
A Rev -13.5 -3.4
B1 23.1 5.8
B2 31.4 7.9
B3 43.2 10.9
B Rev -34.2 -8.6
C1 58.9 14.9
C2 80.3 20.3
C3 110.3 27.9
C Rev -87.3 -22.1


Creeper available for R2 and R4 as field installed kit with following speeds in km/h.

Creeper 1 0.40
Creeper 2 0.54
Creeper 3 0.75
Creeper Rev -0.59
Easy and comfortable shifting
Operator-friendly transmission controls with hand throttle Operator-friendly transmission controls with hand throttle
Synchronized shifting in all forward and reverse gears Synchronized shifting in all forward and reverse gears
Range selection pattern Range selection pattern

Nine forward and three reverse (9F/3R) speeds are achieved by using two platform-mounted levers for shift operation. The gear lever at the operator's right hand selects one of three forward gears and one reverse gear, as well as the integrated park position. The range lever at the operator's left hand selects collar-shift A, B, and C ranges.

Operators can easily switch directions without having to completely stop the tractor with synchronized, in-line, shuttle-shift capability between forward and reverse gears on the gear-shift lever in all three ranges (A, B, and C ranges).

A neutral start switch requires the gear-shift lever be in the neutral or park positions to start the engine.

A positive park pawl on the transmission provides positive park and eliminates the need for a hand brake. This also eliminates clutch service costs that occur when the park brake is accidentally left engaged.

12F/12R PowrReverser™ transmission is ideal for demanding applications
Electrohydraulic reverser lever Electrohydraulic reverser lever

The John Deere-built PowrReverser transmission provides 12 forward and 12 reverse gears for operators requiring additional flexibility for multiple applications. It comes standard with shiftable 540/540 Economy power take-off (PTO) and electronically activated, telescoping draft links. This transmission is ideal for operators using their tractors to perform in versatile applications.


Hydraulic wet forward and reverse clutches maximize durability and will outlast the life of any dry clutch. When tractors are run by multiple operators with a variety of experience levels, a wet clutch is the best way to maintain transmission integrity and performance while decreasing clutch replacement costs.


The gear lever selects one of four speeds, all synchronized shifts for on-the-go shifting with the use of the clutch. The range lever selects collar-shift A, B, and C ranges, which are not synchronized.


Maximum productivity is achieved with hydraulic PowerShift between forward and reverse and is ideal for loader and rear-blade applications that require frequent directional switches in tight spaces. Excellent modulation allows the operator to shift the direction lever from neutral to forward or reverse, forward to reverse, reverse to forward, or to neutral from forward or reverse.


Operators can accomplish all these directional changes without sacrificing comfort or having to depress the clutch pedal. The speed of directional changes can be adjusted to the operator's preference or application demands with the field-installed infinitely-variable control kit.


The PowrReverser transmission also allows the operator to steer and shift direction with the left hand, freeing the right hand to operate other tractor controls, such as the loader, rear implements, or hand throttle.

5075E 5075E

Constant-mesh, helical-cut gears provide quieter operation and excellent reliability while the pressure-lubricated top shaft adds to the transmission durability. Fully enclosed, rigid shift linkages for short throw and crisp shifts enable all operators to clearly know in what range and gear they are operating.


Positive park pawl on the transmission provides positive park and eliminates the need for a hand brake.


This also eliminates clutch service costs that occur when the park brake is accidentally left engaged. A neutral start switch requires the directional lever to be in the neutral position to start the engine.

Configurations available
  • 5055E-5075E: two-wheel drive (2WD)/four-wheel drive (4WD) in both open operator station (OOS) and cab models
    • 9F/3R and 12F/12R transmission offerings
    • Loader compatibility: 512 or 520M Loader

NOTE: Loader prep package from the factory will be for the 520M Loader only.

Speed chart
Gear Total ratio Speed
A1 337.841 1.62 km/h (1 mph)
A2 249.499 2.19 km/h (1.36 mph)
A3 184.589 2.96 km/h (1.84 mph)
A4 139.094 3.93 km/h (2.44 mph)
B1 117.21 4.66 km/h (2.89 mph)
B2 86.561 6.31 km/h (3.92 mph)
B3 64.041 8.53 km/h (5.3 mph)
B4 48.257 11.32 km/h (7.04 mph)
C1 40.541 13.47 km/h (8.37 mph)
C2 29.94 18.25 km/h (11.34 mph)
C3 22.151 24.66 km/h (15.32 mph)
C4 16.691 32.73 km/h (20.34 mph)


NOTE: 16.9x30 tire, 0.69-m (2.26-ft) tire radius, 2100 engine rpm.

Save fuel, reduce noise, and increase engine life in power take-off (PTO) applications with the 540/540 economy PTO
Shiftable 540/540 economy PTO (5E) for cab tractors Shiftable 540/540 economy PTO (5E) for cab tractors
Shiftable 540/540 economy PTO (5E) for open operator station (OOS) tractors Shiftable 540/540 economy PTO (5E) for open operator station (OOS) tractors

The 540 economy PTO option comes in base equipment with the 12F/12R PowrReverser™ transmission.


The 540/540 economy PTO allows operators to select the engine rpm for reduced fuel consumption, reduced noise levels, reduced vibration, and less wear and tear on the engine, while at the same time keeping the proper 540 rpm at the PTO.


The economy PTO provides 540 rpm to the PTO at 1600 engine rpm. The 540 economy mode is ideal for any PTO application, from running a mower-conditioner to a baler or a cutter, where full engine horsepower is not required.


Operating at lower engine rpm decreases fuel costs up to 30 percent and provides additional productivity by improving the operating experience through enhanced operator comfort from reduced noise and vibration.


A lever 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 requiring maximum PTO power, the PTO shift lever is placed in the 540 position, the PTO is engaged, and the engine is run at a rated speed of 2100 rpm. This selection gives 540 rpm to the PTO shaft and delivers the fully advertised horsepower at rated engine speed.


When the cab tractor is in economy PTO mode, the engine is electronically limited to 1600 rpm, preventing accidental over speeding of PTO implements and protecting against binding the PTO shaft.


This interlock also prevents accidental shifting of the PTO selector lever at engine speeds above 1600 rpm, which would lead to downtime for fixing implements or drivetrain components.

Specs & Compare


Key Specs

Current Model
Engine descriptionJohn Deere PowerTech 3029
Engine displacement3 cylinders: 2.9 L
179 cu in.
Rated engine powerAt 2100 rpm: 44.4 kW
59 hp
Maximum engine power
Rated PTO power (hp SAE)At 2100 rpm
Cab 30.6 kW (41 PTO hp)
Maximum PTO power@ 1800 RPM:
Cab - 33.6kw (45hp)
Open Station - 35.8KW (48hp)
Transmission typeStandard: 9F/3R SyncShuttle
Optional: 12F/12R PowrReverser
Hydraulic pump rated output66.1 L/min
17.5 gpm
Rear hitch category (SAE designation)Category 2; convertible to 1
Base machine weight
Maximum engine power PS (hp ISO) at max engine speed (EU 2016/1628)
Rated engine power PS (hp ISO) at rated engine speed (EU 2016/1628)

Engine specifications

DescriptionJohn Deere PowerTech 3029
Engine type
Engine familyLJDXL02.9318
Rated speed
Cylinders linersWet sleeved
Emission level
After treatment type
Displacement3 cylinders: 2.9 L
179 cu in.

Engine performance

Rated powerAt 2100 rpm: 44.4 kW
59 hp
Rated PTO power (hp SAE)At 2100 rpm:
Cab - 30.6 kW (41 PTO hp)
Maximum PTO power@ 1800 RPM:
Cab - 33.6kw (45hp)
Open Station - 35.8KW (48hp)
Intelligent Power Management (IPM)
Power boost
Maximum engine power
Engine peak torque
Drawbar power
PTO torque rise
Fuel injection system and control
Air cleaner type
Maximum engine power PS (hp ISO) at max engine speed (EU 2016/1628)
Rated engine power PS (hp ISO) at rated engine speed (EU 2016/1628)


TypeStandard: 9F/3R SyncShuttle
Optional: 12F/12R PowrReverser
Clutch; wet/dryDry on 9F/3R SyncShuttle
Wet on 12F/12R PowrReverser
CreeperOptional on 9F/3R Transmission models

Hydraulic system

TypeOpen Center
Pump rated outputStandard: 66.1 L/min
17.5 gpm
Available flow at a single rear SCV43.4 L/min
11.5 gpm
Available flow at front SCVs
Number of rear selective control valves (SCVs)Standard: 1
Optional: 2
Number of mid selective control valves (SCVs)Standard: 0
Optional: 2
Number of front selective control valves (SCVs)
Joystick SCV control2WD: FIK
MFWD: Standard
Auxiliary hydraulic features
SCV control

Rear hitch

Hitch draft control load sense typeMechanical
Remote control valves availableStandard: 1
Optional: 2
Hitch category (SAE designation)Category 2; convertible to 1
Maximum lift capacity behind lift pointsOECD hitch lift cap at 24 behind: 3192 lb
1448 kg
Lift capacity at standard frame
Sensing typeTop link
Rear axle differential lock


Drawbar category
Maximum vertical load

Rear power take-off (PTO)

TypeStandard: Independent 540
Optional: Independent 540E (12x12)
Engine rpm (at rated PTO speeds)540 at 2100 rpm
Economy PTO speeds
Reverse PTO speeds
Multispeed PTO option availability
Ground speed PTO option availability
PTO actuationMechanical (lever on 9x3)
Electrohydraulic with wet clutch (12x12)

Front hitch

Electric power
Standard lift capacity
Front power take-off (PTO)
PTO speed

Rear axle

Final drive typePlanetary
Differential controlsMechanical (pedal)
Axle typeFlanged
Brakes, type and controlHydraulic wet disc
Rear differential lock
Load rating

Front axle

Front axle differential lock
Load rating


Rear2WD: 14.9-28 R1
MFWD: 14.9-28 R1
Wheel tread range
Turning radius with brakes2WD: 3.1 m
10.2 ft
MFWD: 3.94 m
12.9 ft
Turning radius without brakes2WD: 3.5 m
11.5 ft
MFWD: 4.65 m
15.3 ft
Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS)


Tread spacing
Drive type
Track width



Primary brake (foot brake)
Secondary brake
Park lock
MFWD braking
Front axle brakes
Auxiliary brakes
Hydraulic trailer brakes
Pneumatic trailer brakes

Electrical system

Alternator size
Battery options
Working lights
Type of bulb in headlight (Halogen, Zenon, LED)
Type of bulb in beacon (Halogen, Zenon, LED)
dB(A) rating for backup alarm
Total cold cranking amps

Operator station

Rollover protective structure, OOSRigid - foldable - telescopic
Foldable, 2-post
Platform - flat/straddle
Gearshift location - console/floor
Floor, on the side
Cab suspension
Instructional seat
Inner cab volume
dB(A) rating
Cab glass area
Safety glass rating
Front visibility


Wheelbase2WD and MFWD: 2050 mm
80.7 in.
Overall width
Overall length3639 mm
143.3 in.
Overall height
Drawbar clearance
Front axle center
Approximate shipping weight, Open;Cab2WD OOS: 2470 kg
5445 lb
2WD Cab: 2939 kg
6480 lb
MFWD Open: 2685 kg
5919 lb
MFWD Cab: 3040 kg
6702 lb


Base machine weight
Maximum ballast level
Maximum permissible weight


Crankcase oil volume
Fuel tankStandard: 72.5 L
19 U.S. gal.
Cab: 82 L
21 U.S. gal.
Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank
Cooling system
Transmission-hydraulic system


Interval for engine oil change
Interval for hydraulic/transmission oil change
Interval for engine coolant change


Lift capacity at full height
Maximum lift height
Leveling type

Precision AG

Remote diagnostics


AutoTrac ready
ISOBUS ready
CommandCenter video inputs
Side slope rating
Uphill/downhill slope rating
Country of manufactureSub assembly in Pune, India, Final assembly in Augusta, GA

Additional information

Offers & Discounts

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Location: Mobile Alabama
Length of Ownership: 6months
Usage: Weekly
Upgraded from a 4 series and blown away!

I traded my 4052M in for 5055E after I ran into trouble on my small 40 acre plot in south Alabama. The 4052M just didn't have enough ground clearance which led to several breakdowns breaking electrical and hydro lines hitting stumps and brush. I have to say I am blown away at the 5055E with only 8 more engine horse power than the 4052M it feels like double the tractor! The pulling power, the loader power, PTO power, the transmission, the ground clearance, and the strength of the front axle really set this thing apart from other tractors in its class. I know the E series is the economy class but it really doesn't feel like it. John Deere has really improved the E series over the years this thing feels and operates like a more refined tractor than an economy model. If your worried about the E series being an low end model (I was skeptical at first) don't be as the 2020 model 5055E will not disappoint. I even let a good friend and neighbor use it for the afternoon and the first thing he said when he brought it back was " wow this is a strong tractor ". Certainly recommend!

Location: illinois
Length of Ownership: 6months
Usage: Weekly
Nothing but troubles since I purchased it

2018 5055e purchased with 200 hrs. New loader scratched and bent from being chained down during shipping. Hydraulics won't lift what my 4 series did. Deere says Hydraulics need adjustment. Power steering vibrates when turning the wheel. Deere says its normal. AC blows warm air. Deere says check filters maybe too warm out. Fuel tank started leaking. Ordered new. New tank has no spots to attach grouns. Deere said tap to frame. New tank has the wrong size (too small) Fuel attachment. Deere says nothing they can do but put in a reduction fitting to attach fuel line. Starts very hard. Deere says its normal. 80 degrees now can't wait till winter. Biggest piece of junk I've ever owned.


  • comfortable and nice looking

  • mechanical nightmare. unorganized company

Location: Ashville OH
Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger
Usage: Weekly

Purchased mine 5 years ago and have been very pleased. Lots of power for mowing, tilling or post hole digging. Great maneuverability and easy controls. Just the right size for a lot of jobs and excellent value.

Location: Loudon tn
Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger
Usage: Daily
Superb utility tractor!

This tractor has surpassed my expectations (and I had very high ones). Whether doing mowing of dense tall field grasses or the severe clearing of wooded areas of 3” saplings (with a 6 ft Woods 720X), loading wet 5x5 bales, or the bucket filled with soil or gravel, this green beast never sweats. It’s very rare I that ever have to exceed 1600 rpm (with the ePTO), and the versatile 12 speed power reverser is just simply sweet! Absolutely no regrets, no remorse, totally satisfied with both the tractor and my dealer, would buy again in a heartbeat.


  • strong
  • easy operation
  • comfortable
  • economical

  • none

Location: Northern Ky
Length of Ownership: 3months
Usage: Weekly
More tractor than I anticipated

Have hill farm in Northern Ky. Have livestock and use for bush hog and hay work. Tractor handles disc mower much better than I anticipated. Heck of a tractor for the money and very fuel efficient. Dealer was spectacular. Thank you John Deere

Length of Ownership:
Really Value for Money

I recommend this to my friends and family its really good product from John Deere.

Location: Newberry, SC
Length of Ownership: 6months
Usage: Weekly
Excellent Tractor

The 5055E was bought new and has been owned for a few months. So far, the tractor has more than exceeded my expectations. It is used for bush-hogging (5-footer), Plowing (20-disk large harrow) and various other farm requirements. This tractor more than holds its own and above all, the ease of use is outstanding.


  • noise level quick starts pricing and torque powe

Location: Van Wert, IA 50262, USA
Length of Ownership: 1week
Usage: Daily
I can't be any happier

This tractor has everything you could ask for the diesel motor purrs and uses no fuel hardly. And the loader is the best on this also lots of power and tractor is just the best thing you are gonna buy for the money. Agrivision was the greatest to work with also. Bailey is a good sales lady.


  • fuel consumption
  • power
  • comfortable to ride on
  • motor just purrs
  • easy to use
  • agrivision was good to work with
  • price

  • nothing bad from me

Location: Virginia, USA
Length of Ownership: 6months
Usage: Weekly
Handy tractor for small beef cattle operation

I use this tractor for tedding, raking, moving hay wagons and loading cattle manure and poultry litter. Also use this tractor to run small square hay baler. Very pleased so far. No problems.

Location: Iowa, USA
Length of Ownership: 6months
Usage: Weekly
Great for the money big rebate

Bought new June 2015. I use for wildlife food plots pull 12 ft disk, 4 row corn planter, 8 ft finish mower for 10 acre horse pasture this tractor works great! I got the ajustable 3pt arms these are amazing. Four wheel drive and turbo diesel are great when conditions get tuff. Zero problems!!!!!



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