Boost utility tractor productivity with AutoTrac™ guidance
5R Tractors can be ordered with AutoTrac integrated in the tractor display.
AutoTrac is a great solution if you are looking for a lower-cost integrated guidance system for your utility tractor. For the straight track only feature, you will no longer need an additional display or display activation. When a 5R Utility Tractor is ordered with AutoTrac Ready (code 1803), the AutoTrac screen is included; all you need to add is a StarFire™ 6000 Receiver (code 1840).
Benefits of AutoTrac on the tractor display:
5R Tractors can also be factory equipped with a 4240 Universal Display (code 8076) that transitions AutoTrac guidance from the tractor display to the Gen 4 4240 Universal Display for additional capabilities:
NOTE: Once the 4240 is disconnected, the tractor display will be re-activated.
Utility tractor users often work in challenging environments, including in and around barns, fields, or livestock areas. Maneuverability is a priority as space can be limited at times. Implementing the single-piece mid-frame designs and the structural oil pan enabled the wheelbase of the 5R to shrink by 100 mm (4 in.) when compared to the Final Tier 4 (FT4) 5M Tractors.
The shortened 2250-mm (88.6-in.) wheelbase provides best-in-class turning with a 12.1 turning radius without the use of turning brakes. This calculation uses 13.6R24 front tires, which provide 58 degrees of turning angle and a full 10 degrees of axle oscillation.
CommandQuad™ Manual transmission provides fully electronic range and gear shifting
CommandQuad Manual transmission is base equipment on 5090R, 5100R, 5115R, and 5125R Tractors
The CommandQuad Manual transmission expands the proven reliability of the PowrReverser™ transmission with a 4-range, 4-speed transmission that enhances operator convenience and productivity through fully electronic manual range and gear shifting. The CommandQuad Manual uses the same final drives, rear axle, and differential as the already proven 5M PowrReverser transmissions. Rather than using mechanical synchronizers, the CommandQuad Manual utilizes powershift clutches. Also, electrohydraulic cylinders move the shift rails instead of a mechanical lever. This provides excellent ease of use and more efficient operation.
The CommandQuad Manual transmission is equipped with 16 forward and 16 reverse (16F/16R) speeds, a left-hand reverser, and four powershiftable gears in four fully synchronized ranges. The CommandQuad Manual transmission also comes with open centered hydraulics in base equipment, with the ability to option up to pressure and flow compensating (PFC) hydraulics from the factory. The base CommandQuad Manual transmission operates at speeds as slow as 1.9 kph (1.18 mph) with rolling circumference index (RCI) group 44 rear tires, and speeds up to 40 kph (25 mph).
For even slower speed options, a creeper is available as a factory-installed option (requires PFC hydraulics).
CommandQuad ground speed chart
CommandQuad with creeper ground speed chart
Operating the CommandQuad Manual transmission
A single control lever, similar to the control used on the DirectDrive™ on 6R and CommandQuad™ on 7R, features an ergonomically designed and intuitive operator interface. This control lever provides manual gear and range change selection. This base transmission, although similar in operation to the optional Command8™ transmission, does not offer any automatic shifting capabilities.
Once the tractor is started, the operator selects a range by pressing one of the lettered range buttons on the right-hand console. The operator has five different selections to choose from - A, B, C, and two multi-range modes (BCD and CD). When a range with a single letter is selected, gear shifting is allowed within the specified range. When a range with multiple letters is selected, operators can shift between the designated ranges simply by using the toggle lever.
The gear within the range can be selected by using the transmission control toggle lever to electronically shift to a desired gear. After setting the desired throttle position, the operator can move the left-hand reverser to the forward or reverse position to start movement. The operator can shift up or down through the gears in the selected range(s) as needed.
The operator has the ability to shift through speeds and ranges without clutching by moving the toggle lever forward, toward the + indicator, or backward, toward the - indicator. A single movement of the toggle lever changes one gear at a time. Holding the toggle lever in either direction increases accelerates gear changes throughout the range at a faster pace.
When in a multi-range mode, a simple double toggle of the lever moves to the next range.
Independent programmable forward/reverse ratio
This feature is helpful in cyclical operations, such as loader work, where the operator wants to control the forward speed as a ratio of the reverse speed.
In manual mode, the tractor automatically selects a gear closest to the ratio desired by the operator. In auto mode, the tractor would adjust the set speed in the opposite direction. Ratios can be programmed up to 100 percent faster than the forward speed or up to 80 percent slower than the forward speed within the cornerpost display. This is adjustable in 20 percent increments (forward speed x 0.20, 0.40, 0.60, 0.80, 1.00, 1.20, 1.40, 1.60, 1.80, 2.00).
Another selection is independent; in this mode the tractor remembers the last forward and reverse gear setting. Once the gear is manually changed in the reverse direction, the gear will automatically go back to the last gear when changing directions. If the gear is not manually changed when in reverse direction, then the forward gear and reverse gear will remain the same when changing directions.
While the maximum forward ground speed is 40 km/h (25 mph), the maximum reverse speed is 30 km/h (18.6 mph).
The electronic left-hand reverser is standard with all CommandQuad Manual transmissions and provides neutral-to-gear modulation, which allows a quick, convenient, and smooth forward-reverse shuttle shifting at any speed. The shifter must be lifted from either park or neutral position to forward or reverse to activate. The parking brake is also electronically controlled through the left-hand reverser.
The left-hand reverser is a great feature for loader tractors. The operator's left hand can control easily tractor direction while the right hand manages the loader joystick and speed changes.
Similar to the 5M Utility Tractors, which offer a PowrReverser modulation dial to set aggressiveness of change in direction, all 5R Utility Tractors also offer PowrReverser modulation. Rather than a physical dial, the aggressiveness can be set through the cornerpost display. Settings can be set from 1 to 10, with 1 being the least aggressive direction change and 10 being the most aggressive direction change. A setting of 10 is popular for loader bucket applications where quicker directional changes are acceptable and more productivity is desired. Less aggressive modulation settings are ideal where smoother directional changes are required, such as bale stacking and pallet fork activities.
Foot pedal lock
Similar to cruise control in a car, the foot pedal lock allows the operator to set a constant speed using the foot pedal. The switch to engage foot pedal lock is also located on the right-hand throttle control. To operate the feature, the hand throttle must be on the low throttle position. Use the foot throttle to increase the tractor to the desired travel speed, and then press the button to engage the foot pedal lock. When releasing the foot throttle, the tractor will then maintain the speed selected. It can be disengaged by either tapping the brakes, or moving the left hand reverser control to neutral or park.
Standard advanced features of the CommandQuad Manual transmission
With AutoClutch, which is standard on all 5R Utility Tractors, the operator no longer has to use the clutch to control braking and re-engagement of the tractor if so desired. The clutch pedal is still on the tractor for those operators that still prefer to manually foot clutch. This provides the ultimate in ease of use.
AutoClutch allows the operator to bring the tractor to a complete stop without clutching, while at the same time does not overload the engine. It also provides the ability to inch or creep the tractor forward or reverse on a level surface or incline. And it provides the ability to accelerate the vehicle back to normal speed when releasing the brake.
The operator can set the sensitivity setting of the AutoClutch system in the cornerpost display. There are three modes available:
Low sensitivity would be typically used in transport applications with a towed implement. The low sensitivity ensures that the tractor and implement are stretched for better traction control.
When shifting ranges in a multi-range mode (BCD, CD), the transmission will shift to a gear that most closely matches the speed in the range from which the operator is shifting from, which improves operator comfort by making a smoother transition into a new range. There are two types of speed matching, passive and active.
With passive speed matching, when shifting to a new range, the tractor shifts to a selected fixed gear in the new range based on transmission ratios. For example, when shifting from C4 to D range, instead of shifting into D4 when the range is changed to D like a mechanically controlled transmission would do, the transmission shifts to a preset range and gear within range D. This most closely matches the transmission ratio from which the operator is coming from.
Active speed matching shifts up or down based on wheel speed during range shifts. This minimizes acceleration or deceleration when the clutch re-engages after a range shift and keeps a more consistent ground speed, improving operator comfort.
Start gear selection
Starting within gear 1 within every range has a negative impact on productivity. To minimize the amount of shifting required by the operator in many applications, start gears can be programmed by the operator when operating in any of the two multi-range modes.
In range CD, any start gear can be programmed into the cornerpost display between C1 and D1. In range BCD, any start gear can be programmed between B1 and D1. Let’s say that an operator programs B4 as the start gear for BCD range. Anytime the operator selects BCD mode by pressing that particular range button, the tractor will automatically begin in gear B4. The operator can of course shift to any range and gear between B1 and D4 from there, but the starting point will be what the operator has programmed. This results in less shifting and more productivity.
Within the fixed ranges (A, B, C), the preset start gears are A4, B4, and C4. These cannot be altered by the operator through the cornerpost display.
Premium cab with high visibility panorama roof for the ultimate operating experience
The premium cab is designed to provide superior visibility for the ultimate operating experience, especially in front loader applications. This cab includes all of the features of the standard cab operator station plus much more. Some of the key features include:
Featuring a single-piece front windshield, forward facing visibility has improved by 7 percent for easier loader attachment hookups and easier following of rows in vegetable and other row-crop applications. Upward visibility has improved 80 percent with the panorama roof in the premium cab, providing for easier bale stacking, pallet stacking, and dumping loads into walled trailers.
For improved ease of use and visibility in both sunny and adverse weather conditions, the premium cab comes standard with several tools to help get the job done. To shield the operator from the sun on bright days, an easy-to-use sliding overhead sunshade with an integrated front pull-down shade is provided. To provide additional visibility in adverse conditions, such as rain or fog, the premium cab comes standard with a factory-installed rear window wiper, and exhaust vents built into the back of the front-mounted speakers.
Sound and radio
Standard factory-installed radio is Bluetooth ready and has satellite capability. The premium cab also offers a deluxe sounds system with front-corner- mounted speakers and a subwoofer behind the seat for enhanced sound performance. The satellite radio capability feature makes it easy for operators to connect the sound system to SiriusXM® radio. The premium cab comes with a Bosch® deluxe radio, and offers both an auxiliary and a USB port to connect custom electronic devices. Using the Bluetooth feature, customers are able to connect to their phones to the radio providing wireless connectivity. Integrated into this deluxe sound system is an additional interior cab light in the bottom of the left-corner-mounted speaker.
Bluetooth is a trademark of Bluetooth SIG Incorporated. Bosch is a trademark of Robert Bosch GmbH. Sirius XM is a trademark of Sirius XM Radio Inc.
Improve operator comfort with integrated loader joystick controls
There are two types of loader joysticks available on 5R Tractors: mechanical and electrohydraulic. Whether you select the CommandQuad™ Manual, CommandQuad™ Auto, or Command8™ transmission, gear shifting and directional change is included as base equipment on any 5R Tractor that is equipped with mid selective control valves (SCVs).
Operating a loader tractor has never been easier. Either joystick option makes loader operation extremely comfortable during long days of moving hay bales, stacking pallets, or general loader work.
5R Tractors with the CommandARM™ console and electrohydraulic mid SCVs have reassignable joystick functionality. See detailed features for additional information.
Take command of the 5R Tractor with the optional CommandARM console. Bring the functionality of selective control valves (SCVs), power take-off (PTO) engagement, hitch adjustment, and loader controls to one common place while still having the functionality to swivel the seat. Integrating large tractor technology into the 5R Series, operators will notice common features such as easily identifiable SCVs with color coding as well as the PTO engagement switch.
CommandARM provides individual access to the most frequently used controls.
Maximum fluid efficiency with Final Tier 4 (FT4) engines
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Agency (EPA) and Environment Canada requires all off-road diesel engines with 18.6 kW (25 hp) or more to meet stringent FT4 emissions regulations. John Deere uses the most efficient and cost-effective solution for the tractor package to meet emissions requirements at each horsepower level.
The engine powering the 5R is EPA certified Tier Level 4. This is achieved through a combination of a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) using diesel exhaust fluid (DEF, or urea).
Several defining features on the 5R maximize the performance and reliability of the emissions package. A completely shielded DOC/SCR not only protects essential components from damage, it also keeps out dirt and debris. The well-packaged and tightly organized circulation system means there is more room to work around the tractor.
Key components of the emissions system include:
John Deere has chosen to utilize an DOC to reduce NOx to create less particulate matter. By no longer including a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and increased efficiencies in other areas of the tractor, the result is improved total fluid economy (diesel and DEF) and a lower cost to the producer.
The engine is programmed to aggressively respond to changes in power needs, which can temporarily increase particulate matter. Since the DOC removes particulate matter instead of the engine, the engine is left free to do what it is designed to do – deliver all of the power, torque, plus transient response needed.
DEF is an ISO 22241 standard aqueous urea solution consisting of 32.5 percent urea and has a freezing point of -11°C (12°F). A 11.4-L (3-gal.) heated DEF tank used in conjunction with a 143.8-L (38-gal.) fuel tank keeps the operator in the field longer. A DEF tank heater is integrated with a temperature sensor, and plumbed engine coolant lines are used to promote thawing and prevent freezing in the tank during cold operation.
To reduce the NOx, DEF is injected into the exhaust stream. When the exhaust gases combine with the DEF in the SCR catalyst, the NOx is broken down into nitrogen and water vapor.
The PowerTech PWL 4.5L utilizes one turbocharger — a fixed geometry, wastegate turbocharger. Fresh air is first drawn into the low-pressure fixed geometry, wastegate turbocharger, and compressed to a higher pressure. The compressed air is then routed to the charge air cooler and then to the intake manifold.
Benefits of air-to-air aftercooling
Combustion process with externally cooled EGR
A restrained, cooler combustion is realized, since the typical hot combustion process, which is generated by an oxygen surplus, is dampened by the inert exhaust gases. Hence, NOx emissions are reduced.
The electronic control unit (ECU) controlled supply module draws DEF from the storage tank 11.4 L (3-gal.) and provides a pressurized flow to the dosing module. When the ignition key is off, the supply module pump will reverse direction to return any accumulated fluid back to the tank. The supply module is also fitted with a replaceable filter to prevent contaminants from entering the dosing lines. Both the supply module and dosing lines are electrically heated and controlled by the ECU to determine when DEF dosing can begin.
The dosing module is cooled by engine coolant and used to inject DEF at a pressure of 130 psi (900 kPa, 9 bar) into the decomposition tube. A harness is connected to the dosing valve that relays the needed DEF to inject based upon the amount of NOx exiting the DOC measured from the NOx tube sensor.
The decomposition tube is the internal mixing device used to circulate DEF with engine exhaust prior to entering the SCR/AOC after-treatment device.
Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR)
EGR reduces the high temperatures where these compounds are formed in the engine cylinders by replacing excess oxygen with a prescribed amount of cooled exhaust gas.
Exhaust gases contain more carbon dioxide than oxygen. The EGR valve, in conjunction with the venturi tube, and engine control unit (ECU), allow a controlled amount of exhaust gas to enter the intake manifold to mix with the incoming fresh air.
Replacing excess oxygen with cooled exhaust gas leads to:
In addition, EGR allows for:
For added performance and efficiency, the engine passes the exhaust gases through an EGR cooler before it enters the engine.
Exhaust airflow enters into the EGR cooler from the exhaust manifold near the turbocharger. Based on engine load, air temperatures, and rpm, the ECU opens or closes the EGR valve, allowing a measured percentage of exhaust gas to enter the intake manifold. The gases mix with the rest of the incoming air from the turbocharger and aftercooler before entering the cylinders.
Power bulge and torque reserve pull through the tough spots
Putting more power to the ground translates to increased productivity in demanding conditions. Simply put, torque is the useable power that can be achieved. More torque leads to more lugging ability which helps the operator be more productive.
5R Final Tier 4 (FT4) engines feature up to an 8 percent power bulge when put under load. The power bulge feature of the electronically controlled engine delivers additional horsepower as engine rpm drops below rated speed. Additionally, a 36 percent torque rise provides the force that maintains horsepower as engine rpm drops below rated speed.
When the tractor is under load, power bulge and torque rise work together to get through the tough spots and reduce the need to downshift. Horsepower and torque are mathematically related.
As rpm drops, the only way to maintain or increase horsepower is to provide additional torque. The output horsepower is greater than or equal to rated horsepower as the engine is pulled down to 1750 rpm.
The peak torque rise also occurs near the rated economy power take-off (EPTO) speed for enhanced performance when operating in 540E power take-off (PTO).
NOTE: 5RH – 5115 hp only.
Intuitive digital cornerpost display
The digital cornerpost display features state-of-the-art electronic instrumentation and blends well with the narrow right-hand cab post. This intuitive design eliminates the instrument cluster once surrounding the steering column while increasing forward facing visibility. In addition to displaying machine information, the cornerpost display also serves as the primary interface between the tractor and operator when adjusting hitch, transmission, hydraulic, and engine settings.
Information included in the display:
Interaction with the cornerpost display is primarily controlled with a button module mounted at the front of the right-hand upholstery. On the left side in green are a check mark button used to select items, a left arrow button that serves as a back button, and a menu button. The black wheel in the center is used for toggling within screens or adjusting settings.
To the right of the scroll wheel are hot buttons for frequently controlled settings, including draft control, hitch raise height, hitch drop rate, engine settings, transmission settings, and hydraulic settings. These buttons serve as shortcuts to make adjusting more common settings quicker and easier to access.
Cab suspension provides premium comfort
For operators wanting superior comfort and smoother driving, mechanical cab suspension is available for the 5R Series Tractors. The mechanical cab suspension reduces operator fatigue and improves comfort, especially when operating long hours in uneven fields. While offering a smoother ride, this factory-installed option also reduces noise and vibrations inside the cab from the engine, transmission, chassis, and implements one may be operating.
The cab rests on two rubber isolators at the front and two fully integrated shock absorbers at the rear which dampen the vibrations coming through the frame. The system provides stability to monitors in the cab helping to keep them in your viewing area.