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Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Which 50 HP Tractor is right for you

Choosing the Perfect John Deere 50-Horsepower Tractor: A Comprehensive Guide | Heritage Tractor

John Deere, a trusted name in the agricultural industry for decades, offers several durable and reliable 50-horsepower models. One of the many advantages of Deere’s 4 and 5 Family tractors is versatility. These tractors are small enough to be easily stored in your garage or barn while still large enough to assist in farming and landscaping operations as well as everyday chores around your property.

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Understand Your Needs

Before diving into the world of tractor models and features, it's crucial to have a clear understanding of the tasks you intend to perform with your tractor. Are you planning to use it for mowing, tilling, plowing, hauling, or a combination of these tasks? Different attachments and features may be more suitable for certain jobs. Read our blog to learn how you can best make your tractor work for you.

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Explore Model Options

John Deere offers a range of 50-horsepower tractors, each designed with unique features and capabilities. Here, we’ll take a closer look at what’s available.

4 Family

The 50-horsepower 4 Family models come standard with a Yanmar diesel engine, optional PowrReverser™ or eHydro Transmission and a Category 1, 3-point hitch compatible with iMatch™ Quick-Hitch. With easily accessible operator controls, these tractors are easier than ever to handle. Below, we’ll dig a little deeper into each tractor’s specifications. 



  • Open station
  • 2500 lb. lift capacity
  • Optional cruise control
  • 73-in. wheelbase
  • Optional cab configuration
  • 2500 lb. lift capacity
  • Standard cruise control
  • 73-in. wheelbase

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5 Family

The 50-horsepower models of the 5 Family are slightly larger and more powerful than those of the 4 Family. Each of these tractors comes equipped with a John Deere PowerTech™ 3029 diesel engine. Their Category-2 hitch is easily convertible to Category-1 and will be able to utilize every implement that the 4 Family can and more. 



  • Best-in-class visibility
  • 2WD, optional Mechanical Front Wheel Drive
  • 3192 lb. lift capacity
  • 80.7-in. wheelbase
  • 2WD, optional Mechanical Front Wheel Drive
  • 3192 lb. lift capacity
  • 80.7-in. wheelbase

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Reach Out to Heritage Tractor

Choosing the right John Deere 50-horsepower tractor involves careful consideration of your specific needs, preferences, and budget. Sometimes, knowing the specs isn’t enough, which is why we invite you to visit your nearest Heritage Tractor to take a look at these tractors for yourself. 

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