Regular service and maintenance are essential to the performance, productivity, and longevity of the tractor.
All items in the daily service schedule can be performed without the use of tools:
NOTE: Always refer to the operator’s manual for complete maintenance and service recommendations.
The PowrReverser transmission, available on 3033R and 3039R Tractors, 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.
The 12x12 PowrReverser transmission's hydraulically-actuated wet clutch takes the place of the dry-type traction clutch. Two multi-disk clutch packs (one forward and one reverse) are hydraulically actuated when the directional (reverser) lever is placed in either the forward or reverse position.
Each clutch pack consists of three large, 13-cm (5-in.) diameter clutch disks that are oil-cooled, allowing excellent heat dissipation and extended clutch life.
Key features of the PowrReverser are:
NOTE: 3R Tractors with PowrReverser ARE NOT compatible with mid PTO. They are not compatible from the factory or field installed.
One of the greatest operator 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 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Category 1 Standard S278.6 for quick-attach hitches.
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).
The bold styling of the tractor provides an attractive and functional appearance similar to that of the larger agricultural tractors. Benefits of this styling include:
The result gives the tractor a distinctive appearance and feel.
NOTE: If tractor is equipped with optional field-installed vertical exhaust, exhaust pipe must be removed before opening and closing the hood of the tractor.
John Deere ComfortGard cab tractors are some of the most comfortable, quiet, and easy-to-use cab tractors available anywhere. This premium solution was developed using extensive customer research and validation tools, and some of the most advanced design techniques available.
The following ComfortGard cab tractor models are available:
Cab tractors are designed for those operators who demand superior performance.
Whether doing loader work, front implement work (such as snow removal), 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.
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.
The 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 are well-protected from the elements with a high-performance climate-control system providing heating and air conditioning.
Several features are integrated into the design of the cab that deliver superior operator comfort and visibility. These features include:
Optional lighting includes:
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A deluxe cloth seat with retractable seat belt is in base equipment.
Two air-ride seat options are possible in 3R cab models. Both utilize the same suspension, which is designed to provide an air cushion for vertical-seat travel. This provides maximum operator comfort in any terrain. The two options are:
1. The optional factory-installed air-ride seat with a deluxe cloth two-piece seat with adjustable backrest and integrated armrests (for the 3046R only).
2. The optional field-installed air suspension kit that requires the existing standard seat to be re-used when installed.
NOTE: The deluxe two-piece seat top can be ordered through Parts for customers who desire it.
Key benefits include:
The base lighting package for cab tractors includes:
The Yanmar 3-cylinder, TNV series diesel engine features a high torque reserve that provides plenty of power under heavy loads.
This engine features lower levels of exhaust emissions and reduced noise levels. The engine meets all current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emission requirements for Final Tier 4 emission standards.
Gross engine hp*
Gross engine ps*
The 1.496-L, turbocharged, 3TNV86CT CR Yanmar diesel engine provides 38.2 hp to the 3039R Tractor.
Gross engine hp*
Gross engine ps*
*Engine hp (kW), gross SAE J1995: 38.7 (28.5) at 2600 rpm, PS
Displacement, in3 (L): 95.7 (1.568)
The 1.496-L, turbocharged, intercooled 3TNV86CHT CR Yanmar diesel engine provides 44.7 hp to the 3046R Tractor.
Gross engine hp*
Gross engine ps*
*Engine hp (kW), gross SAE J1995: 45.3 (33.34) at 2600 rpm, PS
Displacement, in3 (L): 91.3 (1.496)
The engine uses latest technologies to optimize fuel economy, improve control and accuracy, and reduces 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.
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:
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
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.
NOTE: When the tractor is in a filter cleaning process at low speed or while parked and running, the exhaust will be routed through the vertical exhaust outlet. In all other cases, the exhaust will be routed through the downward exhaust outlet. This ensures minimal heat impact to operator.
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Safety is designed into all 3R Series Tractors.
The operator's station is designed for easy entry to/exit from the tractor.
Conveniently placed pedals, as well as repositioned operator controls, provide for a clean and flat platform design, giving the operator plenty of legroom.
Key features of the operator's station include:
The 3R Series Tractor is available with an exclusive three-range electronic hydrostatic (eHydro) transmission.
Sauer-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 selecting both direction of travel and speed with a touch of the toe.
Key features of the eHydro transmission are:
Sauer-Danfoss eHydro transmission is used for reliable operation. Durability features include:
1) Large forged trunnion shaft with larger support bearings to reduce vibration and noise.
2) Center section made from durable cast aluminum, which is 10 percent stronger.
3) Transmission oil cooler cools transmission oil for longer transmission life.
Safety features of the eHydro transmission include:
John Deere's Twin Touch foot controls offer several key advantages over competitive hydrostatic transmission (HST) tractor models.
Key advantages over competitive HST tractor models:
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 of these features are standard on the 3R models, and deliver an easier and more comfortable user experience.
The 3R Series Tractors come equipped with the eThrottle function. This feature is designed make the tractor quieter and use less fuel. With the simple push of a button, the engine speed will be linked to the pedal position. The operator can keep the throttle essentially all the way in the low position. The engine rpms, as well as the tractor speed, will increase together with the pedal position. This provides the operator with comfort and convenience as well as fuel economy.
An automotive-style cruise control is standard equipment on the 3R Series Tractors. Cruise control is electronically engaged and disengaged and is located on the right-hand operator console.
LoadMatch is an industry exclusive and a standard feature on the 3R 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 minimize stalls.
Controls automatically adjust LoadMatch compensation depending on the tractors application. PTO applications require less engine speed fluctuation, therefore adjusts 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.
The MotionMatch, standard on the 3R Series Tractors, is located on the right-hand console. It offers seven settings for adjusting the rollout or decelerate when the pedal is released.
Longer accelerate and decelerate distances.
Shorter accelerate and decelerate distances.
SpeedMatch, standard on the 3R 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 preset 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.
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Compact Utility Tractor
|Engine power (gross)||28.5 kW|
|Power take-off (PTO) power||Gear four-wheel drive (4WD) - 23.6 kW|
Hydrostatic transmission (HST) 4WD - 23.2 kW
|Rated engine speed||2600 rpm|
|Injection pump type||High pressure common rail direct injection|
|Emissions compliance||Final Tier 4|
|Cylinders/displacement||3 / 1.57 L|
3 / 95.7 cu in.
|Number of cylinders||Three|
|Bore and stroke||86 x 90 mm|
3.4 x 3.54 in.
|Cooling system||Water pump|
|Air cleaner||Dry-type, two-stage dual element|
|Engine torque at rated speed||105 Nm|
|Fuel tank capacity||Rollover protective structure (ROPS): 51.1 L|
13.5 U.S. gal.
Cab: 44.7 L
11.8 U.S. gal.
|Battery size||500 CCA|
|Alternator (12-V)||75 amp|
|Starter size||1.4 kW|
|Type||High pressure common rail direct injection|
|Fuel consumption||9.1 L/hr|
|Standard transmission; forward/reverse||Gear 4WD / eHydro (electronic hydrostatic)|
|Optional transmission; forward/reverse|
|Transmission gear ranges||12F/12R PowrReverser (PRT)|
Infinitely variable - 3 range
|Final drive||Bull Gear|
|Brakes||Multi-plate wet disc|
|Steering||Hydrostatic power steering|
|Clutch disk diameter wet clutch|
|Drawbar maximum vertical load|
|Pump rated output||Steering|
|Pump type||Dual gear|
|Maximum operating pressure||172.4 bar|
|Draft control sensing||Position control|
|Remote control valves available||Up to four rear remotes|
|Lift capacity, 24-in. behind link arms||997.9 kg|
|Standard||Rear - 540 rpm|
|Optional||Mid - 2100 rpm|
|Brake (for mid and rear PTO)||Wet disc|
|Crankcase with filter||4.8 L|
|Transmission and hydraulic system||23.8 L|
6.3 U.S. gal.
|Rollover protective structure||Type|
|Platform - flat/straddle||Flat|
|Gear shift location - console/floor||Left-hand side|
|Compliance||Complies with OSHA, SAE, and CSA standards for roll-over protection|
|Visibility||360 degree (angle)|
|Air conditioning, temperature differential|
|Noise rating||80 dBA|
|Front axle clearance||31 cm|
|Turning radius with brakes||2.7 m|
|Turning radius without brakes||2.8 m|
|Limited slip differential|
|Approximate shipping weight (open-station; cab)||Rollover protective structure (ROPS) - 1315.4 kg|
Cab - 1619.3 kg
|Front||Farm - 7-14|
Turf (Gear 4WD) - 27x8.50-15
Turf (HST 4WD) - 25x10.5LLx15
R4 - 25x8.5-14
|Rear||Farm - ?11.2-24|
Turf - 41x14-20 or 41x18LL-16.1
R4 - 15-19.5
|Front tread range||114 cm|
|Rear tread spacing||103.1 cm|
|Tilt steering wheel|
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