John Deere Introduces 4 Family Utility Tractors
John Deere introduces the 4M and 4R Series compact utility tractors for farmers, ranchers, and rural property owners looking a versatile, feature-rich chore tractor. Six stylish models (4044M, 4052M, 4066M, 4044R, 4052R, 4066R) make up the family and provide operators the uptime, performance, comfort, and convenience needed to complete a wide variety of tasks, including loading, mowing, raking, and digging.
“With compact utility tractors, it’s all about finding the right machine to match customer needs,” said Scott Schadler, John Deere. “Customers told us they wanted to spend less time installing and removing implements, wanted the ability to carry and store more tools, desired a more comfortable ride, and requested the ability to work in low-light conditions. These new 4 Family models deliver.”
The 4M and 4R models feature Final Tier 4 engines ranging from 43 to 66 hp. to power through tough tasks. The 4M machines are equipped with a hydrostatic transmission with Twin Touch Pedals that provide operators with simple, comfortable-to-use hydrostatic controls to find the right speed for the job at hand. It’s as simple as pressing a single foot pedal to go forward and another foot pedal to go in reverse. A power reverser transmission on the 4R series slows the transmission down when the operator uses the forward or reverse control, without the use of the clutch, to change direction.
Four-wheel drive comes standard on all 4M and 4R CUTs to make it easier to handle tough jobs and harsh ground conditions. Both models are available with optional wheel spacers that provide 11 inches of additional width and are ideal when the tractor is used on inclines or slopes.
The 4M tractors are designed for customers looking for an affordable and easy-to-use machine. The operator station features a flat floor, ergonomic controls, and a fully independent PTO. Hydraulic options are available.
The 4R tractors boast Hitch Assist, which enables fast and easy implement attachment. This function eliminates the need to go back and forth from the seat to the hitch. The operator can simply control the tractor and hitch while standing behind the machine.
Customers also requested additional tool storage and John Deere responded with a center console storage area and a left hand fender tool compartment on the R series. A deluxe seat on the 4R models can swivel 15 ° to either side and provides greater comfort and less fatigue when operating rear implements. The swivel feature also allows the operator to easily get in and out of the seat. The additions of premium work lights allow for longer work hours and are easily installed on the ROPS.
All 4R models feature integrated hydrostatic transmission controls on a single panel. Operators can easily select eThrottle that matches engine RPM to hydrostat pedal position, LoadMatch to automatically adjusts engine-speed based on load, MotionMatch to adjust the responsiveness of the transmission, and SpeedMatch to enable automotive-style cruise control.