JD M Series and E Series

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Re: JD M Series and E Series

Post by Stocker Steve » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:48 pm

It looks like JD added DEF, increased the tire sizes, and retuned the same engine to provide about 4 more hp - - to convert a 5085E to the 5090E. Where is the beef?


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Re: JD M Series and E Series

Post by Black and Good » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:21 am

Little added opinion on the E series,, on another post, I had asks for input on the Case IH Farmall 100C I just purchased. I got no response. But, I'm good friends with my John Deere salesman he had me look at the 5100E and 5100M before this purchase. In my opinion the 5100E wasn't comparable with the Case IH but the 5100M was, along with a bigger price tag. All the farmers I know around who are JD people even told me to steer clear of the E. I didn't really ask why or if I did I forgot what they said. FYI, I traded my 75 hp New Holland on this 100C, it was the first of many tractors I've owned that wasn't green, I,ve got 4 restored 2 lungers in my shop. B&G
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Re: JD M Series and E Series

Post by Stocker Steve » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:45 pm

Looked at 5090E and 6110 lease returns today. Would have to expand if I bought the 6000 series...
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Re: JD M Series and E Series

Post by MudHog » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:09 pm

Take a look at the 5095M apples to oranges compared to the 5090E in regards to cab size, features, etc. The M will also be heavier built too.
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Re: JD M Series and E Series

Post by Stocker Steve » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:04 am

Looked at several E models on Tractor House last night. Many many units with less than 1000 hours, and few with over 2000 hours. Must be light duty occasional use for most owners.
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Re: JD M Series and E Series

Post by Stocker Steve » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:05 am

MudHog wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:09 pm
Take a look at the 5095M apples to oranges compared to the 5090E in regards to cab size, features, etc. The M will also be heavier built too. [/quote

Seems like the Ms are sold south and west from here.
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Re: JD M Series and E Series

Post by MudHog » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:14 am

Stocker Steve wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:05 am
MudHog wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:09 pm
Take a look at the 5095M apples to oranges compared to the 5090E in regards to cab size, features, etc. The M will also be heavier built too.
Seems like the Ms are sold south and west from here.

Interesting. I would stay away from the E Series if at all possible. Even look for an older 5X25 series.

The E series is a much lesser built tractor. Lighter, smaller cab, I rode in a 5085E last year and it does not compare to my 5425 (replaced by the 5085M). The E didn't have float detent on both valves, the remote levers were on the side the seat vs up on the fender. The 540E was a push pull lever like some 4wd actuators are vs an actual shift lever next to the PTO lever.
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Re: JD M Series and E Series

Post by callmefence » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:03 am

Stocker Steve wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:48 pm
It looks like JD added DEF, increased the tire sizes, and retuned the same engine to provide about 4 more hp - - to convert a 5085E to the 5090E. Where is the beef?
5085 uses def
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Re: JD M Series and E Series

Post by SmokinM » Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:16 am

Stocker Steve wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:45 pm
Looked at 5090E and 6110 lease returns today. Would have to expand if I bought the 6000 series...
Gotta look the part if your gonna be a BTO! Making money is for people who don’t know how to farm. How do the numbers look on summertime stockers and winter hunting and ice fishing?

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Re: JD M Series and E Series

Post by Stocker Steve » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:44 am

I am still recovering from a feeding addiction. :nod: Made one fall leaf n fishing trip to up to Aaron's area. Good trip, met him for dinner one night, and made it back before the monsoon started again. Planned 3 trips to the Dakotas - - got sick on one and got blown out by a blizzard on one, so not great. Planned two early ice trips to Upper Red - - made one good trip and canceled one due to -24 temps.

Seems like climate change is messing up our falls? May need to just sit in a nice cab tractor...
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Re: JD M Series and E Series

Post by chevytaHOE5674 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:32 am

Not a green guy at all but do work on some from time to time. From my limited experience an M is twice the tractor as an E. More metal where it counts, better cab and layout, better built everything. An M is the way to go from what I've seen underneath and inside of them.

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Re: JD M Series and E Series

Post by littletom » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:52 pm

Anyone ran a M with the 32 speed transmission? Will be looking for a 5100 or 5115m this spring see this option on some seems it would be handy.

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Re: JD M Series and E Series

Post by SmokinM » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:53 am

littletom wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:52 pm
Anyone ran a M with the 32 speed transmission? Will be looking for a 5100 or 5115m this spring see this option on some seems it would be handy.
I haven’t but my 5100M has the 16 spd. and my one real complaint with the tractor is a hole in the gears between 8-9. Right where you do 90% of your work. I would think maybe the 32 would fix that.

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Re: JD M Series and E Series

Post by littletom » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:44 pm

I have a open station 5085m put about a 1000 hours on it pretty happy with it other than its loud. Will be going with a cab on this one.

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Re: JD M Series and E Series

Post by Stocker Steve » Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:33 am

Did some internet searching for JD tractor reviews. Several themes came out:

E series are not built as heavy as... so they are junk.
E series are fine as long as you use them appropriately.
E series are awesome for food plots. ;-)
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