Comparing John Deere Series 4 Tractors
on Monday, January 17, 2022
If you’re looking for a classic tractor loaded with the latest technology features, look no further than the John Deere Series 4 tractors. These compact utility tractors can handle a variety of tasks around your property, from tilling and digging to hauling and towing.
The John Deere Series 4 compact utility tractors can be broken down into two groups: the 4R Series and the 4M Series. The 4M Series consists of the 4044M, 4052M, and 4066M, which are known for their versatility and value and utilized for small farm, commercial and municipal work. The 4R Series consists of the 4044R, 4052R, and 4066R, which are ideal for large property owners.
To find the right Series 4 tractor for your needs, we compare the tractors within each family.
John Deere 4044M vs. John Deere 4052M vs. John Deere 4066M
All three 4M Series tractors are equipped with a Category 1 three-point hitch in addition to having the same lift capacity (2,500 lbs.), steering hydraulics (6.2 gpm), implement hydraulics (11.2 gpm), and wheelbase (73 in.). Each is equipped with a four-cylinder engine, standard four-wheel drive, and your choice between the standard PowrReverser™ or optional eHydrostatic™ transmission.
The 4M Series tractors are all very similar machines. The question you need to ask yourself when choosing between them is how much power you need. The 4066M packs the most power of the three 4M SEries tractors, equipped with a 65.9 horsepower engine. For comparison, the 4044M offers 43.1 horsepower, and the 4052M is a step up with a 51.5 horsepower engine.
John Deere 4044R vs. John Deere 4052R vs. John Deere 4066R
Much like their counterparts in the 4M Series, the 4R Series tractors share a number of similarities between the three machines. The 4044R, 4052R, and 4066R are each equipped with a Category 1 three-point hitch and a lift capacity of 2,500 lbs. The three tractors offer the same size wheelbase (73 in.), steering hydraulics (6.2 gpm), implement hydraulics (11.2 gpm), and turning radius without brakes (9.84 ft.). The eHydrostatic™ transmission comes standard for all three machines, with the PowrReverser™ transmission optional.
You can also choose between a cab or open station configuration for all 4R Series tractors.
Following the same trend as the compact utility tractors in the 4M Series, engine horsepower is what separates the 4R Series tractors. The 4066R is the most powerful (65.9 hp), followed by the 4052R (51.5 hp), and then the 4044R (43.1 hp). The 4044R is also equipped with a naturally aspirated diesel engine, compared to the turbocharged engine of the 4052R and 4066R.
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