One of the most notable features on the 3D Series is the gear-driven transmission.
 - Photo courtesy of John Deere

One of the most notable features on the 3D Series is the gear-driven transmission.

Photo courtesy of John Deere

Equipped with a gear-drive transmission and available in three horsepower offerings, the new John Deere 3D Series compact utility tractors are designed to tackle everything from pulling and hauling to cutting and tilling. They include the 3025D, 3035D and 3043D models.

The 3D series features three horsepower levels: 25hp, 35hp, and 43hp, a weight of 2,778 lbs., and a hauling capacity of 4,000 lbs. 

One of the most notable features on the 3D Series is the gear-driven transmission, with two ranges and four speeds each, offering a total of eight in forward and reverse. The location of the fender-mounted gear shift lever provides comfort and control by avoiding the awkward movement of shifting gears between the knees. The rugged drivetrain and heavy-duty components such as a large spiral bevel gear provide maximum durability and increase torque and power to the ground, according to Deere.

A long wheelbase and wide stance increases machine stability and provides a smooth ride. The 3D was designed to offer smooth and effortless steering, boasting a tight turning radius and hydrostatic steering system that allows for consistent maneuverability with minimal effort required by the operator.

The 3D models are compatible with the all-new John Deere Quik-Knect System. Utilizing one connector for the tractor PTO shaft and another for the implement, Quick-Knect prevents twisting or forcing to line up the splines when attaching rear implements. Operators now simply slide the tractor and implement connectors together until they click into place.

The 3D Series is available with a 300E Loader, adding to the versatility of the tractor.  The two-pump hydraulic system allows users to easily steer and lift the loader at the same time. While one pump is dedicated to steering, the second manages other hydraulic functions.