According to a recent company press release, John Deere has introduced new 4M and 4R Series compact utility tractors, designed to provide homeowners with a vehicle that will increase up-time, performance, comfort, and convenience needed for various tasks, including loading, mowing, and digging.
The 4M and 4R models range from 43 to 66 hp, are equipped with hydrostatic transmission, Twin Touch Pedals, and easy-to-use hydrostatic controls to find the right speed for the job at hand. The 4M tractors feature a flat floor, ergonomic controls, and a fully independent PTO. The 4R tractors include Hitch Assist, which enables fast and easy implement attachment, eliminating the need to go back and forth from the seat to the hitch during the process.
The two new compact utility tractor series’ design was heavily based on customer input. Scott Schadler, John Deere product marketing manager, said about the new series in the press release, "With compact utility tractors, it's all about finding the right machine to match customer needs. 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."
The six new 4M and 4R Series models (4044M, 4052M, 4066M, 4044R, 4052R, and 4066R) offer a number of features that give operators the ability to do more than grass cutting. Designed on customer feedback, these new models seek to simplify landscaping processes for homeowners and landscape contractors.