Specifications, Service and Repair of Farm and Lawn Tractors


John Deere 5101E Tractor Specification

Engine Performance

Advertised Engine Power, Rated, hp (kW) - 101 (75.3)
Maximum Engine Power, hp (kW) - Same as Advertised
Rated Engine Speed, rpm - 2400
Power Boost, hp (kW) - No boost
Fuel Tank capacity, gal (L) - 19 (72)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank capacity, gal (L) - No DEF

John Deere 5101 E Tractor PTO Performance

PTO Horsepower, Basic / Optional Transmission, hp (kW) - 86 (64)
PTO Speeds, rpm - 540 / 540E
PTO operational Type (Independent; Live; Continuous) - Independent

John Deere 5101E Basic Engine Specs

Engine Make - John Deere
Engine Model - PowerTech 4045TF
Number of Cylinders - 4
Displacement, cu in (L) - 276 (4.5)
Engine Bore, in (mm) - 4.17 (106)
Engine Stroke, in (mm) - 5.0 (127)
Block Design, Replaceable Liners - Wet liners
Aspiration, Turbocharged or Naturally Aspirated - Turbocharged

Fuel System

Fuel System Description - Rotary-Distributor Type
Fuel System Control, Electronic or Mechanical - Electronic
Fuel Injection to combustion chamber, Direct or Indirect Direct

Emission and Exhaust Treatment

Emission Level, US EPA Tier - Tier 3
Exhaust Pipe, Vertical stack or Horizontal - Horizontal std; Vertical opt.

Cooling System

Fan Drive Type - Belt

Electrical System

System Rating, Volts - 12
Alternator Rating, Amps - 90 std; 120 opt.

John Deere 5101E Basic Transmission

Manufacturer's Description - 12Fx12R PowerReverser
Transmission Type - Partially synchronized
Number of Forward / Reverse Speeds - 12F / 12R
Maximum Speed Forward, mph (kph) - np
Creeper Range Available - Optional
Shuttle (Forward-Reverse) Available - Standard

JD 5101E Tractor Optional Transmission

Manufacturer's Description - 24Fx12R PowrReverser
Transmission Type - Partially synchronized
Number of Forward / Reverse Speeds - 24F / 12R

Wheel or Track Configuration

Drive Wheels or Tracks; 2WD, 4WD, 2WD / 4WD, 2 Tracks or 4 Tracks - 2WD / 4WD
Steering Configuration: Front Steer, Frame Articulated, or Track-type Steer - Front Steering

Rear Axle Assembly

Final Drive Location and Description - Planetary / Inboard
Axle Output End, Flange or Bar - Flange
Axle Bar Diameter, in (mm) - No bar axle

Front Axle

Suspended Front Axle Available - No

Maximum Permissible Axle Load, kg (lb)

2WD Front - 1470 (3241)
MFWD - 2700 (5952)
Rear - 3400 (7496)
2WD Total (Front and Rear) - 4160 (9171)
MFWD Total (Front and Rear) - 5220 (11508)


Service Brake Type - Wet disc

John Deere 5101E Hydraulic System

Hydraulic System Type - Open center
Main Hydraulic Pump Type - Gear
Implement Pump Flow, gpm (Lpm) - 18.4 (70)
Optional Pump Flow, gpm (Lpm) - No option
Number of Standard Remote Valves - 2 std; 3rd opt.

JD 5101E 3-Point Hitch Features

3-Point Hitch Category - Category 2 / 1/ 1N
Optional Hitch Category - Convertible between 1 and 2
Draft Sensing or Lift Control - Top link draft sensing
Draft Link Ends Telescopic - No

3-Point Hitch Lift Capacity

Standard Lift Capacity 24 Inches behind pin, lb (kg) - 3,374 (1530)
Optional Lift Capacity 24 Inches behind pin, lb (kg) - No option
Standard Lift Capacity at lift pin, lb (kg) - np
Optional Lift Capacity at lift pin, lb (kg) - No option

John Deere 5101 Tractor Drawbar

Drawbar Description - Swinging

Wheelbase / Trackbase

Wheelbase, 2WD, in (mm) - 85.8 (2179)
Wheelbase/Trackbase, MFD/4WD or Track, in (mm) - 85.8 (2179)


Length, 2WD, incl. Hitch/Drawbar, in (mm) - 151.5 (3848)
Length, MFD/4WD or track, incl. Hitch/Drawbar, in (mm) - 151.5 (3848)

JD 5101 Tractor Vertical Dimensions

Height to Top of Cab, in (mm) - 90.2 (2291)
Height to Top of ROPS raised, in (mm) - 99.3 (2522)

Width w/Tires or Tracks

Overall Width, with standard wheels or tracks, in (mm) - 49.4 (1255) across fenders

Weight (w/Tires or Tracks)

Weight, 2WD w/ROPS, lb (kg) - 5,483 (2487)
Weight, MFD/4WD w/ROPS, lb (kg) - 5,837 (2648)
Weight, 2WD w/Cab, lb (kg) - 5,622 (2550)
Weight, MFD/4WD or Tracks w/Cab, without ballast, lb (kg) - 5,976 (2711)
Weight, Total allowable, w/maximum ballast, lb (kg) - np

Tire / Track Size

Front Tire Size, 2WD - 7.50-16, 6PR F2
Front Tire Size orTrack Width, MFD/4WD or Track - 8.0-16, 6PR R1
Rear Tire Size or Track Width - 12.4-24, 6PR R1

The JD 5101E rear hitch is equipped with variable draft control system:

Operating with a fully mounted implement in hill and swale terrain, the implement will rise and lower to follow the ground contours while maintaining a nearly constant depth.
Operating in varying soil conditions, the implement is raised slightly to get through tough spots so you do not have to shift to a lower gear.
Change draft sensitivity ranges by repositioning the center link.

For draft load sensing operation:

Pull position control lever to its fully rearward position and push the draft control lever to the fully forward (least draft) position.
With tractor moving, push position control lever forward to set implement operating depth.
Set position control stop. The operating depth set up will prevent the rear hitch from lowering all the way when the tractor begins to slip.
Pull draft control lever rearward until desired draft sensing sensitivity is obtained.
To slightly raise implement (for getting through slippery spots in a field), push position control lever forward more then the draft control setting.
Pull position control lever fully rearward to raise the hitch at the end of the field.