The exclusive mid-frame design on the 5M Series offers additional strength and durability but also reduces noise and vibration. Because the mid frames are made from hardened cast steel they provide the tractor strength and stability even in the toughest conditions.
The mid frames also support and protect different pieces of essential equipment. The hydraulic pump, located between the mid-frames, is attached to the transmission for short hydraulic lines and simplified fluid flows. An optional mid-mount fuel tank allows the tractor to carry an extra 9 gal. (34L) on cab tractors and an extra 7.8 gal. (29.5L) on OOS tractors. This is especially useful for long days in the field or when a trip to fill up with diesel may not be convenient.
The mid frames are compatible with current loader mounting frames, which is beneficial for those interested in upgrading their tractors and keeping their H-Series Loaders.
The premium cab is designed to provide the ultimate in comfort and convenience. This cab includes all of the features of the standard cab operator station plus much more. Some of the key features include:
- Deluxe sound package with two 4X6 coaxial speakers and subwoofer
- Factory-installed radio
- Bluetooth® ready
- Satellite ready
- USB port
- Auxiliary cord connection
- Additional heating and cooling vents
- Rear windshield wiper
- Loader view window with sun shade
- Rear floor mat
Key features of the premium cab
The rear floor mat behind the seat provides additional storage space. To shield the operator from the sun, there is an easy to use front sun shade with a scissor-style design. There is an overhead console with speakers and a map light. The Bluetooth microphone is strategically located for ample sound detection. The rearview mirror is positioned for excellent visibility to rear operations. The premium cab comes with a Bosch® deluxe radio, and offers both an auxiliary and a USB port to charge and connect custom electronic devices. The satellite radio-ready feature makes it easy for customers to convert the sound system to any available service. The sound system includes two 4x6 co-ax speakers in the front of the cab and a subwoofer with amp and crossover.
The loader view window or sun roof has a single handle to open and close and once latched, the sun shade moves with the window.
The auxiliary plug-in as well as the USB connection provide a way to play music through an iPod® or MP3 player.
Deluxe sound package and loader window
Rigid front sun shade
Loader window sun shade and vent
Auxiliary cord connection
Rear floor mat
Bluetooth is a trademark of Bluetooth SIG Incorporated. iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc. Bosch is a trademark of Robert Bosch GmbH.
A Category 2, 3-point hitch on 5M Tractors provides the lift capacity and compatibility to perform in a variety of different applications. The customer has the choice of either mechanical or electrohydraulic hitch controls. Hooking up implements is convenient with telescoping draft links, adjustable sway bars, and interchangeable hitch balls in base equipment. Both mechanical and electrohydraulic hitch controls have a depth stop. This feature provides consistency when lowering the hitch. Each time the position control lever is pushed forward, it stops where the depth stop has been positioned. This is valuable to anyone who desires a consistent, level ground, like when preparing a seedbed.
The 3-point hitch adapts to a wide variety of implements and has plenty of lift capacity to handle heavy implements such as planters, sprayers, and field cultivators. The 53-mm (2-in.) external cylinders provide for a hitch lift capacity of 2174 kg (4793 lb) at 610-mm (24 in.) behind the hitch-lift balls.
5M 3-point hitch
5115M Tractors come equipped with 63-mm (2.5-in.) lift cylinders which provide for 2692 kg (5935 lb) of lift capacity at 610-mm (24-in.) behind the hitch-lift balls. Any 5M Series Tractor has the option of selecting these larger lift cylinders through the factory or a field-installed heavy-duty hitch kit.
Adjustable sway bars and telescoping draft links can be easily adjusted to adapt to a wide variety of implements. The right lift link also adjusts without tools for added convenience when leveling implements. Operators do not need to carry a tool to adjust the rear hitch. Operators can also raise and lower the 3-point hitch from outside of the tractor with the conveniently located rear fender hitch controls.
5M sway bars
5M rear fender hitch controls
Putting more power to the ground translates to increased productivity in demanding conditions. Simply put, torque is the useable power that can be achieved. More torque leads to more lugging ability which helps the operator be more productive.
5M Final Tier 4 (FT4) engines feature up to a 4 percent power bulge when put under load. The power bulge feature of the electronically controlled engine delivers additional horsepower as engine rpm drops below rated speed. Additionally, a 30 percent torque rise provides the force that maintains horsepower as engine rpm drops below rated speed.
When the tractor is under load, power bulge and torque rise work together to get through the tough spots without having to downshift. Horsepower and torque are mathematically related.
As rpm drops, the only way to maintain or increase horsepower is to provide additional torque. The output horsepower is greater than or equal to rated horsepower as the engine is pulled down to 1750 rpm.
The peak torque rise also occurs near the rated economy power take-off (EPTO) speed.
5M power curve summary
5M torque curve summary