John Deere - 3038E
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John Deere - 3038E

Utility tractor for life-style farmers and large-estate owners. Visit JohnDeere.com to get information on the newest addition to the compact utility tractor lineup - the 3E Series.

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  • Optional iMatch™ Quick-Hitch feature allows for easy implement hookup

    iMatch Quick-HitchiMatch Quick-Hitch with rotary cutter hookupiMatch Quick-Hitch (LVB25976)iMatch Quick-Hitch with rotary cutter hookup (LVB25976)One of the greatest operator concerns involves difficulty in attaching tractor implements. John Deere has addressed this issue with the iMatch Quick-Hitch.The iMatch Quick-Hitch provides easy hookup and a guaranteed fit for all Category 1 implements that are designed to meet the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Category 1 Standard S278.6 for quick-attach hitches.All implements require a set of bushings in order for the attachment to fit and work properly with the iMatch Quick-Hitch. One set of bushings comes with the iMatch Quick-Hitch.NOTE: The bushing set can be seen in the picture above. These bushings allow the hooks on the iMatch and the pins on the implement to fit together properly. All other implements (box blades, tillers, rear blades, etc.) will require a set of bushings to enlarge the pin to fit with the iMatch hooks. Bushings of different lengths can be found in the parts system or through a bushing supplier (see dimensions below).Upper bushingInside diameter: 1.93-1.95 cm (0.76-0.77 in.)Outside diameter: 3.15-3.18 cm (1.24-1.25 in.)Lower bushingsInside diameter: 2.24-2.26 cm (0.88 to 0.89 in.)Outside diameter: 3.63-3.66 cm (1.43 to 1.44 in.)

    Excellent serviceability reduces operational costs and improves productivity

    Regular service and maintenance are essential to the performance, productivity, and longevity of the tractor. Easy access to most regular service points minimizes service timeFour quarter turn fasteners allow operators to easily remove the engine side panels without tools to access the engine compartment Tractors are equipped with extensive onboard self-diagnostic capabilities and are fully compatible with the John Deere-exclusive Service ADVISOR™ systemHydraulic oil service interval increased to 1200 hours when using Hy-Gard™ productsHydraulic oil filter will need to be changed every 400 hoursFuel tank is located on the rear of the tractor to allow for easy access when fueling Gas-lift hood support eliminates the need for a mechanical prop rod. Daily service requirements are minimal and simple to accomplish. Most service interval requirements can be performed with a basic understanding of procedures and common toolsRemovable side panels (previous model shown)All items in the daily service schedule can be performed without the use of tools:Engine oil, hydraulic oil, coolant level, and the water separator can be conveniently accessedThe engine can be easily accessed by simply raising the hood for more periodic maintenance checksNOTE: Always refer to the operator’s manual for complete maintenance and service recommendations.

    Optional two-spool rear selective control valve (SCV) for superior implement performance

    3E Series Tractors can be equipped with a field-installed rear hydraulic remote kit, providing two additional hydraulic spools on the back of the tractor. This kit can be field installed on a tractor with a loader or without a loader. The functions are completely separate from the loader. These rear remotes can be hooked up to a wide variety of implements and attachments such as follows:Hydraulically angled bladeHydraulically controlled chute/spout on a 3-point hitch-mounted snow blowerHydraulic scarifiers on a box bladeMany other hydraulic rear attachmentsThis versatile kit gives 3E Series Tractor operators the options they desire for putting their tractors into a wide range of tasks. The first spool is equipped with a float position, giving the operator the ability to contour the landscape and improve the final grade with certain implements. NOTE: Neither of the spools in this kit are equipped with a detent position; therefore, they should not be hooked up to anything with a motor, as the valve was not designed to be run open. The kit is designed for momentary, on-demand hydraulic flow such as moving a cylinder.The approximate installation time is 1 hour to 1.5 hours.

    Easy-to-use hydrostatic transmission (HST) increases tractor performance

    The 3E Tractors are available with a two-range hydrostatic transmission (HST) incorporated in a die-cast aluminum transmission case. Fluid under pressure transmits engine power to the drive wheels via a closed-loop pump and motor arrangement. Infinite ground speeds allow the operator to match the speed of the tractor to the job.No clutching for fast and easy direction changesTwin Touch™ foot pedals for quick and easy forward/reverse operationTransmission oil cooler cools transmission oil for longer transmission lifeSafety features of the HST include:The tractor will only start with the range lever in neutralThe engine will shut off if the operator leaves the seat unless the range lever is in neutralThe engine will shut off if the operator leaves the seat and the power take-off (PTO) is engagedTwin Touch™ foot controlsTwin Touch foot controlsKey John Deere advantage – John Deere’s Twin Touch foot controls offer several key advantages over competitive HST models tractors.Some competitive hydrostatic tractors use a treadle pedal (toe-heel) design foot control for operation of the HSTRequires the operator to use both toe and heel to change direction, resulting in increased operator fatigueThe Twin Touch configuration also makes it easier to “inch” the tractor forward or rearward (i.e. when attaching to implements)Optional cruise controlOptional cruise controlThe 3E Series Tractors can be outfitted with an optional cruise control switch that is installed on the right-hand control console. This gives operators the ability to keep a constant speed when in transportation, field mowing, or other applications where extended use of the transmission is needed. This kit is very quick and easy to install for those who desire this feature.Integrated hydrostatic pump and motorSauer-Danfoss® company provides the integrated pump and motor; this assures that the components are matched to each other, providing maximum efficiencyReduces powertrain shock loadsProvides strength and durability needed for operating such attachments as loadersOne reservoir (with one check point and fill point) for the transmission, differential, and hydraulic system speeds up daily maintenanceMechanically actuated by Twin Touch foot pedals allow selecting both directions of travel and speed with the touch of a toeTransmission reservoir fluid checkpointTransmission reservoir fluid checkpoint (A)Easy-to-reach transmission fluid dipstick allows for frequent checks of the transmission fluid levelTransmission fill pointTransmission fill pointEasy-to-reach transmission fill point (A) located on top of rear axles on the right-hand side.Integrated brake and differential lock pedal Integrated brake and differential lock pedal Foot-actuated differential lock is integrated into the brake pedal to simplify operator controls; the differential lock is included as base equipment to assist traction in tough spotsPress the brake pedal down half way to engage the differential lock that locks the rear axle for improved traction in tough spots Sauer-Danfoss is a trademark of Sauer-Danfoss Incorporated.

    Powerful, diesel engine delivers plenty of power under heavy loads

    3025EThe 1.642-L (100.2 cu in.) displacement, liquid-cooled 3TNV88F-EPJT1 Yanmar® diesel engine provides 18. kW (24.4 hp) to the 3025E. ModelNumber ofcylindersEngine displacementRated rpmGross engine hp*Gross engine ps*PTO hp3025E31.642 L (100.2 cu in.)240018.2 kW (24.4 hp)24.714.4 kW (19.4 hp)*Engine kW (hp), gross SAE J1995: 18.2 (24.4) at 2400 rpm, PSDisplacement, L (cu in.): 1.642 (100.2)  3032EThe 1.642-L (100.2 cu in.) displacement, liquid-cooled 3TNV88C-NJT Yanmar diesel engine provides 22.9 kW (30.7 hp) to the 3032E. ModelNumber ofcylindersEngine displacementRated rpmGross engine hp*Gross engine ps*PTO hp3032E31.642 L (100.2 cu in.)250022.9 kW (30.7 hp)31.218.6 kW (25 hp)*Engine kW (hp), gross SAE J1995: 22.9 (30.7) at 2500 rpm, PSDisplacement, L (cu in): 1.642 (100.2) 3038EThe 1.568-L (95.68 cu in.) displacement, turbocharged, liquid-cooled 3TNV86T-NJT Yanmar diesel engine provides 27.4 kW (36.7 hp) to the 3038E. ModelNumber ofcylindersEngine displacementRated rpmGross engine hp*Gross engine ps*PTO hp3038E31.568 L (95.68 cu in.)250027.4 kW (36.7 hp)37.322.4 kW (30 hp)*Engine kW (hp), gross SAE J1995: 27.4 (36.7) at 2500 rpm, PSDisplacement, L (cu in.): 1.568 (95.68)The engine uses the latest technologies to optimize fuel economy, improve control and accuracy, and reduce environmental impact. The common rail system (CRS) optimizes fuel economy and reduces operating costs*. High-pressure injection atomizes fuel into finer particles which burn more completely. It results in improved fuel economy and a lower cost of operation.The electronic control unit (ECU) provides optimum fuel control and accuracy. ECU monitors and controls the engine. It continuously monitors engine conditions and adjusts the fuel delivery accordingly to ensure optimum performance and emissions.The engine comes with an after-treatment system. The system operates automatically. The exhaust filter consists of a diesel particulate filter (DPF) which captures particulate matter (PM) contained in the exhaust gas. Using a natural cleaning process, most of the PM trapped in the exhaust filter is eliminated by the heat of the exhaust stream generated by normal use. In situations of low temperature, engine speed, or load factor, an active cleaning cycle is initiated. In this cleaning cycle, the exhaust gas temperature is raised by injecting additional fuel during the exhaust stroke of normal vehicle operation to the diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC).After many hours of use, the exhaust filter may require an ash removal service. *NOTE: As compared to engines not using CRS technology. DPF cleaningDepending on the load that the tractor is under, as well as ambient temperature, humidity, and engine speed, the DPF may build up with particulate matter, thus requiring cleaning. Filter cleaning is determined by one of three factors:A prescribed time-based estimation of needed filter cleaningDOC/DPF pressure sensorsA particulate matter buildup estimation based on load conditionsOnce one of the three conditions has been met, filter cleaning will occur.There are three different types of filter cleaning processes:Passive filter cleaningActive filter cleaningParked filter cleaningPassive filter cleaningPassive filter cleaning occurs naturally when the engine is generating enough heat to oxidize particulate matter. This automatic process occurs continuously during normal operating conditions. No tractor icons or symbols appear on the display during passive filter cleaning.NOTE:  Passive filter cleaning requires no operator involvement, and there is no interruption to tractor operation.Active filter cleaningIf conditions (temperature, load, or speed) for passive filter cleaning cannot be achieved, then PM is removed using active filter cleaner.To achieve the required conditions, exhaust temperature management (ETM) manages the initiation and duration of active filter cleaning. ETM can adjust numerous engine parameters and/or inject a small quantity of fuel into the exhaust stream for a short duration. The fuel turns to vapor and chemically reacts with the catalysts in the DOC to create heat to oxidize the PM.It is important to note that at no time is the fuel in the DOC/DPF ignited, and there is no flame within the DOC/DPF.Like passive filter cleaning, active filter cleaning requires no operator involvement, and there is no interruption to tractor operation.Parked filter cleaningIn some instances where passive and active filter cleaning have not fully cleaned the PM from the system, a parked filter cleaning may need to take place. In general, the only time a parked filter cleaning will need to occur is when automatic filter cleaning has been disabled for an extended period of time and multiple warnings to engage filter cleaning were ignored or if the tractor has been used during light load conditions. Additionally, when the automatic filter cleaning process has been deliberately interrupted multiple times, or if active filter cleaning has failed numerous times due to a failed component, a parked filter cleaning may be requested. In these rare instances the operator will have to park the tractor and start the filter cleaning process.The parked filter cleaning process needs to be activated based on usage and operation of the tractor. The process will take approximately 30 minutes.  See the operator’s manual for more details.This system constantly monitors the soot level of the tractor; making sure the tractor is always in peak performance condition.  This ensures high performance at all times.NOTE: Number of hours since last regeneration and soot level percentage are viewable on LCD display.Key features of the engine are:Economical cast-in-block cylinder design for good cooling and long lifeDirect fuel injectionImproves startingInjects fuel directly on top of pistons for more efficient combustionDevelops more horsepower per liter (gallon) of fuel than indirect injection enginesAluminum alloy pistons are lightweight to reduce connecting rod bearing loads and provide good heat transfer characteristicsDesign permits tighter tolerances and neutralizes expansion of the piston, which reduces blow-by and noise from piston slapTop rings are higher on the piston and a thinner head gasket is used to greatly reduce the volume of unburned waste gases and increase combustion efficiencyTiming gears and injector drive gears have a helical profile to reduce engine noiseAuto-bleed fuel systemThere is no need to prime the system if the tractor runs out of fuelThe system will self-prime the injection pump, lines, and injectors, providing fast fuel recovery for easier startingHigh-capacity lubrication system provides filtered oil, under pressure, to all engine bearings for long life Key start and shutoff eliminates fuel shutoff knobElectric solenoid shuts fuel supply off immediately when key is turned off, which replaces the need to pull a fuel shutoff lever like many older tractorsFuel filter with replaceable elementWater separator with additional replaceable filter elementSee-through coolant recovery tank permits operator to check coolant level without removing radiator capDry-type air cleanerDry-type air cleaner with safety elementDual element design for added engine protectionEasy to serviceHood can be easily opened without tools for full access to the engineEasy access to engine check and fill points on the right-hand side of the tractor by removing the side panels. Yanmar is a trademark of Yanmar Company Limited.

    Clean and simple operator station is comfortable and convenient

    Clean and simple operator’s station An uncluttered design gives operators of all sizes plenty of room to be comfortable. Color-coded controls are located on either side of the operator.Hydrostatic transmission (HST) and brake pedals are designed and located for maximum comfort and ease of use.Contoured, comfortable seat enhances operator comfort.Seat position adjusts fore and aftSeat flips forward for protection from the elements.Flat operator platform provides for easy entry to/exit from the tractor.Folding Roll-Gard™ rollover protective structure (ROPS) and retractable seat belt increase operator safety.Operator presence system:If the operator leaves the seat when the tractor is in gear, the engine shuts downIf the operator leaves the seat when the power take-off (PTO) is engaged, the engine shuts downLeft-side stepLeft-side step for easy entry/exitThe left-side step allows for easy access on and off the tractor.Foot platform has a non-skid surface for sure footing.SeatThe thick, soft padding on this seat provides a smooth and comfortable ride.Seat flips forward for protection from the elements.Adjustable using the fore and aft lever located under the seat, the seat slides on ramped rails to provide comfortable access to all controls.InstrumentationInstrument panelEasy-to-read instrument panel includes the following:TachometerLow oil pressure indicator lightBattery discharge indicator lightPTO engagement indicator lightSignal/hazard lamp indicator lightsMulti-function liquid crystal display (LCD) display (hours, filter cleaning information, etc.)Filter cleaning status indicator lightFuel gaugeFuel gaugeAll 3E Series Tractors come standard with a fuel gauge that is easy to read from the operator’s station, to ensure operators do not run out of fuel.SafetyOperator presence switch (OPS) in seat:OPS requires the operator to be in the seat to operate the transmission or PTO.ROPS is designed to meet or exceed American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) safety standards.Reflective ROPS strips for better tractor visibility.Seat belts are in base equipment on all John Deere compact utility tractors.Key switch interlock prevents bypass starting.Visual PTO warning light on the instrument panel alerts the operator when the PTO is running.Turn signal and flashing warning lights operate according to ASABE standards.Slow-moving vehicle (SMV) sign is provided for road transport.Park brakePark brakeAutomotive hand-style park brake for easy on/off.Instrument panel has an indicator light for the park brake.2-post Roll-Gard ROPSRoll-Gard ROPS3E Series Tractors are equipped with Roll-Gard ROPS. These folding ROPS meet the ASABE standards for compact utility tractors.Overall height is 244.3 cm (96.2 in.) with R3 tires, 242.1 cm (95.3 in.) with R4 tires, 244.6 cm (96.3 in.) with larger R4 tires, and 244.9 cm (96.4 in.) with R1 tires.  With the Roll-Gard ROPS folded down, producers can easily to get their tractor into a garage with a standard 2.1-m (7-ft) garage door.NOTE: The use of seat belts is recommended at all times when operating the 3E Series Tractor with folding ROPS. An optional canopy is available to help protect the operator from the elements.

  • Engine
    Engine model
    Engine power (gross)
    27.4 kW
    36.7 hp
    Power take-off (PTO) power
    22.4 kW
    30 hp
    Rated engine speed
    2500 rpm
    Injection pump type
    High pressure common rail direct injection
    Emissions compliance
    Final Tier 4
    3 / 1.57 L
    3 / 95.7 cu in.
    Number of cylinders
    Cylinder liners
    Bore and stroke
    86 x 90 m
    3.4 x 3.54 in.
    Compression ratio
    Cooling system
    Water Pump
    Air cleaner
    Dual element
    Engine torque at rated speed
    105 Nm
    77.4 lb-ft
    Fuel tank capacity
    28.5 L
    7.5 gal.
    Battery size
    500 CCA
    Alternator (12-V)
    75 amp
    Starter size
    1.4 kW
    1.9 hp
    Fuel system
    High pressure common rail direct injection
    Standard transmission; forward/reverse
    Hydrostatic transmission (HST)
    Left-hand reverser
    Final drive
    Bull Gear
    Wet disc
    Power steering
    Axle capacity
    798 kg
    1760 lbRear
    1197 kg
    2460 lb
    Cruise control
    Differential lock
    Open center
    Pump rated output
    15.0 L/min
    4.0 gpmImplement
    20.2 L/min
    5.3 gpm
    35.2 L/min
    9.3 gpm
    Pump type
    Dual gear
    Maximum operating pressure
    172.4 bar
    2500 psi
    Draft control sensing
    Position control
    Remote control valves available
    Up to two (optional)
    3-point hitch
    Category 1
    Lift capacity, 24-in. behind link arms
    615.1 kg
    1356 lb
    Power take-off (PTO)
    Rear – 540 rpm
    Multi disc, wet
    Brake (for mid and rear PTO)
    Multiple wet disc
    Fluid capacities
    Crankcase with filter
    4.5 L
    4.8 qt
    Transmission and hydraulic system
    21.0 L
    5.5 U.S. gal.
    Final drive
    Bull Gear
    Differential lock
    Operator station
    Rollover protective structure
    ASAE S478
    Platform – flat/straddle
    Gear shift location – console/floor
    Left-hand side
    159.5 cm
    62.8 in.
    Front axle clearance
    36.3 cm
    14.3 in.
    Turning radius without brakes
    2.9 m
    9.4 ft
    Approximate shipping weight (open-station; cab)
    1007.9 kg
    2222 lb
    Farm – 7-14
    Turf – 27×8.5-15
    R4 – 25×8.5-14
    R4 – 27×8.5-15
    Farm – 11.2-24
    Turf – 41×14-20
    R4 – 15-19.5
    R4 – 43×16-20
    Additional information
    Date collected
  • Simple Tractor Buying Cash Price

    Offer valid on new 3038E Compact Tractor purchases made between May 1, 2019 and July 31, 2019. Our Simple Tractor Buying Cash price for a John Deere 3038E Tractor is $18,852 with standard rate financing. Taxes, freight, set up and delivery charges could increase the monthly payment. Price and model availability vary by dealer. Valid only at participating 4Rivers Equipment dealers. Some restrictions apply, see dealer for details.