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John Deere 5085E Review



Overall Rating:
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 3.60
Build Quality:
4
Features:
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4
Performance:
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3
Value:
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3
Reliability:
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4


John Deere 5085E Posted by Ken Lane on 10/13/2019

I bought the tractor for light farm use including large hay bale feeding and minor dirt work.

I've been mostly pleased but the tractor is poorly designed due to needing weight in the rear end. I've added a couple sets of wheel weights and will probably add liquid to the tires. I've been told by the dealer to add a weight box but for a $60,000 package I don't think I should have to be adding weight.

After about 100 hours I had a problem with the brakes and at about 200 hours there is an issue with the battery keeping a charge. I've been told by the dealer I need a new battery but it seems like a generator issue to me (I've not checked yet).

All in all its a nice tractor but its been a disappointment from previous John Deere models.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 2016 Date Purchased: 07/15/2016 Number of Hours: 265
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Its green Cons: Poorly designed Type of User: Commercial Farmer Location: United States Oklahoma I also considered buying:
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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