Dare to Compare - Quality | Features | Value

Experience the John Deere difference

Decide to join the John Deere family and you’ll benefit from unrivalled quality and features, resulting from billions of dollars of product development annually.

From the world’s leading agricultural equipment to lifestyle tractors, utility vehicles and ride-on mowers, our commitment to innovation, performance and reliability shines through on everything we build, meaning you’ll get the job done right with a John Deere.

Add to this our expansive dealer support network with over 27 locations across New Zealand. With stock on hand, and aftermarket parts quickly and readily available and easy John Deere finance options, it all equals value others simply can't match. So dare to compare, then come and experience the John Deere difference for yourself.

“We never assume something will be all right – we make darn sure it is.”

David King
Manufacturing Engineer



Using state-of-the-art technology, they forge iron and steel, rubber and glass into machines of the highest possible standards. John Deere has a passion for quality engineering - and it shows, in every nut, bolt and weld of our compact utility tractors, and on the faces of the people who are proud to build them.

Built for Australia and New Zealand

We factory-fit every tractor with the correct technology for the region it’s destined for. So when you buy a 1 - 4 Series Tractor in Australia or New Zealand, you can be sure it has everything you need to operate smoothly and safely from the very start. From mirrors and lights to emission standards, safety warnings and metric nuts and bolts, our people in factories pull out all the stops to make sure you enjoy the best of both worlds: built to USA standards with Australian and New Zealand specifications added. We never compromise.

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Connect a mower deck video

Refer to Operator’s Manual for full mower deck installation instructions.

Connect a mower deck without leaving your seat

The John Deere AutoConnect™ mowing deck attaches without you getting off your seat. The deck and driveshaft automatically connects when you drive over it. Listen for the two clicks and you are connected. Mowing height can be set by jumping off to quickly change the gauge wheels on the deck. Once they are set you don’t need to adjust them again. And when you want to disconnect, simply lower the deck, flick the lever just above the deck and unlock the gauge wheels, hop back on and safely reverse off the deck. It’s that simple.

4WD and differential lock

4WD provides extra traction in challenging conditions and increased pulling power. A differential lock also delivers more on-the-go engagement.

Twin Touch™ pedals

Loader in action

Easy-to-use transmissions

1 & 2 Series – Hydrostatic transmission with Twin Touch™ pedals for ease of use and precise operation.

3 & 4 Series – eHydro™ and PowrReverser™ transmissions available on selected tractors.

eHydro provides an exclusive three range electronic hydrostatic transmission with effortless Twin Touch pedals.

PowrReverser allows clutchless, hydraulic shifting between forward and reverse with a single lever.

Lift and towing hitches

A wide range of efficient and powerful lift and towing hitches, for both the front and rear, increase the versatility of your tractor.

Independent PTO

Forget the days of stopping the tractor and manually engaging the PTO. With the electro-hydraulic PTO you can turn on your implement while you’re on-the-go, to get your work done faster and easier.

6-Year Powertrain Warranty† 1-4 Series Lifestyle Tractors

1 - 4 Series Tractors

Difference between E, M and R Series Tractors

E Series Tractors

Affordability without compromise - The E Series offers you everything you’d expect in a John Deere tractor – quality, comfort, convenience and reliability – all at a budget friendly price.

M Series Tractors

Mid-range features, premium value - Take all the incredible attributes of an E Series Tractor, add more power and control and you have the extremely capable M Series. Efficient to operate, built with John Deere quality.

R Series Tractors

Simply the ultimate - A series of tractors with all the quality, versatility, performance and comfort you’ve come to expect from a John Deere. With added premium specifications and deluxe comfort features.


Compact Utility Tractor

Whether you want to mow, dig out stubborn plants and roots, load gravel or lift firewood, this super capable sub-compact tractor lets you switch tools or attachments easily and quickly, even without leaving your seat. Plus combine perfect stability and ride comfort with easy parking and storage and you’ve got the ultimate solution for your place.

  • 22 hp (16 kW) 3-cyl. diesel engine
  • Easy-to-operate, two speed hydrostatic transmission
  • Twin Touch foot controls
  • Standard 4WD and power steering
  • Category 1, 3-point hitch for quick hookup of implements
  • Independent mid and rear PTO (optional front)
  • Accurately set rear implement depth or adjust cutting height with Select Control
  • Optional iMatch™ Quick-Hitch provides easy hookup and a sure fit for all Category 1 implements
  • Mid-Mower Mechanical Lift Ready


Compact Utility Tractor

It may be small in size, but don’t underestimate the amazing versatility of this sub-compact tractor. Mow, dig drains and trenches, load mulch or lift and carry garden waste with ease with plenty of implement and attachment options available to fit the 3-point hitch. Plus there’s ample power to tackle the tough jobs, with great comfort and driveability too.

  • 24 hp (18 kW) 3-cyl. diesel engine
  • Standard 4WD and power steering
  • High and Low range hydrostatic transmission
  • Twin Touch foot controls
  • Tilt steering for less fatigue
  • Cruise control, deluxe seat, ergonomic floor mat and 12 V outlet
  • Standard side fender lights for low light conditions
  • Infinite ground speeds, even at full throttle, to match the job
  • Independent mid and rear PTO (optional front)
  • Position Control allows accurate depth setting of implement or cutting height of mower deck


Compact Utility Tractor

If you’re after a compact utility tractor that takes multi-tasking in its stride, you can’t go past the 2036R. It’s specifically designed for customers who desire the power and productivity of a compact tractor that can mow, load soil and gravel, dig post holes, or lift and carry almost anything around your property without making compromises on ease of operation or quality.

  • 36 hp (28 kW) 3-cyl. diesel engine
  • Standard 4WD, cruise control and power steering
  • eThrottle for increased efficiency and improved fuel economy
  • CommandCut™ electronic height-of-cut control
  • Easy-to-operate, two speed hydrostatic transmission
  • Twin Touch foot controls
  • Tilt steering for more comfort
  • Comfortable and roomy operator station with a deluxe cushion seat, multiple storage compartments and 12-V outlet
  • Category 1, 3-point rear hitch, with optional front 3-point hitch
  • Independent mid and rear PTO (optional Front)


Compact Utility Tractor

Does an affordable, manoeuvrable compact utility tractor really have to come at the expense of performance or capability? Not when it’s a John Deere, through and through. Tackle basic jobs like loading soil, gravel and hay, tilling large garden areas and light farm work without compromise with the budget-friendly 3038E.

  • 37 hp (28 kW) 3-cyl. diesel engine
  • Easy-to-operate, two-range hydrostatic transmission
  • Twin Touch foot controls
  • Tight turning capabilities even with a loader attached
  • Simple, intuitive colour coded controls
  • Comfortable operator station with contoured cushion seat
  • Standard 4WD and power assisted steering
  • Independent rear PTO power for implements
  • Versatile 3-point rear hitch compatible with dozens of implements
  • Optional iMatch™ Quick-Hitch allows for easy implement hookup


Compact Utility Tractor

When you’re after all the power and control of a fully-grown farm tractor but the size and versatility of a compact utility tractor, choose the very capable 4049M. With a 4-cylinder diesel engine, eHydro transmission, 4WD and intuitive control console, you’ve everything you need to slash long grass, rake driveways and complete a variety of jobs on the farm effectively and easily.

  • 49 hp (36 kW) 4-cyl. diesel turbocharged engine
  • Comfortable open station with mechanical seat suspension for a comfortable ride
  • Standard 4WD and power steering
  • Easy-to-operate 12F/12R PowrReverser or eHydro transmission
  • Twin Touch foot controls for unmatched productivity; no clutching or shifting required
  • Independent rear PTO is standard, front PTO is optional
  • Wet-disc brakes provide positive stopping power and long life
  • 3-point hitch lever features easy-to-adjust increments for accurate positioning and depth stop control
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Keep your tractor running like the day you took delivery.

Genuine John Deere Service and Support

From advice and sales to maintenance and repairs, your local John Deere dealer has everything you need to keep your investment running like clockwork.

Our fully qualified John Deere technicians provide world-class service and support for your equipment. So you can rest assured knowing that your equipment is fine-tuned and running like the day you got it.

Plus our genuine parts are also guaranteed for 6 months when installed by a John Deere dealer^.

Nothing Runs Like a Deere™