John Deere 5E Series vs. Mahindra 4500 Series

posted on Thursday, June 14, 2018 in The Deere Difference

John Deere 5E Series vs. Mahindra 4500 Series Utility Tractors

The John Deere 5E Series and the Mahindra 4500 Series Utility Tractors offer similar dimensions, horsepower ranges, and configurations. We put them to the test and outlined a few key comparisons for you. Check out the outline and video below, and we think you’ll agree that the John Deere 5E Series Utility Tractor is the clear superior choice!



John Deere 5E Series    

Mahindra 4550 Series    

Hood Materials:  

Rugged Composite

(resists dents & won’t rust)


Reinforced Steel

(prone to rust & fading)     

Base Machine Weight:  

5045E is 4,189 pounds


4550 is 4,267 pounds


5045E is 50 hp at 2,100 RPMs, 3-cylinder, 179 cubic-inches, turbo-charged

  • Lower engine RPM means less fuel consumption, noise, & engine wear & tear


4550 is 48 hp at 2,300 RPMs, 4-cylinder, 166.7 cubic-inches, naturally aspirated


17.5 gpm

  • 11.5 implement/6.0 steering

1st outlet, standard

  • Hydraulics when you need them most


13.7 gpm 

  • 8.7 implement/5.0 steering

1st outlet, optional



Planetary drives have three point contact for longer life-

  • Just like we use on our four-wheel drive tractors


Mahindra uses bull gear drives, which are lower cost and old technology

Operator Comfort:  

Comfort & ergonomics are key

Controls are easy-to-use

Operator is "clean" and clear, and provides operator with good comfort & visibility    


Operator station is not easy to maneuver 

Transmission hump in the middle of the operator station makes it harder to maneuver

Seat springs don't provide premium comfort

Levers are hard to get to and get in the way of tractor operation




Three-Point Hitch:  

3,192 pounds (24-inches behind lift point)

  • 882-pound lift advantage over Kubota    


3,314 pounds (24-inches behind lift point)


Loader Capacity & Specs:  

512 Loader (2WD only)- lift capacity, 2,200 pounds

  • Good price point loader
  • 2 bucket options (66-inch and 73-inch), round back, quick change    


4550-2L- lift capacity, 2,866 pounds

  • 1 bucket option (60-inch square back, skid steer attachment)  



90 service points in 800 hrs

  • Fewer tasks & maintenance intervals, lower costs

94 service points in 800 hrs

  • 4% more, but adjusting valves & tightening head bolts also has to happen at 1,000 hours



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