What are the differences between the John Deere 3025E and 3025D Tractors?

At first glance, the John Deere 3025E and 3025D may seem pretty similar. After all, how different could one letter be? Both compact tractors offer great solutions to yard work, land management, and farm chores.

But, there are a few key differences that set each tractor apart. Belkorp Ag is here to help you break down the differences between these two tractors so you can better decide which is right for you.

Specs and Features3025E3025D
PTO Horsepower19.420.7
Turning Radius9 ft 3 in5 ft 3 in
TransmissionHydrostatic8F/8R Geared Drive
2WD or 4WD4WD4WD
3 Point HitchCategory 1Category 1
iMatch Quick-Hitch Availability
Optional Selective Control Valve
Optional Cruise Control 

What do the 3025E and 3025D tractors have in common?

  • Engine Horsepower Range

With engine horsepower that differs by only .3 hp, the 3025E and 3025D can pretty much handle the same type of jobs. For homeowners who own 5 acres of land or less, these John Deere tractors can each take on anything from yard work and hauling to gardening and managing livestock.

  • Operator Station

Both tractors offer a clean and simple operator station with features like the automatic engine shut-off, folding ROPS, and retractable seat belts to enhance operator safety. Each operator station also includes thick, comfortable seat cushions that can be adjusted to the operator’s preference.

  • Optional Selective Control Valve

Because the 3025E and 3025D can both be equipped with a field-installed rear hydraulic remote and two additional hydraulic spools, there’s potential for even greater implement performance. This rear remote can improve the operation for a variety of implements and attachments, including the hydraulic angled blade and the hydraulic scarifiers on a box blade.

  • Optional iMatch Quick-Hitch

For easier implement swaps, both the John Deere 3025E and 3025D tractors come equipped with iMatch Quick-Hitch compatibility. This optional add-on reduces the time and effort spent on switching out rear implements, making it easier to go from job to job.

How are the 3025E and 3025D tractors different?

  • Price

While both tractors pretty much run in the same price range, you’ll find the 3025D tractor to be a little more affordable than the 3025E. For a better idea, click here to request a quote online

  • Transmission

Featuring an easy-to-use hydrostatic transmission, the 3025E compact tractor offers quick direction and speed changes by eliminating the need for a clutch. This transmission also provides Twin Touch foot pedals for infinite speeds and quick reverse maneuvers. 

Using an 8F/8R synchromesh shuttle shift gear transmission instead, the 3025D features a fender-mounted gear shift lever and a column-mounted forward and reverse lever for increased efficiency. 

  • PTO Horsepower

While the 3025E and 3025D have almost identical horsepower engines, the 3025D has 6% more PTO horsepower available. Why might this matter to you? The 3025D can handle slightly larger PTO implements and greater workloads than the 3025E.

  • Optional Cruise Control

If you’re looking to regulate your speed during operation, only the 3025E tractor offers an optional cruise control feature that can be installed on the right-hand control console.

Which tractor is the best fit for you?

You might be wondering how you can make the best choice between these two workhorses. Because the 3025E and 3025D are so similar, it might seem a little tricky at first. Keep in mind the applications you plan to use your 3 Series tractor for, your budget, and the differences we’ve highlighted. If you need any help, our team at Belkorp Ag will be happy to help you find the right fit.