FAQ: John Deere's 3E Series | Lasseter Tractor Company

The 3E Series is a fan-favorite compact tractor, highly versatile and full of potential. Ranging from 24.7-37.3 engine horsepower, the 3E Series is a reasonable home tractor for lawn use while still powerful enough to maintain 10-20 acres of land, trails, lots and more. With dozens of user-friendly features and implements, these machines will be of use in every corner of your property no matter how long your task list. But we want to be sure you're getting your hands on the best tractor in the series for you. Read on to learn about all of the 3E models. 

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At First Glance

The 3E Series is a mid-sized compact tractor, popular amongst both home and land owners. It's a great choice for mowing overgrown lawns, moving materials, landscaping, planting food plots and much more. 

What are the 3E Series Models?


  • 24.7 horsepower
  • 19.4 PTO power
  • 60-inch wheelbase
  • 1,356 lb lift capacity


  • 31.2 horsepower
  • 25 PTO power
  • 62.8-inch wheelbase
  • 1,356 lb lift capacity


  • 37.3 horsepower
  • 30 PTO power
  • 62.8-inch wheelbase
  • 1,356 lb lift capacity

What implements are compatible?

All 3E Series tractors feature a Category 1-type hitch with iMatch™ Quick-Hitch providing a user-friendly experience, easily attaching implements and a guaranteed fit with all Category 1 implements. Some of our most popular Category 1 implements are the backhoe, box blade, rotary cutter, front blade and loader.

A Closer Look

Which model is right for me? 

The biggest difference you'll notice between 3E Series tractors is their horsepower. Depending on the size of your land and the chores you'll need to accomplish, you may need more or less horsepower. View our horsepower blog to decide which 3E is best for you and your property. 

How Much Horsepower Does Your Compact Tractor Need?

How does it compare to the 3R and 3D Series?

3E Series

  • 24.7-37.3 horsepower
  • Twin Touch™ hydrostatic transmission controls
  • On-board diagnostics
  • Category 1 3-Pt Hitch compatible with dozens of attachments

3R Series

  • 32.2-45.3 horsepower
  • PowrReverser™ or E-hydro transmission with Twin Touch™ pedals
  • Optional cab with heat and air-conditioning
  • AutoConnect™ deck compatible for attachment in seconds

3D Series

  • 24.7-42.2 horsepower
  • Heavy Duty Drive Train with Gear Drive Transmission 8F/8R
  • On-board diagnostics
  • Category 1 3-Pt Hitch compatible with dozens of attachments

How do I attach my implements?

Easily connect the AutoConnect™ Mid-Mount Mower Deck by driving over the deck ramps and listening for the deck and PTO to attach. Once attached, adjust the Height of Cut knob to your preference, and start mowing. Back in and pick up rear implements without even leaving your seat with the iMatch™ system by utilizing one connector for the tractor's PTO shaft and a designated connector for each implement. 

Learn More

These are just the basics of the 3E Series, as compared to other tractors in the 3 Family. If you're needing more detail or advice regarding the best John Deere tractor for your property, reach out to one of our experts today!

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