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Experience the epitome of versatility and efficiency with the John Deere 1023E Sub-Compact Tractor. Designed to deliver premium performance in a compact form, this sub-compact tractor is a testament to John Deere’s commitment to quality, innovation, and reliability. Whether you’re a homeowner with a small farm or a professional landscaper, the 1023E is tailored to meet your diverse needs.

Key Features of the JOHN DEERE 1023E Sub-Compact Tractor:

Efficient Implement Management:

  • Designed to minimize downtime by streamlining implement swaps for various tasks.
  • Drive-over deck ensures a simple and rapid connection process.

Advanced Implement Attachment Systems:

  • AutoConnect Deck System: Enables connection of a mid-mount mower deck within 60 seconds without leaving the seat, except for locking gauge wheels.
  • Load-N-Go Attachment: Facilitates easy movement of the AutoConnect Deck with John Deere Loader using Load-N-Go ramps.
  • Quik-Park™ Loader System: Swift mounting and removal of 120R Quik-Park™ Loaders within a minute, requiring no tools.
  • Quik-Tatch™ Front Hitch: Tool-less switching for front implements like snow blowers or rotary brooms.
  • iMatch™ Quick-Hitch: Rapid hookup of Category 1 implements without leaving the seat.
  • Quik-Knect™ System: Efficient connection of PTO-driven implements with minimal physical effort.

Multi-Implement Capability:

  • Standard dual SCVs allow up to three implements mounted simultaneously, enhancing operational flexibility.
  • Addition of a third SCV kit significantly increases the number of implement combinations.

Twin Touch™ Foot Controls and Hydrostatic Transmission:

  • Twin Touch pedals for quick and easy speed and direction changes.
  • Ideal for loader or mower applications requiring frequent adjustments.
  • No clutching for fast direction changes with infinite ground speeds.

Superior Maneuverability and Operation:

  • Standard 4WD and power steering for excellent control.
  • Narrow overall width allows operation in tight spaces.
  • High horsepower-to-weight ratio reduces ground compaction, making it ideal for mowing.
  • Fully-independent PTO allows engagement without stopping tractor movement.

Comfortable Operator’s Station:

  • Ergonomic open operator’s station (1023E) designed for comfort and increased visibility.
  • Thick, textured rubber floor mat reduces vibrations and absorbs shock and noise.
  • Convenient controls, color-coded for quick identification.
  • Foldable ROPS for protection during operation and ease of storage.

Enhanced Visibility and Lighting:

  • Sloping hood design improves visibility during front loader work.
  • Standard lighting equipment for extended working hours.

Updated Instrumentation:

  • Standard instrumentation for operational convenience and confidence.
  • Includes tach/hour meter, oil-pressure indicator light, alternator-indicator light, flashing-warning lights, and coolant-temperature light.

Comfort Features:

  • Spring suspension seat for operator comfort with fore/aft adjustment.
  • Mower deck height-adjustment knob with detent for precise adjustments.
  • Beverage holder and additional storage for convenience.

Fuel Management:

  • Convenient fuel fill location on the left-hand side fender.
  • Proximity of the fuel gauge eases the refilling process.

Flexible Mower Lift System Options:

  • Multiple options for mid-mower lift systems, including standard mechanical, optional hydraulic, and independent hydraulic lift systems.
  • Each option provides versatility in raising and lowering the mower deck, catering to different operational needs.

Specifications of the JOHN DEERE 1023E Sub-Compact Tractor:


  • Family: Yanmar®
  • Manufacturer: Yanmar®
  • Engine model: 3TNM74F-NCJT
  • Engine power (gross):
    • SAE J1995 rated power: 16 kW (21.5 hp, 21.8 PS) at 3200 rpm
  • Power take-off (PTO) power: 11.1 kW (14.9 hp)
  • Rated engine speed: 3200 rpm
  • Type: Diesel
  • Injection pump type: Indirect injection
  • Aspiration: Natural
  • Emissions compliance: Final Tier 4
  • Cylinders/displacement: Three cylinders: 0.993 L (60.6 cu in.)
  • Number of cylinders: Three
  • Cylinder liners: Cast-in-block
  • Bore and stroke: 74 x 77 mm (2.91 x 3.03 in.)
  • Compression ratio: 23.5:1
  • Lubrication: Pressurized
  • Cooling system: Water pump
  • Air cleaner: Dual element
  • Engine torque at rated speed: 47.7 Nm (35.2 lb-ft)
  • Fuel tank capacity: 24 L (6.3 U.S. gal.)


  • Battery size: 500 CCA
  • Alternator (12-V): 40 amp
  • Starter size: 1.2 kW (1.6 hp)

Fuel System:

  • Type: Indirect injection
  • Fuel consumption: Information not provided


  • Standard transmission; forward/reverse: Hydrostatic – two range
  • Left-hand reverser: No
  • Final drive: Spur gear
  • Brakes: Wet disc (left-hand pedal)
  • Steering: Power
  • Differential lock: Yes
  • Cruise control: No


  • Type: Open center
  • Pump rated output:
    • Steering: 13.2 L/min (3.5 gpm)
    • Implement: 13.2 L/min (3.5 gpm)
    • 24 L/min (6.3 gpm)
  • Pump type: Single gear
  • Maximum operating pressure: 138 bar (2000 psi)
  • Draft control sensing: Select control
  • Remote control valves available: Three

3-Point Hitch:

  • Type: Limited Category 1
  • Lift capacity, 24-in. behind link arms: 344 kg (758 lb)

Power Take-Off (PTO):

  • Standard: Rear: 540 rpm, Mid: 2100 rpm
  • Control: Independent
  • Clutch: Wet disk
  • Brake (for mid and rear PTO): Wet disk

Fluid Capacities:

  • Crankcase with filter: 2.7 L (2.9 gal.)
  • Transmission and hydraulic system: 12.3 L (3.2 gal.)

Final Drive:

  • Type: Spur gear
  • Differential lock: Yes

Operator Station:

  • Rollover protective structure: Type Foldable, Yes
  • Platform – flat/straddle: One-piece semi flat
  • Gear shift location – console/floor: Left-hand side


  • Compliance: Information not provided
  • Visibility: Information not provided
  • Air conditioning, temperature differential: Information not provided
  • Doors: Information not provided
  • Noise rating: Information not provided
  • Seat equipment: Information not provided


  • Height: Information not provided
  • Wheelbase: 1450 mm (57.1 in.)
  • Front axle clearance: 195 mm (7.7 in.)
  • Turning radius without brakes: Outside front tire: 2.51 m (8.2 ft)
  • Approximate shipping weight (open-station; cab): Open station: 656 kg (1446 lb), Cab: Not applicable


  • Front: R3 Turf: 18×8.50-10, R4: 18×8.5-10
  • Rear: R3 Turf: 26×12-12, R4: 26×12-12
  • Front tread range: 931 mm (36.7 in.)
  • Rear tread spacing: 895 mm (35.2 in.)


  • Toolbox: Yes
  • Tilt steering wheel: Information not provided
  • 12-V Outlet: Information not provided

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