- In the Compact utility sector the 790 at 27 hp, similar to the previous 770, and the 990 at 41 hp were introduced. The 990 was a combination of the old 1050 and the previous 970. They would last till 2007, at which time John Deere re badged them. They exist in 2012 as the 3005 ( 790) and the 4005 ( 990). In the compact and now subcompact segment these are all that is left that is not hydrostatic.
- The year 2000 was not an active year for new John Deere tractor launches but did yield the 48 hp 4700. But the year 2001 produced 32 new green-and-yellow tractors. Starting with the 40 hp 990 Advantage Series compact diesel tractor this was only the beginning. Two new 5005 Series Advantage were also added. These were the 45 hp 5105 and 53 hp 5205.
- Early in 2001 the 5020 Series utility tractors was introduced. These were the 45 hp 5220, 55 hp 5320, 65 hp 5420, and 75 hp 5520. But the big news for John Deere came in August 2001 in a dealer meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico where 24 new tractors from 65 to 450 horsepower were introduced. Breaking things down these were the 6003, 6020, 8020/8020T, 9020 and 9020T Series tractors.
- These were the 85 hp 6403, 95 hp 6603, 65 hp 6120, 72 hp 6220, 80v 6320, 90 hp 6420 in the smaller 6000 Series tractors.
- In the row crop tractor the ten models were the 170 hp 8120/8120T, 190 hp 8220/8220T, 215 hp 8320/8320T, 235 hp 8420/8420T, and 256 hp 8520/8520T. As has been the case since 1996 John Deere has been the only company to offer row crop tractors in both wheel and rubber tracks.
- The 9000 Series 4WD were replaced with the 280 hp 9120, 325 hp 9220, 375 hp 9320/9320T, 425 hp 9420/9420T, and the largest John Deere tractor in history up to that point the 450 hp 9520/9520T. The 8020/9020 tractors got features like Independent Link Suspension and ActiveSeat to give the farmer a more comfortable and productive day in the field.
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