The 1.642 L displacement, liquid-cooled 3TNV88C-NJT Yanmar® diesel engine provides 31.2 hp to the 2032R.
Number of cylinders
Gross engine hp*
Gross engine ps*
100 cu. in. (1.642L)
*Engine hp (kW), gross SAE J1995: 31.2 (23) @ 2500 rpm, PS
Displacement, in.3 (L): 100.2 (1.642)
The 1.568L displacement, turbocharged liquid-cooled 3TNV86T-NJT Yanmar® diesel engine provides 37.3 hp to the 2038R.
95.8 cu. in. (1.568L)
*Engine hp (kW), gross SAE J1995: 37.3 (27.4) @ 2500 rpm, PS
Displacement, in.3 (L): 95.8 (1.568L)
The engine uses the latest technologies to optimize fuel economy, improve control and accuracy, and reduce environmental impact.
The common rail system (CRS) optimizes fuel economy and reduces operating costs*. High-pressure injection atomizes fuel into finer particles which burn more completely. It results in improved fuel economy and a lower cost of operation.
The electronic control unit (ECU) provides optimum fuel control and accuracy. ECU monitors and controls the engine. It continuously monitors engine conditions and adjusts the fuel delivery accordingly to ensure optimum performance and emissions.
The engine comes with an after-treatment system. The system operates automatically. The exhaust filter consists of a diesel particulate filter (DPF) which captures particulate matter (PM) contained in the exhaust gas. Using a natural cleaning process, most of the PM trapped in the exhaust filter is eliminated by the heat of the exhaust stream generated by normal use. In situations of low temperature, engine speed or load factor, an active cleaning cycle is initiated. In this cleaning cycle, the exhaust gas temperature is raised by injecting additional fuel during the exhaust stroke of normal vehicle operation to the diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC).
After many hours of use, the exhaust filter may require an ash removal service.
Depending on the load that the tractor is under, as well as ambient temperature, humidity, and engine speed, the DPF may build up with particulate matter, thus requiring cleaning. Filter cleaning is determined by one of three conditions:
Once one of the three conditions has been met, filter cleaning will occur.
There are three different types of filter cleaning processes:
Passive filter cleaning occurs naturally when the engine is generating enough heat to oxidize particulate matter. This automatic process occurs continuously during normal operating conditions. No tractor icons or symbols appear on the display during passive filter cleaning.
NOTE: Passive filter cleaning requires no operator involvement, and there is no interruption to tractor operation.
If conditions (temperature, load, or speed) for passive filter cleaning cannot be achieved, then particulate matter is removed using active filter cleaner.
To achieve the required conditions, exhaust temperature management (ETM) manages the initiation and duration of active filter cleaning. ETM can adjust numerous engine parameters and/or inject a small quantity of fuel into the exhaust stream for a short duration. The fuel turns to vapor and chemically reacts with the catalysts in the DOC to create heat to oxidize particulate matter.
It is important to note that at no time is fuel in the DOC/DPF ignited, and there is no interruption to tractor operation.
Like passive filter cleaning, active filter cleaning requires no operator involvement, and there is no interruption to tractor operation.
In some instances where passive and active filter cleaning have not fully cleaned the particulate matter from the system, a parked filter cleaning may need to take place. Most likely, the only time a parked filter cleaning will need to occur is when automatic filter cleaning has been disabled for an extended period of time and multiple warnings to engage filter cleaning were ignored or if the tractor has been used during light load conditions. Additionally, when the automatic filter cleaning process has been deliberately interrupted multiple times, or if active filter cleaning has failed numerous times due to a failed component, a parked filter cleaning may be requested. In these rare instances the operator will have to park the tractor and start the filter cleaning process.
The parked filter cleaning process needs to be activated based on usage and operation of the tractor. The process will take approximately 30 minutes. See operator’s manual for more details.
The emissions system on this engine constantly monitors the soot level of the tractor, making sure the tractor is always in peak performance condition. This ensures high performance at all times.
NOTE: Number of hours since last regeneration and soot level percentage viewable on LCD display.
For more information regarding EPA regulations and the technology behind John Deere Integrated Emissions Control systems, please visit the following link:
Yanmar TNV Series engine offers these features:
The 2032R and 2038R Tractors are equipped with a two-range hydrostatic transmission (HST) incorporated in a die-cast aluminum transmission case. Fluid under pressure transmits engine power to the drive wheels via a closed-loop pump and motor arrangement. Infinite ground speeds allow the operator to match the speed of the tractor to the job.
Safety features of the HST transmission include:
Key John Deere advantages – John Deere’s Twin Touch foot controls offer several key advantages over competitive HST models tractors.
An electronic cruise control is standard equipment on the 2032R and 2038R Tractors. Cruise control is electronically engaged and disengaged using a toggle switch located on the right-hand console.
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The operator station has been designed to allow for greater operator comfort and increased visibility. The ergonomic layout and convenient color coded controls allow for easy identification and operation. The design of the operator station allows operators to sit “in” as opposed to “on” which provides comfort and increased stability.
Below are other key features of the 2032R and 2038R Tractor operator’s station:
The thick, soft padding on this seat provides a smooth and comfortable ride. A high, scalloped back makes it easier for the operator to turn to view rear implements.
Key features of the operator’s station include:
One of the greatest operator concerns involves difficulty in attaching tractor implements. John Deere has addressed this issue with the iMatch Quick-Hitch.
The iMatch Quick-Hitch provides easy hookup and a guaranteed fit for all Category 1 implements that are designed to meet the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Category 1 Standard S278.6 for quick-attach hitches.
NOTE: The bushing set can be seen in the picture above. These bushings allow the hooks on the iMatch and the pins on the implement to fit together properly. All other implements (box blades, tillers, rear blades, etc.) will require a set of bushings to enlarge the pin to fit with the iMatch hooks. Bushings of different lengths can be found in the parts system or through a bushing supplier (see dimensions below).
The 2032R and 2038R tractors feature a newly designed, CommandCut™ mower deck lift system, which allows quick and accurate adjustments of the mower deck with the turn of a dial and the bump of a lever. Control callouts make operation simple and repeatable. The height of cut setting dial and raise/lower lever are conveniently located on the right-hand console and easily accessible by the operator. Some of the key benefits of this system are:
Regular service and maintenance are essential to the performance, productivity, and longevity of the tractor.
All items in the daily service schedule can be performed without the use of tools:
NOTE: Always refer to the operator’s manual for complete maintenance and service recommendations.
The 2032R and 2038R Tractors come equipped with the eThrottle feature. This feature is designed to make the tractor quieter and use less fuel. With eThrottle engaged, the engine rpm and transmission speed will increase as the Twin Touch™ pedals are depressed. This feature can be beneficial for use in many different applications, especially for front loader work and when transporting on roads or in parking lots. To enable the system, producers press the switch located on the right side of the front console. Once the system is enabled, engine speed will then increase or decrease in unison as the Twin Touch transmission pedals are depressed. For loader work, producers will get maximum benefit from the system by increasing engine rpm with the hand throttle to at least 50 percent. Once the hand throttle is set, eThrottle will help provide the feeling of a power boost when the producer is filling the bucket with material from a pile. The harder the Twin Touch pedal is pressed, the more engine speed available. In this scenario, as the producer presses the pedal, the engine will operate between 50 percent throttle and 100 percent throttle. It will not go below 50 percent until the hand throttle is lowered back down. For transport applications, it is recommended to engage eThrottle but leave the hand throttle set to low idle so that eThrottle can control the entire range of engine speed from 0 percent up to 100 percent. In power take-off (PTO) applications such as mowing or snow blowing, eThrottle is not recommended because PTO implements usually require a constant speed in order to properly function.
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¹Offer valid for $250 off all New John Deere Sub-Compact and Compact Tractors when purchased with two or more John Deere or Frontier Implements purchased from an authorized John Deere dealer between 05 August 2020 and 30 Oct 2020. Each implement must have a minimum List Price of $350. Prices and models may vary by dealer. This can be combined with the regular installment options. Sales made to government agencies, company direct sales or other businesses/agencies that participate in John Deere's Special Discount Program or Rental Business Program are not eligible. Offer is available only on New John Deere Sub-Compact and Compact Utility Tractors only at participating United States dealers. Prices and savings are in U.S. dollars.
¹Offer available on qualifying purchases made between 05 August 2020 to 30 October 2020. Prices and models may vary by dealer. Save $2,000 USD on 2032R only. This cannot be combined with the regular installment options. Sales made to government agencies, company direct sales or other businesses/agencies that participate in John Deere's Special Discount Program or Rental Business Program are not eligible. Some restrictions apply. See participating dealer for details and other financing options. Offer is available only at participating United States dealers. Prices and savings are in U.S. dollars.
²Offer available on qualifying purchases made between 05 August 2020 to 30 October 2020. Prices and models may vary by dealer. Save $2,000 USD on 2038R only. This cannot be combined with the regular installment options. Sales made to government agencies, company direct sales or other businesses/agencies that participate in John Deere's Special Discount Program or Rental Business Program are not eligible. Some restrictions apply. See participating dealer for details and other financing options. Offer is available only at participating United States dealers. Prices and savings are in U.S. dollars.
¹Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 05 August 2020 to 30 October 2020. Subject to approved installment credit with John Deere Financial. No down payment required. $16.67 per month for every $1,000 financed. 0% APR for 60 months only. Taxes, freight, setup and delivery charges could increase monthly payment. Sales made to government agencies, company direct sales or other businesses/agencies that participate in John Deere's Special Discount Program or in John Deere's Rental Business Program are not eligible. Available at participating U.S. dealers. Prices and models may vary by dealer. Offer available on new equipment and in the U.S. only. Prices and savings in U.S. dollars.
²Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 05 August 2020 to 30 October 2020. Subject to approved installment credit with John Deere Financial. No down payment required. $14.68 per month for every $1,000 financed. 1.90% APR for 72 months only. Taxes, freight, setup and delivery charges could increase monthly payment. Sales made to government agencies, company direct sales or other businesses/agencies that participate in John Deere's Special Discount Program or in John Deere's Rental Business Program are not eligible. Available at participating U.S. dealers. Prices and models may vary by dealer. Offer available on new equipment and in the U.S. only. Prices and savings in U.S. dollars.
³Offer available on qualifying purchases made between 05 August 2020 to 30 October 2020. Prices and models may vary by dealer. Save $1,500 USD on 2032R only. This can only be combined with the regular installment options. Sales made to government agencies, company direct sales or other businesses/agencies that participate in John Deere's Special Discount Program or Rental Business Program are not eligible. Some restrictions apply. See participating dealer for details and other financing options. Offer is available only at participating United States dealers. Prices and savings are in U.S. dollars.
The ballast box can be used to carry additional ballast for greater tractor stability.
A 9-in. high extension can be added to ballast box for even greater capacity.
A bushing kit is required for the ballast box to be used with the iMatch™ Quick Hitch.
A 23-cm (9-in.) high extension can be added to ballast box for even greater capacity.
The hitch utilizes a standard Category 1 configuration for connection to the tractor Category 1 hitch.
A bushing kit is required for the ballast box to be used with the iMatch™ Quick-Hitch.
The ballast box extension is only available through Parts; it is not a factory option.
Fits John Deere lawn and garden tow behind attachments.
Customers, please contact your local John Deere dealer for availability and pricing information.Magnetic hitch pinOrder number: LP63768
Attached to the engine cylinder block, the engine coolant heater plugs into a 120-V electrical outlet to warm the engine for fast cold-weather starts.
NOTE: It is recommended to install optional engine coolant heater, transmission oil heater, and battery heating pad (A22400P - ordered through A and I) if operating machine in temperatures below -18 ⁰C (0⁰F).
Optional rear fender extensions are available to provide additional tire coverage and to protect the operator station from mud and debris.
This hitch can be ordered as an option code within the given implements with which it is compatible (59 Snow Blower, 366 Front Blade, or 60 Front Broom), or it can be ordered as an attachment for field conversion. If the operator already has the hitch, the other implements will need to be ordered with the less hitch code so a second hitch is not ordered.
Allows the operator to hang up to 10 weights on the tractor and retain them securely. This kit helps maintain stability when using rear 3-point hitch implements and a loader is not installed on the tractor. Proper ballast is essential for safety and to ensure the durability of the tractor components.
Two additional kits can be added as dealer-installed options:
This kit provides light to the rear of the tractor for evening work.
For open-station tractors only, this kit contains individual light.
Allow 30 minutes to install.
NOTE: Kit includes one rear light.NOTE: Both the rear- and forward-work lights are compatible together and with the light-brush guard kits. The light kit contains a two-to-four pigtail that plugs into the main harness, as if only plugging one set of lights, providing two sets of plugs to use for forward and rear-work lights. The forward light is installed on top of the brush guard, and the rear light is installed inside the ROPS using the bolt holding the light and brush guard on.NOTE: For 102E3 and 1026R Tractors – kit interference during backhoe operations (mounted inside ROPS) – use LVB25546 forward-light kit as an alternative.
The forward-lighting kit provides extra visibility when working in dark conditions. Lights attach to the brush guards located on the rollover protective structure (ROPS). Each kit contains two lights.
NOTE: Requires BLV10400 warning light brush guard kit and LVB26026 light kit harness. Not compatible with LVB25547 rear work light kit (1023E).
NOTE: Requires BLV10400 warning light brush guard kit. Not compatible with LVB25547 rear work light kit (1025R, 2025R, 2032R, 2038R, 3025E, 3032E, 3038E, 4105, 4044M, 4052M, 4066M).
NOTE: Requires BLV10620 premium warning light brush guard kit. Not compatible with LVB25547 rear work light kit (3033R, 3039R, 3046R, 4044R, 4052R, 4066R).
Rollover protective structure (ROPS) mounted LED work lights
An optional LED work light kit is available for all open-station compact utility tractors. These lights provide extra visibility when working in dark conditions and have 180-degree rotation to face forward or backward. The kit contains two lights and the mounting hardware required for installation.
This lighting kit is mounted to the warning light brush guard kit, which is mounted to the ROPS and requires attachment BLV10400 for installation. The halogen work light kit attachment is still available (LVB25546).
An optional premium light kit is available to provide extra visibility when working in dark conditions. The premium light kit includes the following:
ROPS warning-light brush guards protect turn signal/warning lights from damage caused by low branches on trees.
Two guards are included in each kit and are for open-operator station (OOS) tractors only.
Provide added traction in snowy and icy conditions.
The optional wheel spacers extend the rear tread setting by 60 mm (2.4 in.) on each side, further increasing stability, operator confidence and overall productivity. The maximum overall width of the tractor with optional wheel spacers is 1520 mm (59.8 in.).
The canopy attaches to the open operator station rollover protective structure (ROPS). The 1613.2-mm (63.5-in.) long, 1322.7-mm (52-in.) wide ABS canopy can offer protection to the operator from inclement weather and direct overhead sunlight.
NOTE: Additional mounting brackets are required to adapt the canopy (LVB25334) to ROPS. See ordering information below.
NOTE: Deluxe canopy (LVB25785) includes additional headliner and marker lights for select open station models and also requires LVB25332.
Provides the operator the necessary shade and protection from the elements.
One of the greatest customer concerns involves difficulty in attaching tractor implements. John Deere has addressed this issue with the iMatch Quick-Hitch.
The iMatch Quick-Hitch provides easy hookup and a guaranteed fit for all Category 1 implements that are designed to meet the ASAE Category 1 Standard S278.6 for quick-attach hitches.
NOTE: In the picture above, you see the bushing set. These bushings allow the hooks on the iMatch and the pins on the implement to fit together properly. All other implements (box blades, tillers, rear blades, etc.) will require a set of bushings to enlarge the pin to fit with the iMatch hooks. Bushings of different lengths can be found in the parts system or through a bushing supplier (see dimensions below).
This bushing kit is for use with Category 1 implements (ballast box) to make them function correctly with the iMatch Quick-Hitch.
The 42-lb (19-kg) Quik-Tatch weight can be used to counterbalance a heavy front or rear attachment and/or provide greater stability, especially when operating on hills.
Weights are constructed of cast iron and weigh approximately 42 lb (19 kg) each.
We design our Compact Utility Tractor Hoods for the harsh, extreme environments they are intended to be used in. We have developed them to be tough and durable. How tough? See what happens when you drop an 8.8 lb (4 kg) Shot Put on one of our composite hoods in – 20 F. (- 28.89 C) temperatures. Don’t do that with a metal hood.
My main issue is the electronic height control of the mower deck. I have a lot of fencing and wanted to use a belly mower instead of one on the 3 point. I also did not move as quickly as I wanted to the property. I did not mow very often. But I started having issues with the electronic height control. It would go all over the place. I also had a hydraulic oil leak, and the PTO engagement was intermittent. I paid the $100 to send it back to the dealer. They said it was me, sent it back to me. I had the same issues, eventually the PTO would not engage at all. I sent it back, said the PTO did not engage and the height is still all over the place, mainly putting the deck into the ground. They told me, they found a hydraulic oil leak, no charge to repair, need to order a gasket. They found bad wiring on the PTO solenoid. They also said the actuator for the deck height is broken and not under warranty. Since it was uncommon, Deere won't replace it. Cost is $1700 or so, I don't remember, but it was more than I would spend on a essentially brand new tractor. I checked the internet, common issue, most broke within first year of ownership. Since I did not need to mow much now, it broke after the warranty. Winter project will be to see if I can repair the actuator, if I can't I will get a mower for the 3 point.
Tractor other than being brand new and having these issues, is pretty good. At the least, I do not recommend the belly mower. For as expensive as this tractor is, it will probably be my first and last Deere.
From: Shamong, NJ
Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger
Usage Frequency: Monthly
Level of Expertise: Intermediate
As another user reported, the bucket on my 2017 2032R (loader 220R) does not hold it’s tilt back or its position!! If I load the bucket it starts to flop back and forth while driving the tractor causing the load to shift and spill. It will not hold in position. I have to constantly keep rolling it back. Even holding the control engaged, it will still flop. When empty it will do the same, just takes longer (1-2 min) and then bangs back and forth while driving. I took it to the dealer and was told it was within normal tolerances. Very disappointed in this John Deere tractor/loader. What a poor crappy design. My Orange tractor did not do this. There are some aspects I really liked on this over my old Orange tractor, so I bought a new Green one, but this bucket issue driving me back to Orange. If JD would acknowledge this design flaw and correct it, they would have a 5 star unit.
From: Plain City, UT
Level of Expertise: Expert
Wish I had this tractor a long time ago; the amount of time savings its given me getting things done is amazing. I live on an acreage so have a lot of mowing to do in addition to utilizing the implements (snow blower, loader, backhoe)- so the one gripe I have that PLEASE JD IF YOU'RE LISTENING- COME OUT WITH DYNAMIC MULCH CONTROL ON THE 7 IRON MOWING DECKS that ship with the 1-3 series tractors. It was awesome to switch back & forth between discharge and mulching on my old x500 series AccelDeep Deck and ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS is this feature:) I'm' not saying this should hold buyers back from the purchase, I just hope JD sees this and comes out with an on the fly (without uninstalling) mulch kit for the 60D deck so I can switch back and forth as I'm mowing. great tractor, highly recommend!
From: omaha, NE
Length of Ownership: 3months
Usage Frequency: Weekly
The bucket on my 2032r does not hold it’s tilt back or its position. If I leave the tractor with the bucket raised it will be on the ground in 15 minutes. If I load the bucket with wood to be moved bucket slowly drops while moving the load.I took it to my dealer and he told me it was within normal tolerances. Very disappointed in this John Deere tractor.
I purchased this tractor last July and can't believe I lived without one this long! I added the heavy duty bucket and I highly recommend this upgrade, it has come in handy being able to lift items with chains with the bucket. I also opted for the backhoe attachment, it has plenty of power for digging, I used it to cut drainage ditches across my road which is hard shale and it had no problem digging. other attachments I have or a box blade and a large spreader that saved my back sanding the driveway this past winter, although they are not JD attachments they worked great even though they're not JD Green in color. Overall I love this tractor and very pleased with it's performance and fuel economy as well. If you're debating between the 1 series and the 2 series, spend the extra money on the 2 series you won't regret it.
From: Upstate NY
Length of Ownership: 6months
Purchased the 2032R a little over a year ago. I added the loader, 59" front mount snow blower and Curtis cab with heat. I also added the 3rd SCV as I bought a 60" grapple. Lighting was insufficient for blowing snow so I added a 30" led bar light on the roof of cab and 2-4" led lights on the rear. The tractor is awesome! So far, there is no chore that this tractor struggled. Starts every time. All switches, hydraulics, etc. all work as they are intended. You would not believe the logs I pick up with the grapple! I found out quickly that rear ballast was needed! Great quality and great tractor. Can't say the same for the dealership in Edinboro, PA.
From: Erie, PA
I own a turf management business and use this tractor to pull a 72in APS seeder and it handles it very well. A lot of power on a nice size frame for lawn work. I have had it for over a year now and I have no complaints what so ever. John Deere did a great job on this model series.
From: Maryland, USA
Changing implements is very easy. I can remove the loader and install the mower in less than 5 minutes. The only words of caution is not to get diesel fuel on the plastic fenders. It will take the gloss off of the plastic. I now cover around the fuel tank with a towel to catch any drips that may occur. Everything else about this tractor is amazing! The drive over mower took a little practice but now it easy. Cutting the grass with a 72" mower is really fast. The imatch system makes it easy to switch from one implement to another. I would also recommend the quick disconnect for the hydraulic lines for the loader. I can remove the loader without even getting off the tractor.
From: South Rockwood, Berlin Charter Twp, MI, USA
I purchased the 2032R in June of 2017, newest version. Previously had a 2025 that was 4 years old and just thought this new one would be a little more capable and boy is it. In addition, the seat is significantly more comfortable, new dash and control layout much nicer and I really like the new loader control much better. I added the convenient hydraulic fast block, now I don't even leave the seat to remove and attach the loader. Got the 62" mid mount mower and front end loader at the time of purchase and couldn't be happier. Also had the optional work light kit installed and rear tires loaded. Also like the fuel filling is now on the rear fender instead of up by the hood.
From: Warsaw, NY
I would like to see a cab for this tractor. Air seat would be nice for this tractor. But been having problem with my drive over deck. Gauge is set in one place like 3 1/2 " and then while cutting it will drop to lower number. Do not know why it does that. Any one else have that problem?
From: Ripon, WI 54971, USA
Excellent design and confront his number one . I’ve owned a 1025R, I purchased a 2032R in 2016 it was OK just very uncomfortable. So I traded that in for a 2032 R My 17 it has comfort design and is so much more that I could ever hope for and a tractor I highly recommend the 2032 my 17 you won’t be disappointed!
From: Keeseville, NY 12944, USA
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