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John Deere 1023E

Sub-Compact Tractor

  • Powerful Final Tier 4-compliant diesel engine
  • AutoConnect™ mid-mower deck can be installed or removed in less than 5 minutes

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Spend more time working and less time switching equipment with easy implement swaps
Drive-over deck makes connection simple Drive-over deck makes connection simple

1 Family Tractors are designed to minimize the time and effort needed to switch-out implements to accommodate different jobs.


  • AutoConnect Deck System: Connect a mid-mount mower deck to the tractor in less than 60 seconds without leaving the seat except to lock the gauge wheels.
    • Load-N-Go attachment: Easily move your 54D or 60D AutoConnect Deck with your John Deere Loader after it has been disconnected from the tractor with the Load-N-Go ramps.
  • Quik-Park™ Loader System: 120R Quik-Park™ Loaders are designed for easy mounting and removal in about a minute, with no tools needed.
  • Quik-Tatch™ front hitch: Save time switching front implements like a snow blower, rotary broom, or front blade without tools.
  • iMatch™ quick-hitch: Easily hookup Category 1 implements in seconds using three fixed points to back in and pick up rear implements without leaving the seat
    • Position control hitch: Set the rear hitch height and then consistently lower the hitch to the exact height every time, which is especially useful in grading and leveling applications.
  • Quik-Knect™ system: Connect power take-off (PTO)-driven implements quickly and with low physical effort. The Quik-Knect system utilizes one connector for the tractor’s PTO shaft and a designated connector for each implement which eliminates twisting and forcing splines to align.


1 Family Tractors can have up to three implements mounted simultaneously due to standard dual selective control valves (SCVs), allowing you to switch from using one implement to another without stopping to adjust. When a third SCV kit is added, the number of possible combinations is greatly increased.

Quickly and easily change speed and directions with Twin Touch foot controls and Hydrostatic transmission (HST)
Twin Touch™ pedals Twin Touch™ pedals

The hydrostatic transmission’s infinite ground speeds and direction of travel are both controlled with the Twin Touch foot pedals.

  • Ideal for loader or mower applications where frequent direction and speed changes are needed
  • No clutching for fast direction changes
  • Match the job at hand with infinite ground speeds
Excellent maneuverability and easy operation with standard four-wheel drive (4WD) and power steering
Standard 4WD and power steering make 1 Family Tractors excellent for mowing Standard 4WD and power steering make 1 Family Tractors excellent for mowing

Both 4WD and power steering are standard equipment on the 1 Family Tractors. This combination allows for excellent maneuverability and ease of operation.

  • Narrow overall width allows you to work in tight areas where most compact tractors just cannot fit. The 144.8-cm (57-in.) wheel base and 119.4 cm (47 in.) overall width gives great stability for all types of terrain.
  • Power steering means fewer turns of the steering wheel than manual steering, which is especially valuable when mowing around obstacles or during front loader work.
  • High horsepower-to-weight ratio makes the 1 Family Tractors a good choice for a variety of tasks. The overall tractor weight reduces ground compaction and makes them excellent for mowing.
  • The fully-independent power take-off (PTO) allows engaging and disengaging of the PTO without stopping tractor movement. This is important when driving across obstacles such as driveways while mowing.
Comfortable and convenient open operator’s station
Open operator's station (1025R shown) Open operator's station (1025R shown)

The 1023E open operator station is designed for greater comfort and increased visibility.


Comfortable operation  

  • Thick, textured rubber floor mat reduces vibrations and absorbs shock and noise.
  • Step-through flat platform and fender-mounted handrails make it easy to get on and off the tractor from either side.
  • Controls are conveniently located next to the fenders and are color-coded for quick identification.
  • Easy-lift hood with dual gas-charged lift struts as standard equipment. A simple flip of the latch lets you open the rugged composite hood, providing wide open access to the engine compartment.
  • Foldable rollover protective structure (ROPS) keeps you protected during operation and improves the ability to store tractor in a garage.
Foldable Roll-Gard ROPS Foldable Roll-Gard ROPS

Foldable Roll-Gard™ ROPS is standard equipment on 1023E.

Increased visibility
Standard (and optional) lighting shown Standard (and optional) lighting shown
  • Sloping hood design provides improved visibility especially during front loader work
  • Standard lighting equipment allows you to work from early in the morning to late at night:
    • Two front-mounted sealed-beam halogen headlights
    • Two amber-flashing warning/hazard lights mounted on the side of the ROPS with reflectors
    • Built-in tail light on one warning/hazardous light
    • Additional front- and rear-light kits are available
Instrumentation Instrumentation

Updated instrumentation is standard equipment for operating convenience and confidence. Instrumentation includes:

  • Tach/hour meter
  • Oil-pressure indicator light
  • Alternator-indicator light
  • Flashing-warning lights
  • Coolant-temperature light
Suspension seat
Suspension seat Suspension seat

The spring suspension seat adjusts fore/aft for operator convenience. The seat adjustment lever is located in the center under the seat area. The seat flips forward for protection from the elements.

Mower deck height-adjustment knob
Mower deck height-adjustment knob Mower deck height-adjustment knob
  • The mower deck height-adjustment knob allows the mower height to be adjusted from 2.5 cm to 10.2 cm (1 in. to 4 in.).
  • A spring-loaded detent ensures the height position is locked into place.
  • The transport lock position holds the deck 10.2-cm (4-in.) from the ground, so that rear implements can be used separately while the mower is installed.
Beverage holder and additional storage
Beverage holder and additional storage Beverage holder and additional storage

The beverage holder is contour-molded and seated into the fender for a clean look. It is conveniently located and dual-sized to accommodate many containers. The placement of the cup holder is within arm's reach.

Additional storage is conveniently placed into the fender for loose items like keys and work gloves.

Fuel fill and fuel gauge locations
Fuel fill and fuel gauge locations Fuel fill and fuel gauge locations

The fuel fill location is conveniently accessible on the left-hand side fender. The fuel gauge is located in close proximity to make the fuel refilling process easier.

Flexibility in operation with multiple mid-mower lift system options
Mid-mower lift system options Mid-mower lift system options
Mid-mower lift system options

Standard mechanical mower lift
The standard mechanical mower lift system moves the mower in conjunction with the rear implements and comes factory-installed on 1 Family Tractors.

Optional hydraulic mower lift
The optional hydraulic mower lift system allows the mower to be raised and lowered independently of the rear implements. It uses the loader joystick to lift and lower the mower deck.

Optional independent hydraulic mower lift
The optional independent hydraulic lift system allows the mower to be raised and lowered independently of the rear and front implements. It operates using a rocker switch mounted on the tractor, located at the operator’s left knee.


For more information on this mid mower lift system click here.

Specs & Compare


Key Specs

Current Model
Engine power (gross)SAE J1995 rated power: 16 kW
21.5 hp
21.8 PS at 3200 rpm
Power take-off (PTO) power11.1 kW
14.9 hp
Steering hydraulics13.2 L/min
3.5 gpm
Implement hydraulics13.2 L/min
3.5 gpm
Hitch typeLimited Category 1
Lift capacity, 24-in. behind link arms344 kg
758 lb
Standard transmission; forward/reverseHydrostatic - two range
Cruise controlNo
Approximate shipping weight (open-station; cab)Open station: 656 kg
1446 lb
Cab: Not applicable
Wheelbase1450 mm
57.1 in.


Engine model3TNM74F-NCJT
Engine power (gross)SAE J1995 rated power: 16 kW
21.5 hp
21.8 PS at 3200 rpm
Power take-off (PTO) power11.1 kW
14.9 hp
Rated engine speed3200 rpm
Injection pump typeIndirect injection
Emissions complianceFinal Tier 4
Cylinders/displacementThree cylinders: 0.993 L
60.6 cu in.
Number of cylindersThree
Cylinder linersCast-in-block
Bore and stroke74 x 77 mm
2.91 x 3.03 in.
Compression ratio23.5:1
Cooling systemWater pump
Air cleanerDual element
Engine torque at rated speed47.7 Nm
35.2 lb-ft
Fuel tank capacity24 L
6.3 U.S. gal.


Battery size500 CCA
Alternator (12-V)40 amp
Starter size1.2 kW
1.6 hp

Fuel system

TypeIndirect injection
Fuel consumption


Standard transmission; forward/reverseHydrostatic - two range
Optional transmission; forward/reverse
Left-hand reverserNo
Transmission gear ranges
Final driveSpur gear
BrakesWet disc (left-hand pedal)
Clutch, wet/dry
Clutch disk diameter wet clutch
Axle capacityFront
612 kg
1349 lb
715 kg
1576 lb
Cruise controlNo
Differential lockYes
Drawbar maximum vertical load


TypeOpen center
Pump rated outputSteering
13.2 L/min
3.5 gpm
13.2 L/min
3.5 gpm
24 L/min
6.3 gpm
Pump typeSingle gear
Maximum operating pressure138 bar
2000 psi
Draft control sensingSelect control
Remote control valves availableThree

3-point hitch

TypeLimited Category 1
Lift capacity, 24-in. behind link arms344 kg
758 lb

Power take-off (PTO)

StandardRear: 540 rpm
Mid: 2100 rpm
ClutchWet disk
Brake (for mid and rear PTO)Wet disk
Engagement method

Fluid capacities

Crankcase with filter2.7 L
2.9 qt
Transmission and hydraulic system12.3 L
3.2 gal.

Final drive

TypeSpur gear
Differential lockYes

Operator station

Rollover protective structureType
Platform - flat/straddleOne-piece semi flat
Gear shift location - console/floorLeft-hand side


Air conditioning, temperature differential
Noise rating
Seat equipment


Wheelbase1450 mm
57.1 in.
Front axle clearance195 mm
7.7 in.
Turning radius with brakes
Turning radius without brakesOutside front tire: 2.51 m
8.2 ft
Limited slip differentialNo
Approximate shipping weight (open-station; cab)Open station: 656 kg
1446 lb
Cab: Not applicable


FrontR3 Turf: 18x8.50-10
R4: 18x8.5-10
RearR3 Turf: 26x12-12
R4: 26x12-12
Front tread range931 mm
36.7 in.
Rear tread spacing895 mm
35.2 in.


Tilt steering wheel
12-V Outlet

Additional information

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Location: Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger
Usage: Daily
Great little tractor

I bought my John Deere 1023e in the spring of 2021 for doing yard work and for snow removal. This is a good working little tractor. This is great for small to medium properties. Very easy to operate.

Location: Kingsville, Ohio
Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger
Usage: Weekly
Great buy!

I’ve had my 1023 about a year now. Bought it used with 300 hours and put nearly 200 on it in a year with little to no issues. Does everything I need it to do with ease and is very reliable. Green is the way to go!

Location: British columbia
Length of Ownership:
Why bother

Why should I bother. I submitted my review after my tractor with 44 hours overheated due to poor assembly from your point. I recieved an email saying my review was approved etc but surprise surprise it’s not posted. I’m buying kubota from here on out.

Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger
Usage: Weekly
Excellent MAchine

This tractor maybe one of the smallest, but don't let it turn you away. I've hoisted pickup truck cabs and also 8ft pickup truck beds with no issue. Great hard working machine and will do pretty much anything I need around the house.

Location: Clarksville, ohio
Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger
Usage: Weekly
Money pit

Was getting ready to retire and wanted to buy my final tractor, last one lasted 20 years, I bought the John Deere 1023e, and every time I use it something breaks down and cost hundreds to replace. Live on my dream farm but seriously thinking I will have to move. 6 acres of land and due to this tractors expense and down time I can't keep up. Really sad.

Location: South Carolina
Length of Ownership: 3months
Usage: Weekly
Great little tractor for 3 acres.

I just purchased my 1023e 2 months ago. I have 120 r loader,boxscrape and also bought a set of Deere 42 inch pallet forks. I decided not to purchase the drive over deck.I purchased a Speeco quick hitch at Agri supply. I'm well pleased so far with my purchase. The pallet forks are convenient to have and the quick hitch makes changing implements so easy.I also use a 6ft. Woods scraper blade that is quick hitch compatible.You can accomplish many tasks on your property with this little machine.

Length of Ownership:
Great Investment

This small tractor was one of the best investments I've made for my place out in the country. I till, dig, haul, drag, push, and in the winter I plow a lot of snow at my place. No regrets other than waiting so long to make the purchase.

Location: SD
Length of Ownership: 1yearOrLonger
Usage: Weekly
Impossible to connect hydraulic “quick disconnect”

No support numbers. Hydraulic quick disconnect ...sure disconnect ...just try to connect. Never mind moving levers to lose hydraulic pressure that doesn’t work. Can’t hammer them on even. Nothing quick about that.So...can’t use mower or bucket. No support from dealer or website. So it sits. Sell, sell sell once that’s done good luck.

Length of Ownership: 3months
Usage: Weekly
Can't beat the quality for the money spent

This tractor has easily done everything I've asked it to do. I bought it with the 120R FEL and the 54" AutoConnect Deck. I've also used it with the attachments I already had, a 4' box blade and a 4' bush hog. It replaced my 2001 445, which also had a 40 FEL and the above mentioned attachments, but the 1023E despite being of the same hp rating is easily 50% to twice as much tractor without being much larger. My 445 served me very well, but now I wish I had purchased the 1023E much sooner. The turning radius is still excellent, 4X4 with low is super powerful. The drive-over deck and quick park loader are actually just as easy as advertised. My only complaint so far is the cheap plastic keepers for the hood panel. So far I've added the ballast box, quick hitch and the quick-tach pallet forks as well. Dumping the bucket and picking up the forks are as easy as un-clipping tow pins and letting the tractor do the rest.