John Deere 1023E Sub-Compact Tractor


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This is the affordable 1. The easy 1. The 1 for mowing or clearing brush.

The John Deere 1023E Sub-Compact Utility Tractor is 1 incredible value. The generous wheelbase offers great stability. The 23 horsepower provides plenty of muscle and torque and is great for mowing among many, many other things. You’ll get a big, adjustable seat, and an easy-to-use, two pedal, forward/reverse Twin Touch™ hydrostatic transmission, as well as color-coded controls for easy identification. Now that’s a comfortable and easy compact tractor.

The 1 Series Sub-Compact Utility Tractors have it all for any project. Raw strength, easy-to-use implements, power steering, four-wheel drive – and that’s just for starters. So go ahead. Get comfortable getting to know your land while you make the most of it. And do it all on a small tractor that makes a big impact.

Contact us today for more information on the John Deere 1023E Sub-Compact Utility Tractor, and see why Van Wall has been proudly providing the Midwest with quality compact tractors for over 70 years!

  • 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

John Deere 1023E Compact Tractor Attachments1 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 hook up 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 direction with Twin Touch™ foot controls and hydrostatic transmission (HST)

John Deere 1023E Compact Tractor TransmissionThe 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

John Deere 1023E Compact Tractor SteeringBoth 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 57-inch (144.8-cm) wheelbase and 47 inch (119.4 cm) overall width give 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, when mowing.

Comfortable and convenient open operator station

John Deere 1023E Compact Tractor Operator StationThe 1023E open operator station is designed for greater comfort and increased visibility.

  • 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 is standard equipment on the 1023E.
  • 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 taillight on one warning/hazard light.
    • Additional front and rear light kits are available.

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.

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.

The mower deck height adjustment knob allows the mower height to be adjusted from 1 inch to 4 inches (2.5 cm to 10.2 cm).

  • A spring-loaded detent ensures the height position is locked into place.
  • The transport lock position holds the deck 4 inches (10.2 cm) from the ground, so that rear implements can be used separately while the mower is installed.

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.

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

John Deere 1023E Compact Tractor Mower LiftThe standard mechanical mower lift system moves the mower in conjunction with the rear implements and comes factory-installed on 1 Family Tractors.

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.

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.

Key Specs

Engine Power (Gross): SAE J1995 Rated – 21.5 hp (16 kW)

Power Take-Off (PTO) Power: 14.9 hp (11.1 kW)

Steering Hydraulics: 3.5 gpm (13.2 L/min)

Implement Hydraulics: 3.5 gpm (13.2 L/min)

Hitch Type: Limited Category 1

Lift Capacity (24-In. Behind Link Arms): 758 Lb (344 kg)

Standard Transmission: Hydrostatic, Two-Range

Cruise Control: No

Approximate Shipping Weight:

  • Open Station: 1,446 Lb (656 kg)
  • Cab: Not Applicable

Wheelbase: 57.1 In. (1,450 mm)


Manufacturer: Yanmar®

Engine Model: 3TNM74F-NCJT

Engine Power (Gross): SAE J1995 Rated – 21.5 hp (16 kW)

Power Take-Off (PTO) Power: 14.9 hp (11.1 kW)

Rated Engine Speed: 3,200 rpm

Type: Diesel

Injection Pump Type: Indirect Injection

Aspiration: Natural

Emissions Compliance: Final Tier 4

Cylinders/Displacement: Three Cylinders, 60.6 Cu In. (0.993 L)

Number of Cylinders: Three

Cylinder Liners: Cast in Block

Bore and Stroke: 2.91 x 3.03 In. (74 x 77 mm)

Compression Ratio: 23.5:1

Lubrication: Pressurized

Cooling System: Water Pump

Air Cleaner: Dual Element

Engine Torque at Rated Speed: 35.2 Lb-Ft (47.7 Nm)

Fuel Tank Capacity: 6.3 U.S. Gal. (24 L)


Battery Size: 500 CCA

Alternator (12-V): 40 Amp

Starter Size: 1.6 hp (1.2 kW)

Fuel System

Type: Indirect Injection


Standard Transmission: Hydrostatic, Two-Range

Left-Hand Reverser: No

Final Drive: Spur Gear

Brakes: Wet Disc (Left-Hand Pedal)

Steering: Power

Axle Capacity:

  • Front: 1,349 Lb (612 kg)
  • Rear: 1,576 Lb (715 kg)

Creeper: No

Cruise Control: No

Differential Lock: Yes


Type: Open Center

Pump Rated Output:

  • Steering: 3.5 gpm (13.2 L/min)
  • Implement: 3.5 gpm (13.2 L/min)
  • Total: 6.3 gpm (24 L/min)

Pump Type: Single Gear

Maximum Operating Pressure: 2,000 psi (138 bar)

Draft Control Sensing: Select Control

Remote Control Valves Available: Three

Three-Point Hitch

Type: Limited Category 1

Lift Capacity (24-In. Behind Link Arms): 758 Lb (344 kg)

Power Take-Off (PTO)

Standard: Rear 540 rpm; Mid 2,100 rpm

Control: Independent

Clutch: Wet Disc

Brake (for Mid and Rear PTO): Wet Disc

Fluid Capacities

Crankcase with Filter: 2.9 qt (2.7 L)

Transmission and Hydraulic System: 3.2 Gal. (12.3 L)

Final Drive

Type: Spur Gear

Differential Lock: Yes

Operator Station

Rollover Protective Structure: Foldable

Platform: One-Piece Semi-Flat

Gear Shift Location: Left-Hand Side


Wheelbase: 57.1 In. (1,450 mm)

Front Axle Clearance: 7.7 In (195 mm)

Turning Radius without Brakes: 8.2 Ft (2.51 m)

Limited Slip Differential: No

Approximate Shipping Weight:

  • Open Station: 1,446 Lb (656 kg)
  • Cab: Not Applicable



  • R3 Turf: 18×8.5-10
  • R4: 18×8.5-10


  • R3 Turf: 26×12-12
  • R4: 26×12-12

Front Tread Range: 36.7 In. (931 mm)

Rear Tread Spacing: 35.2 In. (895 mm)


Toolbox: Yes

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