Spearheading the John Deere range of mid-size tractors from Mannheim, the new six-cylinder 6175R, 6195R and 6215R large frame models with Stage IV/Final Tier 4 engines will replace the three current Stage IIIB/iT4 compliant 6R Series machines.Available from November 2014, these new premium quality tractors feature enhanced manoeuvrability, improved operator comfort and extended service intervals. As a result, farmers and contractors will benefit from advanced performance, improved levels of uptime and reduced cost of operation.The new 6R Series tractors are powered by 6.8-litre John Deere PowerTech PVS/PSS engines rated from 175 to 215hp (97/68 EC), which deliver an extra 5hp compared to the previous models. The PSS engine on the 6195R and 6215R models feature high-tech twin turbochargers, which force more air into the combustion chamber to deliver their increased power outputs. The engines’ intelligent power management (IPM) system also produces an extra 40hp boost for transport and PTO work, which is 10hp more than the previous range.In combination with the diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems, John Deere’s field-proven diesel particulate filter (DPF) technology helps to keep a tight rein on total fluid consumption and provides better engine response.Fuel efficiency of these new models can also be enhanced by choosing either the established AutoPowr continuously variable transmission or the new, advanced double-clutch DirectDrive transmission. Software updates to DirectDrive include automatic clutch sensitivity, a speed matching mode and starting gear selection. Proven powershift transmissions are also available.Equipped with a pressure and flow compensated hydraulic system, the new 6R Series tractors feature a redesigned hydraulic valve block for improved access and easier uncoupling using quick release levers. The optional premium front hitch includes a dedicated SCV, pressure-free oil return, a remote control to lift and lower the hitch and electronic position sensing to simplify the operation of front-mounted implements.The tractors’ highly comfortable ComfortView cab is designed to help reduce operator stress and fatigue during long working days. On models equipped with the DirectDrive or AutoPower transmissions, the new 6R CommandARM – as featured on John Deere’s latest 7R and 8R Series tractors – features an electronic joystick and the Generation 4 CommandCenter display, which can be operated as intuitively as a desktop computer.New wide-angle mirrors further improve visibility around the tractor and of large implements. Controlled from the CommandCenter display, powerful LED lights illuminate the immediate tractor surroundings and help to maintain the best possible visibility at nighttime. By using 45 per cent less amps than standard halogen lights, the LED lights have a 55 times longer lifespan.To achieve the highest possible levels of uptime, the new FarmSight-ready 6R Series tractors can be fitted with JDLink telematics as an option. One example of this system is remote display access (RDA), which can help the tractor driver with machine set-up, operation and adjustment, while remote diagnostics is standard on JDLink. Since the driver can remain in the tractor cab to be instructed by the dealer’s service expert or farm manager from their offices, both these solutions can significantly reduce operating and maintenance costs.Key service points on the new 6R Series tractors are easy to access for maintenance, while in an industry first, the oil filter, fuel filter and engine oil intervals have been extended from 500 to 750 hours, helping to further reduce parts and servicing costs. Extended service intervals for the exhaust after-treatment system and low diesel exhaust fluid consumption provide additional savings.
John Deere’s new 9R/9RT Series wheeled and tracked tractors for 2015 feature more horsepower on all models and industry-leading hydraulic capacity.Rated from 420 to 620hp, the new range includes five 9R articulated four-wheel drive models, the 9420R, 9470R, 9520R, 9570R and the 9620R, which is now the largest John Deere tractor ever built; and three tracked models, the 9470RT, 9520RT and 9570RT.John Deere’s advanced PowerTech PSS 13.5-litre engine, plus the 15-litre Cummins QSX15 engine on the 9520R and 9620R, are all Final Tier 4/Stage IV compliant and deliver the reliable horsepower and torque required for increased machine performance. All the engines share a common technology approach to meet the latest near-zero emissions regulations, featuring exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and an exhaust after-treatment combination of a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR). The new, improved e18 PowerShift transmission with Efficiency Manager has been designed to increase efficiency and operator productivity. In addition, hydraulic flow has been increased to 435 litres/min, giving these tractors plenty of capacity to handle large implements with ease.An industry exclusive feature is the HydraCushion suspension system on the 9520R, 9570R and 9620R models. Located on the front axle, HydraCushion suspension eliminates power hop to ensure operators can get all of the available horsepower onto the ground.The new CommandView III Cab provides increased operator comfort and ease of operation, with a redesigned CommandARM featuring a John Deere 4600 CommandCentre display for convenient control of all tractor functions and settings. This puts everything at the operator's fingertips, while sitting in a seat that can swivel 40 degrees to reduce strain when viewing rear implements.All the tractors come with a new premium LED lighting package for unmatched work illumination at night. Optional Active Command Steering, another industry exclusive for four-wheel drive tractors, provides improved steering at high transport speeds and reduces steering effort in the field.The new John Deere 9R/9RT Series tractors are also available ex-factory with John Deere’s latest FarmSight technology solutions, along with dealer value-added services and support. These include AutoTrac automatic steering, JDLink telematics, iTEC Pro headland management, ISOBUS and new Remote Display Access and Wireless Data Transfer options.
John Deere’s all-new 8000 Series self-propelled forage harvesters represent an entirely new generation of machines. The range will make its public show debut on the company’s stand at AgriScot 2014, on November 19 at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh.Building on the best features of the popular 7000 Series, these new models integrate cutting-edge crop analysis and documentation with innovative machine design, paired with reliability, traction and comfort. As a result, these machines take power efficiency, forage quality and cost efficiency to the next level.The new range includes five models, four with standard crop channels and an additional machine with a wide crop channel:• 8100, 380hp, John Deere 9-litre engine• 8200, 430hp, John Deere 9-litre engine• 8400, 540hp, John Deere 13.5-litre engine• 8500, 585hp, John Deere 13.5-litre engine• 8600, 625hp, John Deere 13.5-litre engine (wide body) All models are available in an ‘i’ specification, including HarvestLab constituent sensing and yield monitoring software as standard. The ProDrive hydrostatic transmission with engine speed management is also now optionally available on all models in the range.John Deere’s FarmSight service packages take the harvest operations of large farms and contractors to a new level of efficiency. Using JDLink wireless technology and with the permission of the owner, dealer product support specialists can remotely monitor machine performance in real time for a fixed monthly fee, to suggest utilisation and efficiency improvements.The longitudinal position of the Stage IV compliant John Deere PowerTech PSX engines has been maintained to enhance rear visibility for trailer filling and safer manoeuvring. With its air intake behind the cab, this engine layout ensures an efficient air flow to the rear of the machine, resulting in lower cooling requirements.Furthermore, a significant weight reduction due to lighter components, reduced crop flow resistance and dry sump gearboxes leads to further fuel savings. So does the engine speed management system, which automatically matches engine rpm to the harvester’s power requirements under varying field and road conditions.Because of their longitudinal layout, the engines are also positioned lower within the forager’s chassis. This in turn lowers the machines’ overall centre of gravity and improves their working stability on steep slopes or while travelling at high speeds on the road.Thanks to the new dry sump greasing technology, the angular gearbox transfers power to the drive systems with minimal power loss. This design also means that all hydraulics and the fan are driven directly from the engine without the need for complex couplings or additional belts and pulleys.New header solutions including grass pick-ups from 3 to 4.5m and Kemper rotary headers from 6 to 9m wide provide customers with cutting edge productivity. Kemper maize headers are optionally available with automatic steering and/or automatic header control. For wholecrop harvesting, John Deere also offers the Zürn ProfiCut 620, a highly efficient header solution for silage that leaves clean, low-cut stubble.The new universal cutterhead has been designed to perform equally well for the very different requirements of both biogas producers and livestock farmers. Depending on their specific requirements, customers can choose between 40, 48, 56 and 64-knife configurationsJohn Deere’s rigid DuraDrum cutterheads not only deliver the best possible forage quality and the flexibility of a very wide length of cut range, they have also been redesigned to provide an even better crop flow and require less adjustment, to further reduce wear. The AutoLOC (automatic length of cut) feature allows the operator to pre-select the precise cutting length based on actual forage conditions.John Deere has also completely redesigned the entire processor on the 8000 Series, for even better kernel cracking and excellent maize silage processing. The bevelled discs of the KernelStar2 multi-crop processor produce a more aggressive tearing action, which smashes every kernel for maximum starch release and higher silage nutrient value.The kernel processor can be removed in just five minutes for rapid changeover during overlapping harvest seasons. The ‘swing out, swing in’ design makes it easy to lift out the kernel processor and replace it with the grass chute when required.Mounted on the crop spout, HarvestLab measures both dry matter and crop constituents in real time. Developed and patented with Carl Zeiss, HarvestLab uses near infrared technology to measure the harvested crop 17 times a second. Independently certified by the DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft), HarvestLab takes the guesswork out of producing high quality silage.Complemented by John Deere’s real-time constituent measurement, HarvestLab also has the power to transform the way livestock farmers and biogas plant owners manage their feedstocks and plan their future choice of crop varieties.Another added value feature of the new 8000 Series is the fully integrated advanced dosing system, ADS Twin Line, for silage additive application. Featuring two separate tanks, a 30-litre concentrate tank positioned alongside the cab and a second 300-litre tank located at the rear of the machine, ADS Twin Line serves as a highly versatile management tool.Operator comfort has also been improved, with excellent visibility from the cab due to the anti-glare screen, Bluetooth connectivity, plenty of storage room and automatic air conditioning, adjustable from the CommandARM. Other advanced features include a GreenStar 2630 with touchscreen display and all functions conveniently located in the CommandARM, plus Remote Display Access and AutoTrac with RowSense.The new 8000 Series forage harvesters require minimal maintenance to maximise chopping time. The automatic greasing system removes the need for daily greasing, and the engine radiator screen slides out for easy cleaning with the integrated high-pressure air hose. Extra thick tungsten carbide coatings on the knives and ultra-hard DuraLine components significantly extend the service life of key components, while many of the heavy-duty bearings are sealed for life.In addition, by using only genuine components, lubricants and coolants, John Deere’s PowerGard maintenance and protection plans help to control operating costs as well as maximise uptime and resale value.