Building on DPF expertise delivers improved total fluid efficiency and outstanding performance to agricultural customersMannheim, 11 April 2016 — John Deere is prepared today to lead European customers seamlessly through the upcoming transition from Stage IV to anticipated Stage V regulations with proven experience and expertise. The current line-up of John Deere engines equipped with DPF technology are Stage V capable, which makes the transition easy for John Deere customers.One of the significant impacts of Stage V will be the introduction of a particle number (PN) limit for engines in the 19kW to 560kW power band, which will necessitate use of DPF technology by manufacturers. John Deere has been employing DPF technology since Stage IIIB, with more than 150 million DPF hours logged in the field. “Our extensive experience with the development and integration of DPF technology means John Deere is already capable of complying with the requirements indicated in the EU Commission’s proposal COM (2014) 581 concerning Stage V emissions,” says Geoff Stigler, director of sales, marketing and customer support in EAME, Asia and Australia for John Deere Power Systems. This confirms the engine technologies implemented by John Deere for Stage IV have proved to be the right ones."The existing John Deere emissions path offers customers a Stage V capable solution that continues to deliver outstanding performance, fluid economy, operator convenience and overall value without the need for any additional technology,” says Chris Wigger, John Deere Region 2 Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Ag and Turf.Other technology choices made for Stage IV would require changes and added emissions complexity in order to comply with the proposed Stage V regulations. “As the implementation of Stage V approaches, customers can be confident because our proven emissions solution will provide a simple transition,” Chris Wigger says.The depth of experience John Deere has with DPFs extends throughout the John Deere service dealer network. John Deere dealers have been working with the technology since the implementation of Stage IIIB, resulting in a service network with years of experience, extensive training and an unparalleled comfort level with DPF technology.The fact is John Deere engines equipped with a DPF already meet the current emissions standards. This is particularly important for markets like local authorities and other low emissions areas that are looking for vehicles meeting the most advanced emissions standards for their environmental friendliness.Chris Wigger says John Deere is fully committed to providing its customers with innovative, technologically advanced engines solutions that continue to provide distinctive customer benefits in terms of vehicle performance, total fluid efficiency and ease of maintenance.
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John Deere’s new top-of-the-range 845hp 8800i self-propelled forage harvester with HarvestLab constituent sensing, triple mower-conditioner (TMC) and 6M & 6R Series Stage IV tractors are being demonstrated at ScotGrass 2016 in Dumfries, Scotland and the FTMTA Grass & Muck 2016 event at Gurteen College in Ireland in May.The 8000 Series self-propelled forage harvesters – recently given an international 2016 Red Dot Award for Product Design – utilise advanced technology to reduce crop losses and boost performance, including new Active Fill Control (AFC) for automated filling of trailers. The machines are designed to provide customers with up to 15 per cent more productivity, increased uptime, lower operating costs and faster, easier maintenance.Other advanced features on these machines include a GreenStar 2630 with touchscreen display and all functions conveniently located in the CommandARM, Remote Display Access (RDA) and AutoTrac automatic steering with RowSense.Each model in the range can also be equipped with HarvestLab, an advanced crop analysis and documentation system that uses constituent sensing to improve forage quality. In addition, the forager’s AutoLOC (automatic length of cut) feature allows the operator to pre-select the precise cutting length based on actual forage conditions.Headers include John Deere’s new 9 Series grass pick-ups. All John Deere headers are automatically speed matched to the selected length of cut. Additional operator friendly features include a DuraDrum cutterhead with reverse knife sharpening and a ProTouch function for increasing road or harvest speed during field changes.The new John Deere TMC consists of a front-mounted and two rear-mounted mower-conditioners. To achieve the maximum cutting width of 9.9m, an F350R 3.5m wide front mower-conditioner can be combined with the largest available R990R rear-mounted units. The combination of the smaller F310R front-mounted mower with either the R950R or R870R rear mowers reduces the cutting width to 9.5 or 8.7m respectively.The mowers’ new frame design makes them easier to attach, gives the operator better visibility and improves the floating capability of the machines. By following ground contours more precisely, these new mower-conditioners provide more uptime by reducing the risk of damage on uneven ground. Furthermore, hydraulic overlapping of the mower units from 30 to 50cm ensures the best possible performance under all conditions.The mower cutterbars are equipped with a lifelong lubrication system and feature a quick knife exchange (QKE) system, to provide optimum cutting quality and keep maintenance costs to a minimum. High conditioning quality and a smooth swath are produced by the newly designed preloaded tine impeller, which helps the crop to dry faster.
In addition to the new Stage IV engines rated from 110 to 155hp, John Deere’s latest mid-size 6R Series tractors feature improved manoeuvrability, enhanced operator comfort and a wide range of transmission options. All these new models are equipped with John Deere’s intelligent power management system (IPM), which adds 20 to 30hp on the four-cylinder models and 40hp on the six-cylinder versions.The tractors feature CommandARM controls and a Generation 4 CommandCentre touch screen monitor with swipe function display, while the redesigned TLS+ front axle suspension provides improved steering and driving on the road.In addition, the new 6M Series range-topping 6195M tractor features the same choice of PowrQuad Plus, AutoQuad Plus/AutoQuad Plus Ecoshift or the all-new CommandQuad Plus/CommandQuad Plus with Ecoshift powershift transmissions as on the 6R Series.This range of tractors is now available with a maintenance-free mechanical cab suspension which delivers smoother operation as well as reduced stress and vibration levels, and allows a 10 per cent higher operating speed even on rough terrain. The same enhanced TLS+ triple link front axle suspension system provides additional operator comfort and more traction under tough working conditions.An electrical loader-ready joystick is also available for use with John Deere’s new R Series front loaders. The 6M and 6R Series tractors have been specifically designed to accommodate these versatile loaders, which feature new mounting frames and hood guards and are easy to attach and operate.
John Deere’s innovative 8000 Series self-propelled forage harvesters are once again in the spotlight, having been recognised with a 2016 Red Dot international design award for excellent product design.A jury of independent design specialists from 41 countries chose the forager out of more than 5200 entries from 57 countries by applying stringent selection criteria. Product categories for the 2016 awards ranged from consumer electronics and communication to fashion, lifestyle and sports.“The revolutionary new design of the John Deere 8000 Series self-propelled forage harvester reflects the innovative technology and functionality of these machines,” said Professor Matthias Schönherr, a former Porsche design specialist who was mainly responsible for the design of the new forager. “Styling also plays an important role, as it expresses the brand and quality values of a machine.”“This coveted award is an integral part of the 8000 Series product success story,” said Christoph Wigger, John Deere Region 2 Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “Often assessed as being of secondary importance, an entirely new design gives engineers the unique opportunity to start from scratch as they aim to enhance efficiency and productivity.”John Deere’s 8000 Series range of self-propelled forage harvesters is manufactured in Zweibrücken, Germany, and consists of eight models from 380 to 845hp. Fully integrated with a suite of precision farming tools, these machines represent state-of-the-art technology and are designed to provide ultimate chopping performance in grass and maize for both livestock feed and biogas production.