New John Deere 6R series tractors for 2012

New small and medium frame tractors from John Deere have more than 20% more cab space, and integrated front hitches.

The 6R series tractor range can be seen on the John Deere stand at Cereals 2012, which takes place on Jun 13-14 at Lincolnshire in England.

The small frame 6105R, 6115R and 6125R models are rated from 105 to 130hp.

John Deere’s fuel efficient diesel-only PowerTech engines meet the latest emission standards, based on exhaust gas re-circulation.

The medium frame 6130R model is powered by a 130hp four-cylinder engine mounted on a six-cylinder frame, while the other two medium frame models have six-cylinder engines.

The new tractors have a longer wheelbase for improved loader work stability. A higher permissible weight and payload allow bigger and heavier implements to be carried.

The integrated front hitch with a lift capacity of 4000kg and a new front PTO are available ex-factory for the first time, on 6R series tractors.

The front hitch is fully compatible with the new John Deere H-Series front loaders.

Transmission options include the new 24-speed DirectDrive, which combines the handling comfort of an infinitely variable shift transmission (IVT) with the power efficiency of a mechanical unit, while providing fuel savings of up to 10g/kWh compared to an IVT.

The new 6R ComfortView cab has over 20% more space, and a similar increase in visibility.

Features include the seven-inch full-colour GreenStar 3 CommandCenter display with optional touch screen and video capability, integrated climate and radio controls, Bluetooth connectivity with SIM card access, and an optional panorama roof, fully compatible with ISOBUS and tractor-implement automation.

Further options include the new HCS Plus hydraulic cab suspension and TLS Plus triple link suspension for the front axle, for optimum traction and operator comfort.

A new lighting system delivers 185% more light output.

* Cereals 2012 will also feature a new version of AutoTrac Controller, John Deere’s satellite guidance system, which will be available for other makes of tractor and older John Deere models.

Experience with AutoTrac has shown that automatic guidance can achieve savings of between €7,400 and €12,400 a year on a 500ha arable farm.


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