News Releases August 31, 2017
John Deere adds three new narrow track versions to its 9RX Tractor lineup
All the benefits of tracks with the flexibility of a narrow configuration: Ideal for row-crop applications
Crestmead, Queensland (31 August, 2017) – John Deere introduces three new 9RX Narrow Track Tractors, expanding its lineup of high-horsepower machines. Equipped with a narrow undercarriage, these four-track tractors are an ideal fit for controlled traffic farming with 46 cm (18 in.) or 61 cm (24 in.) wide tracks and track spacing options of 2, 2.2 or 3 m (80, 88 or 120 in.).
Three models are available with 420, 470 or 520 horsepower (309, 346, 382 kW) to easily handle large grain carts, high speed planters, nutrient application bars and other high-horsepower needs. With this introduction, the John Deere 9 Family of Tractors now includes wheeled, 2- and 4-tracks and narrow- or wide-undercarriage configurations. "No other tractor manufacturer offers customers so many choices in high-horsepower tractors, and they're each backed by the best dealer network in the industry," says Tiffany Turner, product marketing manager for John Deere.
All 9RX Narrow Track Tractors provide controlled traffic farmers the ability to cover more hectares per day with improved controlled traffic capabilities, more horsepower featuring the latest advances in engine technology and enhanced flotation along with plenty of ground-gripping traction. The narrow undercarriage tractor is also an ideal fit for 55 cm (22in.), 76 cm (30 in.) and 101 cm (40 in.) row crop applications.
"When a 9RX Narrow Track Tractor is utilised in a row-crop setting there are only two track paths going down the row instead of the tracks made by tractors equipped with duals or triples," says Turner. "Narrow track tractors can reduce the negative agronomic effects on pinch rows, reduce soil compaction and minimise soil disturbance for greater yield potential."
A roomy, well-equipped CommandView™ III cab on the 9RX Narrow Track features four-corner cab suspension with ten centimeters of travel, and ActiveCommand™ Steering, providing operators with day-long comfort in the paddock. "The matched, full-width mid-rollers reduce pressure, heat and wear, and extend wear life of the tracks. Rubber isolators and oscillating mid-rollers minimise cab vibration and provide an ultra-smooth ride," Turner says.
Inside the tractor cab, integrated technology drives efficiency in the field. Important machine functions are easily monitored and controlled using the integrated Gen 4 CommandCenter™ Display. "A touch-screen on the Gen 4 Display makes it easy to watch and manage different aspects of machine performance and precision-ag technology, including AutoTrac™," Turner says.
Large jobs are more manageable and long days in the paddock quickly pass by thanks to a 1500 litre diesel fuel tank, increased hydraulic capacity and the integrated guidance and information management systems available on these new tractors.
John Deere is currently taking orders for 9RX Narrow Track Tractors and will begin production in January, 2018.
For more information, contact your local John Deere dealer.
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