Press Release   March 29, 2017

New 6R Series Tractors

John Deere 6250R tractor

The new top of the range John Deere 6250R tractor.

John Deere adds new flagship tractors to 6R Series

John Deere is launching two new top of the range six-cylinder tractor models rated at 171 kW (230 hp) and 186 kW (250 hp) (97/68 EC), designed to meet the needs of contractors and arable farmers. The 6230R and 6250R will complete the line-up of John Deere 6R Series tractors.

The 6230R and 6250R set new standards for transport, operator comfort and acceleration on the road. Thanks to an engine boost of 37.2 kW (50 hp) with Intelligent Power Management (IPM), the flagship 6250R tractor provides up to 223 kW (300 hp) when required. With a very light vehicle weight of 9.3 tonnes, the 6250R delivers more power than any other tractor in this weight class, along with an unrivalled power density of 31 kg/hp. The high maximum permissible weight of 15 tonnes also allows a 5.7 tonne payload, which means the tractor is able to transport heavier loads.

Both these new tractors are powered by a 6.8 L PowerTech™ PSS engine with dual turbochargers and advanced DPF and SCR technology, which responds very quickly to changing loads while consuming less fuel and meeting demanding Final Tier 4 (FT4) emission standards. The upgraded AutoPowr™ transmission delivers maximum efficiency, with 100 per cent mechanical power available at 3.5 km/h for heavy draft operations, 11 km/h for light draft work, 22.5 km/h for heavy transport and 47.2 km/h for light transport duties. Once running at maximum road speed, RPM automatically drops and 50 km/h is maintained at 1630 RPM and 40 km/h at 1300 RPM, which results in lower fuel consumption on the road.

The tractors also feature an all-new CommandPRO™ joystick, available as an optional extra, which introduces a new dimension in ergonomics and versatility to John Deere tractors. Top speed can be reached with just one push, and 11 programmable buttons are available for the hitch, PTO, SCVs, AutoTrac™ controls etc. The functionality of CommandPRO allows the tractor to be controlled from top speed to zero with a simple push or pull of the joystick, and lower speeds from 0 to 2 km/h can be achieved with the creeper control function. Both the joystick and pedals can be operated at the same time, and there is no need for an external ISOBUS joystick as the driver can also operate the tractor and ISOBUS functions simultaneously.

Equipped with a pressure and flow compensated hydraulic system, the new 6R Series tractors deliver a powerful maximum flow of 160 Lpm at 1500 RPM. This also saves fuel, even in the most demanding hydraulic applications. Up to six SCVs with individual pressure-relief levers have been grouped together for easier access, and new lift capacities are 10.4 tonnes on the rear hitch and 5 tonnes at the front.

The 6230R and 6250R tractors also feature a high level of operator comfort. The intelligent hydro-pneumatic cab suspension (HCS Plus) system offers more driving comfort and isolation from noise and vibration. Better traction and up to 10 per cent more power applied to the ground are provided by the new self-levelling TLS™ Plus Triple-Link Suspension system on the front axle. This automatically adjusts sensitivity and suspension rate, and synchronises with hitch sensing to compensate for power hop under heavy draft conditions. Less arm movement and significantly less steering effort is required by the Variable Ratio Steering (VRS) system, which can be activated and deactivated from the tractor’s CommandCenter™ control console.

Key service points on the new 6R Series tractors are easy to access for maintenance. Both models feature 750 hour engine oil filter, fuel filter and engine oil intervals, helping to further reduce parts and servicing costs. The lifetime Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and low diesel exhaust fluid consumption of 2 to 3 per cent provide additional savings.

For more information on the 6R Series Row-Crop Tractors, contact your local John Deere dealer, or view the product information.

Key Specifications
Engine Type John Deere PowerTech PSS, dual turbos John Deere PowerTech PSS, dual turbos
After-treatment DPF, DOC, SCR w. DEF* DPF, DOC, SCR w. DEF*
Cylinders/Displacement 6/6.8 litre 6/6.8 litre
Rated speed 2100 rpm 2100 rpm
Torque reserve 40% 40%
Rated power (97/68 EC) 171 kW (230 hp) 186 kW (250 hp)
Maximum power (97/68 EC) w. IPM 205 kW (279 hp) 221 kW (300 hp)
Transmission AutoPowr AutoPowr
Speed @50k/40k 1630/1300 rpm 1630/1300 rpm
Front axle suspension TLS Plus TLS Plus
Hydraulic system PFC with load sensing PFC with load sensing
Pump 160 L/min @ 1500 rpm 160 L/min @ 1500 rpm
SCVs (max) 6 (+ 3 mid stack valves) 6 (+ 3 mid stack valves)
Max. lift capacity, rear 10,400 kg 10,400 kg
Max. lift capacity, front 5,000 kg 5,000 kg
PTO rear 540/540E/1000 540/540E/1000
  540E/1000/1000E 540E/1000/1000E
PTO front 1000 1000
Weight 9,300 kg 9,300 kg


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