Press Releases October 12, 2018
MY 19 Updates announced for John Deere 6R Tractors
CommandPro™ Control option provides single-lever control of tractor speed, direction and implement functions
Crestmead, Queensland (October 12, 2018) – For 2019, John Deere is updating its line-up of 82- to 186-kilowatt (110 to 250 hp) 6R Series Tractors with features that will transform the way producers operate tractors. The updated tractors include the 6110R, 6120R, 6130R, 6145R, 6155R, 6175R, 6195R, 6215R, 6230R and 6250R in two- and four-wheel drive configurations with cab.
Three new, optional features that enhance tractor performance and control include the all-new CommandPro™ Control multi-function joystick with IVT transmission (as seen on the 6230R and 6250R), variable ratio steering and a 155 L/minute hydraulic pump. Other new features include an engine-oil service door, embedded telematics using JDLink services, and a 4200 Generation 4 CommandCenter™ Display at no extra charge.
CommandPro is a customisable, ergonomic joystick that enables operators to control tractor speed, direction and implement functions from a single control lever. “These enhancements let the operator spend more time looking out in front of the machine instead of looking down at controls and switches when the tractor is moving,” said Anne Anderson, product marketing manager with John Deere. “It’s a more comfortable, less tiring way to control and drive the tractor.” Configurable buttons enable operators to customise the control to best fit the job or operator preference, which then can be saved as profiles, such as “baling” or “mowing.”
To make tight turns easier, John Deere added new variable ratio steering. When traveling at speeds less than 14 km/h, steering wheel rotations are reduced by one-third. “With one revolution of the steering wheel, front wheels turn faster and farther. Less steering effort and arm movement are required to turn the machine during loader work or while making a headland turn,” Anderson said. Variable-ratio steering requires a John Deere AutoTrac™ Ready equipped tractor, and can be activated using the Generation 4 CommandCenter Display.
To boost hydraulic pump capability on the 6145R–6215R, a 155 L per minute hydraulic pump can be added to increase front-loader cycle times and capacity for implements.
A small door has been added to provide access to the engine-oil service area without opening the tractor hood. “This may seem like a small detail, but when your tractor is equipped with a front loader and loader hood guard, it’s not always easy to open the hood to perform regular checks,” Anderson explained.
The 4200 Generation 4 CommandCenter Display, now included in the base equipment package, provides more display surface area for viewing tractor and precision-ag functions and requires fewer button presses to make changes. In addition, a 1 year JDLink Connect plus 5 year JDLink Access and RDA subscription gives customers the ability to monitor their machine and receive remote support.
Using integrated John Deere technology, customers can track machine location, hours and analyse machine and fuel usage. “They can set geofence and curfew alerts, maintenance tracking and other alerts to keep up to date on the status of machines,” Anderson said. “The technology also lets customers send setup, prescription and documentation files to a machine in the field via Wireless Data Transfer. Customers get increased uptime with proactive diagnostics. They’re able to make better decisions because they’re getting timely, easily accessible information that reduces the number of trips to the field, which saves them time.”
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