R4040i self-propelled sprayer
8600i self-propelled forage harvester
S685i combine at the Lord Mayor’s Show, London
John Deere’s new 6R and 6M Series tractors, R4040i self-propelled sprayer and 8000 Series self-propelled forage harvester will be featured for the first time on the John Deere stand at LAMMA 2015. The tractors will be making their UK farming show debut, following their European launch this autumn.
In addition, the specially decorated John Deere S685i combine harvester that had a starring role in the 2014 Lord Mayor’s Show in London this November, in support of the NFU’s Back British Farming campaign, will be featured at the entrance to the event.
These latest John Deere machines have been designed to improve machine performance, uptime and operating costs for both arable and livestock farmers, as well as contractors.
Spearheading the 6R Series mid-size tractors from Mannheim, the six-cylinder 6215R large frame model features enhanced manoeuvrability, improved operator comfort and an industry leading extended service interval of 750 hours. The tractor is powered by a new 6.8-litre Stage IV compliant engine rated at 215hp (97/68 EC), with an extra 40hp boost for transport and pto work from the intelligent power management (IPM) system.
Fuel efficiency of this new model can be enhanced by choosing either the established AutoPowr continuously variable transmission or the new, advanced double-clutch DirectDrive transmission. The new CommandARM – as featured on John Deere’s latest 7R and 8R Series tractors – features an electronic joystick and a Generation 4 CommandCenter display. In addition, this FarmSight-ready 6R Series tractor can be fitted with JDLink telematics as an option, to include remote display access (RDA) and wireless data transfer (WDT).
The small frame 6105M is a new lower horsepower addition to the 6M Series standard tractor range from 115 to 170hp. This model has been designed as an entry level livestock tractor, with extra premium features compared to the 5M Series.
It features a a full-frame design, Stage IIIB 4.5-litre four-cylinder PowerTech diesel-only engine, proven PowrQuad and AutoQuad Plus 40kph transmissions plus optional Triple Link Suspension (TLS) and iTEC Basic headland management system. The 6105R can also be optionally fitted with GreenStar and ISOBUS ready wiring to further improve productivity, and comes as standard with CESAR Datatag and integrated immobiliser systems.
The 4000-litre R4040i self-propelled sprayer is also powered by a new 6.8-litre Stage IV compliant PowerTech engine, producing 235 rated hp boosted to 255hp with IPM. The sprayer comes AutoTrac ready and with a free JDLink Ultimate subscription for one year, which enables a range of additional FarmSight precision farming solutions including RDA and WDT, as well as Service Advisor Remote.
The sprayer’s new variable geometry BoomTrac Pro option increases application accuracy and efficiency by automatically adjusting the height of the individual boom wings independently to match the terrain.
The top of the range 8600i wide body self-propelled forage harvester features a Stage IV compliant 625hp 13.5-litre John Deere engine, the unique, award-winning HarvestLab constituent sensing system and new KernelStar2 multi-crop processor.
John Deere is currently the only forager manufacturer with a proven, accurate, commercially available system for measuring both grass and maize constituents in real time. Mounted on the forager spout, the versatile HarvestLab system can be removed easily for stationary feed analysis of different forage ingredients and for clamp silage analysis in the winter.
These new products will be shown at LAMMA alongside a range of other John Deere agricultural equipment, Gator utility vehicles and FarmSight precision farming systems.