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John Deere 2019 updates

John Deere updates for 2019, for its line-up of tractors (110 to 250 hp 6R Series) look set to transform the way producers operate tractors

Updated tractors include the 6110R, 6120R, 6130R, 6145R, 6155R, 6175R, 6195R, 6215R, 6230R, and 6250R in two- and four-wheel drive configurations with cab.

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A 155L/minute hydraulic pump is available to increase front-loader cycle times

Three new optional features to 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-litre per 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,” Anne Anderson, product marketing manager with John Deere, says. “It’s a more comfortable, less tiring way to control and drive the tractor.”

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CommandPro is a customisable, ergonomic joystick that can control tractor speed, acceleration, and implement functions

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 travelling at speeds less than 14km/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,” Anne says.

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-litre 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.

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CommandPro provides operators with a more comfortable and less tiring way to control and drive the tractor

“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,” Anne says.

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 one-year JDLink Connect plus a five-year JDLink Access and RDA subscription gives customers the ability to monitor their machine and receive remote support.

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