John Deere is launching two new top-of-the-range six-cylinder tractor models rated at 171kW (230hp) and 186kW (250hp), 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 and set new standards for transport, operator comfort and acceleration on the road.
Thanks to an engine boost of 37.2kW (50hp) with Intelligent Power Management (IPM), the flagship 6250R tractor provides up to 223kW (300hp) when required.
With a very light vehicle weight of 9.3tonnes, the 6250R delivers more power than any other tractor in this weight class, along with an unrivalled power density of 31kg/hp.
The high maximum permissible weight of 15tonnes also allows a 5.7tonne 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 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 3.5km/h for heavy draft operations, 11km/h for light draft work, 22.5km/h for heavy transport and 47.2km/h for light transport duties.
Once running at maximum road speed, RPM automatically drops and 50km/h is maintained at 1630RPM and 40km/h at 1300RPM, 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 and AutoTrac controls.
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 2km/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.
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.
Key service points on the new 6R Series tractors are easy to access for maintenance and 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 two to three per cent provide additional savings.For more information on the 6R Series Row-Crop Tractors, contact your local John Deere dealer.