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John Deere’s new 9R Series tractor range features machines that are stronger, more efficient and more intelligent, says the manufacturer. New 9R Series tractors are ‘stronger and smarter’

John Deere’s new 9R Series tractor range features machines that are stronger, more efficient and more intelligent, says the manufacturer.

The range is headed by the flagship 9R 640 and 9RX 640 models. All use the same new and highly fuel-efficient 13.6-litre John Deere engine as the X9 combine – except for the 640hp models which remain powered by a 15-litre Cummins engine.

The six-cylinder John Deere engine with its HPCR fuel injection system is more efficient and quieter too. To transfer engine power to the ground, all models offer additional ballasting that allow a gross weight of 30.4t.

The StarFire 6000 receiver is integrated into the cab roof as standard. So too is the 4600 CommandCenter display, full AEF Isobus compatibility and AutoTrac activation.

John Deere offers a full activation package for maximum automation at an additional price of £1425. This includes turn automation, section control, variable rate control, passive implement guidance, in-field data sharing and row guidance.

Jobs can be pre-scheduled to appear automatically on the cab display when the machine enters the field. The operator can then confirm the operation with a single button click.

Once a job is completed, all data is transferred wirelessly to the operation centre.

For comfort, John Deere’s HydraCushion front axle suspension is available for all 9R Series models. Cab features are the same as those on the new 7R and 8R Series tractors launched at Agritechnica 2019.