John Deere's new 6M Series tractors provide greater levels of performance
Available from December 2012, John Deere says its new 6M Series tractors will provide more power, functionality and operator comfort than their 6030 series predecessors.
The new tractors, unveiled earlier this month at John Deere's British headquarters in Langar, Nottinghamshire, offer greater levels of efficiency and performance than the standard tractor range.
The newly styled 6Ms include tractors from 115hp up to the top-of-the-range 170hp. A 140hp model features the highest power level available yet from any John Deere four-cylinder tractor. The existing 6130, 6230 and 6330 standard-cab models will remain in the range for 2013.
The new series features a full-frame design, three wheelbase sizes, optional triple-link suspension and an optional front-axle brake to deliver maximum braking power with minimal pedal force.
The 6115M, 6125M, 6130M and 6140M models are equipped with Stage IIIB-compliant, 4.5-litre, four-cylinder, PowerTech PVX engines.
The larger 6150M and 6170M are powered by Stage IIIB, 6.8-litre, six-cylinder, PowerTech PVX engines -- the same as the premium 6R series.
All models feature a reduced rated engine speed of 2,100rpm, a new cooling system and an increased fuel tank capacity of up to 405 litres.
Using proven technologies to meet the latest emissions standards, these engines feature exhaust gas recirculation, a variable geometry turbocharger and an exhaust filter.