Video: Firing on all cylinders - John Deere aims high
John Deere is aiming high with its new top-of-the-range, six cylinder tractors
John Deere unveiled its new top-of-the -range six- cylinder tractor models for the first time, the 6230R and 6250R, at last week's Lamma farm machinery show in England.
These tractors should interest contractors and large scale tillage farmers and will complete Deere's 6R Series line up from this summer.
John Deere is hoping the 230hp-rated 6230R and 250hp-rated 6250R will set new standards for transport, operator comfort and acceleration on the road.
Thanks to an engine boost of 50hp with intelligent power management (IPM), the bigger 6250R tractor provides up to 300hp when required. With a weight of 9.3 tonnes, the 6250R delivers more power than any other tractor in this weight class, along with an impressive power density of 31kg/hp.
The high maximum permissible weight of 15 tonnes also allows a 5.7 tonne payload, which means the tractor is able to transport heavier loads.
Both these new tractors are powered by a 6.8-litre PowerTech PSS engine equipped with dual turbochargers.
As is standard kit these days, they also feature advanced diesel particulate filter and selective catalytic reduction technology.
The latter features help the engine to respond to changing loads while consuming less fuel and meeting the latest demanding Stage IV engine emission standards.