John Deere looks to be heading towards autonomous tractors.
All models are available in either two- or four-wheel drive configurations with cab.
Three new options, said to enhance tractor performance and control, include the all-new CommandPro Control multi-function joystick with IVT transmissions (as seen on the 6230R and 6250R), variable ratio steering and a 155L/minute hydraulic pump.
CommandPro is a customisable, ergonomic joystick that enables the control of tractor speed, direction and implement functions with a single control lever. Configurable buttons offer the best fit for a job or operator preference and these can then be saved as profiles, such as ‘baling’ or ‘mowing’.
Tighter turns can be made easier by adding the new variable ratio steering option to the tractor. When travelling at speeds less than 14km/h, steering wheel rotations are reduced by one-third. In operation, one revolution of the steering wheel makes front wheels turn faster and further, making the set-up particularly suited to frontloader work or repetitive headland turns.
The option requires a John Deere AutoTrac Ready equipped tractor with activation via the Generation 4 CommandCenter Display.
To further boost output in loader operations on the 6145R to 6215 tractors, an optional hydraulic pump delivering 155L/min can be added to the specification of the 6145R–6215R, to reduce frontloader cycle times.
Additionally, a small door has been added for access to the engine oil service area without opening the tractor hood. Particularly useful if the tractor is equipped with a frontloader and loader hood guard that would impede regular checks.