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• From combines to tractors to sprayers to precision farming equipment, John Deere has added numerous new products to the lineup for 2012.
MACHINE SYNC is a John Deere exclusive system that takes harvest automation to the next level and the first application that uses the Machine Communication radio hardware.
New draper platform
For customers wanting a flexible-draper platform, John Deere is introducing the new 600FD HydraFlex Draper, which is available in 35- and 40-foot models.
Flexible draper technology allows more productivity and faster ground speeds when harvesting soybeans. Operators will be able to harvest more acres in less time and optimally match combine performance and capacity.
Building on many of the popular features of its current 4930 Self-Propelled Sprayer, John Deere has introduced the 4940 Sprayer as its most advanced applicator for the 2011-2012 season. These new John Deere Sprayers come equipped with more integrated technologies that make loading and applying material quicker, easier and more precise.
To start, all 4940 Sprayers feature Direct Injection Ready, giving operators the ability to maintain a clean solution tank, which makes it easier to change between crops, load faster and carry up to 235 gallons of extra product.
To make spray applications more precise, the 120-foot booms come in 11 independent sections, more than any other sprayer, that can be turned on and off manually or automatically with Swath Control Pro.
Units come with boom widths from 90 to 120 feet and are equipped with GreenStar3 2630 Display for the most advanced system control and field documentation.
The John Deere 4940 Sprayer is powered by a 340 horsepower 9.0 Liter Interim Tier 4 PowerTech Plus Turbocharged engine with four-wheel hydrostatic drive that can make dry applications up to 25 mph (20 mph for liquid applications) and empty transport speeds of up 35 mph.
In addition, the 1,200-gallon solution tank has been redesigned to shift more weight forward for improved front-to-back weight distribution, greater operational control and reduced compaction.
Other features of the 4940 Sprayer include 50-inch crop clearance; GreenStar Command View Cab for exceptional operator visibility and comfort and a new cornerpost display that lets operators more easily see essential engine and system information; 300 cubic-foot drybox spreader for three-season use flexibility.
All units come with JDLink service free for the first year, allowing owners to better manage equipment logistics and performance in the field.
For the row-crop tractor market, John Deere introduces the 6R Series Tractors for the 2012 season.
The new 6R Series, which replaces the John Deere 7430 Premium and 7530 Premium models, includes three tractor models: the 6170R with 170 engine horsepower; the 6190R with 190 engine horsepower; and the 210 horsepower model 6210R.
The 6R Series Tractors have 6.8L PowerTech PVX engines (6170R) and PSX engines (6190R and 6210R models) that deliver efficient power while meeting the latest emissions requirements and new transmission options that include the popular Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT) and AutoQuad Plus ECO. All tractors come equipped with the GreenStar 3 Command Center and are capable of integrated AMS functionality.