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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.
Advanced engine technology
All 9R/9RT Series models except the 9360R come with John Deere's advanced PowerTech PSX 13.5L engine with a single fluid solution for optimal power and operator convenience. The 9360R model features a PowerTech PSX 9.0L engine. Both the PowerTech PSX 9.0L and 13.5L engines feature in-line, six-cylinder, 4-valves per head, cooled exhaust gas recirculation, electronic engine controls and series turbochargers.
The 9360R, 9410R and 9460R ag models come standard with 24-speed PowerSync manual shift transmission and optional 18-speed PowerShift transmission with Efficiency Manager. The 24-speed PowerSync is a field-proven transmission, for operators who prefer a basic manual shift transmission, but with an easy to use high-low lever to get that right speed for their field applications.
The 18-speed PowerShift Transmission with Efficiency Manager, which comes standard with the track tractors, higher horsepower wheeled models and scraper models, allows the tractor to operate at an optimal performance level while minimizing fuel consumption.
Efficiency Manager gives the operator precise ground speed control by letting the operator set speeds for field or transport applications with a thumb wheel located on the transmission shift lever. The 9RT Track Models now also enjoy the same faster transport speed as the 9R wheel models at 25 mph.
In addition, all ag models of the 9R/RT Series have optional PTOs and higher lift capacity three-point hitches. Four selective control valves come standard on all ag tractors, with optional fifth and sixth SCVs.
To enhance operator comfort, the new 9R/9RT Series features the CommandView II Cab, which offers several different packages for both the wheeled and track models. Optional on all wheel tractors is the revolutionary ActiveSeat suspension system for the smoothest ride possible.
The new cab also features the simple-to-use CommandArm fingertip controls and the new GreenStar 3 CommandCenter Display that can run many precision applications such as AutoTrac, Swath Control Pro, Performance Monitor, Access Manager, and others. Factory-installed JDLink for Service ADVISOR Remote capabilities also are part of the new 9R/9RT Tractor package.
Brand new to the John Deere Scraper Special family is the 9RT track configuration. The addition of the 9RT Scraper Special completes John Deere's line up of proven, reliable, and productive scraper tractors.
The 9RT Scraper Special is the optimum choice for sand, wet, or soft underfoot conditions often found in scraper applications.
New features of the 9R/9RT Scraper Special models include a tow cable in base equipment, a level one falling object protective structure (FOPS), full-featured hydraulic connections, and axle flats for better hub retention on wheel models.