New John Deere tractors, baler make debut
John Deere’s new 6100MC and 6110RC tractors will make their public debut at AgriScot in November, alongside the new F440R fixed chamber round baler for larger farms and contractors. The latest model XUV Gator 855D 4×4 utility vehicle and AMS precision farming solutions will also be on display.
Designed specifically for medium size arable, livestock and mixed farms, and available now from local John Deere dealers, the 6MC and 6RC Series tractors from 90 to 110hp feature a more compact, manoeuvrable design and are powered by Stage III B compliant 4.5-litre four-cylinder PowerTech PWX diesel-only engines. The 6RC engines are also equipped with Intelligent Power Management (IPM), producing an additional 10hp when needed.
The 6090MC, 6100MC and 6110MC tractors are equipped with PowrQuad Plus transmissions, while the premium 6090RC, 6100RC and 6110RC models offer three powershift transmission choices. These include PowrQuad Plus, AutoQuad Plus and the new AutoQuad Plus EcoShift, which automatically reduces engine rpm when reaching high speeds to help reduce fuel consumption.
The tractors’ durable full frame is specifically designed to accept John Deere H Series front loaders, which are available in non self-levelling, mechanical self-levelling and hydraulic self-levelling versions.
The F440R fixed chamber round baler is aimed at customers who produce more than 3000 bales per season and focus on silage production. One of a new line of 400 Series balers for 2014, this model utilises a number of components from the premium 900 Series, for faster baling in heavy grass windrows without plugging.
These include the high capacity 2 or optional 2.2m pick-up and MaxiCut rotor with 13 or 25 knives, as well as new 600/50-22.5 wide tyres. Other features include a small colour display, a cartridge type automatic greasing system and long-life components including stainless steel strippers and heavy-duty chains and bearings.