John Deere is launching two new top of the range six-cylinder tractor models rated at 230 and 250 horsepower.

According to John Deere, the new range are designed to meet the needs of contractors and arable farmers alike.

The 6230R and 6250R models will complete the line-up of John Deere 6R Series tractors from the summer of 2017.

The two new tractors, it says, sets new standards for transport, operator comfort and acceleration on the road.

Under the bonnet

Both of the two new tractors in the John Deere range are powered by a 6.8L PowerTech PSS engine, with dual turbochargers.

This allow the tractors to respond very quickly to changing loads while consuming less fuel and meeting Stage 4 emission standards.

The flagship 6250R model also features an engine boost, which brings the tractors total power to 300 horsepower when required.

Along with the engine boost, the 6250R has a very light vehicle weight of 9.3t, but it still delivers more power than any other tractor in its weight range, the manufacturers say.

The high maximum permissible weight of 15t also allows a 5.7t payload, which means the tractor is able to transport heavier loads.

The upgraded AutoPowr transmission delivers maximum efficiency, with 100% mechanical power available at 3.5km/h for heavy draft operations, 11km/h for light draft work, 22.5km/h for heavy transport and 47.2km/h for light transport duties.

Once running at maximum road speed, rpm automatically drops and 50km/h is maintained at 1630rpm and 40km/h at 1300rpm, which results in lower fuel consumption on the road.

Both models feature 750 hour engine oil filter, fuel filter and engine oil intervals, helping to further reduce parts and servicing costs.

The lifetime diesel particulate filter (DPF) and low diesel exhaust fluid consumption of 2 to 3% provide additional savings.

All-new CommandPRO joystick

The tractors also feature the all-new CommandPRO joystick, which John Deere says introduces a new dimension in ergonomics and versatility to the range.

Top speed can be reached with just one push, and 11 programmable buttons are available for the hitch, PTO and AutoTrac controls.

The functionality of CommandPRO allows the tractor to be controlled from top speed to zero with a simple push or pull of the joystick.


Both the joystick and pedals can be operated at the same time, and there is no need for an external ISOBUS joystick as the driver can also operate the tractor and ISOBUS functions simultaneously.

Improved comfort for the user

According to John Deere, the 6230R and 6250R models also feature a high level of operator comfort through the hydro-pneumatic cab suspension (HCS Plus) system.

This offers more driving comfort and isolation from noise and vibration.

Less arm movement and significantly less steering effort is required by the variable ratio steering system, which can be activated and deactivated from the tractor’s CommandCenter control console.

Other options include a new connectivity package featuring MyJobsConnect and MyJobsManager apps, which enable drivers to view and carry out tasks in real time via their mobile device.