6R Utility Tractors
Get the power, reliability & efficiency you need with John Deere 6R Utility Tractors. Improve productivity with the power-to-weight ratio and a power boost when you need it. Improve engine cooling performance, thanks to the reversible fan letting you keep radiator screens clear of chaff and debris. Receive real-time information with new loader technology, like dynamic weighing. Enjoy a premium ride with the comfortable cab with better visibility, ergonomic controls and a smooth ride in the John Deere 6R.
Technology, connectivity, and automation
The John Deere Operations Center brings all your farm management data together in one place. Easy to understand, its integrated tools support your agronomic decision making and help you get maximum yield and consistent quality from your soil at significantly reduced input costs. Operations Center is how you turn valuable agronomic insights into smart decisions and easily define corrective actions. Other integrated tools let you create site-specific variable rate prescriptions and allow you to collaborate with agronomic advisors by granting them field-specific access rights. Documenting your work for clients also becomes a breeze with easily created, printed, and shared reports. What’s more, an Operations Center account is free to use no matter how big your operation is.
Intelligent Total Equipment Control integrates AutoTrac™ automatic steering and implement management systems to control tractor speed, front and rear mounted implements, and differential lock engagement, among other parameters. This allows for hands-free turns while reducing soil compaction, resulting in picture-perfect headlands and consistent crop growth.
JDLink shows where machines are, what they are doing, and how they are performing. You or your dealer can remotely assist operators with machine setup and operation leveraging Remote Display Access (RDA). JDLink connectivity additionally includes Wireless Data Transfer (WDT) for seamless data exchange between the machine and the office.
- Easily transfer data and collaborate with trusted advisors
- Better enable data-driven decisions
- Report work completed accurately and timely
- Increase machine uptime with Connected Support through remote monitoring services and diagnostics
- Get quick in-field support with RDA
- Remotely manage machines and employees to give you insights into how they are performing
John Deere AutoTrac system provides a hands-free guidance solution, helping to manage in-field efficiency and greatly reducing operator fatigue. The 6R Tractor comes from the factory as AutoTrac ready, which includes the software, sensors and valves to provide an integrated solution for the producer (receiver and activation are purchased separately). This allows producers to capture the value of guidance without the installation of labor-intensive kits.
AutoTrac Turn Automation
AutoTrac Turn Automation controls the entire headland turn and manages all tractor and implement functions, including forward speed changes and power take-off (PTO) switching. It raises or lowers the hitch or activates selective control valves (SCVs) at exactly the right time and position in the field to guarantee perfectly consistent headland crop growth.
AutoPath automatically creates guidance lines for different width machines based on data gathered by the first pass of a tillage implement or planter. It takes charge of your guidance line management, protecting nutrient investment and helping you make each pass with confidence and precision. If you are using different width implements for planting, spraying, or harvesting, AutoPath ensures the tires always follow the planted rows and stay off the crop. When harvesting, the combine is always guided to the correct starting point, and the guidance lines are automatically calculated based on the width of the header.
The 6R Tractor cab delivers on comfort and convenience, regardless of your application. The all-around visibility and easy-to-use controls make the 6R a perfect fit for your operation. All 6R Tractors include a corner post display featuring state-of-the-art electronic instrumentation that blends well with the narrow right-hand cab post. This provides all the critical machine information and enhanced visibility. In addition, premium features such as automatic climate control, an instructor seat, and foot throttle come standard on the 6R Tractors.
COMMANDARM™ CONTROLS AND GENERATION 4 COMMANDCENTER™ DISPLAY
The CommandARM console provides a thoroughly intuitive operating interface. All the controls you need for daily work are available at your fingertips: selective control valves (SCVs), AutoTrac™ automatic steering, iTEC™ machine control, air conditioning, lights, radio, four-wheel drive (4WD), and hitch depth control. Mounted on the CommandARM, the Generation 4 CommandCenter display has easy-to-use, tablet- like swipe functionality and monitors everything you need for productive and efficient work.
The CommandPRO joystick combines a unique driving strategy with reconfigurable controls. All the controls you need for daily work are available at your fingertips: travel speed, acceleration response, reconfigurable buttons and rocker switches, and activation button.
GENERATION 4 COMMANDCENTER DISPLAY WITH EXTENDED MONITOR
The Gen 4 Extended Monitor doubles the screen area so you can monitor more functions at once and have direct access to make adjustments when needed. You could, for example, view vehicle control functions on your primary display and Precision Ag applications on the Extended Monitor.
Comfort and maneuverability
Triple-Link Suspension (TLS™)
The TLS Plus system provides optimal traction and field performance by maintaining ground-to-tire contact, enabling more power to the ground. It also ensures higher operator comfort, reduces operator fatigue, and increases productivity, while the Variable Ratio Steering improves in-field maneuverability.
The intelligent hydropneumatic cab suspension offers more driving comfort in the field and on the road. Input from the acceleration and TLS sensor causes the cab suspension controller to increase or decrease the amount of oil in the shock absorber ram. This semi-active system delivers ultimate comfort in every situation.
VARIABLE RATIO STEERING
Variable Ratio Steering improves operator comfort, requiring less hand movement and less steering effort when turning on the headland or in confined spaces. This results in faster turning of the steering wheel and increases hydraulic flow, leading to a quicker response from the tires. The system can be activated or deactivated in the CommandCenter™ display and is available for all 6R Tractors.
The high power output of the John Deere 4-cylinder, 4.5L (274.6-cu in.) engine and the 6-cylinder, 6.8L (415-cu in.) engine is made possible by refined, four-valve, high-pressure common rail (HPCR) technology with an injection pressure of up to 2500 bar (36,259.4 psi). The PVS engine in the 6R 175, 6R 195, and 6R 215 models is equipped with a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) that boosts performance and efficiency consistently across the torque curve. The PSS engines (6R 230 and 6R 250) use a two-stage turbocharging system in which the VGT multiplies the pressure created by a fixed vane turbocharger.
INTELLIGENT POWER MANAGEMENT (IPM)
Intelligent Power Management (IPM) is a feature for many typical farming operations that use the rear power take-off (PTO) in high-power applications or the tractor as a transport vehicle. Operators who are looking for more power in non-stationary PTO and transport applications will be interested in the IPM feature. In high rear PTO power applications such as forage harvesters, rototillers, and beet or potato harvesting equipment or where heavy trailers, carts, or implements are moved to and from various locations, this feature provides significant additional capabilities. The solution improves productivity with more consistent ground speeds, quicker acceleration, and the ability to better hold desired transport speeds. All 6R Tractors have IPM in base equipment. Hydraulic IPM is available as a separate option to enable the IPM in applications resulting in high hydraulic loads.
Optimize engine performance in dusty environments by utilizing the optional reversible fan technology available on all 6R Tractors. The reversible fan allows the operator to quickly clean radiator screens from the comfort of the cab. By manually activating the system with a switch in the cab, the radiator fan blades blow out dust and debris away from the radiator. This enables the engine to run cooler, resulting in fuel savings, less downtime, and overall increased efficiency.