The model year 2022 John Deere 9 Series Tractors have been enhanced to help today’s farmers start earlier and run later to get their seeding, tillage, and planting work done within their optimal timeframe.
The updated 9 Series lineup includes wheel 9R, two-track 9RT and four-track 9RX Tractors that enable farmers to cover more acres in less time with greater accuracy and quality, and reduce their operating costs – all while enjoying a larger, more comfortable cab. John Deere is the only manufacturer to offer all three tractor configurations.
“Farmers will appreciate the added low-end torque and lugging ability of the all-new, John Deere PowerTech 13.6 L diesel engine. This engine powers models with 390 to 590 horsepower and runs with 50% less engine noise. It’s also easier to perform routine maintenance on,” said Ryan Jardon, product marketing manager for John Deere. “Our largest tractors, the 9R 640 and 9RX 640, are powered by a Cummins® 15 L diesel engine.”
To accommodate the added horsepower and ballast of the articulated 9 Series Tractors, several undercarriage, axle, and front-frame components were strengthened and improved. Strengthening these components has increased the weight of the tractor and the maximum available ballast from 60,000 to 67,000 pounds to put the increased power to the ground. The front-weight support and weights are now factory installed for the 9RX. Rear-axle load ratings on John Deere Scraper Special 9R and 9RX Tractors were increased to 26,500 pounds.
Select 9 Series Tractors can be ordered with hydraulic Intelligent Power Management (IPM) that provides up to 50 extra horsepower depending on the gear chosen. This added power can be unlocked via intelligent software monitoring of hydraulic demand and engine power. “It’s the perfect performance boost when pulling equipment through tough terrain or over large hills, or with high hydraulic demands, such as air-seeding rigs. Hydraulic IPM is available on the 9RT 570, and 9R/9RX 590 and 640 Tractors,” Jardon said.
All 9 Series Tractors come equipped from the factory with JDLink connectivity, plus an integrated StarFire 6000 GPS receiver, Generation 4 CommandCenter™ display and AutoTrac guidance. These technologies enable the operator to reduce overlap and maximize inputs all with less stress. JDLink comes with 5 years of service, making it easy for customers to take advantage of the benefits of a connected machine, which includes machine-to-machine communication; streaming machine, field, and crop information to the John Deere Operations Center; Wireless Data Transfer; and John Deere Connected Support.™ These integrated technologies help farmers save time and reduce costs.
“The factory-installed Automation 4.0 capabilities drive season-long benefits. For example, AutoTrac Turn Automation and MachineSync™ enable consistent operations on headlands and when multiple machines work together, such as in seeding, when two tractors are working in a field together. Automation 4.0 also enables AutoPath™ for farmers to accurately document and precisely follow each row of crops in fields throughout the season,” Jardon said. “Using data collected from the first pass in the field, either strip-till or planting, AutoPath establishes precise guidance lines for all subsequent field passes, no matter the machine type or width of the equipment. This makes it easy to find the right row, reduces overlaps and damage to standing crops, and eliminates the need for guess rows.”
Inside the larger, restyled 9 Series cab is more storage space, more USB ports and better connectivity than in previous models. For an automotive-like experience, an optional 6.5-inch touchscreen satellite radio can be added that’s smart-phone ready so operators can use voice commands or integrated controls to get directions, make calls, listen to music, or send and receive messages.
All 9 Series Tractors offer industry-leading operator comfort, and visibility with a choice of Select, Premium or Ultimate cab packages to choose from.
The Ultimate comfort and convenience package includes footrests, a refrigerator, and a heated, ventilated massaging seat that swivels up to 25 degrees to the left and 40 degrees to the right, for improved operator visibility and comfort. The Ultimate visibility package features 24 work LED and eight convenience LED lights; electric, heated, telescoping mirrors; sunshades; front, right, side and rear wipers; and front and rear integrated cameras. For customers who want the very best of these packages, John Deere has combined them into its Signature Edition. This package also includes the Generation 4 Extended Display, dual hydraulic pumps, Automation 3.0 activation / AutoLoad™ for Scraper Special tractors, and HydraCushion™ front-axle suspension on 9R Tractors.
All 9 Series Tractors have the power and options to help operators farm more acres in less time. On wheel 9R Tractors, six models are available, ranging from 390 to 640 horsepower and can be equipped with a multitude of tire options. HydraCushion suspension is an industry exclusive option that can be added to reduce tractor bouncing during transport, improve ride quality and reduce the potential for powerhop in the field to put more power to the ground.
Three two-track 9RT models are available ranging from 470 to 570 horsepower and feature the industry exclusive AirCushion™ walking beam suspension that improves ride quality. Two-track tractors provide a large footprint with less ground pressure and lower slip values compared to wheel tractors, making them ideal for straight-line pulling, and broad-acre tillage.
Four models of John Deere 9RX four-track tractors are available ranging from 490 to 640 horsepower, the industry’s highest horsepower levels offered in a four-track tractor. Multiple track widths and tread spacings are available, enabling these tractors to be used in row-crop and broad-acre applications where more traction and flotation are desired. Four-post cab suspension is standard and dampens pitch and roll, isolating the cab from shocks, while providing maximum comfort and ride quality in the field or on the road. Four-track 9RX Tractors offer the comfort and maneuverability of a wheel tractor with the pulling performance and flotation of a track tractor.
New MY22 9 Series Tractors will be available to order beginning on Feb. 1, 2021. For more information about the full line of John Deere 9 Series Tractors, visit the John Deere website, or your local John Deere Dealer.
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