Lamma 2015: John Deere shows revamped 6R tractors

Revamped 6R Series tractors and a new addition to the 6M Series from John Deere make their UK debut at Lamma.

The top three 6R tractors have new engines with more power and torque from a 6.8-litre engine that now has selective catalytic reduction (SCR) in addition to particulates filter and oxidation catalyst to meet Euro Stage 4 / US Tier 4 Final emissions compliance.

PowrQuad Plus semi-powershift and AutoPowr IVT drive options are joined by the 24×24 DirectDrive unit with eight powershift steps and the tractors are believed to be more manoeuvrable than their predecessors.

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In the cab, the latest CommandArm seat console as already introduced on 7R and 8R tractors makes its debut with electronic joystick and latest display, FarmSight-ready electronics and optional JDLink telematics with remote display access and wireless data transfer.

Further down the performance scale, the 115hp 6105M joins the 120-175hp 6M Series as a small-frame “standard” tractor for livestock farmers wanting a bit more kit than the 5115M of the same power offers.