New 6M tractors make show debut at AgriScot

DEERE AGRISCOT RI Farm
Alexander Ehhalt

JOHN Deere’s new 6M Series tractors made their public show debut on Wednesday, November 20, at AgriScot 2019.

The four-cylinder 6120M and 6140M on display at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, feature higher standards of comfort, performance, manoeuvrability and visibility com-pared to previous models in the range.

This is a more compact 6M Series tractor than John Deere has offered before, with the low bonnet design on the 6120M presenting a clear view to the front of the machine. In addition, a slimmer steering wheel cowl and the newly designed panoramic window in the cab roof provides full visibility for loader work and operating in confined spaces.

Improved manoeuvrability is a result of the short wheelbase, which allows a tight turning circle of only 4.35m on the 6120M. Despite their slim design, these full-frame concept tractors feature a maximum permissible gross weight of 10.45 tonnes, which means an unrivalled payload capacity in this class of up to 4.7 tonnes.

These two tractors also feature Intelligent Power Management (IPM) for the first time, which increases performance by 20hp for pto work and transport – so the four-cylinder 6140M develops up to an impressive 166hp maximum power with IPM.

The newly designed cab is significantly brighter and more modern in appearance, as well as extremely quiet, with a rating of 70dB(A). All the main operating functions are located on the completely redesigned right-hand panel, while models equipped with the CommandQuad transmission can be optionally fitted with a Compact CommandArm, with the functions located on the seat armrest.

Driver comfort is also enhanced by mechanical cab suspension and the proven TLS (triple link suspension) front axle, while 360° LED lighting is optionally available for night work.

John Deere’s latest Precision Ag solutions include JDLink telematics, which can be ordered ex-factory with a free five-year subscription, and the tractors can be equipped with a StarFire 6000 satellite receiver and the 4240 or 4640 GreenStar displays. Depending on the level of precision required when using AutoTrac automatic steering, SF3 and RTK signals as well as the free SF1 option are available.

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