JOHN DEERE 6120R UTILITY TRACTOR
When the going gets tough, the 6R is ready to go. No matter what your to-do list looks like or what Mother Nature throws your way youll be up for it.
Moving heavy silage bales, cleaning dirty stalls, pulling a loaded planter or drill, loading thousands of pounds of feed into a mixer, mowing with a large flexwing mower, or transporting heavy implements the 6R was made to handle it. Up to 41 gpm of hydraulic punch. A chore-mastering hitch-lift capacity of up to 12,213 pounds (5,443 kg). Tackle changing conditions with a power reserve that boosts power by up to 40 extra horses. Three frame sizes. And models from 110 to 215 horsepower. For high-hour users who need to take big days head on, the 6R wraps you in comfort and helps you take command.
6120R UTILITY TRACTOR
120 hp FT4 engine combines performance and fluid economy
Great rearward visibility 30 degrees of right-hand seat swivel with CommandARM-equipped cabs
Multiple transmission choices, including a 31 mph (50 kmh) option
Available with CommandPRO for control of your tractor and implement in the palm of your hand
The Generation 4 CommandCenter creates the primary user interface for 6R Series Tractors. The Generation 4 CommandCenter provides an excellent, user-savvy operating experience. Producers can also use a variety of implements with the Generation 4 CommandCenter as it is ISOBUS virtual terminal (VT) capable. Expect machine productivity gains, along with increased operator confidence, thanks to a simple, customizable interface. The reliability of the Generation 4 CommandCenter also aids in optimal operating experience and maximizes uptime.
Easy-to-change fields and guidance lines
On-screen help functions
The Generation 4 CommandCenter features a modular-designed layout manager, so an operator can easily create the structure that meets the operators demands. From the factory, machines are equipped with standard run pages. An unlimited amount of run pages can be added to the Generation 4 CommandCenter based on operator preference or operational needs. Toggling between run pages is as easy as swiping the screen or using the arrow buttons on the top right portion of the title bar.
INFINITELY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION (AutoPowr/IVT) SYSTEM
The John Deere Infinitely Variable Transmission (AutoPowr/IVT) utilizes a combination of mechanical and hydrostatic power, providing stepless and continuous power across an infinitely variable range of speeds. Single-speed lever is used for intuitive and accurate control of ground speeds as slow as 50 m/h (0.03 mph) to 40/50 km/h (25/31 mph). In model year 2015, the transmission was revised so transport speeds are reached at lower engine rpms, ultimately reducing fuel consumption and in cab noise. Software has also been revised to ensure under acceleration engine rpm is kept to a minimum within the engines peak torque band.
Easy to operate
Four mechanical modes lead to excellent performance and reduced fuel consumption
Revised ratios bring transport speeds at reduced engine rpm reduced fuel consumption and increased comfort
Precise management of forward speeds
Less shifting time means better management of the implement
SET-SPEED ADJUSTING WHEEL
The set-speed adjusting wheel is the rotational thumbwheel located on the speed control lever. The wheel is quick and easy to adjust with the operators thumb and rotates infinitely with no stop or start position. When the operator rotates the thumbwheel, the ground speed of the tractor is increased by 0.2 km/h (0.12 mph) when the tractor is traveling below 20 km/h (12 mph). When the tractor is traveling above 20 km/h (12 mph), the tractor is increased by (1) km/h (0.6 mph). The set speed adjuster is used to set the maximum commanded forward or reverse speed in each speed band. As the operator moves the lever within or between speed bands, the electronic management system ensures smooth, quick, and powerful acceleration or deceleration, regardless of load or ground speed. While in motion, the operator can adjust the maximum speed of each speed band. With the lever in band one, the target maximum speed can be adjusted to 20 km/h (12 mph). With the lever in band two, the maximum speed of 40/50 km/h (25/31 mph) can be defined depending on transmission option. When stationary, all set speeds, both forward and reverse, may be adjusted while the left-hand reverser is in the power zero position.
Quick and precise speed changes
Fine-tuning via the speed wheel
Two steps in the slot of the speed control lever to program two set speeds
Speed feedback on the analog dashboard the needle shows the actual speed, and red lights around the needle show the commanded speed
Easy-to-handle exact-speed settings through the CommandCenter display and the speed wheel
An easy-to-use left-hand reverser is available in all the AutoPowr/IVT transmissions. The reverser control is located at the 10 oclock position on the steering column for intuitive control. For tractors without the CommandPRO joystick, the left-hand reverser incorporates the following controls:
Forward direction selector
Reverse direction selector
Park (P) - Park lock (P) - Tractor cannot move and the trailer brakes are engaged. Lever must be in the (P) park position to start the tractor.
Neutral (N) Tractor is in a non-parked position and capable of movement.
Power zero Tractor is held stationary by the transmission.
Tractors without CommandPRO allow for temporary stationary control of the tractor without using the brakes. For tractors with CommandPRO, ActiveZero is always in place when the tractor is not in N or P and brakes are not applied.
Quick and easy way for the operator to change the direction of the tractor.
Ensures that the tractor cannot be operated with the park lock on.
ELECTRONIC HAND AND FOOT THROTTLE
The tractor ground speed is controlled via the accelerator and hand throttle. The engine rpm can be set to a specific ground speed using the hand throttle (A). The following functions are available for tractors without CommandPRO:
Button (B) activates and de-activities the FieldCruise system (with two available pre-sets), which is an engine rpm limiter.
The specific ground speed set can be set by pressing button (C); this pedal lock feature works like the cruise control on a car (only functions when foot throttle is ordered).
Button (D) allows the operator to drive with the minimum target rpm with ECO on.
oNOTE: Button (D) is only active in custom mode.
THE FOLLOWING FUNCTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR TRACTORS WITH COMMANDPRO:
Button (B) and (D) activate and de-activate engine set speeds that can be set in the CommandCenter display.
Button (C) can be used to fix the engine speed command to the current hand throttle position (no automatic engine speed control).
Define setting of the engine speed and its limit with the FieldCruise system
Quick attainment of desired speed
Pedal lock function allows command foot throttle speed to be maintained
AUTOPOWR/IVT SELECTOR CONTROL VIA COMMANDCENTER DISPLAY
The AutoPowr/IVT application setting employs four modes to take full advantage of the engine-transmission communication: full AUTO, custom, pedal and manual.
FULL AUTO MODE
Full AUTO mode enables the tractor to make adjustments to the transmission operating mode automatically, based on the engine and transmission speeds and the load on the tractor. This should be the AutoPowr/IVT transmission setting for 95 percent of all applications. Full AUTO mode switches between load control and fuel economy mode seamlessly, with no involvement from the operator, as conditions and applications change. Fuel economy mode automatically switches off when the power take-off (PTO) is engaged to provide full PTO power. Operators can set the maximum forward and reverse speeds for the tractor in their particular application.
Custom mode allows the operator to customize the AutoPowr/IVT transmission settings when full auto mode is not desirable. In custom mode, operators can turn ECO on and off. This can either be done by pushing the ECO button on the side of the hand throttle module or by selecting ECO in the transmission settings page of the CommandCenter display. When accelerating with ECO on, the tractor minimizes engine speeds, which reduce acceleration aggressiveness. As a result, ECO on should reduce fuel consumption in lighter, steady loads. In contrast, when accelerating with ECO off, engine speed can be higher aggressively to maximize productivity. The higher engine speeds with ECO off better enable the tractor to quickly recover from sudden load increases and not lose as much ground speed when load increases occur. In custom mode, the engine droop settings can be defined between 4 percent and 30 percent with PTO on and off. The higher the droop percentage, the more the engine rpm will be reduced when pulling before a transmission ratio change is made.
Ensure that the operator has the best driving options when required
Independent droop settings allow the operator improved performance and flexibility
PEDAL MODE SETTINGS
Pedal mode allows the operator to change the tractors ground speed independently from the engine speed. The ground speed is controlled through use of the foot pedal while the hand throttle determines engine speed. Maximum ground speed is determined by the location of the speed control lever in the speed band. Operators can lock-in a desired ground speed without pressure on the foot pedal using the pedal lock button (as described above). To unlock the foot pedal, the operator can tap the foot pedal, press the lock button, or press the brake pedal. When releasing the foot pedal, the vehicle decelerates to a safe creep speed. To come to a complete stop, the brake pedal should be depressed.
Pedal mode is ideal for applications like mowing, baling, or hedge cutting, where it is important to keep the engine speed at a constant rpm independent from the ground speed.
MANUAL MODE SETTINGS
Manual mode makes the transmission and engine independent of each other. The transmission does not automatically adjust engine rpm to save fuel. This can prove to be useful in applications like loader work, where the variability of engine speed based on load is not needed.
LOAD ANTICIPATION FEATURE
The load anticipation feature allows the AutoPowr/IVT transmission to predict how much load the engine expects from the activation of the hitch or a particular SCV function. In full AUTO mode, all load anticipation features are active. In custom mode, they can be turned on or off in the custom settings page. When an SCV or the hitch is activated, the engine speed is raised to 1500 rpm (as long as the commanded throttle position is over this value). This creates a boost in engine power which improves hydraulic performance and prepares the engine for potential load situations (for example, returning an implement to work). Also added is PTO load anticipation. If it is turned off, the engine does not react to PTO engagement and engine speed is controlled purely based on load. If turned on (in custom), when the PTO is engaged, the engine rpm will rise to throttle position or pre-defined PTO cruise setting.
John Deere exclusive feature
Tractor recognizes when additional engine rpm is needed
Saves fuel, because the engine shuts down when no additional power is needed
Similar to the AutoQuad PLUS transmission, the AutoPowr/IVT transmission can also adjust the forward/reverse speed ratio. The reverse speeds can be set to a maximum of 30 percent higher and 70 percent lower than forward speeds, but only in range 1. In range 2, the forward-to-reverse speed ratio is 1:1, up to 22 km/h (14 mph). Above that, the reverse speeds will only go up to 30 km/h (19 mph).
BRAKE WITH INTEGRATED AUTOCLUTCH FUNCTION
With the AutoPowr/IVT transmission, no clutching is required to stop the tractor. After the brakes are released, the tractor automatically accelerates back to its previous speed (if using hand throttle). The effect of AutoClutch can also be set via the CommandCenter display.
This feature makes the AutoPowr/IVT an ideal transmission for operations that require a lot of speeds (like baling or loader work).
Upon release of the AutoClutch, the tractor will accelerate to the previous command speed (ideal for round baling).
Excellent modulation makes inching to implements and attachments easy.
The AutoPowr/IVT transmission is a combination of mechanical and hydraulic components that are capable of providing low speed with extremely high levels of torque:
Allows the tractor to smoothly pull away, even under high loads
Enhances front loader operation by delivering high torque, driving the tractor into the pile without slippage
Retains constant working speeds with PTO implements, which have a tendency to push the tractor (spading or rotary cultivator)
Creeper mode is a standard feature on the AutoPowr/IVT transmission. Down to 50 m/h (164 ft/h), the creeper mode is activated when the selected speed is below 2.1 km/h (1.3 mph) in set position 1. When the tractor moves below 600 m/h (1968 ft/h), the engine speed is independent of travel speed. This allows the operator to choose the engine speed that best fits the task (rated speed for hydraulic or PTO usage, or low idle for fuel-saving operation). No additional power is needed.
ComfortView CAB OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
ComfortView cabs feature a modern, automotive-style instrument panel as base equipment. The instrument pod has two large analog dials for engine and tractor speed, as well as two smaller dials that display fuel level, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) level, and coolant temperature. The steering column and dash are adjustable to suit the operator's needs. The column tilts toward the operator and a lever on the left-hand side allows for the column to telescope out to the desired level. A dimming mode automatically reduces the brightness of the instrument illumination when the tractor lights are used.
INSTRUMENTATION CONTROL PANEL
The instrumentation panel has a row of information and warning lights across the bottom to monitor all important tractor functions. A three-stage warning system first gives information, then gives warnings, and finally, gives a stop alarm to prevent damage from occurring in the event of a component malfunction. An integrated power take-off (PTO) over-speed warning is incorporated into the diagnostics to ensure proper operation.
The 6R Series features a redesigned CommandARM console with all key vehicle functions in one place. The updated CommandARM layout is only available with Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT) and DirectDrive transmissions. The base 21.3-cm (8.4-in.) 4200 CommandCenter Display or optional 25.4-cm (10-in.) (4600 CommandCenter Display is fully integrated onto the CommandARM and offers fast adjustment of additional tractor functions.
The CommandARM design allows for 37.5 degrees of total seat swivel and adjustable positioning matching the operators preference. (30 degrees right and 7.5 degrees left).
Hydraulic and hitch controls utilize fingertip paddle pots for raise/lower and extend/retract functions. The CommandARM offers up to a maximum of six electronic selective control valves (E-SCVs) (without electronic joystick). The optional electrical joystick replaces fingertip paddle pots for control of selective control vales (SCVs) and allows for programmable hydraulic functionality according to operator preference. A maximum of five E-SCVs can be ordered with the electronic joystick. For tractors with an IVT transmission, the CommandPRO joystick is available. Its 11 reconfigurable buttons enable the operator to have all necessary controls accessible without hand movements (for details, click here).
Controls for radio, lights, rotary beacon, and hazard flashers are located to the center right on the CommandARM along with PTO for front (if equipped) and rear PTO. Additionally, located on the right side of the CommandARM is an encoder wheel which allows for finite positioning of the rear 3-point hitch. There are three buttons near the encoder for set lock and return to height. Adjustment knobs for the 3-point hitch are located under the cover for the CommandARM storage compartment and allow for adjustment of the rate of drop, hitch height limit, and depth control.
The transmission control and throttle are placed on the left side of the CommandARM closest to the operator for convenient setting and adjustment. The throttle design incorporates buttons which control engine cruise speed, pedal lock/cruise control, and transmission Eco settings (for more information, refer to the AutoPowr or DirectDrive transmissions pages).
Located just to the right of the throttle is the auto-steer activation button and four sequence controls for iTEC functions. Behind the iTEC sequence controls are buttons which control the activation and deactivation of mechanical front-wheel drive (MFWD) and differential lock.
Differential lock can also be activated by foot switch on the cab floor. A feature in the 6R Series Tractor is auto steering angle dependent differential lock button.
Operators can easily identify controls by icons located near levers, and each functional area is color coded.
Motion (throttle, transmission) - orange
MFWD and hydraulics (hitch and SCVs) - black
PTO - yellow
All main tractor functions in one place
Hand throttle module with integrated cruise control/pedal lock and Eco function
Integrated reconfigurable joystick
All controls and display move with the operator's movement or motion
Availability of optional 25.4-cm (10-in.) 4600 CommandCenter Display
Integrated storage compartment with hitch controls
RIGHT-HAND CONSOLE CONTROLS
The right-hand control console is angled for operator comfort and ease of operation. The design of the right-hand console is controlled by the type of SCVs chosen. Mechanically actuated valves are controlled by traditional levers, while electronically actuated valves are controlled by fingertip paddle pots. Controls for the ComfortView cab are grouped by function on the right-hand console. The modular console panel provides individual access to hand throttle, transmission controls, MFWD switch (if equipped), hitch command console, load/draft control, SCV, and PTO controls. The console is also the location of the CommandCenter display. The CommandCenter allows the operator to customize important tractor functions. This option requires a PowrQuad or AutoQuad transmission.
Ergonomic placement of controls to match arm movements
Integrated hitch control module with draft wheel
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JOHN DEERE 6120R UTILITY TRACTOR