The new 6R Tractors are designed based on the highly successful 6R Series. They offer outstanding performance, comfort, and efficiency with a higher level of uptime and reduced cost of operation while meeting the most demanding customer needs. Like a true athlete, the new 6R Series Tractors are versatile and can work in any condition; they are at home in the field and on the road.
Three new small-frame models are available:
Model year 2014
Model year 2015
The enhanced features on the new 6R increase functionality and versatility. Paired with a first-class operator environment, getting the job done is easier.
Selective control valves (SCVs) been added to the 2015 6R Small-Frame Tractors and the valve stack has been physically moved further under the cab, improving operator visibility to the drawbar. The new hydraulic valves also have a hose disengagement lever, reducing the effort required to uncouple hoses under pressure. This enables operators to change implements with ease. Up to five SCVs or four SCVs with power beyond are now available on the 6110R, 6120R, and 6130R. With the added SCV options — the 6R Small-Frame Tractors can handle more implements and perform more functions.
6R rear hydraulics
6R model year 2015 view of drawbar without SCV stack interference
Cab and comfort enhancements
More commonality and consistency is now seen throughout the 6R to 9R Families of tractors. The 6R Tractors ordered with an IVT™ transmission will receive the CommandARM™ with an optional programmable electric joystick. Operators who are used to the controls of the larger 7R and 8R Tractors will now be more familiar when they step foot into a 6R. The CommandARM configured tractors also provide increased operator visibility and comfort through a 30-degree right-hand seat swivel. This makes backing up to an implement or monitoring a baler much easier.
The premium lighting packages will now feature the light-emitting diode (LED) lamps. LEDs provide greater nighttime visibility with a 40 percent greater coverage width. LEDs cause less fatigue on the operator to push through the night. The premium light option with the LEDs will also decrease input costs as they have a longer lifespan, drawing 45 percent fewer amps than standard halogen lights. Wide-angle external mirrors are available on premium and premium plus cabs to help improve visibility around the tractor and larger implements.
6R LED lights
6R wide-angle mirrors
Monitoring tractor performance and controlling tractor functions will now be easier through the Generation 4 CommandCenter™ Display that comes standard with a 4100 processor and 7-in. (177.8-mm) display, along with video input and AutoTrac™ capabilities. An optional 4600 processor and 10–in. (254-mm) display is available with IVT and DirectDrive transmissions which will provide the potential for additional functionality down the road. Optimal performance out of the tractor is now only fingertips away, which leads to further uptime and lower operational costs.
4100 – 7–in. (177.8-mm) display
4600 – 10–in. (254-mm) display
The John Deere-designed and -built loaders are made specifically for optimal performance when paired with John Deere tractors. With features such as mechanical self-leveling (MSL) and third-function hydraulic capable, the 640R Loader is the ultimate hired hand when paired with a 6R Small Frame. For more information, check out the R Series Loaders product announcement bulletin.
John Deere loader
Keeping the tractor running in the field or at the worksite when the job needs done is critical. A few updates have been made to improve uptime, making the new 6Rs even more reliable.
New latch-and-lift mechanisms make access to the engine compartment easier, even with a loader attached. Routine maintenance tasks are now less taxing and less time consuming. Uptime is also increased, as it will encourage routine maintenance to be performed. The engine oil change interval on the 6R Tractors has been increased from 500 hours up to 750 hours. That equates to less time spent changing oil.
Daily service center
The daily service center provides engine oil and coolant level sensing. The status will display on the CommandCenter bottom bar (circled). This enables a fast and easy daily service check without leaving the cab or opening the hood, allowing more time to get work done.
Daily service center indicator
Daily service center display
The operator has options when help is needed for machine set up, operation optimization, and making adjustments to the tractor for optimal performance. Remote Display Access (RDA), and remote service and support through JDLink™ allow customers an easy way to communicate and resolve current or potential issues remotely and quickly.
Reduced cost of operation
By improving the overall efficiency of the new 6Rs and increasing uptime, the customers’ bottom line is ultimately impacted for the better.
Lower input costs
By incorporating diesel particulate filter (DPF) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology prior to using diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) to meet Final Tier 4 (FT4) requirements, a low amount of DEF fluid is actually needed as the DEF usage is only 3 percent. Also, with the extension of the engine oil interval from 500 hours up to 750 hours that equates to fewer oil changes throughout the life of the tractor and lower maintenance costs.
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Actual operating horsepower and torque will be less. Refer to the engine manufacturer's Web site for additional information.