Mar 2, 2021John Deere announces new sprayers, updated planters, 8 Series tractors
John Deere has introduced new 400 and 600 Series Sprayers. The lineup of 400 Series Sprayers includes the 408R, 410R, and 412R, while the 600 Series includes the 612R and 616R.
The new cab surrounds operators in all-day comfort while delivering outstanding visibility. Three comfort and convenience packages with new lighting options are available. The Ultimate package includes a heated, ventilated leather seat that can swivel up to 24 degrees to the left or right, plus the ActiveSeat™ II suspension for super-smooth ride. The Ultimate package also includes a 6.5-inch touchscreen satellite- and smartphone-ready radio, five USB ports, a 12-volt outlet, footrests, refrigerator, and dual-tilt steering column with leather-wrapped steering wheel. The cab’s optional Category IV filtration system flows continuously filtered air into the cab to help keep the operator’s station clean.
Visibility options include electrically adjustable and heated mirrors, additional cameras, and LED lighting packages to provide operators with better visibility where and when its needed.
Each 400 and 600 Series Sprayer comes with a JDLink connection, plus an integrated StarFire 6000 GPS receiver, Generation 4 CommandCenter display and AutoTrac guidance.
Three models of 400 Series Sprayers are available. The 408R features an 800-gallon tank and a 280-hp PowerTech 6.8 L engine with a maximum field speed of up to 20 mph, and transport speed of up to 30 mph. The 410R is equipped with a 1,000-gallon tank and a 310-hp PowerTech 9.0 L engine. The 412R comes with a 1,200-gallon tank and is powered by a 326-hp PowerTech 9.0 L engine. The two largest 400 Series Sprayers can reach field speeds up to 25 mph and transport up to 35 mph.
Two models of 600 Series Sprayers are available. The 612R features a 1,200-gallon tank and a 355-hp PowerTech 9.0 L engine. The largest model is the 616R equipped with a 1,600-gallon tank and a 375-hp PowerTech engine. Both 600 Series Sprayers can reach field speeds up to 25 mph and transport up to 35 mph. All 400 and 600 Series Sprayers can be equipped with 90-, 100-, or 120-foot steel booms, or 120- or 132-foot carbon-fiber spray booms.
John Deere 400 and 600 Series Sprayers will be available for ordering in June.
John Deere has updated its model year 2022 planters to appeal to farmers wanting to apply high rates of liquid fertilizer at planting while making as few of stops to fill and tender as possible. These redesigned planters are part of a factory-installed, integrated ExactRate solution from John Deere that eliminates the need for add-on tanks and custom plumbing solutions and multiple suppliers.
The planter’s new factory-installed fluid tanks hold up to 600 gallons (2271L) and feature air-bleed and overflow protection. To stretch the time required between fills and to reduce tendering, capacity of the planter’s seed tanks was increased 30%, to 130 bushels.
Beyond capacity enhancements, tires on the MY22 John Deere 1775NT Planters can be replaced with factory-installed tracks to improve flotation and reduce ground pressure up to 73% (when fully loaded) to 13.3 psi. When half filled, these track-equipped planters can maintain a transport speed of up to 20 mph (32 km/h) for up to two hours if necessary, expediting the time it takes to transport from one location to another. Another available factory-installed option is the premium LED lighting package that helps farmers extend their prime working days well into the night.
Updated 8 Series tractors
John Deere has updated its 8 Series Tractors for model year 2022 by building on a strong foundation of existing technology and offering new solutions with single-dealer support of specialized options. The 8 Series includes wheel 8R, two-track 8RT and four-track 8RX models.
New specialized options for 8R Tractors include the Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS) and for 8RX Tractors, ExactRate Tractor Tanks. These options save time, reduce costs, and help farmers cover more acres per day during critical times of the growing season.
Adjusting tire pressure on large tractors takes time and can require extra equipment that can compromise tire pressures when switching between transport and field operations. John Deere CTIS simplifies this process on 8R Tractors equipped with Independent Link Suspension (ILS). When the “road” setting is selected, CTIS increases air pressure in the tires which increases transport efficiency and reduces tire wear for improved transport, ride quality and handling. Alternatively, when the “field” setting is chosen, CTIS decreases air pressure to create a larger footprint with more lug engagement that reduces slip and ground pressure for enhanced agronomic benefits.
Another specialized John Deere solution makes it simple for farmers to apply higher rates of fertilizer while planting and cover up to 80 acres between fills (at 20 gallons/acre), while using an 8RX Tractor equipped with the new integrated 1,000-gallon-capacity ExactRate Tractor Tanks and a John Deere planter with 600-gallon tanks. Previously, farmers would have needed to stop more often or add large, external commodity tanks to their tractor to achieve such high levels of planting productivity.
Customers looking for more agronomic benefits at planting, such as improved flotation, can pair an 8RX equipped with ExactRate Tractor Tanks with a John Deere planter on tracks and maintain ground pressure under 15 PSI. The 8RX four-track reduces ground compaction up to 14% compared to wheel tractors with third-party tanks, even while carrying the extra payload.
All 8 Series Tractors offer industry-leading operator comfort, visibility, and technology with your choice of three available Comfort and Convenience packages and three Visibility packages with multiple lighting configurations.