The John Deere Operations Center brings all your farm management data together in one place. Easy to understand, its integrated tools support your agronomic decision making and help you get maximum yield and consistent quality from your soil at significantly reduced input costs. Operations Center is how you turn valuable agronomic insights into smart decisions and easily define corrective actions. Other integrated tools let you create site-specific variable rate prescriptions and allow you to collaborate with agronomic advisors by granting them field-specific access rights. Documenting your work for clients also becomes a breeze with easily created, printed, and shared reports. What’s more, an Operations Center account is free to use no matter how big your operation is.
Intelligent Total Equipment Control integrates AutoTrac™ automatic steering and implement management systems to control tractor speed, front and rear mounted implements, and differential lock engagement, among other parameters. This allows for hands-free turns while reducing soil compaction, resulting in picture-perfect headlands and consistent crop growth.
JDLink shows where machines are, what they are doing, and how they are performing. You or your dealer can remotely assist operators with machine setup and operation leveraging Remote Display Access (RDA). JDLink connectivity additionally includes Wireless Data Transfer (WDT) for seamless data exchange between the machine and the office.
John Deere AutoTrac system provides a hands-free guidance solution, helping to manage in-field efficiency and greatly reducing operator fatigue. The 6R Tractor comes from the factory as AutoTrac ready, which includes the software, sensors and valves to provide an integrated solution for the producer (receiver and activation are purchased separately). This allows producers to capture the value of guidance without the installation of labor-intensive kits.
AutoTrac Turn Automation
AutoTrac Turn Automation controls the entire headland turn and manages all tractor and implement functions, including forward speed changes and power take-off (PTO) switching. It raises or lowers the hitch or activates selective control valves (SCVs) at exactly the right time and position in the field to guarantee perfectly consistent headland crop growth.
AutoPath automatically creates guidance lines for different width machines based on data gathered by the first pass of a tillage implement or planter. It takes charge of your guidance line management, protecting nutrient investment and helping you make each pass with confidence and precision. If you are using different width implements for planting, spraying, or harvesting, AutoPath ensures the tires always follow the planted rows and stay off the crop. When harvesting, the combine is always guided to the correct starting point, and the guidance lines are automatically calculated based on the width of the header.
The 6R Tractor cab delivers on comfort and convenience, regardless of your application. The all-around visibility and easy-to-use controls make the 6R a perfect fit for your operation. All 6R Tractors include a corner post display featuring state-of-the-art electronic instrumentation that blends well with the narrow right-hand cab post. This provides all the critical machine information and enhanced visibility. In addition, premium features such as automatic climate control, an instructor seat, and foot throttle come standard on the 6R Tractors.
The CommandARM console provides a thoroughly intuitive operating interface. All the controls you need for daily work are available at your fingertips: selective control valves (SCVs), AutoTrac™ automatic steering, iTEC™ machine control, air conditioning, lights, radio, four-wheel drive (4WD), and hitch depth control. Mounted on the CommandARM, the Generation 4 CommandCenter display has easy-to-use, tablet- like swipe functionality and monitors everything you need for productive and efficient work.
The CommandPRO joystick combines a unique driving strategy with reconfigurable controls. All the controls you need for daily work are available at your fingertips: travel speed, acceleration response, reconfigurable buttons and rocker switches, and activation button.
The Gen 4 Extended Monitor doubles the screen area so you can monitor more functions at once and have direct access to make adjustments when needed. You could, for example, view vehicle control functions on your primary display and Precision Ag applications on the Extended Monitor.
Triple-Link Suspension (TLS™)
The TLS Plus system provides optimal traction and field performance by maintaining ground-to-tire contact, enabling more power to the ground. It also ensures higher operator comfort, reduces operator fatigue, and increases productivity, while the Variable Ratio Steering improves in-field maneuverability.
The intelligent hydropneumatic cab suspension offers more driving comfort in the field and on the road. Input from the acceleration and TLS sensor causes the cab suspension controller to increase or decrease the amount of oil in the shock absorber ram. This semi-active system delivers ultimate comfort in every situation.
Variable Ratio Steering improves operator comfort, requiring less hand movement and less steering effort when turning on the headland or in confined spaces. This results in faster turning of the steering wheel and increases hydraulic flow, leading to a quicker response from the tires. The system can be activated or deactivated in the CommandCenter™ display and is available for all 6R Tractors.
The high power output of the John Deere 4-cylinder, 4.5L (274.6-cu in.) engine and the 6-cylinder, 6.8L (415-cu in.) engine is made possible by refined, four-valve, high-pressure common rail (HPCR) technology with an injection pressure of up to 2500 bar (36,259.4 psi). The PVS engine in the 6R 175, 6R 195, and 6R 215 models is equipped with a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) that boosts performance and efficiency consistently across the torque curve. The PSS engines (6R 230 and 6R 250) use a two-stage turbocharging system in which the VGT multiplies the pressure created by a fixed vane turbocharger.
Intelligent Power Management (IPM) is a feature for many typical farming operations that use the rear power take-off (PTO) in high-power applications or the tractor as a transport vehicle. Operators who are looking for more power in non-stationary PTO and transport applications will be interested in the IPM feature. In high rear PTO power applications such as forage harvesters, rototillers, and beet or potato harvesting equipment or where heavy trailers, carts, or implements are moved to and from various locations, this feature provides significant additional capabilities. The solution improves productivity with more consistent ground speeds, quicker acceleration, and the ability to better hold desired transport speeds. All 6R Tractors have IPM in base equipment. Hydraulic IPM is available as a separate option to enable the IPM in applications resulting in high hydraulic loads.
Optimize engine performance in dusty environments by utilizing the optional reversible fan technology available on all 6R Tractors. The reversible fan allows the operator to quickly clean radiator screens from the comfort of the cab. By manually activating the system with a switch in the cab, the radiator fan blades blow out dust and debris away from the radiator. This enables the engine to run cooler, resulting in fuel savings, less downtime, and overall increased efficiency.
The closed-center, pressure-and-flow-compensated hydraulic system in the 6R Tractors has been engineered for maximum durability and reliability by optimizing the number of hydraulic components and connections, which also makes it extremely efficient. The system in the 6R 230 and 6R 250 delivers a powerful 160 L/min (42.3 gpm) at 1500 rpm with enhanced operating characteristics. In a 6R Tractor, you get up to six electrohydraulic selective control valves (SCVs) with a pressure relief lever, logically clustered, and all iTEC™ capable. You can easily control flow rates and times from the cab with the CommandCenter™ display.
Hydraulic Intelligent Power Management (IPM)
As a supplement to power take-off (PTO) and transport applications, Intelligent Power Management also delivers additional horsepower for hydraulically driven implements. The Hydraulic IPM keeps tractor wheel speed constant during applications that use power-hungry hydraulically driven implements like slurry tankers, sprayers, or manure spreaders.
The AutoQuad transmission has all the benefits of the PowrQuad™ PLUS transmission with the added convenience of automatic gear shifting. It is available in 20F/20R and 24F/24R versions. With the EcoShift option, a transport speed of 40 km/h (25 mph) is maintained at only 1533 rpm, reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
AutoPowr/IVT is a hydromechanical transmission that delivers stepless and continuous power at speeds between 40 km/h and 50 km/h (25 mph and 31 mph). The AutoPowr transmission maintains the selected speed by automatically responding to changing load conditions. Once running at maximum road speed, engine rpm automatically drops to the minimum level required to maintain that speed, thus reducing noise and saving fuel. A speed of 50 km/h (31 mph) is maintained at 1630 rpm, and a speed of 40 km/h (25 mph) is maintained at 1300 rpm with the CommandPRO™ joystick.
Specifically developed for 6R Tractors, DirectDrive is an eight-speed, three-range transmission designed and engineered by John Deere for heavy agricultural work. Super-efficient dual-clutch technology always has the next gear lined up, so there is no lost momentum during changes, fuel consumption is reduced, and ease of operation is assured. During transport, DirectDrive reduces the engine speed to 1550 rpm at 40 km/h (25 mph) and 1600 rpm at 50 km/h (31 mph), thus reducing fuel consumption. In addition, the AutoClutch function enables you to stop the tractor without pressing the clutch.
John Deere R Series Front Loaders have automatic latch designs, making the installation of loader and implements very efficient. John Deere loaders are built for productivity with little maintenance required. When combined with the maneuverability and technology of the 6R Tractors, operators enjoy proficient material handling and feeding in any application. An optional technology package boosts your productivity thanks to Return-to-Position and further enhances precision with the Dynamic Weighing System while preventing material losses thanks to the electronic Level-to-Horizon feature.
John Deere 6R Tractors have an optional electronic control with an integrated reverser. The loader control has five reconfigurable buttons and rocker switch for tractor and ISOBUS functions.
Dynamic Weighing System
Enhance your precision on the go. The Dynamic Weighing System provides the operator with real-time weights that enable the operator to fill the loader to a desired weight. This delivers efficiency by reducing unnecessary trips to the feed source and allows operators to effectively manage the right combination of inputs into feed rations.
Return to Position
Boost your productivity for repetitive tasks. With Return-to-Position you can save up to four implement positions for quick and comfortable recall with the loader control.
Level to Horizon
Prevent material losses while keeping your speed with the Level-to-Horizon feature, which keeps the loader attachment level in uneven terrain.
|Specs & Compare|
|Engine description||John Deere PowerTech™ PSS|
|Engine displacement||6.8 L
415 cu in.
|Rated engine power||97/68EC: 184 kW
|Maximum engine power||97/68EC: 202 kW
|Rated PTO power (hp SAE)||149 kW
|Maximum PTO power||253 hp
|Transmission type||Infinitely variable transmission (IVT™), 0.05-42 km/h
IVT, 0.05-50 km/h
|Hydraulic pump rated output||Standard: 85 cc pump: 160 L/min
|Rear hitch category (SAE designation)||Standard: Category 3/3N: 7400 kg
Maximum: 10,400 kg
|Base machine weight||9300 kg
|Description||John Deere PowerTech™ PSS|
|Engine type||Diesel, in-line, 6-cylinder, wet-sleeve cylinder liners with four valves in head|
|Rated speed||2100 rpm|
|Aspiration||Turbocharged, variable geometry and fixed turbocharger with air-to-air aftercooling and cooled exhaust gas recirculation|
|Emission level||Final Tier 4|
|After treatment type||DOC/DPF/SCR|
415 cu in.
|Rated power||97/68EC: 184 kW
|Rated PTO power (hp SAE)||149 kW
|Maximum PTO power||253 hp
|Intelligent Power Management (IPM)||Transport and/or mobile PTO applications
Additional engine power (hp ISO) at 2100 rpm: 29.8 kW 40 hp
|Power boost||10 percent|
|Maximum engine power||97/68EC: 202 kW
|Engine peak torque||At 1,600 rpm: 1167 Nm
|PTO torque rise||40 percent|
|Air cleaner type|
|Fuel injection system and control|
|Type||Infinitely variable transmission (IVT™), 0.05-42 km/h
IVT, 0.05-50 km/h
|Reverser||Left-hand electrical reverser|
|Type||Closed-center, pressure/flow compensated|
|Pump rated output||Standard: 85 cc pump: 160 L/min
|Available flow at a single rear SCV||116 L/min
|Number of rear selective control valves (SCVs)||Standard: Three ISO couplers
Optional: Three to six ISO couplers
|Number of mid selective control valves (SCVs)||Up to three|
|Joystick SCV control||Available|
|SCV control||Standard: Electronic
|Auxiliary hydraulic features|
|Available flow at front SCVs|
|Number of front selective control valves (SCVs)|
|Remote control valves available||Available: Remote control switch|
|Hitch category (SAE designation)||Category 3/3N: 7000 kg
Maximum: 10,400 kg
|Maximum lift capacity behind lift points||7000 kg
|Rear axle differential lock||Electrohydraulic|
|Hitch draft control load sense type|
|Lift capacity at standard frame|
|Drawbar category||Category 3|
|Maximum vertical load||Category 3: 1600-2800 kg
Maximum vertical load dependent on drawbar position
Independent Standard: 45 mm (1.375 in) 540E, 1000, 1000E rpm reversible shaft
Optional: 35 mm (1.375 in) 540, 540E, 1000 rpm reversible shaft
|Engine rpm (at rated PTO speeds)||1950 engine rpm at 540/1000 rpm PTO
1761 engine rpm at 540E rpm PTO
1756 engine rpm at 1000E rpm PTO
|PTO actuation||Electrical modulation|
|Economy PTO speeds|
|Ground speed PTO option availability|
|Multispeed PTO option availability|
|Reverse PTO speeds|
|Electric power||Seven-pin electrical socket
Optional: Three-pin and ISOBUS socket
|Standard lift capacity||At hook ends: 3300 kg
|Front power take-off (PTO)||1000 rpm, clockwise rotation (from driving position)|
|PTO speed||Engine at PTO speed (1000): 1965 rpm|
|Type||Standard: Flange, 1892 mm
Optional: Rack and pinion, 2550 mm
Rack and pinion, 3009
|Final drive type||Inboard planetary three pinion|
|Differential controls||Full-locking electrohydraulic|
|Brakes, type and control|
|Rear differential lock|
|Type||Standard: Triple-Link Suspension (TLS™)|
|Front axle differential lock||TLS: Limited slip
TLS with brakes: Full-locking electrohydraulic
|Wheel tread range||MFWD: With TLS and brakes: 2370 in.
|Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS)|
|Turning radius with brakes|
|Turning radius without brakes|
|Alternator size||Standard: 250 amp
Optional: 250 amp
|Battery options||12 V|
|Working lights||Standard: 14 halogen
Available: 12 light-emitting diode (LED) plus two halogen
|Type of bulb in headlight (Halogen, Zenon, LED)||Standard: Halogen, 65 W
|Total cold cranking amps||1850 CCA
With cold weather package or IVT: 1400 CCA
|Type of bulb in beacon (Halogen, Zenon, LED)|
|dB(A) rating for backup alarm|
|Rollover protective structure, OOS||Gearshift location - console/floor
Standard: CommandARM™ console
|Seat||Degree of seat swivel, left hand
Degree of seat swivel, right hand
Standard: Air suspension
Optional: Deluxe air suspension
|Cab suspension||Optional: Adaptive Hydraulic Cab Suspension Plus (HCS Plus)|
|Display||LCD instrument cluster
Standard: CommandCenter™ display: 213.4 mm
Optional: CommandCenter display: 254 mm
|Inner cab volume||3.33 m3
117.59 cu ft
|dB(A) rating||71 dB|
|Cab glass area||6.11 m2
65.77 sq ft
|Safety glass rating|
|Wheelbase||MFWD: 2900 mm
|Overall width||1892 mm
|Overall length||5050 mm
|Overall height||3160 mm
|Front axle center||588 mm
|Approximate shipping weight, Open;Cab||9300 kg
|Base machine weight||Front axle
|Maximum permissible weight||Flange axle: 15,000 kg
Rack-and-pinion axle: 13,450 kg
|Maximum ballast level|
|Crankcase oil volume||23.5 L
6.2 U.S. gal.
|Fuel tank||Standard: 410 L
108.3 U.S. gal.
|Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank||25 L
6.6 U.S. gal.
|Cooling system||29.4 L
7.7 U.S. gal.
|Transmission-hydraulic system||IVT: 160 L
42.2 U.S. gal.
|Interval for engine oil change||750 hours|
|Interval for hydraulic/transmission oil change||1,500 hours|
|Interval for engine coolant change||6,000 hours|
|Lift capacity at full height||680R: 2453 kg
680R: 4480 kg
|Maximum lift height||680R: 4480 mm
|Guidance||Standard: AutoTrac™ assisted steering|
|Telematic||Standard: JDLink™ system|
|Remote diagnostics||Service ADVISOR™ Remote tool available with JDLink hardware and activations|
|Country of manufacture||Germany|
|CommandCenter video inputs|
|Side slope rating|
|Uphill/downhill slope rating|
|Front axle brakes|
|Hydraulic trailer brakes|
|Pneumatic trailer brakes|
|Primary brake (foot brake)|