Fully independent 1000-rpm PTO is available as a factory- or field-installed option.
* 9 Family Tractors derate PTO hp when tractor is stationary.
9R – When the PTO is on and ground speed is 0.5km/h (0.31 mph) or less; PTO is limited to 335 hp.
9RT – When the PTO is on and ground speed is 0.5km/h (0.31 mph) or less; PTO is limited to 329 hp.
9RX – When the PTO is on and ground speed is 0.5km/h (0.31 mph) or less; PTO is limited to 335 hp.
See the specs page for model rated PTO horsepower.
The PTO shield has three positions — neutral, up, and down. Use the neutral position when the PTO is connected and ready for use. Use the up position for added clearance when connecting the PTO shaft to the tractor. The down position is used when the PTO is not connected and extra visibility to the drawbar is desired.
The 9 Family Tractors utilizes an electrohydraulic PTO-engagement switch to activate the optional 1000-rpm PTO.
If PTO option is not installed, a storage compartment is located on the rear of the tractor.
What is it?
Efficiency Manager allows for IVT™-like operation on the 18-speed PowerShift transmission. With Efficiency Manager engaged, the operator no longer has to manage the engine revolutions per minutes (rpm) and gear selection for the most efficient level of operation possible. Efficiency Manager does that automatically by shifting up and throttling back depending on the load on the tractor.
How does it work?
With the tractor sitting still, in neutral, or once the tractor is in motion, the operator simply pushes either the F1 or F2 switch on the CommandARM™ to activate the feature. Once Efficiency Manager is activated, the operator can set and adjust the desired ground speed by using the thumbwheel on the shift lever. An icon and the desired ground speed will appear on the corner post display once Efficiency Manager is activated.
The operator can program two ground speeds by pushing either the F1 or F2 switch. The F1 setting will typically be set for field work while the F2 setting will be used for field/road transport. F1 can be set at any speed from 2 mph (3.2 km/h) to 12.6 (20.3 km/h) mph, and F2 can be set at any speed from 2 mph (3.2 km/h) to 25 mph (40 km/h).
Can it be managed by the operator?
By navigating through the CommandCenter™, the operator can adjust the rpm shift points while operating in custom mode. The operator can set it to automatic or custom. In automatic mode, the tractor will predict the optimum shift points under load to maintain the highest level of performance and operation. Custom mode allows the operator to adjust how high or low he/she would like the engine rpm to pull down before shifting under load. See the operator’s manual for more information.
If a customer is operating a 9R, equipped with the 18-speed PowerShift transmission, on a grain cart he/she could set F1 to the same speed as the combine for an unload, on the go scenario. Once the combine is empty and the 9R operator is ready to unload the grain from the cart onto the truck, he/she could push the F2 switch (already set at a higher transport speed) to get them to the truck quicker.
NOTE: Efficiency Manager is not recommended during for use during high draft load applications. We do not recommend the use of EM during the cut cycle in scraper applications. Efficiency Manager is recommended during the transport cycle of scraper applications.
The standard CommandView III cab offers unsurpassed visibility, operator comfort, control placement, and ride and sound quality.
ComfortCommand seat improves ride quality and helps to reduce operator fatigue
John Deere 9 Family Tractors feature the CommandARM with integrated Generation 4 CommandCenter display. The control layout of the CommandARM utilizes a clean and efficient design which groups controls by function and builds upon John Deere’s history of intuitive and ergonomic control placement and operation. The CommandARM’s design allows for a 40 degree right seat swivel and adjustable positioning matching the operator’s preference.
Controls located on the CommandARM include:
Hydraulic controls utilize fingertip paddle pots for raise/lower and extend/retract functions.
The throttle design incorporates buttons which control FieldCruise speed, and transmission eco settings.
Tractor function controls
Located just to the right of the throttle is the Auto-Trac activation button and four sequence controls for iTEC functions. Behind the iTEC sequence controls there are buttons which control the activation and deactivation of differential lock. Differential lock can also be activated by the foot switch on the cab floor.
Controls for radio, lights, rotary beacon (if equipped), hazard flashers, and HVAC system are located to the center-right on the CommandARM, along with power take-off (PTO) for rear PTO.
The design of the CommandARM allows for up to 40 degrees of right-hand seat swivel.
The Generation 4 CommandCenters feature fast adjustment of tractor functions and controls and are integrated into the CommandARM to create a seamless control center.
The following functions can be adjusted and accessed using the CommandCenter display:
The Generation 4 CommandCenters have the capability of Remote Display Access (RDA). RDA allows improved communication between an offsite farm manager or dealer and the equipment operator. The user can view exactly what the operator sees on the GreenStar™ 3GS3 2630 Display and Generation 4 CommandCenter from almost any Internet-connected device. RDA is available on the 4600 and 4100 CommandCenter RDA allows for an increase in productivity with quicker problem resolution. By using RDA, the cost of operation will decrease due to reduced labor and travel costs, and maximum efficiency will increase profit.
JDLink is the John Deere telematics system designed for operators and managers who desire to take their operations to the next level of productivity and efficiency without leaving the office. Whether it is receiving an e-mail or text message, users can manage the operation in real-time without being in the cab. Using the power of JDLink can optimize productivity, increase uptime, and boost profits with JDLink information all accessible from a laptop, desktop, or mobile device.
JDLink Ultimate provides enhanced machine performance and utilization information that can only be achieved through direct communication with on-board machine controllers. Utilizing John Deere-exclusive telematics technology, users can remotely link to Ultimate-compatible machines to achieve a new level of optimization.
NOTE: Mobile device compatibility and functionality varies.
Monitor assets, performance, and more with JDLink:
For more information on JDLink activations and subscriptions visit www.StellarSupport.com
NOTE: JDLink is not available in all geographic regions.
Service ADVISOR diagnostics greatly assist in reducing service costs and downtime. It allows the John Deere service technician to readily extract vital information about tractor malfunctions through the Service ADVISOR data port. Diagnostic codes and CAN bus statistics stored by the tractor and visible in the CommandCenter™ control unit are used by service technicians to isolate, identify, and resolve problems.
Diagnostics and CAN bus statistics are not normally used by the operator. Access and use of trouble codes should only be done by a qualified, factory-trained John Deere service technician.
Service ADVISOR Remote takes the machine connectivity of JDLink and takes it one step further. With Service ADVISOR Remote, machines can be diagnosed remotely, saving the cost of a field service call. For example, diagnostic trouble codes can be reset and software updates can be uploaded remotely.
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John Deere has engineered the PowerTech PSS 13.5L (824 cu. in.) engine to meet the high expectations for fuel economy and performance that operators expect.
Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) is an exhaust filter option that reduces NOx emissions. SCR technology increases in cylinder combustion temperatures to reduce particulate matter (PM) output but as a result of these higher combustion temperatures, it increases the NOx (smog) emission levels. To keep the NOx levels within acceptable standards, a urea-based additive, sometimes referred to as AdBlue® system or diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) is added into the exhaust stream to low NOx emission downstream of the engine. The urea mixes with engine exhaust gases in the catalytic converter. The resulting reaction of adding urea (NH3) (or purified fertilizer) into the exhaust stream and passing through a catalyst transforms the NOx which results in harmless nitrogen gas and water vapor.
Series turbocharging delivers higher power density, improved low-speed torque, and improved high-altitude operation. By splitting the compression of the charge air between two turbochargers, both can operate at peak efficiency and at slower rotating speeds. This lowers stress on turbocharger components and improves durability.
Series turbocharging works when fresh air is drawn into the low-pressure turbocharger (fixed geometry), where air pressure is boosted. This pressurized or boosted air is then drawn into the high-pressure turbocharger (VGT or WGT), where air intake pressure is further raised. The high-pressure air is then routed to an air-to-air aftercooler, where the air is cooled and routed to the engine’s intake manifold.
The PowerTech PSS 13.5L (824 cu. in.) utilizes two turbochargers – a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) and a fixed geometry turbocharger, providing the torque rise and engine responsiveness to meet varying load conditions.
Fresh air is first drawn into the low-pressure fixed geometry turbocharger and compressed to a higher pressure. The compressed air is then drawn into the high-pressure VGT where the air is further compressed. The compressed air is then routed to the charge air cooler, and then to the intake manifold. By splitting the work between two turbochargers, both can operate at peak efficiency and at a slower rotating speed.
The VGT is electronically controlled and hydraulically actuates the turbo vanes as required to maintain peak engine performance.
The turbocharger’s vanes are in the exhaust flow. The opening or closing of the vanes changes the outlet volume and airflow speed against the turbocharger impeller. When exhaust flow is low, the vanes are partially closed. This partial closure increases the pressure against the turbine blades to make the turbine spin faster and generate more boost pressure. The ability to keep the airflow flowing at optimum levels provides more consistent engine boost pressure and the ability to respond to load quickly across the entire engine rpm range. This system is without turbo lag as can be found on some engines. Boost pressure in the intake manifold is controlled at its optimum point for added fuel economy and performance regardless of rpm or load.
The overall benefits:
Air-to-air aftercooling lowers the intake manifold air temperature and provides more efficient cooling while reducing cylinder firing pressure and temperatures for greater engine reliability. Since low temperature air is denser, a higher volume of air flows into cylinders so the engine is capable of meeting the increasing horsepower demands.
Electronic unit fuel injection system on the 13.5 L (824 cu. in.) engine provides the following benefits:
The electronic control unit monitors various sensor inputs from the tractor and automatically changes the sheave ratio to change the fan speed. Hydraulic oil pressure is directed to the pistons that push the top inner sheave out (A), to close the gap and create a larger working diameter.
The bottom sheave (B) responds by compressing the coil spring, widening the gap between the two sheave halves, and creating a smaller working diameter to increase the fan speed.
To slow the fan, the valve opens, allowing oil to leave the piston, widening the upper sheave halves.
Automatic shutdown function
This feature monitors engine coolant temperature, engine oil pressure, and transmission oil pressures while the transmission is in the park position, and the operator is out of the seat. If any of the systems reach undesirable levels, the tractor will shut down, to help prevent further tractor damage.
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This engine control unit uses signal inputs from sensors and pre-programmed performance modeling to control critical engine functions such as fuel quantity, injection timing, air-to-fuel ratio, multiple fuel injections, amount of cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), and a host of other control parameters to deliver peak fuel economy and engine performance.
Each injector is controlled individually by the ECU. The ECU turns the injector on and off during each firing cycle to control the fuel delivery into each cylinder. The ECU can sense engine speed and load changes at a rate of 100 times per second and respond instantly to them. Load and speed sensing allows each cylinder’s fuel delivery rate to be adjusted independently at the individual injector. With each injection cycle, the ECU can make the following adjustments on the go:
This management system is connected to the transmission allowing the engine and transmission to respond simultaneously.
Cold weather and high altitude compensation are also precisely controlled for quality starts regardless of weather and proper power levels at high elevations.
The injection system also contributes to the engine running at a decreased noise level by a process called pilot injection. The precise fuel injection capabilities allow a small amount of fuel to be injected early in the combustion process. This helps lessen the combustion knock that is commonly heard on many diesel engines. While the combustion noise reduction is most obvious at lower engine speed, pilot injection continues to function at any engine speed.
The Vari-Cool fan drive system precisely controls the speed of the fan in relation to the cooling requirements to maximize efficiency of the engine. The Vari-Cool system is efficient for two primary reasons:
Vari-Cool is integrated into the hood design
The Vari-Cool system is an integrated part of the hood design. Intake and outflow of air from the coolers is diverted to key openings in the hood structure. The design allows for airflow dispersion that lessens dust and crop kick-up by discharging the airflow away from the cab.
How Vari-Cool works
This electrohydraulic system uses variable speed drives. Actual fan speed is determined by the ratio differences of the top fan drive sheave to the bottom sheave.
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|Engine family||PowerTech? 13.5 L PSS|
|Aspiration||Dual Series Turbocharger w/fixed geometry first stage-variable geometry second stage - air-to-air aftercooling and cooled exhaust gas recirculation|
|Cylinders/Displacement, cu. in. (L)||13.5 L 824 cu in.|
|Fuel tank capacity, US Gal. (L) (Open; Cab)||Standard 1324 L 350 U.S. gal.|
|Advertised PTO hp (kW) @ Rated rpm||245 kW 329 hp|
|Advertised Engine hp (kW) @ Rated speed||346 kW 470 hp|
|Max Torque Rise (80% rtd spd) @ Eng rpm||38 percent|
|Std. Transmission; Forward/Reverse||e18? 18-speed PowerShift 40 kph (25 mph); 18F, 6R with Efficiency Manager?|
|Optional||45 mm 20-spline 1000 rpm 1.75 in.|
|Type||Closed-center, pressure/flow compensated|
|Pump Rated Output, GPM (L/min.)||Standard 220 L/min 58 gpmOptional 435 L/min 115 gpm|
|Rated Flow @ One SCV, GPM (L/min.)||Standard coupler: 132 L/min 35 gpm 12.7 mm 0.5 in. Optional coupler: 159 L/min 42 gpm 19.0 mm 0.75 in.|
|Maximum Operating Pressure, psi (kPa)||20,000 kPa 2900 psi|
|Hitch Draft Control Load Sense Type||Electrohydraulic|
|Remote Control Valves Available||4 - 6 factory, up to 8 field installed|
|Hitch Category (SAE Designation)||4N/Cat. 3 4N/Cat. 4|
|Hitch Lift Cap. lb (kg) @24 in. Bhnd Lift Pt.||Standard 6804 kg 15,000 lbOptional 9072 kg 20,000 lb 6804 kg 15,000 lb|
|Brakes, Type and Control||Hydraulic power, wet-disk, self adjusting|
|Cab||Doors 1 left-handSeat Suspension System Air Suspension|
|Turning Radius w/o Brakes, ft (m)||Zero|
|Track widths||Standard: 762 mm 30 in. Optional: 914 mm 36 in.|
|Country of Manufacture||Waterloo, Iowa, USA|
|Ballasting Restrictions, lb (kg)||Lesser of 24,494 kg 54,000 lb or Tire Capacity|
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