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“These aren’t just incremental improvements,” said Michael Porter, go-to-market manager for the new John Deere tractor line. “These are fully redesigned. The lineup includes three new high-horsepower four-track models: the 9RX 710, the 9RX 770 and the 9RX 830.

An autonomous ready option will allow farmers to quickly and easily make the switch to fully autonomous operation when it’s right for their own farm.

“The autonomous-ready package offers all the hardware, software and safety features that we know today will be required for autonomous operation in the future,”  Porter said.

The package will include rear implement ethernet, new visibility features, a back-up alarm, a 330-amp alternator, a brake controller and valve, and all the necessary connectors, controllers and harnesses. The only additional item a farmer will need to add in the future to complete autonomous operations, will be the perception system. This consists of cameras and vision processing units, needed for autonomous operation.

“The move to autonomous operations should be deliberate and well-planned,” Porter said. “But when it’s time to make the switch, we want our customers to be ready to convert quickly and easily.”

The three new 9RX models will be powered by the JD18 engine from John Deere Power Systems. This Final Tier 4/Stage V-compliant 18-liter engine meets emissions requirements using exhaust-gas re-circulation technology, eliminating the need for diesel exhaust fluid, and potentially saving farmers the cost per season.

In combination with the new engine, an optional, new 168-GPM triple-pump hydraulic system gives farmers the confidence to pull wider and heavier air-seeding trains over the ground while maintaining tractor and fan speed.

“With up to 830 horsepower, 168 gallons per minute of hydraulic capacity, and up to 84,000 pounds of ballast, the new 9RX models are tailor-made for big jobs and big acreage and will help farmers prepare the field and plant faster, while reducing overall operating costs,” Porter said.

New updates aren’t just under the hood. The new CommandView 4 Plus cab offers a 15% increase in floor space and a 20% improvement in visibility from the right-hand side, increasing storage capacity, comfort and confidence. Operators are protected from bumps, ruts and noise by the new cab suspension with a full 3 degrees of motion and an isolated subframe.

“Driving a tractor for 10-plus hours per day can put a strain on even the most experienced operators,” Porter said. “With the additional floor space and enhanced visibility, operators can work more comfortably, have more room for food or drink storage, and have a clearer view.”

The new 9RX models continue the John Deere tradition by offering a high level of standard technology features, including the G5Plus CommandCenter Display and Integrated StarFire 7500 receiver. An optional G5 Advanced technology package with SF-RTK offers the ultimate in precision capabilities.

“The combination of the G5Plus display and the optional G5 Advanced technology package gives farmers access to virtually the entire portfolio of intelligence and productivity features,” Porter said. “This includes AutoTrac Turn Automation, AutoTrac Implement Guidance, AutoPath planning and more. With the John Deere Operations Center and JDLink connectivity, a total technology package allows access to field and machine data anytime, anywhere.”

“We love to talk about numbers and specifications,” Porter said. “But ultimately, these new machines are built to help farmers meet critical seeding, planting and field preparation windows. For corn and soybean farmers, the 9RX models allow them to pull wider implements and reduce the number of spring and fall passes. For small grain farmers, the higher engine and hydraulic power mean they can pull fully loaded air seeders over virtually any type of terrain without slowing down. And regardless of what crops are planted, the machine will be ready for autonomous operations when the time comes to implement it on the farm.”

The new MY25 high-horsepower 9RX models will be available for order starting mid-March. Additional model-year updates are available for 7 and 8 Series tractors.

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