John Deere announces updates for 9 series tractors

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Agricultural giant John Deere has announced several MY19 updates for its large 9R, 9RT and 9RX tractors.

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The 3.05 m (120-inch) track spacing option provides enhanced stability on hilly terrain
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For the first time, John Deere will offer a 3.05m (120-inch) track spacing option on 9470RX, 9520RX, 9570RX and 9620RX series tractors equipped with 76.2cm and 91.4cm (30- and 36-inch) tracks.

"The extra wide stance of this machine is ideal for customers wanting to control traffic patterns and enhanced stability on hilly terrain," John Deere product marketing manager for large tractors Tiffany Turner says.

"A wider stance also makes it easier to perform daily maintenance and service, plus it offers hassle-free material cleanout."

Turner says customers requiring a John Deere 9RX equipped with a three-point hitch must select the 2.21m (87-inch) track spacing option with the 76.2cm (30-inch) tracks as the wider 3.05m (120-inch) track spacing is not compatible with a three-point hitch.

Deere is also offering the option of a factory- or field-installed Hydraulic Intelligent Power Management (IPM) system to boost tractor performance when operating implements requiring continuous hydraulic power.

"Hydraulic IPM is specifically designed for air-seeding operators using large drills and air carts on their farms," Turner says.  "Hydraulic IPM provides an extra 25 horsepower in gears five through to 18 and adds 50 more horsepower in gears one through four. This enables the tractor to pull heavy loads through tough conditions."

A dual-pump specific selective control valve has eight total SCVs – three with 1.9cm (three-quarter-inch) SCVs; and five with 1.3 cm (half-inch) SCVs.

The larger couplers allow for an extra 26.5L/min (seven-gallon) hydraulic oil flow to reduce restrictions to high-demand fan motors on large air carts. Increased hydraulic capacity also makes it quicker to raise and lower the frames on large air drills for improved efficiency in the field.

Hydraulic IPM will be available on MY19 9620R and 9620RX tractors. It requires a 435L/min (115-gallon) dual hydraulic pump and is not compatible with a three-point hitch.

A factory-installed Generation 4 CommandCenter 18-1 software update is also included as base equipment for model year 2019 on John Deere 9R, 9RT and 9RX Tractors.

A CommandCenter AutoTrac activation comes with the MY 2019 update and provides a non-transferrable, machine-specific AutoTrac functionality on the integrated Gen 4 Command Center.

The previously available Command Center Premium Activation will be discontinued and replaced with the 4600 CommandCenter Premium Activation 3.0 or 4600 CommandCenter Automation 1.0.

"AutoTrac guidance is included in base equipment on these tractors. AutoTrac has been shown to reduce operator fatigue, save fuel by reducing overlap, and help you work more acres in less time," Turner adds.

For details about the 9 Family of Tractors model year 2019 updates, contact your local John Deere dealer or visit

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