John Deere introduces new 6M tractor series 

John Deere has just announced the introduction of the new 6M tractor series with a significantly expanded model line-up. 

John Deere has just announced the introduction of the new 6M tractor series with a significantly expanded model line-up. 

The manufacturer explained that the new series offers 17 models in total, including 10 above 150 hp, suitable for the most diverse farm needs.  

“From the compact 6M 95 to the powerful 6M 250, spanning various frame-size segments, the series now provides even more choice for farmers looking for high performing tractors with little handling complexity.  

“Noteworthy additions include the high-horsepower 4-cylinder 6M 150 and the upgraded 6M 145 with six cylinders.  

“The 6M 230 and 6M 250 models with an extra-large wheelbase of 2900 mm further extend the line-up at the top end.  

“Equipped with a 4.5 or 6.8-liter engine, all models offer additional horsepower of up to 20 hp (rated power) with Intelligent Power Management (IPM) system in transport or PTO applications,” a John Deere spokesperson said. 

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Optimal performance for all needs 

They added that a “broad range of transmission choices, from the well-known and proven mechanical PowrQuad Plus to the stepless AutoPowr technology”, ensures optimal performance for all needs.  

Furthermore, all 6-cylinder 6M models can be equipped, as an option, with larger hydraulic pumps delivering 155 l/min or up to 195 l/min, enabling maximum productivity when running larger implements.  

More and larger tyre options present a larger footprint on the field for reduced soil compaction.  

For intuitive handling and control of the tractor, the new 6M series features customisable control functions as well as a new corner post display that is larger and fully graphical, allowing farmers to adjust even more tractor settings than before, the manufacturer said. 

Expanded model line-up 

The 6M tractor series now features 17 models, including 10 models above 150 hp, catering to a wide range of farm operations.  

A John Deere spokesperson said: “From the compact 6M 95 with a maximum power of 120 hp with IPM, ideal for front loader work in tight spaces, to the powerful 6M 250 offering a maximum engine power of 281 hp (IPM) for heavy-duty applications and outstanding on-road capabilities, the new 6M series delivers efficient and versatile performance across various frame-size segments.  

“In the small frame segment, the new 6M 150 joins the line-up as a high-horsepower model that is exceptionally powerful, with a maximum 177 hp with IPM, but also compact and nimble.” 

Within the midframe segment, the 6M 145 model has been upgraded to feature six cylinders instead of four, while the addition of the new 6M 165 and 6M 185 models further diversify this entire segment.  

The large frame segment also welcomes two additional models, the 6M 220 and 6M 240, offering robust performance and versatility for demanding tasks.  

The extra-large frame segment now showcases the all-new 6M 230 and 6M 250 models, setting new standards in power and efficiency for larger-scale operations. 

Philippe Steinmann, product marketing manager for the 6M tractors in Europe, said: “The new design and control features, which we offer across the complete model range, allow for intuitive and straightforward operation of the tractor.  

“This gives farmers a wide array of options to suit their specific needs and preferences.” 

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Reliable and efficient choice  

The manufacturer said that equipped with 4.5 or 6.8-litre John Deere engines offering up to 281 hp with IPM, the 6M series tractors deliver “exceptional” performance.  

The IPM solution provides additional horsepower of up to 20 hp (rated power) in transport and PTO applications, so farmers can efficiently tackle demanding tasks.  

Transmission options range from the mechanical PowrQuad Plus with soft shifting, the AutoQuad Plus with speed matching, via the CommandQuad Plus with enhanced automatic capabilities, to the stepless hydro-mechanical AutoPowr technology.  

Next to the compact CommandARM option, the AutoPowr transmission is also available with the right-hand console for drivers who want comfort but favour a more straightforward control unit.  

For all models there is a 50 km/h option available, saving valuable time during road transport thus boosting overall productivity. 

A spokesperson for John Deere added that the new 6M tractors are engineered to handle demanding tasks with efficiency and speed.  

“Building on its unique and proven full-frame design and offering rear-hitch lift capacity from 5.7 t to 9.9 t, depending on model, they can tackle big loads and implements, whether it’s larger seeders, planters, or plows.  

“The pressure and flow-compensated hydraulic system delivers from 114 to 195 liters per minute, ensuring maximum productivity in every operation.  

“Furthermore, the models of the 6M tractor series offer a broad portfolio of axles and tyre options, including flange and rack-and-pinion axles. These options enhance versatility and productivity and contribute to reduced soil compaction, preserving the soil’s health while maximising operational efficiency,” they said. 

Mr Steinmann concluded: “This combination of power, payload capacity, hydraulic performance, and axle options makes the 6M series models a reliable and efficient choice for farmers who are looking for high-performance and versatile tractors that present great comfort while being as convenient and straightforward to operate as possible.” 

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Intuitive handling and control 

The new series features customisable control functions, offering a choice between a right-hand console or the compact CommandARMTM for personalised operation. 

The new corner post display, located on the A-post, provides operators with a perfectly organised and easy-to-adjust overview of key tractor functions, enhancing operational efficiency.  

With maximum visibility facilitated by a panoramic roof and a large glass area, drivers can achieve precise and rapid front loader work.  

The TLSTM front axle suspension and mechanical cab suspension ensure a smooth and comfortable ride, even in challenging terrains, the manufacturer confirms. 

Precision farming on demand 

With the high-resolution 10.1” G5 or the 12.8” G5Plus Universal Display, operators can seamlessly connect their ISOBUS implement and utilise John Deere Precision Ag Technology for enhanced productivity.  

Features like AutoTracTM, Section Control, and Variable Rate Application offer precision farming solutions, optimising field performance.  

Data Sync enables wireless sharing of field data and guidance lines between machines, streamlining operations and maximising efficiency. 

The integration of JDLinkTM provides remote operator support and ensures that all new 6M tractor models receive the latest over-the-air software updates, keeping them up to date with the latest advancements in technology, the manufacturer said.

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