John Deere ups connectivity in its tractors

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John Deere has announced it is to increase the level of connectivity in its 5R tractors this year.

Other updates that will be introduced in the agricultural machines in the spring include features that improve rear visibility and provide variable ratio steering.

Designed to improve connectivity for precision farming operations, Autotrac and ISObus-ready technology will be available on the 5R Series, while the OEM’s in-house telematics with a five-year remote display access subscription will be offered ex-factory.

Additionally, the 90-125hp tractors will also include an extendable pick-up hitch with hydraulic push-back through the rear selective control valves as well as variable ratio steering.

Already available

Currently, the 5090R, 5100R, 5115R and 5125R tractors are equipped with fuel efficient, Stage IIIB compliant 4.5-liter John Deere PWX engines. These diesel-only four-cylinder engines deliver 10hp extra for transportation applications via their transportation power management (TPM) system.

The 5R Series combines a one-piece curved-frame design with a low center of gravity and has a turning radius of just 3.75m for enhanced maneuverability, even when fitted with a front loader.

For loader operation there is a choice of mechanical or new E joysticks, both linked to the tractor seat, and rear lift capacity is 4.7 tonnes or optionally 5.3 tonnes.

The 5RN Series tractors, which are designed for use in narrow row crops, other specialist crops and vineyards, feature a minimum width of 1.7m, a narrow cab and mechanical front wheel drive.

John Deere ups connectivity in its tractors

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