The expanded sprayer line from John Deere offers operator upgrades such as a much larger cab designed for all-day comfort with outstanding work visibility
The two series of sprayers in the John Deere self-propelled line have been engineered to deliver highly accurate product application and the most machine uptime possible with product tank capacities ranging from 3000 to 6050-litres.
All models in the 400 and 600 Series are armed with a John Deere PowerTech engine and the fuel-saving CommandDrive powertrain that transfers power evenly to all four wheels.
Operators can spray over large hilly terrain with confidence, knowing that CommandDrive automatically increases engine RPM when more power is required to maintain a consistent speed and spray pattern.
While on flat terrain, Auto Mode maintains the selected ground speed and application rate at lower RPM, reducing fuel and DEF consumption.
Models in the John Deere expanded sprayer line will grab growers attention with the upgraded and much larger cab that surrounds operators in all-day comfort while delivering outstanding visibility.
And in most world markets these models are offered with a choice of three comfort and convenience packages, depending on how far you can stretch the wallet.
The Ultimate package includes a heated, ventilated leather seat that can swivel up to 24-deg to the left or right, plus the ActiveSeat II suspension for super-smooth ride.
The Ultimate package also includes a 165mm (6.5-inch) touchscreen satellite and smartphone-ready radio, five USB ports, a 12-volt outlet, footrests, refrigerator, and dual-tilt steering column with leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The cab’s optional Category IV filtration system flows continuously filtered air into the cab to help keep the operator’s station clean.
Now it’s down to growers’ selecting a model that best suits their operation.
John Deere’s 400 Series self-propelled sprayers offers the choice from three models, the 408R, 410R and 412R.
The 408R offers a 3000-litre tank and is driven by a 206kW (280-hp) PowerTech 6.8-litre engine with a maximum paddock speed of up to 30kph, and when you need a brisk transport speed get set for a 50kph ride.
The 410R ups the ante a little with is a 3785-litre product tank and power coming through a 228kW (310-hp) PowerTech 9.0-litre engine.
While the 412R comes fitted with a 4540-litre product tank and offers a spritely ride with its PowerTech 9.0-litre engine offering power of 240kW (326-hp).
Both the two largest 400 Series Sprayers, the 410R and 412R can reach paddock speeds up to 40kph and in transport mode can get up to 55kph.
Two larger capacity models make up the John Deere 600 Series, the 612R and 616R.
The 612R offers a 4540-litre product tank and gets its power from a 261kW (355-hp) PowerTech 9.0-litre engine.
The larger capacity 616R is equipped with a 6050-litre tank, with PowerTech engine power of 276kW (375-hp).
Both 600 Series sprayers can reach paddock speeds up to 40kph and transport shifts up quickly to 55kph.
All models of John Deere 400 and 600 Series sprayers can work with steel booms reaching across 27, 30 or 36m (90, 100, or 120-ft). Or select from a 36 or 40m (120 or 132-ft) carbon-fibre spray boom.
Prioritising quality spray application, the new boom recirculation function ensures liquid solution is kept in suspension, so the boom is always primed and ready to spray. The air purge system enables improved cleanout, to save time and reduce waste.
Factory-installed John Deere AutoTrac keeps the sprayer in the row for precise product placement, allow for increased spraying speed and help reduce operator fatigue. ISO Auxiliary Mapping enables third-party guidance monitoring.
Using optional John Deere ExactApply technology, operators can control droplet size, spray pressure and individual nozzles on 400 and 600 Series Sprayers.
Optional BoomTrac Pro 2 further enhances spraying accuracy by maintaining the boom’s position, even when the boom is at increased heights.
Optional pressure recirculation and system air purge technology also improves job quality and simplifies cleanout while reducing product waste.
John Deere 400 and 600 Series sprayers have the fuel-saving CommandDrivepowertrain that reduces engine revolutions to save fuel while maintaining a consistent speed and spray pattern.
To ensure farmers can leverage the power of their data, 400 and 600 Series sprayers come standard with a JDLink connection, integrated StarFire GPS receiver, Generation 4 CommandCenter display and free access to the John Deere Operations Center, allowing customers to easily view and monitor their equipment and data.
Once activated, JDLink will stream machine and paddock data to the John Deere Operations Center so operators can easily monitor and track job quality, machine location and machine hours from anywhere.
Growers can setup prescriptions for individual paddock within the Operations Center and push the prescriptions to the in-cab Generation 4 display so they or their operators do not have to enter this information into the display.
The Analyze tools within Operations Center enable growers to review paddock data, compare target rates with actual-applied rates, and adjust plans as needed. Operations Center makes it easy for farmers to securely share their data with their trusted advisors.
operators can utilise remote diagnostics and review new diagnostic trouble codes with descriptive text that help improve sprayer uptime and access to parts.
In addition, the AgLogic app can be used to submit application jobs from the cab of the sprayer and to keep accurate records of what work was done in each paddock.
Not only can these sprayers stream machine and paddock data to the Operations Center, but with the grower’s permission they can send machine health information to a John Deere dealer.
That enables John Deere Connected Support – where the dealer can remotely monitor the machine for any sign of trouble and fix the issue before it causes any downtime. John Deere 400 and 600 Series sprayers are available to order now.
For more information, see your local John Deere dealer at ( https://www.deere.com.au/en/campaigns/join-the-family/our-dealers.html ).