John Deere announces new sprayers, tractors and seeding gear

JOHN Deere has announced a raft of new broadacre gear including tractors, self-propelled sprayers and seeding equipment.
John Deere announces new sprayers, tractors and seeding gear John Deere announces new sprayers, tractors and seeding gear John Deere announces new sprayers, tractors and seeding gear John Deere announces new sprayers, tractors and seeding gear John Deere announces new sprayers, tractors and seeding gear

John Deere has announced new self-propelled sprayers with See & Spray Select - an image-based technology. Image courtesy John Deere.

Mark Saunders

New John Deere 400 and 600 series self-propelled sprayers include the company's camera-based See & Spray Select system and an all-new line up of Hagie self-propelled sprayers has three models.

New John Deere 9 series tractors have also been announced and the existing 8 series has received an upgrade.

Key updates have also been made to air seeding tools including the addition of the John Deere RelativeFlow blockage detection system and TruSet in-cab downforce adjustment.

The sprayers cover three new 400 (408R, 410R and 412R) and two new 600 (612R and 616R) models with tank sizes ranging from 3000 to 6000 litres and a new boom recirculation feature.

See & Spray is an integrated camera technology aimed minimising input costs by treating weeds only when they are detected. Developed in partnership with the University of Southern Queensland, See & Spray is built on the John Deere ExactApply foundation. The system detects only green plants within fallow ground.

The new Hagie self-propelled sprayers (STS12, STS16 and STS20) are available with tank sizes ranging from 4500L to 7500L capacity. The sprayers are powered by John Deere PowerTechTM 9.0 L engines that generate 223-298kW.

Model year 2022 9 series tractors includes wheeled 9R, two-track 9RT and four-track 9RX machines. John Deere has upped the technology in the cab along with the cab size in the new range which covers 295-440kW. The larger 9R 640 and 9RX 640 are powered by a Cummins 15 L engine.

The 9 series tractors can be ordered from late March, while the 8 series tractors, sprayer offering and seeding tools will be available to order by mid-2021.

Kondinin Group will cover the new equipment in more detail in its April Farming Ahead magazine.

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