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First working appearance for tractor, baler and spreading technology John Deere’s new 6250R tractor, premium C441R wrapping baler and manure-sensing system are all making their UK public working demonstration debuts. The 6250R tractor with the awardwinning CommandPRO joystick will be equipped with John Deere’s triple mower-conditioner, comprising one front- and two rear-mounted units. To achieve the maximum cutting width of 9.9m, an F350R 3.5m-wide front mower-conditioner can be combined with the largest-available R990R rear-mounted units. The combination of the smaller F310R front-mounted mower with either the R950R or R870R rear mower reduces the cutting widths to 9.5 and 8.7m respectively. The light, powerful 6250R features an AutoPowr transmission and develops up to 300hp with Intelligent Power Management. It’s fitted as standard with JDLink telematics, including remote display access and wireless data transfer linked to the MyJohnDeere.com website portal.

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Options include a new connectivity package featuring MyJobsConnect and MyJobsManager apps, which allow drivers to view and carry out tasks in real time via mobile devices. Developed to meet the highcapacity requirements of contractors and larger livestock farms, the new C441R premium wrapping baler incorporates a heavy-duty drive system rated at up to 210hp with 1,000rpm pto. At 121cm, the 18-roller bale chamber is 4cm wider than its predecessor. The baler features other enhancements designed to improve its overall durability in both heavy, wet grass crops and dry straw. It’s now said to be a true all-rounder when it comes to producing bales with consistent shape and density in all crop types. The wrapping unit now has a 15 per cent faster wrapping arm working at 40rpm, while an 18 per cent faster table transfer system delivers a further big increase in productivity.

There’s a choice of 2.0 or 2.2m pick-ups, which feed a high-capacity MaxiCut HC rotor with 13 or 25 knives. The baler also incorporates a full-width parallel drop-floor system operated from the cab, which allows blockages to be removed instantly. A single axle is standard, but there’s an optional tandem-axle chassis where extra stability is needed. The new manure sensing system is based on the same award-winning HarvestLab near-infrared sensor (NIR) technology used on the 8000 series self-propelled forage harvesters. Featuring on a Joskin slurry tanker working in the muck machinery demonstration area, it’s designed to adjust slurry spreader application rates to match field conditions, which helps to increase productivity and crop yields while minimising input costs. Based on complementary data from yield mapping, soil sampling, N-sensors and other sources, the target rate can be set in the GreenStar in-cab display before starting work. Nutrient maps are easily accessible in the operations centre at MyJohnDeere.

The C441R wrapping baler performs in all crop types.

com. With the NIR sensor able to measure the key constituents of the slurry being applied in real time, the system automatically adjusts the final flow of slurry to deliver exactly the quantity of nutrients required. If a John Deere tractor is used with the spreader, the process can be enhanced by the tractor implementation automation system. This enables automatic speed control of the application rate adjustment based on the tractor’s forward speed. Stand 110.

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