Tractor Updates from John Deere

Several Deere Updates for 2019

OLATHE, KANSAS – John Deere is announcing several updates for model year 2019 tractors. Large 9R, 9RT, and 9RX Tractor includes a mix of the latest technology and many new features.​

For the first time, John Deere is offering a 120-inch (3.05 m) track spacing option on 9470RX, 9520RX, 9570RX and 9620RX Series Four Track Ag Tractors These also come with 30 and 36 inch tracks. “The extra wide stance of this machine is ideal for customers wanting to control traffic patterns and enhance stability on hilly terrain,” says Tiffany Turner, product marketing manager, large tractors for John Deere. “A wider stance also makes it easier to perform daily maintenance and service plus it offers hassle-free material cleanout.”

Turner says customers requiring a John Deere 9RX with a 3-point hitch must select the 87-inch (2.21 m) track spacing option with the 30-inch (76.2 cm) tracks. The wider 120-inch (3.05 m) track spacing is not compatible with a 3-point hitch.

Boost Tractor Performance

Deere is also offering the option of a factory or field-installed Hydraulic Intelligent Power Management (IPM™) system. This will boost tractor performance when operating implements requiring continuous hydraulic power.

“Hydraulic IPM is specifically designed for air seeding operators using large drills and air carts on their farms,” Turner says. “Hydraulic IPM provides an extra 25 horsepower in gears 5 thru 18 and adds 50 more horsepower in gears 1 thru 4, enabling the tractor to pull heavy loads through tough conditions.”

A dual-pump specific selective control valve has eight total SCVs – three, with three-quarter-inch (1.9 cm) SCVs. Then five, with half-inch (1.3 cm) SCVs. The larger couplers allow for an extra 7 gallons (26.5 L) per minute hydraulic oil flow to reduce restrictions to high demand fan motors on large air carts. Increasing hydraulic capacity also makes it quicker to raise and lower the frames on large air drills.

Hydraulic IPM is compatible with model year 2015 John Deere 9620R Ag Tractors and 2016 9620RX Ag Tractors. It requires a 115-gallon (435 L) per minute dual hydraulic pump and is not compatible with a 3-point hitch.

A Generation 4 CommandCenter™ 18-1 Software update shows as base equipment for model year 2019 on John Deere 9R, 9RT and 9RX Tractors.

Technology Based and Enhanced Features

A CommandCenter AutoTrac™ activation comes with the MY 2019 update and provides a non-transferable, machine-specific AutoTrac functionality on the integrated Gen 4 Command Center. The previously available Command Center Premium Activation will be discontinued and replaced with the 4600 Command Center Premium Activation 3.0 or 4600 Command Center Automation 1.0.

“AutoTrac guidance is included in base equipment on these tractors. AutoTrac has been shown to reduce operator fatigue, save fuel by reducing overlap, and help you work more acres in less time,” Turner explains.

For details about the 9R Family of Tractors model year 2019 updates, contact your local John Deere dealer or visit You can also read the full press release here:

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