New Gator is the most comfortable ever

John Deere’s new premium XUV 865R Gator is the most comfortable model ever produced in the company’s popular cross-over utility vehicle range. This 23hp diesel-powered model combines the established high performance of the XUV 865M with a wide range of additional operator friendly features, including a luxurious cab environment. Standard specification includes a continuously variable transmission with on-demand four-wheel drive, power […]

John Deere dealer Sherriff acquires Greenlay

John Deere agricultural and turf dealer Thomas Sherriff & Co Ltd, whose headquarters are based at Haddington in East Lothian, has bought the professional turf business of Greenlay Ltd in Cramlington, south Northumberland. This development extends the dealership’s trading area and takes to seventhe total number of Sherriff outlets serving customers from the River Forth in Scotland, down through the Borders to Durham in north-east England and reaching out west to the Cumbrian border.  Sherriff’s head office site at Backburn in Haddington, which replaced the previous facility […]

Heavy-lift utility drone for agriculture

John Deere and Volocopter have announced their cooperation on cargo drone technology and presented the first large drone adapted for agricultural use at Agritechnica 2019. A demonstrator model of the VoloDrone equipped with a John Deere crop sprayer, which is ready for its first field flight, was displayed in the Future Technology Zone. Featuring a potential payload of 200kg, the VoloDrone is able to cover an enormous area, especially under difficult operating conditions. This first large agricultural drone is the result of a collaboration between John Deere, who bring knowledge of […]

A new dimension in harvest productivity and efficiency

John Deere has chosen Agritechnica 2019 to preview an addition to the top end of its combine harvester range with the all-new X9 model and matching draper header, specifically designed and developed for tough European harvesting conditions. Compared to the S790, which is the largest model in the current line-up, the X9 will deliver a step up in performance and […]

The future begins in the Future Technology Zone

In a new exhibition concept at this year’s Agritechnica, John Deere is demonstrating its leading position in precision agriculture in the Future Technology Zone. Nine different product developments and research projects in the fields of electrification, autonomy through automation and artificial intelligence show how agriculture could work even more sustainably and productively in the future. Electrification Zero emission compact utility tractor: This electric compact tractor is based on the John […]

New tractors make show debut at AgriScot 2019

John Deere’s new 6M Series tractors make their public show debut on Wednesday 20 November at AgriScot 2019 (stand no. 188). The four-cylinder 6120M and 6140M on display at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston feature higher standards of comfort, performance, manoeuvrability and visibility compared to previous models in the range. This is a more compact 6M Series tractor than John Deere has offered before, with the low bonnet design on the 6120M presenting a clear view to the frontof the machine. In addition, a slimmer steering wheel cowl and the newly […]

High-precision slurry spreading from John Deere and Vogelsang

John Deere and Vogelsang have launched a joint project to promote more sustainable organic fertiliser application. The combination of John Deere Section Control and Vogelsang’s automatic partial width Comfort Flow Control (CFC) section control system enables highly precise spreading of liquid manure. “We are using our joint expertise to ensure that plants can be supplied with the necessary nutrients through […]

CNH Industrial joins DataConnect

CNH Industrial has joined DataConnect, the data interface project recently announced by CLAAS, John Deere and 365FarmNet. With the addition of CNH Industrial brands Case IH, New Holland Agriculture and STEYR, the cloud-to-cloud solution now includes five major farm equipment brands and their respective telematics platforms. DataConnect enables the exchange of essential machinery data between the different platforms to allow […]

John Deere updates self-propelled foragers for 2020

John Deere’s 8000 and 9000 Series self-propelled forage harvesters have been updated with several new features for 2020, to provide customers with more comfort, lower operating costs and even more control and reliability. AHC (Active Header Control) extended with active lateral tilt float Pick-up and direct cut headers can be operated with maximum efficiency and safety by this new control mode. Once the operator lowers the header,it can freely move over the ground. As soon as it is raised, it centres itself and locks automatically, so this fixed position provides greater security on the road. This extension of the AHC function is unique in the industry. New Dura Line package The Dura Line smooth roll […]

New stepless transmission is a world first

John Deere, in cooperation with Joskin, has unveiled the world’s first continuously variable transmission with an electro-mechanical power split, including an implement interface. Thiscompletely new concept has been awarded the only gold medal by the Agritechnica Innovation Commission jury. On the new eAutoPowr transmission, John Deere has completely replaced the hydraulic components with an electric power path. The transmission’s two brushless electric motors are virtually wear-free and powertrain durability is said to exceed that of any other similar conceptpreviously offered by the industry. In […]