Get uncompromised performance for the most demanding field conditions. With up to 280 engine kW (375 hp) on the 600 Series, you get faster acceleration with heavier loads, and can maintain consistent spray patterns in difficult conditions.
Get low rpm torque, quick response to load, peak torque, and the fuel economy you’ve come to expect from John Deere PowerTech engines. Field-proven variable geometry turbochargers provide consistent engine boost pressure and the ability to respond to load quickly across the engine rpm range. The 408R comes with the 6.8 L engine; all other models are built with the 9.0 L engine.
Our integrated emissions control system uses cooled exhaust gas recirculation, a diesel oxidation catalyst, a diesel particulate filter, and a selective catalytic reduction system — all specifically designed to meet your farm’s rigorous demands. The aftertreatment system is streamlined into a smaller package than on previous models, improving visibility from the cab and uses less DEF.
The cooling system delivers even in harsh operating conditions. It limits dirt and debris buildup, and is easy to service.
Tackle the most challenging terrain with CommandDrive. This system continuously monitors for wheel slip and transfers more power to the other wheels for real-time traction control. You can spray over large hills with confidence, knowing that CommandDrive automatically increases engine rpm when more power is required to maintin a consistent speed and spray pattern. On flat terrain, Auto Mode maintains the selected ground speed and application rate at lower engine rpm, helping to reduce fuel and DEF consumption.