Three machines never seen before at an Irish show will be to the fore on the John Deere stand in Punchestown as the company showcases its new 9600 self-propelled forage harvester, recently launched 6R Series tractor and the latest Mazzotti sprayer.
Building on the success of the 9000 Series foragers, the 18-litre, 750hp 9600 forager features HarvestMotion Plus, which delivers a torque rise and more power at low engine RPM.
John Deere says the new forager produces up to 787hp and has the capacity to provide operators with a 10% lower fuel cost per harvested tonne and 33% lower oil cost compared to other machines in the same horsepower class.
Last November, John Deere revamped its 6R series and introduced four new models. The new 6R 140 and 6R 150 sit as the new flagship four-pot tractors, with a maximum 154hp (16hp with Intelligent Power Management (IPM)) and 165hp (177 with IPM) on tap. The 6R 165 and 6R 185 expand the six-cylinder 6R short wheelbase offerings. The 6R 165 churns out 182hp (213hp with IPM), while the 6R 185 produces a maximum 204hp (234 with IPM).
This six-cylinder short wheelbase category is home to the 6R 155 (formerly 6155R), the range’s best-seller, meaning customers now have access to as much as 234hp, while maintaining the 2,765mm wheelbase.
Next week’s show will be the first time many farmers and contractors have seen the new models up close, and it will also be the show’s first look at the latest model year Mazzotti MAF self-propelled sprayer.
Mazzotti was bought by John Deere in 2017, but remains a fully owned subsidiary and retains its iconic branding.
Mazzotti’s MAF range of self-propelled sprayers has been updated and extended for 2021.
Spray operators can choose from 2,500-litre, 3,000-litre, or 3,500-litre capacities and a wide range of booms, from 24 to 36 metres.