|Engine description||John Deere PowerTech™ PVS|
|Engine displacement||6.8 L / 415 cu in.|
|Rated engine power||175 hp / 129 kW|
|Transmission type||Standard: John Deere 20-speed PowrQuad™ Plus 40 km/h / Optional: John Deere 16-speed PowrQuad Plus 30 km/h / John Deere 20-speed AutoQuad™ Plus 40 km/h / John Deere 20-speed CommandQuad™ Plus 40 km/h|
John Deere 6M Series Tractors feature the reliable and proven PowerTech PVS 6.8L and PSS 4.5L and 6.8L engines. These air-to-air aspirated engines deliver a power bulge above rated power to provide excellent torque in demanding applications.
PowerTech PSS/PVS engine identification
To match the engine power characteristics and improve the operation economy of the machine, the rated engine speed is 2100 rpm.
The PowerTech PSS 4.5L and 6.8L enginesÂ utilize two turbochargers â a VGT and a fixed geometry turbocharger.Â This providesÂ the torque rise and engine response needed to meet varying load conditions.
Fresh air is first drawn into the low-pressure fixed geometry turbocharger and compressed to a higher pressure. The compressed, higher pressure air is then drawn into the high-pressure VGT where the air is further compressed. By splitting the work between two turbochargers, both can operate at peak efficiency and at slower rotating speeds.
The VGT is electronically controlled and actuates the turbo vanes as required to maintain peak engine performance. PowerTech PVS 6.8L engines only have a VGT turbocharger.
The turbochargerâs vanes are in the exhaust flow. The opening or closing of the vanes changes the outlet volume and airflow speed against the turbocharger turbine. When exhaust flow is low, the vanes are partially closed. This partial closure increases the pressure against the turbine blades to make the turbocharger spin faster and generate more boost pressure.
The ability to keep the airflow at optimum levels provides more consistent engine boost pressure and the ability to respond to load quickly across the entire engine rpm range. This system is without the turbo lag that can be found on some engines.
Each injector is controlled individually by the ECU. The ECU turns the injector on and off during each firing cycle to control the fuel delivery into each cylinder.
Load and speed sensing allows each cylinderâs fuel delivery rate to be adjusted independently at the individual injector. With each injection cycle, the ECU can make the following adjustments on the go:
This management system is connected to the transmission, allowing the engine and transmission to respond simultaneously.
Cold weather and high-altitude compensation are also precisely controlled for quality starts regardless of weather and maximum performance at high elevations. The ECU also features improved diagnostic capabilities. It is faster, has more working memory, and is responsible for monitoring and executing all aspects of the integrated emission control system.
Air-to-air after cooling
Air-to-air after cooling lowers the intake manifold air temperature and provides more efficient cooling while reducing cylinder firing pressure and temperatures for greater engine reliability. Since lower temperature air is denser, a higher volume of air flows into cylinders so the engine is capable of meeting the increasing horsepower demands. Lowering the intake manifold and cylinder temperatures also aids in lowering the combustion temperature, which lowers the NOx produced as a result.
HPCR fuel injection system
Every PowerTech PSS 4.5L and 6.8L engine utilizes a HPCR fuel system to efficiently supply fuel to injectors. The high-pressure fuel pump instantly responds to requirements for more or less fuel flow or pressure. This electronically controlled, high-pressure pump delivers pressure on demand according to the application requirements. Pressure on demand ensures an efficient injection system resulting in high-injection pressure independent of engine speed.
Engine control unit (ECU)
The ECU uses signal inputs from sensors and pre-programmed performance modeling to control critical engine functions such as fuel quantity, injection timing, air-to-fuel ratio, multiple fuel injections, amount of cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), and a host of other control parameters.
The 6M Series Tractors feature the proven PFC hydraulic system with variable pressure up to 200 bar (2900 psi).
The following hydraulic equipment is available for 6M Series Tractors:
|Hydraulic pumps||Selective control valves (SCV), rear||Mid-SCVs|
|Function||Oil pump, L/min (gal./min)||Control rear implements||Control front implements/loader|
|3231||Hydraulic pump- 65 L/min|
|28 ccm pump, PC system|
Only available for all open operator station (OOS) models
|3232||Hydraulic pump- 80 L/min|
|35 ccm pump, PC system|
|3223||Hydraulic pump- 114 L/min|
|45 ccm pump, PFC system|
Advantages of this system:
Pressure for the entire system is established by the function requiring the highest pressure. As demand lessens, so does hydraulic pump pressure and engine power requirements.
Other hydraulic system advantages include:
High-capacity hydraulic pump
The hydraulic pump is located close to the hitch valve and selective control valves (SCVs), allowing:
For 6150M and 6170M, the 114-L/min (30.1-gpm) pump is base equipment.
Essential services have priority
The priority valve ensures, even at low idle engine speed, full power to the essential services like:
Hydraulic and transmission systems are functionally separate; however, both systems utilize a common reservoir for easy serviceability.
Oil take-out capacity with/without additional tank
6110M – 6145M
6155M – 6195M
|Base hydraulic tank capacity, L (gal.)||25 (6.6)||35 (9.2)|
|Total take out capacity with additional tank, L (gal.)||37 (9.8)||47 (12.4)|
The 6M cabs are designed with functionality and operator comfort in mind. While in the cab, the operator will experience various features that will make the operator’s task easier.
Four different cab packages, including a low-profile cab, are offered on the 6Ms to match the operator’s needs. Protection from elements such as wind, dust, sun, rain, or hot and cold temperatures improves an operator’s efficiency and productivity which leads to greater performance.
The four cab packages are broken down in the table below.
|Cab packages with codes below|
|Base||All cabs include: right-hand steps, front windshield wiper and washer, tilt/telescopic steering column, right-hand operational controls, floor mat, hand and foot throttle control and overhead reading light|
NOTE: Low-profile cab will not include a right-hand step or right-hand door.
|8224||7-pin signal interface socket|
|8230||Inner rearview mirror|
|8240||Power outlet socket|
|8446||Right-hand and left-hand remote hitch controls|
Swinging drawbar with hammerstrap
|2109||Mechanical suspension seat|
|2510||Mirrors standard left hand and right hand|
|8280||Rear windshield wiper and washer|
|2127||Air suspension seat|
|2511||Mirrors manually adjustable and telescopic|
|8276||Front and rear roller blind|
|8266||Additional storage compartment|
|8217||iTEC™ Basic guidance application|
Additional factory-installed options include:
|8261||Ash tray with cigarette lighter|
|878T||Glass roof hatch|
|878H||Multi power outlet strip|
|1424||PowrQuad - 16/16, 30 km/h (18.6 mph)||Open operator station (OOS)||Includes mechanical left-hand reverser|
|1426||PowrQuad - 24/24, 40 km/h (24.9 mph)||OOS 6110M, 6120M, 6130M, 6135M, 6145M||Includes mechanical left-hand reverser|
|1432||PowrQuad - 16/16, 30 km/h, with creeper (18.6 mph)||OOS||Includes mechanical left-hand reverser|
|1434||PowrQuad - 24/24, 40 km/h, with creeper (24.9 mph)||OOS 6110M, 6120M, 6130M, 6135M, 6145M||Includes mechanical left-hand reverser|
|1435||PowrQuad Plus - 20/20, 40 km/h (24.9 mph)||6155M, 6175M, 6195M||Includes electrical left-hand reverser|
|1436||PowrQuad Plus - 24/24, 40 km/h (24.9 mph)||6110M, 6120M, 6130M, 6135M, 6145M||Includes electrical left-hand reverser|
|1437||PowrQuad Plus - 16/16, 30 km/h (18.6 mph)||All models||Includes electrical left-hand reverser|
|1439||PowrQuad Plus - 20/20, 40 km/h (24.9 mph), with creeper||6155M||Includes electrical left-hand reverser|
|1440||PowrQuad Plus - 24/24, 40 km/h (24.9 mph), with creeper||6110M, 6120M, 6130M, 6135M, 6145M||Includes electrical left-hand reverser|
|1441||PowrQuad Plus - 16/16, 30 km/h, with creeper (18.6 mph)||6110M, 6120M, 6130M, 6135M, 6145M, 6155M||Includes electrical left-hand reverser|
|1445||PowrQuad - 20/20, 40 km/h (24.9 mph)||OOS 6155M||Includes mechanical left-hand reverser|
|1446||PowrQuad -20/20, 40 km/h (24.9 mph), with creeper||OOS 6155M||Includes mechanical left-hand reverser|
|1453||AutoQuad Plus - 20/20, 40 km/h (24.9 mph)||6155M, 6175M, 6195M||Includes electrical left-hand reverser|
|1454||AutoQuad Plus - 24/24, 40 km/h (23.6 mph)||6110M, 6120M, 6130M, 6135M, 6145M||Includes electrical left-hand reverser|
|1457||AutoQuad Plus - 20/20, 40 km/h (24.9 mph), with creeper||6155M||Includes electrical left-hand reverser|
|1458||AutoQuad Plus - 24/24, 40 km/h (24.9 mph), with creeper||6110M, 6120M, 6130M, 6135M, 6145M||Includes electrical left-hand reverser|
Synchronized range module
Fully synchronized range modules with high contact helical gears provide large-tooth contact for greater torque transmission capability and quieter operation. A park lock is integrated as standard.
Creeper module option
For the 6110M-6135M the slowest gear is down to 0.25 km/h (0.15 mph) at 1000 engine rpm.
For the 6145M-6155M the slowest gear is down to 0.15 km/h (0.09 mph) at 1000 engine rpm.
The left-hand reverser with the neutral position is located in an ergonomic position to the left of the steering wheel. This allows quick, convenient, and smooth forward reverse shuttle shift at any speed. The forward, reverse, and neutral positions are also displayed on the dashboard.
Transmission declutch button
The transmission declutch button feature is base equipment on AutoQuad PLUS and PowrQuad PLUS transmissions on 6M Cab Tractors. This gives the operator convenient range shifting and increases comfort in all operations.
FieldCruise™ engine controls
With FieldCruise, the operator limits the engine rpm to a minimum of 1200 rpm engine speed and a maximum of 2100 rpm engine speed.
AutoQuad transmissions — button on the speed lever
The AutoQuad button is included in the lever to activate automatic shifting of the four PowerShift gears. The engine rpm at which the automatic power shifting shifts up or down can be infinitely set within a range to improve productivity in all load conditions.
The CommandQuad PLUS gearbox is an option on all 6M Cab Tractors. The CommandQuad PLUS maintains the impressive reliability of an AutoQuad™ transmission while enhancing operator convenience and productivity through increased automatic shifting capabilities.
The transmission is equipped with 20 forward and 20 reverse (20F/20R) speeds for the 6155M-6195M and (24F/24R for the 6110M-6145M models), a left-hand reverser, and four PowerShift™ gears in five fully synchronized ranges. The selected gear is displayed on the digital display (1 to 4).
CommandQuad™ PLUS Transmission video
Once the tractor is started, the operator selects a range by pressing one of the range buttons on the control center. The ranges are labeled as letters: A, B, C, and B-E. The operator has the choice to select MultiRange, which allows seamless gear shifts and automatic range shifts without the use of a clutch or declutch button.
The gear speed can be selected by using the transmission control lever to shift to a desired gear. After setting the desired throttle position, the operator can move the left-hand reverser to the forward or reverse position to start movement. The operator can shift up or down through the gears in the selected range(s) as needed.
Initial start gear can be programmed through the digital display controls. Any two start gears may be stored.
A: Thumbwheel located on gear selector lever – sets maximum tractor speed
B: Park brake lever
C: Gear range selection – change on the go
D: Gear lever – right-hand side for automatic, left-hand side for manually shifting
E: Engine speed scroll lever
F: Speed 1 or speed 2 selector
CommandQuad PLUS features two different ways to operate transmission range and speed selections. In manual mode, the operator has the ability to shift through speeds and ranges without clutching by moving the control lever forward, toward the + indicator, or backward, toward the - indicator. In AUTO mode, the tractor shifts automatically at present shift points depending on engine load.
Depending on load, full AUTO mode will optimize both the engine and transmission by selecting the appropriate gear and rpm to optimize fuel efficiency. The only input needed from the operator is to set the target ground speed by using the thumbwheel.
A load anticipation feature is standard equipment on all tractors equipped with a CommandQuad PLUS transmission. The load anticipation feature allows the CommandQuad PLUS transmission to predict how much load the engine expects from the activation of the hitch or a particular selective control valve (SCV) function.
NOTE: The load anticipation feature also activates when using SCV or hitch functions programmed within iTEC™ application sequences.
NOTE: Refer to the operator's manual for complete instructions.
This electronic engine-transmission communication smoothens the four-speed power shift steps. During upshifting, a slightly lower engine rpm than the current one is commanded by the transmission for a few milliseconds to match the right speed.
For down shift, the rpm is raised quickly and lowered again after the shifting has been completed. Soft shift is an intelligent system varying the degree of engine rpm reduction and increase depending on tractor load. The soft shift system can be turned off if required, for example during baling.
The clutch automatically separates when the brakes are actuated and engages when the brakes are released. However, AutoClutch is deactivated if single-wheel braking is used while engine speed is higher than approximately 900 rpm. This means if single-wheel braking is used to make a turn (for example), the clutch is not activated while engine speed is higher than 900 rpm.
Changing the sensitivity setting of the AutoClutch alters the way in which the clutch separates automatically. This changes the time-lag between initiation of braking and the point in time when the clutch separates. If set correctly, this has a positive effect on braking characteristics when driving with a trailer. The lower the sensitivity, the greater the actuation of the trailer brake so that the hitched-up unit remains stretched. This also implies that more force is required to actuate the foot brake.
AutoClutch sensitivity may be adjusted between four different settings – low, medium, high, and off.
|1500||CommandQuad PLUS - 24/24, 40 km/h (24.9 mph)||6110M , 6120M, 6130M, 6145M||Includes electrical left-hand reverser|
|1501||CommandQuad PLUS - 20/20, 40 km/h (24.9 mph)||6155M, 6175M, 6195M||Includes electrical left-hand reverser|
The strong steel frame has been a John Deere industry exclusive since 1992, providing profound advantages over competitor solutions.
Below is a table demonstrating the available wheelbase measurements for all 6M models (mm/in.).
Final Tier 4 (FT4) cab and OOS models
6110M â 6130M
6145M â 6155M
6175M â 6195M
The optional Tractor-Baler Automation (TBA) makes baling easy. This exclusive system manages most of the baling process and gives the customer the following advantages:
When used with a John Deere ISOBUS tractor, electric selective control valve (E-SCV), and (IVT™) transmission, the system will be able to:
The only action remaining is to forward reverser and manage the steering.
If the John Deere tractor is not equipped with IVT but has E-SCV and ISOBUS, opening and closing can be automated.
A single touch on SCV, brakes, or reverser will disengage the automation. In the same way, automated open/close can be momentarily stopped when unloading in hilly conditions.
Tractor-Implement Automation is an exclusive green on green advantage. This advanced technology option has won awards at SIMA and Agritechnica farm equipment show in Europe, a true cost/value guarantee.
NOTE: to run through fully automated mode, a John Deere Isobus tractor with E-SCV and IVT is required. A baler activation key and a tractor activation key (different) have to be ordered.
The 990 and 960 Balers offer ISOBUS compatibility as base equipment. This standardized communication not only allows the use of John Deere Greenstar2 1800, 2600, or 2630 Displays, but also the use of other ISOBUS conform competitive monitors.
Adapter harnesses for non-ISOBUS tractors are available.
The Baler interface displays information that is needed. The 900 Series monitors provide all required information:
Adjustments can also be managed from the operators station:
The 900 Series Balers can be teamed with all ISOBUS certified displays. The Greenstar2 1800 monitor can be ordered with the baler to match traditional baling requirements. When not baling this display can be used for other functions such as guidance and spraying applications when connected to an appropriate receiver and implement.
The 960 and 990 Balers can be ordered without a monitor for customers who already have an ISOBUS display, or for those who search more advanced application (field management). Displays other than John Deere Greenstar2 1800 can be purchased through Ag Management Solutions (AMS) pages.
The 6M Tractor was designed to ensure maximum maneuverability, visibility, and superior comfort for operatorsâ working long days. The 6110M and 6120M, with the updated sloped-down hood design, feature a 17.8-cm (7-in.) shorter wheelbase (240 cm [94.5 in.]) allowing you to maneuver tight areas with no problems. Inside, the 6M cab has been designed to maximize operator comfort and visibility. All-around visibility of 310 degrees from within the cab ensures accurate tractor placement, implement hookup, and optimum tractor performance. Additionally, all 6M Tractors will come standard with a digital cornerpost display and include additional options to further improve operator satisfaction like:
All 6M models come with the option to upgrade from mechanical to electronically controlled SCVs. To control a rear implement, up to four electrical SCVs or three electrical SCVs plus power beyond can be ordered. Each SCV features four positions â neutral, raise, lower, and float. The electrical SCVs are fully adjustable with the digital cornerpost display. Additionally, you can choose what SCVs are right for your operation with the following combinations of SCVs:
With Compact CommandARMâ¢ console:
With right-hand console:
For all 6M Series Tractors, an optional integrated John Deere Category 3N front hitch with hook-end draft links can be factory installed. The high lift capacity of 4400 kg (9,700 lb) maximum and 3300 kg (7,275 lb) through the full lift range ensures compatibility with heavy front implements and ballasts. If the tractor is not equipped with Triple-Link Suspension (TLSâ¢), an accumulator will be installed to ensure driving comfort. The economy front hitch allows:
Lights on the 6M Series Tractors have been positioned and designed to provide maximum visibility to the front, sides, and rear to increase productivity in any operating conditions. The updated cab lighting pattern provides 330 degrees of coverage while the hood lighting provides the remaining 30 degrees. You have two options to upgrade lighting with the Economy and Premium light packages available:
Both packages require the 14-V/150-amp alternator (code 8741) and 12-V/174-amp-hr battery (code 8747).
JDLink is available from the factory for all 6M Tractors. JDLink is John Deere's telematics system connecting all machines in the field with the office and mobile devices. The technology is based on a Modular Telematics Gateway (MTG) controller that collects and transmits data via cellular network using selective data points in near real-time. Information and features can be accessed through Operations Center, the JDLink tab on MyJohnDeere.com, or by using the JDLink app. JDLink also enables you to:
You can choose between two subscription levels: JDLink Access and JDLink Connect.
6M Series Tractors have been redesigned to meet stringent reliability and serviceability requirements. Daily service requirements have been reduced and are simple to accomplish with improved accessibility to the engine. All 6M models are equipped with a 60-degree hood, and the 6110M and 6120M feature removeable side panels, allowing easy access to reduce time and make serviceability even easier. These features allow you to quickly and easily check parts like:
Additionally, the oil dipstick on the 6110M and 6120M allows you to check the engine oil level without opening the hood.
The latest John Deere display technology offered in a moveable and user-friendly experience is available with the John Deere 4240 and 4640 Universal Displays. These displays enable AutoTracâ¢ guidance that provides enhanced usability, increased performance, and greater operator choice. Additional benefits include:
|Engine description||John Deere PowerTech™ PVS|
|Engine displacement||6.8 L
415 cu in.
|Rated engine power||175 hp
|Transmission type||Standard: John Deere 20-speed PowrQuad™ Plus 40 km/h
Optional: John Deere 16-speed PowrQuad Plus 30 km/h
John Deere 20-speed AutoQuad™ Plus 40 km/h
John Deere 20-speed CommandQuad™ Plus 40 km/h
|Hydraulic pump rated output||Standard: 45-cc pump: 114 L/min
|Rear hitch category (SAE designation)||3N/3|
|Crankcase oil volume||23.5 L
6.2 U.S. gal.
|Fuel tank||325 L
85.9 U.S. gal.
|Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank||20 L
5.3 U.S. gal.
7.4 U.S. gal.
|Transmission-hydraulic system||PowrQuad Plus / AutoQuad Plus: 76 L
20.1 U.S. gal.
|Overall length||4990 mm
|Overall height||3185 mm
|Front axle center||Ground clearance: 545 mm
|Approximate shipping weight, Open;Cab||Cab: 7500 kg
|Drawbar category||Category 2|
|Maximum vertical load||Road/field use (250-mm extended): 3000 kg
Field use (350-mm extended): 1800 kg
Field use (400-mm extended): 1600 kg
|Alternator size||Standard: 14 V/120 amp
Optional: 14 V/150 amp
14 V/200 amp
|Battery options||Standard: 12 V/154 amp-hr
Optional: 12 V/174 amp-hr
|Type of bulb in headlight (Halogen, Zenon, LED)|
|Type of bulb in beacon (Halogen, Zenon, LED)|
|Rated PTO power (hp SAE)||104 kW
|Rated power||175 hp
|Power boost (available in transport and/or mobile PTO applications)||6 percent|
|Engine peak torque||At 1600 U/min: 820 Nm
|PTO torque rise||40 percent|
|Maximum engine power||194 hp
|Power boost||10 percent|
|Description||John Deere PowerTech™ PVS|
|Engine type||Diesel, in-line, 6-cylinder, wet-sleeve cylinder liners with 4 valves-in-head|
|Rated speed||2100 rpm|
|Aspiration||Variable geometry turbocharger|
|Emission level||Final Tier 4|
|After treatment type||Lifetime diesel particle filter (DPF), diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) using diesel exhuast fluid (DEF)|
415 cu in.
Optional: Triple-Link Suspension (TLS) MFWD sxle (hydro-pneumatic, permanently active, triple link, self-leveling suspension with 100-mm [3.9-in.] suspension range)
Triple-Link Suspension MFWD with brakes
|Front axle differential lock||Self-locking differential|
|Standard lift capacity||4400 kg
|Front power take-off (PTO)||Electrohydraulically engaged with oil-cooled, multi-disc design|
|PTO speed||1000 PTO: 1969 rpm|
|Electric power||Seven-pin electrical socket|
|Pump rated output||Standard: 45-cc pump: 114 L/min
|Available flow at a single rear SCV||60 L/min
|Number of rear selective control valves (SCVs)||Standard: Two ISO couplers
Optional: Two to four ISO couplers
|Number of mid selective control valves (SCVs)||Up to three|
|Joystick SCV control||Mechanical/electrical|
|Lift capacity at full height||Mechanical self-leveling (MSL): 2453 kg
|Maximum lift height||MSL: 4.48 m
|Country of manufacture||Germany|
|Rollover protective structure, OOS||
Gearshift location - console/floor
Standard: Economy seat with mechanical suspension
Optional: Standard seat with air suspension
|Display||Cornerpost dispay (right-hand A-post)
Functionalty: Performance monitor and individual settings
|Inner cab volume||2.73 m3
96.41 cu ft
|Cab glass area||Without roof hatch or panoramic roof: 4.85 m2
52.2 sq ft
|Cab suspension||Optional: Mechanical Cab Suspension (MCS)|
|dB(A) rating||70 dBA|
|Final drive type||Three planetary gear reduction|
|Rear differential lock||Electrohydraulically with oil-cooled clutch|
|Brakes, type and control||Primary brake (footbrake): Oil-cooled self-equalizing, self-adjusting, hydraulically actuated
Secondary brake: Hydraulically actuated, integrated into primary brake (lever on left-hand side of operator seat)
Park lock: Mechanical transmission park lock
Mechanical front-wheel drive (MFWD) braking: Automatic MFWD engagement (MFWD engaged for braking at speeds less than 5 km/h [3.1 mph])
Front axle brakes (optional): TLS™ with front axle brakes (oil cooled, self-equalizing, self-adjusting, hydraulically actuated)
|Hitch category (SAE designation)||3N/3|
|Maximum lift capacity behind lift points||Standard: 8050 kg
Optional: 9050 kg
|Sensing type||Electronic lower link|
|Remote control valves available||Standard|
|Rear axle differential lock||Electrohydraulically with oil-cooled clutch|
|Rear power take-off (PTO)|
|Engine rpm (at rated PTO speeds)||540: 1960 rpm
1000: 1960 rpm
|PTO actuation||In-cab switch and external fender-mounted remote control|
|Interval for engine oil change||750 hours|
|Interval for hydraulic/transmission oil change||1500 hours|
|Interval for engine coolant change||6000 hours|
|Reverser||Electronic left-hand reverser|
|Base machine weight||Front axle
|Maximum permissible weight||12,300 kg