John Deere introduces new 400, 600 Series Sprayers

Misty Caddell |

John Deere has introduced new 400 and 600 Series Sprayers. The lineup of 400 Series Sprayers includes the 408R, 410R, and 412R, while the 600 Series includes the 612R and 616R.

Each sprayer features a new, larger cab with your choice of three comfort and convenience packages available to fit a variety of needs, says Joel Basinger, marketing manager, John Deere. The 400 and 600 Series Sprayers turn technology into application quality and enhance machine uptime for customers.

Deere says the new cab surrounds operators in all-day comfort while delivering outstanding visibility. Three comfort and convenience packages with new lighting options are available. The Ultimate package includes a heated, ventilated leather seat that can swivel up to 24 degrees to the left or right, plus the ActiveSeat II suspension for super-smooth ride. The Ultimate package also includes a 6.5-in., touchscreen satellite- and smartphone-ready radio, five USB ports, a 12-volt outlet, footrests, refrigerator, and dual-tilt steering column with leather-wrapped steering wheel. The cabs optional Category IV filtration system flows continuously filtered air into the cab to help keep the operators station clean.

Visibility options include electrically adjustable and heated mirrors, additional cameras, and LED lighting packages to provide operators with better visibility where and when its needed.

Available John Deere AutoTrac RowSense and AutoTrac Vision keep the sprayer in the row for precise product placement, allow for increased spraying speed and help reduce operator fatigue. Deere says ISO Auxiliary Mapping enables third-party guidance monitoring. And by using optional John Deere ExactApply technology, operators can control droplet size, spray pressure and individual nozzles on 400 and 600 Series Sprayers. Optional BoomTrac Pro 2 further enhances spraying accuracy by maintaining the booms position, even when the boom is at increased heights. Optional pressure recirculation and system air purge technology also improves job quality and simplifies cleanout while reducing product waste, the company adds.

All 400 and 600 Series Sprayers are built with a John Deere PowerTech Engine and the fuel-saving CommandDrive powertrain that transfers power evenly to all four wheels when needed. Deere says operators can spray over large hills with confidence, knowing that CommandDrive automatically increases engine RPM when more power is required to maintain a consistent speed and spray pattern. On flat terrain, Auto Mode maintains the selected ground speed and application rate at lower RPM, reducing fuel and DEF consumption.

Deere says three models of 400 Series Sprayers are available. The 408R features an 800-gallon tank and a 280-hp PowerTech 6.8-liter engine with a maximum field speed of up to 20 mph, and transport speed of up to 30 mph. The 410R is equipped with a 1,000-gallon tank and a 310-hp PowerTech 9.0-liter engine. The 412R comes with a 1,200-gallon tank and is powered by a 326-hp PowerTech 9.0-liter engine. The two largest 400 Series Sprayers can reach field speeds up to 25 mph and transport up to 35 mph.

The company says two models of 600 Series Sprayers are available. The 612R features a 1,200-gallon tank and a 355-hp PowerTech 9.0-liter engine. The largest model is the 616R equipped with a 1,600-gallon tank and a 375-hp PowerTech engine. Both 600 Series Sprayers can reach field speeds up to 25 mph and transport up to 35 mph. All 400 and 600 Series Sprayers can be equipped with 90-, 100-, or 120-foot steel booms, or 120- or 132-ft., carbon-fiber spray booms.

In addition to the sprayers, there are two dry spinner applicators, the 400R and 600R. The 400R is equipped with a 200-cu. ft. dry box and a 326-hp PowerTech 9.0-liter engine. The 600R comes with a 200- or 300-cu. ft. dry box and 375-hp PowerTech 9.0-liter engine. Both offer the integrated StarFire receiver, Generation 4 display, and JDLink connection, plus same cab and cab and lighting packages as the sprayers, the company says.

John Deere 400 and 600 Series Sprayers will be available for ordering in June.