John Deere is adding three new models to its extensive range of lawn tractors and walk-behind lawnmowers for 2015. These include an industry leading innovation at the top of the range, for faster and more economical mowing.The X105 lawn tractor is the smallest model, and the lowest priced, in John Deere’s proven X100 range. Its compact size makes it ideally suited for smaller gardens and for manoeuvring in tight spaces like narrow gateways and intricately landscaped gardens. Effortlessly simple to operate, the continuously variable transmission (CVT) means that a single drive pedal and a forward/reverse lever control the direction.With a cutting width of 107cm (42in) and an adjustable height of cut from 25 to 100mm (1 to 4in), this versatile side-discharge lawn tractor is suitable for areas of grass up to 4000m2. Optional features include a 230-litre collection system and a mulching kit.The second new model is the X115R lawn tractor, which is now John Deere’s entry level rear discharge/rear collect model. The high capacity 300-litre collector means faster work with fewer stops to empty the clippings, which is quickly done from the operator’s seat. The 92cm (36in) mower deck includes an integral water hose connector to make cleaning very easy. Height of cut is adjustable from 25 to 90mm (1 to 3.5in) and there is an optional mulching kit.The new top of the range X590 Multi-Terrain lawn tractor combines higher levels of power, performance and comfort, and is particularly suitable for homeowners with larger areas of grass (over 8000m2) or more challenging terrain. Twin Touch foot controls, power steering, a hydraulically operated mower deck and an easy start engine provide a car-like driving experience.Mowing time is much quicker thanks to an industry first on a lawn tractor, the new constant-speed governor. This maintains the tractor and the mower blade speed even in heavy grass conditions by electronically controlling the amount of fuel supplied to the engine. This also improves cut quality and reduces fuel consumption.The X590 comes with a choice of 122 or 137cm (48 or 54in) mower decks, both with an adjustable height of cut from 25 to 102mm (1 to 4in). It features a comfortable, deluxe high back seat and optional extras include a collection system and mulching kit.In addition to these three models, the popular X125 lawn tractor has been updated for 2015 with a more powerful engine and a higher specification seat and steering wheel, for improved cut quality and comfort.All these new lawn tractors are available through the John Deere homeowner dealer network from spring 2015. They can also be seen at the national John Deere Homeowner Experience Day, which is taking place at dealers throughout the UK and Ireland on Saturday March 21.
John Deere’s new 9570RT tractor, the company’s most powerful tracked model to date, makes its UK show debut on the John Deere stand (G54) at LAMMA 2015. Learn moreOther new products making their first appearance at the show include the top of the range 8600i self-propelled forage harvester – which has been shortlisted in the Technological category of the LAMMA 2015 Awards for Innovation competition sponsored by SSAB – the R4040i self-propelled sprayer, the 6215R Stage 4 tractor – equipped with new Bridgestone VT-Tractor tyres – and L1533 large square baler (more information here).In addition, a CESAR marked Gator XUV 855D utility vehicle can be seen on the CESAR Scheme/Datatag ID stand (503 in Hall 5). From January 2015 all new Gators can be equipped with this nationally approved security and registration system as a factory-fit option.CESAR is a proven deterrent against theft and an invaluable aid in the recovery of stolen vehicles; the system for Gators has exactly the same functionality as the established CESAR marking on the John Deere tractor range.A series of product update talks are also being given on the stand by John Deere specialists throughout the show, featuring new FarmSight precision farming developments such as Wireless Data Transfer (WDT), Remote Display Access (RDA) and the MyJohnDeere.com website portal, as well as tractors, transmissions and fuel efficiency. Other stand news includes:
John Deere is once again the machinery sponsor of Open Farm Sunday, which will be held on 7th June 2015 and celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Members of the Open Farm Sunday team are actively looking to recruit new host farmers on the John Deere stand.
John Deere and Michelin are looking for the best tractor driver in Europe. UK and Irish farmers and contractors can register online here to win a two-day trip to the Michelin test track in France and the chance to represent their country at the European Drivers Championship. The closing date for registration is 31st March 2015 – details are available on the stand.
John Deere is supporting the Nottingham Hospitals Charity, which is aiming to raise £3m to build a helipad at Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre. This will provide the most seriously injured trauma patients from across the East Midlands direct access to the hospital’s Major Trauma Centre by air ambulance. Recent statistics show that of all critically injured patients requiring transfer by air ambulance in the East Midlands, 38 per cent were as a result of agricultural and rural accidents. In addition to the usual charitable collections at all the show entrances, which will be contributing to the Nottingham Hospitals Charity along with the Air Ambulance, John Deere has a dedicated collection tin on its LAMMA stand.
The popular John Deere 1110E forwarder now comes with an IT4 engine as well as many other enhancements. The new model completes the John Deere mid-size forwarder series with similar features as in the previously launched 1210E IT4 and 1510E IT4 models.With the new engine, the 1110E meets the EPA Interim Tier 4/EU Stage 3B emission regulations. The engine has 6% higher torque. The tractive force remains at 160 kN but can be better utilized as the drive motor now has nine pistons instead of the earlier seven. This improves starting off at low rpms, along with the increases in the drive motor volume from 160 to 170 cc and the drive pump volume from 140 to 145 cc.The 1110E IT4 is equipped with a new generation headboard that gives better visibility to the load space. This new feature speeds up especially unloading as the visibility to the grapple is improved. The machine has a 12 ton load capacity and the wide load space can be expanded to 4.6 m².
The SBC boom control is a standard feature of John Deere 1110E IT4. It filters out jerky joystick movements making the boom control exact and increasing the lifetime of the boom. SBC also makes the operator’s work more comfortable by smoothing out awkward pulls and jerks even with the maximum reach of the boom. SBC can speed the boom operating up by up to 10-15% without compromising accuracy. The boom can also be equipped with the Intelligent Boom Control (IBC), which according to customers, makes loading and unloading more effective and increases productivity generally with an extra load per day. When using IBC, the entire boom is controlled as one unit and the operator does not need to control independent boom joint movements separately. In addition, the IBC has electric end damping for all main boom movement directions.
The 1110E IT4 forwarder also comes with a short wheelbase. The 40 cm shorter wheelbase has been achieved by moving the rear axle forward without having to compromise on load space. The forwarder remains stable and it has even better agility, which is a real advantage especially on thinning sites.The 1110E IT4 forwarder comes with a three-year free licence for the JDLink remote monitoring system as default. Keeping up with key performance data remotely at the office or on the go using a mobile device is easy with the JDLink system. Uptime remains high when changes in productivity are spotted early on and action can be taken without delay. When you opt for a John Deere Maintenance Agreement, maintenance intervals for the 1110E IT4 can be extended to 750, 1,500 and 3,000 hours, which means approximately 20% savings in maintenance costs.