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Key Features
  • John Deere PowerTech™ PSS 13.5L Engine
  • e18™ PowerShift Transmission
  • CommandView™ III Cab
  • Gen 4 CommandCenter™
  • Cab Suspension

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Features

PowerTech™ PSS cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR)
PowerTech PSS 9.0L enginePowerTech PSS 9.0L engine

The John Deere exhaust filter is integrated into the engine design and electronics to provide a seamless operator experience. The engine control unit (ECU) and exhaust temperature management (ETM) system work together to continuously regenerate the exhaust filter using a natural cleaning process sometimes referred to as passive regeneration.

 

If natural filter cleaning cannot be achieved based on temperature, load, and speed, then particulate matter (PM) must be removed using an automatic cleaning process sometimes referred to as active regeneration. In most cases, filter cleaning does not impact machine operation or require operator involvement. Higher pressures created by our Final Tier 4 (FT4)/Stage IV high-pressure fuel system extend intervals between automatic cleanings.

How EGR works

EGR reduces the high temperatures where nitrogen oxide (NOx) compounds are formed in the engine cylinders by replacing excess oxygen with a prescribed amount of cooled exhaust gas.

Exhaust gases contain more carbon dioxide than oxygen. The EGR valve, in conjunction with the venturi and ECU, allows a controlled amount of exhaust gas to enter the intake manifold to mix with the incoming fresh air. Replacing excess oxygen with cooled exhaust gas leads to lower combustion temperatures, creating less NOx. In addition, EGR allows for advanced timing, leading to optimal performance of the engine, maximizing fuel economy.

The following diagrams illustrate how air flows through the engine.

For added performance and efficiency, the engine passes the exhaust gases through an EGR cooler before it enters the engine.

Flow of exhaust during engine operation

Exhaust airflow enters into the EGR cooler from the exhaust manifold near the turbocharger.

Based on engine load, air temperatures, and rpm, the ECU opens or closes the EGR valve, allowing a measured percentage of exhaust gas to enter the intake manifold.

The gases mix with the rest of the incoming air from the turbocharger and aftercooler before entering the cylinders.

The following diagrams illustrate how air flows through the engine (PSS).

For added performance and efficiency, the engine passes the exhaust gases through an EGR cooler before it enters the engine.

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PSS 9.0L and 13.5L FT4 technology

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Standard CommandView™ III cab offers unsurpassed amenities
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The standard CommandView III cab offers unsurpassed visibility, operator comfort, control placement, and ride and sound quality.

Features:

  • ComfortCommand™ seat with air suspension, lumbar support, swivel, fore-aft and lateral attenuation, backrest angle adjustment, adjustable left-hand armrest, and 40-degree right-hand seat swivel
  • Operator presence system that warns if the operator is out of the seat while operating key functions
  • Folding instructional seat
  • CommandARM™ control center with integrated controls
  • 4100 or 4600 Generation 4 CommandCenter™ processor
  • Behind-the-seat storage
  • Left-hand storage compartment
  • Passive noise reduction system
  • Service ADVISOR™ diagnostic system data port
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel with position memory
  • Swing-out rear window, opens 30 degrees
  • Right- and left-outside mirrors (manually adjustable mirror head)
  • Monitor mounts on right-hand front post and rear cab post
  • Standard radio package, including AM/FM stereo and weatherband with remote controls, auxiliary input jack, four speakers, and an external antenna
  • Laminated glass
  • Air conditioner and heater with automatic temperature controls (ATC)
  • Two 12-V convenience outlet (cigarette lighter style)
  • One 12-V 3-pin outlet with adapter (provides switched and unswitched power)
  • One International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9-pin connector
  • Power strip with convenience plug adapter
  • Hitch control lever lock and selective control lever lock
  • Two-speed and intermittent front and rear wiper with washer
  • Front pull-down sunshade
  • Digital cornerpost display with:
    • Fuel level gauge, including low fuel warning
    • Temperature gauge
    • Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) gauge, including low DEF warning
    • Engine rpm
    • Transmission commanded gear or speed
    • Vehicle system functions, such as iTEC™ end-row guidance, that are operating
  • Inside-mounted rearview mirror
  • Beverage holders sized to accommodate various containers
  • Interior left-hand dome light
ComfortCommand seat
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ComfortCommand seat improves ride quality and helps to reduce operator fatigue

Features include:

  • Armrests, lumbar support, and backrest angle are easily adjusted to match operator preference.
  • Shock absorbers dampen the motion effect of the tractor for an improved ride.
  • Seat height adjustments are conveniently located on the left armrest.
  • Fore-aft adjustment is easy to reach located on the left front of the seat.
  • Swivel adjustment, located on the front of the seat, allows the seat to be swiveled 40 degrees to the right or eight degrees to the left of the center position.
  • Operator presence switch warns if the operator is out of the seat while operating key functions.
  • Seat belt retractor.
  • Centered cab seat, providing excellent over-shoulder visibility.
  • Adjustable shock absorber permitting ride adjustment from soft to firm to match the operator's desired comfort level.
  • Removable cushions for easy cleaning.
CommandARM
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John Deere 9 Family Tractors feature the CommandARM with integrated Generation 4 CommandCenter display. The control layout of the CommandARM utilizes a clean and efficient design which groups controls by function and builds upon John Deere’s history of intuitive and ergonomic control placement and operation. The CommandARM’s design allows for a 40 degree right seat swivel and adjustable positioning matching the operator’s preference.

Controls located on the CommandARM include:

  • Engine throttle
  • Transmission control for e18™ transmission speed PowerShift transmission (PST)
  • Eco mode (minimum engine speed) for e18 speed PowerShift transmission (PST)
  • FieldCruise™ engine controls
  • Selective control valve (SCV) controls
  • AutoLoad™ controls (if equipped)
  • Differential lock on/off and automatic
  • iTEC™ sequence switches
  • AutoTrac™ assisted steering system resume switch (if equipped)
  • Radio
  • Beacon light on/off
  • Hazard lights on/off
  • Field lights 1/2
  • Heating, ventilation, air-conditioning (HVAC) system
Hydraulic controls

Hydraulic controls utilize fingertip paddle pots for raise/lower and extend/retract functions.

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Throttle

The throttle design incorporates buttons which control FieldCruise speed, and transmission eco settings. 

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Tractor function controls

Located just to the right of the throttle is the Auto-Trac activation button and four sequence controls for iTEC functions. Behind the iTEC sequence controls there are buttons which control the activation and deactivation of differential lock. Differential lock can also be activated by the foot switch on the cab floor.

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Controls for radio, lights, rotary beacon (if equipped), hazard flashers, and HVAC system are located to the center-right on the CommandARM, along with power take-off (PTO) for rear PTO. 

Radio, HVAC, hazard flashers, and PTO controlsRadio, HVAC, hazard flashers, and PTO controls
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Seat swivel

The design of the CommandARM allows for up to 40 degrees of right-hand seat swivel.

Seat swivelSeat swivel
40 degrees seat swivel shown40 degrees seat swivel shown
CommandCenter
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The Generation 4 CommandCenters feature fast adjustment of tractor functions and controls and are integrated into the CommandARM to create a seamless control center.

 

The following functions can be adjusted and accessed using the CommandCenter display:

  • Hydraulic settings
  • Hitch settings
  • Transmission settings
  • FieldCruise
  • iTEC programming functions
  • Radio
  • Lights
  • Add all functionality – diagnostics, display settings, etc.

The Generation 4 CommandCenters have the capability of Remote Display Access (RDA). RDA allows improved communication between an offsite farm manager or dealer and the equipment operator. The user can view exactly what the operator sees on the GreenStar™ 3GS3 2630 Display and Generation 4 CommandCenter from almost any Internet-connected device. RDA is available on the 4600 and 4100 CommandCenter RDA allows for an increase in productivity with quicker problem resolution. By using RDA, the cost of operation will decrease due to reduced labor and travel costs, and maximum efficiency will increase profit.

e18™ PowerShift™ transmission (PST) with Efficiency Manager™ feature

The e18 transmission delivers smooth shifting and intuitive controls in a reliable 18-speed PST transmission. The e18 transmission with enhanced Efficiency Manager is standard equipment on all 9 Family Tractors.

The e18 has evolved from more than 50 years of John Deere PowerShift technology. With more automatic features, the e18 is easy to operate for all levels of operators and operations. It features three modes of operation, full AUTO, custom, and manual modes. Full AUTO and custom modes manage the engine and transmission to match the desired ground speed to the field conditions. These two modes are ideal for most conditions and take the guess work out of operation. Manual mode is perfect for operators looking to operate the e18 like a traditional PowerShift by bump shifting and managing the engine throttle to their liking.

As the next generation of PowerShift technology, the e18 delivers the strength to handle sudden, high-torque power loads while maintaining responsive, quick, and smooth shifts.

e18 controls
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CommandCenter™ controls
254-mm (10-in.) Generation 4 CommandCenter254-mm (10-in.) Generation 4 CommandCenter
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The CommandCenter is the central information system for tractors and allows the operator to program various settings tailored to a specific operation.

To access the tractor’s transmission settings, press the transmission shortcut button on the CommandCenter shortcut bar.

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Operating modes

The e18 application settings employ three modes to take full advantage of the engine-transmission communication: Full AUTO mode, custom mode, and manual mode.

Full AUTO mode
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Full AUTO mode manages the tractor’s engine and transmission inputs to reach and maintain the desired ground speed set by the operator. This means the tractor will manage shifts and engine rpm to operate at the most efficient level possible. Operators have the ability to set the maximum forward and reverse speeds for their particular applications. In full AUTO mode the operator can adjust the desired ground speed in two ways, by conducting a traditional bump shift or by rotating the dial on the thumb wheel.

When shifting in full AUTO mode, the transmission shifts set speeds and does not always shift gears, meaning the transmission may not necessarily shift gears if it can reach the desired ground speed with a slightly higher or lower engine rpm. Efficiency Manager is automatically engaged while operating in full AUTO mode. As a result, shifting will not take the tractor out of Efficiency Manager in full AUTO mode.

Custom mode
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Custom mode operates similar to full AUTO mode but allows operators to adjust operating parameters to meet a specific operation. It also has the ability to activate eco mode for a higher level of operation.

Eco buttonEco button
Display screenDisplay screen

Eco allows two minimum engine speeds to be set. Operators can turn eco on and off by either pushing the eco button on the side of the throttle or by selecting eco in the transmission settings page of the CommandCenter controls. For example, operators may choose to turn eco on during transport to utilize a lower minimum engine speed and then turn eco off while operating in the field where a higher minimum engine speed is desired.

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In the advanced settings page, operators can customize the auto shift engine speed droop as a percentage of the full engine speed. In addition, the load anticipation feature can be enabled for the hitch engagement, hydraulic engagement, or both.

Manual mode
Manual mode operates very similarly to a traditional PowerShift transmission with Efficiency Manager.
In manual mode the operator manages the engine and transmission inputs by controlling the shift lever and hand throttle.

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Efficiency Manager

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Efficiency Manager is automatically enabled in auto and custom modes. Efficiency Manager can be turned on in manual mode by selecting the set speed one or set speed two button on the CommandARM™ console. The set speed adjuster on the top of the single-lever gear selector allows the operator to dial in the desired ground speed to establish set speed one or two. Once engaged, Efficiency Manager will manage the engine rpm and gear selection to maintain the desired working speed. To reach the desired set speed, the throttle must be set to full engine rpm.

e18 operation
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Setting start-up gears

The 9 Family Tractors default to 7F and 2R at start up. However, these default start-up gears can be adjusted from 1-13F and 1-3R through the CommandCenter. Refer to the operator’s manual for additional information.

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9R Series Tractor - e18-speed chart for PowerShift transmission (PST) with Efficiency Manager

9R table

 

 

Group 47 tires

Group 48 tires

Tire size

(480R46, 20.8R42, 520R42, 620R42, 710R38)

(480R50, 520R46, 620R46, 710R42, 800R38)

Engine (rpm)

2100

2100

18-speed gear

km/h

mph

km/h

mph

Forward gears

    

F1

4.0

2.5

4.2

2.6

F2

4.8

3.0

5.0

3.1

F3

5.3

3.3

5.6

3.5

F4

5.9

3.7

6.2

3.9

F5

6.5

4.0

6.8

4.3

F6

7.3

4.5

7.6

4.8

F7

8.0

5.0

8.5

5.3

F8

9.0

5.6

9.5

5.9

F9

9.9

6.1

10.4

6.5

F10

11.0

6.9

11.6

7.2

F11

12.2

7.6

12.9

8.0

F12

13.5

8.4

14.2

8.8

F13

15.0

9.3

15.8

9.8

F14

16.6

10.3

17.5

10.9

F15

20.5

12.8

21.6

13.4

F16

25.3

15.7

26.6

16.5

F17

31.2

19.4

32.9

20.4

F18

38.5

23.9

40.5

25.2

Reverse gears

    

R1

3.9

2.4

4.1

2.5

R2

5.3

3.3

5.6

3.5

R3

5.9

3.7

6.2

3.9

R4

8.0

5.0

8.5

5.3

R5

9.0

5.6

9.5

5.9

R6

12.2

7.6

12.9

8.0

 

Group 47 tire based on 710/70R38
 
Group 48 tire based on 800/80R38

 

9RT and 9RX Series Tractor - e18-speed chart for PowerShift transmission (PST) with Efficiency Manager

 

9RT and 9RX table

 

 

9RT

9RX

Engine (rpm)

2100

2100

18-speed gear

km/h

mph

km/h

mph

Forward gears

 

 

 

 

F1

4.0

2.5

4.0

2.5

F2

5.0

3.1

4.9

3.0

F3

5.5

3.4

5.5

3.4

F4

6.1

3.8

6.1

3.8

F5

6.8

4.2

6.7

4.2

F6

7.6

4.7

7.5

4.7

F7

8.4

5.2

8.3

5.2

F8

9.3

5.8

9.2

5.7

F9

10.3

6.4

10.2

6.3

F10

11.4

7.1

11.4

7.1

F11

12.6

7.8

12.6

7.8

F12

14.1

8.7

14.0

8.7

F13

15.6

9.7

15.5

9.6

F14

17.3

10.7

17.2

10.3

F15

21.4

13.3

21.3

13.2

F16

26.3

16.3

26.2

16.3

F17

32.3

20.1

32.2

20.0

F18

39.8

24.7

39.6

24.6

Reverse gears

 

 

 

 

R1

4.0

2.5

4.0

2.5

R2

5.5

3.4

5.5

3.4

R3

6.1

3.3

6.1

3.8

R4

7.3

3.8

8.3

5.2

R5

9.3

5.8

9.2

5.7

R6

12.6

7.8

12.6

10.3

JDLink™ services and Service ADVISOR™ diagnostic systems
JDLink, Service ADVISOR, and Service ADVISOR Remote
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JDLink is the John Deere telematics system designed for operators and managers who desire to take their operations to the next level of productivity and efficiency without leaving the office. Whether it is receiving an e-mail or text message, users can manage the operation in real-time without being in the cab. Using the power of JDLink can optimize productivity, increase uptime, and boost profits with JDLink information all accessible from a laptop, desktop, or mobile device.

JDLink Ultimate provides enhanced machine performance and utilization information that can only be achieved through direct communication with on-board machine controllers. Utilizing John Deere-exclusive telematics technology, users can remotely link to Ultimate-compatible machines to achieve a new level of optimization.

NOTE: Mobile device compatibility and functionality varies.

Monitor assets, performance, and more with JDLink:

For more information on JDLink activations and subscriptions visit www.StellarSupport.com


NOTE: JDLink is not available in all geographic regions.

Service ADVISOR
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Service ADVISOR diagnostics greatly assist in reducing service costs and downtime.  It allows the John Deere service technician to readily extract vital information about tractor malfunctions through the Service ADVISOR data port. Diagnostic codes and CAN bus statistics stored by the tractor and visible in the CommandCenter™ control unit are used by service technicians to isolate, identify, and resolve problems.
 
Diagnostics and CAN bus statistics are not normally used by the operator. Access and use of trouble codes should only be done by a qualified, factory-trained John Deere service technician.

Service ADVISOR Remote

Service ADVISOR Remote takes the machine connectivity of JDLink and takes it one step further. With Service ADVISOR Remote, machines can be diagnosed remotely, saving the cost of a field service call. For example, diagnostic trouble codes can be reset and software updates can be uploaded remotely.

 

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High-flow hydraulics, 435 L/min (115 gpm) system
Dual hydraulic pump system
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Optional high-flow hydraulics are available on 9 Family Tractors by ordering code 3270. The high-flow hydraulic system provides an additional 215 L/ min (57 gpm) of flow for a total of 435 L/ min (115 gpm). This system is ideal for hydraulic fan motor demands. This system is recommended for agricultural implements with continuous flow requirements. When maximum hydraulic pump capacity is reached, multiple functions will continue to operate at the same proportional flow rate.

The 9 Family Ag High-Flow Tractors have two parallel hydraulic systems. The benefit of this system is that functions can be split between the two systems. Functions that require high flow and low pressure can be combined on one system (for example, air seeder fans, and planter motors). Functions that require high pressure and low-flow can be connected to the remaining system (for example, implement lift, fold, and constant down-pressure systems).

Following these guidelines allows the hydraulic system to run cooler as it prevents both hydraulic pumps from running at high pressure. In general, pumps forced to run at both high pressure and high flows generate much more heat than a pump running at a lower flow or lower pressure.

The system operates with two hydraulic pumps:

  • Pump 1 - provides hydraulic flow of up to 215 L/min (58 gpm) to SCVs 1, 2, and 3. These SCVs are useful for operating lift/lower and other cylinder type hydraulic needs.
  • Pump 2 - attaches in front of pump 1 and provides hydraulic flow of up to 215 L/min (57 gpm) to SCVs 4, 5, and 6. These SCVs are useful for operating hydraulic motors to drive air/fan or vacuum systems on seeding/planting equipment.
  • All SCV oil returns to one common hydraulic reservoir.
General maintenance
9R, 9RT, and 9RX service access9R, 9RT, and 9RX service access

Regular service and maintenance are essential to the performance, productivity, and longevity of all farm machinery.
 
Maximum uptime is an important element of productivity.

  • 9 Family service points are quick and simple to check.
  • Greater accessibility improves serviceability.

All items in the daily service schedule can be performed without the use of tools:

  • Engine oil, hydraulic oil, coolant level, and water separator can be conveniently accessed from ground level without having to open the hood. Engine oil can be checked by simply removing one small engine side panel.
Engine oil service pointEngine oil service point
  • Engine can be easily accessed by simply raising the one-piece hood and removing two engine side panels for more periodic maintenance checks.
  • Single-point latch mechanism ensures easy hood opening and closure.

 

NOTE:  Always refer to the operator’s manual for complete maintenance and service recommendations.

Refueling
Fuel tank on the 9RFuel tank on the 9R
RefuelingRefueling

The 9R Series Tractors fuel tank is located over the rear axle. The fuel tank features a dual fill design. This design allows the machine to be filled from either side of the fuel tank. A fuel nozzle holder is located when the operator positions themselves on the gudgeon platform to fill the fuel tank.

 

The diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank is located on the left-hand side of the tractor indicated by a blue cap. It is fillable from ground level and has a protective shield to keep debris out of the fill neck.

 

Model

Diesel

DEF

9370R

1211 L (320 gal.)83 L (22 gal.)

9420R

1211 L (320 gal.)83 L (22 gal.)

9470R

1211 L (320 gal.)83 L (22 gal.)

9520R

1514 L (400 gal.)83 L (22 gal.)

9570R

1514 L (400 gal.)83 L (22 gal.)

9620R

1514 L (400 gal.)83 L (22 gal.)

 

Fuel tank on the left side of 9RTFuel tank on the left side of 9RT

The 9RT fuel tank is located in the same position as the previous 9RT model, on the left-hand main platform.

The 9RT Series Tractors all feature a DEF tank capacity of 83 L (22 gal.). The fill location is near the diesel fill location.

 

Model

Diesel

DEF

9470RT

1325 L (350 gal.)83 L (22 gal.)

9520RT

1325 L (350 gal.)83 L (22 gal.)

9570RT

1325 L (350 gal.)83 L (22 gal.)

 

DEF tankDEF tank

Model

Diesel

DEF

9470RX

1514 L (400 gal.)83 L (22 gal.)

9520RX

1514 L (400 gal.)83 L (22 gal.)

9570RX

1514 L (400 gal.)83 L (22 gal.)

9620RX

1514 L (400 gal.)83 L (22 gal.)



NOTE:

  • John Deere supports the usage of bio diesel. Bio diesel should meet ASTM D6751 (US) or EN 14214 (European) fuel quality standards.
  • Tractors receive fuel containing a 2 percent bio-diesel blend at the factory.
  • Acceptable blend levels may vary by geographic region.
  • Diesel exhaust fluid will freeze when exposed for longer than three hours to conditions below -11°C (12.2° F).

For more information about the use of bio-diesel in John Deere engines, refer to www.JohnDeere.com/biodiesel.


Severe-duty water separator, if equipped

The severe-duty water separator can extend service intervals and helps to protect the tractor’s fuel system from damage associated with lower-quality fuel.

Simply open the drain valve on the bottom of the separator and drain accumulated water.

NOTE: Cummins® QSX 15 L (915.4-cu in.) engines cannot be equipped with a severe-duty water separator; however, the fuel filter has separating capabilities like the primary filter on John Deere Power System engines.

 

Engine access
Engine access on 9RXEngine access on 9RX

The tilt hood and side panel design provides additional engine compartment protection. The 9R, 9RT, and 9RX hoods feature the same design for access to engine components.
 
Pull out the hood release (located on the front, left side) and tilt hood back to open. Engine side panels are quickly and easily removed for access to periodic maintenance items.

Removing side engine panelRemoving side engine panel
Transmission, hydraulic, and axle oil level
Sight gauge on 9R and 9RXSight gauge on 9R and 9RX
Sight gauge on 9RTSight gauge on 9RT

A sight glass for the transmission, hydraulic, and axle oil level is located at the back right side of the gudgeon, indicating proper oil levels, and an oil fill neck is located on the back right side of the gudgeon for the 9R and 9RX Series Tractor. The oil fill is located on the top of the common reservoir on the left side of the 9RT Series Tractor and a fill tube is located between the steps and engine of the tractor.

  • Provides increased filter capacity compared to previous 9R and 9RT Series Tractors
  • Transmission, hydraulic, and axle oil should be changed every 1500 hours
  • Filter should be changed every 1500 hours unless filter restriction code occurs
  • Daily and 10-hour inspections of the transmission hydraulic oil level are recommended

NOTE: The tractor should be off and parked on level ground with the hitch in the lowered position when checking the oil level.

  • Sight glass observations will be significantly higher with hot oil temperatures and lower with cold oil or if engine has not run long enough.

 
NOTE: Oil level above the top mark on the sight glass can result in power loss and heat generation during transport applications.

Primary air filter access
Primary engine air filter inspectionPrimary engine air filter inspection

On the 9R and 9RX, the primary engine air filter is accessible from the left-hand platform for replacement annually or as operating conditions require. The filter is aspirated and extends filter life in dusty conditions by aspirating more than 95 percent of incoming dust. Aspirator suction is created by utilizing the air flow from the cooling fan.

 

On the 9RT, the primary engine air filter is located at ground level on right side of tractor.

Oil change intervals
Engine oil check/fill locationEngine oil check/fill location

Tractors with the 9.0L (549.2-cu in.) and 13.5L (823.2-cu in.) John Deere Power Systems engines feature a 500-hour change interval when using approved John Deere Plus-50™ II oil and a John Deere oil filter.

Tractors equipped with the Cummins QSX 15-L (915.4-cu in.) engine have a 400-hour engine oil and oil filter change interval.

  • Previous initial oil and filter change at 100 hours is no longer required due to the factory fill of Break-In™ Plus oil.
  • If using anything other than John Deere Plus-50 II oil, a 250-hour change interval is required.  CJ-4 must still be used.
  • Only use ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel and CJ-4, ACEA E9, or ACEA E6 oil.
  • An oil change of 500 hours is possible when using fuel with less than 15 parts per million (ppm) of sulfur, along with John Deere Plus-50 II oil.

See the tractor's operator's manual for oil change intervals and further details.

Battery access
Battery location on 9R and 9RXBattery location on 9R and 9RX
Battery location on 9RTBattery location on 9RT

The 9R and 9RX battery location is behind the left-hand step assembly. There are three bolts that secure the swinging step assembly that need to be removed to completely access the batteries. The 9RT top step of the platform conceals the tractor’s three 12-V batteries 2775 (3-925CCA). Tractors with the Cummins QSX15 engine will have four 12-V batteries in the same location as tractors equipped with John Deere Power System engines.

Although the batteries are maintenance free, conditions such as long periods of operation at high ambient temperatures and excessive engine cranking may require adding water.

Battery boost terminal
Battery boost terminalBattery boost terminal

On the 9R and 9RX, a battery boost terminal is located on the left-hand side of the engine for convenient and proper boost assisted starting.

Fuse and relay panel
Fuse and relay panelFuse and relay panel

The electrical fuse and relay panel is located behind the operator’s seat and just below the cab's rear window. Simply lift up on the operator manual cover for access.

  • Contains easy-to-replace automotive blade-type fuses and relays for quick servicing.
  • Spare fuses are provided for each amperage size used.

The diode module contains many of the diodes contained in the system:

  • If a diode problem occurs, simply replace the diode module for easy service and increased uptime.
  • Relays are also fully interchangeable for quick service.

 

Electrical system (smart load center) 

The electrical system provides a full controller area network (CAN) bus based system on the tractor for improved tractor implement integration and flexibility. Incorporated with the system is a smart load center, which provides fewer fuses, fewer connectors, and simplified wiring for increased reliability.
 
The solid-state load center’s primary function is to control the majority of high-current loads, such as fender floodlights and the horn. This electronic circuitry will monitor loads and voltages to provide fast reaction time and the ability to alert the operator if a circuit overloads or if voltage is out of specification – for example, open circuit (undercurrent) or short circuit (overcurrent).

Cab air filters
Cab fresh air filter inspectionCab fresh air filter inspection
Cab recirculation filterCab recirculation filter

The cab fresh air filter is conveniently located beneath the left side of the cab for all 9 Family products:

  • External service means no mess in the cab from dusty filters
  • Filter housing acts as a dust accumulator compartment
  • Hand screw eliminates need for tools
  • Replace cab fresh air filter every 1000 hours or sooner if plugged or damaged

Cab air recirculation filter

 

Cab air recirculation filter is located in the roof liner above the operator. 70 percent of the total air volume is recirculated with a blanket effect for enhanced operator comfort.

  • Replace cab air recirculation filter every 1000 hours or sooner if plugged or damaged. 

Cab air filters are not designed to filter out harmful chemicals. Follow the instructions in the implement operator’s manual and those given by the chemical manufacturer when using agricultural chemicals.

Windshield washer
Windshield washer bottle on 9R and 9RXWindshield washer bottle on 9R and 9RX

The windshield washer bottle is optional on 9R and 9RX Tractors and is located on the left side of the tractor near the DEF fill point. On 9RT Tractors, it is located on the right-side frame.

Maintenance-free U-joint

Maintenance-free U-joint bearings require no servicing to reduce maintenance time.

Toolbox
Toolbox for 9R, 9RT and 9RXToolbox for 9R, 9RT and 9RX

A convenient toolbox is located on the left-hand side of the front frame for tool storage and comes standard on all 9R, 9RT, and 9RX Series Tractors.

9R and 9RX Series Tractors have an additional storage box conveniently located on top the left-hand platform.

The 9RT has an additional toolbox conveniently located next to the left side of the batteries for additional storage.

Cummins is a trademark of Cummins, Inc.

9RX Tractor narrow undercarriage recommended transport speed

9RX Series Tractors equipped with 45.7-cm (18-in.) and 61-cm (24-in.) tracks feature a maximum speed of 42 km/h (26 mph).

 

9RX Series Tractors equipped with 45.7-cm (18-in.) or 61-cm (24-in.) tracks are advised to reduce ground speed based on axle load. 9RX Series Tractors equipped with 45.7-cm (18-in.) tracks will have a top speed set at the factory of 31 km/h (19 mph). Maximum speed may be adjusted up to 42 km/h (26 mph) upon review of the transport speed recommendations in the Operator’s Manual.

 

The speed reduction allows the undercarriage components and tracks to dissipate heat buildup caused by the higher axle loads, reducing undercarriage component and track damage. Increasing mid-roller surface area will increase the undercarriage ability to dissipate heat.

 

Narrow undercarriage with 45.7-cm (18-in.) tracks feature a narrower mid-roller matched to track width. This results in a smaller mid-roller surface area than 61-cm (24-in.) tracks, which are also matched to track width.

 

Producers who desire a 9RX machine for row-crop work and who also transport long distances with high axle loads should understand the limitations of the 45.7-cm (18-in.) and 61-cm (24-in.) tracks. 61-cm (24-in.) tracks with a greater mid-roller surface area will provide greater undercarriage and machine performance in transport while maintaining the ability to perform row-crop work. Comparing the transport speed recommendations for 45.7-cm (18-in.) and 61-cm (24-in.) tracks, the speed reduction is higher for 45.7-cm (18-in.) tracks for the same axle load.

 

9RX Series Tractors with a wide undercarriage and 76.2-cm (30-in.) or 91.4-cm (36-in.) tracks do not feature a speed reduction with increased axle load.

9RX in transport9RX in transport

9RX Series Tractor owners and operators need to be aware of axle loads and the recommended speed. The operator’s manual for both the machine and implement will have information on advised transport speeds. 9RX Series Tractors equipped with narrow undercarriage will also feature an in-cab window decal and reference card stored in the armrest for quick guidance on recommended transport speed based on axle load. Many implements may have a lower recommended transport speed than the tractor,; it is always advised to follow the lowest recommended transport speed.

Maximum transport speed with axle weightMaximum transport speed with axle weight
Window decal
Window decal
Single axle weight18 inch track max.24 inch track max.
(kg)(lbs)km/hmphkm/hmph
Tractor42264226
15,90035,00034214226
20,40045,00026163723
24,90055,00021133220
Speed increments
1 mph increment
Single axle weight18 inch track max.Single axle weight24 inch track max.
(kg)(lbs)km/hmph(kg)(lbs)km/hmph
14,50032,000422616,80037,0004226
15,00033,000372318,10040,0004025
15,40034,000352219,50043,0003924
15,90035,000342120,90046,0003723
16,30036,000322022,20049,0003522
17,20038,000311923,60052,0003421
18,10040,000291824,90055,0003220
19,50043,000271727,20060,0003119
20,90046,0002616    
22,20049,0002415    
23,60052,0002314    
25,40056,0002113    
27,20060,0001912    

 

 

Implement speed recommendations
Application ImplementPayloadTotal tractorRear axle load (lbs)Front axle load (lbs)18 inch (mph)24 inch (mph)
Other60' 2410C applicator40061,40030,00032,0002626
Primary Tillage9 shank 2720 (without rolling baskets)50061,50030,00032,0002626
Primary Tillage11 shank 2730 (gangs, without rolling baskets)48461,48430,00032,0002626
Secondary Tillage45' 2210LL cultivator110062,10031,00031,0002626
Secondary Tillage40' 2623 VT180062,80032,00031,0002626
Other60' 2510L 2400 gal (empty)360864,60834,00030,0002226
Other1100 bu grain cart empty (Kinze 1100)395064,95035,00030,0002126
Secondary Tillage45' 2310 mulch finisher420065,20035,00030,0002126
Other1500 bu grain cart empty (Brent Avalanche 1596)380064,80035,00030,0002126
Other1000 bu grain cart loaded (Brent 1082)471065,71036,00030,0002026
Other1500 bu grain cart empty (Kinze 1500)525066,25037,00030,0001926
Other1500 bu grain cart empty (Brent Avalanche 1596)550066,5037,00030,0001926
Other1100 bu grain cart loaded (Kinze 1100)628067,28038,00029,0001925
Other1100 bu grain cart loaded (Kinze 1500)738068,38039,00029,0001825
PlantersDB60 47R15 CCS834069,34041,00029,0001724
PlantersDB90 Planter12,30073,30046,00027,0001623
Planters1775NT 24R drawbar (need to verify)13,00074,00047,00027,0001522
PlantersDB120 Planter17,60078,60054,00025,0001320
OtherHitch load15,00076,00054,00022,0001320

 

NOTE: Example implements are for reference and direction only. Weigh the tractor and the amount of weight on the axle to determine the final recommended speed. Weights of implements will vary due to different configurations available between tractor and implement. Never exceed the maximum speed recommendation of any implement.

For producers who wish to limit vehicle top speed, transmission settings can be adjusted on the CommandARM™ display or user profiles can be established which locks out the ability to change vehicle top speed by the operator unless they enter the PIN.

304.8-cm (120-in.) track spacing for 9RX Series Tractors with 76.2-cm and 91.4-cm (30-in. and 36-in.) tracks

Beginning with model year 2019 production, 9RX Series Tractors equipped with 76.2-cm (30-in.) and 91.4-cm (36-in.) tracks can be equipped with industry-exclusive, factory-installed track spacing set at 304.8-cm (120-in.).

 

9RX Series Tractors equipped with 304.8-cm (120-in.) track spacing provide increased stability, allow producers to operate on 304.8-cm (120-in.) centers for controlled traffic farming, and provide improved track-to-frame clearance for better access to the undercarriage for serviceability and material cleanout. John Deere is the first and only tractor manufacturer to offer a 304.8-cm (120-in.) track spacing option on four-track tractors with 76.2-cm (30-in.) and 91.4-cm (36-in.) tracks up to 462.3 kW (620 hp).

9RX with 76.2 cm (30 in.) tracks and 304.8-cm (120-in.) track spacing9RX with 76.2 cm (30 in.) tracks and 304.8-cm (120-in.) track spacing

9RX Series Tractors with 304.8-cm (120-in.) track spacing increase space between the undercarriage and chassis to provide more space for performing daily and routine maintenance tasks.

Performing routine maintenance tasksPerforming routine maintenance tasks

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Engine specifications
Description John Deere PowerTech™ PSS 13.5L (B20 diesel compatible)
Engine type Diesel, in-line, 6-cylinder, wet-sleeve cylinder liners with 4 valves-in-head
Engine family JJDXL13.5310
Rated speed 2,100 rpm
Aspiration Dual series turbocharger with fixed geometry first stage-variable geometry second stage - air-to-air aftercooling and cooled exhaust gas recirculation
Cylinders liners
Emission level Final Tier 4
After treatment type DOC/DPF/SCR
Displacement 13.5 L
824 cu in.
Engine performance
Rated power 309 kW
420 hp
Rated PTO power (hp SAE) At 2,100 engine rpm: 249 kW
335 hp
Power boost (available in transport and/or mobile PTO applications) 10 percent
Engine peak torque At 1,600 rpm: 1,938 Nm
380 lb-ft
PTO torque rise 38 percent
Transmission
Type Standard: John Deere e18™ 18-speed PowerShift with Efficiency Manager™: 40 km/h
25 mph
Reverser
Clutch; wet/dry
Creeper
Hydraulic system
Type Closed-center, pressure/flow compensated
Pump rated output Standard: 220 L/min
58 gpm
Optional: 435 L/min
115 gpm
Available flow at a single rear SCV 0.5 in. couplers: 132 L/min
35 gpm
Available flow at front SCVs
Number of rear selective control valves (SCVs) Standard: ISO Couplers: 4-6
Optional: ISO Couplers: 7-8 (field installed)
Number of mid selective control valves (SCVs)
Number of front selective control valves (SCVs)
Joystick SCV control
SCV control Electronic
Rear hitch
Hitch draft control load sense type
Remote control valves available
Hitch category (SAE designation) Category 4N/3: 6,804 kg
15,000 lb
Category 4N/3: 9,072 kg
20,000 lb
Category 4N/4: 6,804 kg
Category 4N/4: 9,072 kg
Maximum lift capacity behind lift points Category 4N/4: 9,072 kg
20,000 lb
Sensing type Electrohydraulic with draft sensing
Rear axle differential lock
Drawbar
Drawbar category Standard: Category 5
Optional: Category 5 with heavy duty support
Category 4 conversion kit
Maximum vertical load Standard: 5,440 kg
12,000 lb
Rear power take-off (PTO)
Type Independent
44 mm (1.75 in.) 20-spline, 1,000 rpm
Engine rpm (at rated PTO speeds)
PTO actuation
Front hitch
Category
Electric power
Standard lift capacity
Front power take-off (PTO)
PTO speed
Rear axle
Type
Final drive type Bull gear and double idler with floating pinion
Differential controls
Axle type
Brakes, type and control
Rear differential lock Full-locking electrohydraulic
Front axle
Type
Front axle differential lock Full-locking electrohydraulic
Standard Tires
Front Tracks: 457 mm
18 in.
Tracks: 609 mm
24 in.
Rear Tracks: 457 mm
18 in.
Tracks: 609 mm
24 in.
Wheel tread range NArrow undercarriage: 2032 mm
80 in.
2235 mm
88 in.
3048 mm
120 in.
Turning radius with brakes
Turning radius without brakes 6,400 mm
21 ft
Steering
Type Standard: Hydraulic power-steering
Optional: ActiveCommand™ Steering (ACS)
Electrical system
Alternator size Standard: 200 amp
Optional: 240 amp
Battery options 12 V
Total cold cranking amps 925 CCA
Operator station
Rollover protective structure, OOS

Seat ComfortCommand™
Cab suspension Standard
Instructional seat Standard
Display Standard: 4100 Generation 4 CommandCenter™ with 7 in. display
Optional: 4600 Generation 4 CommandCenter™ with 10 in. display
Radio Standard: AM/FM stereo with weatherband, remote controls, auxiliary input jack, four speakers and external antenna
Inner cab volume 3.597 m3
127 cu ft
dB(A) rating
Cab glass area 6.52 m2
70.18 sq ft
Dimensions
Wheelbase 4,128 mm
162.5 in.
Overall length Excluding hitch: 7,637 mm
300.7 in.
Including hitch and coupler: 8,217 mm
323.5 in.
Drawbar clearance 403 mm
15.9 in.
Front axle center
Approximate shipping wheight, Open;Cab 24,494 kg
54,000 lb
Weight
Base machine weight

24,494 kg
54,000 lb
Maximum ballast level 28,122 kg
62,000 lb
Maximum permissible weight
Capacities
Crankcase oil volume 48 L
12.7 U.S. gal.
Fuel tank 1,514 L
400 U.S. gal.
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank 83 L
22 U.S. gal.
Cooling system 56.5 L
14.9 U.S. gal.
Transmission-hydraulic system With 3-point hitch and PTO: 227 L
60 U.S. gal.
Without 3-point hitch and PTO: 220 L
58 U.S. gal.
Serviceability
Interval for engine oil change 400 hours
Interval for hydraulic/transmission oil change 1,500 hours
Interval for engine coolant change 6,000 hours
Loaders
Loader
Lift capacity at full height
Maximum lift height
Precision AG
Guidance AutoTrac™ Ready
Telematic Available with JDLink™ hardware, activations, and Ethernet Harnesses (availability dependent upon destination)
Remote diagnostics Available with activated JDLink hardware and activations
Miscellaneous
Country of manufacture USA
Additional information
Date collected 23-May-17
Key Specs
Base machine weight
Engine description
Engine displacement
Hydraulic pump rated output
Hydraulic system type
Rated PTO power (hp SAE)
Rated engine power
Rear hitch category (SAE designation)
Transmission type