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5 Things You Need to Know about the John Deere 9R 640 horsepower (HP) Tractor

As farmers, we know that you are always aiming for bigger and better in all that you do, and when it comes to tractors, your line of thinking remains the same. While there are many good tractors on the market, nothing has left an impact like the John Deere 9R-Series.

With cutting-edge technology and the power to match, the 9R-Series is the leading tractor available in Africa and the Middle East and earned ‘The Beast’ as a fitting nickname.

Now, you can add even more power to the already fearsome horsepower capabilities of the 9R while keeping all the original specs and features, with the NEW 9R 640hp tractor.

Five Things to Know About the New 9R 640hp Tractor

1.    The Choice is Yours

When purchasing the 9R tractor, you can choose from various comfort and convenience options for the cab styling and lighting packages and select the best setup for your operation from three levelled package tiers:

  • Select
  • Premium
  • Ultimate


2.    Precision AG Technology Integration

You can feel at ease knowing the 9R comes equipped and fully integrated with Precision AG Technology to assist you when you are out in the field.

Some of these technologies include:

  • AutoTrac™ Implement Guidance (passive guidance) allows the tractor to travel off the guidance line while keeping the implement on the intended path.
  • AutoTrac™ Turn Automation allows for accurate and repeatable end-of-pass turns throughout the field.
  • AutoPath is an industry exclusive application that uses data collected from the first pass in the field to establish precise row guidance for all subsequent field passes, no matter the machine type or width of the equipment.
  • In-Field Data Sharing is another precision ag application that allows you to share maps and guidance lines and review the performance of machines working in the same field.

All integrated technology is country-specific depending on in-country requirements and prior approvals by John Deere.


3.    Unmatched Fuel Efficiency, Less Noise:

The 9R comes equipped with the JD14 Power Systems Engine built by John Deere that can reach up to 640 rated horsepower. This engine is 3% more fuel-efficient than the previous model with a 13.5-litre engine and has a 50% reduction in noise, and with reduced maintenance costs, it will ensure that you optimise time spent out in the fields.


4.    Boosted Ballast Capacity:

When purchasing the 9R tractor, you can rest assured that it comes equipped with boosted Ballast capacity to accommodate our powerful 640hp JD14 Power Systems Engines.

The boosted ballast capacity increases the productivity of the tractor, ensures reduced slip, and increased power at the drawbar.


5.    Built-in Wheel and Four-Track Functionality

John Deere is the only manufacturer offering wheel, two-track and four-track configuration. The 9R 640hp tractor is only available in wheel and four-track articulated configuration for optimised performance and functionality.


A Few Bonus Features

Other features of the 9R include;

  • Seat Swivel, which increases the ease of viewing equipment operations.
  • All 9R models come standard with 8SCV Stack
  • E18 Transmission upgraded to increase cooling capacity and a smoother gear shifting transition.


We understand that farming is an arduous and time-consuming process. We want to make your life easier and give you the best possible tools and machinery to complete your operations and reap the rewards of a successful harvest.

The 9R 640 tractor is the best and biggest tractor in its class on the market across the African continent, and there is simply no better machine for the job. As a bonus, we at John Deere offer you our proven and reliable Dealer network that supports farmers who use our machines to decrease potential downtime and help you achieve success.

Why delay your progress? Order your 640hp 9R tractor from May 2022; contact or visit your nearest John Deere Dealer for more information.