612R

Sprayer

  • 4,542 L (1,200 gal.) tank
  • Up to 40.23 m (132 ft.) boom
  • 265 kW, 9.0 L engine
  • 56.3 km/h transport speed

Features

Spray and save with See & Spray™ Select

Detect and spray weeds with See & Spray Select systemDetect and spray weeds with See & Spray Select system

When margins are tight and application windows are narrow, every dollar and every droplet need to work as hard as they can. Cover fallow fields using advanced camera and nozzle-control technology to spray only emerged weeds – all while using an average of 77% less herbicide per acre*. Reducing the amount of non-residual herbicide by 77 percent (on average) on fallow ground-only application.

 

Working in conjunction with the ExactApply™ system, See & Spray Select uses a combination of cameras and processors to detect weeds before activating only the nozzles necessary to apply a burst of herbicide to that specific weed. You’ll see:

 

  • Reduced solution use – by avoiding inefficient traditional broadcast applications and by spraying only when weeds are detected, you can reduce the applied volume of herbicide by 77 percent. 
  • Greater cost efficiency – what does a 77 percent spray volume reduction mean? Significantly lower herbicide costs, fewer tendering stops, and more acres covered in a day. 
  • Broadcast-level control – in testing, the See & Spray Select system consistently sprayed 98 percent of weeds present, giving you a level of control comparable to traditional broadcast application. See & Spray Select also offers a combined spray mode, allowing the operator to set a consistent broadcast rate from nozzle A, then set a See & Spray rate for nozzle B. The broadcast application controls smaller, newly emerged weeds, while the larger dose takes care of more mature weeds.

 

In addition, because See & Spray Select gives you high-level weed control at targeted spray cost, growers may find the savings sufficient to justify an application of a different chemistry,  while improving their ability to manage herbicide resistant weeds. Research has shown that weeds sprayed with complex tank mixes with more than two modes of action are 83 times less likely to develop herbicide resistance.

 

Run the system up to 19.3 km/h (12 mph), and the system functions from approximately 30 minutes after sunrise until 30 minutes before sunset, depending on conditions like cloud coverage, time of year, etc.

 

*In tests over 75,000 acres of fallow ground, typical weed pressure of 3,000 weeds per acre, with spray length settings of small or medium, customers experienced an average herbicide savings of 77% when compared with a traditional broadcast sprayer.

 

Cover more acres more accurately and more consistently with ExactApply™ system

Turn compensation modeTurn compensation mode
Individual nozzle control modeIndividual nozzle control mode

 

Fertilizers and crop protection products are too expensive to waste, and seed is too valuable to risk over- or under-treating. To help make sure your solution is getting to the crop at exactly the right rate and droplet size across a wider range of speeds, look to ExactApply nozzle control system.

 

The heart of the ExactApply system is a six-nozzle turret with multiple modes of operation to help maintain target rate and pressure. From the cab, operators can choose:

  • 15-Hz pulse-width modulation (PWM) pulses one solenoid for more consistent pressure and droplet size over a wider range of ground speeds and application rates.
  • 30-Hz PWM pulses both solenoids at 15 Hz for more thorough coverage during high-volume applications, like liquid fertilizer.
  • AutoSelect A/B mode automatically switches between two nozzles to maintain a constant spray pressure while you’re spraying conventionally.
  • Turn compensation mode decreases the spray rate on the inside of a turn while increasing the rate on the outside, ensuring consistent application across the entire width of the boom.
  • Individual nozzle control minimizes overlap by controlling spray application at the individual nozzle level, not in 2.4- to 3.35-m (8- to 11-ft) section widths.

 

By maintaining a target rate and pressure over a wider range of speeds, ExactApply lets you cover up to 20 more acres per hour (based on a 3.2-km/h [2-mph] increase in operating speed) with more consistent spray deposition, saving you input costs and preserving more of your crop’s yield potential.

 

ExactApply is available as a factory-installed option, or as a retrofit to 400, 600, and 4 Series Sprayer models.

Save product with pressure recirculation and product reclaim

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Pressure recirculation plumbingPressure recirculation plumbing

Quality of application is critical. Avoid settling in the plumbing by keeping solution in motion with pressure recirculation, coupled with product reclaim and boom air purge. These features save precious time, product, and expense when rinsing and priming the boom while switching solutions.

 

Cost savings

  • Pressure recirculation primes the boom versus traditional boom prime where liquid tends to be sprayed out, saving 113.6 L (30 gal.) each time. If an operator does this process 10 times a day, coupled with approximately 85.2 L (22.5 gal.) of solution savings with product reclaim one to two times per day, these two features together could save up to $600* a day.
    • *NOTE: Assumes 113.6 L (30 gal.) of residual product in the system at 93.5 L/ha (10 gal./acre) and $20 per acre 10 times per day. Please adjust the calculation to suite your operation.
  • Reclaim expensive crop protection solutions between applications or required service in the field with product reclaim.
  • Potentially reduce crop damage from residual chemical buildup.

 

Performance:

  • Experience uniform distribution of product across the boom.
  • Reduce nozzle clogging with increased agitation of product in solution system.


Keep solution in suspension in the boom and system while the machine is on and not spraying with pressure recirculation. Recirculation during rinsing removes any chemical that settled out of the suspension while spraying, resulting in higher rinse water velocity in the spray pipe. Rinse water can be recirculated multiple times to further clean spray pipes and reduce cleanout times. Boom pressure recirculation mixes the solution and primes the boom before spraying to obtain a homogenous chemical mixture throughout the solution system and up to the nozzle tip. This recirculation improves spray quality and reduces time at the start of spraying.

 

Product reclaim transfers chemical out of the boom plumbing into solution tanks to improve boom rinse functions, also reducing exposure when servicing nozzle bodies. Additionally, save on chemical cost and enable easier rinse water collection between rinses when operators are not spraying out of the boom in the field.

Greater fuel efficiency and lower cab noise with CommandDrive™ powertrain

Experience fuel saving and noise reduction with CommandDriveExperience fuel saving and noise reduction with CommandDrive

With the CommandDrive powertrain, save fuel, reduce cab noise, get improved traction in challenging conditions, and cover more acres per day. CommandDrive offers the operator an Auto Mode that automatically directs the engine to run at the lowest rpm necessary to maintain ground speed and hydraulic functions and to meet the demands of the solution system.

 

CommandDrive also allows operators to adjust the aggressiveness of acceleration and deceleration and features an Auto Idle system that reduces engine speed to 900 rpm when the machine is in park. It all adds up to:

  • 20 percent or greater fuel savings
  • More acres sprayed per day, thanks to fewer fuel stops and improved traction in rough conditions
  • Reduced in-cab noise levels by 3to 5 decibels
  • Fewer demands on the operator

 

CommandDrive is base equipment on all 408R, 410R, 412R, 612R, and 616R Sprayers, as well as 400R and 600R Dry Spinner Spreaders.

Bumps, rolls, and hills: BoomTrac™ Pro 2 system can handle it all

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Inertia measurement unit (IMU) sensor on rear of machineInertia measurement unit (IMU) sensor on rear of machine
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For the highest level of spray accuracy with less drift and reduced risk of boom damage, look to the BoomTrac Pro 2 automatic boom-height control system.

 

Thanks to the addition of an inertia-monitoring sensor that helps correct for chassis roll, BoomTrac Pro 2 offers up to 22 percent greater spray accuracy (composite score over a variety of terrains) compared to the previous BoomTrac Pro system, and a five time increase in the amount of time the boom maintains its target height, which is a real plus in rough or hilly conditions. Along with the improved accuracy and reduced drift, operators will appreciate having one less function to perform and one less thing to worry about.

 

NOTE: BoomTrac Pro 2 is required on all carbon fiber booms.

Keep operators fresh with Comfort and Convenience packages and Visibility packages

Model year 2022 Ultimate lightingModel year 2022 Ultimate lighting
Model year 2021 4 Series LED lightingModel year 2021 4 Series LED lighting

When you’re staring down a string of 2,000-acre days, your equipment isn’t all that needs to be operating at peak – your operators need to be at their best, too. That’s why John Deere put together a range of cab packages to give you just the right features to keep your operators comfortable and efficient.

 

For corner-office comfort that can help make short work of the longest days, take a look at the Ultimate Comfort and Convenience package. The heated, ventilated ActiveSeat™ II isolates the operator from up to 90 percent of vertical movement and comes in leather with massage functions. The Ultimate package also gives you a premium sound system with subwoofer, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a refrigerator, and more.

 

When the long days turn into long nights, you’ll be glad you ordered the Ultimate Visibility package. A full 360 degrees of powerful light-emitting diode (LED) cab lighting gives you a clear view all around the machine, while eight LED service lights illuminate critical service areas.

The following table gives a quick reference of what is contained in the Visibility packages.

 

 

Feature

Select Visibility package

Premium Visibility package

Ultimate Visibility package

Cab

Halogen work lights (cab roof)

Six

---

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LED work lights (cab roof)

---

Six

Six

LED beacons (cab roof)

Two

Two

Two

LED convenience lights

---

Eight

Eight

Front sunshades

X

X

X

Right-side sunshades

---

X

X

Rear sunshades

---

X

X

Front wiper

X

X

X

Right-side wiper

---

X

X

Vehicle

Halogen work lights (vehicle)

Six

---

---

Halogen hood work lights

Two

---

---

Halogen high beam (hood)

Two

---

---

Halogen low beam (hood)

Two

Two

Two

LED high beam (hood)

---

Two

Two

LED work lights (vehicle)

---

Six

Six (two of these are higher, 4400-lumen output lights)

LED hood work lights

---

Four

Four

LED beacons

One rear

One rear

One rear

Boom LED lights

---

Two

Two

Boom halogen lights

Two

---

---

Manually adjustable left-hand and right-hand boom mounted with bubble mirror

X

X

X

Manually adjustable right-hand cab

X

---

---

Electrically adjustable and heated right-hand cab

---

X

X

Manual underframe mirror

X

---

---

Electrically adjustable and heated underframe mirror

---

X

X

Additional camera ready

X

X

---

Factory-installed left-hand and right-hand side view cameras

---

---

Not available for model year 2022 machines

Integrated backup camera

X

X

X

 

Ultimate Comfort and Convenience cabUltimate Comfort and Convenience cab

In addition to the Visibility packages available, the following table gives a quick reference of what is contained in the Cab Comfort and Convenience packages.

 

 Select Comfort and Convenience packagePremium Comfort and Convenience packageUltimate Comfort and Convenience package
Cloth seatXX---
Leather seat with carpeted floor mat------X
ActiveSeat™ II------X
Heated and ventilated leather seat with massage functionality------X
Mechanical fore/aft and lumbar supportX------
Electronic controls and pneumatic lumbar support---XX
Adjustable right-hand CommandARM™ controls with integrated CommandCenter™ touchscreen displayXXX
24-degree right-hand seat swivel and 8-degree left hand seat swivelX------
24-degree right-hand seat swivel and 24-degree left-hand seat swivel---XX
AM/FM Aux and Bluetooth® wireless inputs plus two cab speakersX------
16.5-cm (6.5-in.) touchscreen radio and 6.1 speaker system with subwoofer including AM/FM Aux with Bluetooth wireless inputs---XX
Automatic temperature controls with controls located on CommandARMXXX
Footrests---XX
Business band readyXXX
Refrigerator---XX
Four USB and one 12-V outletXXX
Right-hand accessory rail---XX
120-V outlet---XX
Leather-wrapped steering wheel------X

 

Some of the features in the chart above are also available as attachments. There are also many options for mounting a variety of monitors, tablets, and phones.

 

*NOTE: Bluetooth where certification allows.

 

Bluetooth is a trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

John Deere Signature Edition: the ultimate in comfort, visibility, and technology

NOTE: Not available on sprayers ordered as dry box only.

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To make the most powerful John Deere options available in one cost-effective package, 408R through 616R Sprayer models can be ordered as John Deere Signature Edition. Marked with an exclusive badge only available on the Signature Edition, this package includes:

 

  • Ultimate Comfort and Convenience package
  • Ultimate Visibility package
  • ActiveSeat™ II equipment
  • JDLink™ 5-year subscription
  • Premium 3.0 or Automation 4.0 Activation
  • 4G LTE connectivity hardware
  • Automatic Solution Control
  • BoomTrac™ Pro 2
  • ExactApply™ system

 

Get all the top-of-the-line comfort features and technology options in one special edition: The John Deere Signature Edition.

 

For any additional mounting needs, there are part solutions available through John Deere to resolve unique mounting configuration needs.

Precision Ag Technology enables you to monitor performance and maximize productivity

Connect Mobile actual rate map and pressure map in split screen gives the operator deeper understanding of machine performanceConnect Mobile actual rate map and pressure map in split screen gives the operator deeper understanding of machine performance
Connect Mobile overview

John Deere Connect Mobile is a solution that utilizes an Apple® iPad® tablet in the cab that provides the operator a better understanding of the sprayer’s performance. Connect Mobile documents and displays several sprayer performance attributes, helping the operator monitor and more easily detect problems that can occur while spraying. Connect Mobile also has a common user interface that makes it easy to use between different pieces of John Deere equipment. Once the job is done, the iPad with the spraying data can be utilized to perform basic crop scouting activities in the field.

Spraying attributes

Monitor key performance indicators in map layers and dashboard tiles such as:

  • Actual rate
  • Rate deviation
  • Pressure
  • Ground speed
  • Droplet size
  • Target rate
  • Flow rate
  • Tank volume
  • Productivity
  • Fuel rate
In base equipment

Connect Mobile hardware is factory installed on all model year 2022 and newer 408R, 410R, 412R, 612R, 616R, 400 and 600 Series Sprayers and dry machinesas well as model year 2017 to 2021 R4030, R4038, R4045, and R4060 Sprayers, making it easy to get started with Connect Mobile.

 

Learn more about Connect Mobile in the Field and Crop Solutions section within the Precision Ag Technology product line and how it can improve the quality of a spraying job.

 

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John Deere Connected Support™ prevents downtime and efficiently resolves issues with revolutionary technology-based solutions

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When you buy John Deere equipment, you expect reliability. You also know that problems can happen, and a product is only as good as the support behind it. That’s why John Deere equipment is prepared with technology that senses potential issues and can alert you and your dealer promptly—in the cab or anywhere you are.

John Deere Connected Support is a revolutionary change to support that leverages technology and the connectivity of JDLink™ telematics to prevent downtime and resolve problems faster. These tools decrease downtime by an average of 20 percent, enabling faster responses to unexpected problems and reducing technician trips to your machine. For some issues, unplanned downtime can even be prevented altogether through prediction of the issue.

With your permission, John Deere Connected Support:

  • Keeps you running by monitoring machine health and promptly alerting you and your dealer of issues
  • Saves time by remotely viewing in-cab displays, reducing trips to the machine
  • Reduces or even eliminates technician trips to a machine through remote diagnostic and remote software reprogramming capabilities
  • Connects experts with the information needed to respond to downtime faster and prevent it altogether

With more than a decade of experience leveraging connectivity to solve problems, no one else has the experience, tools, and knowledge to keep you running as John Deere and your John Deere dealer can. Connected Support is an in-base feature on all John Deere products with factory- or field-installed JDLink.

New Leader® Dry Spinner Spreader offers maximum versatility

Get three-season flexibility from your application equipment with the New Leader DS20 or DS30 Dry Spinner Spreader.

The DS20 offers of up to 5.6-m3 (200 cu ft), or 6.6 tons, of dry fertilizer, while the DS30 bumps capacity to 8.5 m3 (300 cu ft), or 9 tons, of dry fertilizer.

Both models feature:

  • Four-hour conversion from a liquid-application setup
  • Variable-rate application ranging from 34 kg/ha (75 lb/acre) to 3 tons/acre
  • Spread width of up to 32 m (105 ft) thanks to the 1.83-m (72-in.) spinner height
  • New Leader G4 spinner technology for a consistent spread pattern and more uniform application
  • Single or dual product bins in 304 stainless or 409 painted spreader construction with #4 belt-over-chain conveyor

Dry Spinner Spreader compatibility chart

 

 

DS20 with 12.7-cm (5-in.) feedgate (not approved for ag lime)

DS20 with 28-cm (11-in.) feedgate (ag lime compatible)

DS30 with 12.7-cm (5-in.) feedgate (not approved for ag lime)

DS33

408R

X

---

---

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410R

X

---

---

---

412R

X

---

---

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612R

X

X

X

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616R

X

X

X

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400R

X

---

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600R

X

X

X

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New Leader is a trademark of Highway Equipment Company.