9520R

Tractor

  • John Deere PowerTech 13.5 L engine
  • e18 PowerShift Transmission
  • CommandView III cab

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.

PSS EGRPSS EGR

PSS 9.0L and 13.5L FT4 technology

PowerTech PSS Final Tier 4 technologyPowerTech PSS Final Tier 4 technology
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.

PSS EGRPSS EGR

PSS 9.0L and 13.5L FT4 technology

PowerTech PSS Final Tier 4 technologyPowerTech PSS Final Tier 4 technology

Standard CommandView™ III cab offers unsurpassed amenities

CommandView III cabCommandView III cab

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™ with integrated controls
  • 4100 or 4600 Generation 4 CommandCenter™
  • Behind-the-seat storage
  • Left-hand storage compartment
  • Passive noise reduction system
  • Service ADVISOR™ 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)
  • Three 12-V convenience outlet (cigarette lighter style)
  • Two 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™, that are operating
  • Inside-mounted rearview mirror
  • Beverage holders sized to accommodate various containers
  • Interior lighting, including left-hand dome light, right-hand adjustable map light, and right-hand courtesy light
ComfortCommand seat
ComfortCommand seatComfortCommand seat

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 swiveled40 degrees to the right oreight 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
CommandARM controlsCommandARM controls

John Deere 9 Series 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™ speed PowerShift transmission (PST)
  • Eco mode for e18 speed PowerShift transmission (PST)
  • FieldCruise™
  • 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 pods for raise/lower and extend/retract functions.

Fingertip paddle potsFingertip paddle pots

Throttle

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

ThrottleThrottle

Tractor function controls

Located just to the right of the throttle is the AutoTrac 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.

AutoTrac resume and iTEC stripAutoTrac resume and iTEC strip

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

Seat swivel

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

Seat swivelSeat swivel
CommandCenter
Generation 4 CommandCenterGeneration 4 CommandCenter

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 accessedusing 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 GS3 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.

CommandView III cabCommandView III cab

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™ with integrated controls
  • 4100 or 4600 Generation 4 CommandCenter™
  • Behind-the-seat storage
  • Left-hand storage compartment
  • Passive noise reduction system
  • Service ADVISOR™ 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)
  • Three 12-V convenience outlet (cigarette lighter style)
  • Two 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™, that are operating
  • Inside-mounted rearview mirror
  • Beverage holders sized to accommodate various containers
  • Interior lighting, including left-hand dome light, right-hand adjustable map light, and right-hand courtesy light
ComfortCommand seat
ComfortCommand seatComfortCommand seat

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 swiveled40 degrees to the right oreight 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
CommandARM controlsCommandARM controls

John Deere 9 Series 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™ speed PowerShift transmission (PST)
  • Eco mode for e18 speed PowerShift transmission (PST)
  • FieldCruise™
  • 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 pods for raise/lower and extend/retract functions.

Fingertip paddle potsFingertip paddle pots

Throttle

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

ThrottleThrottle

Tractor function controls

Located just to the right of the throttle is the AutoTrac 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.

AutoTrac resume and iTEC stripAutoTrac resume and iTEC strip

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

Seat swivel

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

Seat swivelSeat swivel
CommandCenter
Generation 4 CommandCenterGeneration 4 CommandCenter

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 accessedusing 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 GS3 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-speedPST transmission. The e18 transmission with enhanced Efficiency Manager is standard equipment on all 9 Series 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. FullAUTO 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
Shift lever and hand throttleShift lever and hand throttle
CommandCenter™ controls
254-mm (10-in.) Generation 4 CommandCenter254-mm (10-in.) Generation 4 CommandCenter

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.

CommandCenter transmission shortcut buttonCommandCenter transmission shortcut button

Operating modes

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

Full AUTO mode
Full AUTO main pageFull AUTO main page

FullAUTO 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. Operatorscan set the maximum forward and reverse speeds for their particular applications. In fullAUTO mode the operator can adjust the desired ground speedin two ways, by conducting a traditional bump shift or by rotating the dial on the thumb wheel.

When shifting infull AUTOmode, the transmission shifts set speeds anddoes notalways 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 infull AUTO mode. As a result, shifting will not take the tractor out of Efficiency Manager infull AUTO mode.

Custom mode
e18 custom transmission pagee18 custom transmission page

Custom mode operates similar to fullAUTO mode but allows operators to adjust operating parameters to meet a specific operation. It can also 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.

Custom settings pageCustom settings page

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.

Manual mode pageManual mode page

Efficiency Manager

Set speed buttons and set speed adjusterSet speed buttons and set speed adjuster

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
e18 operatione18 operation

Setting start-up gears

The 9 Series 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.

Start-up gears in advanced settingsStart-up gears in advanced settings

9R Tractor - e18-speed chart forPowerShift 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

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

9RTand 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

The e18 transmission delivers smooth shifting and intuitive controls in a reliable 18-speedPST transmission. The e18 transmission with enhanced Efficiency Manager is standard equipment on all 9 Series 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. FullAUTO 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
Shift lever and hand throttleShift lever and hand throttle
CommandCenter™ controls
254-mm (10-in.) Generation 4 CommandCenter254-mm (10-in.) Generation 4 CommandCenter

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.

CommandCenter transmission shortcut buttonCommandCenter transmission shortcut button

Operating modes

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

Full AUTO mode
Full AUTO main pageFull AUTO main page

FullAUTO 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. Operatorscan set the maximum forward and reverse speeds for their particular applications. In fullAUTO mode the operator can adjust the desired ground speedin two ways, by conducting a traditional bump shift or by rotating the dial on the thumb wheel.

When shifting infull AUTOmode, the transmission shifts set speeds anddoes notalways 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 infull AUTO mode. As a result, shifting will not take the tractor out of Efficiency Manager infull AUTO mode.

Custom mode
e18 custom transmission pagee18 custom transmission page

Custom mode operates similar to fullAUTO mode but allows operators to adjust operating parameters to meet a specific operation. It can also 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.

Custom settings pageCustom settings page

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.

Manual mode pageManual mode page

Efficiency Manager

Set speed buttons and set speed adjusterSet speed buttons and set speed adjuster

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
e18 operatione18 operation

Setting start-up gears

The 9 Series 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.

Start-up gears in advanced settingsStart-up gears in advanced settings

9R Tractor - e18-speed chart forPowerShift 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

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

9RTand 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
JDLink DashboardJDLink Dashboard

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
Service ADVISORService ADVISOR

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 controller area network (CAN) bus statistics stored by the tractor and visible in the CommandCenter™display 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 ADVISORRemote 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.

Apple, iPhone, and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google LLC.

JDLink
JDLink DashboardJDLink Dashboard

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
Service ADVISORService ADVISOR

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 controller area network (CAN) bus statistics stored by the tractor and visible in the CommandCenter™display 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 ADVISORRemote 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.

Apple, iPhone, and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google LLC.

Power take-off (PTO), 1-3/4 1000 rpm

PTO and shieldPTO and shield

Fully independent 1000-rpm PTO is available as a factory- or field-installed option.

  • Available on all 9 FamilyAg Tractors
  • 4.45-cm (1-3/4-in.) diameter shaft

9R – When the PTO ison and ground speed is 0.5km/h (0.31 mph) or less; PTO is limited to 335 hp.

9RT – When the PTO ison and ground speed is 0.5km/h (0.31 mph) or less; PTO is limited to 329 hp.
9RX – When the PTO ison and ground speed is 0.5km/h (0.31 mph) or less; PTO is limited to 335 hp.

See the specs page for model rated PTO horsepower.

The PTO shield has three positions — neutral, up, and down. Use the neutral position when the PTO is connected and ready for use. Use the up position for added clearance when connecting the PTO shaft to the tractor. The down position is used when the PTO is not connected and extra visibility to the drawbar is desired.

Electrohydraulic PTO control

The 9 Series Tractors utilizes an electrohydraulic PTOengagement switch to activate the optional 1000-rpm PTO.

If PTO option is not installed, a storage compartment is located on the rear of the tractor.

Rear storage compartment on 9RRear storage compartment on 9R
PTO and shieldPTO and shield

Fully independent 1000-rpm PTO is available as a factory- or field-installed option.

  • Available on all 9 FamilyAg Tractors
  • 4.45-cm (1-3/4-in.) diameter shaft

9R – When the PTO ison and ground speed is 0.5km/h (0.31 mph) or less; PTO is limited to 335 hp.

9RT – When the PTO ison and ground speed is 0.5km/h (0.31 mph) or less; PTO is limited to 329 hp.
9RX – When the PTO ison and ground speed is 0.5km/h (0.31 mph) or less; PTO is limited to 335 hp.

See the specs page for model rated PTO horsepower.

The PTO shield has three positions — neutral, up, and down. Use the neutral position when the PTO is connected and ready for use. Use the up position for added clearance when connecting the PTO shaft to the tractor. The down position is used when the PTO is not connected and extra visibility to the drawbar is desired.

Electrohydraulic PTO control

The 9 Series Tractors utilizes an electrohydraulic PTOengagement switch to activate the optional 1000-rpm PTO.

If PTO option is not installed, a storage compartment is located on the rear of the tractor.

Rear storage compartment on 9RRear storage compartment on 9R

3-point hitch and CommandCenter™ controls boost productivity

3-point hitch
3-point hitch on 9RX3-point hitch on 9RX

The 9 Series Tractors are designed to maximize performance for different applications. The 9R, 9RT,and 9RX Tractors offer two different hitch options:

9420R/9420RX

9470R/9470RT/9470RX

9520R/9520RT/9520RX

9570R/9570RT/9570RX

9620R/9620RX

Category 4N/3 with quik-coupler, all axle diameters

Optional – 6804 kg (15,000 lb)

Not available

Category 4N/3 with quik-coupler, 120-mm (4.7-in.) axles required

Optional – 9072 kg (20,000 lb)

Not available

Category 4/4N with quik-coupler, all diameters axles

Optional: 6804 kg (15,000 lb)

Category 4/4N with quik-coupler,120-mm (4.7-in.) axle required

Optional: 9072 kg (20,000 lb)

CommandARM™ controls
Hitch controlsHitch controls
Field-installed 3–point hitch controls under armrest on CommandARMField-installed 3–point hitch controls under armrest on CommandARM

To help boost productivity, a field-installed kit with 3-point hitch controls can be purchased. If this option is selected, control buttons will be located on the 9 Series Tractor’s CommmandARM to access individual hitch settings. There are three buttons — set, lock, and load depth. There is also a rotary encoder that allows for finite movements of the hitch. The rotary encoder is detented, so it clicks for each movement. Additionally, hitch adjustment controls are located under the CommandARM for raise/lower rate.

Hitch load depth

The load depth feature is a useful tool designed to increase performance in tillage applications.Load depth adjustments allow the operator to make adjustments to hitch draft responsiveness.

Draft control helps maintain the operating depth in varying conditions, such as rolling terrain, and varying soil densities.

An additional feature with load depth control is the hitch slip option. Hitch slip uses wheel slip data to supplement the draft control system.If the wheels slip, the 3-point hitch lifts to allow the tractor wheels to maintain traction with the ground.Once the slip condition is no longer present, the hitch lowers to the required depth as determined by the hitch command and load depth settings.

Both of these hitch command options are easily programmable in the CommandCenter display by pressing the load depth shortcut key, followed byusing the thumbwheel and confirm key to dial in the desired settings.

Hitch, external remote control switch
3-point hitch switch on fender of 9R3-point hitch switch on fender of 9R

For added operator convenience, a 3-point hitch remote control switch is located on top of the left rear fender for 9R, 9RT, and 9RXTractors. The external remote switches enable the operator to raise and lower the 3-point hitch from behind the tractor while hooking to implements.

3-point hitch
3-point hitch on 9RX3-point hitch on 9RX

The 9 Series Tractors are designed to maximize performance for different applications. The 9R, 9RT,and 9RX Tractors offer two different hitch options:

9420R/9420RX

9470R/9470RT/9470RX

9520R/9520RT/9520RX

9570R/9570RT/9570RX

9620R/9620RX

Category 4N/3 with quik-coupler, all axle diameters

Optional – 6804 kg (15,000 lb)

Not available

Category 4N/3 with quik-coupler, 120-mm (4.7-in.) axles required

Optional – 9072 kg (20,000 lb)

Not available

Category 4/4N with quik-coupler, all diameters axles

Optional: 6804 kg (15,000 lb)

Category 4/4N with quik-coupler,120-mm (4.7-in.) axle required

Optional: 9072 kg (20,000 lb)

CommandARM™ controls
Hitch controlsHitch controls
Field-installed 3–point hitch controls under armrest on CommandARMField-installed 3–point hitch controls under armrest on CommandARM

To help boost productivity, a field-installed kit with 3-point hitch controls can be purchased. If this option is selected, control buttons will be located on the 9 Series Tractor’s CommmandARM to access individual hitch settings. There are three buttons — set, lock, and load depth. There is also a rotary encoder that allows for finite movements of the hitch. The rotary encoder is detented, so it clicks for each movement. Additionally, hitch adjustment controls are located under the CommandARM for raise/lower rate.

Hitch load depth

The load depth feature is a useful tool designed to increase performance in tillage applications.Load depth adjustments allow the operator to make adjustments to hitch draft responsiveness.

Draft control helps maintain the operating depth in varying conditions, such as rolling terrain, and varying soil densities.

An additional feature with load depth control is the hitch slip option. Hitch slip uses wheel slip data to supplement the draft control system.If the wheels slip, the 3-point hitch lifts to allow the tractor wheels to maintain traction with the ground.Once the slip condition is no longer present, the hitch lowers to the required depth as determined by the hitch command and load depth settings.

Both of these hitch command options are easily programmable in the CommandCenter display by pressing the load depth shortcut key, followed byusing the thumbwheel and confirm key to dial in the desired settings.

Hitch, external remote control switch
3-point hitch switch on fender of 9R3-point hitch switch on fender of 9R

For added operator convenience, a 3-point hitch remote control switch is located on top of the left rear fender for 9R, 9RT, and 9RXTractors. The external remote switches enable the operator to raise and lower the 3-point hitch from behind the tractor while hooking to implements.

High-flow hydraulics, 435-L/min (115-gpm) system

Dual hydraulic pump system
Selective control valve (SCV) stackSelective control valve (SCV) stack

Optional high-flow hydraulics are available on 9 Series 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 Series 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 to215 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 to215 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.
Eight-section SCV stack for high-flow requirements
Five 12.7-mm (1/2-in.) couplers (A) and three 19.1-mm (3/4-in.) couplers (B)Five 12.7-mm (1/2-in.) couplers (A) and three 19.1-mm (3/4-in.) couplers (B)

For applications requiring continuous high hydraulic flow or multiple 19.1-mm (3/4-in.) hydraulic connections, this SCV stack is designed to maximize efficiency of the hydraulic system while providing additional flow using 19.1-mm (3/4-in.) couplers. Arrangement of the 19.1-mm (3/4-in.) couplers are split between the tractor’s dual hydraulic pumps to even the hydraulic load on each pump. Increasing coupler size from 12.7 mm (1/2 in.) to 19.1 mm (3/4 in.) allows an additional 26.5 L/min (7 gpm) or 17 percent more hydraulic flow through each coupler and reduces backpressure for hydraulic functions such as dual fan motors associated with the Air Power™ 2 system equipped on John Deere C850 Air Carts. With three 19.1-mm (3/4-in.) couplers available, operators can connect to other high-demand functions such asraise/lower. The 19.1-mm (3/4-in.) couplers also allow higher fan motor speeds for high-rate applications and allow more power to the ground due to less restriction on the hydraulic system.

NOTE: This SCV configuration is available on all double-reduction) axle 9420R to 9570R Tractors with high-flow hydraulics and all 9RX Tractors with high-flow hydraulics. This eight-section SCV stack does not include hydraulic Intelligent Power Management (IPM) software.

SCV couplersSCV couplers

Connections to 12.7-mm (1/2-in.) and 19.1-mm (3/4-in.) couplers are quick and simple for operators with a split SCV stack configuration at a comfortable connection height.

SCV connections in a stack configurationSCV connections in a stack configuration
Dual hydraulic pump system
Selective control valve (SCV) stackSelective control valve (SCV) stack

Optional high-flow hydraulics are available on 9 Series 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 Series 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 to215 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 to215 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.
Eight-section SCV stack for high-flow requirements
Five 12.7-mm (1/2-in.) couplers (A) and three 19.1-mm (3/4-in.) couplers (B)Five 12.7-mm (1/2-in.) couplers (A) and three 19.1-mm (3/4-in.) couplers (B)

For applications requiring continuous high hydraulic flow or multiple 19.1-mm (3/4-in.) hydraulic connections, this SCV stack is designed to maximize efficiency of the hydraulic system while providing additional flow using 19.1-mm (3/4-in.) couplers. Arrangement of the 19.1-mm (3/4-in.) couplers are split between the tractor’s dual hydraulic pumps to even the hydraulic load on each pump. Increasing coupler size from 12.7 mm (1/2 in.) to 19.1 mm (3/4 in.) allows an additional 26.5 L/min (7 gpm) or 17 percent more hydraulic flow through each coupler and reduces backpressure for hydraulic functions such as dual fan motors associated with the Air Power™ 2 system equipped on John Deere C850 Air Carts. With three 19.1-mm (3/4-in.) couplers available, operators can connect to other high-demand functions such asraise/lower. The 19.1-mm (3/4-in.) couplers also allow higher fan motor speeds for high-rate applications and allow more power to the ground due to less restriction on the hydraulic system.

NOTE: This SCV configuration is available on all double-reduction) axle 9420R to 9570R Tractors with high-flow hydraulics and all 9RX Tractors with high-flow hydraulics. This eight-section SCV stack does not include hydraulic Intelligent Power Management (IPM) software.

SCV couplersSCV couplers

Connections to 12.7-mm (1/2-in.) and 19.1-mm (3/4-in.) couplers are quick and simple for operators with a split SCV stack configuration at a comfortable connection height.

SCV connections in a stack configurationSCV connections in a stack configuration

General maintenance