Self-Propelled Sprayer

  • PowerTech™ 9.0 L Engine
  • Stainless Steel Tank
  • CommandView™ III Cab
  • Optional BoomTrac™ and JDLink™
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CommandDrive™ powertrain delivers improved efficiency with Auto Mode

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

Spray more acres per day at a lower cost of operation with the CommandDrive powertrain. You will see an improved system response to maintain consistent application and transport speeds in challenging conditions, while reducing overall fuel consumption and cab noise.


The CommandDrive powertrain comes in base on all R4060, R4045, R4038, and R4030 Sprayers. This powertrain has the following features:

  • Auto Mode dynamically commands engine speed depending on load requirements
  • Reduce engine speed and save up to 20 percent on fuel consumption
  • 3- to 5-decibel reduction in noise for long hours in the cab
  • Single pump flow instead of two
  • Improved traction control

Operator controls within easy reach in CommandView™ III cab with integrated GreenStar™ 4600 CommandCenter™ display

4 Series Sprayer operator station4 Series Sprayer operator station

When operators first enter the Command View III cab, they will notice that significant changes have been made. Key sprayer controls are more easily accessible to the operator on the redesigned CommandARM™ control panel and the multifunction handle has a more ergonomic fit and feel.

The multifunction handle has six reconfigurable buttons, a scroll to select speed range, and allows operators to better manage their headlands with the Headland Management System (HMS™) button. To finish out the upgrades, the GreenStar™ display has been upgraded to a faster, more user-friendly 4600 CommandCenter™ display, which allows operators to efficiently capture, manage, and transfer data.

Comfort continues to be enhanced by the ComfortCommand™ seat, which offers both fore-aft and lateral attenuation along with 15 degrees of right-hand seat swivel on all cab options. For first-class comfort, the premium cab offers a heated/ventilated leather seat and light-emitting diode (LED) cab lights.

The 4 Series Sprayers are JDLink™ telematics system capable, which enable features such as John Deere Wireless Data Transfer (WDT), Service ADVISOR™ Remote diagnostics, and Remote Display Access (RDA). These integrated solutions enable additional uptime and reduce cost of operation. All of the CommandView III cab features allow operators to run longer hours, increasing the ability to get more acres sprayed in a day.

Steel and carbon-fiber booms feature swing-link suspension for optimum stability

Make fewer passes through the field and reduce compaction, as well as time spent spraying, with John Deere booms.


All John Deere booms are more stable due to the swing link suspension, which helps translate rough areas in the field into horizontal (side-to-side) movement of the boom rather than lateral (up and down) movement. This additional stability means increased productivity as the boom now has the ability to more accurately maintain spray height above the crop, delivering a precise spray pattern. The swing link suspension also translates into uptime as the additional stability means less crop damage, resulting in less mechanical boom damage.


The enhanced design allows the boom to unfold and fold faster, getting the operators into the field quicker, and the flat fold design delivers superior transport visibility.

Automate tasks from filling station with Solution Command System

Solution Command offer push button loadingSolution Command offer push button loading
12-button keypad and micro-display12-button keypad and micro-display

4 Series Sprayers are available with the SCS and have been completely redesigned to allow quick and easy operation at the load station for all operator skill levels. The optional system allows complete automation at the load station with a 12-button keypad. The features include the following:

  • Fill station light on/off
  • Pump on/off
  • Agitation
  • Pump speed increase
  • Pump speed decrease
  • Eductor on/off
  • Master on/off
  • Automated rinse cycle
  • Visual nozzle check
  • Pull-on fill
  • Push-on fill
  • Target fill

The system also features a micro-display, providing real-time feedback on the system operations, as well as ability to select a rinse method and the ability to monitor progress during the automated rinse function. Overall, the enhanced Solution Command System increases operational performance by increasing ease of use through automation at the load station.

Load Command™ system offers unmatched loading speed

Quick loading with the Load Command systemQuick loading with the Load Command system

Load at speeds as fast as 1500 L/min (400 gpm) with the fully integrated Load Command system available for John Deere’s largest sprayer models. This highly efficient loading time allows for more spraying time or more acres per day while complementing the machine’s three-season asset-utilization value.


How it works

Load Command allows the operator to pull the sprayer up to the tender unit, couple the Load Command tender arm to the Load Command coupler on the sprayer, and receive a full 4542-L (1200-gal.) load in as fast as 3 minutes and a full 6057-L (1600-gal.) load in 4 minutes.


ModelTank sizeLoad time
R40454542 L (1200 gal.)3 minutes
R40606057 L (1600 gal.)4 minutes

Load Command dramatically reduces the fill time and the amount of operator interface time. When the system completes loading, the couplers automatically disengage from each other. This allows the operator to remain in the cab with the ability to quickly return to spraying.


By providing improved loading times, the John Deere R4045 and R4060 Sprayers with Load Command are more versatile, more productive, and will provide a better overall return on investment.


With the ability to create more spraying time, the Load Command system enables a custom applicator to achieve more value by applying products more efficiently and, in turn, generating more revenue per season.



Load Command can be ordered from the factory for R4045 and R4060 Sprayer models equipped with Auto Fill.


NOTE: Load Command and Front Fill are not compatible to be installed on the machine at the same time.


Additional information


Load Command for machines with an educator

NOTE: Does not include required nurse tender parts. Compatible with R4045 and R4060.


Load Command for machines without an educator

NOTE: Does not include required nurse tender parts. Compatible with R4045 and R4060.


Load Command tender arm and mounting structure

NOTE: Includes coupler compatible with Load Command machines, configurable mounting arm, and mounting parts for nurse arm. Order in quantities needed to obtain desired number of tender arms. Compatible with R4045 and R4060.


Load Command tender arm

NOTE: Includes coupler compatible with Load Command machines and configurable mounting arm. Order in quantities needed to obtain desired number of tender arms. Compatible with R4045 and R4060.

Direct injection system expands carrying capacity for raw chemicals

Field-installed 511-L (135-gal.) direct-injection systemField-installed 511-L (135-gal.) direct-injection system
Field-installed 889-L (235-gal.) direct-injection systemField-installed 889-L (235-gal.) direct-injection system

As solution tank mixes become more complex, operators need a better way to manage the products they are mixing in helping to reduce the risk of chemical residue. The integrated direct-injection system provides an additional carrying capacity for raw chemicals and allows injection of single, dual, or triple products directly into the boom depending on installed configuration.


MachineDirect injection
carrying capacity
Injection capability
model year 2015 and older
(serial number 10,999 and lower)
511 L (135 gal.)Inject up to two chemicals
(one high volume, one low volume)
model year 2016 and newer
(serial number 11,000 and higher)
889 L (235 gal.) Inject up to three chemicals
(two high volume, one low volume)
R4045889 L (235 gal.)Inject up to three chemicals
(two high volume, one low volume)

NOTE: Low-volume tanks and pumps must be configured with at least one high-volume tank and pump. High-volume tank and pump can be configured by itself.


Direct injection helps provide quicker changeovers and faster cleanouts while also helping to minimize the risk of using multiple chemicals. This is accomplished by allowing operators the ability to isolate higher-residual-risk chemicals in the injection system while mixing lower-risk chemicals in the solution tank.

The minimum and maximum application rates for each pump are as follows:


Direct injection pump systemHigh-rate pumpLow-rate pump
Application rate range
(minimum to maximum)
148-5900 mL/min (5-200 oz/min)29.6-1183 mL/min (1-40 oz/min)
Agitation capabilityNot available – suspension products not recommendedNot available – suspension products not recommended


NOTE: See Operator’s Manual for additional details based on boom size and speed range, and refer to Tools/Direct Inject Calculator within the ApplyPlus mobile app (download via Apple® App Store® or Google Play store).


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ExactApply™ nozzle control delivers precise application with up to 20 acres per hour of added productivity

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

John Deere’s intelligent nozzle control system ExactApply helps producers better manage drift and deliver a precise application. By maintaining target rate and pressure over a wider speed range, ExactApply can improve productivity up to 20 acres per hour*.


*NOTE: Assumes a 3.2-km/h (2-mph) average operating speed increase.


ExactApply is offered as a factory-installed option as well as a performance upgrade kit that can be added to existing 4 Series Sprayer models. 


How it works

The ExactApply system features multiple modes of operation including pulse-width modulation (PWM) and individual nozzle control:

  • 15-Hz PWM pulses one solenoid to achieve a consistent droplet size and maintain spray pressure throughout a wider range of speeds and application rates.
  • 30-Hz PWM (combined mode) pulses both solenoids in the ExactApply nozzle body at 15 Hz, providing superior coverage. Combined mode allows ExactApply to have a 25 percent increased flow over current competitive systems in the market.
  • AutoSelect A/B automatically switches between two nozzles to maintain the desired spray pressure range while spraying conventionally.
  • Turn compensation varies the rate across the boom, ensuring the desired application rate. The rate decreases on the inside of the turn to not subject crop to chemical burn, while the rate on the outside of boom increases, ensuring the crop receives the desired application rate.
  • Individual nozzle control minimizes overlap by controlling product application through individual nozzles. This reduces chemical cost and ensures the product is placed where it is needed most. In comparison, traditional nozzle control functions in 11 sections, meaning section widths vary from 2.4 to 3.35 m (8 to 11 ft), depending upon boom width.






Monitor sprayer performance in the cab

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 2017 and newer 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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Increase versatility with a DN456 Dry Spinner Spreader

Keep your machines working for you by converting them to dry nutrient applicators with the addition of a New Leader® DN456 Dry Spinner Spreader. This conversion can be completed in as little as 4 hours and involves the removal of the wet solution skid and the installation of the dry spinner spreader.


The DN456 features a carrying capacity of up 5.6 m3 (200 cu ft) or 6.6 tons of dry fertilizer (not approved for ag lime) and is capable of variable rate applications from 34 kg/ha (75 lb/acre) up to 3 ton/acre. The 1.83-m (72-in.) spinner heights allow spread width up to 32 m (105 ft) as it propels material across the pass. The New Leader G4 spinner technology provides a consistent spread pattern across the field for uniform pass to pass application.


The DN456 can be ordered with either 304 stainless-steel or 409 painted spreader material in single or dual product bin configurations with a #4 belt over chain conveyor.


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