John Deere Updated 6030 Series
John Deere 6534. Photo source John Deere
John Deere's 6030 Series tractors, which also include the 7430 and 7530 models, are being updated for 2010 to give more power and lower fuel consumption. The changes mostly involve horsepower changes to both Premium and Standard cab machines, and the 6530 model is being replaced by the new 6534 tractor from February 2010. Most of the tractors will get rated power increases of up to 5hp, while Premium models will see a similar increase in output when boosted by JD's Intelligent Power Management (IPM) system. Fuel consumption will be reduced by an average of 2-3% on Premium tractors and up to 4% on Standard models thanks to software and engine design changes.
The new Deere 6534 tractor will come in both Premium and Standard versions. This model replaces the 120hp six-cylinder 6530 tractor, and is rated at 125hp, rising to 145hp with Intelligent Power Management (IPM), which generates extra engine power for non-stationary pto and transport applications. The 6534 keeps all the other main specs of the 6530 model, including a 250-litre fuel tank and 6748kg lift capacity. The tractor will have a good power-to-weight ratio, with the long 2.65m wheelbase giving a maximum permissible weight of 9500kg.
A 24/24 PowrQuad Plus transmission with 40kph top speed is standard, but AutoQuad Plus or AutoPowr 40 or 50kph transmissions are available as options. The Tier 3 high-pressure common-rail PowerTech Plus engine on the Premium has a variable geometry turbocharger and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). The Standard engine has the same fuel injection system, but does without VGT and EGR.
The cab features optional hydraulic cab suspension (HCS). It also gets JD's CommandCenter with full colour display. For frequently used functions there are shortcut keys on the control panel giving quick and direct access for changing the settings. Prices of the new 6534 tractor will start at £55,412 for the Standard and £69,057 for the Premium models.