2018 John Deere Classic
2018 John Deere Classic For 2018, the John Deere 4 series consists of four tractors, the 49-HP 4049M, the 66-HP-4066M, the 49-HP-4049R and the 66-hp-4066R. As with other John Deere series, tractors with the “r ” suffix are deluxe models, while those that are wearing the “M ” or “e ” suffixes come with slightly less treats. This also applies to the 4-series, although one of the major differences is that the M-tractors are open-station models, while the R-tractors are available with or without cabin.
Power for 4-series machines comes from Yanmar four-cylinder diesel displace 2.0 L for 4049 tractors and 2.1 L for 4066 models. These engines are turbochargers and use common rail injection (CRS), an electronic ECU, diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) technology together with a diesel particulate filter (DPF) to achieve a reduced operator sound level, Maximum fuel efficiency and EPA Final Tier 4 (FT4) emission conformity. No Diesel exhaust Fluids (DEF) are required. For the 4066R, the rated power is 2600 rpm and 65 gross and 54 power start (PTO). Torque output is rated at 131.3 lb-ft.
Two gearboxes are available for M tractors, a 12f/12R PowrReverser, which enables clutch-free change of direction and a hydrostatic three-section unit. R tractors are only driven by EHydro. EHydro gears come with all the treats. These include: SpeedMatch, which has a desired maximum driving speed and is ideal for sprayers or tilling applications; LoadMatch that prevents stalling under heavy loads by reducing drive speed to compensate load while still allowing the drooping control, so PTO applications can maintain desired PTO speed; MotionMatch, which adapts the HST reaction reaction with seven settings; EThrottle, which increases or decreases the engine speed to HST pedal position without having to lift the gas; and electronic cruise that is automotive-like with set/-and RES/+ keys.
Hydraulics are provided by an open center dual-gear pump arrangement, the 5.7 gpm sends the power steering and 10.2 gpm to implement the demand (15.9 total). Position control is standard, so that an implementation can be returned exactly to a predetermined height, with the system supporting up to three back-side remote controls (optional). The normal PTO speed (540 RPM) is 2400 engine speed. Decide on the field-install 540E PTO (actuated by a lever behind the seat) and RPM drops 70% so 540 PTO comes at about 1758 engine speed. Fuel savings can be up to 30% with 540E. Hydro Oil service interval is spent at 1200 hours when using Hy-Gard liquids. Filter change and system top-off is still recommended at 400 hours.
Cat three phases snowflake (3PH) has been praised for removal of 2,520 panels Packett : standard in the industry of 24 “after the league of weapons. John Deere supports the comparison of apples Apple also defines lifting force in connection extremes (3,130) : Packett. Links low telescopic ends were an option. R tractors come with HitchAssist, which allows the operator to remove the tractor before/backed up while stood behind the tractor. The right Fender has two buttons, one for activation HitchAssist and the other direction. An alarm will sound while the tractor. Also, attaching an easy implementation, support the clutch controls in fender camp la which and mitigate the low connecting weapons 3PH from behind the tractor. 3 Final PH control, real downforce is available as an option. I think that after the prompt dump hole much easier.
Climb into the premium ComfortGard cab and you will find a near flat, rubber insulated platform (there is a small transmission hump in the middle) with plenty of foot space for even the biggest feet. Split-Brakes are positioned to the left and twin side-by-side-HST pedals on the right side. And if you thought with all the electronics there would be a variety of jumbo jet controls, there is no. The left Fender console contains a large storage compartment and a cup holder. The right includes the joystick, the 3PH position control, the remote controls, if so equipped, electro-hydraulic PTO ON/off switch and 12v outlet. The dashboard has a tilting wheel, throttle lever, key switch, electronic dashboard display with large speedometers, and the EHydro control pod. A ratchet-style parking brake is also a nice feature.
The standard seat has a scissor suspension system that is designed for the operating weight of 115-275 lbs and can swivel up to 15 degrees either way. There is plenty of seat travel range fore/aft. Opt-up for the air suspension seat and lose the seat swivel, but gain big-tractor comfort. Weight range extends to 330 lbs. CAB has a DBA rating of 78. The Integrated electronic junction box has switched and UN-switching capabilities, so adding electronic devices is that much easier and more convenient.
John Deere adapts its D180 loader to the 4066R. The D180 is available as a mechanical self-leveling with a lifting height of 2,213 lbs up to a maximum height of 110 “or 2,539 lbs at the same height in the non-self-leveling guise. A 4-in-1 bucket is one of the many options. For prospective customers who need a backhoe loader, John Deere meets his model 485A the 4066R. The 485A has an 8 ′-6 “Dig depth with a dig force of up to 3,700 lbs.
2018 John Deere Classic
The 4066R weighs 4,675 lbs and rides on a 73 “wheelbase. Disc standoffs are available for extra stability for extra harsh conditions. Turn radius is 9.19 ‘ with brakes applied and 9.84 ‘ without. The Grovetown, Ga. Manufactured 4066R carries 13.8 gallons on board fuel and carries an EIA of $48,682 with 10-16.5 R4 (industrial) front and 17.5 lx24 rear tires (including rear wiper and two work lights).
So what are the M models giving up to the R models except the premium ComfortGard cab? Not a long list, however, Fender controls and HitchAssist are no longer available. and the D180 loader is replaced by the lower capacity D170 (1,760 lbs to a maximum height of 112.1 “). The deluxe swivel seat with armrests, standard work lights, tow bar, cruise also all go. And the tank will be marginal smaller (13 gallons).
For a potential buyer of a 66-horsepower cab tractor looking for first-class subtleties and ergonomics backed by a manufacturer with more than 175 years of experience, the 4600r would be worth a good test. If a taxi is not a requirement and some of the intricacies can be waived, the 4066M carries a base EIA of $35,142.