Deere’s 400 and 600 Sprayer Lines Focus on Comfort, Application Quality

John Deere has introduced three new 400 and two 600 Series Sprayers to its lineup, designed to improve user comfort and application quality and reduce machine downtime.  The 400 Series Sprayers includes the 408R, 410R, and 412R, while the 600 Series includes the 612R and 616R.


“Each sprayer features a new, larger cab with your choice of three comfort and convenience packages available to fit a variety of needs,” says Joel Basinger, Marketing Manager. “The 400 and 600 Series Sprayers turn technology into application quality and enhance machine uptime for customers.”

John Deere 612R Sprayer

John Deere 612R Sprayer.

Three comfort and convenience packages with new lighting options are available. The Ultimate package includes a heated, ventilated leather seat that can swivel up to 24 degrees to the left or right, plus the ActiveSeat II suspension for super-smooth ride. The Ultimate package also includes a 6.5-inch touchscreen satellite- and smartphone-ready radio, five USB ports, a 12-volt outlet, footrests, refrigerator, and dual-tilt steering column with leather-wrapped steering wheel. The cab’s optional Category IV filtration system flows continuously filtered air into the cab to help keep the operator’s station clean.

Visibility options include electrically adjustable and heated mirrors, additional cameras, and LED lighting packages to provide operators with better visibility where and when its needed.

Available John Deere AutoTrac RowSense and AutoTrac Vision keep the sprayer in the row for precise product placement, allow for increased spraying speed and help reduce operator fatigue. ISO Auxiliary Mapping enables third-party guidance monitoring. Using optional John Deere ExactApply technology, operators can control droplet size, spray pressure and individual nozzles on 400 and 600 Series Sprayers. Optional BoomTrac Pro 2 further enhances spraying accuracy by maintaining the boom’s position, even when the boom is at increased heights. Optional pressure recirculation and system air purge technology also improves job quality and simplifies cleanout while reducing product waste.

“John Deere 400 and 600 Series Sprayers maintain application quality by delivering more power to the ground when and where it’s needed, such as on hills, while using less fuel and providing a quieter work environment for the operator compared to previous models,” Basinger said.

All 400 and 600 Series Sprayers feature a John Deere PowerTech Engine and the fuel-saving CommandDrive powertrain that transfers power evenly to all four wheels when needed. CommandDrive automatically increases engine RPM when more power is required to maintain a consistent speed and spray pattern, an advantage on hilly ground. On flat terrain, Auto Mode maintains the selected ground speed and application rate at lower RPM, reducing fuel and DEF consumption.

Each 400 and 600 Series Sprayer comes with a JDLink connection, plus an integrated StarFire 6000 GPS receiver, Generation 4 CommandCenter display and AutoTrac guidance.

Once activated, JDLink will stream machine and field data to the John Deere Operations Center so owners can easily monitor and track job quality, machine location and machine hours from anywhere. Prescriptions can be set up for individual fields within the Operations Center and then pushed to the  in-cab Generation 4 display so the operator does not have to enter this information into the display. The Analyze tools within Operations Center enable end users to review field data, compare target rates with actual-applied rates, and adjust plans as needed.

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The 408R features an 800-gallon tank and a 280-hp PowerTech 6.8 L engine with a maximum field speed of up to 20 mph, and transport speed of up to 30 mph. The 410R is equipped with a 1,000-gallon tank and a 310-hp PowerTech 9.0 L engine. The 412R comes with a 1,200-gallon tank and is powered by a 326-hp PowerTech 9.0 L engine. The two largest 400 Series Sprayers can reach field speeds up to 25 mph and transport up to 35 mph.

The 612R features a 1,200-gallon tank and a 355-hp PowerTech 9.0 L engine. The largest model is the 616R equipped with a 1,600-gallon tank and a 375-hp PowerTech engine. Both 600 Series Sprayers can reach field speeds up to 25 mph and transport up to 35 mph. All 400 and 600 Series Sprayers can be equipped with 90-, 100-, or 120-foot steel booms, or 120- or 132-foot carbon-fiber spray booms.

In addition to the sprayers, there are two dry spinner applicators, the 400R and 600R. The 400R is equipped with a 200-cu. ft. dry box and a 326-hp PowerTech 9.0 L engine. The 600R comes with a 200- or 300-cu. ft. dry box and 375-hp PowerTech 9.0 L engine. Both offer the integrated StarFire receiver, Generation 4 display, and JDLink connection, plus same cab and cab and lighting packages as the sprayers.