John Deere introduces two tractor models for the horticulture market

Photo credit: John Deere

John Deere has rolled out the 6120EH and the 6155MH tractor models, each with its own best-fit with high-value crop production.

The 6155MH features a rear drop axle and more drawbar clearance for high clearance in-field, a creeper transmission to match worker speed and tractor speed, and more for what John Deere calls a competitive price.

The 6155MH (Photo supplied)

“The 6155MH is ideal for growers of high-value crops,” says Dennis Ogle, marketing manager for John Deere. “It’s especially effective for field operations such as cultivating, harrowing or spraying, or for pulling harvest trailers.”

The 6120EH tractor also features high clearance and is designed for low-speed applications. The creeper transmission matches field speed needed for harvesting crews.

“High-value crop production requires the ability to pull implements and conduct harvesting operations over rows of varying widths without damaging the crop,” adds Ogle. “The 6120EH provides up to 30 inches of drawbar ground clearance to avoid damaging the plant or roots during applications such as cultivating, spraying, transplanting and harvest.”

In addition, specialty operations that include vegetables and fruit farms demand extra-slow tractor speeds that traditional transmissions may not be able to attain. The creeper transmission allows for speeds as low as .14 mph to accommodate hand harvesting operations.

The 6120EH is available with multiple tread spacings of 72, 76, 80 or 84 inches, an LED lighting package, and precision ag components.

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