Mr Steinmann, what are the most significant changes with the new 6R?
With the new 6R, we are building on the successful history of this series and taking a big step forward. Even at first glance, the tractor looks different from its predecessors. We have also added four extra models to the range to better meet specific customer requirements. And with new features such as 1-Click-Go-AutoSetup, we aim to make the operator’s job much easier. This is why we’re promoting the new 6R series with the slogan: GO SMART, DO MORE.
Let’s start with the design.
As with the 7 and 8R series, we teamed up with BMW-Design Works on the design: the tractor has a new hood with a special shape, new decals and model numbers, new mirrors and an overall new design. Inside the cab, we took out the dashboard behind the steering wheel and replaced it by a corner post display. Together with the optimized wiper this improves forward visibility.
The model range has been expanded in both the four-cylinder and six-cylinder models. What can customers expect there?
We have expanded the four-cylinder range with the 6R 140 and 6R 150 models, thus making very powerful and compact tractors with four-cylinder frames available for customers. The 6R 150 is perfect for livestock farms. With intelligent power management, it delivers a maximum of 177 hp – with a wheelbase of just 2.58 m and an empty weight of 6.5 t. The tractor is especially fun to operate when equipped with a front loader with the dynamic weighing system in combination with the new joystick. The operator does not need to stop while driving and is able to fill the mixer-wagon both more quickly and more precisely.
With a 6R 150 with front loader and dynamic weighing system, a feed mixer wagon can be filled faster and more precisely.
With the 1-Click-Go-AutoSetup feature, previously planned work automatically appears on the Gen4 display. This saves up to 90% of clicks.
The 6R 185 set a record in the PowerMix transport test with 355 g/KWh.
To improve driver visibility, the dashboard behind the steering wheel was replaced by a corner post display.
And how do things look with the 6-cylinder models?
Here we have the 6R 165 and the 6R 185. Let’s take a closer look at the 6R 185: Despite its compactness, it offers high performance and has been specially designed to meet the demands of contractors who frequently transport goods or need a lot of hydraulic power for implements.
The 6R 185 has an empty weight of 7.9 t with a wheelbase of 2.76 m, delivers a maximum of 234 hp with intelligent power management and set a record in the PowerMix transport test with 355 g/KWh. The IPM is now even smarter and now also works in hydraulic applications. This is particularly advantageous with implements like the combo baler when simultaneously baling and wrapping. According to internal benchmarks, a contractor can therefore manage 20% more bales per hour while consuming significantly less fuel.
How well are the 6R tractors prepared for precision farming?
The computer brain of the 6R has become much smarter. This can be seen, for example, in the 1-Click-Go-AutoSetup feature, which significantly simplifies the work. This function supports the operator in adjusting the tractor and implement and reduces the necessary number of clicks in the display by up to 90%. All the necessary settings, including agronomic data like field boundaries, guidance tracks and as-applied maps, can be planned in advance and sent wirelessly to the tractor.
As soon as the tractor crosses the field boundary, the saved profile is automatically available. This means that even drivers who do not regularly operate the tractor can work very precisely throughout and avoid errors. GO SMART, DO MORE.