John Deere 9RX 540 Scraper Special
PowerTech™ 13.6L (827-cu in.) engine: real world usability, not just power on paper
The muscle to handle heavy draft disks and rippers, power-hungry air seeders and planters, and large transport loads like grain carts and slurry wagons. The durable design and heavy-duty components you can depend on when you need to get in and get out. All in a Final Tier 4 (FT4) and Stage V compliant package. You get real-world power with the purpose-built 13.6L (827-cu in.) engines from John Deere Power Systems, standard in the 291 to 440 engine kW (390 to 590 engine hp) 9 Series Tractors.
We developed our newest power plant from a clean sheet of paper, starting with stronger castings, beefier bearings, and more robust internal components, all designed to meet the high demands of field operations. We replaced the fuel injectors with a high-pressure common rail (HPCR) fuel system and eliminated the diesel particulate filter (DPF) to boost to fuel efficiency and lower operation and maintenance costs. Integrated coolant and oil passages, along with a new belt-driven water pump, eliminate potential leak points and allow for a less-crowded engine compartment, improving serviceability and reducing debris accumulation.
In redesigning the engine, we also gave it:
- Hydraulic valve lash adjusters to maintain valve-lash settings during engine operation, reduce valve train noise and wear, and allow for greater fuel efficiency.
- A hydraulic fan drive for improved cooling capacity with no required maintenance.
- A new integrated wiring harness design featuring a modular layout for reduced vibration, greater reliability, and easier service and diagnostics.
- A rear gear train that integrates fully into the cast-iron block, reducing tiresome engine noise and improving the durability of the crankshaft damper.
- Combination sensors where possible, meaning fewer sensors, connectors, and wires.
- A powerful engine brake that allows operators to use the engine to control tractor and implement speeds while transporting or traveling downhill, reducing wear on the drivetrain brake components.
It all adds up to:
- 14 percent more power and 11 percent more torque
- 3 percent lower fuel consumption
- 10 percent lighter
- 27 percent reduction in mean repair time and an estimated $8,308 savings in service costs over the life of the engine
13.5L (824-cu in.) engine compared to 13.6L (827-cu in.) engine
|Feature||13.5L (824-cu in.) engine||13.6L (827-cu in.) engine|
|Fuel delivery||Electronic unit injectors (EUI)||HPCR|
|Aftertreatment||Two canisters||One canister|
|Valve lash adjustment||Manual||Automatic|
|Engine brake||Not available||Available above 402.7 kW (540 hp)|
|Wire harness||Single harness||Three short harnesses|
|Water pump||Gear driven||Belt driven|
|Gear train||Front mounted||Rear mounted|
|Fan drive||Vari-Cool™ system||Hydraulically driven|
9 Series Visibility packages let you run with confidence, dawn until dusk
Visibility is more than just lighting. It’s mirrors where you need them, shades for the blinding late-fall and early-spring sun, wipers to help keep all the glass clear, and integrated camera capability. The new 9 Series Tractors let you choose the visibility package that best suits your needs – Select, Premium, or Ultimate with 360-degree light-emitting diode (LED) lighting –so you and your operators can run with all-conditions confidence.
|Lighting||18 halogen worklights||18 LED worklights||24 LED worklights and eight LED convenience lights*|
|Mirrors||Mechanical||Electric and heated||Electric, heated, and telescoping|
|Sunshades||Front||Front, right-hand side, and rear||Front, right-hand side, and rear|
|Wipers||Front and rear||Front, right-hand side, and rear||Front, right-hand side, and rear|
|Cameras||Camera ready||Camera ready||Camera ready**|
*Convenience lights illuminate the corners of the cab for easier entry and exit.
** Starting with model year 2022, the Ultimate visibility package will be camera ready.
In the field or on the road: adjust steering ratio on-the-go with ActiveCommand Steering (ACS™)
You don’t have to compromise between pinpoint turns in the field and smooth, easy steering during transport – you can have it all with ActiveCommand Steering (ACS), available on all 9R and 9RX Tractors.
ACS lets you choose your steering ratio based on the task at hand. For precise headland maneuvers in the field, choose a tight 3.5 turns lock-to-lock. When you’re done in the field, ACS gives you a full five turns for smoother line-holding during road transport. Variable-effort resistance automatically changes with ground speed; you’ll notice a lighter touch during low-speed, in-field turns, and increased feedback at transport speeds for more comfortable, confident steering over the road. Plus, ACS works seamlessly with AutoTrac™ guidance systems and is compatible with wide and narrow section width tires as well as wide and narrow belts on 9RX models.
The end result? Reduced overall steering effort and fatigue, no drift and no backlash through the hand-wheel, all with the “connected” feel of a traditional steering column system
John Deere integrated solutions: a world of connected technology, right from the factory
John Deere makes it easy for you to access an entire suite of connected applications, all designed to help you make the most of every seed, every hour, every gallon, and every bit of machine-related information.
Each 9 Series Tractor comes standard with the John Deere StarFire™ 6000 Integrated Receiver and Generation 4 CommandCenter™ display; there’s no need for setup, installation, or initial global positioning system (GPS) calibration. Integrated AutoTrac™ assisted steering gives you accurate, scalable guidance for low-stress operation in nearly any conditions and can improve field efficiency by 10 percent or more. The 9 Series Tractors also feature standard JDLink™ telematics and users can turn on connectivity in the John Deere Operations Center for anytime, anywhere access to critical machine and field information. And every tractor comes from the factory with John Deere Connected Support™, so you and your dealer can anticipate and address critical system needs.
From here? The sky’s the limit. Choose any of our operation-specific applications to help maximize efficiency and productivity during planting, tillage, or other field activities.
*NOTE: Ordering is temporarily unavailable for the StarFire 6000 Integrated Receiver. John Deere is diligently working to resolve this issue. Please watch the Price Pages and the announcements in the Sales Manual for updates. We apologize for any inconvenience.
|StarFire 6000 Integrated Receiver||AutoTrac||JDLink|
*Available with Premium Activation 3.0
**Available with Automation Activation 4.0
Work at your best with 9 Series Comfort and Convenience packages
When you’re spending dozens of hours per week in the cab, a comfortable operating environment isn’t just an option – the right features, in the right places, let you and your operators work at your best, dawn to dusk and beyond.
The 7, 8, and 9 Series Tractors offer three Comfort and Convenience packages to fit your needs: Select, Premium, and Ultimate. But regardless of which package you choose, you’ll still get the John Deere CommandARM™ console that puts critical controls within easy reach. You’ll get all the storage space you need for drinks, meals, and other stowable items. And you’ll have plenty of outlets to keep your electronics powered.
|Comfort and Convenience packages||Select||Premium||Ultimate|
|Business band ready||X||X||X|
|Four USB and one 12-V outlet||X||X||X|
|Dual tilt column||X||X||X|
|120-V/300-W three-prong outlet||---||X||X|
|Carpeted floor mat||---||---||X|
|Leather-wrapped steering wheel||---||---||X|
Bluetooth is a trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. XM is a trademark of Sirius XM Radio Inc.
A range of hydraulic options give you the power and flexibility to take on your toughest applications
Of course, the 9 Series has the hydraulic muscle you need to push, pull, lift, and power your most demanding implements. But thanks to a range of enhancements to the hydraulic system, these tractors can provide that power at lower engine speeds, saving you fuel while still giving your implements the capacity they need. Regardless of model or configuration, the new 9 Series hydraulic system gives you:
- An increase of almost 40 percent in charge pump capacity, from 54-cc to 75-cc, to help maintain a higher flow at lower engine speeds
- A new swash plate angle sensor to monitor hydraulic flow and pressure and adjust engine speed to meet demand
- An integrated hydraulic pump, filter, and priority valve for fewer and shorter lines, reduced pressure loss, fewer flow restrictions, and an extra level of reliability
And if you depend on implements that need continuous hydraulic power, the 9 Series Tractors are available with Intelligent Power Management (IPM). Using dual pumps and advanced sensor and control technology, IPM provides additional engine and hydraulic power for high-demand applications like air seeding up and over hills or through thick, tough soil.
Add in single and dual pump options and a flexible number rear SCVs, and you can configure a powerful, fuel-efficient hydraulic system to meet the demands of your specific operation without paying for capacity you don’t need.
The new 9 Series: Easy to run, easy to maintain
When you’re trying to get a field planted before weather moves in, there’s no time to hit a scheduled maintenance interval or get smacked with an unexpected repair. That’s why we designed the 9 Series for maximum reliability and less in-season maintenance.
To start, we simplified as many systems as possible, using components common to other tractor lines and minimizing potential downtime due to parts availability. Then we eliminated as many potential pain points as possible through changes in the cooling, aftertreatment, and diagnostic systems, including:
- Replacing the fan drive system with a maintenance-free hydraulic fan drive
- Streamlining aftertreatment with a single-canister inline system that’s simpler and features fewer parts
- Improving uptime by adding better descriptions to diagnostic codes and offering predictive diagnostics through John Deere Expert Alerts
- A front-left service panel for easier access to engine oil check and fill points;
- Offering a 500-hour oil change interval on the John Deere Power Systems 13.6L (827-cu in.) Final Tier 4 (FT4) engine when using approved John Deere oil and filter (the Cummins® QSX 15-L [915-cu in.] engine has a 400-hour engine oil and filter change interval).
Cummins is a trademark of Cummins, Inc.
Tackle any terrain with a variety of undercarriage configurations
|9RX Tractor undercarriage configurations|
|Model||Narrow undercarriage||Wide undercarriage|
203.2 cm (80 in.), 223.5 cm (88 in.), or 304.8 cm (120 in.)
223.5 cm (88 in.) or 304.8 cm (120 in.)
|45.7-cm (18-in.) tracks||61-cm (24-in.) tracks||76.2-cm (30-in.) tracks||91.4-cm (36-in.) tracks|
--- Not available
John Deere offers a variety of track widths and track spacings to fit the needs of your operation. The narrow undercarriage is great for row crop applications and can be ordered with track spacings of 203.2 cm (80 in.), 223.5 cm (88 in.), or 304.8 cm (120 in.). The wide undercarriage is ideal for tillage and seeding applications and is available with 223.5-cm (88-in.) or 304.8-cm (120-in.) track spacing.
|Application||Narrow undercarriage||Wide undercarriage|
|Specialty crops in bedded rows||Best||Good|
9RX Tractors equipped with 76.2-cm (30-in.) and 91.4-cm (36-in.) tracks can be equipped with industry-exclusive, factory-installed track spacing set at 304.8-cm (120-in).
9RX Tractors equipped with 304.8-cm (120-in.) track spacing provide increased stability, allow producers to operate on 304.8-cm (120-in.) centers for controlled traffic farming, and provide improved track-to-frame clearance for better access to the undercarriage for serviceability and material cleanout. John Deere is the first and only tractor manufacturer to offer a 304.8-cm (120-in.) track spacing option on four-track tractors with 76.2-cm (30-in.) and 91.4-cm (36-in.) tracks up to 462.3 kW (620 hp).
9RX Tractors with 304.8-cm (120-in.) track spacing increase space between the undercarriage and chassis to provide more space for performing daily and routine maintenance tasks.
|Engine description||John Deere PowerTech™ 13.6L (B20 diesel compatible)|
|Engine displacement||13.6 L
827 cu in.
|Rated engine power||397 kW
|Maximum engine power||437 kW
|Rated PTO power (hp SAE)|
|Maximum PTO power|
|Transmission type||John Deere e18™ 18-speed PowerShift™ with Efficiency Manager™: 40 km/h
|Hydraulic pump rated output||Standard: 416 L/min
|Rear hitch category (SAE designation)|
|Base machine weight||25,546 kg
|Description||John Deere PowerTech 13.6L (B20 diesel compatible)|
|Engine type||Diesel, inline, 6-cylinder, wet-sleeve cylinder liners with four valves in-head|
|Rated speed||2100 rpm|
|Aspiration||Dual series turbocharger with fixed geometry first stage and wastegated second stage; air-to-air aftercooling and cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR)|
|Emission level||Final Tier 4 (FT4)|
|After treatment type||Diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC)/selective catalytic reduction (SCR)|
827 cu in.
|Rated power||397 kW
|Rated PTO power (hp SAE)|
|Maximum PTO power|
|Intelligent Power Management (IPM)|
|Power boost||10 percent|
|Maximum engine power||437 kW
|Engine peak torque||At 1600 rpm: 2492 Nm 1838 lb-ft|
|PTO torque rise||38 percent|
|Fuel injection system and control|
|Air cleaner type|
|Type||John Deere e18 18-speed PowerShift with Efficiency Manager: 40 km/h
|Type||Closed-center, pressure-and-flow compensated|
|Pump rated output||Standard: 416 L/min
|Available flow at a single rear SCV||1.9-cm (3/4-in.) couplers: 159 L/min
|Available flow at front SCVs|
|Number of rear selective control valves (SCVs)||Standard: four 1.9-cm (3/4-in.) deluxe
Optional: six 1.9-cm (3/4-in.) deluxe
|Number of mid selective control valves (SCVs)|
|Number of front selective control valves (SCVs)|
|Joystick SCV control|
|Auxiliary hydraulic features|
|Hitch draft control load sense type|
|Remote control valves available|
|Hitch category (SAE designation)|
|Maximum lift capacity behind lift points|
|Lift capacity at standard frame|
|Rear axle differential lock|
|Drawbar category||Drawbar support for short scraper drawbars|
|Maximum vertical load|
Rear power take-off (PTO)
|Engine rpm (at rated PTO speeds)|
|Economy PTO speeds|
|Reverse PTO speeds|
|Multispeed PTO option availability|
|Ground speed PTO option availability|
|Standard lift capacity|
|Front power take-off (PTO)|
|Final drive type||Bull gear and double idler with floating pinion|
|Brakes, type and control|
|Rear differential lock||Full-locking electrohydraulic|
|Type||Diameter: 120 x 3048 mm
4.72 x 120 in.
|Front axle differential lock||Full-locking electrohydraulic|
|Wheel tread range|
|Turning radius with brakes||Group 47 or Group 48 tires: 6.035 m
|Turning radius without brakes|
|Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS)|
|Drive type||Camso® 6500 Scraper Series Tracks - reinforced drive lug technology|
|Track width||762 mm
|Type||Standard: Hydraulic power steering
Optional: ActiveCommand Steering (ACS™)
|Primary brake (foot brake)|
|Front axle brakes|
|Hydraulic trailer brakes|
|Pneumatic trailer brakes|
|Alternator size||Standard: 250 amp
Optional: 330 amp
|Battery options||12 V|
|Working lights||Standard: 18 halogen
Optional: 18 or 24 LED plus 8 LED conveninence lights
|Type of bulb in headlight (Halogen, Zenon, LED)||Standard: halogen, 65 W
|Type of bulb in beacon (Halogen, Zenon, LED)|
|dB(A) rating for backup alarm|
|Total cold cranking amps||3 x 925 CCA
Total: 2775 CCA
|Rollover protective structure, OOS|
|Seat||Degree of seat swivel, left hand
25 degree (angle)
Degree of seat swivel, right hand
25 degree (angle)
|Display||Standard: Generation 4 4600 CommandCenter™: 25.4 cm
Optional: Extended monitor
|Radio||Standard: AM/FM stereo with weatherband, remote controls, auxiliary input jack, four speakers and external antenna
Optional: Touchscreen radio
|Inner cab volume||3.27 m3
115 cu ft
|Cab glass area||6.64 m2
71.47 sq ft
|Safety glass rating|
|Overall length||Excluding hitch: 8309 mm
|Drawbar clearance||311 mm
|Front axle center|
|Approximate shipping weight, Open;Cab||25,546 kg
|Base machine weight||25,546 kg
|Maximum ballast level||28,123 kg
|Maximum permissible weight|
|Crankcase oil volume||64 L
16.9 U.S. gal.
|Fuel tank||1514 L
400 U.S. gal.
|Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank||120 L
31.7 U.S. gal.
|Cooling system||56.5 L
14.9 U.S. gal.
|Transmission-hydraulic system||Without 3-point hitch and PTO: 223 L
59 U.S. gal.
|Interval for engine oil change||500 hours|
|Interval for hydraulic/transmission oil change||1500 hours|
|Interval for engine coolant change||6000 hours|
|Lift capacity at full height|
|Maximum lift height|
|Telematic||Available with JDLink™ hardware, activations, and Ethernet harnesses (availability dependent upon destination)|
|Remote diagnostics||Available with activated JDLink hardware and activations|
|CommandCenter video inputs|
|Side slope rating|
|Uphill/downhill slope rating|
|Country of manufacture||USA|
|Date collected||1 March 2021|