April 14, 2024

John Deere goes big: 9RX tractors, S7 Series combines introduced at Commodity Classic

A crowd at the recent Commodity Classic convention in Houston marvels at the model year 2025 9RX four-track tractor. With an incredible 830 horsepower option, it is John Deere’s most powerful yet.

HOUSTON — John Deere dropped the curtain — literally — on one of its largest product launches in the company’s 187-year history at the Commodity Classic in Houston.

The rollout was made at the annual meeting of the National Corn Growers Association, the American Soybean Association, the National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

Among the introductions were three new high-horsepower, four-track 9RX tractors featuring new engine and hydraulic options — including an industry-leading 830-horsepower model — new technology packages, cab updates and more.

New S7 Series combines are designed to deliver increased efficiency, game-changing automation options and improved operator experience — notably, available as an option in the ultimate package, Predictive Ground Speed Automation controls the combine’s speed based on crop height and biomass measurements taken pre-harvest from satellite scans and from on-the-go measurements made by cab-mounted cameras.

See & Spray Premium, an AI-powered weed-sensing system that activates individual spray nozzles when target weeds are detected by boom-mounted cameras, expands to model-year 2025 Hagie STS sprayers — the first time the technology will be available on equipment other than John Deere spraying systems.

“Customers are looking at ways to increase their efficiency. And a lot of those ways are getting more done in less time with more power,” said Michael Porter, go-to-market manager for the John Deere tractor line.

James Henry

James Henry

Executive Editor