More Power, Performance with Scraper Specials

Staff | September 28, 2010

John Deere's line of large, high-horsepower tractors — the 9030 Series Scraper Tractors offers three models of tractors, ranging from 425 horsepower to 530 horsepower. Engineered for large-scale scraper operations they provide more power, productivity, operator comfort and cleaner burning engines that meet federal Tier III emissions standards.

The six-cylinder PowerTech Plus engines are designed with four valves per cylinder, exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and a variable geometry turbo (VGT). The result is a cleaner-burning engine delivering up to a 38 percent torque rise and a 10-percent power bulge to bring more power and performance to the ground while meeting federal Tier III emissions standards.

Meeting Cooling Requirements

The cooling package includes the patented Vari-Cool™ fan drive and cooling system. The mechanical-type fan runs at the necessary speed to meet cooling requirements of the tractor, increasing fuel efficiency and reducing power consumption. The air is also expelled up and away from the hood and away from the ground, providing less ground air flow disturbance for better job site dust control.

The 18-speed PowerShift Transmission (18-forward and 6-reverse speeds) is standard equipment on the 9030 Series Scraper Tractors and is designed with enhanced, event-based shifting logic to provide best-in-class shift quality and to accommodate increased power levels.

The main differences in the scraper special version include front and rear axle supports, larger articulation pins, two massive seven-inch tapered roller bearings in the center section, powertrain protection, high flow hydraulics, beacon, back up alarm, and heavy duty scraper drawbar support. Standard warranty for the tractor in scraper applications is two years/2,000 hours and an extended warranty is available.

Increased Operator Comfort

The operator station and cab also have been improved for increased operator comfort. The newly designed, quieter CommandView™ cab features lower sound levels and excellent visibility for all scraper activities. Even with a larger engine and cooling package, a new hood design with a relocated exhaust provides the forward visibility customers demand — a long-standing 9030 Series advantage.

The ActiveSeat™ communicates with the tractor 200 times per second to remove as much as 90 percent of vertical inputs for a smoother ride. Color-coded controls allow for easy operation of the tractors.

These scraper tractors add more productivity to the work site because of their versatility. When a 9030 Series Scraper Tractor completes work on a job site, it can be unhitched from the scraper and put to use in other pulling applications. Conventional earth moving equipment can not duplicate this flexibility.

Another industry-exclusive feature on the 9030 Series Scraper Tractors is AutoLoad™, which automates the scraper's hydraulic lift functions during the loading cycle when used with Deere scrapers. Once activated, it automatically adjusts the scraper's cutting-edge height according to draft loads of the equipment without operator intervention.

A key feature of all 9030 Series Tractors is a larger fuel tank, which gives the new tractors up to 33 percent greater on-board fuel capacity. Combined with the fuel-efficient engines, the 9030 Series Scraper Tractors stay on the job longer between refueling.