The silhouette of the R4040i Sprayer shows the benefits of locating major components to optimize weight distribution and stability. The operator sits in the natural control position, between the axles and close to the machine’s centre of gravity. He has better all-round vision, is protected from unpleasant pitching when travelling over uneven ground and enjoys the feeling of complete control – like riding a thoroughbred horse, but much more comfortable.
Operating the R4040i Sprayer could not be easier: all control interfaces are familiar to John Deere customers.
The R4040i features a mid-cab design, with the operator’s seat located behind the centerline of the front axle. This placement transfers less movement of the front suspension to the operator position, providing a smoother, safer, and more comfortable ride.
The mid-cab design allows operators to spray faster and increase productivity in a convenient working environment. In addition, the mid-cab position offers increased visibility - both at the boom while spraying and in transport mode.
Sprayers can be optionally equipped with intelligent solutions like AutoTrac™ guidance system, TerrainControl Pro or TerrainCommand Pro automatic boom controls, John Deere Section Control, and light-emitting diode (LED) lights. The machine is JDLink™ capable, which will enable features such as John Deere Wireless Data Transfer (WDT), Service ADVISOR™ Remote, and Remote Display Access (RDA). These integrated solutions align with the John Deere FarmSight™ strategy, enabling additional uptime and reduced cost of operation. With these features, operators will be able to work longer hours, increasing the ability to get more hectares sprayed in a day.
Mid-cab design offers the perfect position in late season, tall-crop application (corn and rape).
Mid-cab design offers a safe and comfortable transport position.
Weight split in transport mode (full tanks*): front axle is 58 percent and rear axle is 42 percent.
Weight split in spray mode (at 50-cm [19.7-in.] boom height, full tanks*): front axle is 42 percent and rear axle is 58 percent.
*Nominal tank volumes with water with for R4040i PowrSpray - 4000 L (1056.7 gal.) + 400 L (105.7 gal.) with 36/18-m (118/59-ft) boom
John Deere’s mid-cab design offers operators a comfortable driving position, even at high spray speeds. While driving, the mid-cab design enables a full picture of the spraying process, including an indication of the front wheel direction.
The CommandARM™ controls, including the multifunctional hydro handle, put the operator in control. The GreenStar™ 3 (GS3) 2630 Display and primary display unit (PDU) cornerpost display are available within an arm’s length and address all the important spray information in a glance. The spacious cab offers a comfortable working space by using adjustable steering wheel and seat position.
Operators station with SolutionCommand and PowrFill inductor for easy filling, mixing, spraying and rinsing
The ergonomic design of the operator’s station makes operation of SolutionCommand easy and convenient. The automated operation limits the risk of mistakes and saves valuable time by efficiently setting up the machine for the job.
SolutionCommand speeds up spraying operations with automated settings that make filling, spraying, and rinsing faster, easier, and more accurate. Continual control can be maintained from the sprayer operator’s station, or by using the GreenStar™ 3 (GS3) 2630 Display in the comfort of the cab. A non-return check valve in the filling system limits system back flow when the suction hose is removed. A smart solution prevents point-source pollution, chemical spillage, and protects the environment.
The PowrFill chemical inductor hopper, spray gun, and clothing lockers are all in easy reach. Filters and hose connections are easily accessible and stored behind covers to prevent dirt accumulation. SolutionCommand switches provide instant visibility of the switch’s position at switch panel.
The PowrFill chemical inductor is specially designed to handle large volumes in a short timeframe. A powerful injector quickly draws the crop protection chemicals to the top of the tank, limiting the risk of foaming when loading. The ergonomically-designed operator's station makes operation easy and convenient. SolutionCommand filters and hose connections are protected from dirt and are easily accessible.
Once operators get started, setup is easy. The protective clothing locker for storage of safety gear is within easy reach. The PowrFill chemical inductor hopper swings out and is ready to work at the push of a button. The design of the hopper allows easy and convenient handling of different formulations of crop protection chemicals.
The overall diameter is approximately 50 cm (19.7 in.) to handle a large number of different package sizes and shapes. Nozzles inside the hopper help prevent powders and granulates building up inside, and the stainless-steel sieve prevents clogging of the injector line. A spray gun is standard equipment to help dissolve products when needed.
When filling is completed, protective gloves can be washed using the hand rinsing water supply, the PowrFill inductor can be stowed and protective clothing stored again in the locker, ready to start spraying.
The John Deere R4040i Sprayer features the efficient and powerful PowerTech PVS 6.8-L (415-cu in.) engine (as fitted to 7 Series Tractors). Fitted with a single, variable-geometry turbocharger (VGT) and air-to-air after cooling, this engine delivers consistent power over a wide range of engine revolutions per minute (rpm) with a power bulge above rated power to provide excellent torque and transient response in demanding applications.
The John Deere full authority engine control unit monitors not only operating systems such as the high-pressure common rail (HPCR) fuel-injection to sense engine load and instantly respond to changes. It also monitors the integrated emission control system, optimizing the performance of the engine while maintaining emission compliance. John Deere R4040i and R4050i Sprayers provide ease of use, power, and efficiency in spraying applications.
FarmSight™, JDLink™, Remote Display Access (RDA), and Wireless Data Transfer (WDT) machine and process data available all the time
John Deere FarmSight provides a unique industry-leading solution that combines intelligent machinery, the latest component technology, and a dealer service package. It gives new insights into sprayer operations and the capability to optimize business performance in ways that were simply not possible in the past.
MyJohnDeere.com is John Deere’s Ag web portal. It is a platform for products and services that improve machine uptime, logistics management, and agronomic decision making, all housed in a centralized location.
MyJohnDeere.com integrates on-board systems and off-board resources in order to plan, run, and manage a producer’s operation more efficiently through the entire farming cycle. It enables producers to access tools and information making it possible to manage their land and fleet of machines more efficiently. Access to MyJohnDeere.com is possible from any internet-connected device, including a laptop, smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer.
Users log in to their MyJohnDeere.com account to access all pertinent information in a centralized location. This includes access to current applications such as JDLink, JDParts™ database, and the StellarSupport™ portal. Additionally, MyJohnDeere.com hosts new applications such as the operations center, the first place to go in order to monitor the current work status, and my equipment, which gives owners a quick overview of their machines and associated machine capabilities. One login can access all applications.
JDLink is John Deere's telematics system designed for producers and managers who desire to take their operations to the next level of productivity and efficiency. JDLink works by combining a 4G Modular Telematics Gateway (MTG) controller that collects and transmits data through cellular communication back to a host system for monitoring and analysis.
Using JDLink producers can manage their operations in near real-time without being in the cab. Using the power of JDLink, producers and managers can increase productivity, increase uptime, and reduce cost of operation. They can access JDLink from a laptop, desktop, or mobile device.
JDLink provides flexibility to users by offering two levels of subscription: JDLink Select and JDLink Ultimate.
NOTE: Mobile device compatibility and functionality varies. Contact a dealer for further details.
Keep crop protection cost under control: intelligent solutions reduce input cost and enable increased productivity. AutoTrac guides your sprayer automatically through the field. Headland Management System (HMS) steering system supports to manage the headland turn easily, Automatic section control is our solution to optimize crop protection quality and reduce on input cost. TerrainControl Pro adjusts boom tilt, boom height, and with TerrainCommand Pro Variable Geometry, to optimize spray boom position in various field circumstances. Light-emitting diode (LED) work lights illuminate the spray pattern providing the visibility you need to get the job done after dark. The spray process can be automatically documented using the GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display. All intelligent solutions collectivity working together, boost productivity and extend the available spray window. Integrated John Deere solutions can be depended on, spray task after spray task.
Nothing is more annoying than an unstable boom ride, especially in high-speed operations or spraying in hilly fields. To achieve a perfect spray distribution it’s important that the spray boom follows the contours of the field. John Deere offers the R4040i with a choice two different automatic control systems.
TerrainControl automatically controls the boom height and boom tilt, based on the selected field circumstances. To follow contours of the field TerrainControl manages the boom position by tilting the entire boom and controls the height by adjusting the parallelogram lift system. It is controlled via the GreenStar 3 2630 Display.
TerrainCommand Pro automatically controls the boom height and variable geometry, allowing the boom wings to independently follow the contours of hilly and undulating fields. The system is also setup and operated using the GreenStar 3 2630 Display.
The powerful 6.8-L (415-cu in.) PowerTech™ PVS engine feeds power to the QuadControl transmission, featuring a single hydrostatic pump, and four fully-variable wheel motors. The R4040i features permanent four-wheel drive (4WD). A cruise control function, together with reduced engine speed (1900 rpm) in transport, reduce the stress of transporting. The mid-cab design with the operator seated behind the front axle, minimizes on-road bouncing, for comfortable travel.
XtraFlex wheel suspension absorbs movements independently at each wheel to keep best contact to the road or field, limiting the movements being transferred into the sprayer main frame.
To stay in touch, the GreenStar™ 3 (GS3) 2630 Display and Modular Telematics Gateway (MTG) can be connected to the JDLink™ system for Remote Display Access (RDA) and Wireless Data Transfer (WDT).
The spray booms are cradled close to the front, held gently but firmly in position, with rollers to allow fore-aft movement that helps to limit boom wear. The side-folded booms are positioned just above the wheels, keeping the center of gravity low. The low boom transport position also reduced the possibility of damage when driving past trees and offers the operator a clear view in all directions.
290-L (76.6 gal.) fuel tank and a 20-L (5.3 gal.) diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank keeps the machine productive.
4WD with mechanical final drives for efficient power transfer to the wheels.
QuadControl transmission with cruise control functionality, electrohydraulic control, and easy speed selection using the hydro handle.
XtraFlex individual dual-strut air-spring suspension, including automatic pressure adjustment absorbs movements on field and road.
Booms cradled at the front in transport, gently but firmly, with lateral movement allowed, limit wear in transport.
Side-folded booms lower the center point of gravity in transport mode for added stability.
Mid-cab design weight split in transport mode (full tanks*): front axle is 48 percent and rear axle is 52 percent Steps for access to the platform and cab lower and rise automatically.
Wheel fenders or optional mud flaps protect the machine against dirt.
*Nominal tank volumes with water for R4040i PowrSpray - 4000 L (1056.7 gal.) + 400 L (105.7 gal.) with 36/18-m (118/59-ft) boom
A large storage box allows operators to take additional product to the field for refilling. All crop protection material is stored behind the lockable door, which allows safe storage of different types of packages. An optional filling hose enables operators to fill the sprayer at various filling points to reduce the logistic time between farm and field.
NOTE: Hauling crop protection material and filling the machine with surface water is only applicable where legally allowed.
Product storage box with lockable door.
Product storage box is easily accessed from ground level and located near PowrFill inductor and SolutionCommand panel.
9-m (29-ft), (3-in.) filling hose for filling at remote filling location.
Stainless-steel filter fitted to filling hose at filling prevents debris entering during filling.
Floater on filling hose prevents filter sinking too deep during filling.
XtraFlex independent wheel, air-ride suspension and auto, air-spring leveling systems for comfort and productivity
The auto air-spring leveling system maintains ride height to ensure 100 mm (3.9 in.) of up and down travel at all times resulting in 200 mm (7.9 in.) of total travel. Once the machine is running, the on-board air compressor automatically inflates the bags to the optimal set ride height to ensure a comfortable ride.
Benefits of the auto air-spring leveling system include:
The air suspension can be easily lowered using the two-position rotary knob on the operator's station. This will reduce the machine height and provides safety when the sprayer is being hauled on a truck or flat-bed trailer.
Inflate the air suspension for regular field or transport work and deflate the air suspension for safe transport when hauling the machine on a truck.
Spray boom solutions meet various value chain requirements providing spray accuracy and productivity
Boom stability is the key to accurate, profitable spraying. If the boom wobbles or swings, the operator reduces productivity, wasting chemicals and losing yields. John Deere’s wide-range durable steel booms have the stability and features operators need for reliable, high-precision performance – year after year.
John Deere delivers better boom stability, durability, and performance with these features:
Boom stability solutions enable performance, increase uptime, and reduce cost of operation. When the going gets tough, the pendulum construction with the anti-yaw dampening system will balance the spray boom while spraying. For hilly conditions an optional spring set is available to allow the pendulum to better follow the contours of the field.
The R4040i offers various spray boom configurations to best match farm value stream requirements.
The boom folding sections are fully electro hydraulically operated with the hydro handle using multi-functional control in the cab. Boom folding is typically smooth, due to the ball and socket bearings in the hinge points and the end-stroke dampening in the folding cylinders between the boom segments. Using the Auto Fast Fold Setting, the boom unlocks the transport lock automatically and unfolds the boom completely.
The spray boom also can be unfolded at sequential mode, first inner boom segments followed by the outer boom segments enabling the sprayer to work at half the working width. In the event the spray boom is unfolded and an obstacle comes up in the field, for example an electric pole, the R4040i offers the ability to reduce the working width asymmetrically using the multi-function lever. By pushing the button, the selected boom segment will fold in and the boom will automatically lock preventing the boom tilting to one side when folded to an asymmetric reduced working width.
Self Propelled Sprayer
|Make||John Deere PowerTech™ PVS engine|
|Peak rated power||176 kW|
|Emissions||Final Tier 4 (FT4)|
|Number of cylinders||Six|
415 cu in.
|Fuel tank capacity||290 L|
|Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank capacity||20 L|
|Capacity||Normal - 4000 L|
Maximum - 4200
|Tank material||Polyethylene, seamless-rotational moulding|
|Rinse tank capacity||400 L|
|Quick fill size||76 mm|
|Rate control make||Pressure and flow sensing with control of spraying pump speed and output|
|Automatic section control||Solution Command keypad and display|
|Chemical eductor capacity (size)||50 L|
|Boom length options||24, 28, 30, 32, 36, and 36/24 m|
78.7, 91.9, 98.4, 118.1, and 118.1/78.7 ft
|Automatic boom height||Parallelogram with hydraulic height adjustment, nitrogen accumulator, and transport lock|
|Ground height adjustment||50 to 250 cm|
19.7 to 98.4 in.
|Breakaway width||Variable, according to boom width|
|Boom sections||Number varies according to boom selection|
|Drive||Hydrostatic with single hydro pump, fully variable wheel motors and planetary final drives|
|Shifting||Electronic multifunction joystick control with stepless cruise control feature|
|Hydraulic reservoir capacity||76 L|
Total system capacity - 123 L
|Spray speed range||Steel boom - 0 to 25 km/h|
0 to 15.5 mph
Carbon fiber boom - 0 to 30 km/h
0 to 18.6 mph
|Transport speed, maximum||40 km/h|
|Suspension||XtraFlex independent strut-type with self-levelling pneumatic springs|
|Hydraulic tread adjust||Optional|
|Wheel tread spacing||Depending on tyre size and option specification - 1.87 to 2.86 m|
6.14 to 9.38 ft
|Wheel base||392.5 cm|
|Turning radius||With two-wheel steering - 9.23 m|
With four-wheel steering, 380/90 R46 tyres, and 1.87-m (6.14-ft) tread spacing - 5.32 m
|Parking brake||Automatic, with hydro handle in park position|
|Primary brakes||Primary hydrostatic with 660-mm (25.98-in.) twin-caliper service disc brake|
|Ladder raise/lower||Automatic, with in-cab manual override|
|Total weight with 120-ft boom||Steel boom (with full fuel and DEF tanks, but without driver) - 15950 kg|