John Deere 6R 165

  • John Deere FT PowerTech™ 6-cylinder engines
  • Engine HP: 182 HP Max/165 HP Rated with up to 40 additional HP (IPM)
  • New offering of 1000E PTO
  • Infinitely Variable Transmission™

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John Deere 6R 165


  • John Deere FT PowerTech™ 6-cylinder engines
  • Engine HP: 182 HP Max/165 HP Rated with up to 40 additional HP (IPM)
  • New offering of 1000E PTO
  • Infinitely Variable Transmission™

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Technology, connectivity, and automation
Operations Center

The John Deere Operations Center brings all your farm management data together in one place. Easy to understand, its integrated tools support your agronomic decision making and help you get maximum yield and consistent quality from your soil at significantly reduced input costs. Operations Center is how you turn valuable agronomic insights into smart decisions and easily define corrective actions. Other integrated tools let you create site-specific variable rate prescriptions and allow you to collaborate with agronomic advisors by granting them field-specific access rights. Documenting your work for clients also becomes a breeze with easily created, printed, and shared reports. What’s more, an Operations Center account is free to use no matter how big your operation is.

iTEC™ Pro

Intelligent Total Equipment Control integrates AutoTrac™ automatic steering and implement management systems to control tractor speed, front and rear mounted implements, and differential lock engagement, among other parameters. This allows for hands-free turns while reducing soil compaction, resulting in picture-perfect headlands and consistent crop growth.

JDLink™ system
See where your machines are and what they are doing with JDLink See where your machines are and what they are doing with JDLink

JDLink shows where machines are, what they are doing, and how they are performing. You or your dealer can remotely assist operators with machine setup and operation leveraging Remote Display Access (RDA). JDLink connectivity additionally includes Wireless Data Transfer (WDT) for seamless data exchange between the machine and the office.

  • Easily transfer data and collaborate with trusted advisors
  • Better enable data-driven decisions
  • Report work completed accurately and timely
  • Increase machine uptime with Connected Support through remote monitoring services and diagnostics
  • Get quick in-field support with RDA
  • Remotely manage machines and employees to give you insights into how they are performing
Guidance solutions

 AutoTrac ready

John Deere AutoTrac system provides a hands-free guidance solution, helping to manage in-field efficiency and greatly reducing operator fatigue. The 6R Tractor comes from the factory as AutoTrac ready, which includes the software, sensors and valves to provide an integrated solution for the producer (receiver and activation are purchased separately). This allows producers to capture the value of guidance without the installation of labor-intensive kits.  


AutoTrac Turn Automation

AutoTrac Turn Automation controls the entire headland turn and manages all tractor and implement functions, including forward speed changes and power take-off (PTO) switching. It raises or lowers the hitch or activates selective control valves (SCVs) at exactly the right time and position in the field to guarantee perfectly consistent headland crop growth.


AutoPath™ system

AutoPath automatically creates guidance lines for different width machines based on data gathered by the first pass of a tillage implement or planter. It takes charge of your guidance line management, protecting nutrient investment and helping you make each pass with confidence and precision. If you are using different width implements for planting, spraying, or harvesting, AutoPath ensures the tires always follow the planted rows and stay off the crop. When harvesting, the combine is always guided to the correct starting point, and the guidance lines are automatically calculated based on the width of the header.

Operator station
View of cab View of cab
Operator station

The 6R Tractor cab delivers on comfort and convenience, regardless of your application. The all-around visibility and easy-to-use controls make the 6R a perfect fit for your operation. All 6R Tractors include a corner post display featuring state-of-the-art electronic instrumentation that blends well with the narrow right-hand cab post. This provides all the critical machine information and enhanced visibility. In addition, premium features such as automatic climate control, an instructor seat, and foot throttle come standard on the 6R Tractors.

CommandARM™ controls and G5 CommandCenter™ display
CommandARM and G5 CommandCenter display CommandARM and G5 CommandCenter display

The CommandARM console provides a thoroughly intuitive operating interface. All the controls you need for daily work are available at your fingertips: selective control valves (SCVs), AutoTrac™ automatic steering, iTEC™ machine control, air conditioning, lights, radio, four-wheel drive (4WD), and hitch depth control. Mounted on the CommandARM, the Generation 4 CommandCenter display has easy-to-use, tablet- like swipe functionality and monitors everything you need for productive and efficient work.

CommandPRO™ control
CommandPRO joystick CommandPRO joystick

The CommandPRO joystick combines a unique driving strategy with reconfigurable controls. All the controls you need for daily work are available at your fingertips: travel speed, acceleration response, reconfigurable buttons and rocker switches, and activation button.

G5 CommandCenter display with Extended Monitor
G5 Extended Monitor G5 Extended Monitor

The G5 Extended Monitor increases the screen area so you can monitor more functions at once and have direct access to make adjustments when needed. You could, for example, view vehicle control functions on your primary display and Precision Ag applications on the Extended Monitor.

Comfort and maneuverability
Operate the 6R Tractor with ease Operate the 6R Tractor with ease
Operator Comfort

Triple-Link Suspension (TLS™)

TLS suspension TLS suspension

The TLS Plus system provides optimal traction and field performance by maintaining ground-to-tire contact, enabling more power to the ground. It also ensures higher operator comfort, reduces operator fatigue, and increases productivity, while the Variable Ratio Steering improves in-field maneuverability.


Cab suspension

Cab suspension system Cab suspension system

The intelligent hydropneumatic cab suspension offers more driving comfort in the field and on the road. Input from the acceleration and TLS sensor causes the cab suspension controller to increase or decrease the amount of oil in the shock absorber ram. This semi-active system delivers ultimate comfort in every situation.

Variable Ratio Steering
Variable Ratio Steering off Variable Ratio Steering off
Variable Ratio Steering on Variable Ratio Steering on

Variable Ratio Steering improves operator comfort, requiring less hand movement and less steering effort when turning on the headland or in confined spaces. This results in faster turning of the steering wheel and increases hydraulic flow, leading to a quicker response from the tires. The system can be activated or deactivated in the CommandCenter™ display and is available for all 6R Tractors.

Engine performance


The high power output of the John Deere 4-cylinder, 4.5L (274.6-cu in.) engine and the 6-cylinder, 6.8L (415-cu in.) engine is made possible by refined, four-valve, high-pressure common rail (HPCR) technology with an injection pressure of up to 2500 bar (36,259.4 psi). The PVS engine in the 6R 175, 6R 195, and 6R 215 models is equipped with a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) that boosts performance and efficiency consistently across the torque curve. The PSS engines (6R 230 and 6R 250) use a two-stage turbocharging system in which the VGT multiplies the pressure created by a fixed vane turbocharger.

Intelligent Power Management (IPM)

Intelligent Power Management (IPM) is a feature for many typical farming operations that use the rear power take-off (PTO) in high-power applications or the tractor as a transport vehicle. Operators who are looking for more power in non-stationary PTO and transport applications will be interested in the IPM feature. In high rear PTO power applications such as forage harvesters, rototillers, and beet or potato harvesting equipment or where heavy trailers, carts, or implements are moved to and from various locations, this feature provides significant additional capabilities. The solution improves productivity with more consistent ground speeds, quicker acceleration, and the ability to better hold desired transport speeds. All 6R Tractors have IPM in base equipment. Hydraulic IPM is available as a separate option to enable the IPM in applications resulting in high hydraulic loads.

Reversible fan
Reversible fan Reversible fan

Optimize engine performance in dusty environments by utilizing the optional reversible fan technology available on all 6R Tractors. The reversible fan allows the operator to quickly clean radiator screens from the comfort of the cab. By manually activating the system with a switch in the cab, the radiator fan blades blow out dust and debris away from the radiator. This enables the engine to run cooler, resulting in fuel savings, less downtime, and overall increased efficiency.

Hydraulic system Hydraulic system

The closed-center, pressure-and-flow-compensated hydraulic system in the 6R Tractors has been engineered for maximum       durability and reliability by optimizing the number of hydraulic components and connections, which also makes it extremely efficient. The system in the 6R 230 and 6R 250 delivers a powerful 160 L/min (42.3 gpm) at 1500 rpm with enhanced operating characteristics. In a 6R Tractor, you get up to six electrohydraulic selective control valves (SCVs) with a pressure relief lever, logically clustered, and all iTEC™ capable. You can easily control flow rates and times from the cab with the CommandCenter™ display.


Hydraulic Intelligent Power Management (IPM)

As a supplement to power take-off (PTO) and transport applications, Intelligent Power Management also delivers additional horsepower for hydraulically driven implements. The Hydraulic IPM keeps tractor wheel speed constant during applications that use power-hungry hydraulically driven implements like slurry tankers, sprayers, or manure spreaders.

Transmission portfolio
AutoQuad™ transmission
6R Tractor 6R Tractor

The AutoQuad transmission has all the benefits of the PowrQuad™ PLUS transmission with the added convenience of automatic gear shifting. It is available in 20F/20R and 24F/24R versions. With the EcoShift option, a transport speed of 40 km/h (25 mph) is maintained at only 1533 rpm, reducing fuel consumption and emissions.


Enhanced AutoPowr™ transmission – Infinite speed adjustment in all situations
AutoPowr/IVT transmission AutoPowr/IVT transmission

AutoPowr/IVT is a hydromechanical transmission that delivers stepless and continuous power at speeds between 40 km/h and 50 km/h (25 mph and 31 mph). The AutoPowr transmission maintains the selected speed by automatically responding to changing load conditions. Once running at maximum road speed, engine rpm automatically drops to the minimum level required to maintain that speed, thus reducing noise and saving fuel. A speed of 50 km/h (31 mph) is maintained at 1630 rpm, and a speed of 40 km/h (25 mph) is maintained at 1300 rpm with the CommandPRO™ joystick.

DirectDrive transmission – The benchmark for seamless efficiency
DirectDrive transmission DirectDrive transmission

Specifically developed for 6R Tractors, DirectDrive is an eight-speed, three-range transmission designed and engineered by John Deere for heavy agricultural work. Super-efficient dual-clutch technology always has the next gear lined up, so there is no lost momentum during changes, fuel consumption is reduced, and ease of operation is assured. During transport, DirectDrive reduces the engine speed to 1550 rpm at 40 km/h (25 mph) and 1600 rpm at 50 km/h (31 mph), thus reducing fuel consumption. In addition, the AutoClutch function enables you to stop the tractor without pressing the clutch.

Loader application
R Series Loaders

John Deere R Series Front Loaders have automatic latch designs, making the installation of loader and implements very efficient. John Deere loaders are built for productivity with little maintenance required. When combined with the maneuverability and technology of the 6R Tractors, operators enjoy proficient material handling and feeding in any application. An optional technology package boosts your productivity thanks to Return-to-Position and further enhances precision with the Dynamic Weighing System while preventing material losses thanks to the electronic Level-to-Horizon feature.

Electronic control with reverser
Optional electronic control Optional electronic control
Joystick on the CommandARM™ console Joystick on the CommandARM™ console

John Deere 6R Tractors have an optional electronic control with an integrated reverser. The loader control has five reconfigurable buttons and rocker switch for tractor and ISOBUS functions.

Loader technology

Dynamic Weighing System

Enhance your precision on the go. The Dynamic Weighing System provides the operator with real-time weights that enable the operator to fill the loader to a desired weight. This delivers efficiency by reducing unnecessary trips to the feed source and allows operators to effectively manage the right combination of inputs into feed rations.


Return to Position

Boost your productivity for repetitive tasks. With Return-to-Position you can save up to four implement positions for quick and comfortable recall with the loader control.


Level to Horizon

Level-to-Horizon functionality Level-to-Horizon functionality

Prevent material losses while keeping your speed with the Level-to-Horizon feature, which keeps the loader attachment level in uneven terrain.

Specs & Compare

Key Specs

6R 165
Current Model
Engine description
Engine displacement6.8 L
415 cu in.
Rated engine power
Maximum engine power
Rated engine power PS (hp ISO) at rated engine speed (EU 2016/1628)97/68EC: 123 kW
165 hp
Maximum engine power PS (hp ISO) at max engine speed (EU 2016/1628)97/68EC: 133 kW
182 hp
Rated PTO power (hp SAE)96 kW
129 hp
Maximum PTO power
Transmission type
Hydraulic pump rated outputStandard: 45 cc pump: 114 L/min
30 gpm
Optional: 60 cc pump: 155 L/min
41 gpm
Rear hitch category (SAE designation)Category 3/3N: 4170 kg
9193 lb
Base machine weight7100 kg
15,653 lb

Engine specifications

Engine typeDiesel, in-line, 6-cylinder, wet-sleeve cylinder liners with four valves in head
Engine familyNJDXL06.8324
Rated speed2100 rpm
AspirationTurbocharged, variable geometry turbocharger with air-to-air aftercooling and cooled exhaust gas recirculation
Cylinders liners
Emission levelFinal Tier 4
After treatment typeDOC/DPF/SCR
Displacement6.8 L
415 cu in.

Engine performance

Rated PTO power (hp SAE)96 kW
129 hp
Maximum PTO power
Intelligent Power Management (IPM)Transport and/or mobile PTO applications
Additional engine power (hp ISO) at 2100 rpm: 29.8 kW 40 hp
Power boost10 percent
Maximum engine power
Maximum engine power PS (hp ISO) at max engine speed (EU 2016/1628)97/68EC: 133 kW
182 hp
Engine peak torqueAt 1,600 rpm: 773 Nm
570 lb-ft
Drawbar power
PTO torque rise40 percent
Fuel injection system and control
Air cleaner type
Rated engine power PS (hp ISO) at rated engine speed (EU 2016/1628)
Rated power


TypeIVT, 0.05-42 km/h 0.03-26 mph
IVT, 0.05-50 km/h 0.03-31 mph
ReverserLeft-hand electrical reverser
Clutch; wet/dry

Hydraulic system

TypeClosed-center, pressure-and-flow compensated
Pump rated outputStandard: 45 cc pump: 114 L/min
30 gpm
Optional: 60 cc pump: 155 L/min
41 gpm
Available flow at a single rear SCV100 L/min
26 gpm
Available flow at front SCVs
Number of rear selective control valves (SCVs)Standard: Three ISO couplers
Optional: Three to five ISO couplers
Number of mid selective control valves (SCVs)Up to three
Number of front selective control valves (SCVs)
Joystick SCV controlAvailable
Auxiliary hydraulic features
SCV controlStandard: Mechanical
Optional: Electronic

Rear hitch

Hitch draft control load sense type
Remote control valves availableAvailable: Remote control switch
Hitch category (SAE designation)Category 3/3N: 4170 kg
9193 lb
Maximum lift capacity behind lift points4200 kg
9259 lb
Lift capacity at standard frame
Sensing typeElectrohydraulic
Rear axle differential lockElectrohydraulic


Drawbar categoryCategory 2
Maximum vertical loadCategory 2: 1400-2450 kg
3085-5400 lb
Maximum vertical load dependent on drawbar position

Rear power take-off (PTO)

Standard: 540, 540E, 1000 rpm reversible shaft: 35 mm
1.375 in.
Engine rpm (at rated PTO speeds)1967 engine rpm at 540 rpm PTO
1753 engine rpm at 540E rpm PTO
2000 engine rpm at 1000 rpm PTO
Economy PTO speeds
Reverse PTO speeds
Multispeed PTO option availability
Ground speed PTO option availability
PTO actuationElectrical modulation

Front hitch

CategoryCategory 3N
Electric powerSeven-pin electrical socket
Optional: Three-pin and ISOBUS socket
Standard lift capacityAt hook ends: 3300 kg
7275 lb
Front power take-off (PTO)1000 rpm, clockwise rotation (from driving position)
PTO speedEngine at PTO speed (1000): 1969 rpm

Rear axle

TypeRack and pinion, 2550 mm
100.4 in.
Rack and pinion, 2806 mm
110.5 in.
Flange: 1664 mm
65.5 in.
Final drive typeInboard planetary three pinion
Differential controlsFull-locking electrohydraulic
Axle type
Brakes, type and control
Rear differential lock
Load rating

Front axle

Front axle differential lockMFWD: Limited slip
TLS: Limited slip
TLS with brakes: Full-locking electrohydraulic
Load rating


Rear480/80R42 R1/R1W Radial
Wheel tread rangeMFWD: 1524-2235 mm 60-88 in.
TLS: 1524-2235 mm 60-88 in.
Turning radius with brakes
Turning radius without brakes
Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS)


Tread spacing
Drive type
Track width



Primary brake (foot brake)
Secondary brake
Park lock
MFWD braking
Front axle brakes
Auxiliary brakes
Hydraulic trailer brakes
Pneumatic trailer brakes

Electrical system

Alternator sizeStandard: 200 amp
Optional: 250 amp
Battery options12 V
Working lightsStandard: 14 halogen
Optional: 12 light-emitting diode (LED) plus two halogen
Type of bulb in headlight (Halogen, Zenon, LED)Standard: 65-W halogen W
Optional: LED
Type of bulb in beacon (Halogen, Zenon, LED)
dB(A) rating for backup alarm
Total cold cranking amps1230 CCA
With cold weather package or IVT: 1400 CCA

Operator station

Rollover protective structure, OOS
SeatDegree of seat swivel, left hand
CommandARM: 7.5 degree
Degree of seat swivel, right hand
CommandARM: 30 degree
Standard: Air suspension
Optional: Deluxe air suspension
Cab suspensionOptional: Adaptive Hydraulic Cab Suspension Plus (HCS Plus)
Instructional seatStandard
DisplayCornerpost display (right-hand A-post)
Standard: CommandCenter™ display, 213.4 mm
8.4 in.
Optional: CommandCenter display: 254 mm
10 in.
Inner cab volume3.33 m3
117.59 cu ft
dB(A) rating71 dB
Cab glass area6.11 m2
65.77 sq ft
Safety glass rating
Front visibility


WheelbaseMFWD: 2765 mm
108.8 in.
Overall width1662 mm
65.4 in.
Overall length4946 mm
194.7 in.
Overall height3026 mm
119.1 in.
Drawbar clearance
Front axle center553 mm
21.8 in.
Approximate shipping weight, Open;Cab7100 kg
15,653 lb


Base machine weightFront axle
2840 kg
6261 lb
Rear axle
4260 kg
9391 lb
7100 kg
15,653 lb
Maximum ballast level
Maximum permissible weight11,750 kg
25,904 lb


Crankcase oil volume23.5 L
6.2 U.S. gal.
Fuel tank270 L
71.3 U.S. gal.
Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank16 L
4.2 U.S. gal.
Cooling system28 L
7.4 U.S. gal.
Transmission-hydraulic systemIVT: 62 L
16.4 U.S. gal.


Interval for engine oil change750 hours
Interval for hydraulic/transmission oil change1,500 hours
Interval for engine coolant change6,000 hours


Lift capacity at full height640R: 2181 kg
4808 lb
660R: 2586 kg
5701 lb
Maximum lift height640R: 4151 mm
163 in.
660R: 4520 mm
178 in.
Leveling type

Precision AG

Remote diagnostics


AutoTrac ready
ISOBUS ready
CommandCenter video inputs
Side slope rating
Uphill/downhill slope rating
Country of manufactureGermany

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