John Deere will offer a number of new tools in 2015 from high horse-power tractors to hay and equipment choices.

The 9R tractor series offers 10 models in wheeled and track units. The new CommandView Cab III provides the same operating experience found in the 7R and 8R machines. Also available is a system for ending power hop for wheeled tractors.

That new cab facilitates operators moving from machine to machine. The 9R features the familiar CommandARM control that integrates a display - 7-inch is standard, 10-inch is optional. The display gets the intuitive software upgrade the company started rolling out earlier this year, which relies on smartphone-like icons for operation.

Power for the new machines comes from three engines - the John Deere PowerTech PSS 9.0L and 13.5L models - and for the big new 9620R power comes from a Cummins QSX15 15-liter engine. All three engines use similar technologies to achieve Final Tier 4 emissions standards.

The HydraCushion Suspension technology is available as an option for the 9520R, 9570R and 9620R four-wheel drive machines. Using twin cylinders on the front axle and 4-inches of total travel the suspension system stops power hop. This is not a ride enhancing technology, though it will help prevent road lope too. This is a tool that provides measured pressure on the front axle to keep power hop from happening. The system has three settings - Auto, Max and Off; John Deere recommends operating it in the Auto position.

The new tractors also get ActiveCommand Steering as an option. This system - available on the 7R and 8R tractor is a drive-by wire system that makes handling the articulated tractors much easier. With electronic steering the computer-controlled system eliminates some of the stop-to-stop jerkiness common with traditional steering systems.