John Deere’s new DirectDrive transmission will be availably on 6 cylinder 6R series 140hp to 210hp later this year.
The DirectDrive transmission combines infinitly variable shift transmission with the power efficiency of a mechanical transmission and has been specifically designed for tasks which require continuous power such as ploughing and towing.
The transmission uses a double clutch and electromagnetic actuchors to enable fast and smooth changes between speeds and ranges. the DirectDrive transmission can be used in manual mode via a control lever or automatic mode. there are 3 ranges and eight speed in each range with a max speed of 50kms. Using the efficiency manager function the speed can automaticaly be matched to the engine rpm this can give you 50kms at significantly lower engine RPM