John Deere 9RT 540 Tractor

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9 Series Tractors are built to defy convention. With more engine horsepower and efficient FT4 engine technology, these machines welcome a good challenge.

  • Engine HP1: 595 Max/ 540 Rated
  • Fully integrated precision ag technology
  • e18™ PowerShift Transmission
  • Choice of three different cab and visibility packages

1Engine power PS (hp ISO) at max engine power speed (ECE-R120). John Deere Standard RES10080, SAE Standards J1995

John Deere
4WD and Track Tractors
Anna, Ohio
Franklin, Indiana
Greenfield, Indiana
Greensburg, Indiana
Greenville, Ohio
Oxford, Ohio
Richmond, Indiana
Rushville, Indiana
Urbana, Ohio
Key Specs:
Engine descriptionJD14 (B20 diesel compatible)
Engine displacement13.6 L
827 cu in.
Rated engine power397 kW
540 hp
Maximum engine power437 kW
594 hp
Rated PTO power (hp SAE)249 kW
335 hp
Maximum PTO power
Transmission typeJohn Deere e18™ 18-speed PowerShift™ with Efficiency Manager™: 40 km/h
25 mph
Hydraulic pump rated outputStandard: 208 L/min
55 gpm
Optional: 416 L/min
110 gpm
Rear hitch category (SAE designation)Category 4N/N: 6804 kg
15,000 lb
Category 4N/N: 9072 kg
20,000 lb
Base machine weight21,512 kg
47,326 lb
Maximum engine power PS (hp ISO) at max engine speed (EU 2016/1628)
Rated engine power PS (hp ISO) at rated engine speed (EU 2016/1628)
Engine specifications:
DescriptionJD14 (B20 diesel compatible)
Engine typeIn-line six, four valve
Engine familyMJDXL13.5334
Rated speed2100 rpm
AspirationDual series turbocharger with fixed geometry first stage and wastegated second stage; air-to-air aftercooling and cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR)
Cylinders linersWet-sleeve
Emission levelFinal Tier 4 (FT4)
After treatment typeDiesel oxidation catalyst (DOC)/selective catalytic reduction (SCR)
Displacement13.6 L
827 cu in.
Engine performance:
Rated power397 kW
540 hp
Rated PTO power (hp SAE)249 kW
335 hp
Maximum PTO power
Intelligent Power Management (IPM)
Power boost10 percent
Maximum engine power437 kW
594 hp
Engine peak torqueAt 1550 rpm: 2492 Nm
1838 lb-ft
Drawbar power
PTO torque rise38 percent
Fuel injection system and control
Air cleaner type
Maximum engine power PS (hp ISO) at max engine speed (EU 2016/1628)
Rated engine power PS (hp ISO) at rated engine speed (EU 2016/1628)
TypeJohn Deere e18 18-speed PowerShift with Efficiency Manager: 40 km/h
25 mph
Clutch; wet/dry
Integrated Electric Power Generation
Hydraulic system:
TypeClosed-center, pressure-and-flow compensated
Pump rated outputStandard: 208 L/min
55 gpm
Optional: 416 L/min
110 gpm
Available flow at a single rear SCV1.3-cm (1/2-in.) couplers: 132 L/min
35 gpm
1.9-cm (3/4-in.) couplers: 170 L/min
45 gpm
Available flow at front SCVs
Number of rear selective control valves (SCVs)Four to six factory or field installed
Base: four 1.3-cm (1/2-in.) couplers
Optional: five to six 1.3-cm (1/2-in.) couplers factory installed
Optional: three 1.9-cm (3/4-in.) couplers plus three 1.3-cm (1/2-in.) couplers factory installed
Number of mid selective control valves (SCVs)
Number of front selective control valves (SCVs)
Joystick SCV control
Auxiliary hydraulic features
SCV controlElectronic
Rear hitch:
Hitch draft control load sense type
Remote control valves available
Hitch category (SAE designation)Category 4N/N: 6804 kg
15,000 lb
Category 4N/N: 9072 kg
20,000 lb
Maximum lift capacity behind lift pointsCategory 4N/4: 9072 kg
20,000 lb
Lift capacity at standard frame
Sensing typeElectrohydraulic with draft sensing
Rear axle differential lock
Drawbar categoryStandard: Category 5 with heavy-duty drawbar support
Optional: Category 5
Maximum vertical load5440 kg
12,000 lb
Rear power take-off (PTO):
44 mm (1.75 in.) 20-spline, 1000 rpm
Engine rpm (at rated PTO speeds)
Economy PTO speeds
Reverse PTO speeds
Multispeed PTO option availability
Ground speed PTO option availability
PTO actuationElectrohydraulic
Front hitch:
Electric power
Standard lift capacity
Front power take-off (PTO)
PTO speed
Rear axle:
Final drive typeOutboard planetary
Differential controls
Axle type
Brakes, type and control
Rear differential lock
Load rating
Front axle:
Front axle differential lock
Load rating
Wheel tread range
Turning radius with brakes
Turning radius without brakes
Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS)
Tread spacing
Drive typeCamso® 4500 and 6500 General Ag Series - friction drive track belts
Track widthStandard: 762 mm
30 in.
Optional: 914 mm
36 in.
TypeHeavy-duty steering pump: 130 cc
7.9 cu in.
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: 250 amp
Optional: 330 amp
Battery options12 V
Working lightsStandard: 18 halogen
Optional: 18 or 24 LED plus 8 LED convenience lights
Type of bulb in headlight (Halogen, Zenon, LED)Standard: halogen, 65 W
Optional: LED
Type of bulb in beacon (Halogen, Zenon, LED)
dB(A) rating for backup alarm
Total cold cranking amps3 x 925 CCA
Total: 2775 CCA
Operator station:
Rollover protective structure, OOS
SeatDegree of seat swivel, left hand
25 degree (angle)
Degree of seat swivel, right hand
40 degree (angle)
Air suspension
Cab suspension
Instructional seatStandard
DisplayStandard: G5Plus™ CommandCenter™: 32.5 cm
12.8 in.
RadioStandard: AM/FM stereo with weatherband, remote controls, auxiliary input jack, four speakers and external antenna
Optional: Touchscreen radio
Inner cab volume3.27 m3
115 cu ft
dB(A) rating
Cab glass area6.64 m2
71.47 sq ft
Safety glass rating
Front visibility
Wheelbase2947 mm
116 in.
Overall width
Overall lengthWith front weights, excluding hitch and coupler: 6965 mm
274.2 in.
With front weights, including hitch and coupler: 7201 mm
283.5 in.
Overall height
Drawbar clearance381 mm
15 in.
Front axle center
Approximate shipping weight, Open;Cab20,582 kg
45,375 lb
Base machine weight21,512 kg
47,326 lb
Maximum ballast level24,494 kg
54,000 lb
Maximum permissible weight
Crankcase oil volume64 L
16.9 U.S. gal.
Fuel tank1324 L
350 U.S. gal.
Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank93.9 L
24.8 U.S. gal.
Cooling system56.5 L
14.9 U.S. gal.
Transmission-hydraulic systemWith 3-point hitch and PTO: 307.8 L
81.3 U.S. gal.
Without 3-point hitch and PTO: 300 L
79.3 U.S. gal.
Interval for engine oil change500 hours
Interval for hydraulic/transmission oil change1500 hours
Interval for engine coolant change6000 hours
Lift capacity at full height
Maximum lift height
Leveling type
Precision AG:
GuidanceIntegrated AutoTrac™
TelematicAvailable with JDLink™ hardware, activations, and Ethernet harnesses (availability dependent upon destination)
Remote diagnosticsAvailable with activated JDLink hardware and activations
AutoTrac ready
ISOBUS ready
CommandCenter video inputs
Side slope rating
Uphill/downhill slope rating
Country of manufactureUSA
Additional information:
Date collected01 March 2023