John Deere 9570RX - The Prince of Tractors

Senwes Equipment Executive Manager, Ferdie Pieterse, and I took a drive to Wesselsbron in July to deliver the first of these beautiful beasts to its new owner, producer Lourens van der Linde from the farm Klein Constantia.

According to the John Deere website, the 9RX Series tractors are the perfect combination of power, performance and intelligence all wrapped up in a 4-track. With models from 470 to 620 engine horsepower, proven Final Tier 4 engines, integrated technology and increased hydraulic flow, the 9RX Series is all in to go all out. Built to pull large implements through a variety of field conditions, the 9RX covers more acres in less time, improving yield potential and profitability. 

So I ask oom Lourens if he was moved emotionally when he laid eyes on the 9570RX. In typical farmer practicality he shrugged it off with a laugh; “Ag not really, farming is all about practicalities and the 9570RX fits our rows on the farm and it is optimal for performing on our sandy soils in this neck of the woods.” But come-on oom, “there must have been a slight stirring of passion,” I insisted. “Nah, glad nie, farming is all about being practical, the size of the tracks fitted our system. And of course the engine is in front, which makes it heavy in front and with the connection of the implement at the back it balances the weight distribution very well.” So nothing? Not even a smidgen of emotion? “Okay maybe a little emotion,” he conceded with a shy smile. 

The key features of the 9570 RX includes JDLink™ services and Service ADVISOR™ diagnostic systems; e18™ PowerShift™ transmission (PST) with Efficiency Manager™ feature; 3-point hitch and CommandCenter™ controls boost productivity; Cummins® QSX15 (15-L [912 cu in] displacement) engine; Power take-off (PTO), 1-3/4 1000 rpm; Standard CommandView™ III cab offers unsurpassed amenities; High-flow hydraulics, 435 L/min (115 gpm) system; General maintenance; JDLink™ services and Service ADVISOR™ diagnostic systems; JDLink, Service ADVISOR, and Service ADVISOR Remote.

For the full, mind-boggling specs of this impressive machine, go to or call Ferdie and his team at Senwes Equipment now!