2016 was a big year for John Deere in Europe. It saw the launch of what would possibly be the company’s most significant models of the decade – the 6230R and 6250R. With a larger frame chassis than standard 6Rs and the potential to boost up to 280hp and 300hp respectively, these two new variants had been specifically developed as multi-purpose machines for contractors. Weighing in at less that 9,500kg, power-to-weight ratios had reached the heady heights of 31kg per hp. In short, the green giant finally had a tractor to take on the likes of Fendt’s 828.