Intelligent Power Management for transport and PTO power
Intelligent Power Management
 
This feature is used for many typical farming operations that use the rear PTO in high-power applications or the tractor as a transport vehicle. Producers looking for more power in non-stationary PTO and transport applications will take full advantage of this feature.
 
In high rear PTO power applications such as forage harvesters, rotary tillers, beet or potato harvesting equipment or where heavy trailers, carts, or implements are moved to and from various locations, this feature provides significant additional capabilities. It will improve productivity with more consistent ground speeds, quicker acceleration, and the ability to better hold desired transport speeds.
 
This feature can be ordered as a field-installed option for 6030 Premium and 7030 Premium Series tractors produced before 01 November 2009. Intelligent Power Management will be included in base equipment on all 6030 Premium and 7030 Premium Series Tractors produced after 01 November 2009.
Tractor applications
 
Sugar beet harvester - rear PTO

Sugar beet harvester - rear PTO

Trailer/tank transport

Trailer/tank transport

Listed are examples of PTO and transport applications for use with Intelligent Power Management.
 
Rear PTO applications 
Rear-mounted snow blowers
Sugar beet harvesting
Forage harvesters
Potato harvesting
Rotary cutters
Mower conditioners
Flail mowers
Balers
 

Transport applications 
Grain carts or wagons
Slurry tanks
Implement transport from field to field
Pull-type sprayers
Extensive operation in hills/roadways
 

This is not intended to be an inclusive list of all applications, but shows the wide range of uses for additional engine horsepower.
Power available
 
Depending on the model of tractor, Intelligent Power Management provides engine power increase in levels proportional to the size of the tractor. In the chart below, the maximum engine power increase is shown by tractor model. Power increase value is in engine horsepower at rated engine rpm. PTO horsepower increase is slightly less than engine horsepower value.
 

Model 

Engine horsepower increase at rated engine rpm 

6230, 6330, and 6430 Premiums

15 hp*

7130 -7330 Premiums

20 hp**

7430 Premium

25 hp

7530 Premium

23 hp

 
*Note: This increased engine horsepower available through Intelligent Power Management is for 6030 Premium Series Tractors with serial numbers starting at 634684 and higher.
 
**Note: This increased engine horsepower available through Intelligent Power Management is for 7030 Premium Series Tractors with serial numbers starting at 020001 and higher.
How it works
 
There are specific operating parameters when the Intelligent Power Management system functions to boost engine power. It is the intelligent part of the system that provides seamless operation while adjusting the engine horsepower depending on how the tractor is being used.
 
For engine-horsepower boost activation, the tractor must already be running an application that is using the full power capability of the tractor.
 
PTO activation
Power must be sensed going through the PTO drive clutch by the tractor electronic systems.
The tractor must be moving faster than the speeds indicated in the chart below. The speeds shown assume the lowest-possible gear or speed setting and the engine running at 2100 rpm (2300 rpm for 6030 and 71-7230 Premium Tractors):

 

 Models

Transmission type

Ground speed

 

6030

IVT™
PowrQuad™/AutoQuad™

0.06 mph (0.1 km/h)

7030

IVT

0.06 mph (0.1 km/h)

7030

PowrQuad/AutoQuad

1.5 mph (2.5 km/h)

 
NOTE: If the tractor is equipped with a front PTO, additional Intelligent Power Management power will transfer through the front PTO. However, Intelligent Power Management activation is only sensed through the rear PTO. Adequate load must be sensed on the rear PTO in order for Intelligent Power Management to activate.

Transport activation

When in transport applications, power transition is smooth. The engine will respond seamlessly as load changes, such as when going up and down hills. As shown in the chart below, additional power is available at a useful working speed with minor differences between tractor models and transmissions.
 
The minimum ground speed is where additional power will begin to be applied, assuming the engine is already fully loaded. Ramp-up to full additional power occurs as speed continues to increase. Full additional power occurs within a 3-mph (5-km/h) band.

 


 Models

Transmission type

Transport, minimum ground speed

6030

IVT
PowrQuad/AutoQuad

9.3 mph (15 km/h)

7030

IVT

13 mph (21 km/h)

7030

PowrQuad/AutoQuad

9.3 mph (15 km/h)

Power boost levels other than at rated rpm
 
Some operators will run the tractor at full loads and/or run transmissions in auto mode in transport. This means that the engine most likely will not be operating at rated rpm. As the engine is loaded, it will eventually drop off of rated rpm and use the power bulge as rpm slows. This is the way every John Deere PowerTechTM Plus engine operates when it is loaded to maximum power and torque.
Usable rpm range of operation - chart C

Usable rpm range of operation - chart C

Intelligent Power Management will provide additional engine horsepower from rated engine speed down to approximately 1600 rpm (1700 rpm for 71-7230 and 1800 rpm for 6030 Premium Series Tractors), which is peak engine torque.
 
Horsepower levels are increased above base equipment power bulge values.
 
If the PTO is engaged and the engine rpm stays near rated speed of 2100 rpm (2300 rpm for 6030 / 71-7230 Premium Tractors), the full additional power potential for the tractor model will be available for use to handle additional load from the implement or changing terrain.
 
If the PTO is not in use and in transport operation and the rpm has dropped off of rated speed, usable additional power boost of Intelligent Power Management will taper off as rpm decreases. In chart C, the (7930 Tractor power curves shown) the relationship of how much additional usable horsepower is available in the operating range. All tractors operate in a similar manner with this feature.
Operator visibility and control of operation
 
Power meter display on Premium Series

Power meter display on Premium Series

CommandCenter™
All tractors have the power meter display function as base equipment. The operator can observe when full capabilities of the tractor are being utilized. This function graphically displays power utilization up to rated horsepower and power bulge.
 
Access to the power meter in the CommandCenter can be done via scrolling through the many functions of using the command dial.
Installation indicator

Installation indicator

If the engine is off or has minimal load, the power meter will not fill in.The meter is similar in concept to a cellular phone's signal-strength meter. As on a cell phone, a stronger signal will change/fill in bars in an icon. With this display using tractor power, more power usage fills in the icon with black shading.
 
In this example, the CommandCenter screen is showing that Intelligent Power Management has been installed and enabled. The checked box is the indicator.
As shown previously, the power meter will show relative power being used below rated level. The display will also show the level of additional power being used. Shown in the picture above, the long ramp represents up to the rated power. In the smaller section, represents power bulge and an indicator of additional power available with Intelligent Power Management.
Utilization of the power meter by the operator will provide additional information on how effectively the tractor is being used in any application.
The feature can be disabled easily if required

The feature can be disabled easily if required

Engine main menu icon

Engine main menu icon

Via the CommandCenter, there is also the ability to enable or disable the function. The Operator's Manual provides simple detail about using the navigation's main menu button (A) and then selecting the engine screen (B).
 
Intelligent Power Management is automatically enabled each time the tractor is started.
Tractor compatibility with additional power
 
Intelligent Power Management has been thoroughly tested by John Deere engineers to be compatible with the base tractor equipment with no impact to reliability. John Deere provides Intelligent Power Management as opposed to unapproved aftermarket devices that boost power without regard to engine, transmission, axles, drawbar, or hitch capability.
 
This feature provides optimal utilization of tractor components. For example, with PTO operation, power goes through the axles to move the tractor along the ground and turn the PTO shaft and implement. Adding power to both of these systems does not overload either one individually. At transport speeds, drivetrain torque load decreases significantly from levels seen at low field speeds. Adding power at transport does not overload transmissions or axles.
 
Aftermarket devices are not selective when power increases are available. Great amounts of power increase are promised with these devices. Large power changes are not compatible with base tractor equipment. To note, base tractor equipment changes as power increases. Larger parts, like hitches, drawbars, tire size, drivetrain components, axle diameters, and engine calibrations for emission performance and cooling, ensure durability of the total vehicle as power increases. Operating outside of the design capabilities of the tractor base equipment will have an impact on durability and reliability.
 
Last Updated : 25-Jul-2013