Intelligent Power Management (IPM)
IPM
 
NOTE: IPM is only available for Final Tier 4 (FT4)/Stage V engines, and not for Stage II and Tier 3/Stage IIIA engines.
 
This feature is for many typical farming operations that use the rear power take-off (PTO) in high-power applications or the tractor as a transport vehicle. Operators who are looking for more power in non-stationary PTO and transport applications will be interested in the IPM feature.
 
In high rear PTO power applications such as forage harvesters, rototillers, and 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. The solution improves productivity with more consistent ground speeds, quicker acceleration, and the ability to better hold desired transport speeds.
 
This two-in-one tractor solution successfully operates in power-intensive PTO and transport applications without being disadvantaged by the extra costs of the next higher horsepower model.
 
This feature is available as a factory- or field-installed option.
Tractor applications
 
8R Tractor in transport

8R Tractor in transport

Rear PTO field applications
  • Rear-mounted snow blowers
  • Sugar beet harvesting
  • Forage harvesters
  • Potato harvesting
  • Rotary cutters
  • Mower conditioners
  • Flail mowers
  • Balers
  • Soil stabilizing
  • Power harrow
  • Vegetable bed formers
  • Muck spreaders
 
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
 
IPM provides a controlled power boost of up to 26 engine kW (35 engine hp) to the tractor under the following operating conditions:
  • Tractor moving and PTO under load
  • Transport during acceleration
Power increase is not provided under draft applications or non-moving rear PTO applications.
How it works
 
There are specific operating parameters when IPM functions to boost engine power. It is the "intelligent" part of the system that provides seamless operation while adjusting the engine horsepower limits depending on how the tractor is being used. For engine horsepower boost activation, the tractor must be running an application that is using the full power capability of the tractor.
 
PTO activation
Power must be sensed going through the PTO by the tractor's electronic systems. The tractor must be moving at least 0.5 km/h (0.3 mph) and PTO consuming moderate power before power boost is enabled.
 
NOTE:  If the tractor is equipped with a front PTO, additional IPM power may transfer through the front PTO. However, IPM activation is only sensed through the rear PTO. Adequate load must be sensed on the rear PTO for IPM to activate (non-transport work).
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. Additional power is available at a useful transport 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.
 
Transport during acceleration: power boost increases from 23 km/h – 28 km/h (14.3 mph – 17.4 mph).
Transport during deceleration: power boost decrease from 23 km/h – 18 km/h (14.3 mph – 11.2 mph).
Power boost levels other than at rated rpm
 
Power boost is a function of engine speed per the following example:
Usable rpm range of operation (8R 370 shown)

Usable rpm range of operation (8R 370 shown)

IPM (shown in red in chart above versus standard power shown in blue) provides additional engine horsepower from rated engine speed down to 1600 rpm, which is peak engine torque.
Operator visibility and control of operation
 
Engine power display

Engine power display

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.
 
The power meter can be found in the CommandCenter™ display. 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 the power increases, it will fill in bars in an icon. The display will also show the level of additional power being used. The long section represents up to the rated power. The smaller section represents power bulge and is an indicator of additional power available with IPM.
 
Via the CommandCenter, there is also the ability to enable or disable the function. The Operator's Manual provides simple details about navigating the engine screen.
 
If equipped with this option, IPM is automatically enabled each time the tractor is started. IPM can be turned off through the CommandCenter display.

IPM settings in CommandCenter display include Power Management off toggle (B) and Power Management on toggle (C)

IPM settings in CommandCenter display include Power Management off toggle (B) and Power Management on toggle (C)

Tractor compatibility with additional power
 
IPM has been thoroughly tested by John Deere engineers to be compatible with the base tractor equipment with no impact to reliability. John Deere provides IPM. Unapproved aftermarket devices that boost power without regard to engine, transmission, axles, and drawbar, or hitch capability.
 
This feature provides optimal utilization of tractor components. For example, with moving PTO operation, power splits through axles to move the tractor along the ground and turn the PTO shaft and implement. Adding power to this combined system does not overload either one individually. At transport speeds, axle torque load decreases significantly from levels seen at working field speeds. Adding IPM power at transport does not overload transmissions or axles.
 
Aftermarket devices are not selective when power increases are available. Great amounts of power increase may be promised with these devices. Large power changes are not compatible with base tractor equipment. The tractor’s systems are specifically designed to 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.
 
 
 
CodeAttachmentDescription
8220 

Intelligent Power Management


NOTE: Compatible with model year 2011 or newer 7R, 8R, 8RT, and 8RX Series Tractors.
9253 

Discontinued - Factory-installation code


NOTE: Compatible with 6030 Premium Series and 7030 Premium Series Tractors.
9063 

Discontinued - Factory-installation code


NOTE: Compatible with 7030 Series Large-Frame and model year 2010 8R Series Tractors.
 RE298885

Intelligent Power Management


NOTE: Compatible with all model year 2010 and 2011 or later 8R/8RT Series Tractors and 7R Series Tractors.
 RE257860

Intelligent Power Management


NOTE: Compatible with 7030 Series Large-Frame Tractors only.
 RE265882

Intelligent Power Management


NOTE: Compatible with 8030 Series Tractors — feature available after 06 January 2007 on tractors that have serial number (010927-) or above.
 AL180426

Intelligent Power Management


NOTE: Must order software bundle number AL180426 from PDC to complete CommandCenter activation.

Compatible with 6230 Premium Tractor only.

 AL180427

Intelligent Power Management


NOTE: Must order software bundle number AL180427 from PDC to complete CommandCenter activation.

Compatible with 6330 Premium Tractor only.

 AL180428

Intelligent Power Management


NOTE: Must order software attachment number AL180428 from PDC to complete CommandCenter system activation.

Compatible with 6430 Premium Tractor only.

 AL180429

Intelligent Power Management


NOTE: Must order software attachment AL180429 from PDC to complete CommandCenter system activation.

Compatible with 7130 Premium Tractor (serial number -634683 and below).

 AL180430

Intelligent Power Management


NOTE: Must order software attachment AL180430 from PDC to complete CommandCenter system activation.

Compatible with 7230 Premium Tractor only.

 AL180431

Intelligent Power Management


NOTE: Must order software attachment AL180431 from PDC to complete CommandCenter system activation.

Compatible with 7330 Premium Tractor only.

 AL180432

Intelligent Power Management


NOTE: Must order software attachment AL180432 from PDC to complete CommandCenter system activation.

Compatible with 7430 Premium Tractor only.

 
Last Updated : 08-Oct-2019