The F4365 uses an industry-proven New Leader Dry Spinner Spreader. This 4.27-m (14-ft) long dry box is capable of holding 9.34 m3 (330 ft³) of product and is available in multiple configurations to meet a variety of application needs. Depending on the product, spread widths can range from 18.29 to 27.43 m (60 to 90 ft).
The single bin option can be ordered in a 304 Stainless Steel or a 409 Painted Stainless Steel. A removable end gate, inverted V, and electric oiler come in base. At 24 km/h (15 mph), the single bin can spread fertilizer at rates as high as 499 kg (1100 lb) per acre or spread lime at rates as high as 2994 kg (6600 lb) per acre.
A 2.1-m (7.0-ft) 304 Stainless-Steel MultApplier insert can be added to the single bin to spread two products at once. The MultApplier uses a belt over stainless-steel conveyor chain so no oil is necessary. Simply remove the end gate of the single bin to install the MultApplier insert.
A 304 Stainless-Steel MultiBin insert can be added to the single bin to spread up to four products at once. In addition to the second large bin, two micronutrient bins are on the back of the MultiBin. Similar to the MultApplier insert, the MultiBin conveyor chain is belt over stainless-steel conveyor chain and does not require oil.
The divider separating the two micronutrient bins on the rear can also be removed to make one large micronutrient bin. Standard rate metering rollers come in base with the MultiBin insert. A pneumatically controlled lid covers the micronutrient bin(s) opening and is operated in the Generation 4 CommandCenter™ display.
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The F4365 is utilizing the 4600 CommandCenter display that is also found in large tractors today. The CommandARM™ controls, Generator 4 CommandCenter display and SpreadStar have been updated and tailored to the needs of operators allowing them to see all key functions on one run screen including AutoTrac™ assisted steering system, variable rate documentation, field totals, and dry spinner spreader settings. Click anywhere on the display to expand and easily adjust information.
To prepare for field application, simply press the Setup button in the bottom left corner of the display run page, and it will direct the user to the Work Setup window.
Once the Work Setup Window is complete, the updated SpreadStar application can then be used to input and setup the following:
Target spread rate – selecting the target rate box allows the operator to quickly adjust three different target rates or load a prescription if needed. The target rates can be adjusted when spreading by using the corresponding buttons on the CommandARM.
Product density/product applied – selecting either of these areas will take the user to a bin details page where more frequent dry spinner spreader inputs and adjustments are made. For dry spinner spreaders with multiple bins, individual tabs at the top of the screen make it easy to quickly toggle between them.
Features on the bin details page include:
The last step is to setup the spinner settings by clicking on the spinner settings box in the SpreadStar application. The Add Spinner preset window will come up allowing the operator to create a new preset if they choose.
Preset functions include:
The bin details and spinner settings are saved with the Work Summary details. For example, an operator with a two-bin dry spreader may need to change between a two product variable-rate to a single blend application using bin chaining. When the operator switches back to two product variable rate, SpreadStar will automatically remember the bin details and spinner settings that were last used with that configuration.
Even with this feature, it is still important to calibrate the dry spinner spreader when changing products to ensure an accurate and consistent spread pattern.
The F4365 uses an industry-proven 9-L PowerTech engine combined with an IVT to provide maximum power and efficiency.
The 9-L (549 cu in.) engine provides 272 kW (365 hp) rated horsepower and up to 298 kW (400 hp) peak horsepower when needed.
The IVT is common to the 8R Tractor Family, but has been modified for higher field and transport speeds.
The F4365 can apply product up to 48 km/h (30 mph) in field and travel on the highway empty at speeds up to 74 km/h (46 mph). The engine and transmission are common to other product lines in John Deere which means service locations, service intervals, and parts are all common.
To ensure the F4365 can run all day long, it comes equipped with a 567-L (150 gal.) fuel tank and 29.5-L (7.8 gal.) diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank located on the right side of the machine. The slender tank designs are attached to the dual c-channel frame, reducing the torque load the tanks can have on the frame when full. Both tanks can be easily filled from ground level.
The F4365 uses a dual c-channel frame design with leaf spring suspension to maximize ride quality and durability. The dual c-channel frame design is very strong, but it still allows the frame to flex. This is especially important when operating in rough field conditions at higher speeds because the frame will flex and absorb some of the impact loads instead of transferring it to the rest of the machine including the operator.
Industry-proven AxleTech™ axles are used on the front and rear and are designed to haul full loads of heavier-density products such as lime.
Parabolic leaf springs are used on the front axle in conjunction with dampers and offer an industry-best 102 mm (4 in.) of travel. Parabolic leaf springs have fewer leaves, which reduce internal friction allowing for easier compression and articulation.
Dual-rate leaf springs are used on the rear axle to ensure consistent ride quality regardless of how much product is in the box. The first smaller set of leaf springs is used when the box is empty. When the box is loaded, the first set of leaf springs fully engages and combines with the second larger set of leaf springs. This design helps the F4365 drive and ride more consistently when applying in the field or in transport on the road.
The dual c-channel design, coupled with best-in-class suspension, helps absorb the impact loads and protects the operator and machine from harmful vibration. Reducing vibration improves productivity by reducing operator fatigue and decreasing the potential for failures caused by them.
An external storage compartment is located on the left-hand side of the machine and can be used to store important items nearby, but outside the cab:
Operators will climb into the F4365 via a hydraulically controlled front ladder similar to 4 Series Sprayers. When the machine starts to move, the ladder will automatically fold up. When the machine stops, the operator simply hits the ladder button on the CommandARM™ control center to unfold it.
This industry-exclusive feature allows the operator to safely exit the cab and walk back to the dry spinner spreader to help with tendering or do a product density check.
F4365 High-Capacity Nutrient Applicator and bin configuration
Base machine with Single-Bin DN495 (empty)
Base machine empty with Dual- Bin DN495 (MultApplier)
Base machine empty with Four- Bin DN495 (MultiBin)
If the machine does get stuck while operating in wet conditions, retrieval points are located on the front of the frame to assist in pulling the machine out.
Front and rear fenders protect the F4365 from mud and debris when operating in the field. Large front fenders similar to what are used on large row-crop tractors protect the front of the machine, even when turning. Rear mud flaps attached to the dry spinner spreader platforms on the right and left side provide excellent protection from debris thrown by the rear tires.
Spreading windows in the fall and spring can be tight especially when the weather does not cooperate. The F4365 was designed to be easy and simple to maintain allowing operators to start spreading faster, maximize uptime, and increase their overall revenue potential each day.
The one-piece tilt hood provides side shield and guards for additional engine compartment protection. Pull out the hood release (located on the front left side) and lift the hood to open.
Engine oil level and coolant level can be conveniently accessed from the platform on the left side.
Water separator and oil filters can be accessed from the ground on the right side.
Sight glasses to check hydraulic oil levels can quickly be viewed from the ground.
Located on the left rear side of the cab, two sight glasses are used to check the steering and transmission reservoirs.
On the left side of the dry spinner spreader, the sight glass on the side of the reservoir is used to check the oil level.
Dual hydraulic oil filters are located under the machine behind the front axle. The filters are tucked high enough into the frame to avoid being damaged from field debris, but still allow for easy access and servicing.
Engine cooling system can be access at the front of the machine from the ground after raising the hood.
The engine coolant reservoir is located on top of the cooling system. The fluid level can be checked from the platform ladder after the hood is raised.
The dry spinner spreader oil cooler is located on the left side of the machine under the dry spinner spreader platform. It is in front of the rear tire mud flap to help protect it from dust and debris during application.
The batteries are located in a sealed batter box on the left side of the machine underneath the cab platform. Sealing the batter box helps protect the electrical components from dust and debris that could cause corrosion.
The cover can be removed to access two 12-V batteries from the ground. Although the batteries are maintenance free, conditions such as long periods of operation at high ambient temperatures and excessive engine cranking may require adding water.
A battery disconnect switch is located on the right side of the battery box and allows the operator to disconnect power to the batteries during down-time of the machine. This feature will help prevent drainage of the batteries during the off season.
The engine air filter is located on the right side of the machine and is accessible from the ground level.
It is made up of a primary filter that can be cleaned and a secondary filter that must be replaced based on the service interval.
The fuse panel with access to the load center fuses is located behind the cab’s operator’s seat and just below the cab’s rear window. Simply lift up on the operator manual cover for access.
The relay panel is located on the rear of the cab and accessed by removing a panel.
The cab air-filter is located in the in the cab roof outside the cab door while the recirculation air filter is located in the cab roof inside the cab.
Both filters are carbon activated and should be replaced every 500 hours or every year.
The following chassis locations should be greased daily:
The air tanks are accessed on the left side of the machine from the ground. The tanks should be blown out daily to remove any moisture that has collected in the bottom of the tanks.
The air dryer also removes moisture from the air system and is located close to the air tanks behind the toolbox. It has a cartridge that should be replaced every year.
The oiler reservoir is located on the left side of the dry spinner spreader and is accessed with the platform. It can be filled by removing the top cap, and a sight gauge on the side lets the operator know how full it is.
The main bin belt over chain conveyor can be oiled from the cab using controls in the display.
The following locations should be greased every 100 hours:
Grease zerks on the dry spinner spreader have been conveniently routed to two grease banks on the front and rear. Both grease banks are accessible from the ground.
Typical maintenance and service information included is listed in the table above.
NOTE: Always refer to the operator’s manual for complete maintenance and service recommendations.
The F4365 High-Capacity Nutrient Applicator offers the same spacious CommandView III cab found in larger John Deere tractors today. This cab will keep operators comfortable all day long while providing great visibility and increasing productivity.
The CommandARM has been updated and tailored for the specific needs of an operator. The air brake control system is integrated into the Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT™) control lever. The AutoTrac™ assisted steering sytsem resume and conveyor on buttons are located close to the IVT lever, so the operator will have minimal arm movement during application and headland turns. Additional controls for lighting, heating ventilation air conditioning (HVAC), radio, dry spinner spreader, and more are located conveniently close by.
The F4365 is using the Generation 4 CommandCenter display similar to what is being used in larger tractors today. SpreadStar™ system has also been updated to allow operators to see all key functions on one run screen including AutoTrac, John Deere Section Control, mapping, and dry spinner spreader settings. Importing and exporting user information and application data has been simplified and improved with Wireless Data Transfer, John Deere Operations Center, and AgLogic™ system.
The same great ComfortCommand Seat is used in the F4365 as what is in the 4 Series Sprayer. The seat provides superior ride quality with the ability to swivel 15 degrees to the left and 40 degrees to the right, improving operator comfort during application.
Additional cab features and options include a leather seat, Bluetooth® wireless system capability, a premium sound system, power mirrors, rear window tint, right-hand window wiper with fluid, and many more.
By keeping operators more comfortable during the day, the CommandView III cab will keep operators more comfortable, improve productivity while reducing the fatigue they experience throughout the day.
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