John Deere announces 2012 7R Series
With a focus on increased power, versatility, capacity and improved operator comfort, John Deere introduces the 7R Series Tractors for the 2011-2012 season. These completely new row-crop tractor models have many of the performance features found in the larger 8R Series, making them even more productive in the field.
The five new 7R models available this fall include:
- 7200R – 200 engine horsepower; PowerTechTM PSX 6.8L Engine
- 7215R – 215 engine horsepower; PowerTech PSX 6.8L Engine
- 7230R – 230 engine horsepower; PowerTech PVX 9.0L Engine
- 7260R – 260 engine horsepower; PowerTech PVX 9.0L Engine
- 7280R – 280 engine horsepower; PowerTech PVX 9.0L Engine
The 7R Series Tractors come with a wide array of new customer-driven features including the new IVT and Command QuadTM transmissions, options for larger tires, compact chassis, and greater engine horsepower ratings. These features give the 7R Tractors the versatility to handle the tillage, planting, haying, loader work and many other tough chores on the farm.
According to Jarrod McGinnis, John Deere division marketing manager for 7 family tractors, these new tractors represents the next generation of power in an easy-to-operate, performance-driven row-crop tractor from John Deere.
“The 7R Series Tractors are completely new from the ground up,” McGinnis says. “They are designed for the producer who needs a more versatile tractor that has more horsepower, more fuel capacity, and greater hitch-lift capacity in order to handle larger implements and be more productive in the field. At the same time, we’ve integrated a new Interim Tier 4 EGR PowerTech engine, a fully automatic Infinitely Variable Transmission and other cutting edge technologies into these tractors to deliver improved fuel efficiency.”
The 7R Tractors have 30 percent more fuel capacity and 23 percent greater hitch-lift capacity compared to their large-frame 7030 series predecessors. In addition, this new series has an optional integrated front hitch and PTO so producers can easily operate front-driven equipment such as triple-mounted mower-conditioners, snow blowers and a wide range of other attachments. For rear-driven equipment, a new 3-speed economy PTO with power-assist PTO shifting is an available fuel-saving option.