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John Deere's new 7R Series

02/16/2012 @ 10:05am

From head to toe, John Deere's 7R Series tractors include a wide array of customer-driven features, yet they boast much of the same performance found in the larger 8R Series tractors.

Features like the fully automatic infinitely variable transmission (IVT) and CommandQuad transmission, options for larger tires, a compact chassis, and greater engine horsepower ratings offer you the ability to handle everything from tillage to planting to haying.

On top of that, Deere has also integrated an Interim Tier 4 EGR PowerTech engine.

“The 7R Series tractors are completely new from the ground up,” says Jarrod McGinnis, John Deere division marketing manager. “They are designed for the producer who needs a more versatile tractor that has more horsepower, more fuel capacity, and greater hitch-lift capacity to handle larger implements and be more productive in the field.”

Compared to their larger-frame 7030 Series predecessors, the 7R Series have 30% more fuel capacity and 23% greater hitch-lift capacity.

An optional integrated front hitch and PTO are also available so you have the ability to run a variety of front-driven equipment. The three-speed economy PTO with power-assist PTO shifting for rear-driven equipment is a fuel-saving option.

Inside the cab

To enhance your comfort and experience, the cab has been given a major makeover. The roomier CommandView II Cab provides improved visibility to the drawbar and has optional touchscreen video-capable CommandCenter display.

These models can also be equipped with ActiveCommand Steering to deliver precise steering control. For an even better ride, you have the further option of adding an adaptive hydraulic cab suspension system that reads multiple tractor inputs to automatically adjust suspension.

“Along with being a very versatile tractor, the 7R is one of the most comfortable and easy-to-handle tractors in its class,” notes McGinnis. “Fingertip controls and improved steering and suspension features make it easier to spend longer days in the field, even under rough conditions.”

What you won't see

One thing you won't see is an external treatment filter.

“We designed the 7R tractors with the exhaust treatment filter under the hood and streamlined the overall look of these tractors. Many of these features are what customers have asked for in a 200- to 280-hp. row-crop tractor, and we've built them in the 7R models.”

These are the five tractor models in the 7R Series:

● 7200R: 200 engine hp., PowerTech PSX 6.8L engine

● 7215R: 215 engine hp., PowerTech PSX 6.8L engine

● 7230R: 230 engine hp., PowerTech PVX 9.0L engine

● 7260R: 260 engine hp., PowerTech PVX 9.0L engine

● 7280R: 280 engine hp., PowerTech PVX 9.0L engine

Base list prices range from $168,419 to $219,641.

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