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John Deere unveils new 7050 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters

Agriculture.com Staff 08/23/2007 @ 10:00am

From tractors, to combines, to cotton pickers John Deere has unveiled more than ten new products for 2008.

Ranging from 75 to 140 PTO horsepower, the new 6030 and 7030 tractor line from Deere "can be configured from economical to premium models to meet any farm, ranch or worksite application and provide flexible, cost-effective performance to get the job done, day in and day out," says Jason Daly of John Deere. “The economical PowerTech E engines, available as the exclusive engine offering on the 6030 and 7030 Series Tractors, feature a two-valve common rail design with dual-temperature cooling, viscous drive fan and electronic engine management. They have plenty of lugging power to get the job done and an impressive torque rise of 35%."

PowerTech Plus engines are standard equipment on all 6030 Premium and 7030 Premium models. These powerplants feature a four-valve common rail fuel delivery, a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT), exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and dual temperature cooling.

A wide variety of transmissions offerings are available in the new line including the tried-and-true PowrQuad Plus units that offer four powershift gears within four ranges and is available in a transport speed up to 19 mph. For faster transport speeds and gear selection AutoQuad PLUS provides automatic shifting within each of its six ranges and transport speeds up to 25 mph. "The ultimate option, however, is the advanced Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT) available exclusively in our Premium line of tractors," says Alejandro Galindo of Deere.

A more economical transmission option, SyncroPlus, is available on the 6030 and 7030 mid-specification models. This unit provides a fully synchronizable clutch system that allows shifting on the go.

Specifications for the 6030 and 7030 Series line include:

Model 6230 - 75 hp. - 4.5 liter engine

Model 6330 - 85 hp. - 4.5 liter engine

Model 6430 - 95 hp. - 4.5 liter engine

Model 7130 - 100 hp. - 6.8 liter engine

Model 7230 - 110 hp. - 6.8 liter engine

Model 7330 - 125 hp. - 6.8 liter engine

Model 7430 - 140 hp. - 6.8 liter engine

The big boys in Deere's tractor line, the new 9030 Series, justify that classification offering working output ranging from 325 to 530 horsepower. All told, Deere turned out eight new tire- and track-equipped four-wheel-drive models. Included in this fleet are tractors specifically engineered for construction job-site scraper applications.

All the tractors include Deere's PowerTech Plus engine designed with four valves per cylinder, exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and a variable geometry turbo (VGT). The powerplants deliver up to a 38% torque rise and a 10% power bulge.

"Engine efficiency is enhanced with a new cooling package, including the patented Vari-Cool fan drive and cooling system," explains Don Worner of John Deere. "The mechanical-type fan runs only at the necessary speed to meet the cooling requirements of the tractor, increasing fuel efficiency and reducing power consumption."

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