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John Deere announces 2012 7R Series

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

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.

Inside the cab, John Deere has made major changes to enhance the operating
experience. Along with a roomier CommandViewTM II Cab that gives the operator
improved visibility to the drawbar, the 7R Series Tractors have an optional
touch-screen video capable CommandCenterTM Display.

The 7R models also can be equipped with ActiveCommand SteeringTM (ACS), which
utilizes breakthroughs in steering technology to deliver the ultimate in
precise steering control, especially at transport speeds. Another available
option is an adaptive hydraulic cab suspension system that reads multiple
tractor inputs to automatically adjust the suspension for an improved ride.

“Along with being a very versatile tractor, the 7R is one of the most
comfortable and easy-to-handle tractors in its class,” says McGinnis.

controls and improved steering and suspension features make it easier on the
operators to spend longer days in the field, even under rough conditions.”

Other new features include the availability of six SCVs for greater hydraulic
versatility and the addition of right-hand steps to make it more convenient to
access the right side of the tractor.

“One thing customers will not see is an external exhaust treatment filter,”
notes McGinnis. “We designed the new 7R Tractors with the exhaust treatment
filter under the hood and streamlined the overall look of these tractors,
beyond just increasing their power and performance. Many of these features are
what customers have asked for in a 200 to 280 horsepower row-crop tractor and
we’ve built them into the new 7R models.”

John Deere 7R Series Tractors will be available at your local John Deere dealer
in June 2011. For more information on these and the entire lineup of John Deere
tractors, see your local John Deere dealer or visit

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