They were just introduced in 2011, but John Deere found ways to give the popular 7R Series Tractors a makeover to bring on five new 7R models from 210 to 290 engine horsepower for 2014.
Jarrod McGinnis, division marketing manager for John Deere, says the new FT4 engine and the transmission options help the 7R Series Tractors offer greater productivity and value to customers.
“These new machines are more fluid efficient and offer increased horsepower for exceptional engine, hydraulic and PTO performance that many customers want in a highly versatile row-crop tractor.”
Besides that, they have some great new comfort and efficiency features, such as the roomy CommandView™ III cab that is quieter due to a laminated front windshield that dampens outside noise. The cab features an operator’s seat that swivels 40-degrees right for easier viewing of rear implements. Other options include the convenience of an in-cab refrigerator and LED lighting package that provides 40 percent greater illumination compared to HID lights.
Jerrod also talks about the similar new features for the more powerful 8R Series Tractors with FT4 engines in this interview: [wpaudio url=”http://zimmcomm.biz/john-deere/jd-intro-13-jerrod.mp3″ text=”Interview with John Deere’s Jerrod McGinnis”]
You will be able to see the new 7R series at Farm Progress Show next week but for now take a ride John Deere manufacturing rep Mark Mohr to check out some of the new features of the 7R series tractors for 2014: