With the new year will come newly redesigned John Deere tractors for 2014 that offer updates that farmers will really appreciate.
Jarrod McGinnis, division manager of the 7 and 8 series tractors with John Deere, was talking about the new tractors during the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) meeting last week in Kansas City. You might recall that Jarrod gave us a preview of the new rides back in August.
McGinnis says the tractors meet the final tier 4 emissions standards, but farmers are likely to most appreciate the creature comforts such as a new command center. To help eliminate fatigue in the cab, refrigerators are available as an option, extra swivel in the seat to take a look behind and see how things are tracking, and the new laminated glass makes for a quieter ride. The new 8R line has much bigger tires, Jarrod tells me that this is so there is more power to the ground.
You can listen to my interview with Jarrod here [wpaudio url=”http://zimmcomm.biz/nafb/nafb-13-johndeere-mcginnis.mp3″ text=”Interview with Jarrod McGinnis, John Deere”]