Deere reveals 2020 7R lineup

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A 330hp model will be the most powerful in the 7R range of tractors to be launched in 2020, with ordering and pricing information to be available from December.

Deere reveals 2020 7R lineup
The John Deere 7R 210 is standard equipped with a John Deere e23 PowerShift transmission


John Deere will introduce a new 330 horsepower (246kW) model into its 7R tractor range in 2020, the company has announced.

Ordering and pricing information for the new range will be available in December, with shipments expected to begin next May.

Check out how John Deere curbed equipment thefts in the UK here

The models range from the 7R 210 to the 7R 330, ascending in 20hp increments – with Deere saying the different options make the tractors ideal for diversified crop and livestock producers, as well as commercial hay growers and transport operators.

John Deere production agriculture marketing manager Tammy Lee says the updates make maintenance simpler and makes the tractors more dependable.

"We improved hydraulic and electrical routings, relocated and improved access for other components, simplified systems and improved on-board diagnostics to make maintenance and servicing easy," she says.

"In addition, the number of hydraulic connections was reduced, decreasing the number of potential leak points. A new decal was placed inside the tractor's hood panel with service and maintenance points clearly identified to make these tasks easier to perform."

A short wheelbase makes the 7R range highly manoeuvrable and well suited for seeding, baling or loader work, while John Deere’s e23 PowerShift transmission comes as standard and Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT) as an option.

The PowerShift transmission system has three modes of operation to keep a desired ground speed maintained based on load – with operators able to automate gear selection and RPMs to ensure it remains on track.

When customers equip a 7R Tractor with the IVT and add the optional CommandPRO multi-function control lever, they can control tractor speed, direction and implement control from the one place.

"The precise speed control of CommandPRO makes implement hookups easy and allows you to accelerate from zero to top speed with the push of the lever - perfect for road transport," Lee says.


All 7R Tractors can be equipped with an optional Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT), including the 7R 270 shown here.


Precision agriculture

For their 2020 models, Deere has made a series of precision technology updates to help operators remotely monitor and manage tractor and field operations, Lee says.

Each new 7R Tractor comes equipped with an integrated Gen 4 4600 Command Centre display, StarFire 6000 integrated receiver and AutoTrac activation as standard.

Deere says the new StarFire 6000 integrated receiver is more accurate than previous models, requiring no calibration of the Terrain Compensation Module (TCM), and is less vulnerable to theft.

"Coupled with the guidance system enhancements that were made, operators will be up and running with even greater accuracy in less time," Lee says.

"A full suite of John Deere technology is included for the seamless integration of automation, documentation and connectivity through the John Deere Operations Centre. This includes JDLink™ with five years of service, John Deere Connected Support™, Expert Alerts, Remote Display Access and Wireless Data Transfer - all backed by the industry's best dealer network."

"Additional premium or automation activations are available so customers can upgrade and choose the level of accuracy they prefer," she says.

Cab upgrades

The new cab on the 7R range is John Deere’s largest ever, with an extra 5cm of headroom and an entry path that is wider by 24 per cent.

Customers can choose from three Comfort and Convenience cab packages including Select, Premium and Ultimate.

The Ultimate cab includes an exclusive new leather seat with electronic adjustment, heating, ventilation and massage features, smartphone integration with a 16.5 cm touchscreen display and multi-speaker system.

Also included in the Ultimate cab are a leather-wrapped steering wheel, footrests and carpeted floor mat.

In addition, three Visibility packages are offered, Select, Premium and Ultimate.

For more efficient night-time operation, Ultimate Visibility features 22 work LED and eight convenience LED lights, twice as many lights as current models.

This gives an operator 360 degrees of lighting coverage while working on or servicing their equipment.

The Ultimate Visibility package also comes with electric, heated, telescopic mirrors; wipers and sunshades on the front, right-hand side and rear; and integrated rear cameras.

Another change John Deere made was to replace the previous hydro-pneumatic cab suspension system with a mechanical system, which Lee says was done without sacrificing existing comfort and performance levels.

"For customers who demand an even smoother ride and higher levels of industry-leading comfort, they can add either a new ActiveSeat II or our proven Triple-Link Suspension Plus," she says.

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