New John Deere 7R in 2021

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John Deere will launch a new 7R that delivers the best power to weight ratio of any of its tractors, the company has announced in a series of updates.

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ACS 2 can make it easier to turn in the paddock or be set to provide more automotive-like steering during transport

Available to order now for delivery early next year, the new 7R 350 will have a 350 horsepower (257kW) engine and a base weight of about 11.2 tonnes.

The new model will have 20hp more than the 7R 330, the largest 7R that is currently available, and comes with Triple Link Suspension and Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT) as standard.

John Deere tactical marketing segment manager Marko Koelln says the new 7R 350 is an ideal choice for jobs that require both power and mobility – such as hauling heavy loads or powering mowing and baling equipment.

"Customers will benefit from the manoeuvrability and lighter footprint of the smaller chassis offered by this tractor," he says.

Koelln adds that new technologies, such as Deere’s CommandPro controls for easy implement hook-ups and its Large Square Baler (LSB) Ride Control system, will also make life easier for hay and forage work.

The new John Deere 7R
New to the 7R Series lineup is the 7R 350, with 257kW (350 horsepower) rated engine

The LSB Ride Control system compensates for any rocking or vibrations caused by the movement of a baler plunger by moderating the tractor’s Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT) to compensate, even as paddock conditions change.


Deere is now providing the IVT as an option for its 6M range of tractors. Read more here.


"As we know, the high inertial forces imposed by Large Square Balers (LSB) can subject the tractor cab to strong movements, which can result in poor ride quality and place strain on the operator," he says.

"LSB Ride Control allows operators to operate large hay implements and large square balers more easily, minimise compaction damage due to the 7R 350’s lighter footprint, and to perform mowing, merging, baling and moving bales with one tractor."

The system is compatible with John Deere L331 or L341 Large Square Balers and will be available as a factory-installed option on IVT-equipped 7R tractors from 2021.

On top of this, Deere will make the second generation of its ActiveCommand Steering system available as a factory-installed option on 7R and 8R Tractors in 2021.

The ACS 2 system has new features designed to improve line holding during transport and to let the operator adjust steering sensitivity and resistance, or use variable-ratio steering, to best match what they are doing.

"For example, ACS 2 can be set to make it easier to turn the tractor in the paddock or can be set to provide a more automotive-like steering experience during transport," Koelln says.

John Deere 8R with a baler behind
Finally, John Deere also will offer Low Sidewall (LSW) Tyres as an option on its three largest 8R Tractors – the 8R 340, 8R 370 and 8R 410 – in 2021.

"8R Tractors require Independent Link Suspension to be equipped with Low Sidewall Tyres. This combination provides outstanding ride quality with all the benefits of a single tyre and a large footprint, such as decreased compaction, in a narrow transport option," Koelln says.

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