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Monday 11 December 2017

7030 tractors get makeover with new five model 7R series

Bruce Lett

The 7030 Series tractors get a similar makeover, with the introduction of the five model emissionised 7R series. With maximum horsepowers of 230 to 310hp, the new 7R series offers a new high horsepower option for contractors and larger farm enterprises. A 9-litre PowerTech PVX engine powers the three larger models of 7230R, 7260R and 7280R, while the 7200R and 7215R are powered by their 6.8-litre PowerTech PSX engine.

Keeping the power plant cool is an electronically controlled viscous fan cooling system which automatically adjusts fan speed to match load changes. Transmission choices include PowerQuad Plus, AutoQuad Plus, a newly designed CommandQuad transmission and AutoPowr continuously variable transmission, which has also been completely redesigned, with all new hardware and control software.

The 7R Series tractors also feature the same newly designed Command View II cab as the 8R Series machines. Comfort options include either ActiveSeat suspension or HCS Plus hydraulic cab suspension.

The new right-hand CommandArm console with its integrated CommandCenter display puts all the main tractor functions within easy reach. The seven-inch CommandCenter display is ISOBUS compatible and includes Access Manager as standard, while the optional touch screen version also includes video capability.

Both standard and touch screen versions accommodate key applications such as the CAN-bus controlled SCVs and intelligent Total Equipment Control (iTEC), which allows the operator to automate multiple functions simultaneously.


GreenStar precision farming applications can now be operated via the display, including AutoTrac and SprayerPro. The CommandArm console also incorporates the settings for cruise control, iTEC, transmission and pto settings, hitch functions, air conditioning and radio controls, four-wheel drive engagement and the light controls.

The 7R Series have a newly designed chassis to handle the extra power. Optional is John Deere's ActiveCommand Steering system, which reduces steering effort in order to minimise operator fatigue, plus it has a Variable Ratio Steering module which reduces lock-to-lock turning in the field for quicker headland turns.

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In the hydraulic department, both hydraulic lift capacity and hydraulic flow is increased.

Maximum lift capacity is 9,562kg on the 7200R, 7215R and 7230R and 10,788kg on the 7260R and 7280R. Also available is a fully integrated front linkage and pto. The tractors also feature a new pick-up hitch. The new models will be supplied with complimentary JDLink Ultimate telematics plus Service ADVISOR remote monitoring and diagnostics systems for the first year.

Bruce Lett

Indo Farming

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