Thursday, 13 August 2020 10:06

The green machine updates its range

Written by  Mark Daniel
A key enhancement for the new 7R Tractor series, used for hay and forage work, is the addition of LSB (large square baler) Ride Control. A key enhancement for the new 7R Tractor series, used for hay and forage work, is the addition of LSB (large square baler) Ride Control.

John Deere has announced updates and additions to its lineup of 7R and 8R tractors for the 2021 model year.

The 7R Series will see the addition of the 7R 350, with a 350hp (257kW)-rated engine, which is a 20 hp increase over the current flagship, and a base weight of approximately 11,200kg.

This means the 7R 350 delivers the best power to weight ratio of any John Deere tractor on offer.

Standard equipment includes Triple Link Suspension and Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT™) with the option of CommandPRO™ controls for precise speed control and easy implement hook-ups. 

Another key enhancement for 7R Tractors, used for hay and forage work, is the addition of LSB Ride Control. This integrated system controls the vibrations typically created by the high inertial forces created by large square balers (LSB) that often result in poor ride quality and increased driver fatigue. 

Working with a system on the large square baler, LSB Ride Control modulates the tractor’s IVT to compensate for the rocking motion of the baler plunger.

LSB Ride Control is available as a factory-installed option for MY21 on 7R Tractors equipped with an IVT and is compatible with John Deere L331 or L341 Large Square Balers. 

From 2021, John Deere will make ActiveCommand Steering™ 2 (ACS 2) available as a factory-installed option on 7R and 8R Tractors.

This replaces the original ActiveCommand Steering system, adding features and capabilities to further improve the driving experience of the tractor in the paddock or on the road.

ACS 2 reduces steering effort for the operator and improves line holding during transport, offering operators the ability to adjust steering sensitivity and steering wheel resistance.

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