In the first make-over of its popular 7R Series tractors since their introduction in 2011, John Deere is rolling out five new models from 210 to 290 engine horsepower for 2014. Along with a new engine that meets Final Tier 4 emissions requirements and the e23 Power Shift Transmission, the new 7R Tractors provide customers with more power, performance and greater comfort and control.

Powered by a 6.8L or 9.0L PowerTech PSS engine with Deere’s efficient selective catalytic reduction system, these tractors deliver 10-20 more horsepower and more torque than previous models.

Transmission options include CommandQuad Eco, which is available on the 7210R and 7230R models, and the new e23 Power Shift Transmission with Efficiency Manager, standard on all five 7R models. The e23 PST has 23 equally spaced forward gears and 11 reverse gears that enable the efficiency advantages of an infinitely variable-speed transmission with the smoothness and simplicity of a powershift. The Efficiency Manager feature optimizes fluid economy during field operations and transport. IVT is also available for all models.

John Deere 7R series tractor

In addition, the new 7R series has many features in common with their larger new 8R cousins, including the redesigned CommandARM with improved ergonomics and more intuitive control of major tractor functions such as throttle, AutoTrac resume button, transmission speed and direction, SCVs, PTO and hitch. Depending on the model, the CommandARM comes with a 7-inch 4100 CommandCenter Display or a 10-inch 4600 display. Both are AutoTrac capable and feature an easier-to-use operator interface.

Jarrod McGinnis, division marketing manager for John Deere, says “with factory-installed John Deere FarmSight components and other integrated technologies, the 7R Tractors deliver a premium operator experience along with superior performance in the field. The remote machine information systems provide off-site dealer diagnostic capabilities and help reduce downtime and operational costs.”

All 7R Series Tractors have the roomy CommandView III cab that is quieter due to a laminated front windshield that dampens outside noise. The cab features an operator’s seat that swivels 40° right for easier viewing of rear implements. Other options include the convenience of an in-cab refrigerator and LED lighting package that provides 40% greater illumination compared to HID lights.