John Deere Launches Tractors, Planters, Technology

Transmission and seeding equipment highlight a new product launch by John Deere.

New technology, convenience and power highlight the launch of the 7020 series tractors.

The series features four models, ranging from 95 to 125 pto hp. They include a new PowrQuad Plus transmission with a left-hand reverser, ideal for fieldwork, loader applications and transport.

A single-lever, push-button electronic gear selector makes shifting easy, and the tractors have four powershift speeds in each synchronized range.

All 7020 tractors feature the Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT) that combines electronic engine management and transmission control.
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Selecting the proper gear to optimize tractor productivity may no longer be a concern with John Deere's new Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT).

The transmission, available on the 7000 Ten series, 7020 series and the 6420 tractors, provides infinitely variable speed selection from 164'/hour (creep mode) to 25 mph (road speed).

Without complicated and numerous controls, the IVT requires only three steps: the operator starts the tractor, selects direction of movement with the left-hand reverser and accelerates using the hand or foot throttle.

With the footbrake and integrated AutoClutch, there is also no clutching. The operator can stop the tractor at any speed or engine rpm by simply depressing the foot brakes. In addition, a left-hand reverser with a PowerZero function will stop the tractor and hold it stationary whatever the engine rpm or slope.
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The new 1790 front-fold planter provides greater capacity, more efficiency and productivity, according to company officials.

The planter features a new frame, hydraulic system, markers and drives. It also boasts the new Central Commodity System (CCS) for seed delivery and the new Pro-Series row unit.

The planter is available in 12-, 16- and 24-row options, with various row widths, including 15".

The CCS tanks use a polyethylene design to ensure maximum durability. With two tanks on each planter, they have a combined seed capacity of 70 bu on the 30' planters and 100 bu on 40' planters.
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New Holland Unveils Combine

New Holland's new CR series Twin Rotor combines promise improved grain handling, tank capacity, cab design and maneuverability, according to New Holland.

In addition, the self-leveling cleaning system boosts capacity, both on level ground and on slopes up to 17%. Head attachments and hydraulics are both located on the left side, allowing for quick and easy head changes.

Four models ranging from 255 to 370 hp are available. The larger combine models feature a 300+ bu grain tank, and 18-21 augers deliver grain at 3 bu/second.
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