OLATHE, Kan. (October 31, 2022) – John Deere announced updates and new options for its lineup of 7R Tractors that improve operator comfort, ride and driving performance during transport. Updates include new Reactive Steering and increased steering capacity.
These mid-year updates for 2023 7R Tractors benefit commercial hay growers, livestock producers, and row-crop and small-grains farmers. They are an ideal size to maneuver around tight spaces such as barnyards or they can be easily paired with John Deere planters or tillage tools for work in the field.
“All 7R customers will benefit from the increased steering capacity thanks to the updated, 50% larger hydraulic components in the steering system,” said Ryan Jardon, marketing manager for John Deere. “Customers using larger front tires or heavy front implements, such as loaders or mowers, will appreciate the tractor’s ability to maneuver around in tight quarters and at low speeds.”
When compared to previous 7R models, Jardon said the improvements make it easier to use them to cut hay, and to move material when equipped with a John Deere loader. “They also provide excellent maneuverability that comes in handy when cleaning livestock pens and barns,” Jardon said. In addition, 7R Tractors can be equipped to operate triple-mounted mower conditioners and large square balers that require extra PTO and hydraulic power.
“Customers who use these tractors for transport purposes, such as hauling manure or forage, told us they wanted their tractor to drive more like their car or truck,” Jardon said. New, optional Reactive Steering is available and provides a modern automotive experience on the road that makes it easier to drive in a straight line with less effort. This is the first time this option is being offered on John Deere Tractors. Reactive Steering assists in returning the tractor’s steering wheel to neutral (center/straight ahead),providing an enhanced transport and roading experience for the operator.
Other available steering options include ActiveCommand SteeringTM 2 (ACS2), which reduces the amount of steering input required in field applications, improving operator comfort and preventing oversteering when a quick steering reaction is made.
Eight models are available from 210- to 350-rated engine horsepower and include the 7R 210, 7R 230, 7R 250, 7R 270, 7R 290, 7R 310, 7R 330 and 7R 350.
John Deere also has partnered with PTG to offer a central tire inflation system for select 7R Tractors as an allied agreement. This system helps operators ensure tire pressure is optimized, regardless of the task at hand: e.g., higher pressures on the road, and lower pressures in the field.
Updated 7R Tractors and options are now available to order. For more information about these updates, visit John.Deere.com or your local John Deere dealer.