John Deere’s latest updated 7R series tractors will be unveiled at the biennial Agritechnica show in Germany in two weeks’ time.

Model numbering has moved away from the grouping of numbers and letters, with the two separated in the new series. For example, what was previously numbered 7310R now becomes 7R 310.

The introduction of the 7R 330 has seen the smallest model, the 7230R, discontinued to remain a five-model range. The 7R 330 delivers a maximum power rating of 363hp, or 373hp with Intelligent Power Management. As before, all models are available with Deere’s Autopowr and e23 powershift transmissions.

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The more futuristic-looking cab sees plenty of changes, starting with a wider entry, lower door handles, a relocated air conditioning unit leaving more head room and reduced noise levels. The CommandPRO joystick first introduced on the 6R series tractors is now optionally available across all 7R tractors, fitted with the firm’s Autopowr transmission.

Improvements in operator comfort have been made with the introduction of a new seat which features heating, active air circulation, massage functions and various electric and pneumatic adjustment. The Active Seat II suspension system has been improved to provide better response and increased reduction of vertical shocks.

Other in-cab upgrades include a larger fridge, a 60% more efficient LED lighting package, and an improved sound system with the introduction of Apple CarPlay.

Deere’s Autotrac automatic steering system has been optimised with wireless transfer of data to the John Deere Operations Centre. The service is free for five years. All field boundaries, guidance lines, setup data and crop documentation can be managed using this platform.

The new AutoSetup System makes it possible to download all field, machine and implement data directly to the tractor. This cloud-based system simplifies the process meaning no lengthy data transfer process is required.

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