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John Deere CUT Loader and Backhoe

John Deere continues to evolve its expansive line of compact utility tractor implements with two additions, the 260B Backhoe and 120R Loader. Building upon previous models, the new implement offerings feature improvements that offer operators the power and productivity needed to get a variety of jobs done.

“When designing our latest backhoe and loader models, we listened to customer feedback, making key changes to improve operator ease and productivity,” said DeMark Cole, Product Specialist for Compact Utility Tractors. “The 260B and 120R retain the features that customers loved from previous models, and include updates to simplify tasks, including implement attachment and detachment, and routine maintenance.”

John Deere S700 Combine

The most advanced grain harvesting technology from front to back is featured in the combines and headers John Deere is introducing for model year 2018 production. This includes four new S700 Combine models (S760, S770, S780 and S790) that offer producers significant improvements in “smart” technology, improved operator comfort and better data, along with the 700C/FC Series Corn Heads and 700D Drapers for more efficient grain harvesting.

Building on the proven field performance of the S600 Combines introduced in 2012, the new S700 Combines incorporate the latest in automated harvesting technology. Many of these changes make it easier on the operator by allowing the combine to make needed adjustments automatically, on the go.

John Deere Vertical Tillage Tool

Producers looking for an affordable vertical tillage tool that sizes and buries residue in the fall or prepares smooth seedbeds in the spring have another option: The new Frontier VT17 Series Vertical Tillage Tool from John Deere.

Vertical tillage enables producers to operate their machines at higher speeds, up to 10 mph, while minimizing erosion and reducing soil compaction.  According to Scott Geier, marketing manager, partnered products for John Deere, the new Frontier VT17 Series Vertical Tillage Tools can be easily adjusted and custom-configured to best fit the level of residue management and tillage that customers want.

John Deere 4640 Display

The new John Deere 4640 Universal Display raises the bar for performance, uptime and cost of operation as part of the latest John Deere Generation 4 Operating System. For customers, this translates into better data collection, increased application functionality, and greater choice for monitoring and managing many tractor-driven field operations.

The new 4640 Universal Display enables customers to use the most common and popular John Deere applications, including AutoTrac, documentation, and Section Control, in a portable display that has the latest internal components, design and user interface.

John Deere 5R Series

John Deere introduces its new 5R Series Tractors that leverage existing technologies normally found in large tractors, to provide customers with unrivaled maneuverability, an easy-to-use transmission, increased visibility, loader integration, and operator comfort.

A 7.4-foot wheelbase paired with a 60-degree steering angle, provides a tight turning radius of 12.1 feet. Customers working in confined areas such as barns, will be able to easily maneuver in tight areas increasing their productivity.

CommandViewTM III Cab

Producers and ag service providers can enhance the capabilities of their new John Deere 4-Series Sprayers by adding a new lightweight carbon fiber boom and new CommandViewTM III cab that provides all-day comfort and a customizable workspace.

“The CommandView III cab comes equipped with the John Deere 4600 CommandCenter that enables producers and ag service providers to efficiently capture, manage and transfer data. The redesigned CommandARMTM features a multi-function handle to give operators additional ways to customize their work environment,” says Doug Felter, marketing manager, application equipment for John Deere. An optional heated, fully ventilated leather seat, also is available and can swivel up to 15 degrees for improved operator visibility to the area behind the sprayer.

John Deere Logo

John Deere announces that it has significantly increased the warranty periods for its Ag and Turf equipment parts, retroactive to parts sold after November 1, 2016. The new warranty terms apply to dealer-installed John Deere original equipment manufactured (OEM) parts and labor, as well as non-dealer or customer-installed John Deere OEM parts for the company’s Ag and Turf lines of equipment.

Josh Dinwiddie, project manager for parts, service and attachment marketing for John Deere, says the changes to the John Deere Ag and Turf parts warranty terms further enhance the value of the company’s OEM parts and dealership services for all their customers, no matter what Ag or Turf equipment they own.

John Deere 2320 Field Cultivator

To help producers prepare a more agronomically sound seedbed ahead of the planter in often short time windows, John Deere introduces two new tillage tools. These next-generation secondary tillage implements are designed from “below the ground up” to work faster and smarter, making customers more productive while effectively handling tough soil conditions and high levels of crop residue at speeds up to 10 mph.

“Producers are continually demanding more from their tillage equipment in terms of soil mixing and residue management, faster operating speeds and more precise depth control,” says Jarred Karnei, product marketing manager for John Deere. “To meet those needs, we’ve increased working widths and operating speeds, and provided a wider array of finishing attachments to create that custom field finish and firm seedbed that’s so important for uniform germination and crop establishment.”

John Deere 3025E

To meet varied customer needs and budgets, John Deere expands its popular 3E Series Compact Utility Tractor line to include the 3025E model. With the addition of a 25-horsepower option, John Deere now offers a reliable trio of compact utility tractors all the way up to 38 horsepower.

“Our 3E Series compact tractors have a reputation for being reliable machines that customers can trust to power through the toughest of jobs,” said Michelle Bentley, product marketing manager. “With the new 3025E, John Deere has combined capability and comfort at an affordable price, meeting a diverse range of needs for our hardworking customers.”

John Deere 2R Series

Customers seeking a solution for increased productivity without sacrificing comfort will appreciate the expansion of the John Deere 2R Series Compact Utility Tractor line. Two new large-chassis models, the 2032R and 2038R, feature a redesigned body for improved stability and an offering in the 38 horsepower range, providing more options for any size operation.

The wide tractor stance and longer wheelbase of the 2032R and 2038R, combined with increased tractor weight, improve stability when navigating a variety of different terrains. A premium suspension seat, ergonomic controls, tilt steering wheel, cruise control and thick rubber floor mat provide a comfortable operator experience, reducing operator fatigue. Additionally, the 2R Series Compact Utility Tractors are equipped with standard work lights on the fender and an optional premium LED work light kit, allowing operators to extend the workday, optimizing productivity.

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