John Deere’s latest generation of 110 to 203hp tractors
from Mannheim offers nine different models combining new Tier
3 engine technology with Intelligent Power Management, field
proven features and numerous ergonomic improvements.
Replacing the 6020 Series tractors, which were introduced in
2001, the new 6030 and 7030 Series Mannheim made tractors retain
John Deere’s proven full frame concept, modular transmission
and lifelong components such as the Perma Clutch 2. The new range
includes two brand new six-cylinder models, the 7430 and 7530,
which extend the full frame concept for the first time into the
180 to 200hp bracket.
The new 6030 and 7030 Series tractors from Mannheim feature
high pressure common rail PowerTech Plus diesel engines, which
use the latest technology to deliver more power and usable torque.
They are equipped with a variable geometry turbocharger for better
fuel efficiency and engine responsiveness.
In addition, improved airflow and combustion efficiency are
provided by four valves per cylinder in combination with a cooled
exhaust gas recirculation system, to meet cleaner emission requirements
without adversely affecting engine efficiency or fuel consumption.
All 30 Series Premium tractors are available with the unique
Intelligent Power Management system, which generates extra engine
power for pto and transport applications – up to an additional
25hp depending on the model range. The extra power is provided
during rear pto operations when the tractor is moving and the
pto system detects a load, or during transport when travelling
above 8.7mph (14kph).
A number of styling and ergonomic changes inside and outside
the cab are designed to enhance operator comfort and help increase
productivity. The newly contoured bonnet gives it a narrower
look and feel, while retaining the overall family appearance
of the 7000 and 8000 Series tractors. The optional Xenon working
lights provide more flexibility, better visibility at night and
allow longer working hours with less operator fatigue.
The 30 Series tractor cabs are now rated at 70.6dBA, the quietest
on the market, and feature hydraulic cab suspension (HCS) and
an entirely new interior design. The cab is mounted on new pivot
bearings at the front, and the rear HCS cylinders have integrated
rubber ISO mounts to reduce noise levels. The dashboard, right
hand console and left hand storage area come in new lighter colours
with improved outlines, while the seat has a deeper base cushion
to provide the driver with a more comfortable working environment.
For an easier reach from the steering wheel, the left hand reverser
has been integrated into the newly designed dashboard, just like
the windshield wiper lever and the direction indicator, which
is now self-cancelling as in a car. To provide the driver with
a perfect view of the instrument panel from any position, the
whole dashboard can now be moved telescopically.
A new one piece, right hand console incorporates the most ergonomically
placed controls for a wide range of applications and operating
requirements, including a choice of mechanical or electrical
selective control valves on the right hand side. Front and rear
pto switches are now located directly in line and are in an easier
location between the other controls, while the buttons for the
Headland Management System (HMS) sequencing and AutoTrac assisted
steering are integrated into the side of the electronic hitch
The new CommandCenter on every 6030 and 7030 Series Premium
tractor is a combination of information centre and set-up monitor
in one large, full colour display. For frequently used functions
such as the settings for the hitch, engine, transmission, HMS
and SCVs there are shortcut keys on the control panel giving
quick and direct access for setting changes.
Those functions which are less often used are featured in a
single menu page, which can be accessed by pressing a menu button
and using the rotating dial. Extra settings can be engaged via
free programmable hotkeys on top of the CommandCenter, which
also serves as an information centre to display relevant tractor
For instance, to operate the new Triple Link Suspension (TLS)
Plus system, the driver can choose one of three operating modes
via the menu page, either Auto, Max or Manual. The system automatically
produces a progressive spring adjustment to provide the best
ride quality under extreme conditions. In Max mode, maximum stiffness
is achieved by raising the system’s hydraulic pressure,
an ideal solution for pallet work, for example, where placement
accuracy is essential.
Transmission options remain the same as on previous models.
The new 30 Series CommandARM option integrates the AutoPowr lever
with the new right hand console, while for the ultimate in luxury
a leather seat and leather steering wheel are also optionally
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