John Deere’s new 7280R tractor has been chosen as Tractor of the Year 2012 from a group of seven finalists by a jury of 20 European farm machinery magazine editors.
John Deere 7280R Awarded Tractor of the Year 2012
The award was made at the Agritechnica event in Hanover, Germany (15-19 November 2011), which is the world’s largest indoor agricultural equipment show.
James Wienkes (pictured left), tractor engineering manager at the John Deere Waterloo Works in the US, and German branch manager Helmut Korthöber received the Tractor of the Year 2012 trophy at the show on behalf of John Deere.
The John Deere 7280R develops a maximum of 310hp with Intelligent Power Management (IPM) and represents state-of-the-art tractor technology. In addition to featuring a fuel-efficient Stage IIIB diesel-only engine, the 7280R is available with ActiveCommand Steering, which won a DLG Gold Medal at Agritechnica in 2009.
The optional ActiveCommand Steering system automatically adapts the steering force for optimum control and manoeuvrability in the field and on the road. In addition, the tractor’s CommandView II cab with CommandArm operator console, GreenStar 3 CommandCenter display and optionally available ActiveSeat suspension – which won a DLG Silver Medal this year – provides ultimate operator comfort.
The 7280R is designed as a highly versatile workhorse for contractors and larger arable farms, and is equipped ex-factory with complimentary JDLink Ultimate telematics plus Service ADVISOR remote monitoring and diagnostics systems for the first year of ownership. For added security, all 7R Series tractors are fitted as standard with CESAR Datatag and immobiliser systems, with a unique transponder based key.
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