While the company gives credit to its 2011 product launch as its largest in history, the lineup for model year 2014 still grabs plenty of attention with brand-new, from-the-ground-up self-propelled sprayers and windrowers; advanced 7R and 8R series tractors; upgrades to combines; a liquid fertilizer applicator and more.
4 Series Sprayers
The new-from-the-ground-up 4 Series Self-propelled sprayers include two models, the 800-gal. R4030 and 1000-gal. R4038. Both models can be outfitted with 120’ booms as well as a 200 cu. ft. New Leader dry spinner box, come Direct Injection Ready, are built with CommandView II cabs, and feature fully integrated GreenStar 3 2630 displays. An optional Solution Command System provides push-button automated loading, and a front-fill option makes the process faster with 3" Quick Fill couplings. The boom has be re-engineered as has the suspension for better performance in the field and ride.
The R4030 model is outfitted with a 6.8 L PowerTech Plus PSS engine and has a four-wheel hydrostatic drive with a top field speed of 20 mph and 30 mph in transport. The R4038 sprayer is outfitted with a 9.0 L PowerTech Plus PSS engine and a hydrostatic drive with a top field speed of 25 mph and 35 mph in transport.
W235 Self-Propelled Windrower
The W235 Windrowers will be offered in two configurations, a Rotary (compatiable with 994 and 995 heads) and a Draper (compatible with the 600D head.) The W235 is the first John Deere windrower with integrated AutoTrac, and the new machines are outfitted with the same cab as S Series combines. The W235 features a 6.8 L Final Tier 4 engine, rated at 235 hp–30 hp more than the previous model. The cooling system has been redesigned with air being taken in from the top of the machine.
The 7R series features five models ranging from 170 to 242 PTO hp, powered by 6.8 and 9.0 L PowerTech PSS engines. All models can be geared with the new e23 Power Shift transmission with Efficiency Manager. The 7R tractors also feature a new cooling package that improved fluid economy. Inside the Commmand View III cab, the operator will find the new Command Arm and CommandCenter and 40 degree seat swivel.
John Deere is referring to its latest 8R tractor as "the most productive row crop tractor on the planet."
With five wheeled models and three tracked models, the series ranges from 200 PTO hp to 308 PTO hp. The top two wheeled models and all three tracked models are geared with IVT. The IVT is optional on the other four models and a 16-speed powershift is standard.
The model year 2014 8R tractor also feature the new Command View III cab and Command Arm and CommandCenter. The tractors are powered by a 9.0 L PowerTech PSS engine.
An optional 85 PGM hydraulic system is available for high-demand hydraulic applications.
S Series Combines
The lineup of John Deere combines has expanded with new options. As an option, the front axle of the four largest combines can be outfitted with 36" tracks. An automated Interactive Combine Adjustment system is standard for adjustment of combine settings on the go. In the cab, an optional leather seat can be heated and ventilated. And a Class 5 machine, the S650, has been added to the lineup and can be matched with a six-row corn head.
2510 Liquid Fertilizer Applicator
Two models of sidedress applicators are available–vertical or side-fold. The toolbars are 30’, 40’ or 60’ wide and each has 18 difference spacing and row configurations. And the applicator uses a GreenStar Rate Controller.
Wireless Data Transfer
To further expand its FarmSight strategy, John Deere introduces wireless data transfer. This will send data from the field to the farm office. Data is then available at MyJohnDeere.com, for download, analysis and other evaluation. The service is available as an upgrade to JDLink Ultimate with Remote Display Access.