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Posted: February 27th 2012 @ 12:00 AM in Cross Implement Inc

Preliminary Nebraska OECD Tractor test results are in for the John Deere 7215R with the CommandQuad™ transmission. The 7215R provided power and efficiency results to reinforce that John Deere’s single fluid solution strategy to meet IT4 emissions regulations is a non-event for customers.

Preliminary Nebraska OECD Tractor test results are in for the John Deere 7215R with the CommandQuad™ transmission. The 7215R provided power and efficiency results to reinforce that John Deere’s single fluid solution strategy to meet IT4 emissions regulations is a non-event for customers.
 
The 7215R is the first 7R Series Tractor to be tested at Nebraska. This was also the first test of the new CommandQuad™ transmission. The 7215R outperformed its predecessor the 7930 with AutoQuad PLUS™ transmission in both power and fuel efficiency.
 
The 7215R delivered more horsepower on every test than the 7930. The 75 percent of pull at maximum power drawbar test is often considered the test that most closely replicates typical tractor field work, a comparison of this test is shown below. These results drive home the message that emissions compliance does not equate to less power.

The 7215R also outperformed the 7930 in all of the fuel efficiency tests, some of which are shown below. These results bust the rumour that John Deere’s single fluid IT4 solution cannot provide fuel efficiency improvements.

 

Engine performance

7930

7215R

Rated engine horsepower

220 hp

215 hp

75 percent pull; maximum power drawbar test

128.93 hp

132.62 hp

Fuel efficiency

75 percent pull; maximum power drawbar test

14.72 hp-hr/gal.

14.77 hp-hr/gal.

Rated engine speed PTO

17.41 hp-hr/gal.

17.60 hp-hr/gal.

 

In addition to great power and fuel efficiency, the John Deere 7215R also delivers with integrated technology. JDLink™ provides customers the opportunity to further optimize their operations and fuel consumption by having access to key machine information anytime, anywhere via the JDLink™ website. This allows them to optimize peak performance and increase profitability.
 
The results of the 7215R Nebraska OECD test further validates John Deere’s claim that its single fluid approach to IT4 emissions regulations is seamless for customers. John Deere continues to provide customers a total package solution to increase productivity and improve fuel efficiency with the R Series Row-Crop Tractors.

Official Nebraska OECD results will be posted spring 2012 and can be found on the Nebraska Tractor test lab website: http://tractortestlab.unl.edu/.