For a successful planting season, several components need to come together, including favorable planting conditions, a motivated farmer(s), and appropriate machinery and equipment to put the farmer in the best position to realize success.
What is the John Deere 7230?
The John Deere 7230 tractor is a versatile machine that possesses several features that are critical for planting success. The John Deere 7230 is designed to combine the versatility of a UTV and a tractor with the addition of enough power to perform in the field. The John Deere 7230 does just that, separating it from the pack. In the field, long days can seem so much shorter while operating this machine, thanks to its features.
In this post, we will take a look at 5 key features and discuss how each one can assist farmers in achieving all of their planting season goals.
Innovative Hydraulic System
The John Deere 7230 features a closed-center, pressure-and-flow compensated (PFC) hydraulic system with 29 gpm of flow to the remotes and 405 psi to 2900 psi of variable working pressure. Depending on the size of the load being placed on the machine, a valve on the pump can immediately initiate pump flow when needed. Benefits of the hydraulic system include a reduced load on the engine, improved fuel efficiency, and enhanced engine cooling, which are all critical during long days of planting on the field.
This machine features a 6.8 L air-to-water after-cooled engine that provides power to a wide range of rpm. The power found in this engine allows the operator to push or pull through the toughest planting conditions, and an electronic fuel injection system senses engine load and instantly responds as needed in order to pull through tough spots. Fewer shifts due to the fuel injection system result in less downshifting, which translates to fewer ground variations and more overall tractor productivity.
Laforge GreenLink Hitches
We understand the planting process extends beyond the tractor itself. The John Deere 7230 includes a series of Laforge hitches (the St3 standard, St4.2 standard, and Pr4.2 premium hitch) that enable attachments of all sizes to be added to the tractor to assist with the planting process. The premium hitch is especially useful for farmers during the planting season; in fact, it’s recommended for heavy-duty usage or when extreme shock loads are expected due to tillage implements.
This feature ties tractor controls and tractor performance into one friendly interface. The CommandCenter allows adjustments across the tractor, including the hitch, hydraulic system, and other features, which boosts overall productivity. It also has embedded performance monitor capabilities, including PTO speed, coolant temperature, engine hours, engine speed, hitch lift limit, and much more, to provide operators with an interface to monitor their machines while in the field.
Long days in the field can be exhausting, but the John Deere 7230 features a ComfortGard Cab that aims to minimize the toll put on the farmer during the long days of planting season. The doors, panels, and glass have a precise fit to tighten areas where insects, dust, dirt, or moisture could penetrate. In addition, the engine and cab are both rested on rubber isolation mounts to reduce vibrations. Panorama doors eliminate the middle post, increasing visibility (up to 320 degrees of visibility), especially to side-mounted implements.
These 5 features make the John Deere 7230 row crop tractor a critical piece of equipment for planting season, providing ample power, versatility, and comfort to make long days on the field less demanding. With the help of favorable conditions, hard work, and dedication, the 7230 gives the farmer the capacity to achieve successful results.
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