John Deere’s leading precision ag technology solutions for arable farmers and contractors will feature on its stand at Cereals 2021, on June 30 and July 1 – including some new tractors.

Making its event debut will be the award-winning 8RX four-track tractors. Built in a compact frame for easy manoeuvrability in the field, this series has been developed with the aim of maximising soil protection without compromising tractor performance.

Following a series of dealer roadshows, individual customer demonstrations and virtual events in 2020, the 8RX has proved to be extremely popular with UK farmers and contractors.

An 8RX tractor and ExactEmerge planter combination were featured in a virtual John Deere display at the US Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, which is billed as the world’s largest technology event and it was honoured in the ‘Tech for a Better World’ category at this event in 2020.

Also from John Deere and featuring the stepless AutoPowr transmission as standard, the new top of the range 7R 350 tractor now develops up to 388hp with Intelligent Power Management. With a minimum shipping weight of only 11.4 tonnes, this latest 7R model boasts an impressive power to weight ratio of just 29kg/hp. Upgrades include a new luxury cab with top-quality massage seat, the CommandPRO joystick and enhanced Precision Ag technology features.

John Deere and its dealer network clearly sees the future of farming in connectivity that makes the most of machine, field and agronomy data in the decision-making process and provides full control of the production chain. The company is pioneering the use of such data based around the new website portal and proactive Connected Support systems, to provide increased uptime, higher performance and reduced operating costs.

Investment in a premium connectivity package can provide average savings of up to £48/ha, it said. These figures can typically be achieved through a combination of increased productivity and machine efficiency, consistent accuracy, less wear and tear on equipment and typical fuel savings of 10 to 15% as highlighted by the recently expanded Fuel Guarantee programme.