John Deere has employed German steering system specialist Reichhardt to develop a reverse-drive version of its 7920 tractor.
The main steering wheel is detachable and is no longer really required.
Steering is now controlled by a dial, mounted on the left-hand armrest, along with the direction shuttle lever.
With the usual cab paraphernalia removed from around and behind the seat, the operator can now swivel to face the rear.
The right-hand armrest is Deere’s standard CommandArm, which carries all transmission and hydraulic controls.
Compatible with the firm’s AutoTrac GPS steering system, the set-up adds about
- AutoTrac GPS steering for all tractor models
The standard steering column is adapted and fitted with a collar which contains an electric motor.
Coupled to Deere’s GreenStar control box and StarFire satellite receiver, it is said to steer the tractor on an arrow-straight course.
But there’s a catch – it costs