John Deere’s transmissions on test

It’s not every year that a brand new transmission appears on the market.

John Deere’s DirectDrive should offer buyers the simplicity of an AutoQuad semi-powershift gearbox combined with the butter-smooth operation of an AutoPowr CVT.

We spent a couple of days on three 6R-series tractors, each with a different transmission, to see how they fared.


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