Deutz-Fahr has shaken-up its 7-series tractor range with the launch of two 7250 TTVs based heavily on the 280hp 8-series model unveiled last year.
The line-up features a like-for-like replacement for the outgoing version and a heavy-duty variant that is a close match to the 8280 in terms of spec and performance.
The other previous member of the 7-series, the 7230, has been dropped and will be replaced imminently by a 6230 HD TTV.
Most notable among the raft of changes is the exclusion of ZF’s ageing, mechanically biased S-Matic stepless transmission, replaced by the “compound” driveline that is a stand-out feature of the 8280.
This combines hydrostatic drive for smooth, fast acceleration with mechanical elements that provide greater efficiency for field work at high revs.
The gearbox fitted in the 7250 HD is identical to that of the 8-series, while the standard model carries a slimmed-down design based on the same principle. Both will hit a top speed of 60kph at about 1,800rpm and 40kph at 1,200rpm.
The HD also has beefier axles and a higher lift capacity, where its 11.1t limit matches the 8280, compared with the standard model’s 10t rating.
Engine and hydraulics
As for the powertrain, Deutz has stuck with the 7-series’ 6.1-litre TCD engine, which is tuned to deliver a maximum of 247hp at 1,900rpm. Torque tops out at 1,072Nm – roughly 150Nm below that of the 8280.
A revamped hydraulic system, separate from the transmission oil, is also a copy of the bigger range, with 120-, 160- or 210-litres/min load-sensing pumps available.
Other changes include a steeper hood and slightly higher Maxivision cab, which the company says has improved visibility. This can be fitted with an updated pneumatic suspension system, air-cushioned seat with up to 23deg swivel and a bar to carry additional monitors.
The firm’s 8in or 12in iMonitor3 touchscreen, sourced from Topcon, is Isobus-ready and can be used to run guidance using a new GNSS SR20 receiver.
The new machines are also geared up for tractor implement management, which allows for two-way communication with an implement. This means operators can potentially leave a baler or forage wagon to determine things such as the most suitable forward speed to match crop flow or swath size.
List prices for the 7250 TTV start at £228,830 – about £20,000 more than the outgoing model. But with dealer discount factored in, the bill will probably be closer to £150,000.
- Engine 6.1-litre Deutz six-cylinder
- Rated power 237hp
- Max power 247hp@1,900rpm
- Max torque 1,072Nm@1,500rpm
- Transmission Stepless T7780 (HD); T7560 (standard model)
- Top speed 60kph@1,830rpm (HD); 60kph@1,799rpm (standard model)
- Hydraulics 120 litre/min (160- and 210-litre/min options)
- Spools Up to two front, five rear
- Rear lift 11,100kg (HD); 10,000kg (standard model)
- Weight 9,030kg to 10,475kg, depending on spec
- Wheelbase 2,918 mm
- Max permissible weight 16,000kg (HD); 15,500kg (standard model)
- On-farm price from £149,000