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New feature brings joy to John Deere fans

A NEW way of working in John Deere’s tractors is appealing to new and returning customers alike.

The CommandPRO joystick may be an option on the 6230R and 6250R tractors, but it’s a feature customers are expected to choose when buying their new John Deere from Cervus Equipment at Leongatha South.

Cervus Equipment’s training manager Russell Mosetter said the joystick was an appealing feature at the company’s drive days at its South Gippsland Highway dealership last Thursday and Friday.

“The CommandPRO joystick allows for the customisation of the operations, so you can setup and configure the joystick for different operations depending on what you are doing with the machine,” he said.

Prospective buyer Rob Cannata of Select Produce, Korumburra, was delighted with the 6250R during an inspection last Thursday.

“I like the new joystick. It’s more user friendly and I like the return of the little window too. It’s easier to open than a big door,” he said.

The new joystick allows for the setting of top and zero speeds simply with one push or pull, and unique creeping control up to two kilometres per hour.

The new 6250R is designed for high horse power, low weight operation.

“If you are doing transport or PTO operation, the tractor will boost up by 40 horsepower automatically,” Mr Mosetter said.

“That will get you to your destination quicker or if you are towing a trailer, you are not going to slow down going up hills so much.”

Plus the engine will bring the tractor up to 50km/h at just 1600RPM and that results in significant fuel savings.

“It’s a pretty smart tractor in that it knows how it is going to work best. The operator just drives it and the tractor is going to pick the best engine speed and ground speed to work at,” Mr Mosetter said.

The 6250R particularly is ideal for contractors, and is capable of running front and rear mowers at the same time, and also the ability to operate a power harrow.

At last week’s drive days, Cervus Equipment also demonstrated a 5R series tractor, and a 960 baler and Kombi silage wrapper combination unit.

Customers from such places as Leongatha, Allambee and Yanakie took the opportunity to meet Cervus Equipment’s Leongatha South new branch manager, Joe Messina, who has returned to Australia from Canada where he worked for the company.

Cervus Equipment covers South Gippsland, from Phillip Island to Yarram and as far as Thorpdale.

Talking tractors: Select Produce, Korumburra staff Matt Patten (left) and Rob Cannata (right) discuss the John Deere 6250R tractor with Cervus Equipment’s Leongatha South new branch manager Joe Messina at the drive day last Thursday.

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