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Versatile new wheels from John Deere provide power to drivers

Cary, N.C.-based Deere & Co. introduced its new 1 Series subcompact tractors on Friday. The 1023E and 1026R rides will allow everyday people to drive as needed with confidence, either as a farm getaround vehicle in rural areas or as a mower of large fields, among other things.

The E delivers 23.5 horsepower and the R, 25.2 hp, for use in mowing fields or doing a variety of other things.

That strong horsepower means these John Deeres have the power and performance needed to mow large lawns with a high quality of cut while at the same time giving the driver a smooth, safe ride.

The tractors allow the driver to easily attach and remove implements.

“Never before has there been this much versatility, comfort and mowing performance in the sub-compact tractor market,” says Dan Paschke, John Deere product marketing manager. “The 1 Series offers a wide array of features usually seen on larger tractors like a deluxe lighting package, position control 3-point hitch and great storage for tools.”

The tractors can be driven with dozens of attachments and implements, including front loaders, mower decks, rotary tillers and a backhoe.

Using exclusive AutoConnectTM technology, drivers drive over the top of the mowing deck to attach it to the tractor. The iMatchTM AutoHitch compatible 3-point hitch implements can be attached or removed from the tractor’s 3-point hitch in minutes by drivers.

Both machines have a wide stance for stability and strong roll-over protection. The R also features cruise control for mowing in open fields and tilt steering.

Drivers can easily adjust mowing height from the seat of the tractor with the deck height adjustment knob.

“The 1 Series is the perfect tool for property owners who need to do more than just mow the grass,” Paschke said. “With the ability to quickly, easily and safely change implements with John Deere’s exclusive technology, owners will be able to achieve more than they ever expected.”

The 1 Series will be available at John Deere dealers in limited quantities beginning Monday and also can be ordered for fall delivery. Deere has produced tractors and other moving vehicles since 1837.

You can reach's Hawke Fracassa at [email protected].

Image source: Deere & Co.

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