February 12th 2014

Cedar Falls Clarion Inn

(Formerly called the Holiday Inn)

Topic: The John Deere 7R Series Tractor

Speaker: Mr. Randy Russ


Learn about some of the new features of the recently introduced High Power Density 7R Series of tractors with power ranging from 210 to 290 HP. You won’t believe how quiet , and comfortable the CommandView Cab is with the redesigned CommandARM and 10” CommandCenter display to the seat with a 40 degree swivel.

The new 7R Series Tractors combine world-class efficiency with increased horsepower to push productivity to higher levels than ever before.

The new e23 Power Shift Transmission combines the benefits of a mechanical transmission with the ease of an IVT. The 7R is a champion in the field delivering uncompromised performance while meeting Final Tier 4 (FT4) emission requirements.


Randy Russ is a Supervisor of Product Engineering leading the 7R Chassis FT4 group at the John Deere Product Engineering Center. He has been with John Deere for 13 years. He grew up on a crop and livestock farm in Southwest Missouri and attended Oklahoma State University graduating with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. During his time at John Deere he has held jobs in testing & design in both the Operator Station and Chassis groups.

Program Chair: James Stevenson

Meal: Fettuccine Alfredo. Alfredo & Fettuccine topped with seasoned chicken breast with parmesan cheese, served with garlic bread. Price: $15.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent)

Time: Social period: 6:00 P.M. Dinner: 6:30 P.M. at “Against The Grain” Restaurant, Cedar Falls Clarion Inn 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls 50613.

Dinner Reservations can be made 2 ways

1. reservations@waterlootechnicalsociety.org (preferred)

2. My work phone number (319-292-8178)

Please make reservations by 3:00 PM, Monday 10 Feb 2014. Guests are always welcome.

Dues: Member dues of $10.00 may be sent to the Treasurer, Kenneth Friend, 1112 W. 4th St., Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-2430 (ph 319-277-2312) or paid at the meeting. E-mail: friendfamily@cfu.net

Checks for membership to the Waterloo technical Society should be made out to the “Waterloo Technical Society”.

Checks to purchase meals from the Clarion Inn should be made out to “Clarion Inn.”