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Deere unveils 225 to 345-hp 8R Series tractors

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The new Deere 8R Series tractor.
The new Deere 8R Series tractor.

John Deere has unveiled a new lineup of row-crop tractors with the introduction of its 8R Series Tractors. The lineup includes six wheeled models that range from 225 to 345 engine horsepower and three track models that range from 295 to 345 engine horsepower.

One of the hallmarks of an 8R Series Tractor is its next-generation John Deere CommandView II Cab. The roomy cab is equipped with integrated, easy-to-use monitors and controls. Visibility is enhanced in all directions.

"We've taken the most fuel-efficient row-crop tractor ever produced, at a time when its reliability is better than ever, and refined it by increasing horsepower output, adding our most spacious, most comfortable and most productive cab ever," said Chad Hogan, product line marketing manager for the farm equipment manufacturer.

Each 8RT Tractor is equipped with John Deere's AirCushion suspension system that was first made available on the company's larger 9030T Series Track Tractors.

John Deere is also offering its Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT) on 8RT Series Track Tractors for the first time. With an IVT, operators can use a single lever to smoothly shift from 0 to 24 mph, or any speed in between.
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