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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Deutz-Fahr drives into high-power zone with top-end tractor range

Derek Casey

Derek Casey

Deutz-Fahr has moved into the high-power zone with the introduction of its new Nine series tractors, which comprises four models from 270hp to 340hp and use continuously variable transmissions.

Offering operator comfort, fuel efficiency and low operating costs, these tractors will be of interest to top-end contractors and benefit from a style which has been developed and refined in collaboration with another Italian firm, Giugiaro Design.

Deutz-Fahr are pitching the new models as being able to provide as strong performances when working with big, power-sapping ploughs or deep subsoilers as they do when powering high capacity cultivator drills.

Power is provided by Deutz's TCD 7.8 litre twin turbo six cylinder engines that are compliant with Tier 4 final emission regulations and employ four valves per cylinder. These engines are turbocharged and intercooled and use an integrated electronic control for their common rail injection system.

A large fuel tank capacity means uninterrupted days can be spent in the field, while a new electronically controlled cooling system ensures that maximum efficiency and low fuel consumption is achieved.

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Fast reactions with safety and precision are the characteristics of the new Terramatic continuously variable transmission. Also helping to reduce fuel consumption is a PTO package which offers three speeds of 540E/1000/1000E.

Conditions on the road and in the field change continuously, but Deutz-Fahr claims the Nine series has got the driving dynamics to cope, thanks to its front axle suspension system.

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For stopping the tractor there is the power brake braking system which requires only a small input to bring the tractor safely to a halt.

The brake department also includes an electronic parking brake, while disc brakes on the front axle in the 60kph version make an important contribution to braking performance.

The hydraulic system employs a 210l/min load-sensing pump operating at 200 bar and up to seven auxiliary distributors, of which four provide a maximum flow of 150l/min and three with a flow of up to 100l/min.

A 90l hydraulic system oil tank is independent of the transmission oil reservoir and as a result, prevents dust or grime entering via the auxiliary distributors. Maximum lifting capacity at the ball end of the quick fit rear arms is rated at 12,000kg.

A newly designed cab further enhances the Nine series tractors with a single piece windshield providing good all-round visibility. Additional options include a 12" touchscreen monitor and a GPS navigation system.

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