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Saturday 10 December 2016

VIDEO: Deere pumps up the volume on high horsepower range

Derek Casey

Published 26/11/2016 | 16:10

A top of the range 400hp tractor will complete the line-up of John Deere's high horse power 8R Series from 2017
A top of the range 400hp tractor will complete the line-up of John Deere's high horse power 8R Series from 2017

A new top of the range 400hp tractor with Stage IV engine will complete the line-up of John Deere's 8R Series high horsepower tractors from 2017.

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The 8400R's six pc higher pulling capacity, compared to the 8370R model, will enable the operator to pull wider implements in the field, to increase productivity and maximise fuel efficiency.

By converting 91pc of its rated horsepower, the 8400R will set a new industry benchmark with regard to pulling performance.

Powered by a new John Deere 9-litre Stage IV compliant engine incorporating an updated piston design, the 8400R will deliver up to 450hp with Intelligent Power Management (IPM).

This model's e23 transmission has been designed for maximum efficiency and durability. As a result, the 8400R offers a reduction in fuel consumption of up to two pc compared to the officially tested and proven fuel efficiency of the 8370R model.

 

The new 8400R tractor also features the same level of operator comfort as the rest of the 8R series range, including various seat options, an integrated hydraulic joystick and the established CommandARM console with CommandCentre display.

To provide extra durability and improved wheel attachment, the 8400R tractor features as standard a more robust double flat axle design with an overall width of 255cm.

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New ductile iron hubs will further enhance durability and allow the installation of 970kg rear wheel weights to transfer the improved pulling capacity more efficiently to the ground.

This new rear axle design will be optionally available on the smaller 8R series models.

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