From pulling heavy tillage implements to large precision planters to side-dressing crops with minimal soil impact, the all-new 8R, 8RT and 8RX Tractors deliver more horsepower choices and greater comfort than before. With advanced steering technology, suspension systems and a 56 km/h (31-mph) transport option, these tractors are also right at home on the road.
Get new row spacing options with 335 cm (132 in.), 345 cm (136 in.), 366 cm (144 in.) and 386 cm (152 in.) row spacing kits available in all four track widths. ExactRate™ liquid fertiliser system is available on all these configurations.
Optional 42 cm (16.5 in.) wide tracks for both 8RX Tractor front and rear are ideal for sugar beets and select high-value crop operations. These tracks fit narrow rows and help reduce soil compaction during planting and harvest.
The 8RX Tractor with optional ExactRate™ Tractor Tanks makes applying high-rate, liquid fertiliser easier than any aftermarket solution can. A 3,785 litre (1,000-gallon) capacity reduces refill stops. And an integrated design ensures these tanks won’t block an operator’s visibility – or their way into or out of the tractor.
Integrated front hitch and PTO make the 8R Tractors impressive performers in front-implement applications. The hitch can be factory installed on all 8R Tractors equipped with Independent Link Suspension (ILS™). A premium front hitch option gives you a choice of one or two front SCVs and auxiliary couplers. The integrated and compact style maintains full manoeuvrability even with large front tyres. This front hitch has a maximum lift capacity of 5193 kg (11,450 lbs.).
Front hitch also available through field installation.
Handle some of the largest mounted implements in the industry, including large planters. 8R, 8RT and 8RX Tractors can be equipped with a rear hitch to handle up to 9071 kg (20,000 lbs).
Get added load-bearing strength to handle large-capacity and extra-wide implement with an optional Category 4 drawbar and 51 cm (2 in.) hitch pin with heavy-duty drawbar support and 4990 kg (11,000 lbs) tongue weight capacity. Ideal for planters, grain carts and slurry wagons.
The heavy-duty hydraulic system boasts plenty of reserve capacity to operate large hydraulic motors, even at reduced engine speeds. Your hydraulic needs are covered with a choice of single or dual pump, with flow up to 318 litres per minute (84 gal/min).
Choose up to six rear electrohydraulic selective control valves (SCVs) with adjustable flow rates, timed detents and breakaway couplers to meet your needs. Precise control of the SCV hydraulic flow lets you fine-tune flow rates for any application. SCVs are conveniently controlled through the CommandARM™ or the optional CommandPro™ for single-lever control of tractor speed, direction and implement functions.
A fully independent, 45 mm (1-3/4 in.), 1000-rpm PTO is standard equipment and specially designed for high-power, heavy PTO loads that require full horsepower above 150 PTO hp. Our 8R Series Tractors offer extra mechanical and electrical speed-change PTO options to deliver the versatility and flexibility you need for your implements.
Choose from a mechanical front-wheel-drive (MFWD) axle or Independent Link Suspension (ILS™). Both have electro-hydraulic automatic engagement and give you the drawbar pulling power you need in all operating conditions. The 1500 Series MFWD option lets you add duals to your front axle for added load-carrying capacity, traction and flotation.
Our industry-leading ILS™ delivers exceptional ride quality with minimal powerhop and more power to the ground to help you stay comfortable and productive, pass after pass. ILS gives you 25.4 cm (10 in.) of suspension travel to keep front duals in contact with the ground, meaning you can work faster for improved productivity and enhanced comfort.
The 8RT Tractors are the only 2-track tractor with AirCushion™ axle suspension and a true 4- Corner cab suspension. AirCushion suspension delivers 38 cm (15 in.) vertical travel between the tracks and the frame combined with 10.2 cm (4 in.) of vertical travel in the cab suspension, isolating the chassis from harsh, uneven terrain. The result: faster working speeds over rough ground to get more work done. The entire system is fully automatic. No adjustments needed.
Choose from a wide selection of tyres to fit a variety of row-crop, broadacre and transport applications, including Group 48 duals and Group 49 tyre options. Bridgestone® VF tyre options (5308/5309) are now available. Group 49s have a larger diameter and longer footprint for improved traction and reduced compaction when compared to smaller tyres of the same section-width and design.
Low Sidewall (LSW®) Tyres enable a large footprint without duals, and at a lower inflation pressure than traditional tyres. Ideal for farmers with narrow transport requirements and tough field conditions. Optional on select 8R Tractors.
Inflate and deflate quickly from the seat of the cab at 2PSI per minute. Change settings from the cab with the press of a button. Lower tyre pressure increases your footprint by 25 percent, reducing slip in the field by 2 to 4 percent. This lets you boost field productivity by 6 percent while reducing compaction and smearing. Increase tyre pressure for transport, allowing you to reduce the contact area, increasing fluid efficiency and reducing tyre wear.
This option lets you move at faster speeds to haul more throughout the day. It’s available on tractors equipped with the e23™ Transmission or the Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT™). These tractors also require Independent Link Suspension (ILS™) with front brakes, trailer brakes (air or hydraulic), front fenders, and B-speed rated front and rear tyres. Row-crop and wide-section duals are available with 50 km/h (31-mph) transmissions.