John Deere Independent-Link Suspension (ILS™) system brings enormous gains to your productivity in the field and on the road. It increases transport and field productivity with superior stability and higher comfort.
The John Deere ActiveSeat™ equipment and the adaptive Hydraulic Cab Suspension Plus (HCS Plus) allows the operator to increase productivity and decrease the effects of fatigue.
Advanced independent axle suspension, especially in combination with HCS Plus or ActiveSeat, ensures exceptional driving comfort. This innovative design incorporates proven suspension design with mechanical front-wheel drive (MFWD) axle components that use state-of-the-art technology specifically for heavy equipment usage. The ILS system gets more power to the ground because the front tyres maintain ground contact pressure. This improves field and transport ride plus increases ballasting flexibility and drastically decreases the tendency to power hop.
The ActiveSeat utilises electrohydraulic technology in combination with air suspension. ActiveSeat isolates up to 90 percent of vertical movements and provides the operator with enhanced ride-quality over standard air suspension seats.
The adaptive HCS plus allows the operator to increase productivity and decrease the effects of fatigue. Regardless of the application, the adaptive HCS Plus system by John Deere is proactive, permanently active, and cushions the operator in a variety of applications.
Better traction means increased productivity. The structural chassis of the 8R Series has been designed for unprecedented power density. With a robust chassis, the ILS providing extra drawbar pull, and a long wheelbase for additional traction and stability, John Deere 8R Tractors allow you to do more, even in tough conditions.
Independent-Link Suspension (ILS)
ILS is an automatically adjustable, independent front-axle suspension and is designed to maximise power transfer to the ground for higher productivity, even in very rough terrain.
John Deere offers a variety of tyre options for a wide range of field and transport applications. Select 2.15-m (7.05-ft) diameter rear tyres for better power transfer and higher ground clearance. You will also get sufficient traction with less ballast, reducing soil compaction and increasing the payload.
8R Series Tractors are designed with a perfect 55:45 weight split. Wide ballasting options are available if required and can be easily installed and removed.
JDLink Access shows you where your machines are, what they’re doing, and how they’re performing. You or your dealer can remotely assist your operators with machine setup and operation leveraging Remote Display Access (RDA). JDLink Connect additionally includes Wireless Data Transfer (WDT) for seamless data exchange between your machine and the office.
Job management made easy
Eliminate paperwork and endless phone calls during job planning, execution, and reporting. With the MyJobConnect™ application, you can assign clearly defined tasks to your operators on the go, utilising the MyJobsManager app. Your operators can view work orders in real-time and execute accordingly utilising the MyJobs™ app on their mobile device. And once the job is done, you have instantly accurate and complete data at hand for quicker job reporting and professional invoicing.
Go to the Operations Center to allocate exact field locations for the next jobs, track the work progress of your machines, easily assign work orders to your operators, view as-applied maps automatically sent from the field, and create, analyse, and share application reports with trusted partners and customers.
Connectivity inside packages
Your 8R Tractor comes already pre-equipped with a suite of smart technologies that help you increase profitability, comfort, and uptime while reducing cost of operation*:
All of the above plus a FarmSight™ dealer service package to train and support you with the use of these technologies is what we have to offer for those that decide to go for connectivity inside.
*NOTE: Elements of the connectivity packages are a limited promotional offer and include time-based subscriptions.
Intelligent ag navigation and fleet logistics
Getting the right equipment at the right time to the right place is key to maximising efficiency and timeliness of multi-machine operations. MyJobConnect Premium extends MyJobConnect to a true mixed-fleet logistics solution. It features fleet overview and turn-by-turn navigation based on a comprehensive field road database including estimated arrival times for vehicles at the predefined destination. For example, setting up navigation to the lead machine enables silage trailers to take the fastest and safest way to the forage harvester and updates the tour of all fleet members as soon as the machine is moving to the next field.
John Deere PowerTech™ PSS 9.0L turbocharged engines meet the latest Stage IV emission regulations with integrated emissions control while reducing operating costs and boosting performance.
8400R pulling performance thanks to outstanding engine characteristics
The 9.0L engine in the 8R Series Tractors delivers a torque rise of up to 40 percent and an outstanding power bulge of up to 10 percent. Peak torque is available at the ideal engine rpm within a wide constant power range to ensure tremendous pulling performance.
Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) mixes with engine exhaust gases in the catalyst to reduce further nitrogen oxides (NOx). The industry-leading DEF consumption is just 2 to 3 percent of diesel use.
Cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR)
Precise amounts of cooled exhaust gases are mixed with incoming fresh air, lowering combustion temperatures to lower NOx output while further reducing emissions.
The series turbochargers deliver more low-speed torque and engine responsiveness to meet varying load requirements.
Catalysed exhaust filter with DOC/DPF
The diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and diesel particulate filter (DPF) remove particles down to 2.5 μm.
Improved piston design
The top of the range 8400R has a new piston design which enables the achievement of higher power levels without any impact on the durability of the proven 9.0L engines. In addition, you gain higher fuel efficiency with better heat rejection of the pistons.
High-pressure fuel system
Benefit from low total fluid consumption and very fast engine response time at load changes thanks to the high-pressure fuel system.
Vari-Cool ™ fan drive system
Vari-Cool precisely controls the speed of the fan in relation to the cooling requirements to maximise the efficiency of the engine and to save fuel.
When you climb into the CommandView™ III cab, the first thing you notice is the space you have and the premium fit and finish quality. Thanks to the laminated glass and front sound barrier, you will enjoy less noise intrusion. The exceptionally low 69 dB(A) makes for a more relaxed day.
Visibility is also better than ever, especially when you rotate the seat 40 degrees for a nearly unobstructed view of your attachment. The key tractor functions for the transmission and engine controls and for the power take-off (PTO) and selective control valve (SCV) operations are ergonomically placed on the CommandARM™ console.
Visibility and comfort is better than ever, especially when you rotate the seat 40 degrees for a nearly unobstructed view of your attachments. You will feel the difference after a day of work.
The optional ActiveCommand Steering system reduces steering effort at headlands and gives superior handling capabilities during transport speeds:
The 8R Series makes sophisticated agricultural technology easy to operate. Everything is within easy reach on the CommandARM control stack and clearly viewable on the Generation 4 CommandCenter™ display.
Ease of use
Navigation is made easy with logical menus and a comprehensive shortcut bar. With Quick Line, you can now record an AB line with just one button press.
Tailor your 8R to your needs
Select the 17.8-cm (7-in.) 4100 CommandCenter Display with CommandCenter AutoTrac™ activation, or choose the 25.4-cm (10-in.) 4600 CommandCenter Display which also allows you to upgrade to the CommandCenter Premium activation.
ISOBUS Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) certified
The Generation 4 CommandCenter display is AEF ISOBUS compliant. You can control your ISOBUS-ready implement through the Universal Terminal (UT) and run automatic section control through Task Controller (TC-SC, TC-BAS), depending on the AEF certification level of the implement.
Even faster access to advanced functions
The CommandCenter display functions just like a tablet with touchscreens; navigating through the options is simplified via menus, shortcuts, and with context-sensitive help. And you can run our field proven mainstream AMS solutions.
Easy SCV control
On the CommandARM console, the selective control valve levers and couplers in the back of the tractor are colour-coded to simplify recognition. For convenience, all SCVs can be operated via easy-to-reach SCV control levers. All SCV levers can be easily reconfigured and stored individually for each application with the Settings Manager.
Documentation made easy
The 4600 CommandCenter Display is connected to the Operations Center on MyJohnDeere.com through Wireless Data Transfer (WDT). You can conveniently send setup files from the office to the field and send applied maps and totals from the field to the office.
Virtually in the cab
You or your John Deere dealer can remotely log on to the Generation 4 CommandCenter display to assist operators with machine and ISOBUS implement setup and operation. In addition, on-screen help files enable operators to get familiar with all functions.
Field-proven AutoTrac assisted steering
Fit a StarFire™ 6000 Receiver to your tractor and select an AutoTrac activation, and you’re ready for hands-free steering. Choose between three accuracy levels: SF1: +/- 15 cm (5.9 in.); SF3: +/- 3 cm (1.2 in.), delivering in-season repeatability; and RTK: +/- 2.5 cm (1 in.), delivering long-term repeatability.
By adding the Extended Monitor to your tractor, you can easily move functionalities from one monitor to the other in order to maximise productivity by monitoring all your applications at once (e.g., vehicle control on your primary display and Precision Ag applications on the Extended Monitor).
All the daily tasks an operator needs to manage during his job require different functions and levers to be operated at the same time. With the new generation of 8R Series Tractors, almost everything can be reconfigured on the CommandARM controls to meet the desires and requirements of the operator and his application.
Instead of SCV 1, you would like to operate the front hitch next to the rear hitch lever – no problem! Entering the control setup enables you to reconfigure all hydraulic functions on the joystick or on the SCV levers.
For even more operator comfort, ISOBUS-driven implements can be operated via the push buttons on the joystick. For the ultimate level of reconfigurability, easily set functions like loader auxiliaries, AutoTrac activation, iTEC™ control sequences, and gear-shifting to the joystick push buttons or SCVs, whereas the SCVs and front and rear hitches can be set to the axles of the joystick.
And the best part is you can set up and recall all your settings individually per implement in the Settings Manager.
The 8R Series Tractors offer a range of transmission options to tackle the challenges of your operations: the AutoPowr™ infinitely variable transmission (IVT™) and the e23™ PowerShift™ transmission.
AutoPowr: Four modes
There are four different modes available to operate the AutoPowr transmission: Full Auto, Custom, Manual, and Pedal mode, which enables you to control ground speed separately from the engine.
AutoPowr transmission with AutoClutch
With the AutoClutch feature, you can simply depress both brakes, and the transmission ratios down to a stop from any ground speed without using the clutch pedal.
AutoPowr: Smooth shifting
AutoPowr lets you shift smoothly from start-up to maximum speed with a single lever and absolutely no clutching. Just select a specific speed and AutoPowr keeps it steady by automatically responding to changing load conditions.
AutoPowr automatic response
AutoPowr lets you smoothly start-up, achieving maximum speed with absolutely no clutching. Top speed is 40 km/h (24.9 mph) at 1,360 rpm and 50 km/h (31.1 mph) at 1,630 rpm for low transport cost.
Infinite speed adjustment in all situations
AutoPowr delivers stepless and continuous power across an infinitely variable range of speeds controlled by a single lever.
AutoPowr: Outstanding efficiency
The exclusive John Deere-built AutoPowr transmission with four ranges always ensures a maximum mechanical power transfer in all speed ranges. With 55 percent to 100 percent of mechanical power flow, the AutoPowr transmission boosts the efficiency of the tractor and gets more power to the ground. The reduced hydraulic part has other positive effects: a lower oil cooling requirement, a higher mechanical percentage of power transfer and, with that, improved fuel efficiency.
We offer you the flexibility to choose the right transmission to fit your needs. The e23 transmission is engineered to deliver maximum power transfer for arable farming with road transport. Alternatively, choose the full PowerShift transmission (16F/5R) or the intuitive functionality of the AutoPowr IVT.
e23 industry-leading technology
The e23 transmission combines all the benefits of a mechanical transmission with the ease of use of an AutoPowr. Ten fully powershiftable gears are available in the main working range (5 to 16 km/h [3.1 to 9.9 mph]) for maximum pulling power in the field at the right rpm.
e23 transmission with AutoClutch
With the AutoClutch feature, you can simply depress both brakes, and the transmission ratios down to a stop from any ground speed.
e23 transmission with Efficiency Manager™ feature
Efficiency Manager allows the operator to preset the working speed and helps to save fuel by keeping the engine rpm at an optimum speed by automatically shifting up and throttling back.
Ten fully powershiftable gears in the main working range
Ten gears in the main working range from 5 to 16 km/h (3.1 to 9.9 mph) provide the ideal gear for the most demanding pulling application, resulting in high field performance.
16-speed PowerShift transmission
The 16-speed PowerShift transmission is available for the smaller models up to the 8320R with 16 forward and 5 reverse speeds.
John Deere 8RT Series Track Tractors give you a wide range of operating speeds with the AutoPowr™ transmission or e23™ transmission and consistent performance at the lower end of the range. A variety of track sizes is available according to application requirements.
Wheeled tractors have a smaller contact point and weight is distributed unevenly, resulting in compaction.
8RT Track Tractor
The track tractors have a larger footprint that helps to spread weight more evenly, minimising soil compaction and maximising traction.
Moulded drive wheels
Drive wheels are moulded with a chevron tread pattern. This pattern helps to improve and maintain friction force between the drive wheel and track belt in a wide variety of applications.
Low risk of derailing
The inline tension arm and alignment mechanism built into John Deere 8RT Tractors virtually eliminate the risk of belt derailing.
Adjustable tread widths
8RT Series Track Tractors feature inboard planetary final drives to allow for adjustable tread widths. Minimal time and no additional spacers are required when adjusting tread width within a given axle configuration.
Your comfort is our priority. The impressive AirCushion™ suspension system on 8RT Series Tractors isolates the cab from the bumps of uneven terrain and provides the smoothest of rides for the operator both in the field and at transport speeds.
The AirCushion suspension isolates the chassis from harsh inputs due to uneven terrain. The entire system is fully automatic and requires no operator adjustment. This system also allows the vehicle to travel much faster over rough ground while maintaining operator comfort.
For maximum reliability and traction, the 8RT undercarriage system uses large drive wheels and mid-rollers.
Track belt options
John Deere offers the Camso® Durabuilt® 4500 and 6500 Series rubber track options exclusively in a range starting from 400-mm (16-in.) up to 760-mm (30-in) widths. The Durabuilt 6500 Series track is the most durable for 8RT Tractors. It provides improved rubber and more woven steel threads for extended tread and guide-lug life in severe applications.
Camso is a trademark of Artic Investments S.A. Durabuilt is a trademark of Camso Inc.
The impressive efficiency of John Deere 8R and 8RT Tractors deliver up to 94 percent overall tractor efficiency.
The compact cooling package that doesn’t compromise on cooling surface has an excellent airflow with no restrictions. The 9.0L engines offer superior torque and fuel economy under all conditions. You can count on the high efficiency of e23™ PowerShift™ transmission and AutoPowr™ transmission. And finally, the axle design and wide tyres up to 2.15 m (7.05 ft) deliver more power to the ground.
1DLG Test 9/2016, Test Nr. 2016-00253, www.dlg.org /figures do not include Boost
2OECD Test 06.2015, Test-Nr. 2126, http://tractortestlab.unl.edu/figures do not include Boost; Profi 8.2016 www.profi.com
3Profi 8.2013, www.profi.com
4Profi 8.2015, www.profi.com
AutoTrac hands-free steering adds more comfort; it reliably steers your tractor from day to night and through dust or on hilly terrain. This prevents costly overlaps or gaps and enables every operator to run at peak performance. With the Generation 4 CommandCenter™ display and a StarFire™ receiver, all you need is a CommandCenter AutoTrac activation and you’re ready to start. Using AutoTrac, you can expect up to 8 percent* input savings and up to 14 percent** productivity increase.
StarFire 6000 Receiver
Exceptional with yet a new level of accuracy, signal stability, and repeatability, the StarFire 6000 Receiver has several options for correction signals:
* From ‘Lohnunternehmen’ 1/2010
** From ‘Landtechnik’ 6/2006
Take the next step in precision productivity with iTEC™ Pro control enhancing AutoTrac with automated headland turns. Spray, spread, and seed with perfection even on wedged-shaped fields using John Deere Section Control.
Enjoy picture-perfect headlands with consistent crop growth and reduced soil compaction. iTEC Pro fully automates headland turns, taking over steering and tractor controls so you can stay relaxed.
John Deere Section Control
John Deere Section Control minimises skips and overlaps automatically on the go. As a result, you can do a better job faster and save money on fertiliser, chemicals, and seed. This ISOBUS solution is available for sprayers, seeders/planters, and spreaders and can control up to 255 individual sections.
John Deere Manure Sensing
Manure is a high-quality but extremely heterogeneous fertiliser. Nutrient levels vary significantly up to factor 25 – even within one tank load. John Deere Manure Sensing enables on-the-go analysis of nutrients in manure and thereby close to the applicator. A near-infrared (NIR) sensor fitted to the slurry tanker measures nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), ammonium (NH₄), and dry matter with more than 4,000 measurements per second. With a John Deere tractor, the sensor can directly command speed adjustments to increase or decrease application rates based on your desired nutrient target level while leveraging a prescription map. This enables you to maximise yields and meet legal requirements while cutting costs on mineral fertiliser.
The LED option provides 40 percent greater coverage to the side view and 10 percent greater rearview coverage compared to standard halogen lighting. The LED lighting on John Deere 8R/8RT Series Tractors provides high-quality white illumination for easier visibility and contrast. There are 22 LED lights providing 360-degree visibility. The result: night becomes like day, putting less strain on the eyes.
LEDs are virtually indestructible, with a minimum 10,000-hour life expectancy and high resistance to vibration and extreme temperature.
For your convenience, all lighting is easily controlled via the CommandCenter™ display.
The hydraulics in 8R/8RT Series Tractors give you exactly the power you need at the precise moment you need it. With up to six selective control valves (SCVs) at the rear, up to two at the front, and power all the way up to a benchmark 321 L/min (84.8 gpm) in the 8R, you can drive even the largest implements at a fuel-saving reduced rpm (227 L/min [60 gpm] at 1,500 rpm). Take-out capacity is 40 L (10.6 gal.) as standard and 90 L (23.8 gal.) with the optional auxiliary tank.
Effortless hitch control
Hitch controls are located in the CommandCenter™ display. Electronic sensors instantaneously relay information to the control module for fast and accurate corrections. Controls can also be accessed on the rear fender extensions.
8R Series Tractors have several PTO options available, such as the 1000/1000E PTO option, to provide the versatility and flexibility needed to satisfy all implement demands at this power level.
Independent rear SCVs
8R and 8RT Series Tractors offer four, five, or six rear electrohydraulic SCVs with adjustable flow rates, timed detents, and breakaway couplers. The 8R and 8RT Series Tractors feature precise control of the SCVs hydraulic flow, enabling operators to fine-tune flow rates for any application in the CommandCenter display. For the ultimate hydraulic output, the 8R and 8RT offer the high-flow coupler option, providing four 1.27-cm (1/2 in.) couplers and one 1.9-cm (3/4 in.) coupler, which delivers an outstanding flow rate of up to 160 L/min (42.3 gpm).
Front hitch and SCVs
The optional front hitch offered for 8R Tractors has a maximum lift capacity at the hooks of 5200 kg (11,464 lb). One or two independent iTEC™ control capable front SCVs are available with adjustable flow rates and detent times.
The front and rear hitch are iTEC compatible for total implement management. Electronic sensors relay information to the hitch control module for instantaneous and accurate corrections.
Rear hitch-lift capacity
The 8R offers many different hitch options to complement different application needs, all the way up to 12,124 kg (26,728.8 lb).
Rear hitch options
8R Series Tractors offer a variety of rear hitch options to complement application needs, including lower lift capacity for lighter implement applications as well as higher lift capacity for heavier implements.
For a robust connection to pulled implements, a drawbar can be equipped on the 8R Series Tractors. An adjustable drawbar with a Category 3 pin (38 mm [1.5 in.]) fulfils the needs of most implements. The optionally available Category 4 and Category 4 heavy-duty drawbars feature a 50-mm (2-in.) pin and allow vertical loads of up to 4990 kg (11,001 lb).
* DLG Test 9/2016, Test Nr. 2016-00253, www.dlg.org