8R, 8RT, and 8RX Power & Efficiency

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Unmatched power of choice

8 Series Tractors are built with a John Deere PowerTech™ 9.0L engine, plus your choice of transmission. You get outstanding pulling power and excellent total fluid economy.

Look at this power of choice:

  • 8R Tractors: seven new models from 230–410 engine hp. 
  • 8RT Tractors: four models from 310-410 engine hp.
  • 8RX Tractors: four models from 310-410 engine hp. The industry's only fixed-frame, four-track row-crop tractor through and through.


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John Deere PowerTech™ 9.0L Engine

Get uncompromised performance in your 8 Series Tractors up to 410 engine horsepower, and even higher through Intelligent Power Management. That’s the most horsepower we’ve put in a fixed-frame row-crop tractor. And it’s all possible thanks to an incredibly smart Engine Control Unit, which senses engine speed and load changes at a rate of 100 times per second.

Intelligent Power Management

Intelligent Power Management

The 8 Series Tractors combine world-class efficiency with increased horsepower to push productivity to higher levels than ever before. Intelligent Power Management (IPM) provides a horsepower increase during PTO and transport applications of up to 35 horsepower for full PTO power and speed. 

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Emissions Control

Our seamlessly integrated Emissions Control system is designed to use less diesel fuel and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) for total fluid economy. The aftertreatment system is streamlined into a smaller package than on previous models, improving visibility from the cab. To meet your farm’s rigorous demands, we continue to use a diesel oxidation catalyst, a diesel particulate filter and a selective catalytic reduction system to help reduce fuel.

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Fan-Drive Cooling System

Keep your tractor cool on the hottest days in the field. The viscous fan system increases service intervals and reduces costly downtime.

Transmission Options

No other manufacturer gives you four transmission options with different benefits and capabilities. 

New Electric Variable Transmission (EVT)

New Electric Variable Transmission (EVT)

New Electric Variable Transmission (EVT) option on 8R 410, 8RT 410, and 8RX 410 models provides infinite speed control and faster acceleration thanks to its stepless transmission design. Electric motors replace hydrostatic motors for improved performance and control, reliability, and efficiency. Operators will notice it’s also quieter than other transmissions. Available with optional CommandPRO™ Control.

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Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT™)

With a single lever, you can smoothly shift up from 0 to 40 or 50 km/h – and any speed in between, including creeper speeds as low as 164 feet (50 m) per hour. The transmission and engine work together to keep the tractor at desired speed, responding to changing load conditions. And with the optional CommandPRO™ Control, eleven customizable buttons let you match functions to the job for seamless control of your tractor and implements.


CommandPRO™ Control with an IVT™, EVT

Experience seamless control of your tractor and implements all in the palm of your hand. Move from parked to top speeds with a simple push of a button. Eleven customizable buttons let you match functions to the job with options to configure various set speeds to keep you in command. It’s easy to learn, easy to use and easy to customize.

e23™ PowerShift transmission

e23™ PowerShift Transmission

The e23™ PowerShift option with Efficiency Manager™ pairs the benefits of a mechanical transmission with the ease of an infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT). With 23 forward gears evenly spaced 15 percent apart to fit your different operating conditions and implements, shifting is silky smooth. Plus, you can maintain peak ground speed at reduced engine rpms to save fuel. The e23 also provides 11 reverse choices with a 30 percent speed change between gears.

The AutoClutch feature is integrated. When you want to stop, just press the brake pedal. AutoClutch handles the rest automatically.

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16-Speed PowerShift Transmission

It’s simple, reliable, cost-effective, field-proven and fully automatic. The 16-speed PowerShift transmission delivers smooth on-the-go power delivery for fuel-saving performance. No need to stop the tractor or press in the clutch gears; the transmission automatically shuttle-shifts between forward and reverse.

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