8R, 8RT and 8RX: Versatility & Capability

The 8 Series is built to give you the horsepower to tackle any job, the comfort of advanced steering and suspension, and cutting-edge features that make things like high-rate fertilizer application with an 8RX Tractor easier than ever.

8rx tractor in the field

Versatility & Capability

From pulling heavy tillage implements to large planters to side-dressing crops, the 8 Series Tractors deliver more horsepower choices and greater comfort than before. With advanced steering technology, suspension systems and a 50 km/h transport option, these tractors are also right at home on the road.

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New ExactRate™ Tractor Tanks

The 8RX Tractor with optional ExactRate™ Tractor Tanks makes applying high-rate, liquid fertilizer easier than any third-party solution can. A 1,000-US gallon (3,785 L) 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.

8r tractor pulling seeder

John Deere CTIS (Central Tire Inflation System)

Monitor and control tire pressure from the cab with CTIS. Enter a field, push a button, and deflate the tires to increase their footprint by nearly 25%. This allows for a 2-4% reduction in slip, and a 3 psi reduction in ground pressure. When you’re ready to hit the road, simply push a button to inflate the tires to the optimal setting.

8r 3pt hitch

Integrated front 3-point hitch and PTO

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 maneuverability even with large front tires. This front hitch has a maximum lift capacity of 11,450 lb (5,193 kg).

Front hitch also available through field installation.

8r series 3pt hitch

Rear 3-point hitch-lift capacity

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 20,000 lb (9,072 kg).

8 series drawbar

Category 4 drawbar

Get added load-bearing strength to handle large-capacity and extra-wide implement with an optional Category 4 drawbar and 2-inch (50.8 mm) hitch pin with heavy-duty drawbar support and 11,000 lb (4,990 kg) tongue weight capacity. Ideal for grain carts and slurry wagons.

Hydraulic capacity

Hydraulic capacity

The heavy-duty hydraulic system boasts plenty of reserve capacity to operate large hydraulic motors, even at reduced engine speeds. Your hydraulic need are covered with choice of single or dual pump with flow up to 85 US gallons per minute (322 l/min).

Electrohydraulic SCVs

Electrohydraulic SCVs

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™ joystick for single-lever control of tractor speed, direction and implement functions.

PTO Options

PTO Options

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, 8RT and 8RX Tractors offer extra mechanical and electrical speed-change PTO options to deliver the versatility and flexibility you need for your implements.

Front Axle Options

Front Axle Options: MFWD or ILS™

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 Independent Link Suspension system 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 10 in. (25.4 cm) of suspension travel to keep front duals in contact with the ground, meaning you can work faster for improved productivity and enhanced comfort.

AirCushion™ Suspension

AirCushion™ Suspension

The 8RT Tractors are the only 2-track tractor with AirCushion™ axle suspension and a true 4-post cab suspension. AirCushion suspension delivers 15-in. (38-cm) vertical travel between the tracks and the frame combined with 4-in. (10.2-cm) of vertical travel in the cab suspension, isolating the operator from rough field conditions. The result: faster working speeds over rough ground to get more work done. The entire system is fully automatic. No adjustments needed.

8 series Tire Options

Tire options

Choose from a wide selection of tires to fit a variety of row-crop, broadacre and transport applications, including an expanded lineup of Group 48 duals and Group 49 tire options. Group 49s have a larger diameter and longer footprint for improved traction and reduced compaction when compared to smaller tires of the same section-width and design.

Low Sidewall (LSW®) Tires enable a large footprint without duals, and at a lower inflation pressure than traditional tires. Ideal for farmers with narrow transport requirements and tough field conditions. Optional on select 8R Tractors.

8 series transportation options

50 km/h Transport Option

Move faster. Haul more. 8R Tractors equipped with the e23TM Transmission, or Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT) allow you to get work done at up to 50 km/h. Row-crop and wide-section duals are available.

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