From pulling heavy tillage implements to large precision planters to side-dressing crops 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 31-mph transport option, these tractors are also right at home on the road.
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 lbs. (5193 kg).
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 20,000 lbs. (9072 kg).
Get added load-bearing strength to handle large-capacity and extra-wide implement with an optional Category 4 drawbar and 2-inch (50.8mm) hitch pin with heavy-duty drawbar support and 11,000-lb. (4990- kg) tongue weight capacity. Ideal for 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 choice of single or dual pump with flow up to 85 gallons per minute (322 l/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™ joystick 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, 8RT and 8RX 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 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.
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.
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.
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 tires. Row-crop and wide-section duals are available with 31-mph (50 km/h) transmissions.
You’ll love the tight turning radius around headlands and field obstacles. You’ll see exceptional turning radius with all 8R, 8RT and 8RX Tractors. Our 8RX Tractors maintain extraordinary traction through turns while maintaining a small turning circle.
The 8RX tractor is ideal for row crop use. Choose from four tread settings -- 76", 80", 88", 120" (193, 203, 223.5, 305 cm) – on three track widths 18", 24", and 30" (45.7, 61, and 76.2 cm) to fit your crop and field conditions.