Not too long ago, at Farm Progress Present 2021 at Decatur, Illinois, John Deere showcased their 8RX tractor/planter mixture that creates what the corporate likes to name a “total solution.”
Ryan Jardon, advertising and marketing supervisor at John Deere, says the tractor/planter combo was launched a few yr and a half in the past, and is the primary mounted body four-track tractor available on the market.
“It’s got all the benefits of a typical two-track tractor and a wheel tractor,” says Jardon. It pulls like a tracked tractor however turns like a wheeled tractor.
It’s acquired a large footprint for minimizing compaction, in addition to maximizing flotation, says Jardon. The horsepower has additionally been bumped as much as 410, and there’s a new cab.
“Customers told us they want to be comfortable during long days in the field, not only comfortable at the end of that first day, but also at the end of that 20th day or 30th day that they might be in the field,” says Jardon.
The redesigned cabs characteristic extra head room, the power to swivel the seat, massaging options within the operator’s chair, and fridges. There’s additionally precision ag integration, which is simply as necessary because the tracks or engine, says Jardon, together with an built-in Gen4 command show, a StarFire receiver built-in, and JD Hyperlink connectivity.
New for mannequin yr 2022 are the precise charge tanks on the planting unit, permitting for extra liquid fertilizer quantity to be carried on board. Even with 1000 gallons on the planter, the possibilities of compaction are decreased with the observe configuration, and when it comes to flotation, the 8RX is at 13 kilos per sq. inch, spreading weight out evenly.
Manufacturing facility-installed tracks are an possibility for the planter as properly.
The pair is primarily designed and set-up for corn growers, however Jardon says there are different commodities it might be useful for too.
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