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Tractor Showroom (2010)

December 18, 2009
By: Margy Eckelkamp, Farm Journal Machinery Editor and Test Plot Director
 
 

Enjoy these row-crop tractors advertised at 150 PTO hp and above, as well as four-wheel-drive models available in the U.S. 

Row-Crop Tractors

AGCO RT Series

The AGCO RT Series packs performance and efficiency into six
models ranging from 110 PTO hp to 180 PTO hp. Outfitted with AGCO engines, the RT110a, RT120a, RT140a and RT155a are equipped with 6.6-liter engines, and the RT165a and RT180a models have 7.4-liter engines. The 24F/24R Auto-6 transmission features the AutoDrive controller, which has three different modes (manual, speed-matching and AutoDrive). The PowerMaxx continuously variable transmission (CVT) is available as an option for the RT110a, RT120a, RT140a and RT155a models. Standard hydraulics run at 29 gpm. The optional hydraulic management system, available on the RT140a, RT155a and RT165a, is a joystick feature and increases hydraulic flow to 39 gpm.

 

AGCO DT Series

The four models in the AGCO DT Series span from 205 PTO hp to
275 PTO hp. The DT Series is powered by 8.4-liter AGCO Sisu Power
engines that use selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology. The tractors feature a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with speeds up to 25 mph, or 32 mph with the optional front-axle suspension. The Dynamic Tractor Management (DTM) system sets the engine and transmission to run in sync. Total hydraulic flow tops at 46 gpm. The controls include two fingertip remote valve controls and two joystick valve controls, with optional four fingertip valve controls and two joystick valve controls.

 

Buhler Versatile Series

The Versatile Series of row-crop tractors from Buhler Industries
includes a 200 PTO hp model and a 225 PTO hp model. The series is powered by Cummins QSC 8.3-liter engines and geared with a 18F/9R full powershift transmission. Shifting features include pulse shift,
sequential shift, straight-line shuttle, programmable up-and-down shift, automatic speed matching and programmable reverse. An optional UltraSteer front axle and an optional traction control system are available. Electrohydraulics, which provide fingertip operation to control flow up to 30 gpm, are standard. The optional HydraFlow Plus package increases flow to 55 gpm at rated engine speed. Three remote valves are standard and a fourth remote valve is optional.

 

Case IH PUMA Series

The Case IH Puma Series spans 105 PTO hp to 195 PTO hp with eight models. Puma tractors are powered with turbocharged 6.75-liter
Case IH engines with up to 35 hp power boost. Full powershift transmission with automatic shifting is standard on all models except the Puma 225, which comes standard with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The CVT is optional on the Puma 165 to 210. To improve fuel economy, the CVT models have the DieselSaver Auto Productivity Management system. The series is matched with a hydraulic system ranging from 31 gpm up to 56 gpm, depending on frame size. New hydraulic remote valves increase flow at the remotes: three or four standard mechanical remotes with selectable detents, or up to five optional electrohydraulic remotes on long-wheelbase models.

 

 
 Case IH Magnum Series

The Magnum Series from Case IH spans eight models ranging from 150 PTO hp to 275 PTO hp. The Magnum 180, Magnum 190, Magnum 210 and Magnum 225 are powered by 6.75-liter Case IH engines. The Magnum 215 and Magnum 245 are powered by 8.3-liter Case IH
engines. The three largest Magnum models—275, 305 and 335—are powered by 9-liter Case IH engines. The series is geared with full powershift transmissions as standard, with optional economy gears and creeper speeds. Models 180, 190, 210 and 225 are available with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) option and are standard with the Case IH DieselSaver Auto Productivity Management system. The hydraulic system has three optional electrohydraulic remotes with up to five valves. Magnum tractors include the Surveyor cab with the MultiControl armrest.

 

 
 Challenger MT600C series

With four models ranging from 205 PTO hp to 275 PTO hp, the Challenger MT600C Series is powered by 8.4-liter AGCO Sisu Power engines that use selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology. The series has TechStar continuously variable transmission (CVT) transmissions with a 32-mph top speed. For improved efficiency, the power management system synchronizes the engine speed and transmission with the push of a button. Total hydraulic flow runs 46 gpm with a pump dedicated to implement function. The in-cab controls are the standard four fingertip controls, optional six electronic fingertip valve controls or optional four fingertip and two joystick valve controls. The series features the Tractor Management Center display and is Auto-Guide2 ready.

 

 
 Challenger MT700C

The two models of Challenger MT700C Series tractors provide 245 PTO hp and 285 PTO hp. The MT700C Series is powered by 8.8-liter Caterpillar C9 ACERT engines. With a transmission designed specifically for track tractors, these machines are geared with 16F/4R transmissions. The MT700C Series is outfitted with the Mobil-trac system and a 96" wheel-base. Built on a five-axle design, the tractors feature the Opti-Ride suspension. Standard hydraulic flow is 43.5 gpm; a
58-gpm hydraulic package is available. Four electric-over-hydraulic circuits are standard with a fifth or sixth valve available. The hydraulic system features Load Independent Flow Division (LIFD), which
provides proportional oil flow to all desired circuits at full capacity, instead of diverting hydraulic flow from one job to another.

 

 
 Challenger MT800C Series

The Challenger MT800C Series ranges from 335 PTO hp to 425 PTO hp. The MT835C, MT845C and MT855C models are powered by turbocharged Caterpillar C15 ACERT engines. The MT865C and MT875C models are powered by turbocharged 18.1-liter Caterpillar C18
ACERT engines. The 16F/4R transmission was built solely for use on track tractors. The Mobil-trac unit measures 118.1" between axles and features Firestone Marsh Mellow springs. The standard hydraulic flow is 43.5 gpm, and a 58-gpm hydraulic package is also available. Four electric-over-hydraulic circuits are standard on both models with a fifth or sixth valve available. The hydraulic system features Load Independent Flow Division (LIFD), which provides proportional oil flow instead of diverting hydraulic flow from one job to another.

 

 
 JCB Fastrac Series

JCB Fastrac tractors range from 150 engine hp to 280 engine hp. Powered by Cummins engines, eight models are available: 2155, 2170, 3230, 7100, 7200, 7230, 7270 and 8250. The 2000 and 3000 Series machines feature JCB Smoothshift transmissions. The 7000 Series tractors are geared with the P-Tronic 24-speed semipowershift transmission. The 8250 is fitted with the JCB V-Tronic transmission, which has two ranges: one for field operations and one for high-speed operations. Models 2155, 2170 and 3230 provide up to 27 gpm of hydraulic flow. The 7000 Series and 8250 model have a standard hydraulic flow of 37 gpm with an optional 55 gpm pump. JCB Fastracs can have transport speeds up to 43 mph and are outfitted with front and rear axle suspensions. Air brakes with an anti-lock braking system provide a safe stop.

 

 
 John Deere 7030 Series

The John Deere 7030 Series, 7030 Premium Series and 7030 Series Large-Frame Tractors include 12 models with a power range from
100 PTO hp to 180 PTO hp. John Deere 6.8-liter PowrTech E engines power the 7030 Series, and John Deere PowrTech Plus 6.8-liter
engines power the Premium and Large-Frame models. The 7030 tractors are base-equipped with 12F/4R SynchroPlus transmissions with optional 16F/16R SynchroPlus, PowrQuad or PowrQuad Plus transmissions. The standard transmission for the Large-Frame and Premium models is a 16F/16R PowrQuad Plus; they are also available geared with AutoQuad Plus or Infinitely Variable Transmissions (IVT). Standard hydraulic flow runs as follows: Large-Frame models,
32 gpm; Premium models, 29 gpm; and 7030 models, 17.5 gpm.

 

 
 John Deere 8R Series

The John Deere 8R Series includes six wheel models ranging from 181 PTO hp to 284 PTO hp and 8RT tracked models ranging from
235 PTO hp to 275 PTO hp. All 8R Series tractors are powered by 9-liter John Deere PowrTech Plus engines. The tracked models in the 8RT Series feature the AirCushion suspension system. The track
undercarriage provides a 10" longer footprint for 99" of ground contact. The Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT) is standard on the 8345RT tractor and an option on other 8RT models. The CommandView II cab makes its debut on the 8R Series and features 10% more cab space and 7% more glass. The tractors in this series are outfitted with up to five color-coded selective control valves. Hydraulic flow rates range from 45 gpm up to a 60 gpm maximum.

 

 
 Massey Ferguson 6400 Series

The Massey Ferguson 6400 Series has eight models with a power range from 100 PTO hp to 180 PTO hp. Three engines are used in the series: a Perkins 1106D 6-liter engine powers the 6465, 6475 and 6480 models; a Sisu Power 66 CTA 6.6-liter engine runs the 6485, 6490 and 6495 models; and a Sisu Power 74 CTA 7.4-liter engine powers the 6497 and 6499 models. All models are outfitted with a 24F/24R Dyna-6 semi-powershift transmission; the Dyna-6 transmissions feature AutoDrive and speed-matching abilities to accommodate the appropriate powershift speed for smooth transitioning. The tractor lineup is outfitted with standard hydraulics that run 29 gpm, and an optional high-flow hydraulic package runs at 39 gpm and is available on the 6485, 6490, 6495, 6497 and 6499 models.

 

 
 Massey Ferguson 7400 Series

The Massey Ferguson 7400 Series has six models that span
100 PTO hp to 155 PTO hp. The 7465, 7475 and 7480 models are powered by the Perkins 1106D 6.6-liter engine. A 6.6-liter Sisu Power engine outfits the 7485, 7490 and 7495 models and has a PTO torque rise of 20%. Standard for the lineup is the Dyna-VT continuously variable transmission (CVT) with infinite speed selection—from supercreep to transport. A three-function pedal mode automatically adjusts engine speed and groundspeed to coincide. The standard hydraulics for the 7400 Series operates from three pumps—allowing the transmission and hydraulics to run off different reservoirs—and runs at 29 gpm. The optional remote valve management system hydraulics run at 39 gpm in the 7485, 7490 and 7495 models.

 

 
 Massey Ferguson 8600 Series

Massey Ferguson 8600 Series ranges from 205 PTO hp to 275 PTO hp. The series is powered by 8.4-liter AGCO Sisu Power engines that use selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology. The series is outfitted with Dyna-VT transmissions with infinite gears and a top speed of 25 mph, or
32 mph with the optional front-axle suspension. The Dynamic Tractor Management (DTM) system matches up the engine speed and transmission with the push of a button. Hydraulic flow for implements runs at 46 gpm through a dedicated pump. In-cab controls include two fingertip remote valve controls and two joystick valve controls, or four fingertip and two joystick valve controls. The SpeedSteer steering setting, Control Center Display and Auto-Guide2 are options.
 

 

 
 McCormick XTX Series

The McCormick XTX Series includes seven models that range from 133 PTO hp to 170 PTO hp. The series is powered by 6.7-liter turbocharged BetaPower engines. The two XTX T3 models are built with a 108" wheelbase. The T3 models feature the XtraSpeed transmission with 32 speeds and four synchromesh ranges. The standard transmission for other XTX models is a 32F/24R powershift; optional trans-missions include a 32F/24R powershift XtraSpeed-E, a 48F/40R powershift with creeper and a 48F/40R powershift XtraSpeed-E with creeper. The 145 and 165 models have 29-gpm hydraulic capacity. The standard hydraulic flow is 34 gpm on the 185, 200 and 215 models and can be outfitted with an optional hydraulic flow up to 43 gpm.

 

 
 McCormick TTX Series

The McCormick TTX Series includes three row-crop tractor models ranging from 173 PTO hp to 198 PTO hp. The series is powered by turbocharged 6.7-liter BetaPower engines. There are two transmission options: a 32F/24R XtraSpeed with reverse shuttle transmission and a 48F/40R XtraSpeed with creeper gear plus reverse shuttle. Both transmissions feature eight powershift speeds. The TTX models feature a standard hydraulic flow of 43 gpm and can be equipped with a maximum of five auxiliary hydraulic valves with timer and flow
control. Deluxe cab versions are also available for the series. The front axle can be equipped with an electronically controlled hydraulic suspension system.

 

 
 New Holland T7000 Series

The five models in New Holland's T7000 Series range from
135 PTO hp to 195 PTO hp. Powered by 6.75-liter New Holland engines, the tractors have a power boost up to 35 hp. The T7000 Series can be geared with either the Power Command powershift transmission or the Auto Command continuously variable transmission (CVT). The TerraLock traction system automatically engages and disengages four-wheel drive depending on steering angle, hitches and brake application. Models can be equipped with the TerraGlide suspended front axle or the SuperSteer front axle. Standard hydraulic flow is 32 gpm; the tractors can be equipped for an optional 39.6 gpm maximum flow. The cab includes the SideWinder II control armrest.

 

 
New Holland T8000 Series

The New Holland T8000 Series offers five models from 175 PTO hp to 270 PTO hp. All tractors in the series are powered by New Holland 8.3-liter engines except for the T8050, which is powered by a 9-liter New Holland engine. All models are equipped with the standard 18F/4R powershift transmission. Other transmission options include 19F/4R powershift with fuel-saving overdrive, 19F/4R powershift with increased top speed and 23F/6R powershift with creeper. The series features three front-axle choices: standard front-wheel drive, SuperSteer with a 65° turning radius or TerraGlide for improved traction and ride quality. Hydraulic capacity runs at 44 gpm, and the optional MegaFlow runs up to 75 gpm on two separate circuits.

 

Four-Wheel-Drive Tractors

 
Buhler Versatile Series

Versatile has two four-wheel-drive series: the High Horsepower Tractor (HHT) 4WD Series with three models and the Versatile 4WD Series with four models. The HHT 4WD Series ranges from 435 engine hp to 535 engine hp and is powered by 15-liter Cummins engines. The HHT 4WD Series has a 12F/4R mechanical quadshift transmission or an optional Caterpillar 16F/4R powershift transmission. The total hydraulic flow in HHT models is 55 gpm or 80 gpm with the optional high-flow system. The 4WD Series ranges from 305 hp to 400 hp and is powered by 11-liter Cummins engines. The 4WD Series is available with manual 12F/4R or powershift 12F/2R transmissions. The total hydraulic flow in the 4WD Series is 50 gpm; an optional HydraFlow package runs 75 gpm. Both series are outfitted with four remote valves. The high-flow hydraulic system has six or eight remote valves. 
 

 

 
Case IH Steiger Series

The Case IH Steiger Series has five models with engine horsepower ranges of 335 hp to 535 hp. The Steiger lineup features three engine sizes: the Steiger 335 is powered by 9-liter Case IH engines; the Steiger 385, 435, and 485 are powered by 12.9-liter Case IH engines; and the Steiger 535 is powered by 15-liter Cummins engines. With hydraulic power boost, the Steiger 535 Pro boasts up to 610 hp. Steiger tractors have a 16-speed full powershift transmission with DieselSaver Auto Productivity Management system. Standard hydraulic flow capacity is 40 gpm or 42 gpm, and the optional hydraulic flow package runs 55 gpm or 57 gpm. A third optional combined Parallel Twin Flow hydraulic system runs 94 gpm. Quadtrac, Case IH's four-independent-track design, models are 385, 435, 485 and 535. All Quadtrac models offer PTO and three-point hitch options.

 

 
Challenger MT900C Series

The four models of Challenger MT900C tractors range from 440 engine hp to 525 engine hp. The MT945C and MT955C are powered by Caterpillar C15 ACERT engines, and the MT965C and MT975C are powered by 18.1-liter Caterpillar C18 ACERT engines. The Advanced Diesel Engine Management system is the electronic control system paired with the engine to match performance with fuel economy. The MT900C Series is geared with a 16F/4R powershift transmission. Standard hydraulic flow runs 43.5 gpm, and an optional 59 gpm pump is available. Load Independent Flow Division (LIFD) ensures proportional oil flow to all circuits when the system is at capacity.
 

 

 
Claas Xerion

The Claas Xerion is available with three configurations: Trac (fixed cab in central position), Trac VC (cab rotates 180°) and Saddle Trac (cab fixed in position over the engine). Outfitted with 8.8-liter Caterpillar engines, the Xerion 3300 and 3800 Series provide 357 engine hp and 383 engine hp. Xerion tractors feature all-wheel drive, are outfitted with an infinitely variable ZF Eccom 3.5 transmission and have a maximum speed of 31 mph. Maximum standard hydraulic flow is 50 gpm, and an optional increased hydraulics package raises flow to 62 gpm. Up to nine remote-control valves can be connected at the front and rear. Another option is a rear PTO that swivels up to 15° on both sides.

 

 
John Deere 9030 Series

The John Deere 9030 Series includes five-wheel models with a power range of 325 engine hp to 530 engine hp and three track models with a power range of 425 engine hp to 530 engine hp. All of the models are outfitted with 13.5-liter PowrTech Plus engines except for the 9230 model, which has a 9.0-liter PowrTech Plus engine. On track models, the AirCushion suspension system keeps the vehicle frame isolated from the track for a comfortable ride. Transmissions are as follows: standard 24-speed PowrSync transmission and optional 18F/6R powershift transmission on the 9230, 9330 and 9430 models, and standard 18F/6R powershift on the 9530, 9630, 9430T, 9530T and 9630T models. Hydraulics run at 48 gpm with an option of 78 gpm. The optional high-flow hydraulics are not available on track models.

 

 
New Holland T9000 Series 

The New Holland T9000 Series includes five models that range from 335 engine hp to 535 engine hp. The T9020 models are powered by New Holland 9-liter engines; the T9030, T9040 and T9050 models are powered by New Holland 12.9-liter engines; and the T9060 models are powered by Cummins QSX15 15-liter engines. The series has a 16F/2R powershift transmission featuring AutoShift. An optional 24F/6R high/low synchroshift transmission is available on the T9020 and T9030 models. Standard and optional high-flow hydraulics run at 40 gpm/55 gpm on all models except the T9060, which runs at 42 gpm/57 gpm, respectively. The optional MegaFlow system includes a second hydraulic pump, and the system provides a total hydraulic flow of 90 gpm and 94 gpm on the T9060.  



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