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A Walk Around the New John Deere 8RX Tractor

John Deere publicly announced the introduction of the all-new 2020 8RX tractor today. This is a four track, fixed-frame machine unlike any other currently on the market. The launch includes four models – the 8RX 310, 8RX 340, 8RX 370, and 8RX 410.

“New 8RX Tractors offer all the benefits of tracks and provide a driving experience more like a wheel tractor,” says Tammy Lee, marketing manager.

This unique configuration is designed to have the turning characteristics of wheeled tractors and the pulling performance of tracks, thanks to more surface area and less ground pressure.

“This is a fully engineered John Deere four-track solution, not a bolt-on aftermarket product,” Lee emphasizes, highlighting the 1700 pivoting beam axle, specifically designed for this product to provide strength and adjustability of tread spacings.

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This all-new tractor is part of the updated line of eight family tractors the company is offering for model year 2020.

John Deere 8RX tractor
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John Deere 8RX rear track
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Several track and axle setups are available for the new 8RX. Rear belts are available in widths of 18, 24, or 30 inches.

John Deere 8RX front track
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Front axles can be set up to be 76, 80, 88, or 120 inches wide. Front belts are available in 18- and 24-inch widths.

John Deere 8RX Axle
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Photo Credit: Natalina Sents

The new 8RX is equipped with the largest cab John Deere has ever offered. Operators have 2 more inches of head room and a 24% wider entry path. Three levels of cab comfort packages will be offered.

In addition to the updated 7 and 8 tractor family lines, John Deere announced redesigned 6M tractors for 2020 earlier this fall.

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