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John Deere Boosts Power on 8R Series Tractors

John Deere Boosts Power on 8R Series Tractors
Tier IV Interim treatment on 9.0L engine sees horsepower increase.

Building on last year's successful launch of the 8R Series tractor, John Deere has boosted the power in this year's lineup and made all 8R and 8RT tractors capable of accepting "smart tractor" technology.

This year's 8R family consists of six new modles with wheels and three with tracks, each sporting 10 to 15 engine horsepower boosts over last year's models. All come with JDLink Ultimate Service and Service Advisor Remote -- complimentary for a year. The service allows the tractor to send location, operation, and performance data over via the Web and cell phone.

Deere's new 8R / 8RT tractors get higher horsepower for 2011, along with "smart tractor" technology ability.

The 2011 8R Series is powered with the PowerTech PSX 9.0L 6 cylinder diesel engine running dual turbo-chargers, exhaust gas recirculation and an exhaust filter that cleans itself. The result is Tier IVA certification without the use of diesel exhaust fluids.

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