John Deere Reveals the New 8 Series Tractors

posted on Thursday, October 31, 2019 in Dealer News

The wait is finally over! The all-new model year 2020 John Deere 8R Tractors are finally here!


After an anticipated release, John Deere announced the latest-generation of 8R Row-Crop Tractors on October 28. In addition to updates on previously available models, Deere introduced the brand new 8RX Tractor, the industry’s first fixed-frame four-track tractor. The 8RX comes in four models ranging from 310-410 engine hp. All designed from the ground up as a four-track machine through and through.

The redesigned John Deere 8 Family builds on the foundation of the most popular row-crop tractors on the market. These tractors bring you the very best comfort, visibility, power, capability, controls, and integrated precision ag technology. The 8 Family Tractors feature an updated cab with automotive-inspired design and controls as well as a bold new exterior styling. You will have the choice of machine configuration, options and horsepower to fit your needs.

Comfort and Visibility

comfort-visibility-8rThe 8 Family tractors feature a larger, more comfortable cab. There is additional headroom, a 24% wider entry path, and several seat options. There are three comfort and convenience cab packages to choose from that include, select, premium or ultimate. The Ultimate Cab includes an exclusive new leather seat with electronic adjustment, heating, ventilation, and massage features, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen radio with smartphone ready connection and multi-speaker system. Also included in the ultimate cab are a leather-wrapped steering wheel, footrests, and carpeted floor mat.

There are three additional ride comfort options available: air seat, ActiveSeat™ II (which utilizes an electrical control system to control the vertical seat top movement), and the new cab suspension system.

For visibility, you can also choose the same three packages which include select, premium, or ultimate. The ultimate package includes front and rear integrated cameras, electric, heated, power telescoping exterior mirrors,  22 LED work lights, and 8 LED convenience lights. Front and rear integrated cameras deliver video footage straight to your CommandCenter™ Display and make it easier to connect implements and park in tight spaces.

Precision Ag

The 8R, 8RT, and 8RX all come standard equipped with JDLink™ and five years of connected service. With a new integrated StarFire™ receiver and Generation 4 CommandCenter™ Display, you can easily step right into advanced technology. If you’re an advanced tech user, you’ll enjoy the benefits of having a highly intelligent machine connected to a full suite of solutions on the most open platform in the industry.

Want to learn more? Watch the video below!