1988 - Volume #12, Issue #5, Page #05[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Deere Unveils New 4WD TractorsYou'll be seeing Deere's just-introduced all-new 4-WD 60 Series tractors at farm shows this fall. The 8560, 8760 and 8960 articulated tractors feature new engines and new transmissions as well as pressure-compensated closed center hydraulics and a redesigned Sound Gard cab. One of the key features of the new tractor line is a modular design which makes it possible to remove engine, transmission and drive axle components for repair without major disassembly. All three 60 Series models have a "gudgeon" joint that allows the center, articulating hinge to "twist" as much as 15? on rough terrain. The tractors have 24-speed PowrSync transmissions for on-the-go clash-free shifting with full synchronization and a high-low range. A 1,000 rpm independent pto or a 3-pt. hitch with quick coupler can be installed at the factory or later on the farm. The full-view front windshield has no obstructions and the tractors are equipped with all-electronic instrumentation which advises the operator of scheduled maintenance and can diagnose mechanical problems.
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