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Agritechnica: Curtains come off Deutz eight-wheeler

Agritechnica: Curtains come off Deutz eight-wheeler

As previewed on these web pages yesterday, the concealing curtains were finally raised on Deutz-Fahr's XXL 1630 eight-wheeled tractor earlier today. Only currently built as a prototype, the intention is that this 600hp monster will be sold predominantly on the CIS and East European markets.
Vital tractor statistics? The XXL's figures are undeniably impressive. It weighs in at 19.5t and has a max permitted load weight of 32t. Of that all-up loading total, 12.5t can be carried on the tractor's rear loading platform – either seed, fertiliser or perhaps even a large sprayer.
But it's as an out-and-out towing machine – there's no rear linkage or pto – that the XXL is expected to earn its considerable keep. And to achieve this, the tractor relies on a 16-litre intercooled Deutz V8 motor to supply the required muscle. Rated output is 600hp, while the max torque of 2,800Nm appears between 1,300- and 1,500rpm.
From the engine, drive heads through an 18F/6R full powershift gearbox, with ten of those 18 forward speeds falling in the 5-13km/hr working band. Top travel speed is 40km/hr.
Out of the gearbox, drive is directed via propshafts to front and rear axle pairs, although, to save on fuel and tyre wear, the operator is able to disengage/engage drive to the rear axle pair from the cab. And while on the subject of tyres it's worth noting the Deutz claim that, despite the XXL's size, the tractor is still capable of turning within a radius of 8.75m (outer tyre).
At the rear the hydraulic system is load-sensing and includes four auxiliary valves as standard; two extra valves are optional. Flow is 200 litres/min, pressure 200 bar.
Up in the cab there are some familiar Deutz items – a PowerCom lever and the iMonitor – and buyers will also be able to spec Agro-Sky satellite guidance.


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