18 October 2021

Soil preparation (I). DF 8280 TTV Agrotron

Once the harvest is over, it is time to start new tasks in the fields to allow us to launch the new cereal and pulse vegetables campaign. Then, it is necessary to prepare the soil in the best possible conditions with the a a seedbed that will help the seed to germinate as quickly as possible. Stubble harrowing is a task that can be done in September and October, so there is a lot of time to do it very well. 

On this occasion, we were able to visit a field in Caleruega (Burgos) to see the new Deutz-Fahr 8280 TTV Agrotron, which was harrowing a vetch stubble that had been mowed for haying, so we spent a super fun afternoon testing with the "big one" 8280 TTV Agrotron together with the cultivator, which if the tractor was big the implement was even bigger, from the Catalan manufacturer Gaher Metalic. Our sensations were fantastic... the most important ones could be: 

A big tractor that moved like a small one. 

  • Extraordinary pulling capacity with an implement that is even made for higher horsepower tractors. 
  • Comfort in the cab both in the field and in transport works. 
  • Very good visibility from the driving position. 
  • Very accurate and easy-to-use auto guidance. 

As regarding the tractor's features, we leave you a summary of the most important ones, although you can get to know it completely in its brochure: 

  • DEUTZ TTCD 6.4 L4 engine with 6,057 cm3 of 6 cylinders (Stage V) and bi-turbo. 
  • Maximum power: 287 HP.   
  • Maximum torque: 1,226 Nm at 1,500 r.p.m. 
  • Fuel tank capacity of 505 litres and 35 litres of adBlue. 
  • New stepless gearbox SDF 7780 designed by SDF and Claas. 
  • Maximum speed: 60km/h at 1.830 r.p.m., 50 km/h at 1.535 r.p.m. y 40 km/h a 1.220 r.p.m.      
  • Pneumatic cab suspension and front axle hydro-pneumatic suspension. 
  • Lifting force rear of 11,000 kg (front lift of 5,450 kg). 
  • PTO speed: 540E/1000/1000E. 
  • Pump flow rate of 210 l/min (close centre with load sensing) con 10 electronic rear valves and 4 electronic front valves. 
  • 90 litres of extractable oil. 
  • Turning angle: 52º. 
  • Wheelbase: 2,918 mm.   
  • Effective load: 6,000 kg. 
  • Net Weight: 10,200 kg. 
  • #AlwaysOnTrack. Equipped with SDF Guidance and SDF Fleet Management. 

In conclusion, a high-powered tractor whose sales evolution in Spain will be really interesting from the point of view of machinery specialists. Surely SDF knows how to adjust the price, as it does with many other models, and we will see many DF 8280 TTV Agrotron in our fields... we will be vigilant and looking forward to working with it again. 

Versión en español.