Deutz - Fahr has sold over 3,000 units and is now bringing the ultra - modern 9340 TTV tractor to Australia
Deutz-Fahr Australia is about to take delivery of the first of the 9 Series tractor to become available in Australia: the 9340 TTV. The 336hp (251kW) beast, which features a new suspension system, high-tech attachment integration and a continuously variable TTV transmission, will be available to Australian customers in October and will be on display at Elmore Field Days in Victoria on October 4.
PFG Australia Ag Division general manager Doug Robinson says he is expecting a lot of interest as soon as the Deutz-Fahr 9340 TTV tractors arrive.
“The 7250 was our latest big release, back in 2014, so we are very excited,” Robinson says. “We will do a number of field days and run a full demonstration program.
“With most big tractors, you want to make sure you can get that power to the ground as well, so it’s important for the customers to test it out for themselves.”
The tractor is non-AdBlue and gets its power from a TTCD 7.8-litre six-cylinder engine, Robinson says, adding: “There is lot of natural weight in the tractor, so it has plenty of pull.”
The decisive factor in the production of this engine is its big 336hp power output with minimum fuel consumption.
“The 9340 TTV tractor has got some really nice features, including the new suspension design, and it’s fully integrated with GPS and other auxiliary equipment in the cabin,” Robinson says.
“The electrics link up from the implement to the tractor, so they can talk to each other.”
Robinson says the TTCD engines react instantly with an injection pressure of 2,000 bar, and provide 90 per cent of their torque at 1,000rpm. The maximum torque remains constant from 1,200 to 1,600rpm.
The electronically controlled, continuously variable TTV transmission provides the right speed for all work applications in the field and on the road, he says. The basis of this system is a ZF Terramatic transmission, which Robinson says has a heavy duty drive line and is highly fuel efficient. A range of transmission options are available, providing a maximum road speed of 60km/h.
The tractor’s integrated frame has been redeveloped to deliver maximum loading capacity and maximum manoeuvrability in the toughest applications, Robinson says.
“The frame allows the Dana suspended front axle to swing freely within a range of about 45mm,” he says. “This maximises the spring effect and gives a smooth ride for both operator and implement.”
The rear linkage is capable of lifting 12,000kg, and the standard front linkage can carry 5,000kg.
“This tractor has been designed to carry the largest mounted implements and provide maximum oil flow,” Robinson says.
With a pump capacity of 210L/min, the high-performance hydraulics provide a maximum flow rate via eight auxiliary valves plus front linkage. Six of the valves are at the rear and two dedicated remote pairs are in the front mounting area.
“The hydraulic system is one of a kind because all valves are proportionally controllable,” Robinson says.
“Even when performing complex manoeuvres, the valves can be operated via the joystick or armrest controls. Flow rates from one to 100 per cent and activation times from one to 60 seconds can be easily programmed from the driver’s seat.”
The load-sensing ‘power beyond’ hydraulic system is equipped as standard, and a separate pump supplies the steering so that the working hydraulic system is not compromised.
The MaxiVision Cab II offers good visibility with the addition of a new panoramic windscreen, and the maximum noise level inside the cabin is 69 decibels. The 9 Series is also fully integrated with the Deutz-Fahr Agrosky GPS system.
“In the cab it’s the same as the 7250; it’s a cab we know and everything’s at your fingertips,” Robinson says.
The cab is pneumatically suspended and isolated from the hood so that engine heat, vibration and noise do not reach the cabin, and the front hitch area is clearly visible.
Deutz-Fahr 9 Series tractors use the intuitive iMonitor operating system that monitors all implements, GPS, cameras, transmission and engine functions through one central terminal. It gives the operator the ability to freely assign button controls.
The system takes commands from the implement to maximise precision and minimise operator fatigue or error.
Adding to ease of use is a newly designed front bonnet, which is electronically operated via a button near the cabin steps.
The Deutz-Fahr 9-series Agrotron tractor range includes three distinct models – the 9290 TTV (295hp), the 9310 TTV (312hp) and the 9340 TTV (336hp) – but only the latter will be brought to Australia at this stage.
Above: Deutz-Fahr has developed the 9340 TTV tractor from the ground up with a completely new design
Below: The 9 Series has a modern cabin and an interface that allows the tractor to communicate with attachments