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Deutz - Fahr has sold over 3,000 units and is now bring­ing the ul­tra - mod­ern 9340 TTV trac­tor to Aus­tralia

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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

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