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Large 9 Series Deutz-Fahr tractors show up on Aussie shores
Deutz-Fahr has introduced the new 9 Series line-up of high-horsepower tractors to Australia, unveiling them at Elmore Field Days 2016.
Deutz says the 9 Series TTV was developed from the ground up, focusing on automation and driver comfort.
With a twin-turbocharged 7.8-litre 6-cylinder engine, the tractors can produce up to 340hp.
Importer PFG Australia product manager Anthony Darveniza says the engine makes the tractor more than capable of producing enough power.
“It’s got a twin-turbo engine … so one turbo will activate while the other one comes in at higher revs, plus it’s got very good torque at low-end revs,” Darveniza says.
The Deutz common rail and exhaust recirculation system means the 9 Series coming to the Australian market will be at the Tier 3 emissions standard.
With a continuously variable transmission, most of the tractor’s torque is available at only 1000rpm, while the maximum torque between 1200rpm and 1600rpm remains constant.
The redesigned front axle and suspension will improve comfort for the driver, says Darveniza, who also points out the noise-reductive design of the cab.
“One of the main things with this tractor is that it’s got new front-axle suspension on it, which gives you more movement and makes servicing easier,” he says.
“The engine and cab are separated, and basically that reduces the noise levels. “It’s also European designed, so from an ergonomic and operational point of view you’ve got everything on there.”
The model displayed at Elmore was the 9340 TTV, the largest of the range.
“The wheelbase on this tractor is actually a bit deceiving as it’s quite long, which gives you better ride quality,” Darveniza says. “The wheelbase is longer than our competitors’ tractors, which is a key thing for pulling implements.”
Though it has been available in Europe for a year, the tractor is new to Australia.
Below left: The new Deutz-Fahr 9340 TTV tractor Below right: The 9 Series TTV was developed from the ground up, focusing on automation and driver comfort