THERE’S a new kid on the block in the tractor world as Deutz-Fahr launches its new 8280 TTV model built in Lauingen, Germany.

The manufacturer says this single model launch fits nicely between the existing 7 and 9 Series tractors, completing the high power range of the German manufacturer.

Of course, Deutz-Fahr has ensured the 8280 TTV is full to the brim with technology targeting dynamic power, connectivity, comfort and reliability as it has been developed for the most demanding farming applications.

Power comes via the 6.1 litre twin-turbo Deutz six-cylinder engine stage V with a maximum power up to 287HP and delivers impressive 1226 Nm of torque.

Deutz says the engine is designed to offer great performance and a high level of efficiency as the twin-turbo and CommonRail system at 2000 bar ensures more immediate and responsive power and torque delivery.

The innovative powertrain is the result of a long experience and many years of research by the SDF Group and includes the new SDF T7780 continuously variable transmission.

A multi-stage epicyclic gearbox has been intelligently mated with a clutch unit and two hydrostatic units to create new composite transmission (Compound Concept) offering industry-beating performance in terms of power flow management, efficiency and traction force.

The 8280 TTV offers dynamic performances and boasts acceleration up to 60 km/h, progressive deceleration and lightning-fast responsiveness to changes in load.

Front dry disc brakes, two-speed front pto, three rear pto speed modes, CleanOil hydraulic system of 210 l/min, with impressive 90 litres removable hydraulic oil, rear lift up to 11,100kg and high admissible load (16-tonnes), ensure additional versatility and extraordinary performance.

The 8280 TTV was developed for tyre sizes with a diameter up to 2.05m, therefore it offers a tyre size of 710/70r42.

With its CFS (Connected Farming System) the new 8280 TTV is well able to tackle the vast variety of precision jobs on the farm, even remotely.

It comes with:

* ISOBUS (with up to 200 section controls, variable rate control and universal terminal);

* TIM Certified (tractor implement management – equipment can communicate with the tractor and manage operations);

* SDF Guidance (increased precision thanks to the new SR20 receiver, CTM module and auto-turn function);

* SDF Fleet Management included for one year (all the main data received in real time);

* Agrirouter (standardised data upload and download via cloud or USB port)

* XTend (iMonitor3 screen extension on tablet or smartphones)

For added driver comofrt, the tractor has an intelligent front axle suspension that can be adjusted in three settings – 'Auto', 'Normal' and 'Soft'. Together with air sprung cab suspension, automatic air conditioning, premium materials and generous interior space, its a comfortable place to work.

Powerful 50,000 lumen LED working lights, the ergonomics of the cab and a logical control layout along with the Infotainment system of the latest generation, allows for long working hours in maximum comfort.

Man-machine interface is pretty functional thanks to the unique iMonitor3 that enables the driver to simply interact with the main functions. And the MaxiVision2 cab is separate from the all-new engine cowl to prevent the transfer of heat, vibration and noise, taking driver comfort up a level.

The new Deutz-Fahr 8280 TTV has a long service intervals of 1000 hours for engine oil and 1500 hours for CleanOil in the hydraulic system and easy access. This is clear from the cooling pack, which can be opened by the user with a single lever to make cleaning and maintenance quick and simple. The same is true for inspecting oil levels, which can be checked at a glance.

Appropriate service platforms, an external connection for compressed air and the fuse tests on the electric circuit boards are just examples of the attention paid to ease of maintenance.