• April 9, 2019
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Equipment Focus: John Deere 8285R Tractor

Equipment Focus: John Deere 8285R Tractor

The John Deere 8285R tractor is a great choice for those needing a little more power for their operation. With state-of-the-art technology and a durable frame, the 8285R tractor is robust and will go the distance.

John Deere say the 8285R is ideal for farmers and contractors when time is a premium. But, does it deliver? Let’s take a look at the key features, specs and price point to find out.

John Deere 8285R Overview

As part of the 8R series, the 8285R tractor has intuitive controls, AutoTrac and JDLink technology as standard.

This tractor features unparalleled performance while meeting Tier 4 emission requirements. It’s designed to provide the hydraulic capacity and horsepower to handle large attachments, such as planters and ploughs.

The John Deere 8285R is equipped with a powerful, and efficient, engine that won’t drain your fuel tank. It offers flexibility, control, comfort, high productivity and reliability at a reasonable price.

8285R Tractor in Action

Disclaimer: The tractor in this clip may be an overseas model. The Australian model may vary from above.

John Deere 8285R Key Features

In The Cab

The John Deere 8285R has a lot to offer in its comfortable CommandView II cab. It’s fitted with greater visibility, extra room and easy-to-use controls. The cab also features a noise reduction system alongside air conditioning and heating, to ensure total comfort all year ‘round.

With simple CommandARM controls and an integrated CommandCenter display, operation is easy—you don’t have to be a seasoned pro to operate this tractor. The CommandARM in the 8285R tractor also integrates controls that were featured on the right-hand console in previous models. This integration allows controls and the CommandCenter to follow the operator as the seat is moved.

Under the Bonnet

With a 9.0L PowerTech PSX engine, the John Deere 8285R tractor delivers up to 314 engine horsepower for superior performance, when compared to previous models. The addition of the Engine Control Unit also allows engine speed and load changes to be detected 100 times per second.

The PowerTech engine uses 2 turbochargers, a 4 valve-per-cylinder design, and a high-pressure common-rail fuel system to provide excellent engine responsiveness, torque rise, fuel economy and durability.

John Deere 8285R Specs

Engine Description John Deere PowerTech PSX 9.0L diesel engine, in-line, 6-cylinder, wet sleeve with 4 valve-in-head
Maximum Engine HP 314 HP
Rated PTO 239 HP
Fuel Capacity 695 L
Transmission 16-speed PowerShift
3-Point Hitch Standard Lift Capacity 5,200 kg
Average Standard Weight (less front weights) 12,346 kg (WFWD model)

13,722 (ILS model)

Hydraulic System Rated Flow, 63cc pump 166.6 L/min

Download the full specifications here.

8285R Tractor Price

Machines4U data shows that used John Deere 8285R tractors for sale cost between $100,000 and $173,800, averaging $133,564*. Prices vary depending on age, use and condition of the machine.

So, what do you think of the John Deere 8285R tractor? Let us know in the comments below. If you’re looking for tractors for sale, take a look here. You can also find tractors at auction here.

Sources: 8R/8RT Series Brochure, deere.com.

*Data has been curated from Machines4U listing information, accurate at the time of publication.

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