No matter which T8 transmissions you choose, you get a minimum of 18 forward speeds, with eight of them in the critical 3- to 8-mph tillage range. That’s more than other tractors in this class. All four are electronic, full powershift transmissions that provide Ground Speed Management (GSM) convenience during both field and road operation.
CHOOSE FROM FOUR SUPER SMOOTH TRANSMISSIONS
You’ll find the transmission that meets your needs in the T8 Series. The four options include:
- The 18 x 4 powershift (standard)
- The 19 x 4 powershift option with fuel-economic overdrive
- The new 19 x 4 powershift with a time-saving 31-mph (50 kph) top transport speed
- The 23 x 6 creeper powershift – engage creep gears on the go, without having to stop.
CONTROLS CLOSE AT HAND
The Sidewinder II armrest console puts your hand in a natural position for operating the transmission control lever, with no clutching required. Move through powershift gears with two ergonomically placed side buttons.
HANDY GSM ROAD AND FIELD SETTINGS
Convert to automatic transmission with a simple push of the Ground Speed Management (GSM) button on the armrest. For GSM Road, push the top of the button, select a start gear and set the ground speed of the tractor using only the throttle lever. For GSM Field, push the bottom of the button when in the right speed and the transmission automatically maintains tractor performance based on engine speed and load. These fuel economy settings are accomplished by the transmission automatically changing engine rpm and gears.
TIME-SAVER FOR HEADLAND TURNS
Program the Custom Headland Management feature to memorize multiple adjustments made when turning, then recall them with the push of one button. At the end of a row, push once to automatically throttle back, change gears and raise the implement. Then push again to reverse the adjustments as you enter the new row. A total of 30 functions can be programmed for completing a headland turn.