The Top 5 Row Crop Tractors

Agrotechnomarket.com - With many choices available, it’s important to put some time into picking the best Row Crop Tractor for your farm needs. The row crop tractors you choose will be a trusted companion for years to come, so comparing the available brands is worthwhile.

Row Crop tractors are launched in many shapes and sizes, as well as varying prices. Although personal taste can differ, the general consensus is that models of Case IH, John Deere and New Holland are among the top row crop tractors that you can choose.

Consider the type of fields you work on, as well as the lifting capacity, pulling power and other needs you may have when choosing your row crop tractor. It’s also important to remember that prices always changes, and can vary from dealer to dealer.

Take a look at the Top 5 models of row crop tractors, and decide for yourself which one belongs on your farm!

Case IH Steiger 620 (around €420,000)


According to Case IH, this model has industry-leading horsepower and a 12.9 L Tier 4 B/Final engine, and is claimed to easily handle the largest implements in the toughest conditions. It’s available in configurations of HD Wheeled, Quadtrac® and HD Wheeled Scraper.

Engine Power

The 12.9 litre engine for this machine can produce 620 horsepower at 2,100 rpm, which is nearly three times the horsepower of the average row crop tractor.

The Steiger 620 also has 133% more take-off power than its competitors, with 478 PTO horsepower available.

Torque produced for this model is 2,212 ft-lbs.

Speed

When it comes to speed, the 620 moves at a fairly average pace compared to its peers. The maximum speed for this model is around 25 mph.

Transmission

The 620’s speed options aren’t as exceptional compared to its other features, with a below average number of transmission speeds; 16 forward speeds are available compared to the general average of 18.

Lift Capacity

This Steiger model packs an extra punch, with its ability to lift 28% more than average row crop tractors. 19,620 lbs is its lifting capacity, compared with 15,300 lbs in other machines of its type.

Operating Weight

This model weighs considerably more than your average row crop tractor, standing at about 66,000 lbs. This is more than twice the usual weight for a tractor of its kind.

Cabin

The 620 has an enclosed cabin with air conditioning, instrument panel, pop-up swivel and suspension seat, stereo and an automatic guidance system.

Miscellaneous

For illumination, this tractor has a front work light, rear work light, and beacon light. It comes with a 5 year guarantee, with average usage of around 10,000 hours. With regards to hydraulics, the Steiger 620 has 4 SCVs and a 42 gpm implement system flow. Its alternator amperage boasts about 240 amps, and the model runs at an operating voltage of around 12.0 V. The fuel capacity for the 620 is 455 gallons.


Challenger MT975C (about €400,000)

The Challenger MT975C is from the MT900 Series.

Engine

The model’s 18.1 litre engine is quite a bit bigger than that of the Steiger 620. It produces about 585 horsepower at 2,100 rpm, making it one of the strongest Challenger models. Compared to average row crop tractors, it produces 125% more power.

PTO horsepower is about 425 for this model, giving it good credibility for using implements.

The MT975C also produces torque of about 2,086 ft-lbs, just under the Steiger’s torque figure.

Speed

The top speed of the model is very slightly below the average, reaching a top speed of 24.6 mph, falling just under the Steiger 620’s fastest pace of 25 mph.

Transmission

The model is on par with the Steiger with regards to transmission, as it has 16 speeds, just under the average number 18. It also has a wet clutch.

Lift Capacity

A fair 19,500 lbs can be held by the MT975C, giving it a great reputation for heavy lifting compared to other vehicles, and making it just about equal with the Steiger 620.

Operating Weight

The MT975C weighs about 47,500 lbs, making it lighter than the Steiger, but much heavier than the average machine of its kind. Like all heavy machinery, the type of terrain it will be working on must be investigated and deemed suitable.

Cabin

The enclosed cabin area comes with Cruise Control, Automatic Guidance System, instrument panel, stereo and a suspension seat.

Miscellaneous

The MT975C comes with only a one-year warranty. In the case of hydraulics, it has 4 SCVs. The model runs at about 12.0 V, and has alternator amperage of 185 amps. Fuel capacity is 390 gallons. However, there is only a front work light on the vehicle. It also comes with a toolbox and has power steering.



John Deere 9560R (approximately €370,000)


With up to 560 engine hp, up to 20,000-pound hitch-lift capacity, and up to 78 gpm hydraulic flow, the new 9R/9RT Series Tractors give you the power and the attitude to be the best at what you do — and that’s getting every job done faster than ever. What’s more, the refined PowerShift transmission with new Efficiency Manager™ will help you get it all done with less diesel. And the spacious CommandView™ II Cab offers the best in technology and comfort. A firm favourite for many farmers, the John Deere 9560R is generally rated highly by owners around the world.

Engine

The 13.5 litre engine produces about 560 horsepower at 2,100 rpm, which places it behind the Challenger and ahead of the Steiger in engine size.

PTO for this John Deere model is about 337 horsepower, making it about 64% stronger than average row crop models. However, its horsepower is slightly less than that of the Steiger and Challenger.

With regards to torque, it produces 10% more than the average machine of its kind, with a figure of 1,193 ft-lbs. This is quite a bit below the previously mentioned models torque levels of over 2,000 ft-lbs.

Speed

The John Deere 9560R hits the average top speed of 25 mph, edging slightly ahead of the Challenger’s highest pace.

Transmission

With a wet clutch, the 9560R model boasts 2 more speeds than the Steiger and Challenger, with 18 forward speeds to choose from.

Lift Capacity

15,300 lbs is the lifting capacity for this vehicle, a decent but average figure for a tractor of its type. This is quite a bit under the capacity for the Steiger and Challenger, whose capacities almost reach 20,000 lbs each.

Operating Weight

This model has an operating weight of around 42,000 lbs, making it one of the lighter models in this comparison.

Cabin

The enclosed cabin features air conditioning, auxiliary audio input, Bluetooth, 12V outlet, cruise control, pop-up swivel seat, sunshade, power mirrors, instrument panel and suspension seat.

Miscellaneous

Lighting for the vehicle includes xenon lights, a front work light, beacon light, hood guard, quick hitch, and rear work light. There is a 2-year warranty on the vehicle, as well as an estimated 2,000 hours of usage. The alternator amperage is 200 amps, with an operating voltage of 12.0 V. The tractor also has 4 SCVs, with a hydraulic capacity of 78 gpm. The fuel capacity is 350 gallons.



New Holland T9.670 (approximately €415,000)

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This powerful model of New Holland is of the T9 Series.

Engine

This New Holland tractor comes with a 12.9 litre engine, giving it the same engine size as the Case IH Steiger, but much smaller than that of the Challenger and John Deere models aforementioned.

The tractor can produce a staggering 669 horsepower at 2,100, with 520 PTO horsepower. The level of strength in this tractor gives it a slight edge over the other models in its quality range.

2,101 ft-lbs of torque is produced by the T9.670, which is slightly less than the Steiger 620’s level, but fairly equal to the Challenger.

Speed

The T9.670 travels at the average speed of 25 mph, more or less the same as its counterparts in this comparison.

Transmission

Only 16 speeds are available in this model, meaning there’s less choice in this regard than the John Deere 9560R for example. 16 forward speeds mean that this model has 2 speeds less than the average machine of its type.

Lift Capacity

19,620 lbs is the weight this New Holland can lift, matching that of the Steiger 620 and making this tractor one of the best options for heavy weight work.

Operating Weight

The T9.670 weighs 56,000 lbs, a good deal lighter than the Steiger, but much heavier than other tractors of its kind. Loose ground is something to be cautious of if using this vehicle.

Cabin

The enclosed cabin of the New Holland T9.670 includes features such as pop-up swivel and suspension seat, joystick loader control, an instrument panel and door locks.

Miscellaneous

This tractor has 4 SCVs, much like its counterparts. It runs at 12.0 V, and has alternator amperage of 200 amps. Fuel capacity reaches 480 gallons. Warranty can depend on the dealer etc. The vehicle has beacon lights, quick hitch lighting, rear work light and front work light. There is also a tool box.


Versatile 575 (around €300,000)

This machine is from the HHT series of Versatile by Rostselmash.

Engine

The tractor can produce about 575 horsepower at 2,100 rpm, making it a fair competitor against the John Deere and Challenger. The level of torque produced by this model is 1,875 ft-lbs, making it stronger than just the John Deere in this sense.

It also has a 15 litre engine, which is larger than the New Holland, John Deere and Steiger engines, but smaller than that of the Challenger.

Speed

Similar to the other models discussed, the Versatile 575 reaches a top speed of 25 mph. However, this is slightly faster than the Challenger MT975C.

Transmission

With a wet clutch, this vehicle has 16 forward speeds to choose from, unlike the John Deere’s 18 available speeds.

Lift Capacity

12,500 lbs is the maximum weight that the model can lift, making it quite a bit weaker than its counterparts in this respect.

Operating Weight

Weighing in at 57,000 lbs, this model is heavier than the John Deere and Challenger models compared, but more or less equal to the New Holland T9.670.

However, the Versatile tractor is still a fair bit lighter than the 66,000 lb Case IH Steiger.

Cabin

The enclosed cabin has features such as cruise control, air conditioning, suspension and pop-up swivel seat, instrument panel, power mirrors and a stereo.

Miscellaneous

With a warranty of 3 years, farmers can get approximately 3,000 hours from the vehicle. There is a tool box included. The alternator amperage is about 180 amps, and the tractor runs at the usual 12.0 V. This model differs from the others in that there are 6 SCVs, and a hydraulic capacity of 80 gpm. Fuel capacity is 350 gallons. With regards to illumination, the tractor has a front work light, rear work light, quick hitch lighting and beacon light.