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Tractors are bulky beasts that use weight to increase traction and power implementation. Sometimes tractor owners use ballast to balance the weight and get more out of the amount of fuel used. The operating conditions for any tractor vary according to seasons and various farm activities. Traction and efficiency in these conditions depend on the weight and power.
Every tractor brand offers several models of tractors that vary in size and weight. The weight of any tractor model proves crucial for transportation and the rate of fuel consumption. Based on the tractor weight, here is the comparison of 10 major tractor brands(Including the chart).
Chart: Heaviest tractors with rated power from our list
1. Tractor Weight: Case IH
Case IH tractors weigh from 4,971 lbs to 53,804 lbs. With the horsepower of 35 to 608, these tractors are meant for every small and large-scale farm operation. The JX straddle series represents the compact tractors, whereas the Steiger series is the heaviest (36,000 lbs to 54,000 lbs).
Case IH tractor weight can vary with the installation of wheels, tracks, and quadtrac.
2. Tractor Weight: CLAAS
Claas group is a German-based heavy machinery manufacturer. Their tractors are supplied and manufactured in many countries like the USA, Russia, India, and other European agriculture-based countries.
In the US, they have two major tractor series Xerion, and Axion. Axion series comprises lighter weight tractors that range from 21,813 lbs to 28,660 lbs. Xerion 5000 and 4500 both are high-power tractors with weights of 43,000 lbs each.
3. Tractor Weight: Deutz-Fahr
Deutz-Fahr offers 9340 TTV AGROTRON tractors with a weight of 26455 lbs and power of 336 hp. It is one of the most powered tractors from Detz-Fahr. Apart from a heavy body and powerful engine, this model also has a climate-controlled cabin and hydraulic system with a lifting capacity of 26,455 lbs.
5080 G is the lightest tractor under this brand. With a power of 75 hp, it only weighs 7937 lbs. It has a rear hitch lift capacity of 7937 lbs.
4. Tractor Weight: FENDT
FENDT 1167 Vario MT comes with a standard track with the option of 1st and 2nd optional tracks. This model weighs 41458 lbs/18805 kgs without any driver and a full tank of fuel. The tracked drive system is equipped with a suspension chassis to work smoothly on rough surfaces.
207 V and F Vario are the smallest in the arsenal of FENDT tractors. These are narrow tractor models with a width of only 1.32 m. These models are small and weigh only 6746 lbs to 6923 lbs. Irrespective of the size, these models have climate control options for the driver’s cabin.
5. Tractor Weight: John Deere
John Deere has the heaviest tractors on this list. Models like 9RX 490, 9RX 540, and 9RX 590 all are
56,320 lbs. The 9R/9RT/9RX Series and 9R/9RT/9RX Series Scraper have the most powerful engines in the heavy category. The 9R 640 model weighs 46,680 lbs with the engine rated power of 640 hp.
The John Deere Specialty series offers low clearance, high clearance, and narrow-width tractors. These tractors are lightweight and are best suited for small farms and gardens. The weight range of this series is 5,000 lbs to 15,000 lbs.
9R/9RT/9RX Series Scraper
Row Crop Tractors
6. Tractor Weight: Kubota
Kubota tractors weigh from 1000 lbs to 10,000 lbs. All the models in the table are available in the USA. The compact tractors from Kubota are categorized in the LX series. From 17,00 lbs to 24,00 lbs with a horsepower of 24 to 30.
7. Tractor Weight: Mahindra
Like Kubota, Mahindra USA also manufactures a medium range of tractors. But, these tractors have a better power to weight ratio than the Kubota. Their 9000 series have the heaviest tractors with 9385 lbs with a rated power of 120 hp.
The eMax series by Mahindra is the lightest and one of the popular series in the USA. The eMax 20S weighs only 680 lbs.
8. Tractor Weight: Massey Ferguson
Massey Ferguson launched their MF Smart series of tractors in India by Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited, popularly known as TAFE. The weight of these tractors varies from 2,000 to 6,000 lbs.
9. Tractor Weight: New Holland
New Holland offers a large variety of tractors from medium to heavy. These tractors offer high-rated power up to 620 hp with a weight of 22,000 to 44,000 lbs.
10. Tractor Weight: SAME
SAME tractor weight ranges from 4,630 lbs to 13966 lbs. These tractors come in two series with four variants each. Laser 180 has a weight of 13966 lb and a horsepower of 179.