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John Deere 8850

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1982 - 1988   8050 Series
Four-wheel Drive (4WD) tractor
Next model:John Deere 8960
Series back:John Deere 8650

The model 8850 was the largest of the four-wheel drive tractors that John Deere unveiled in 1982. Its big V-8 was a departure from John Deere's usual engine design. The 8850 had an available full-power PTO and Load-and-Depth control three-point hitch.


Manufacturer:John Deere
Factory:Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Original price (USD)
   $120,000 (1988 )

John Deere 8850 Engine:

   John Deere 15.7L 8-cyl diesel
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Fuel:240 gal [908.4 L]
Hydraulic system:45.5 gal [172.2 L]

3-Point Hitch:

Rear Type:4/4N
Rear lift:10,250 lbs [4649 kg]

Power Take-off (PTO):

Rear PTO:independent (optional)
Clutch:hydraulic wet disc
Rear RPM:1000 (1.75)

Dimensions & Tires:

Wheelbase:133 inches [337 cm]
Weight:37480 to 37700 pounds
Front tire:20.8-38
Rear tire:20.8-38
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8850 Serial Numbers:

Location:Rear of tractor
1982: 2000
1983: 4000
1984: 5101
1985: 6001
1986: 6501
1987: 7001
1988: 7501

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John Deere 8850 Power:

Engine:370 hp [275.9 kW]
PTO (claimed):300 hp [223.7 kW]
Drawbar (tested):269.77 hp [201.2 kW]
PTO (tested):303.99 hp [226.7 kW]
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Chassis:4x4 articulated 4WD
Steering:hydrostatic power
Brakes:power wet disc
Cab:Sound-Gard cab with air-conditioning


Type:closed center constant-pressure
Capacity:45.5 gal [172.2 L]
Valves:3 to 4
Pump flow:44 gpm [166.5 lpm]


Charging system:alternator
Charging amps:110


Cold-cranking amps:625

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