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mjmurray 235711 158 John Deere 8960 REALLY stuck either
John Deere 8960 REALLY stuck
This is my friends 8960, the picture was taken in central
Illinois on a piece of their farm ground they're developing
for a subdivision. It's pulling an 11.5 yard Torque
scraper. The engine is a cummins 855 dynoed at the rear
drive shaft at 420hp, they turned the tractor and
disconnected the drive shaft to get it on pto dyno. The
front weights are custom, 3/8in steel plate filled with
concrete. The tractor weighs over 51,000 pounds. This
picture was taken between 5 and 6 feet below the original
grade. You can see the ground is cracked and dry around the
tractor, they were getting down into the water table.
Re: John Deere 8960 REALLY stuck
The front view.
Re: John Deere 8960 REALLY stuck
Hi Matt. This pic brings me to my knee.
How did your friend get out that 'monster'?
Take care... Claas68
Re: John Deere 8960 REALLY stuck
They un-hooked the scraper and then used their backhoe's
boom to pull the tractor out.
Re: John Deere 8960 REALLY stuck
Is it really necessary that you need all the weight for
traction to pull that scraper?
Otherwise I would prefer water in all eight tyres instead of
concrete filled iron blocks, because you have more free
space untill you're completely stuck.

However, nice pictures.
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