Agritechnica 2019 Preview: JD 8R electric CVT

The technical details are under wraps until Sunday, but John Deere’s electro-mechanical eAutoPowr transmission has won the only Agritechnica innovation award gold medal.

by Steven Vale

6 Nov 2019

Claimed to be more efficient, and require less maintenance than a hydro-mechanical transmission, the generator develops 100kW of surplus electricity.

One example of what this can be used for will be on display in the form of a modified triple-axle Joskin slurry tanker where the two rear axles are powered electrically.