American John Deere 8R, 8RT and S700

For all American fans of John Deere


Here’s a great, American trio of John Deeres – Screenshot by Boddi

What most American Farming Simulator players complain about? All the European looking equipment in Farming Simulator 19. And they have a point. Most of the tractors, harvesters, and so on, do have a European style.

Because there are differences. Take tractors, as an example.

Several things are different from one side of the pond to the other. Stuff like warnings signs and lights.

But also things like axle width may be different. The last has to do with more narrow roads in Europe than what you’ll find in many parts of North America, for instance.

That’s why you’ll often come across American players who think tractors should look more like they do “over there.”

Custom Modding’s American JDs

Giants Software did not include an option to customize vehicles and tools based on geography in Farming Simulator 19. But thanks to great modders, like the Custom Modding crew, American FS farmers can now enjoy “Americanized” machinery.

Like the John Deere package.

American John Deere Mods

Custom Modding has changed how the base game John Deeres appear. The result is a noticeable touch of America. They have worked on 3 models: The John Deere 8RT, and John Deere 8R tractors, plus the S700 harvester.

Here are some of the things they’ve done:

  • Remodeled all three vehicles, changing stuff like warning signs, and lights.
  • The 3-point hitch on the front of the 8R has been replaced with weights.
  • New wheel models have been added from Goodyear and Firestone.

Just look up any real-life farming video on YouTube from North America, and you’ll see that Custom Modding has done a fabulous job.

Great Modding

Custom Modding has become a modding power house for American styled mods. For FS17 the team managed to release close to 30 mods. Most of it is of high quality.

They keep on delivering in FS19 as well.

The JD rebuilds are very good. I especially like the new wheel models and the added customization options. And most importantly – The tractors and the harvester feels more authentic when placed in an American environment.

  • Base Price: 299,000
  • # of wheel configurations: 5
  • # of engine configurations: 7
  • Platform: PC
  • Multiplayer? Not tested
  • File size: 19 MB
  • Base Price: 379,000
  • # of wheel configurations: 3
  • # of engine configurations: 2
  • Platform: PC
  • Multiplayer? Not tested
  • File size: 10 MB
  • Base Price: 375,000
  • # of wheel configurations: 2
  • # of engine configurations: 2
  • Platform: PC
  • Multiplayer? Not tested
  • File size: 24,4 MB

Show your support for the great work of Custom Modding by downloading these mods from their Facebook Page (the link is below), and not from one of those many mod sites out there…


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