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8 Phenomenal FS22 Large Tractor Mods

Small tractors do small jobs. Large tractors do big jobs. This is as true in Farming Simulator 22 (FS22) as in real-world farming. If you want to do more in less time in the game, this post is for you.

Here is my list of recommended FS22 large tractor mods:

1. Case IH AFS Connect Magnum

A screenshot of the Case IH AFS Connect Magnum mod for FS22.
Both a red and a black version of the Magnum tractor are available.

Here’s a full-fledged Americanized, Canadianized version of the magnificent FS22 Case IH AFS Connect Magnum tractor. It adds more possibilities and options to the base game version:

  • A massive number of wheel options, including different tracks to the rear.
  • Wheel configs from all FS22 brands, including Lizard, which I believe is a Firestone replacement.
  • EU and US (Canadian) design versions are available.
  • You can add several different monitors to the inside of the cab (just for the looks, though.)
  • 3-point hitch with PTO or weights can be added to the front.
  • Black or red body paint.

A mouse or a controller can open the left door.

I think the localization options are what make this Case stand out. Choosing the EU or US version adds different blinkers and hitches to the tractor, for example.

  • Brand: Case IH.
  • Base price: 312,000.
  • Horsepower: 374–435 hp.
  • Modder: Casearias Modding.
  • Platforms: PC, Mac.
  • Errors: No.

2. AGCO 1000 Series (Fendt and Challenger)

A screenshot of the AGCO 1000 Series mod. Both the Fendt and Challenger versions are visible.
You can have it as a Fendt. Yes, the Challenger version is still available in FS22.

The Fendt 1000 Vario series is one of the most well-known tractor models in the world. Did you know that the same tractor used to have a different dress and logo in Northern America?

It was possible to buy the yellow Challenger 1000 series tractors for some time. Then, AGCO pulled the plug, focusing on establishing Fendt as the leading tractor brand in the US and Canada.

(AGCO owns both the Fendt and the Challenger brands.)

This FS22 mod reflects what used to be possible. It’s 3 tractors and 2 brands in one:

  • The Fendt 1000 Vario series.
  • A Challenger 1000 Series model.
  • Also, a Fendt forestry edition in Jenz colors is in the mix.

EU and North America

The Fendt, including the Jenz edition, has a traditional EU design. The Challenger model replicates the 1000 series you might see in Canadian and American fields.

Here are the buying choices:

  • Wheel setups from all FS22 brands except Vredestein.
  • Front fender options.
  • A protective cage for forestry work.
  • The original Fendt model can be painted in various colors.

You can open the left door and the rear window. Your mouse or your controller controls both.

It’s a fantastic mod. It looks stunning and sounds even better. The only thing I miss is North American specs for the Fendt.

  • Brand: Fendt, Challenger.
  • Base price: 329,000.
  • Horsepower: 396–517 hp.
  • Modder: Ahran Modding.
  • Platforms: All.
  • Errors: No.

3. Claas Xerion 3000 Series

A screenshot of the Claas Xerion 3000 Series tractor.
A glorious tractor from one of the best Farm Sim modders.

One of the most talented Farming Simulator mod makers, Smety, is back with this excellent Claas Xerion 3000 series for FS22.

It’s one of the most detailed Claas mods yet, without going overboard, hurting the game’s performance in the process.

Now, let’s enter the shop and see what your options are:

  • You can add an extra set of weights on the rear deck of the tractor.
  • Lots of wheel configurations from most of the brands in the game.
  • Warning signs on or off.
  • You can also buy an option for switching driving directions.

4 Steering Options

I love the included steering options that are available out of the box. You have four configurations to choose from:

  • All-wheel steering.
  • Front-wheel steering.
  • Crab steering to the left or right.

In real-world farming, crab steering reduces the compaction of the soil. This is accomplished by the rear wheels not following the front wheel tracks.

This Xerion 3000 has no additional animations. However, you can buy the option to switch driving directions in the shop. When you enable it, the whole cabin turns 180°.

Note that this option disappears if you put weights on the tractor’s saddle.

  • Brand: Claas.
  • Base price: 330,200.
  • Horsepower: 335–379 hp.
  • Modder: Smety.
  • Platforms: All.
  • Errors: No.

4. Versatile 4WD Pack

A screenshot of two of the models from the FS22 Versatile 4WD pack.
Honestly, these Versatiles are a lot better than the base game version.

This mod adds three different versions of the large Versatile 4WD tractor to Farming Simulator 22:

  • A 2012–2016 model.
  • The 2017–2021 model.
  • And the 2022 model.

The newer the model, the more powerful it is. There are also visual variances between each model, like different exterior colors and cabin equipment.

Now, let’s take a look at the shop choices, which are almost identical for all the 3 models:

  • Most of the FS22 wheel brands offer different setups.
  • There are localization options for North American and Australian versions.
  • The inside of the cab can be equipped with monitors and a footrest.
  • Even a carpet can be added to the cab’s floor.
  • Options for a rear PTO and weights to the front.
  • The Autosteer options add extra monitors to the cab and a receiver to the roof of the newer models.

You can turn the driver seat some degrees to the right. It’s also possible to open the left door.

  • Brand: Versatile.
  • Base price: 261,000.
  • Horsepower: 470–665 hp.
  • Modder: Julian F. Modding.
  • Platforms: All.
  • Errors: No.

5. John Deere 8760-8960

A screenshot of the John Deere 8960 tractor.
It looks magnificent, and it packs a punch despite the age.

Here’s the majestic John Deere 8760-8960 tractor mod for the nostalgic FS22 farmer who also wants power and a lot of it.

Even though it’s old, you still have many choices to make inside the shop:

  • You can add a larger diesel tank to the tractor.
  • It’s possible to switch between different exhaust pipes.
  • Several rear hitch options (standard with PTO, 3-point hitch with PTO.)
  • Extra front lights can be added too.
  • You can also buy a John Deere StarFire 3000 receiver for the roof.

The tractor only uses Michelin wheels, but there is an abundance of different setups available.

You can also localize the tractor. Australian and North American versions are possible.

The feature I enjoy the most is how it’s possible to open and close the left door. There are sound effects, both for opening and closing it. When you open it, a light turns on, lighting up the inside of the cab.

  • Brand: John Deere.
  • Base price: 79,999.
  • Horsepower: 300–370 hp.
  • Modder: SiiD Modding.
  • Platforms: All.
  • Errors: No.

6. Fendt Vario 900 Row Crop

A screenshot of the Fendt Vario 900 Row Crop tractors in regular colors and the Black Beauty version.
Both US/Canadian versions and EU versions are available.

Here’s the Fendt Vario 900 Row Crop pack for Farming Simulator 22. The mod adds two different Americanized Fendt 900s to FS22:

  • One Fendt in the traditional green color.
  • The other one is the Black Beauty version.

Both models share the same shop options:

  • Wheel setups from all the FS22 wheel brands, except Lizard.
  • European or American warning signs and flashers.

And animations?

Other than the standard FS22 animations, you can turn the driver’s seat slightly to the right, which is pretty cool. Just use a mouse or a controller to swivel the seat.

  • Brand: Fendt.
  • Base price: 280,000.
  • Horsepower: 296–415 hp.
  • Modder: Julian F. Modding.
  • Platforms: PC, Mac.
  • Errors: No.

7. Deutz-Fahr Series 9

A screenshot of the Deutz-Fahr Series 9 mod.
Yes, the mod has everything you need to make it a Warrior.

The Deutz-Fahr Series 9 is one of the tractor models that didn’t make the cut going from FS19 to FS22. Fortunately, modders have done a terrific job getting the tractor in shape for the new game.

  • All FS22 wheel brands offer various setups.
  • A design option toggles the visibility of the warning signs and the front fenders.
  • You can add some equipment monitors inside the cab, but only for show (unfortunately.)

The mod also comes with several color options. When you pair the right color with the corresponding engine model, it’s possible to make the Deutz-Fahr a complete Warrior.

  • Brand: Deutz-Fahr.
  • Base price: 246,000.
  • Horsepower: 295–450 hp.
  • Modder: JensJupp.
  • Platforms: PC, Mac.
  • Errors: No.

8. John Deere 8RT Series

A screenshot of the John Deere 8370 RT tractor pulling a Kinze planter.
I’m glad to have an older 8RT in the game. However, it’s odd it costs more than the 2020 version.

It’s not really the features that secure this John Deere 8RT’s spot on this list. It’s here more for nostalgic reasons. This specific model was one of my favorites in FS19. Now, it has been converted for Farming Simulator 22.

The conversion is as simple as it gets. It’s a bit-by-bit port from the old game to the new. Nothing new has been added, except for updated sound effects.

Still, this JD holds its ground thanks to the many details of the 3D model and the simple fact that it’s cool to have an older version of the 8RT in the game.

Inside the shop, there are a few customization possibilities:

  • Different amounts of suitcase weights.
  • Two different engine models.
  • And two different axle tracks.

If you select the most comprehensive axle track, 3 meters, the rubber tracks are significantly narrower.

  • Brand: John Deere.
  • Base price: 379,000.
  • Horsepower: 394–420 hp.
  • Modder: Bubber Drumm.
  • Platforms: PC, Mac.
  • Errors: No.

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