John Deere recently launched its 8000 Series of self-propelled forage harvesters with five new models.
“The 8000 Series builds upon the best features of our popular 7000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters,” said Shaun Fritchey, marketing representative, John Deere Ottumwa Works, in a release. “This new series integrates cutting-edge crop analysis and documentation with an innovative machine design to provide superior efficiency, reliability and crop quality.”
The models range from 375 to 626 horsepower with 9 to 13.5 litre engines. Equipped with 42-inch tires, the machines reduce compaction while still providing excellent traction. They’re easier to service, see improved crop flow, better visibility and a comfortable cab.
In this video, taken at the 2014 Farm Progress Show, John Deere’s Ray Iverson, shows off the improved serviceability and crop changeover. Iverson also describes the hydraulics, jack stands, gauges and changes to the cab.
Check out more of RealAgriculture’s coverage of Iowa’s Farm Progress Show.