Deere forage harvester chops 400 tons per hour

John Deere’s new 9000 Series self-propelled forage harvesters claim to deliver both high-capacity harvesting and forage quality.

The 9000 Series harvesters, which provide up to 400 tons of throughput per hour, debuted last week at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. In this video, Deere senior marketing representative Shaun Fritchey explains how the four new models in the series – from 616 hp to 957 hp – combine harvesting efficiency and durability without compromising forage quality.

Compared to its predecessor, the 9000 Series is 10 per cent more productive per horsepower and offers a 10 percent improvement in kernel processing, according to John Deere. Up front, a new 12-row, Big Drum corn header consumes up to seven tons of forage per minute. When paired with the new XStream kernel processor, farmers can achieve optimal corn silage processing, regardless of length of cut, says Fritchey.

Fuel consumption has also been improved by 10 per cent per ton when compared to the 8000 Series, says Fritchey, and wear parts on the new machines are built to last three times longer. From a technology standpoint, he says the 9000 Series is the most advanced self-propelled forage harvester the company has ever produced 

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