John Deere is making changes to the 8000 and 9000 series forage harvesters, mainly for the smaller 8000 series models. However, the 9000 Series machines will also be upgraded to further improve their performance. In addition, the line of 30R series pickups will be supplemented by a new top-end machine that will be more productive, especially when used in high horsepower forage harvesters. Production of the new modified John Deere combines is scheduled for 2023.
John Deere 8000 series harvesters.
The 8000 Series gets a new design, and the 8100, 8200 and 8300 models also get more horsepower. The 8100 forage harvester with a 9-liter engine is now capable of generating a maximum power output of 431 hp, replacing the current 8200 model.
From model year 2023, the 8200 forage harvester will be equipped with a 13.5-liter engine that will increase power by 34 hp, reaching 465 hp. Completing the line of smaller 8000 series models with increased horsepower, the new 8300 now has a maximum output of 505 hp, up from the previous 490 hp.
To further improve performance and reduce operating costs, the Dura Line core processor now has a new coating, Busa®CLAD. It was specifically designed for heavy machine components and is available on all 8000 and 9000 series models. In addition to increased durability, it also reduces operating costs per ton of material harvested.
John Deere 9000 series combine harvesters.
Like the previous 9500 and 9600 forage harvesters, the 9700 now also features the JD18X engine, which does not require Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF). John Deere’s 18-liter engine will dramatically increase the performance of your forage harvester. It also offers HarvestMotion Plus, which significantly increases torque and generates more power at lower engine speeds. As a result, the 9700 forage harvester now achieves 825 hp.
In addition, all 9000 Series forage harvesters are now equipped with a newly designed discharge pipe that is 20 cm longer. Thanks to its optimized shape and design, it provides greater productivity and better control of the material during chopping. Additional openings make maintenance easier.
The new John Deere 30R pickup.
In addition, to take full advantage of John Deere machines, Kemper has developed a new 30R grass pickup with a 2.7 m working width. The new R-Series pickups are designed for high workrates and feature a large 80m working width, a 20cm diameter auger, 20cm deep serrations and six 6.5mm tine drums. To get the full power of the John Deere machines in the upcoming harvest season, the 30R also features a chainless drive and reinforced wear parts to reduce operating costs.
For more efficient operation, John Deere offers a number of solutions designed to improve operator comfort during periods of heavy forage harvester use. One of them is AutoSetup. A machine with a JDLink modem can communicate with a John Deere Operations Center, free of charge and wirelessly. This allows you to configure, plan and monitor your work processes in a single online portal.
With John Deere AutoSetup, this information can be sent directly to the forager in the field. Scheduled work schedules will automatically appear on the Generation 4 display when the machine leaves the designated field. The operator thus has direct access to exact information about the guidance lines, individual work settings and field boundaries.