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John Deere Forager to make Highland Show Debut

John Deere’s new high-capacity 9000 Series self-propelled forage harvester with three-in-one HarvestLab constituent sensing for use on the forager, in the clamp or with a slurry tanker will be making its Royal Highland Show debut.

It will be displayed alongside an advanced technology S-Series automated combine harvester and the company’s latest Agricultural Management Solutions precision farming solutions on Avenue S at the Ingliston showground.

A new John Deere 9700i self-propelled forage harvester equipped with the 639 Premium 3m grass pick-up.

A new John Deere 9700i self-propelled forage harvester equipped with the 639 Premium 3m grass pick-up.

The latest HarvestLab 3000 near infrared system features AutoLOC automatic length-of-cut settings and silage additive dosing on the move, based on dry matter content. The same sensor can also be used in stationary mode for analysing clamp silage in order to manage feed rations more accurately, and for analysing the constituents in manure (eg N, NH4, P & K) when operating a slurry tanker.

The 9000 Series SPFH range combines new forage harvesting technology with several efficiency enhancing developments to form the basis of John Deere’s HarvestMotion concept, which significantly increases throughput and enables industry leading fuel economy. Performance improvements of up to 10 per cent have been verified through numerous field tests conducted by both John Deere and several independent research institutes.

There are four models in the series from 625 to 970hp, with the flagship 9900 powered by a new 24.2-litre V12 Liebherr engine with striking twin exhausts. John Deere has also extended its range of kernel processors by introducing the XStream KP model for the 9000 Series range, which increases processing intensity by 10 per cent at all cutting lengths. The kernel processor can be removed in just five minutes for quick changes between maize and grass.

The 9000 Series is also available with John Deere’s complete range of AMS precision farming systems, for improved operator comfort, performance and cutting quality. Advanced technology features include AutoTrac automatic steering, RowSense feeler guidance that allows the forager to automatically follow maize rows, Active Fill Control for automatic trailer filling and the MyJohnDeere Operations Centre web portal, which can be used for machinery fleet management and for displaying detailed, up to the minute machine and harvest data.

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