John Deere has announced the launch of its new 9000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvester.
The forage harvester can provide up to 400 tons per hour and features silage processing independent of the length of cut.
Tim Meister, division marketing manager at John Deere, said: “Ultimately, high-quality feed helps livestock producers improve their feeding efficiency, animal health and productivity, while reducing their feeding costs.
“The 9000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters produce superior silage quality that lay the foundation for a healthy and productive herd, which produces high milk or beef yields at low input costs.”
John Deere offers four different models with the following tier 4 compliant engines: 9600 616 hp (460 kw) (625 ps) John Deere 6 cyl. 13.5L PowerTech Engine; 9700 759 hp (566 kw) (770 ps) Liebherr V12 24L Engine; 9800 858 hp (640 kw) (870 ps) Liebherr V12 24L Engine and the 9900 957 hp (713 kw) (970 ps) Liebherr V12 24L Engine.
The company says the new harvesters will help farmers to obtain the highest possible return on investment under narrow harvesting windows.