High-pow­ered for­ag­ing

John Deere to launch more pow­er­ful forage har­vester

Farms & Farm Machinery - - Product News -

John Deere says the stan­dard chan­nel width self-pro­pelled forage har­vester (SPFH) it will launch in 2019 will meet mar­ket de­mand for more pow­er­ful har­vesters with a sub-3m trans­port width.

The new model, the 8600 SPFH, will top the com­pany’s cur­rent range of stan­dard crop chan­nel SPFH mod­els, which cur­rently ranges from the 280kW 8100 to the

430kW 8500.

“Due to pro­ducer de­mand for higher horse­power in stan­dard cut­ter­head ma­chines, the 8600 has been re-in­tro­duced as a stan­dard cut­ter­head ma­chine in the model year 2019 8000 Se­ries SPFH lineup,” John Deere says.

“Even fit­ted with large 2.15m 710/75R42 front tyres, all the 8000 Se­ries mod­els re­main within the crit­i­cal road trans­port width of 3m.”

Pre­vi­ous mod­els of the 8600 SPFH were wide cut­ter­head ma­chines, be­fore be­ing re­placed by the 9600 wide body

SPFH ear­lier this year.

The 8600 SPFH will have a 466 kW 13.5-litre Pow­erTech engine and will also be avail­able with the new XStream KP ker­nel pro­ces­sor, de­signed to han­dle high through­puts and de­liver high ker­nel pro­cess­ing scores and chop­ping per­for­mance at all cut­ting lengths.

The pro­ces­sor will be of­fered as an al­ter­na­tive to John Deere’s pre­mium ker­nel pro­ces­sor on all mod­els from the 8300 to the 9900, the com­pany says.

The new 8600 self-pro­pelled forage har­vester has been de­signed for higher power within the 3m road trans­port width

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