John Deere has recently announced several updates to its 9000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters (SPFH) for model year 2022. The company will be adding the 9500 model to its lineup, which will have a rated power of 690 horsepower. Additionally, the 9500 and 9600 models will feature the 18.0L John Deere 18X engine.
"Customers want rugged, high-capacity forage harvesters that provide constant maximum throughput with fewer blockages and downtime for service and maintenance, along with the ability to monitor, adjust, and document processing of the forage for optimal feed value," said Chase Milem, John Deere marketing manager for forage harvesters. "From top to bottom, 9000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters deliver on those needs with comfort and performance."
The 9500 will have a HarvestMotion™ Plus rating of 755 horsepower, generated by its inline six-cylinder 18.0L John Deere 18X engine. Engine speed, power, and crop flow will be synchronized to maintain consistent crop throughput at low RPMs while consuming less fuel. What's more, it will not require any diesel exhaust fluid.
The model year 2022 9500 and 9600 machines will offer improved crop flow and operator visibility, as well as enhanced control during unloading. There are additional cleanouts, as well as a new hydraulic spout flap for more precise control.
"While we've added the new model, engine, and spout design, what hasn't changed with the 9000 Series is their incredible harvesting performance," Milem added. "We've kept all the high-performance, field-proven components – like the DuraDrum™ cutting system, proven kernel processing options, and HarvestLab™ 3000 constituent sensing and documentation – that customers count on to cut quality feed."
For additional information on the 9500 and 9600 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters, visit www.JohnDeere.com or contact your local Deere dealer.