John Deere rolls out the big guns
Published 11/05/2016 | 02:30
John Deere's new top-of-the-range forage harvester and tractors will all be demonstrated at FTMTA Grass & Muck 2016.
The 8000 Series self-propelled forage harvesters - recently given an international award for product design - use advanced technology to reduce crop losses and boost performance. Features include a new active fill control feature for automated filling of trailers.
The machines are designed to provide customers with up to 15pc more productivity, increased uptime, lower operating costs and faster, easier maintenance.
Other advanced features on these machines include a GreenStar 2630 with touchscreen display and AutoTrac automatic steering.
Each model in the range can also be equipped with HarvestLab, an advanced crop analysis and documentation system that uses constituent sensing to improve forage quality.
In addition, the forager's AutoLOC (automatic length of cut) feature allows the operator to pre-select the precise cutting length based on actual forage conditions.
For silage mowing enthusiasts the impressive John Deere TMC, which will be attached to a new 6215R Stage IV emissions compliant tractor at the FTMTA event, consists of a front-mounted and two rear-mounted mower-conditioners.
To achieve the maximum cutting width of 9.9m, a 3.5m wide front mower-conditioner can be combined with the largest available rear-mounted units.