22 September 2020

Welcome to the extra issue of profi, our Harvest Special magazine which is packed full of content all about harvest associated kit used around the world. Just have a look for yourself.

Long term test: New Holland FR650

We speak to Adrian Douglas of JDS Contracts and find out what he thinks of his latest New Holland self-propelled, an FR650 Forage Cruiser.

Practical test: Krone Big X Optimaxx

Put to test: Krone’s Optimaxx 250 and 305 corn crackers are compared for fuel consumption and their processing ability.

Driving impression: John Deere X9 1100

John Deere has been shouting from the roof tops about its new X9 flagship range and its ability to gobble 100t/hr.

Driving impression: Rostselmash RSM F2650

Last year Rostselmash introduced a new forager with more western components. Turn to page 28 to find out more about the Russian built RSM F2650.

Driving impression: Grimme Evo 290

12 months after our practical test Grimme has made several updates to the Evo 290 trailed harvester. We highlight the updates.

Used machinery: Claas Jaguar 900

Are you tempted by a used Jaguar 900? Look beyond the sticker price is the key message from Claas. James de Havilland explains why on page 32.

Report: What happened to...

.. the Case IH Mammut 8790. When it hit the market in 1999 this was the most powerful self-propelled on the market but two years later CNH pulled the plug. Find out why.

Report: Harvesting pumpkins

The Austrians are a dab hand at growing pumpkins for seed oil, using a range of specialist kit. We visit two growers to see how they harvest this fruit.

Report: Elho Cobra 7710T 

Want to tame 400hp with a trailed chopper, then the Elho Cobra 7710T could be the tool for you.

Tests

New Holland FR 650 Forage Cruiser . . . . . . . . . . .  10

Krone Optimaxx corn crackers compared . . . .……. 16

Driving impression

John Deere X9 1100 combine  ….  . . . …....22

Rostselmash RSM F2650 forager  . . . . . . . . . . .  28

Grimme Evo 290 potato harvester updates  . . . . .. . .  30

Used machinery

Claas Jaguar 900 (2010 to 2020) . . . . . . 32

Technical

Harvest Weed Seed Control . . . . . 40

Report

Peanut harvesting in Georgia . . . . 42

Muddy maize in France . . . . . 44

Sampo Rosenlew Comia C22 Rotor hybrid combine . . . . . 46

Harvesting pumpkins for oil . . . . . 50

What happed to: Case IH Mammut 8790 . . . . . 54

Future combine design . . . . . 58

Elho Cobra 7710T trailed chopper . . . . . 64

Why bale steamers are used . . . . . 68

Special

Combine market round-up for 2021 . . . .72

Workshop

How it works: Timber harvesting head . . . . 86

Tuning

Combine harvesters . .  . . . . . . 88

Regulars

Editorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

News.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Under the hammer . . .  . . . . 94

Preview . . . . . . . . . . . 96

Spot the difference . . . . . . . . . . . 98