Agritechnica 2019 Preview: John Deere 8000/9000

New features on John Deere’s 8000 and 9000 Series self-propelled forage harvesters for next season include active lateral tilt float, a new control mode within active header control.

by Steven Vale

8 Nov 2019

The new control mode allows the pick-up and direct cut headers to move freely over the ground when lowered. As soon as the attachment is raised, it centres itself and locks automatically for increased security on the road.

Next season’s foragers also gain a new operating lever. Tilted further forward by 15 degrees, results in much easier changes between forward and reverse, says the company.

The 8000 series cutterhead benefits from the updated 9000 series version. Main features are the strengthened frame, larger bearings and improved knife grinding system.

Remote display access for all i-specification packages is now free of charge for the first five years. This provides customers with wireless connection in the field and enables data exchange with any mobile computers and smartphones as well as the farm office via JDLink Connect. In addition, compatibility between the open platform and other systems has been extended.