John Deere X9 1100 combine: Is this the 100-tonne thresher?

With the X9, John Deere is entering a new dimension, threshing 100t of wheat per hour at a loss rate of less than 1%. We climbed behind the wheel in a crop of winter barley ... to see if the X9 lives up to the hype

by Hubert Wilmer

25 Sep 2020

After years of rumours, speculation and grainy internet images, John Deere finally went public with limited details of its new X9 flagship line of combines at Agritechnica. Yet it was only at this year's harvest that we managed to get a better look under the panels ... to see how the new twin-rotor design would achieve the claimed headline 100t/hr.