John Deere 9700i self-propelled forager: Maize muncher

John Deere introduced the wide-body 9000 series foragers in 2018. We have been keeping tabs on one 9700i for the past two seasons ... to see how it's performing

by Tobias Bensing

When the forage harvester stops, everything else grinds to a halt, so it's quite understandable that owners have high demands for their harvester’s reliability and the back-up from the dealer. Over the 850 hours clocked so far, our test machine owner has not had any harvest downtime during the busy and short maize season, which makes up the most of this chopper’s workload.