Deere's new 9500i self-propelled forager offers up to 76hp under load from its new JD18X diesel engine
Deere’s new 9500i self-propelled forager offers up to 766hp under load from its new JD18X diesel engine.

John Deere has added two new models to its 9000 Series self-propelled forage harvester range. At the heart of the 9500 and 9600 is an all-new 18-litre John Deere engine producing a rated 700hp and 750hp respectively.

The 9000 Series foragers are well known for HarvestMotion, the company’s unique low engine RPM concept that boosts productivity and efficiency, with 10 per cent more performance and 10 per cent lower fuel consumption. Building on this success, the 9500 and 9600 utilise the new JD18X engine, which requires no AdBlue

This award-winning engine design introduces HarvestMotion Plus, which delivers an exceptional torque rise and even more power at low engine RPM. It also produces extra power up to 766hp on the 9500 and 787hp on the 9600. All these features will provide customers with a 10 per cent lower fuel cost per harvested tonne and 33 per cent lower oil cost compared to other machines in the same horsepower class.

The new 9500 and 9600 self-propelled foragers also come with a new, 20cm longer eight-row spout design, featuring optimised contours and styling to enable a higher throughput. Servicing is made easier by additional openings to help increase machine uptime.

The large crop channel width of 850mm is tailored to handle the tremendous throughput of these machines, to ensure the best possible forage quality and chopping efficiency. Because of the higher engine horsepower, these new foragers feature a reinforced drivetrain and improved mainframe. The proven DuraDrum cutterhead is also designed to handle massive crop flows independent of the selected length of cut.

Kernel processor rollers are available with a standard sawtooth design on the Premium KP unit, and either the sawtooth or a new XCut design on the XStream KP, which features a spiral cut groove across the roll surface. Both roller designs are also available with the proven Dura Line heavy-duty coating for increased durability.

These two new 9000 Series self-propelled forage harvesters are available with John Deere’s complete range of  Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) precision farming systems for improved operator comfort and cutting quality. These include:

  • the HarvestLab 3000 near infrared (NIR) sensor – view and document real-time measurements of crop yield, moisture and other constituents such as protein, starch, fibre etc as totals or in convenient site-specific maps;
  • HarvestLab 3000 also enables AutoLOC automatic length-of-cut settings and silage additive dosing on the move, based on dry matter content;
  • the same sensor system can be used in stationary mode for analysing clamp silage in order to manage feed rations more accurately, and for analysing the constituents in manure (eg N, NH4, P&K) when operating a slurry tanker;
  • AutoTrac automatic steering;
  • MachineSync automatically coordinates trailer speed and position with the forager;
  • RowSense feeler guidance allows the forager to automatically follow maize rows;
  • Active Fill Control (AFC) for automatic filling of trailers; and
  • the JohnDeere Operations Center web portal for active fleet management and displaying both machine and harvest data.

Specifications:

MODEL

9500

9600

Engine

JD18X

JD18X

Displacement

18.0 litre

18.0 litre

Cylinders

6

6

Rated power (@ 1,800 rpm)

700hp

750hp

Max power (@ 1,350 rpm)

766hp

787hp

Emissions

EU Stage V

EU Stage V

Transmission

ProDrive, fully automatic

ProDrive, fully automatic

Crop channel type

Wide body

Wide body

Cutterhead

Width

Diameter

Number of knives

DuraDrum

850mm

670mm

40-48-56-64

DuraDrum

850mm

670mm

40-48-56-64

Belt grooves at main drive

8

8

Kernel processor

JD Premium KP or
JD XStream KP

JD Premium KP or
JD XStream KP

Fuel tank capacity

1,500 litres

1,500 litres

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