The Benefits of John Deere Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters

John Deere self propelled forage harvester

Experience power and efficiency this corn harvest season thanks to Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters by John Deere.

Our goal at 21st Century Equipment is to provide innovative technologies to make farming easier, and these harvesters do not fall short.

John Deere’s 8000 series and 9000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters promise excellence paired with advanced technology. These high-capacity harvesters provide quality feed for an abundance of livestock.

When purchasing new equipment for your farm, the experience should be customized to your needs. This is why we offer 8000 Series and 9000 Series in our Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters. We want you to be satisfied with your choice.

Let’s take a closer look at the differences and benefits of each series.

The John Deere 8000 Series

John Deere’s 8000 Series forage harvester helps you produce high-quality silage efficiently and at the lowest cost. Thanks to its automatic header speed, comfortable features, precision guidance and steadfast reliability, the 8000 Series is sure to leave you satisfied. So, why may someone choose the 8000 Series over the 9000 Series?

1. Cost

If you’re ready to try a John Deere Self-Propelled Forage Harvester, yet aren’t prepared to make the jump to the 9000 series in terms of cost, the 8000 series will meet your basic needs.

2. Engine Size

Engines in the 8000 Series range from 375 to 626 hp with 9 to 13.5 liter engines to optimize the strength needed for your farm. This allows for the right amount of power for harvesting your crops.

3. Quality of Silage

Equipped with DuraDrum cutterheads and KernelStar technology, maximum efficiency does not come at the cost of quality. Thanks to this machine’s Auto LOC, the operator can customize the precise cutting length based on forage conditions for a healthy crop.

4. Comfort

Superior visibility from the cab and less daily maintenance will make you wonder how you ever lived without this harvester. With the John Deere FarmSight platform you can easily access equipment and agronomic information.

The John Deere 9000 Series

The 9000 Series is ready for when you need to take your harvesting to the next level. With this high performance machine, purchasers are ensuring the most return on investment. A 10% increase in productivity and a 10% decrease in fuel consumption allow for optimum profits.

1. Engine

John Deere’s three largest models come equipped with an engine that gets up to 956 hp or 970 ps. This impressive power means you can harvest up to 400 tons of corn per hour with the 9900. Longer run time in-between fuel fills means lower operation costs due to the increased fuel efficiency.

2. 772 Big Drum Corn Header

This header comes equipped with 6 large drums ready to harvest corn at 7 tons per minute, enough to fill a semi in 4 minutes.

3. Extreme Kernel Processor

This Processor maximizes quality and handles the power from the engine. Regardless of length, the silage will be processed for optimum quality. This increases feed efficiency, and therefore reduces costs.

4. Harvest Lab 3000

In the field, moisture will be sensed and yield will be accurately monitored thanks to the Harvest Lab 300. Users can access data to decide when is the right time to harvest and how much inoculant to apply. Yield maps will be provided for future seeding and fertilizer decisions.

Data is also available to share through the John Deere Operations Center, so your team stays informed.

5. John Deere Connected Support

To provide the best service for customers, the 9000 Series comes with a 5 year JD link subscription and a full year of JDLink Connectivity. Use this to monitor machine health and access fleet management tools.

Check out the short video below by John Deere to learn more about the 9000 Series.

9000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters

As stated in the video above, timing is critical when it comes to harvesting your crop. In much the same way, being informed is critical when making a decision regarding the purchase of a John Deere Self-Propelled Forage Harvester.

To make sure you are satisfied and your needs are met, consider the benefits of the 8000 Series and the 9000 Series. Our team is committed to developing solutions and delivering success, so we’re happy to help you determine the best choice for your needs.

Contact or visit your local dealer to learn more.

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