John Deere is previewing its new X9 Combine this week at the Agritechnia farm show in Germany.
This from Deere press release yesterday:
John Deere has previewed an expansion to the top end of their model line-up with the all new X9 Combine and matching Draper, specifically designed and developed for tough small grain and high-moisture corn harvesting conditions. Compared to the S790, the largest model in the line-up today, the X9 Combine and Draper will deliver a step function increase in performance and productivity, while at the same time offering a significant increase in efficiency. This combination of performance and efficiency was awarded a Silver Medal by the Agritechnica medal committee.
The X9 combine achieves this performance increase in productivity and harvest efficiency through the widest body available, improved crop flow, an increase in active threshing and separation areas, and a larger cleaning shoe, all while maintaining a transport width below 11-1/2-feet (3.5 meters). All combined, these features allow for a very high throughput, very low losses, improved grain and straw quality, and address the needs of large farmers looking to maximize their productivity and profits.
A new industrial design language will also accompany the X9 Combine and draper, along with comfort, convenience, and lighting improvements to the cab. Common operator interfaces and controls used across the broader John Deere portfolio will allow for the operator to effortlessly move between equipment.
The new Draper brings a new dimension to the header portfolio and enables maximum throughput in small grains. A hinged frame will offer unmatched ground following capabilities, with the widest wing range available, resulting in better ground following in contours and sloping terrain, delivering clean, even stubble height and straw distribution for better seed establishment and emergence for the following crop. Additionally, a deep belt with a specially designed grain saving surface will put more grain in the combine and reduce loss at the header. The new Draper will also be compatible with S-Series Combines.
All models of the S-Series Combine family will continue to be available, and will keep providing leading solutions in automation, grain quality, capacity, productivity and a low cost of operation.
The all new X9 Combine and Draper are being revealed to the public for the first time at Agritechnica 2019 before their official introduction in the summer of 2020. Limited machines will be available for demonstration in the 2020 harvest season.
Link to more info from John Deere on the X9 Combine: https://us-preview.deere.com/en/harvesting/x-series-combines/