Pics: John Deere’s new 9000 Series forager breaks cover

Back on July 10, we brought you news of the imminent arrival of the new John Deere 9000 Series self-propelled forage harvester.

Also Read: Is the arrival of John Deere’s 9000 Series forager imminent?

At that point, the company had released a teaser video online (on Facebook) in which a subtle but intended reference to a 9000 Series decal (referring to its new-generation forager) was included.

This picture (below) is a screen-grab from that video. The new model designation appeared as a mysterious glint in the observer’s eye.

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Now, more (unofficial) pictures have emerged. This photograph (below) is believed to have been snapped in Italy. Though not issued through John Deere channels, it appears to show the rear-end of a new 9000 Series harvester.

Image source: ‘No Trattorist’ Twitter page (AgriMacFan)

Here’s another low-resolution shot (below); this time more of the machine is visible. This image suggests that the 9000 Series is a subtle evolution of the existing 8000 Series, rather than an entirely new design.

Image source: ‘No Trattorist’ Twitter page (AgriMacFan)

There is considerable (unconfirmed) speculation that John Deere will now offer in excess of 1,000hp.

Some commentators had (quite some time ago) suggested that the company might opt for a twin-engine configuration for its larger machines. It is now expected that even the most powerful offerings will be single-engine harvesters.

In any case, stay tuned to AgriLand for more details as they emerge…

Existing line-up

It’s worth noting that John Deere’s existing 8000 Series foragers currently run from 380hp to 845hp.

The first batch of 8000 Series foragers arrived about four years ago; the line-up ran from the 380hp 8100 to the 625hp 8600 (pictured below).

Image source: Shane Casey

In 2015, three further 8000 Series foragers joined the range – the 8300 (slotting in between existing models), the 8700 and the flagship 845hp 8800. The two larger machines were home to 19L (Cummins) engines.