Self-Propelled Forage Harvester

  • 397 kW (532 hp) Tier 2 John Deere diesel engine
  • All-new design delivers improved serviceability with an integrated KP hoist, easy header hook-up and ground level fuel fill
  • A best-in-class cab offers easier to use controls, better display access and visibility

Reliability, cutting performance and cost of operation are the three most important factors when choosing a new forager. Better reliability means more uptime. Precision cutting brings more value to your operation. And lower cost of operation delivers more profitability. The 8000 Series brings all of these to your business and more.

JOHN DEERE

Features

Advanced comfort and serviceability improve performance and uptime

The entire cooling package for the 8000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvester (SPFH) cooling system can be accessed from the service compartment in the middle of the machine. Everything can be reached easily in one spot on the machine, making daily servicing convenient. The constantly rotating radiator screen allows a wide opening angle for easier service. No tools are required for servicing the air filters.
The standard 1100-L (290.6-gal.) fuel tank and 43-L (10.6-gal.) urea tank are located in the low center and on the low center left-hand side of the machine. This guarantees a low centre of gravity.

Optimal design and positioning of components increases crop delivery performance

Key characteristics are a set of front feedrolls where, when the header interface is in a vertical position, the upper-front feedroll (UFFR) reaches out about 60 mm (2.4 in) over the crop in front of the lower one, grabbing the mat from the harvesting header and pulling it into the feedroll gap. This is a key function when corn headers without feed augers are mounted, assuring the machine’s crop feeder is the sole length-of-cut (LOC) metering unit of the harvester.

Maximise animal performance through forage quality

Three different cutterhead configurations with 10, 12, or 14 lines of knives, a full or half set of knives, and in conjunction with 1100 or 1200 cutterhead rpm provide an overall range of length of cut (LOC) from 3 mm (0.12 in.) up to 52 mm (2 in.). The 8000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters (SPFH) meet any producer requirements.

Best-in-class power efficiency delivers unmatched performance in the field

Power-efficient crop handling and machine propulsion in the field are critical to maximum field performance on given engine power.

On the 8000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvester (SPFH), this is addressed through a unique machine layout leading to a fully harmonized crop path, avoiding any abrupt change of flow direction in the channel.

Advanced header control and active header guidance allow precise header positioning through feelers, while the head is not in contact with the ground, resulting in an absolutely even stubble field.

ProDrive™ system coupled with large tires boost performance and uptime in soft conditions

The 8000 Series with the ground-drive-propulsion ProDrive, in conjunction with largest tires in the industry and optimised weight distribution, leads to maximum performance and uptime in soft soil conditions.

The largest tires, with a diameter of 1067 mm (42 in.) and a width of 900 mm (35.4 in.), deliver in comparison to a 7000 Series tires, a 34 percent larger footprint helps the 8000 Series with increased traction as well as less ground compaction.