X9 Combine: Africa’s largest capacity harvester

THE new John Deere X9 Series Combine is currently the largest grain handling Combine harvester on the African Continent — specifically designed for high yields and high moisture crops under challenging conditions. With its ultimate cab design to ensure operator comfort, this machine will allow its operator to move quickly and harvest at a fast pace.

What makes the X9 Combine Harvester different?

This machine provides ultra-efficient crop feeding with up to 25 percent less grain loss, while the hinged frame allows for unmatched ground following. The X9 also has high-capacity feeding, which amounts to a 1,720 mm wide feeder house for high throughput, resulting in 23 percent wider and 45 percent more volume than a narrow body.

A new 1,720 mm wide Dual Separator is featured on the X9 with a dedicated feeding, threshing and separating area, complementing even-feeding and excellent rock rejection. The 4m² effective threshing area also results in higher threshing performance.

The X9 has a residue system of up to 15.24m spread, low energy knife design, auto swap for optimum wind compensation and remote knife bank adjustment. Overall it has a 20kW power savings on the residue management system. Farmer tests done on high-yielding maize in South Africa indicated only a 0.3% grain loss.

Comfort is key

When it comes to comfort, the X9 does not hold back. It provides operators with the ultimate in harvesting comfort: a large 3.7 square meter cab with up to 20% less noise level in the cab.

Furthermore, the cab has excellent all-around visibility with an ergonomic design, featuring the new exclusive Active Seat and Electromechanical suspension. Comfort is further enhanced with perforated leather seats with heating, ventilation, 2-zone massage, inflatable side cushions, extendable seat cushions, electric controls and 16 degree seat swivel to both sides, LED lighting and Apple CarPlay digital radio.

The customised machine control setup is optimised for less fatigue and includes a Generation 4 CommandCenter-and seven programmable buttons on the joystick for ease of use and comfort.

What else does the X9 offer?

Customers can expect up to 30 percent more performance on slopes up to 10 degrees and reduced tailings up to 50 percent in descending terrain of 10 degrees with Active Terrain Adjustments.

Customer feedback and experience is that the combine and engine perform excellently at low revolutions of only 1,900rpm – resulting in further fuel savings.

Travel quicker, harvest faster

There is a lot to enjoy from working with the X9 Combine. Below are a few more benefits that will help you get the job done:

  • The PowerTech 13.6L engine with up to 515kW results in 20% less fuel consumption and 30 percent more torque than the 13.5L engine.
  • The ProDrive XL transmission gives 30 percent more torque throughout the entire speed range.
  • The 30 percent larger footprint lowers ground pressure with less compaction, less tillage costs and higher crop yields.
  • Lower cost of operation due to a 50 percent slower wear rate with zero maintenance.
  • Comfort has increased by 20 percent, and to enjoy a smoother ride at 40 km/hr.
X9 series front end equipment

Hinged Drapers and Folding Corn Headers can be used with the X9 and would depend on the type of crop being harvested.

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