Self-Propelled Forage Harvester

  • 360 kW (483 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.



Advanced comfort and serviceability improve performance and uptime

Cooling package serviceability
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.

Fuel tank
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 center of gravity.

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

Unique machine layout maximises power efficiency

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

The 8000 Series machines feature automatic header detection, which automatically triggers all relevant calibrations and pre-settings memorized on the machine controllers.

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.