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
Heavier designed components increase reliability while improving uptime and lowering cost of operation
Machine size, weight, or soil compaction associated with weight, and tire size are critical to producers’ acceptance of a certain machine on their fields. As the existing configuration of the 7000 Series maxed out, a key demand on the 8000 Series was to find a machine layout for optimum weight distribution and maximum capacity potential.
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.
Automatic header detection
8000 Series machines are equipped with the multicoupler interface for all hydraulic and electric services to the SPFH harvesting headers. Through the electric wiring coding in the multicoupler, distinct header identification is assured, allowing it to automatically refer to customized header settings stored in the respective controllers onboard the SPFH. This allows the operator to instantly call back all settings that resulted from the last harvesting experience. All calibrations required for proper header operation are automatically recalled in full when attaching the header.
Maximise animal performance through forage quality
The unique Dura-Drum™ cutterhead design, together with the portfolio of cutterhead configurations, allows 8000 Series machine owners to perfectly specify their harvesters for meeting all operating demands. 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
The 8000 Series machines feature automatic header detection, which automatically triggers all relevant calibrations and pre-settings memorized on the machine controllers.
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 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.
The 8000 Series performs without compromises due to the industry-leading ground clearance, especially in soft soil conditions.