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Reviewing the John Deere X9 harvester.

Reviewing the John Deere X9 harvester.

Pringles Crouch was the first dealership in South Australia to test the X9 harvester.

One of only three in the country at the time, the John Deere X9 hit the ground in Crystal Brook late last year to test its mettle in the hot and dry Australian climate.

Local farmers got the view the harvester, with an HD50R Rigid Cutterbar Draper, put to the test and according to Pringles Crouch director Lindsay Crouch, it was an impressive debut.

“One of the limitations with harvesters is the actual size of them,” Lindsay said.

“To drive them down the road they can’t be too massive, so a lot of work has been done to increase capacity but maintain size so you can still transport it down the road.

Lindsay was also impressed with the optimisation of fuel usage, which he said seemed to be “superior” for the amount of harvesting it can do compared to other models.

Some key stats from the testing:

  • An average speed of 8.1km p/h
  • 4.4 tonne crop average
  • 0.14% grain loss
  • 54 tonne p/h average
  • Spot rates of 70-80 tonne per hour and 0.5 tanner per litre of fuel

With a 50 foot width, we’re tipping the John Deere HD50R will dramatically change harvest for many.

Contact your local Pringles Crouch sales team if you’d like to know more.

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