John Deere has added two models of X Series combines to its 2021 harvesting lineup to help large-scale farmers thresh, separate and clean more bushels per hour or harvest more acres per day without risking grain loss or quality. The X9 1000 and X9 1100 Combines represent the next level of John Deere harvesting performance and bolster a lineup that includes field-proven S Series combines.
The X9 1100 can harvest up to 30 acres of tough, high-yielding wheat per hour and harvest up to 7,200 bushels per hour of high-yielding corn, according to a news release.
“As conditions change, an X9 Combine can make automatic adjustments for the operator so it consistently operates at peak levels,” Matt Badding, harvesting product manager for John Deere, said in the release. “For example, in the morning, straw can be damp and make threshing and separating tough. By midday, the moisture evaporates and harvesting conditions improve. In the past, these changes required operators to adjust combine settings to help the machine compensate. Now, the adjustments are made automatically.”
X Series Combines feature a wide feeder house, dual separator and one of the the industry’s largest cleaning shoe that work together to improve crop flow and increase harvesting capacity.
“At the heart of the new combine is the X Series Dual Separator (XDS) with the largest threshing and separation areas Deere has ever offered. Crop in the XDS is threshed and separated during nine revolutions, resulting in less grain loss and increased harvesting capacity,” he said.
The 75-square-foot Dyna-Flo XL Cleaning Shoe has 36% more cleaning area than the S790.
“It can harvest thin dry crop, thick wet crop and everything in between, putting more high-quality grain in the tank pass after pass. Even if conditions change, grain quality remains high,” Badding said.
During harvest, highly fuel-efficient X Series combines can run up to 14 hours without refueling. An all-new John Deere PowerTech 13.6 liter engine works with a robust belt-drive system and updated ProDrive XL transmission to improve fuel efficiency.
“Compared to the S790, the X9 1100 uses up to 20% less fuel per bushel harvested to help keep harvesting costs low,” he said.
X Series Combines are available with integrated precision ag technologies that collect machine and yield data while helping to improve harvesting results. The combines come with an integrated StarFire 6000 receiver, which requires no calibration of the Terrain Compensation Module and is more accurate than previous models.
Coupled with new guidance system enhancements, the new receiver boots up and acquires the GPS signal quicker, so the combine can start running with improved accuracy in less time.
JDLink is standard on both models and comes with five years of service. This enables machine-to-machine communication and makes it easy for the owner to share agronomic and machine-performance information.
Three technology packages are available for the X Series including select, premium and ultimate. Comfort and convenience cab packages also are available at the three levels.
X Series combines are available on wheels or tracks. The X9 1000 grain tank can hold up to 420 bushels and the X9 1100 holds up to 460 bushels. Folding unloading augers with Adjustable Spout are available for the X Series in 26-, 28.5- or 31-foot lengths.