John Deere rolls out 7080 series forage harvesters

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Six new self-propelled forage harvester models released to meet latest emission standards.

John Deere rolls out 7080 series forage harvesters
John Deere's 7080 series self propelled forage harvesters is a step up from its 7050 series

John Deere says the machines now feature more fuel-efficient and powerful Tier 4 Interim/ Stage IIIB compliant engines, factory installed dual tyre options, a new spout turning system, and kernel processing technology – all designed to improve forage harvesting performance in the field.

The 7080 series includes the 7180, 7380, 7480, 7580 and the mammoth 7980 models.

John Deere Ottumwa Works Senior Marketing Representative Shaun Fritchey says the new series is essentially an upgrade to the 7050 series forage harvesters with a few new added features such as the new emission standard compliant engines and KernelStar kernel processor technology.

"In addition, we now offer a dual-wheel option that provides better in-field traction and a more comfortable ride at higher speeds," he says.

"And, we’ve included a more robust spout turning system with faster rotating speed for greater reliability and ease in getting all the forage into the trucks and wagons."

The base package for most models includes the infinitely variable length-of-cut (IVLOC) transmission, Dura-Drum cutterhead and Duraline high-wear parts, as well as HarvestLab technology for moisture and nutrient analysis.

Optional features include four-wheel drive, advanced header-height control and an automatic lubrication system.

The five smaller models are powered by John Deere’s PowerTech engines while the larger 7980 features a 19L Cummins engine. All six models come with noise-insulated and comfortable cabs with ComfortCommand seat and CommandARM controls within easy reach.

"Customers will notice that many other features and specs on the 7080 series forage harvester are similar to the 50 series in providing high-performance forage harvesting and chopping in the field," Fritchey says.

"But we’ve included more technology into the machines to help operators put more consistent, high-quality, nutritious feed in the bunks for their livestock."

Call John Deere on 1800 800 981 or visit John Deere Australia’s website for more information.

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