NEWS RELEASE   August 03, 2022

9500 Self-Propelled Forage Harvester launched during milestone year

COINCIDING with the 50th anniversary of the John Deere 9000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvester (SPFH), John Deere will launch the 9500 SPFH in Australia this August.

The innovative harvester will deliver more power, precision and productivity to Australian farmers and is a fitting milestone celebrating John Deere's half-century commitment to supporting the nation's agriculture sector with industry-best harvest solutions.

John Deere Australia and New Zealand Production System Manager, Stephanie Gersekowski, said the 9500 was part of a redefined SPFH lineup, which includes the reintroduction of the 9600 and a new horsepower level and engine for the 9700.

The MY23 8000 Series will remain the same, however, horsepower has been increased via an engine upgrade for the 8200.

"Farmers and contractors demand durable high-capacity forage harvesters that consistently deliver maximum throughput to make the most of peak harvest windows," Ms Gersekowski said.

"The new 9500 is one of three models offering increased power and throughput in 2023, delivered through John Deere's new JD18X engine which reduces revolutions per minute (RPM), while decreasing fuel and oil usage to drive further efficiency gains during operation."

The 9500, as well as the 9600 and 9700, also comes equipped with HarvestMotion™ PLUS, an advanced feature synchronising engine speed with crop flow and power needs to maintain consistent crop throughput at low RPMs.

"HarvestMotion PLUS delivers an additional 18, 27 and 48 kW of power across the 9700, 9600 and 9500 respectively," she said.

"This provides farmers and contractors with 10% more productivity and 10% less fuel usage per tonne harvested."

Ms Gersekowski said the models' upgraded spout also increased visibility and ease of maintenance.

"A new spout design will become standard across the complete 9000 Series," she said.

"The spout has a longer, optimised contour to create increased visibility and more service openings, making the machine easier to service to help farmers and contractors maximise their machinery uptime."

Model fronts have also been redefined, and the 30R Windrow Pick-Up comes equipped with an 80 cm auger, which is a 24 cm upgrade compared to the 56 cm standard on 6X9 pickups.

Ms Gersekowski said the hard iron updates complemented the tried and tested advantage of John Deere's crop analysis and documentation tools.

"HarvestLab™ 3000, and precision guidance technology, Autotrac™, all seamlessly integrate with John Deere's forage harvesters," she said.

"In July last year, John Deere made the digital ecosystem more accessible to Australian farmers by removing all on-going costs for JDLinkTM.

"We are seeing, now, more than ever, Australian farmers using this tool for the collection of agronomic and machine data to power efficient, profitable and environmentally sustainable improvements for their business."

About John Deere:
Deere & Company is a global leader in the delivery of agricultural, golf & turf, construction, and forestry equipment. We help our customers push the boundaries of what's possible in ways that are more productive and sustainable to help life leap forward. Our technology-enabled products including the John Deere Autonomous 8R Tractor and See & Spray™ are just two of the ways we help meet the world's increasing need for food, shelter, and infrastructure. Deere & Company also provides financial services through John Deere Financial. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at or in New Zealand at

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