John Deere adds high-capacity X Series Combines to lineup

In an effort to help large-scale farmers thresh, separate and clean more bushels per hour or harvest more acres per day, John Deere has added two new models of X Series Combines to its 2021 harvesting lineup.

The new 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 in high-yielding corn.

“As conditions change, an X9 Combine can make automatic adjustments for the operator so it consistently operates at peak levels,” said Matt Badding, harvesting product manager for John Deere.

“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 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 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,” Badding 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 r