New JOHN DEERE Forestry Range

John Deere forestry machinery

John Deere’s new Forestry range was designed with customer input to ensure the new machines are more productive, more reliable, and perfectly matched to customer needs

The new M-Series Tracked Harvesters and Tracked Feller Bunchers were launched to the Australian market earlier this year. 

The next generation 800M and 900M models feature enhancements developed after extensive input from customer advocate groups.  

A key feature is a high torque swing to provide increased power and boost productivity, while the 800M offers an optional dedicated track drive which increases tractive effort by up to 45 per cent, enhancing the ability to multi-function while tracking. 

Both the 800M and 900M Series have a robust levelling system and track options, which give greater durability and increased efficiency. The undercarriage is wider and longer to maximise stability in all terrain conditions. 

The new Rapid Cycle System option combines automated felling-head arm cycling with simple boom control — dramatically reducing operator fatigue while increasing efficiency and productivity. The system is adaptable to preferences and environments, so it’s ideal for varying operator skill levels and specific harvesting conditions. 

Other options include through-nose plumbing to route hoses up and out of harm’s way, extending hose life, increasing uptime and reducing operating costs. An undercarriage-mounted toolbox provides convenient storage for tools, additional saw bars, and other spare parts, minimising trips back to the service truck. 

Easy access to service components helps ensure daily checks and preventative maintenance gets done on schedule, minimising costly repairs down the road. Reversing fan automatically reverses airflow to clean debris from the cooler cores.

The new series features a variety of common boom sets already proven on the 900K-Series. The K2 booms are specifically designed to increase the number of attachment choices to suit a broader range of applications. This field-proven boom design has been developed with thicker plates and larger pins and bushings to ensure a stronger and more robust boom than ever before. 

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