Gleaner has introduced its new S9 Series combines, which claim to offer more harvesting performance, technology, comfort and convenience. Available in 2016, the S9 Series includes three models, the S96, S97 and S98 to meet the needs of growers seeking class 6, 7 and 8 machines.
“Today’s growers must harvest more crop from more acres in an increasingly narrow harvest window which means they need a combine that can adapt to and perform in less than ideal harvest conditions,” says Caleb Schleder, tactical marketing manager at AGCO. “We’ve incorporated the latest technology, comfort features and even more engineering advancements to ensure our combines provide operators the ability to handle whatever harvest conditions they face during long days in the fields.”
Gleaner’s Vision cab is 15 percent larger than previous models and has a larger instructor seat with a fold-down back that doubles as laptop computer storage and workspace. The cab features a 22 percent larger, deep-curved front windshield and 66 square feet of total glass area to better see the cutter bar, header ends and harvested areas behind each side of the header. A solar-protectant laminate is designed to minimize sun exposure through the front glass, while Gleaner says sound-deadening material throughout the cab keeps operating environment as quiet as 75.5 decibels in corn.
The redesigned control console is located to the right of the operator seat. According to Gleaner, ergonomic placement and intuitive color-coding of the buttons and switches give the operator quick and easy access to all combine functions.
• A multi-function hydro handle controls travel direction and speed and easy access to buttons to engage the processor, header and parking brake.
• All header adjustments and controls are consolidated on a panel outside of the monitor.
• Buttons to adjust rotor speed, gear selection and bin extension operation are intuitively located on the right edge of the console.
A slim-profile steering post, new cab post placement, 12 new cab lights with high-lumen projection and new dual remote mirrors are among the two dozen updates of the Vision cab.
The new Tyton terminal has four quadrants, easier-to-read Gleaner-specific graphics and an easy-to-use, color touch-screen interface, so operators may monitor and control multiple combine functions, many with a single touch.
Gleaner S9 Series combines offer growers the choice of a factory-installed FieldStar Live or AgLeader Live yield mapping system integrated through the Tyton terminal. Both systems integrate data from yield and moisture sensors, global positioning and the Tyton terminal to provide live mapping.
In addition, the S9 Series offers the optional Auto-Guide guidance system with a NovAtel satellite receiver that comes from the factory set up for WAAS to ensure maximum steering accuracy and efficiency. Auto-Guide control also is integrated through the Tyton terminal, eliminating a separate screen in the cab.
Two levels of AgCommand machine monitoring are available to help minimize downtime, and Fuse Connected Services that enable remote equipment and operational support from the local Gleaner dealer are also available.
With the S9 Series, Gleaner’s “natural-flow feeding” has been refined to improve feeding capacity in difficult crop conditions such as heavy canola swaths and green-stem soybeans where uneven feeding can occur. The feeder house floor has been lowered and the feeder house runners and torque tube raised, creating clearance under the feed shaft. Also the feeder house has been lengthened for better visibility of the cutter bar from the new Vision cab.
New electronics and redesigned hydraulic systems eliminate all cables and linkage for the hydrostatic propel system. Exacting programming of speed and torque sets the hydrostatic motor to optimum displacement providing speed and torque as needed, whether climbing a hill or looking for a faster road speed.
The newest Gleaner S9 Series combine will be available from dealers for 2016. Visit GleanerCombines.com for more information.