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Gleaner S9 Combines Bring More Tech, Comfort
For 2016, Gleaner is rolling out a new line of combines with more advanced technology, larger cabs, and improved feeding capacity for difficult crop conditions. The new S9 series includes the S96, S97, and S98, class 6, 7, and 8 machines, respectively.
“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.”
AGCO’s new Tyton terminal is debuting on the S9 combines. The terminal has four quadrants, easy-to-read graphics, and a color touch-screen interface. These features allow you to monitor and control multiple combine functions, many with a single touch. Mounted on an accessory bar off the operator seat armrest, you can position the Tyton terminal so you can see it and the header both.
FieldStar Live and AgLeader Live are both available as factory-installed options. Both systems integrate data from yield and moisture sensors, GPS, and the terminal to provide live mapping. Automatic header width control is standard to provide more accurate yield information. Gleaner is offering TaskDoc task management for producers who want a quick, secure way to transfer data between the combine and the office.
For a higher level of steering accuracy, you can select the optional Auto-Guide guidance system with a NovAtel satellite receiver. Auto-Guide is integrated into the Tyton terminal, eliminating the need for a separate monitor in the cab.
Through Fuse, AGCO’s next-generation technology approach, your local Gleaner dealer can remotely view equipment to troubleshoot any issues.
Larger Vision cab
Gleaner’s Vision cab was redesigned to increase both comfort and visibility. The new cab is 15% larger than previous models. Some of that space is used for a larger instructor seat that doubles as storage for your laptop and a workspace when the seat isn’t needed.
Visibility is improved with a 22% larger windshield and 66 square feet of glass. The glass doesn’t just improve visibility – it protects you from the elements thanks to a solar-protectant laminate that minimizes sun exposure. In addition, sound-deadening material throughout the cab keeps combine noise to a dull roar – 75.5 decibels to be exact.
A slim-profile steering post, new cab post placement, 12 cab lights with high-lumen projection, and dual remote mirrors are among the two dozen innovations in the Vision cab.
Natural-flow feeding takes on tough crop conditions
The hallmark of the Gleaner line is the natural-flow feeding affect. This has been refined in the S9 series to improve feeding capacity in difficult crop conditions, such as green-stem soybeans. The feeder house floor has been lowered and the feeder house runners and torque tube raised, creating clearance under the feed shaft. These changes reduce stress on the shaft while maintaining control of the crop mat. The feeder house has also been lengthened to improve the view of the cutter bar.
Geometry on the header lift cylinders has been redesigned to accommodate the longer feeder house and larger headers. A proportional valve has been added to the header-lift hydraulic system, so you can adjust the speed at which the header moves up and down using the Tyton terminal.
New electronics and redesigned hydraulic systems eliminate all cables and linkage for the hydrostatic propel system. The hydrostatic motor is programmed to find the optimal displacement for speed and torque for varying conditions.
By the numbers:
- 390-bushel grain bin is standard
- Unloading rate of 4 bushels per second
- Maximum boost horsepower: S96, 398 hp.; S97, 451 hp.; S98, 471 hp.