AGCO engineers have redesigned parts of the Gleaner combine the past three years. The finale arrives now as the S7 series transverse rotor combine. This new series boasts a high grain throughput and the ability to handle tough stalks and heavy plant materials.

“We’ve ‘super sized’ the harvest capacity, capability and efficiency of our R6 series machines to deliver all the performance without all the physical size, weight and complexity,” reports Kevin Bien, combine product marketing manager. “The result is the Gleaner S7 series at just 31,000 lbs., the lightest Class 6 and 7 rotary combines on the market.”

The new series also features a Sisu Power 8.4 CWA-4V liquid-cooled, turbocharged engine that is Interim Tier 4 compliant. AGCO calls its Tier 4 engine technology with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) “e3.” The new Gleaner combines require a separate tank for a urea (diesel exhaust fluid) solution to treat the emissions. The engine is mounted in the rear for better weight distribution, less noise and easy service access.

Bien says the 330-bu. grain bin on the S77 model is the largest standard bin in the industry. Owners may upgrade to a 390-bu. bin.

The new Gleaner features a 30-in. transverse rotor that is positioned transversely instead of axially. As a result, crop material flows naturally through the combine for improved performance and productivity. It also features a two-stage cleaning process.

 AGCO designed the combine with the least number of belts, chains, augers and gear drives possible to reduce potential for parts to wear or break.

The Fieldstar II yield-monitoring system is standard in the new Gleaner models. Owners may add other satellite-assisted steering systems in their new Gleaners.

Suggested list prices of the Gleaner S7 series range from $319,000 to $365,165. For more information, visit www.
agcoiron.com or www.freeproductinfo.net/fin, or circle 102.