The Gläser brothers have recorded the world’s largest forage harvesters at work in Germany in 2012. Included are the John Deere 7950i, New Holland FR9090, Claas Jaguar 980 and Fendt Katana 65, as well as three Krone BigX 1100s lined up in one field.
Their ‘John Deere Special’ is an additional feature about a JD S690 combine on tracks.
There is an English voice-over as well as an informative 16-page booklet.
Jörn&TammoGläser have made a string of popular programmes on agriculture in the United States, Germany and Russia. Their fans know what to expect – interesting locations and insights, exciting machines and a deep appreciation of modern farming methods.
The back cover of their DVD gives a flavour of the contents.
Maize cultivation has increased significantly in the last few years, largely due to the influence of current energy policies. Farmers and contractors have to harvest many thousands of hectares of maize in just a few weeks in August. The most powerful forage harvesters in the world, some with engines capable of producing more than 1000 horsepower have been in action in Germany for many years now.
This film shows the fascination these giant machines inspire and explains, in a way accessible to everyone, how the maize harvest takes place. The film-makers Jörn and TammoGläser have travelled to five separate states in Germany to make this film and visited both farmers and contractors. Watch the Claas Jaguar, Krone Big X, Fendt Katana and John Deere and New Holland harvesters in a wide variety of scenes in stressful working situations out in the fields. In a John Deere special, the film shows one of the biggest combine harvesters in the world on a demonstration tour on a big farm in Eastern Germany.
A narrator guides us, providing us with extensively researched background information throughout the whole film. A colour booklet is also included.
Running Time: Main film 75 minutes + John Deere special 12 Minutes
Narration: German, English and French
Extras: 16-page colour booklet