The 4 major Self Propelled Forage Harvester brands

Forage Harvesters a niche product:

John Deere®, Claas®, New Holland® and Krone® develop and manufacture all their choppers in Europe, each brand concentrates the manufacturing in one factory. One of the reasons to concentrate manufacturing is that SPFH are a niche product, the opposite of mass production. Production numbers are not published in detail, but experts assume that between 1000 and maximum 3000 new SPFH are produced each year. There is no doubt that it is in the OEM’s interest to develop SPFH in such a way that; all parts, software and service can be used worldwide. Globalization has reached the agricultural heart of North & South America, Europe, Asia and Oceania, which benefits your local OEM dealer when servicing your investment in a used SPFH.


Forage Harvester Knowledge:

In comparison with a combine harvester the SPFH is a niche product in the world off agricultural harvest equipment. AM Machinery BV started 25 years ago as a SPFH trader, buying in Europe and selling in North America, this was initiated by the “supply and demand” strategy. To become and stay successful, as a SPFH expert, AM Machinery invests continuously in know-how. For years there has been a trend that local OEM dealers feel compelled to represent more and more agricultural product lines. (called parallelisation). Specialist knowledge of the SPFH is slowly disappearing from the former trusted channels; the dealer around the corner.

Given the 25 years of experience in SPFH, AM Machinery BV has managed to develop as a true specialist. In-depth technical knowledge of the 4 major brands, 200 point inspection process, parts delivery, service, upgrades and, if necessary, support with diagnostic tools. As a specialist, we are not afraid to share knowledge and to be transparent, this gives us the opportunity to be a professional partner for our customers worldwide.


Forage Harvester 4 largest brands:

The 4 largest original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s) for self-propelled forage harvesters (SPFH) develop and manufacture in Europe. The factories off each OEM are located for;

  • John Deere® in Zweibrücken, Germany:
    John Deere® and JD® are registered trademarks of Deere & Company, which has manufactured, but not distribute or endorse our used SPFH.

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  • Claas® in Harsewinkel, Germany:
    Claas® is a registered trademark of Claas KGaA, MBH, which has manufactured, but not distribute or endorse our used SPFH.

  • Krone® in Spelle, Germany:
    Krone® is a registered trademark of Bernard Krone Holding GmbH & Co., which has manufactured, but not distribute or endorse our used SPFH.

  • New Holland® in Zedelgem, Belgium:
    New Holland® is a registered trademark of CNH Industrial America, LLC, which has manufacture, but not distribute or endorse our used SPFH.