Specifications for the John Deere 9600 series combine include a turbocharged six-cylinder diesel engine able to produce 304.4 hp and a fuel capacity of just under 250 gallons. This model combine utilizes a standard hydraulic transmission and a conveyor that is 55 inch wide, 68 inches long and capable of speeds up to 520 rpm. The operating weight of a 9600 model combine without an attachment is just over 3,0681 pounds.
For threshing the 9600 combine has a rotor that is 29.5 inches in diameter, 123.2 inches long and capable of operating at speeds between 210 and 1,000 rpm. The total threshing concave area of the 9600 is 1705 square inches. The 9600 also utilizes a rotary style separator with a separating area of 2387 square inches and a 558 square- inch discharge gate area.
The total cleaning area of the 9600 measures 7099 square inches with a cleaning fan that operates at speeds between 500 and 1,200 rpm. The on-board grain tank has a capacity of just under 250 bushels. The 21.3 foot unloading auger is capable of unloading speeds between 2.2 and 77.5 bushels per second with a 14.3 foot discharge height. The 9600 series combine was manufactured by John Deere from 1989 to 1997.