16 of the Best FS22 Combine Mods

The base game lineup of combine harvesters in Farming Simulator 22 (FS22) is quite impressive. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a huge need for great mods.

Here are some of the best FS22 Combine mods you can download now.

1. Case IH Axial-Flow 250 Series

Whoa! This is, without doubt, the best combine harvester mod in Farming Simulator 22 (FS22.) The talented modders at Custom Modding have picked apart the base game’s Case IH Axial-Flow 9250.

After putting it back together, it returns better, stronger, meaner, and better looking than ever. In fact, not only did the 9250 return, it was accompanied by the 8250 and the 7250 models.

The modders have not just added tons of new details to the harvesters, but they’ve also made sure to keep you occupied for a long time inside the shop.

The shopping menu is extensive and equally impressive:

  • Many wheels and track options (several custom-made tracks.)
  • You can add pipes of different lengths to the combine.
  • There are 8 pipes to choose from, static or foldable.
  • 9 different hopper extensions are available. Max capacity is 24,667 liters.
  • There are also purchase options for the rear spreaders.
  • If you plan to buy a fleet of these combines, you can differentiate each with numbers.

People say less is more. In this case, I’ll say more is more.

Animations and headers

The modded Case IH Axial-Flow 250 series also includes several new animations. You can, for example, open the side covers to get to the engine.

Oh, I almost forgot… The pack, for this is a pack, also has the Case IH 3162 TerraFlex Draper 40FT and 45FT headers. However, I prefer to use the Honey Bee AirFLEX headers, also made by Custom Modding.

All in all, FS22 harvesters don’t get better than this. Hats off to Custom Modding. I’m out of words for how impressed I am.

  • Base Price: From 599,619.
  • Capacity: 14,408–24,677 liters.
  • Modder: Custom Modding.
  • Platforms: All.

2. Claas Lexion 5300–8900

A screenshot from FS22 of the Claas Lexion 8900, using one of the base game headers.

Here’s the most complete collection of Class Lexion combine harvesters for Farming Simulator 22 (FS22). The pack contains a model range starting at the Lexion 5300. It ends on top, with the Lexion 8900.

The models look the same throughout the range, except for the decals and the grain tanks. The hoppers on the lower end of the scale models don’t unfold as much as the larger models.

That also means that the hopper size is smaller.

Many Options

One of my favorite features of this Class Lexion mod is the shop options. There is a lot of stuff you can customize:

  • Engine models and hopper size.
  • Wheels and crawlers.
  • Unloading pipe lengths.

There are, for example, no less than 6 different auger pipe lengths to choose from.

The coolest feature, though, is the selectable straw spreading width. It lets you pair the width of the straw distribution with the width of the header you’re using.

Oh, yeah. Headers. There are no headers in the pack, but you can use the FS22 base game models.

I only miss removing the warning stickers for threshing in North American fields.

  • Model: Claas Lexion.
  • Base Price: From 331,340.
  • Hopper Capacity: 9,000–18,000 liters.
  • Platforms: PC, Mac, Xbox, PlayStation.
  • Modder: Gefd25.
  • Errors: No.

3. John Deere X9 2020 US And EU Version

A screenshot from Farming Simulator 22 of the John Deere X9 combine mod in a wheat field.
The largest hopper extension capacity is almost 12,000 liters more than the vanilla game version.

This is the best modification of the vanilla John Deere X9 combine for Farming Simulator 22 (FS22.) It has a lot more features compared to the original.

For example, there are more localized features, either you’re threshing on European, American, or Canadian maps. There are even options to dress the combine in an Australian design.

Other features added by the modder includes:

  • More lights.
  • Additional wheel configurations.
  • More color options for the grain tanks.

27,400 Liters

My favorite addon is the 4 different grain tank choices. The largest hopper extension rockets the total grain capacity to 27,400 liters. That’s 11,200 liters more than the original.

Another cool feature is how you can configure the width of the rear axle.

The only bummer is the brake force. This X9 combine travels noticeably longer than other combines when you engage the brakes.

Note: No headers are included. However, you can, of course, use the base game’s grain and corn headers.

  • Model: John Deere X9.
  • Base Price: 550,000.
  • Capacity: 16,200—27,400 liters.
  • Platforms: All.
  • Modder: SiiD Modding.
  • Errors: No.

4. John Deere S700 Series

A screenshot from Farming Simulator 22 of the John Deere S700 series mod harvesting corn.
Few, if any, combine mods have this many options.

The King of Shop Options is back! JHHG Modding has brought the John Deere S700 series combine harvester to Farming Simulator 22 (FS22.) Few, if any, modders add so many configuration options to their mods as JHHG.

The large JD S700s are no exception. Here are just some of the stuff you can customize:

  • Wheels and tracks: 28 and 16 configurations, respectively.
  • The rear hitch for pulling header trailers: 4 options.
  • Auger pipes: There are 4 pipes to choose from. The longest is 7.9 meters or 26 feet.
  • Chopper tailboards: 3 different models.

Grain Tank Paradise

You can put one of 10 different grain tanks on your S700 combine. The hopper’s total grain capacity starts at 14,100 liters.

The largest model allows the combine to harvest 22,905 liters of grain before it needs to be unloaded.

Other than that, I also want to mention that you can buy a wider rear steering axle for the combine in the shop.

My favorite feature, besides the many hopper extensions, is the price. Only paying about 230,000 for a combine this large is a steal.

Note: There are no headers included with the mod. You can use the vanilla FS22 headers. You can also download the John Deere 616C/716C and the John Deere 612C/712C corn headers.

  • Platforms: All.
  • Modder: JHHG Modding.
  • Errors: No.

5. John Deere 50-60 STS Series

When I write this, The John Deere 50-60 STS series combines are among the most liked harvesters on the official modhub.

The reason is apparent; it’s a fantastic mod in every way.

First of all, there are all the shop options:

  • Wheels, tracks, hopper extensions, and engine models.
  • Exhaust pipes, auger pipe lengths, and fleet numbers.
  • Bodywork, chopper tables, and GPS choices.

For example, there are 10 different hopper extensions and 12 different wheels/track configurations.

Secondly, there are all the animations and effects. Most of the parts inside the cabin are animated. There are also some spectacular interior light effects for nighttime work.

On top of everything, let’s not forget how gorgeous the model looks and how stunning the sound effects are.

Oh, I almost forgot. Another cool feature is subtle differences in how the combine looks depending on which year the model is from.

  • Base Price: 132,000.
  • Capacity: 8,853–19,121 liters.
  • Modder: SiiD Modding.
  • Platforms: All.

6. Fortschritt E516 Harvester Pack

Another impressive pack of combine harvesters. Also, a trip down memory lane for the nostalgics, I’ll come back to that later.

This is the Fortschritt E516 harvester pack. It has the following ingredients:

  • The Fortschritt E516 combine.
  • A Fortschritt E536 regular grain header (6.7 meters.)
  • The Na670 sunflower header (also 6.7 meters.)
  • And the Fka602 corn header (4.56 meters.)

Now, back to the nostalgia bit. Fortschritt as a company doesn’t exist anymore. It was bought by Case IH back in 1997.

Before that, it used to be the largest manufacturer of tractors, combines, foragers, and other farming machines in old East Germany.

The FS22 version of the E516 combine has some exciting options for you in the shop. You can change the colors and add more capacity to the grain tank.

There are also some wheel options available. Most notably are perhaps the metal tracks. Yes, you can get them in different colors.

The model looks outstanding. It has awe-inspiring animations. And the sound effects, which are authentic for the most, are fascinating to listen to.

  • Base Price: 89,000.
  • Capacity: 4,500–5,500 liters.
  • Modder: Aaa modding.
  • Platforms: All.

7. New Holland TC5 Series

Please make room for the iconic New Holland TC5 series combines in your sheds. The mod adds three different TC5 models to FS22:

  • New Holland TC5.70.
  • New Holland TC5.80.
  • And New Holland TC5.90.

The main difference between models is the amount of horsepower each combine produces.

Additionally, there are also different hopper sizes. The TC5.70 has a capacity of 5,200 liters, while the two bigger brothers gather 6,400 liters each.

The purchasing menu includes the following:

  • Different configurations for the lights.
  • Color options for the combine itself and the hubs.

I must not forget that you also get the New Holland Varifeed 18 5.5-meter header with the combines. However, there isn’t a header trailer in the pack. It would be best if you used the base game trailers for transportation.

I like the New Holland TC5 mod a lot. It has many new details compared to other mods of the same model.

  • Base Price: 140,000.
  • Capacity: 5,200–6,400 liters.
  • Modder: DB Modding.
  • Platforms: All.

8. John Deere S600 Series

A screenshot from Farming Simulator 22 of the John Deere S600 series combine harvester.
If you enjoy customizing your vehicles, you’ll probably have a blast with this one.

If customization freedom is essential, you should check out the John Deere S600 series mod for Farming Simulator 22.

I can’t think of any other FS22 combine harvester with so many options in the shop except for the S700 series above.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the things you can do to it:

  • There are 40 (!) different options for tracks and wheels.
  • You can choose between 9 different grain tank extensions.
  • And the pipe? You have four different lengths at your disposal from 6.6 meters, 22.5 feet to 7.9 meters, 26 feet.
  • A couple of the pipes are foldable too.
  • It’s also possible to equip your combine with 1 of 4 different hitches for header trailers.

North American Version

If you’re hoping for a combine that’s customizable for several regions, I must disappoint you. This version is meant to be used in US, Canadian, South American, and Australian FS22 fields.

No, it’s no problem using it on maps from other locations, of course.

However, if you’re a fan of realistic gameplay, there is no European version of the combine, unfortunately. The mod has all the markings of an American thoroughbred combine.

Having this many hopper extensions is fantastic. I’m also impressed with all the things going on with the in-cab monitors.

You can, for example, see the hopper’s fill level and how many hectares you’ve harvested.

  • Platforms: All.
  • Modder: JHHG Modding.
  • Errors: No.

9. John Deere T-Series and 600X Headers

A screenshot of the John Deere T670i and the 635X header. The auger pipe is unfolded.

This is the best John Deere T-Series combine harvester mod for Farming Simulator 22.

The mod adds the whole range of T-series combine harvesters to the game: T550, T560, T660, and finally, the T670. Giants Software has only added the T560.

  • All of them have animated doors. You can control it with your mouse or a controller.
  • The combines have not one but two buyable sets of crawler tracks.

There are two things about this mod that impress me:

  • You can set the straw distribution width manually. The range is 5–12 meters.
  • The combine can be equipped with unloading augers in three sizes, from 5.2–6.5 meters.

The most extended pipe comes in two versions, as well. One static and one with a foldable end piece.

That’s not all.

If you download this mod, you also get two extra headers:

  • The 630X with a cutting width of 9.2 meters, 30 feet.
  • And the 635X. The cutting width is 10.7 meters, 35 feet.

All in all, if you’re looking for a complete JD T-series pack for FS22, this is it.

  • Brand: John Deere.
  • Base Price: 263,000.
  • Capacity: 10,000–11,000 liters.
  • Modder: Gefd25.
  • Errors: No.
  • Platforms: All.

10. Claas Lexion 8000 (US and EU Versions)

A screenshot of the Claas Lexion 8900 North American version harvesting wheat.

Do you want a full-fledged American and Canadian version of the Claas Lexion 8000-series combine? Then this is your best option. And yes, it’s also possible to dress it up in a typical EU design.

If you choose the US and Canada localization option, the (in)famous EU warning decals disappear. Instead, the harvester gets the correct flashers and the red and orange warning triangle.

There are other buying choices too, such as:

  • An option to add fleet numbers to the combine, 1–5.
  • Two model options, Lexion 8800 and Lexion 8900.

The wheel and tracks options are what I like the most. For example, this mod is one of few Lexions with options for twin wheels on the front axle.

The mod also has fantastic and exclusive animations:

  • You can open the left door. The animation includes sound effects of the door opening and shutting.
  • It’s possible to open the right-side panels. When you do, the ladder is lowered as well.

I think the Lexion mod is a perfect example of how beautiful the synergy between Giants Software (GS) and modders can be. GS brings great models to the table. Modders make them even better.

Here’s a video where we’re using two of the Lexions for wheat harvest:

  • Brand: Claas.
  • Base Price: 489,500.
  • Capacity: 18,000 liters.
  • Modder: SBFarms.
  • Errors: No.
  • Platforms: All.

11. Claas Tucano 580

A screenshot from Farming Simulator 22 of the Claas Tucano 580 harvester.
The Claas Tucano 580 is one of the best harvesters in FS22.

Were you one of many that loved the Claas Tucano 580 in Farming Simulator 19? So was I. The combine was one of many gems in the Claas Platinum Expansion, released in October 2019.

That’s why Christmas came early in 2020 when Giants Software decided to release the combine as an FS22 mod a couple of days ahead of Christmas eve.

It was a great relief to enter the Tucano finally. I spent weeks after the game’s release wondering if we would ever see it again.

Almost Complete

It’s not only the combine you’ll get when you download the Tucano 580.

  • The Claas Vario 770 grain header is also included. The cutting width is 7.7 meters, 25.3 feet.
  • There’s a header trailer in the pack, too, also named Vario 770.

The only thing missing is a corn header. You can, of course, use the vanilla game’s Corio 875 FC.

Except for some wheel options, there isn’t much you can configure. To me, it doesn’t matter. The Class combine looks terrific, and it sounds so good!

  • Platforms: All.
  • Modder: Giants Software.
  • Errors: No.

12. New Holland CR 10.90 Revelation

A screenshot from FS22 of the New Holland CR 10-90 Revelation and the CR 980 corn header.

Finally, you can harvest your Farming Simulator 22 (FS22) crops with the largest New Holland combine harvester. The modder Tarczi007 has converted the FS19 version and made it available for all players in FS22.

Not only is the combine converted, so are 3 headers:

  • 3162 Superflex Draper 45FT (13.7 meters.)
  • Varifeed 41FT (12 meters.)
  • CR 980 corn header (10 meters.)

There aren’t too many shop options, unfortunately. You can customize the license plates, and that’s about it. However, it’s excellent to start threshing with the CR 10.90 again finally.

  • Platforms: PC, Mac, Xbox, PlayStation.
  • Modder: Tarczi007.
  • Errors: No.

13. Deutz-Fahr Topliner

A screenshot of three Deutz-Fahr Topliner combines in different colors.

This mod greatly expands the base FS22’s Deutz Fahr Topliner combine. Are you a fan of as many customization options as possible? Then this one might be what you’re looking for.

  • The modded Topliner has more wheel options than what you get with the original model.
  • More importantly for some, at least, is the color options. The combine can have a variety of distinct Deutz-Fahr colors.

The color picker includes several shades of green, a couple of red colors, and black.

Yes, the mod also includes a paintable Topliner 4090 header.

  • Brand: Deutz-Fahr.
  • Base Price: 129,500.
  • Capacity: 8,500 liters.
  • Modder: JensJupp.
  • Errors: No.
  • Platforms: PC, Mac.

14. Rostselmash RSM 161 and the DS 900 Header

A screenshot from FS22 of the Rostselmash RSM 161 and the DS 900 Header

The magnificent Rostselmash RSM 161 was unfortunately left out when Giants Software decided which combines to include with FS22. That’s why I salute ZeKi Modding for bringing it back to the new game.

Best of all, not only do you get the combine harvester. You also get the DS 900 9-meter header. Yes, the header still has the integrated header trailer.

2 Kph More

What I like most about the mod is the header’s work speed. It makes it possible to harvest crops at a speed of 12 kilometers per hour at most.

It might not sound like much, but that extra 2 kph means a lot when you have many fields to harvest.

There are not many shop options for the large Rostselmash. Still, it’s great to have it back in FS22. It’s a great machine, especially in medium-sized fields.

My favorite feature? The sound. It has the most fantastic engine sounds.

  • Platforms: PC, Mac.
  • Modder: ZeKi Modding.
  • Errors: No.

15. Claas Dominator 108 SL

A screenshot from FS22 of the Claas Dominator 108 SL and the C510 header.

A lot of players loved the Claas Dominator combine in FS19. Luckily, Giants Software quickly included it as a mod for Farming Simulator 22 (FS22.)

The FS22 mod includes both the Dominator 108 SL combine, the C510 header with a width of 5.1 meters, and the C510 header trailer.

The Claas Dominator is the perfect harvester for small FS22 farms. Sure, there are much larger options, but they might be challenging to maneuver in small fields.

The Dominator, however, is a perfect fit.

Here’s what you can do to it inside the shop:

  • Change the wheels and the color of the chassis.
  • Remove the warning signs.
  • Platforms: PC, Mac, Xbox, PlayStation.
  • Modder: Giants Software.
  • Errors: No.

16. New Holland TX 32

A screenshot from FS22 of the New Holland TX 32 and the TX 32 header.

The beautiful New Holland TX 32 has learned thousands, if not millions, of Farming Simulator (FS) players how to operate a combine harvester. It was the starting harvester on the Ravenport map and the Felsbrunn map in FS19.

In FS22, however, it wasn’t qualified for the starting lineup. Instead, it was benched for a couple of days until Giants Software decided to let it enter the fields as a mod.

The FS version of the iconic New Holland combine doesn’t come empty-handed. It brings the TX 32 header (working width is 4 meters) and the TX 32 header trailer to the game.

First, it’s great to see the TX 32 ready for FS 22 harvests. Secondly, and perhaps more important, it sounds a lot better now. The engine sounds and other effects are, hands down, brilliant!

  • Platforms: PC, Mac, Xbox, PlayStation.
  • Modder: Giants Software.
  • Errors: No.

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