John Deere is celebrating 75 years of producing and promoting combines with new updates for its 2022 mannequin 12 months S Series combines.
Key updates embrace Automation Activation 4.0 with Technology 4 Machine Sync and AutoPath; new LED lighting packages — the identical lights supplied on the bigger X Series combines; and a factory-installed, flat-tooth comb chaffer for the S and X Series.
Three new residue administration choices are additionally accessible: an extra-fine minimize chopper for S780 and S790 combines, a complicated PowerCast tailboard with deluxe residue administration for soybeans, and a troublesome chop equipment.
Deere notes that AutoPath makes use of steering traces from earlier passes, akin to planting, to mechanically set hands-free navigation within the subject and eliminates guess rows at harvest, no matter gear width. The LED lighting bundle presents extra forward-facing lights to brighten areas in entrance and behind the mix and illuminate the grain tank, row finder, engine and repair entry areas, in addition to the unloading auger.
The flat-tooth comb chaffer could make the mix simpler to set in canola and decrease tailings in weedy harvesting circumstances. The additional-fine chopper is designed to cut robust straw into superb items or presumably eradicate a harrow go within the subject.
Deere additionally introduced mannequin 12 months 2022 updates for its Deere front-end gear choices. These updates embrace:
- A brand new versatile cutterbar on hinged drapers (HDF).
- The discharge of an eight-row folding corn head (C8F).
- Wing leveling and built-in transport on hinged drapers.
HDF drapers can be found in 35- to 50-foot working widths and have the identical wing vary because the inflexible cutterbar drapers, however with the addition of a versatile cutterbar to intently comply with the bottom. The corporate notes that the slender profile of the brand new C8F 8-row folding corn head improves transport logistics.
Wing leveling on hinged drapers permits the person to set a “home” place for the draper. When set, the draper returns to that place when lifting on headlands and improves harvesting effectivity. Wing leveling helps the draper clear particles or obstacles which may be encountered throughout harvest.
Built-in transport is a brand new characteristic for Deere’s hinged drapers. It improves harvest logistics and ensures the draper is at all times near the mix when transporting between fields. Built-in transport permits the header gauge wheels to transform into transport mode so the draper could be simply pulled from subject to subject.