For 2022, John Deere will goal elevated capability and effectivity with the corporate’s third technology of round-bale cotton harvesters, the CP770 picker and CS770 stripper.
The John Deere 690 was launched to the market in 2015 as an replace to the John Deere 7760, which a decade in the past modified on-the-go harvest and ginning with its spherical modules.
Christopher Murray, John Deere product advertising supervisor, mentioned the new 770s are greater than an replace. The challenge began 4 years in the past and included direct enter from growers throughout the U.S. cotton belt, together with within the Southeast, Midsouth and Southwest, together with international prospects, reminiscent of in Australia.
“We worked closely with a core team of customers, both cotton picker customers and cotton stripper customers, from the onset to get their feedback and to get them around machines early so that we knew that as we were designing and making iterations that the customers’ input was being used to make these updates,” Murray informed Farm Progress in a Groups interview.
The outcomes are two cotton harvesters, he mentioned, 75% all-new from the ground-up with a platform John Deere can use for a few years.
The CP770 has the new John Deere PRO16 HS Row Unit, fitted with high-speed stalk lifters and ‘ultra-fast’ cotton-grabbing spindles, and it makes spherical modules 2% bigger and 5% extra dense than its predecessor. As soon as it collects the cotton, the CP770 can wrap and eject a module in simply over 30 seconds.
The CP770 would possibly attraction to farmers with bigger cotton acres or customized harvesters who need to cowl essentially the most acres per hour, he mentioned.
The CS770 comes with a new three-drum, 75-inch-wide cleaner to take away plant materials from seed cotton within the discipline. “Customers have commented on how much cleaner the round modules are coming off the 770 versus the 690 machines side by side in the field,” he mentioned.
Each harvesters have the new John Deere 13.6L PowerTech engine and hydraulic energy module, enhancing gas effectivity, in accordance to the corporate, by up to 20% for the CP770 and up to 15% for the CS770. “When combined with the updated crop handling components, these systems work together to help farmers harvest more pounds of cotton per hour at faster speeds than previous models,” he mentioned.
The 770 cabs are 30% bigger than the 690 cab, he mentioned, with improved visibility to the locations growers need to see with strategically positioned cameras, mirrors and lighting.
The CP770 and the CS770 come geared up with John Deere Technology 4 Show and JDLink Join.
“Customers will be able to price and work with their dealers starting this October to configure a machine that best meets their farm operation needs, and we will start shipping the harvesters the spring of 2022 to John Deere dealers,” Murray mentioned.
The John Deere CS770 cotton stripper. Credit score: John Deere