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John Deere Combines: Exploring Models and Features From A TO Z

John Deere Combines: Exploring Models and Features From A TO Z

Since 1927, John Deere combines have changed the way farmers take on the harvesting season. A dedication to quality, constant innovation, and convenience have helped this company become a global leader, serving people around the world.

In order to truly understand the value behind John Deere combines, we should break down the top features, from A to Z.

A: Adjustments
When it comes time for harvest, don’t let an issue such as grain damage end the season early. With interactive combine adjustment (ICA), John Deere combine operators can easily find a solution based on their harvesting priorities. These areas include:

  • Grain damage
  • Grain loss
  • Grain cleanliness
  • Straw condition/quality

Once an area is chosen, recommendations will be given before the machine automatically adjusts settings. Once this adjustment is complete, operators can then evaluate the change in performance and determine if any new issues are present.

B: Best in Class Power

PowerTech™ PSS engines equipped with Final Tier 4/Stage IV Technology ensure that John Deere combines are able to get any job done with ease. Five different liter options, from 4.5 to 13.6, are designed specifically for off-highway applications. Additionally, the inclusion of turbochargers, both low-pressure and high-pressure, guarantee improved performance and responsiveness. With an engine this resilient, operators will never need to worry about whether or not they will be able to get through the harvest season.

C: Cleaning Systems

John Deere S-Series combines come equipped with a Dyna-Flow™ Plus cleaning system which offers even distribution, improved performance, 2-stage-pre-cleaning, and a larger design for increased capacity. Overall, this feature increases the machine’s capacity up to 10% in corn and 13% percent in wheat and canola. Additionally, with tailings reduced by as a much as 28%, operators will enjoy increased speed, meaning increased productivity.

D: Draper Platforms

700FD HydraFlex Drapers, available for S-Series combines, feature an optional 18” top-crop auger that allows operators to handle thicker crops, such as canola, while knowing these crops are feeding smoothly into the combine. Additional features include an optional seal kit, which reduces center section losses by up to 45%, a side draper belt system, and a symmetrical belt design. When using these draper models alongside their John Deere combines, operators can rest assured that they will not be spending their time cleaning out debris when they could be out in the field harvesting. These draper models include the 730FD, the 735FD, the 740FD, and the 745FD.

E: Emission Systems

When it comes to environmental regulations, agencies emphasize four types of engine emissions: carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides (NOx), and particulate matter (PM). In order to meet these worldwide regulations, John Deere combines use PowerTech Final Tier 4/ Stage IV Technology – this includes a smart exhaust filter, selective catalytic reduction, which converts NOx to nitrogen and water vapor, and ultra-low sulfur diesel to lower PM.  Overall, meeting final Tier 4/Stage IV regulations requires an additional 80% reduction in NOx compared to the previous level.

In addition to delivering several environmental benefits, this technology provides customers with great machine productivity, longer intervals between active filter cleaning, reduction of noise, and improved high-altitude performance.

F: Feeding Systems

The feeding system of a combine is critical because it moves material from the front end to the separating system. In order to get the most out of this system, operators should be aware of certain factors for maintenance purposes. First off, the feederhouse chain should be adjusted on both sides but be careful because too much tension can cause shaft and bearing failures! These chains feature hardened cast iron slats which ensure superior material handling. Other considerations for inspection include the feederhouse floor, feed accelerator wear plates, and drive chains. Taking steps to ensure these parts are working properly can increase the overall productivity of your John Deere combine.

G: GoHarvest

The GoHarvest app allows operators to optimize their John Deere combines quickly and easily – this technology is supported by S, W, and T series models from 2012 and later. Making the most out of your equipment is easy with a wide range of features, including, but not limited to:

  • ActiveYield
  • Yield Accuracy
  • Auto Maintain
  • Integrated Combine Adjustment
  • Combine Power Management Tools

Operators also have the ability to enhance their proficiency of the machine with GoHarvest Premium Combine Simulator, which provides versatile training environment levels, a portable base that is easy to maneuver, and a variety of learning modules.

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