John Deere launches new cotton harvesters

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Deere's new cotton picker and stripper has larger modules and a broader precision agriculture offering

 

John Deere has launched two new cotton harvesters to the Australian market, a CP770 Cotton Picker and CS770 Stripper.

 

With an updated precision offering and a new module handling system, John Deere says its new CP770 Cotton Picker and CS770 Stripper are the most productive harvesters it has ever built

Deere’s Australia and New Zealand production system manager Ben Kelly says the harvesters were built with the Australian producer in mind.

"The CP770 Cotton Picker and CS770 Stripper machines will increase productivity during harvest, while at the same time giving farmers and contractors simple, easy-to-use and impactful access to their farm and equipment data," he says.

"The size of the new round module builders on the picker and stripper make it possible to harvest more hectares per hour, as the module size has grown by more than five centimetres in diameter, to equate to a two per cent productivity gain per bale."

In addition to these changes, the new models both use John Deere’s bolstered 13.6 L PowerTech engine, which it says increases fuel efficiency by 20 per cent for the CP770 and up to 15 per cent for the CS770 in the Tier 4 range.

Both harvesters include a new module handling system, and the CS770 now features the largest header size available, at 12 rows.

The harvesters also come equipped with Deere’s Generation 4 display – connecting to Deere’s JDLink system to collect and collate agronomic and machine data through the John Deere Operations Center to help ensure harvest runs smoothly.

 

The new harvesters are able to produce larger and denser modules than ever before, increasing productivity for cotton producers.

 

Kelly says as traceability becomes more important to the cotton industry, the technology delivered by the CP770 and CS770 dovetails into John Deere’s Harvest ID (HID) technology, which uses the radio-frequency identification (RFID) reader to read module serial numbers embedded on the module wrap.

"Ultimately, this technology means there is improved reporting and seamless access to data related to cotton bales that can be shared to stakeholders right across the supply chain," he says.

Driver comfort has not been forgotten in the upgrades, with both harvesters having a new cab configuration designed to ensure operators have a smooth ride during harvest.

"The cab is noticeably larger, quieter and more comfortable, and provides operators with incredible visibility as more cameras, mirrors and lighting have been added," Kelly says.

"The Australian cotton industry is extremely important to us, hence our multi-year investment in testing our cotton equipment in the country’s unique production conditions to ensure we deliver the power, efficiency and durability needed."

"We see the launch of the CP770 and CS770 as a continued demonstration of our long-term commitment to the Australian cotton industry and a reflection of our confidence in the strength of the sector," he adds.

 

The new CS770 now features a folding 12-Row Stripper header for greater productivity and ease of transport.

 

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