New Draper Platform from Deere

JD upgrades small grain harvesting.

Published on: Oct 28, 2008

A ground-up redesign has birthed John Deere's new 600D draper platform for small grain harvesting. The unit sports a larger reel, wider and faster belts and a larger feed drum than the 900 Series it replaces.

The 600D platforms come in 25-, 30- and 35-foot models - all of which center on the combine and offer true-width-of-cut as per size. The machines ride on what Deere calls the "HydraFloat" suspension system which use no springs or airbags to adjust the flotation of the header. In addition the 600D has height sensing capabilities with which operators can select two pre-determined cut heights which are programmed into the hydro handle for on-the-go adjustments to harvesting conditions.

Rice growers can benefit from the 600D's ability to use a steel-tine reel option which is 54-inches in diameter and equipped with eight bats to provide improved performance in down or damp crops.
For more information, visit www.JohnDeere.com/Ag.

NEW DRAPER PLATFORM: John Deere's new 600D draper platform offer significant flexibility improvements over the 900 Series it replaces. Engineers say the 600D units are faster, larger and easier to use for small grain producers.