The development of the cotton picker has helped farmers harvest their crops more effectively. John Deere has been at the forefront of this technology, and the models that have been released have reflected these changes.
New technology in the agricultural industry has been added to each model of the John Deere cotton picker, and the development of these machines has led to finished products that ease the life of a farmer in securing the best yield for their harvest.
The John Deere 9940 cotton picker was manufactured in the Waterloo, Iowa plant for the agricultural giant, with these machines produced primarily during the 1980s.
The machine featured a two-wheel-drive axle and came with a standard four-row picking system. The diesel engine powers the massive machine, which came standard with a large cab and air conditioning.
John Deere 9940 cotton pickers came complete with conventional heads, standard tires and a hydro transmission that helped the four rows carve through a field. The optional scraping plates provided farmers with additional protection.
While the John Deere 9940 cotton picker became a mainstay in the agricultural industry, the company implemented the latest technological advancements into its newest version of the farm equipment, the 7760 model.
The John Deere 7760 cotton picker comes complete with a 530-horsepower engine, a displacement of 13.5 liters and a 6-cylinder diesel engine. The company included a turbocharged and aftercooled component with the new model.
A 200-amp alternator, ProDrive automatic-shift transmission and dual wheels are also featured on the 7760 model. The fuel tank capacity was also increased to hold 350 gallons, allowing for longer operation for farmers.
The new 7760 picker is available in four-row, five-row and six-row models, with the largest machine weighing 69,690 pounds.
John Deere installed the latest in cab control and owner customization into the newest cotton picker, as the cab lighting has been improved along with the steering due to technological advancements.
The CommandCenter armrest display unit and the CommandArm operator control console help farmers effectively and easily operate their machine.
Unit rotation and the raising of the handler are at the fingertips of the driver, as the 7760 picker provides automated operation for all associated tasks for the machine.