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Product Comparison: John Deere Model 45 Combine and the John Deere S690 Combine

Friday, September 30, 2011

John Deere combines have been a staple of the agricultural industry for many years, as farmers rely on the massive machines to cultivate their harvest.
John Deere combines have been a staple of the agricultural industry for many years, as farmers rely on the massive machines to cultivate their harvest.

John Deere combines have been a staple of the agricultural industry for many years, as farmers rely on the massive machines to cultivate their harvest.

The technology and the power of these machines has increased over the years, but the reliability of John Deere combines has not changed.

With the release of the new S690 model, John Deere has once again implemented the sector's latest technology into the machine, and has improved the vehicle from its early predecessors.

One of the original versions of the John Deere combine, the model 45 was produced in the late 1950s and was made by the agricultural giant up until the beginning of the 1970s. Many of these vehicles were 32 feet long, had a height of 10 feet and weighed more than 8,000 pounds.

A corn harvesting head could be attached, along with a grain head, and this vehicle could pull the massive pieces through fields at a speed of up to 25 miles per hour. The 15-gallon tank provided the farmer with a sufficient fuel load for the time.

While the older model provided farmers with an outstanding tool for the fields, John Deere sought to revolutionize the industry with its new S690 Combine.

The S690 Combine completes with features an engine that the agricultural giant claims is its finest, the new John Deere PowerTech PSX with dual turbochargers. The size and power of the engine is matched by the 14,100 liter grain tank, the biggest offered yet.

John Deere outfitted the S690 Combine with a spacious new premium cab complete with ergonomic controls, an air suspension premium seat, A/C comfort and an optional external camera for a more encompassing view.

Complete control over the operations of the cab is also provided in the S690, as the master control lever and CommandArm Console help to give the driver unprecedented power over the machine. The GreenStar 3 display makes it easy to access the combine setup, adjust the shoes of the vehicle and monitor the harvesting equipment.

Managing the residue of the crops has never been easier, as the machine is complete with non-stop chop or drop, advance PowerCast technology, an Overshot Beater to limit chaff and a premium Straw chopper complete with 100 grooved knives.  

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