John Deere has designed and built harvesting equipment for more than 100 years, helping individual farmers and the agricultural industry stay ahead of the game with the inclusion of the latest technology and innovations within the sector.
Grain harvesting combines have been modified over this time to help farmers adapt and get the highest possible yield from each crop cycle. John Deere has ensured that the new S690 Combine will ease this process during the upcoming harvesting season.
The new S690 Combine from the agricultural giant has been modified to include the latest advancements in technology, as the industry leaders have installed a set of new features in the latest round of farm equipment to help maximize efficiency.
John Deere designed the S690 to match the increasing yield trends and larger header sizes, with the new combine featuring a 400-bu (14,100-L) grain tank to help farmers cope with the need for more storage. The model also includes two grain-tank-level sensors to help notify the driver when the container is almost full.
Comfort was taken into account when designing the new S-Series, as the deluxe cab is 30 percent larger and comes with a centered operator seat and a non-touch CommandCenter display to help with organization and monitoring.
The S690 Combine also comes with a new hydraulics system that can be turned to a low-pressure standby setting, helping to limit the amount of power that is used and allowing farmers to start the machine with more ease.
A high-performance cleaning system has been modified to include a new larger shoe capacity and helps to reduce the slope sensitivity while cleaning more than 40 percent of the free grain prior to when it reaches the main chaffer.
John Deere has also included the ProDrive propulsion system in the S690 so that harvest time is not lost shifting on hills or slopes and when exiting fields to start transporting. The system uses powershift transmission technology to automatically shift between two speed ranges to make up for the change in ground conditions, giving the driver significantly more control over the vehicle.
While the improvements have eased the ride in the combine and the harvesting process for the farmer, the machine still features the power that John Deere is known for. The S690 still delivers more than 543 horsepower at rated speed while offering more than 617 horsepower at peak power levels.