According to a recent company press release, John Deere’s new CS690 Cotton Stripper addresses the fall weather’s tendency to deteriorate quickly by protecting lint quality and enabling growers to harvest faster, with less labor and other costs.
The CS690 features an onboard module-building system that protects lint quality and enables growers to harvest quickly and efficiently. Building on the 7460 Cotton Stripper, Deere has added more horsepower (500hp) to the CS690, giving it the ability to get the job done in even the toughest of conditions. Other notable performance upgrades in the CS690 include up to more than 1,000 pounds-per-minute rated throughput of seed cotton; an 8 percent cleaner speed increase (up to 700 rpm); a 10 percent increase in cotton conveying fan capacity; pro-drive transmission; and full-time four-wheel drive.
Dave Mulder, senior product manager, John Deere Cotton Harvesting Solutions, said in the release, “We are excited about being able to offer the latest in cotton harvesting performance and technology. However, the most important thing for growers is how these features contribute to increased profitability. When a cotton crop is ready for stripping, it doesn't take long for it to start losing lint quality and yield potential. Our new CS690 Cotton Stripper enables growers to harvest more quickly and efficiently, with less labor and other equipment needs, to make the most from every acre they worked so hard to produce."
Several features found in the CS690 Cotton Stripper are designed to improve the cotton harvesting process by protect lint quality and allowing growers to harvest faster in the fall, when weather can be unpredictable.