Brand new from John Deere is an option for an 8-row folding corn head. The 608FC corn head can be used with group 6 and 7 S-Series combines, offering an easier solution for transporting on narrow roads. It also eliminates the need for header trailers, tow vehicles and related manpower.
“Harvesting with a new John Deere 8 row folding corn head can lower operating costs and allow customers to harvest addition acres per move by not having to transport the head separately,” explains Roger Maes, senior marketing representative fore John Deere Harvester Works. “That helps contribute to their bottom line and make them much more productive and profitable.”
The new head is offered in 30-inch row spacing with or without the stalk chopping option. Like all heads in the 600 series it also has improved row unit slip clutch and drive shaft interface to help it hold up against today’s robust hybrids.
“The 608FC is the ideal green-on-green header solution for customers that need to drive down narrow roads to access fields they need to harvest, without having to transport the head separately,” Maes says. “It’s much more durable, productive and economical option than other folding 8-row headers currently available, plus it’s fully supported by the extensive John Deere dealer network.”
Chuck Zimmerman was on hand to see the grand unveiling and took video of the corn head folding, coming to a rest at 10.9 feet wide– narrower than the inside set of tires.
Listen to his interview here: Kevin Ripple, John Deere