John Deere made several new equipment announcements this week, including three combine updates already featured.
The new W170 windrower for canola growers makes swathing faster and easier in heavy crop and hilly conditions.
With 46 inches (116.8 cm) of ground clearance and 12-inch (30.48 cm) wider walking beams, tall windrows can flow easily beneath the machine’s frame and are corralled by a new swath compressor. The swath compressor forms loose crop into a tight, uniform windrow, making it easier for a combine to pick up, eliminating the need for a canola roller.
The narrow 5075GL High Value Crop Tractor is ideal for more dense orchards and vineyards.
With 75 engine horsepower, there’s plenty of power to pull flail mowers, rotary cutters, spray tanks and trimming equipment, and to push harvest bins in hilly terrain.
Finally, the new John Deere Bale Mobile App helps growers improve efficiency, identify bale characteristics and track yield data for easier decision making.
Using John Deere Bale Mobile, producers can capture yield and other relevant data for hay. When used in conjunction with a John Deere 1 Series Large Square Baler (L331 or L341 model), equipped with optional moisture and weight sensors, the new app processes moisture and weight data into useable information for baling, loading and overall farm management.