CS690: When conditions get tough, the tough get rolling
Why should harvesting stripper cotton be any different than picker cotton? It shouldn’t. That’s why John Deere is bringing non-stop harvesting to every grower, no matter what side of the cotton aisle you’re on. The all-new CS690 touts an impressive 530 peak horsepower – 500 hp nominal with 30 hp boost – so you can harvest more easily in tough conditions without decreasing speed. And just like the CP690, it’s built with an eco-friendly Tier 4 PowerTech PSS engine.
As for harvesting speed, the CS690 is primed to go up to 9 mph to get the job done like never before. Now that’s some get-up-and-go unlike we’ve seen on this side of the industry. But not to be forgotten is the ProDrive with non-stop shifting for improved harvest speed flexibility.
And how’s this: the new CS690 has a durable cleaner that serves up to 1,000-plus pounds-a-minute of rated throughput for true harvesting capacity. The improved air system capacity in this unit is 10% greater than the 7460 to handle higher yields. Throw in the dial-a-speed field cruise, full-time 4WD with greater traction control, and 1,000-hour service interval for hydraulic oil… well, simply put, what we have here is a revolutionary cotton harvester of its own.
More power to harvest in demanding conditions
The CS690 Cotton Stripper is a powerful harvesting system - only from John Deere. With a 373 kW (500 hp), John Deere Final Tier 4 (FT4) 13.5-L PowerTech™ PSS engine, the CS690 packs enough punch to harvest in the most demanding conditions.
Many ask how frequently one must stop to fill up the CS690 with diesel fuel and the answer is simple - just once a day. And the 61-L (16-gal.) diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank will last much longer. The CS690 comes equipped with a 1022-L (270-gal.) fuel tank that allows the operator to fill up the tank while servicing the cotton stripper.
When it is time to move from one field to the next, the CS690 offers a transport configuration with a height of 4765 mm (187.5 in.). It moves from harvest mode to transport mode in roughly one minute and allows the operator to easily move down the road at 27 km/h (17 mph).
Whether trying to beat a rain coming in, harvesting in tough conditions, or simply moving from one field to the next, the CS690 provides power on which operators can depend.
Round module moisture sensing ensures fiber quality
The moisture sensor on the CS690 Cotton Harvester provides on-the-go, real-time moisture measurement on which operators can rely. The moisture sensor is mounted on the round module builder which reads cotton moisture levels as the round module is being formed.
Simpler, more productive harvest with less labor
The CS690 introduces true non-stop harvesting technology to the cotton stripper for increased productivity. Unlike traditional basket strippers, the CS690 provides its own onboard module building system, thereby eliminating boll buggy drivers, module builder operators, and all the supporting equipment traditionally needed during cotton harvest.
The non-stop harvesting of cotton is achieved through the use of a high-volume accumulator, round module builder, and round module handler. The accumulator collects cotton while a formed round module is wrapped with a protective film and ejected onto the machine's rear handler. The handler allows a completed round module to be carried to the end of the row.
Reduction of labor
We understand it can be difficult acquiring good labor to be able to keep multiple cotton strippers, boll buggies, and module builders up and running. With the CS690, harvesting cotton simply requires one operator per machine, and one tractor operator to stage modules for transport. Additionally, since each round module is wrapped with a protective film, they do not require the application of a module tarp for field storage protection. The CS690 helps reduce the risks associated with finding labor, enabling producers to have more efficient and less labor intensive harvesting operations.
Round module weighing affords expanded capabilities
Round module weighing is standard on all CS690 Cotton Harvesters and provides real-time feedback on module weight during harvest. Operators will appreciate the added capabilities afforded by this system, such as easier yield monitor calibration. Round module weighing teamed with Harvest Identification, Cotton Pro provides the ginner with recorded module weights to be loaded into their system. Gins without scales will be able to use the module weights to provide turnout data to the producer.