In time for 2017, officials at John Deere say the company’s T670 model walker combines will feature improvements for better productivity, threshing capacity and straw quality for baling. U.S and Canadian small grains producers will also appreciate easier and less time-consuming service and maintenance, according to Terry DeMay, senior marketing representative for John Deere Harvester Works.
“The new model year T670 combine has one of the largest active separation areas and largest cleaning shoe of any walker combine on the market today,” he says. “We’ve increased productivity by 15% in increased unloading rates by 50%. We’ve also made it easier to switch between small grains and canola and improved the service points to allow producers to spend more time harvesting and less time waiting.”
Customers who harvest both canola and small grains can take advantage of the T670s new swing-in Booster Bar, according to DeMay. This allows users to switch between crops in as little as five minutes or less – and make easier adjustments when crop conditions change.
John Deere notes other enhancements to the T670, including:
- Larger-sized overshot beater, concaves, separator drum and grate to improve threshing, speed, throughput and straw/grain quality during harvest.
- Xtra Fast System, which can offload grain as fast as 3.3 bu. per second.
- Easier access to service areas with few filters to check and replace.
- Optional factory-installed 16-gal. air compressor with 30-ft. hose and three coupler points for access to different areas of the combine.
- Spacious, comfortable cab and transmission options.
“Compared to the previous model T670 combine, this new model offers significant improvements that customers will quickly see and appreciate,” DeMay says. “When added up, these enhancements help producers harvest more acres per day and spend more time being productive.”