The one-piece steel-tine reel sweeps material from cutterbar onto draper, enhancing smooth feeding and improves operator visibility. The steel-tine reel is recommended for rice and other tough crop and material handling conditions. All reels feature a low-profile pickup design to allow gentle entry into the crops to reduce shatter loss.
A large-diameter, 254-mm (10-in.) reel center tube provides the structural strength needed to support a one-piece steel-tine reel design on 630D and 630FD Platforms. It also allows for better operator visibility and unobstructed crop flow to the combine. The steel-tine reel features strong steel pickup fingers and bats that are tear-drop shaped to reduce crop wrapping and snagging. The 625D uses a 204-mm (8-in.) reel center tube.
The steel tine reel option is available on the 625D, 630D, and 630FD only.
The one-piece design provides:
All John Deere 600D Drapers include a double-cut knife which features a hydraulic tilt that is controlled from inside the cab. All 10.6-m (35-ft) and 12.1-m (40-ft) draper cutterbars also have knifeback reinforcement straps to strengthen the knifeback.
The 100-mm (4-in.) cutting action produces a cleaner cut versus the tearing effect of shorter-stroke cutting systems. Knife hold-downs are easily adjusted to help maintain harvesting performance.
The cutterbar hydraulic tilt adjusts a full 8 degrees while maintaining excellent visibility to the cutterbar throughout the tilt range. For improved ease of use the optional advanced hydro handle can be configured to control the platform tilt.
John Deere's exclusive 25-mm (1-in.) tall draper belt cleats move heavy, down, and damp crop from the cutterbar to the center feed drum better than any other draper in the market. The slipping of crop that can occur is minimized with the extra-tall belt cleats.
Most competitive draper belts have 13-mm (0.5-in.) cleats. The 600D Draper belt-conveyance system provides operators with the most-aggressive crop material handling in the industry.
The cutterbar can be tilted from the cab hydraulically a full 8 degrees while maintaining excellent visibility to the cutterbar throughout the tilt range.
This adjustment allows operators to optimize the cutterbar angle for varying conditions thus extending the harvest day and providing the lowest cut height possible.
For improved ease of use the optional advanced hydro handle can be configured to control the platform tilt.
The center feed drum is designed for efficient, consistent feeding of the crop into the combine feederhouse. A feature for 600D Draper Platforms is a feed drum retractable auger finger to improve crop feeding at the corners of the feed drum.
The feed drum protrudes forward from the draper back sheets, improving the crop handoff from the draper side belts.
In some crop conditions, crop can hesitate at the corners of the feed drum and the retractable drum fingers keep the crop moving into the combine.
The 700D Drapers offer an optional top-crop conveying auger to help bushy crops feed evenly into the feederhouse.
This optional 45.7-cm (18-in.) hydraulically driven top auger keeps bushy crops moving into the combine feederhouse.
Recommended for operation in bushy or high-volume harvesting conditions.
The feature of this system is that while sensing on the ground, the operator can, from the cab, change the hydraulic pressure required to float the header over the ground. As ground conditions change, the operator can increase or decrease the flotation capability of the header to match operating conditions.
These features are possible due to the hydraulic design of the system. The operator is able to use the hydraulics of the combine and head to match operating conditions.
The hydraulics add ease of operation because they are integrated into the design of John Deere combines, enabling operators to make in-cab adjustments. They also add productivity, as the operator no longer has to estimate how close the header is to the ground. The operator simply selects the preset height.
The lateral tilt feederhouse is highly recommended for use with 600D Series Draper Platforms.
The unique dual-knife-drive system is timed, creating the smoothest-possible reciprocating knife-drive system currently in the industry. The positive, reliable shaft-driven dual epicyclical in-line knife drives with built-in driveline protection provide operators with the strongest knife-drive system.
HydraFloat allows the operator to change the hydraulic pressure required from the cab to float the header. As ground conditions change, the operator can increase or decrease the flotation capability of the header to match operating conditions. A lateral-tilt feederhouse is highly recommended for use with 600D Series Draper Platforms as it allows operators to obtain the full benefit and capabilities of the automatic header-leveling system on sloping or uneven terrain.
The hydraulic control adds productivity, as the operator no longer has to estimate how close the header is to the ground. The operator simply selects the preset height from inside the cab.
Together, these two features provide key competitive advantages in performance and ease of operation.
All other small-grain draper platforms in the industry utilize either springs or air bags to laterally tilt the platform and follow ground contours. This technology worked well in the past but has always been a reactive technology and not an active technology. The 600D HydraFloat system with integrated header height sensing along with a lateral tilt feederhouse offers unmatched ground-following capability that no other draper platform can match.
Because the 600D active technology is integrated with operation of the lateral tilt system, the adjustments happen automatically; no operator interaction is needed.
For operators considering moving up to larger-width draper platforms, the teaming of HydraFloat and a lateral tilting feederhouse becomes more advantageous for the wider-width platforms cutting over uneven and rolling ground terrain.