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John Deere Unveils New T6 800 Walker Combine

03 Jun 2024

John Deere (NYSE: DE) has introduced its new T6 800 walker combine. Complementing the S7 Series of combines released earlier this year, the T6 800 combine delivers exceptional harvesting performance and an enhanced operator experience.

The T6 800 walker combine integrates features from the X9 and S7 Series combines, including the latest precision ag technology, a larger and quieter cab, increased unloading rate, and improved efficiency.

“The T6 800 combine provides farmers a significant step forward in harvesting technology,” said Bergen Nelson, John Deere go-to-market manager for harvesters. “With these combines, farmers will have the tools they need to enhance productivity and efficiency in the field.”

High-Performance Harvesting

The feeder house, designed to match the width of the crop channel, eliminates flow restrictions throughout the combine. Combined with the large threshing and separation area, it ensures outstanding harvesting performance. The T6 800 walker combine offers:

  • Larger grain tank size (+23%)
  • Faster unloading rate (+20%)
  • Efficiency gains (+6%)

Additionally, operators benefit from the adjustable spout, enabling more control over unloading into grain carts and trailers. The unloading speed at peak performance reaches up to 150L/sec, allowing for fast unloading of 10 tons of grain in just 90 seconds. HillMaster leveling technology, with compensation of up to a 22% incline, provides more confidence on steep slopes and better harvesting results.

Improved Productivity With Precision Harvesting

The T6 800 combine is equipped with advanced John Deere Precision Ag technology, including the StarFire 7500 integrated receiver, the G5Plus CommandCenter display, and JDLink modem. The G5Plus CommandCenter offers operators a large high-definition 12.8” display with intuitive menu functionalities, providing ultimate control and visibility during harvesting. Operators can also opt for the G5Plus extended monitor, allowing for simultaneous control of more functions, such as viewing vehicle control functions on the primary display and precision farming applications like AutoPath, Machine Sync, or Grain Sensing on the extended monitor. Additionally, a new corner post display allows customers to customize the interface by adding or removing information and new features.

Available automation options enable operators to focus on the task at hand with less concern over settings and ground speed. Options include:

  • Ground speed automation, which continuously evaluates inputs and maintains a consistent feed rate by automatically adjusting the combine’s ground speed based on operator inputs and operator-defined limits on variables such as grain loss, engine power, and rotor pressure.
  • Terrain settings automation, which provides stable cleaning shoe performance in varying terrain by automatically adjusting cleaning fan speed, and chaffer and sieve openings based on combine fore/aft pitch. This reduces losses and increases machine performance in hilly terrain, maintaining combine performance and reducing operator stress.

“The technology added to this combine gives the farmer the power to execute, monitor and analyze every stage of their harvesting operation,” Nelson said. “In addition, the technology solutions pave the way for the new automation features and functionality.”

The T6 Series Combine: Corner-Office Comfort

Designed for operator comfort, the new operator’s station offers more storage space, more cupholders, more heat for the feet, a more comfortable seat, and more glass for better visibility – all aimed at keeping the operator alert and focused through even the longest days of harvest.

“The new cab with the improved creature comforts serves an important purpose,” Nelson said. “The comfort and convenience updates help reduce distractions that can take the operator’s attention away from the task at hand. This is a win for farmers, custom harvesters, and their operators. Combined with the X9 and S7 Series combines, we now have a combine for any harvesting need for farmers of all scales.”


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