When you’re working to harvest corn, you may know how important it is to have a folding corn head that can move between fields with ease. A John Deere folding corn head may be just the equipment you’re looking for as you work with this crop throughout the season. There are a number of models specially designed to meet a wide range of needs.
Let’s take a look at what the 600FC and 700FC models of corn heads from John Deere have to offer.
600FC Series Corn Heads
The 608FC and 612FC folding corn heads can work with your John Deere S-Series combine seamlessly. The 608FC is specifically designed for transport on narrow roads, one-lane bridges, or any time transport width may be an issue. If you select the 612FC, you’ll raise your acres harvested by 30 acres per day, compared to a traditional eight-row corn head. In addition, you’ll also reduce your operating costs by up to 15 percent, making this an ideal machine if you’re interested in boosting your overall efficiency.
The headers can be folded without needing to leave the cab. In turn, this means that operators can easily move from field to field quickly and easily. Both models are also equipped with the StalkMaster™ chopping system. This allows operators to chop corn stalks while harvesting, eliminating the need for second-pass operations.
700FC Series Corn Heads
The 708FC and 712FC folding corn heads are two newer models that corn producers may also want to consider working with out in the field. Similar to the 600FC models, these machines have the StalkMaster corn head chopping system that allows for the chopping of corn stalks while harvesting. They also have hydraulically-adjustable deck plates, which reduce ear loss to maximize potential yield and minimize material-other-than-grain intake.
AutoTrac RowSense™ is a feature of both the 708FC and 712FC. RowSense allows operators to maintain harvesting efficiency in down crop and low visibility conditions. In turn, it increases acre-per-hour performance potential and reduces grain loss.
Finally, intermeshing stalk roll options for premium stalk processing are also available for the 708FC and 712FC. With this option, the majority of stalk material will be sized at six inches or longer to provide soil protection from wind and water. This is especially ideal when working in wet harvesting conditions.
If you have any questions about the John Deere 600FC or 700FC corn heads or their features, you can contact your local John Deere dealer.