drapers

Tips and Considerations for the Summer Wheat Harvest Season

July 15, 2019

Each year, the harvest season brings about the opportunity for producers to finally enjoy the fruits of their labor. According to the USDA, the summer wheat harvest takes place from mid-July to mid-September. As with any season within the world of agriculture, though, the timing for wheat harvest can differ from year to year due to a number of factors, especially weather conditions. 

When heading into the wheat harvest season, producers should consider the important role this crop plays, ranking third among field crops in the US in planted acreage and production, just behind corn and soybeans. Not only is wheat an important crop for humans but it can also be used as silage for animals – while underrated compared to corn, wheat is a great option for feeding cattle. 

How the John Deere 640FD Tackles Tough Crops in the Field

September 25, 2017

The John Deere 640FD is one of the many drapers from Deere that can help producers improve everyday operations. The HydraFlex™ draper is specifically designed to reduce grain loss and crop knock-down for more efficiency. Its features can also reduce downtime and overall cost of operation.

John Deere 640FD

Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the John Deere 640FD.

CommandARM™

With CommandARM controls, operators can easily control and maneuver the John Deere 640FD from inside of the cab. The speed of the side draper belts can be adjusted as needed, and combine software makes it simple to slow them down to a fixed speed. The draper belt protection system is also integrated into the draper’s platform to minimize side belt damage in the event of slippage.