|Auxiliary top auger|
|Knife drive||Base single, optional dual knife (combine use only)
Base dual knife (SPW only or SPW/combine combination use)
|Knife speed||490 cycles/min
|Cutterbar tilt||Base Hydraulic, 9 degrees tilt maximum|
|Platform length||8.5 m
|Overall operating depth||2.4 m
|Transport width, field position||8.1 m
|Speed control||Hydraulic from cab|
rubber coated polyester with V-Guide tracking
Side belts 1,016 mm
Center belts 1,397 mm
Center belt not included with SPW configuration
|Clean height||25.4 mm
|Center belt reverse||Base; Center belt not included with SPW configuration|
Feed drum not included with SPW configuration
|Operating speed||195 rpm|
|Feed drum fingers||Steel heavy-duty round 16 mm (0.625 in) diameter with breakaway notch and retainer|
|Number of fingers||18|
|Auger finger platform||Dual chevron, retracting|
|Finger reach||152 mm
|Center clean out door||Base|
|Header height sensing|
|Header height sensing on the ground||Base|
|Number of slats||6 bat poly base
8 bat steel optional (for forage conditions)
|Fingers||Nylon (steel optional, typically used in rice or forage conditions)|
|Reel lift||Cylinder stroke 330 mm
Total range 391.5 mm
|Reel fore and aft||Cylinder stroke 359 mm
Total range 620 mm
|Operating speeds||6-54 rpm|
|Operating speeds (54-in. reel)||5-44 rpm|
|Approximate weight (pickup reel)||Combine only 2,884 kg
SPW only 2,284 kg
|Approximate weight (optional 54-in. reel)||Combine only 2,974 kg
SPW only 2,374 kg
In certain field conditions, when harvesting with 600 Series cutting platforms attached to pre-60 Series combines equipped with tall drive tires (for example, 35.5x32-in. or 42-in. dual wheels), it may not be possible to obtain the desired or optimum cutting bar angle. This is due to the extreme height of the drive tires, especially if used in conjunction with the tall 18.4x30 or 28Lx26 high-flotation rear steering tires.
The wedge kit allows the lower frame of the platform to be tilted upward to any one of three different degrees when attached to the combine so the desired cutter bar angle adjustment can be obtained.
The following chart and illustration below can be used to help determine if the wedge kit is required on the platform for the combine being used.
Position machine on flat level ground with platform removed.
Position feederhouse so face is perpendicular to the ground. To check this, a bubble level can be placed on the face of the feederhouse.
Measure distance (A) between the center of feederhouse drive shaft and the ground.
Compare dimension to table and determine amount of wedge angle required.
For 50 Series STS™ Combine
Wedge Angle Required
|Less than 710 mm (28 in.)|
|710 to 775 mm (28 to 30.5 in.)|
|775 to 825 mm (30.5 to 32.5 in.)|
|More than 825 mm (32.5 in.)|
For 50 Series and Prior Walker Combines
Wedge Angle Required
|Less than 710 mm (28.0 in.)|
|710 to 750 mm (28.0 to 29.5 in.)|
|750 to 790 mm (29.5 to 31.0 in.)|
|More than 790 mm (31.0 in.)|
Three programmable reel position settings will optimize platform performance while minimizing header losses. The operator can preselect three different reel positions for specific field conditions and can access these while harvesting, simply by touching the activation buttons on the multifunction hydro handle.
Adjust the reel height and fore-aft position to an optimal position then press the 1, 2, or 3 button on the multifunction control lever until arrows on each side of the symbol indicates that the system is active. This will save that reel position for that button which can be done for each number on the handle.
The reel tine flip-over attachment makes it so the reel fingers point upward when completing the rotation at the top of the reel, instead of pointing to the ground.
John Deere value:
The optional dual zone float kit provides better platform balance for a more accurate cut height right to left. The dual zone system allows the operator to independently adjust float pressure to the right and left float cylinders. Independent float cylinders adjustments allow the platform to tilt independently or in conjunction with the feederhouse.