John Deere 708FC

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Feature Overview
John Deere 708FC
  • 8-row model with 30-inch spacing
  • Folding capability to move between fields without a transport trailer
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708FC Folding Corn Head708FC Folding Corn Head

Each of the outer two rows of the 708FC fold hydraulically from the cab to allow for narrow transport width during road transport between fields or for storage.

 

Feature benefit:

  • Reduced cost of operation as the 708FC eliminates the need for header transport trailer

  • Reduces non-productive harvesting time used to mount header to a transport trailer and reattach it to the combine at the next field.

Theory of Operation:
Folding cylinders on 712FC shownFolding cylinders on 712FC shown

Two large, durable-frame folding cylinders provide smooth hydraulic force to move the corn head wings from the working position or field position to the transport position.

4600 CommandCenter™ display4600 CommandCenter™ display

The control of the 708FC folding function is integrated into the operator cab of S-Series Combines. Operators can fold the 708FC quickly and easily from the 4600 CommandCenter display screen without leaving the cab.

StalkMaster row-unitStalkMaster row-unit

The StalkMaster corn head chopping system allows operators to size and chop corn stalks while harvesting, eliminating second-pass operations and saving time. StalkMaster is available on 706C, 708C, 708FC, 712C, 712FC, 716C, and the 718C Corn Heads.

 

Feature benefit:

  • Uniform sizing of corn stalks to speed decomposition and provide for soil protection from wind and water.

  • Eliminates the need for the second-pass operation to size stalk residue, saving time and expense.

  • Agronomic needs of individuals matched easily because the StalkMaster can be equipped with either intermeshing or opposed knife stalk rolls.

  • Ultimate flexibility to chop or not chop when desired through a quick, no-tools-required disconnect feature

Functionality
StalkMaster chopping bladesStalkMaster chopping blades

Each StalkMaster row-unit gearcase is equipped with two heat-treated and wear-coated rotating blades positioned below the stalk rolls. As stalks are pulled through the rolls stalks are cut to size and distributed evenly throughout the row. If the blades encounter an obstruction they will swing backward, avoiding damage and interruption to harvest.  Blades can be reversed to extend their useable wear life.

StalkMaster chopping disconnect featureStalkMaster chopping disconnect feature

The gearcase on the StalkMaster row-units feature a no-tools-needed disconnect. Each row has a convenient shifting lever on the right side of the gearcase to turn the function on or off in a matter of minutes.

StalkMaster gearcaseStalkMaster gearcase

A heavy-duty slip-clutch design protects both the row-unit gearcase and the StalkMaster lower chopping unit gearcase. If the clutch slips, the operator will know immediately.

712C right-hand side and drive shaft712C right-hand side and drive shaft

Enclosed chain cases drive the gathering chains and stalk rolls for each row to provide robust durability and uninterrupted harvesting. Heavy-duty bearings mounted in machined castings along with O-ring seals increase life and improve serviceability.

Larger sprockets and chainLarger sprockets and chain

Continuous-loop American National Standards Institute (ANSI) #100 chain allows for higher loads and longer life by eliminating all connector links and half links. The large-diameter sprockets along with large 38-mm (1.50-in.) transverse hex back shaft and row-unit shafts provide improved sprocket and chain life.

Telescoping drive shaftTelescoping drive shaft

Telescoping drive shafts mount to the splined feederhouse back shafts on all 50, 60, 70, W-, T-, C-, and S-Series Combines.

 

The coupler features an 8-degree index, allowing the operator to match the drive shaft splines without rotating the platform feederhouse.

 

Telescoping drive shafts:

  • Feature fast, no-tools coupler
  • Can be retrofitted to earlier 90 Series and 40 Series Corn Heads
Rubberized curtainsRubberized curtains
Steel-protective shieldSteel-protective shield

StalkMaster chopping heads feature side- and rear-mounted rubberized curtains to optimize chopped crop residue distribution.  Also, the right-hand side of the head has an additional shield for protection from protruding blades.

700C row-unit700C row-unit

The opposed knife stalk rolls are the best equipment option when typical corn harvesting conditions are dry and producers are using the StalkMaster™ stalk chopping option.

 

Feature benefit:

  • Majority of stalk material will be sized at 304.8 mm (12 in.) or longer to provide soil protection from wind and water

  • Designed to harvest with low power consumption for high performance and low fuel consumption

They are manufactured of highly durable material with an added wear coating for increased wear life.

Functionality
Opposed knife stalk rollOpposed knife stalk roll

Rolls are designed with eight opposed, full-length blades that result in better stalk control, improved stalk processing, and reduced material-other-than-grain (MOG) intake. This eight-blade design improves function and reduces localized blade wear in the front of the rolls. Rolls are constructed of austempered ductile iron material with a flux-fused dual coating in the front and 7.6 cm (3 in.) of high-wear zone for longer life.

 

The stalk rolls turn at 1050 rpm when back shaft speed is at 700 rpm. The tip speed compared to the gathering chain speed is optimized to reduce MOG intake and increase overall capacity while minimizing losses.

 

The single-piece cast knife roll design provides excellent serviceability when replacement is required.

700C row-unit700C row-unit

The intermeshing knife stalk rolls are the best equipment when the typical harvesting condition is wet corn and using the StalkMaster™ stalk chopping option.

 

Feature benefit:

  • Majority of stalk material will be sized at 15.2 cm (6 in.) or longer to provide soil protection from wind and water.
  • Designed to harvest with low power consumption for high performance and low fuel consumption.

They are manufactured of highly durable material with an added wear coating for increased wear life.

Functionality
Intermeshing stalk rollsIntermeshing stalk rolls

Intermeshing knife stalk rolls consist of six full-length blades that contact the crop. The blades cut, crimp, and break the stalks as they are pulled down through the rolls. The full-length blades provide total crop contact for maximum chopping and cutting action from the front to back. Intermeshing knife stalk rolls are also available on StalkMaster™ corn heads. Rolls are constructed of austempered ductile iron material with a flux fused dual coating in the front 7.6 cm (3 in.) of high-wear zone for longer life.

 

The stalk rolls turn at 735 rpm when back shaft speed is at 490 rpm. The tip speed compared to the gathering chain speed is optimized to reduce material-other-than-grain (MOG) intake and increase overall capacity while minimizing losses.

 

The single-piece cast-knife roll design provides excellent serviceability when replacement is required.

Hydraulic deck platesHydraulic deck plates

Hydraulically adjustable deck plates allow the operator to adjust the deck plate opening while on the go in order to match changes in stalk or cob size as well as crop conditions.

 

Feature benefit:

  • Improved separator performance through minimized material-other-than-grain (MOG) intake

  • Reduce ear loss to maximize potential yield.

  • Maximized potential yield through reduced ear loss

  • Improving sample quality through minimized premature shelling and kennel damage

 

Functionality:

 

Hydraulic deck plate feature is controlled on the go from the cab by the operator with the multifunction control handle.

Deck plate spacing Deck plate spacing

The deck plate spacing indicator is displayed on the cornerpost display and on the 4600 CommandCenter™ display on the armrest.

 

Deck plate resume is also featured with hydraulically-adjustable deck plates. Three deck plate positions can be programmed for varying crop conditions using the resume feature.

Feelers signal to the combine to keep it on the rowFeelers signal to the combine to keep it on the row

AutoTrac RowSense is a solution that increases machine efficiency and reduces operator fatigue for corn growers. AutoTrac RowSense offers operators the same high levels of convenience and productivity experienced in other crops or with AutoTrac equipped tractors and AutoTrac RowSense on self-propelled sprayers.

 

Feature benefit:

  • Maintains harvesting efficiency in down crop and low-visibility (dusty) conditions.
  • Increases the acre-per-hour performance potential and reduces grain loss.
  • Enhances operator comfort and reduces operator stress.
Functionality:
StarFire™ position receiver picks up signalStarFire™ position receiver picks up signal

The 700C/FC Corn Head RowMax row-unit provides customers increased durability and longer wear life. RowMax row-units include updates to gathering chains, gathering chain sprockets, chain guides, and stalk rolls. These improvements extend the life of the corn head for lower ownership cost.

Feature benefit:

  • Increased wear life of row-unit gathering chains and sprockets by 50 percent due to solid alloy pin bushings and increased number of sprocket teeth
  • Increased wear life of stalk rolls up to 30 percent with an improved wear coating
  • Maintain corn head performance durability with an increase in stalk roll material hardness
RowMax row-unitRowMax row-unit
Gathering chain and sprocketGathering chain and sprocket

Functionality:

To extend the life of the corn head, the RowMax row-unit increases the number of sprocket teeth on gathering chains from six teeth to eight teeth. The gathering chain has an additional 12 links and an anti-bend back feature on the chain lug. Gathering chain wear is reduced by using a solid alloy bushing.

Folding corn heads perform exceptionally well at higher harvesting speeds while providing narrow transport widths when attached to the combine, which means operators can finish faster.

Feature benefit:

  • The 700FC reduces cost of operation by eliminating the need to purchase a header trailer to transport corn heads between fields during harvest.
  • Eliminates the time needed to mount the header to a trailer and reattach it to the combine at the next field.
  • Reduces the space needed to store the corn head.
Theory of operation:
Folding cylindersFolding cylinders

Two large folding cylinders provide smooth hydraulic force to move the corn head wings from working position to transport position.

4600 CommandCenter™ display4600 CommandCenter™ display

Folding functionality is integrated into the cab, allowing customers to quickly fold the corn head from the 4600 CommandCenter™ Display without leaving the cab.

Customers have asked for stalk rolls to appropriately size residue for their operation while managing power and overall header weight.

John Deere offers RowMax stalk rolls to address customer needs around residue, power, and weight for their front-end equipment.

RowMax stalk roll features and benefits:

  • RowMax stalk rolls can improve wear life by 25 to 30 percent compared to the 600C base stalk rolls.
  • Three stalk roll options allow customers to select the appropriate length of corn stalk residue.
  • To provide high performance during harvest, RowMax stalk rolls are designed with reduced power and fuel consumption in mind.
  • RowMax Chopping Stalk Roll drops stalk residue on top of the row for improved planting performance for no-till and strip-till customers the following season. Additionally, the chopping stalk roll blossoms the top of the stalk for reduced tire and track damage.
Stalk residue dropped on top of the rowStalk residue dropped on top of the row
Top of the stalk is blossomedTop of the stalk is blossomed

RowMax stalk roll details:

  • The stalk rolls are manufactured from highly durable austempered ductile iron material with an added wear coating for increased wear life.
  • The full-length blades provide total crop contact for appropriate sizing and cutting action from front to back.
  • Stalk roll tip speed compared to gathering chain speed is optimized to reduce material-other-than-grain (MOG) intake and increase overall capacity while minimizing losses.
  • Enclosed chain drives gathering chains and stalk rolls for each row to provide robust durability and uninterrupted harvesting.
  • Single-piece cast knife roll design provides excellent serviceability when replacement is required.
Row-unitRow-unit
Single-piece cast knife rollSingle-piece cast knife roll
Choosing the correct RowMax stalk roll
Stalk rolls without
StalkMaster™ corn heads
RowMax OpposedRowMax IntermeshingRowMax Chopping
Knife alignment
Residue sizeGoodGoodBetter
Residue breakdownFastFasterFastest
Soil warm up/dry downFastFasterFastest
Wear lifeBetterBetterBest
Row unit power consumptionBestBetterBetter
Fuel consumptionBestBetterGood
Trash intakeBestBetterBetter
Dry stalksBestGoodGood
Wet stalksBestBetterBetter
Down cornBestGoodGood
Weight for two stalk rolls17.2 kg (38 lb)18.1 kg (40 lb)19.5 kg (43 lb)
StalkMaster with RowMax opposed stalk roll
Residue sizeBest
Row unit power consumption vs. opposed without StalkMasterGood
WeightAdditional 19.1 kg (42 lb) per row for StalkMaster components
General stalk roll parts information
Number of knives888
Aftermarket part numbers* (left-hand)HXE110671HXE110675HXE141569
Aftermarket part numbers* (right-hand)HXE110672HXE110676HXE141570
Compatibility

Model year 2012 and newer 600C / 600FC and 700C / 700FC for StalkMaster and non-StalkMaster row units; factory-installed option code for model year 2020 Corn Heads

*NOTE: Part numbers are subject to change. Please check the parts order before completing the transaction.

StalkMaster row-unitStalkMaster row-unit

Available as an option, StalkMaster provides ultimate stalk sizing by processing stalks smaller than stalk rolls allowing the operator to potentially eliminate second-pass operations, saving time, fuel, labor, and additional operating costs.


Feature benefit:

  • Consistent sizing of corn stalks to speed up decomposition and provide soil protection from blowing wind and water runoff
  • StalkMaster can be equipped with either intermeshing, opposed, or chopping stalk rolls
  • Ultimate flexibility to chop or not chop when desired through a quick, no-tools-required disconnect feature
Functionality
StalkMaster bladesStalkMaster blades

Each StalkMaster row-unit gearcase is equipped with two heat-treated and wear-coated rotating blades positioned below the stalk rolls. The blades can be reversed to extend their wear life. These blades cut stalk to size and distribute residue evenly throughout the row. If the blades encounter an obstruction they will swing backward, avoiding damage and interruption to harvest.

StalkMaster disconnect featureStalkMaster disconnect feature

The StalkMaster row-unit gearcase feature a no-tools-required disconnect. Each row has a lever on the right side of the gearcase to turn the function on or off in a matter of minutes if desired, allowing for lower fuel consumption.

StalkMaster gearcaseStalkMaster gearcase

A heavy-duty slip-clutch design protects the row-unit gearcase and the StalkMaster lower unit gearcase.

712C right-hand side and drive shaft712C right-hand side and drive shaft

The gathering chains and stalk rolls for each row are enclosed to provide robust durability. Heavy-duty bearings along with O-ring seals improve serviceability.

Larger sprockets and chainLarger sprockets and chain

A continuous-loop chain allows higher loads and longer life by eliminating all connector links and half links. The large-diameter sprockets along with a large 38-mm (1.50-in.) transverse hex back shaft and row-unit shaft provide improved sprocket and chain.

Telescoping drive shaftTelescoping drive shaft

A telescoping drive shaft mounts to the splined feederhouse back shaft on all 50, 60, 70, W-, T-, C-, and S-Series Combines.

The coupler features an 8-degree index, allowing the customer to match the drive shaft splines without rotating the platform feederhouse.

Telescoping drive shafts can be retrofitted to earlier 90 Series and 40 Series Corn Heads.

Rubberized curtainsRubberized curtains
Steel-protective shieldSteel-protective shield

StalkMaster row units feature side- and rear-mounted rubberized curtains to optimize residue distribution. The right-hand side of the head has an additional shield to protect customers from protruding blades.

Feelers keep the combine on the rowFeelers keep the combine on the row

AutoTrac RowSense, an innovative global positioning system (GPS) steering system, reduces overlap and fatigue during harvest.

Feature benefit:

  • Continue harvesting in down crop and dusty conditions
  • Increases acre-per-hour potential and reduce grain loss
  • Enhances operator comfort while reducing stress
Functionality
StarFire™ position receiver picks up signalStarFire™ position receiver picks up signal
Corn Head
Gatherer points Four-position, low-profile floating type hinged above gatherer chains
Center and outer gatherers Hinged, quickly removable
Gatherer chains Heavy-duty, 620, endless steel roller chain with chromed pins (no master connecting link)
Minimum clearance between gatherer chains and ground 32 mm
1.25 in.
Row unit drive Enclosed, submerged-in-lubricant gearbox, driven by single input hexagon shaft
Gatherer chain adjustment Spring loaded, self-adjusting
Stalk rolls Fluted, opposed, intermeshing, and chopping (two per row-unit)
Deck plate adjustment Hydraulic adjustment
Slip clutch One per row-unit plus auger drive
Trash knives Full-length, one-piece, heat-treated steel
Chopping options Rotary
Dimensions
Approximate overall width Points in operating position (lowered)
3 m
10 ft
Points folded up (service position)
2.7 m
9 ft
Rigid: 6.12 m
20.1 ft
Folded: 3.3 m
10.9 ft
Approximate shipping weight (includes shipping skid) Non-chopping: 2958 kg
6523 lb
StalkMasterâ„¢: 3259 kg
7187 lb
Row spacings 76.2 cm
30 in.
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