Agribiz: John Deere's new CP690 cotton picker in 2015

Agribiz: John Deere's new CP690 cotton picker in 2015

John Deere is taking the cotton industry’s most revolutionary harvesting system of the 21st century and making it even better for cotton producers. 

From the engine to the row unit to the cab, John Deere has updated the on-board round module building CP690 (previously known as 7760) Cotton Picker with increased power, performance, and uptime.

The major changes for the 2015 machines include a more powerful 560 HP Final Tier 4, 13.5L engine that provides a 30 horsepower boost and 5 percent increase in harvest speed; more integrated machine intelligence which supports the John Deere FarmSight strategy; and new touch-screen displays, improved service intervals, and other features that enhance machine operation.

These updates help deliver the distinctive value and benefits producers expect with non-stop cotton harvesting.

“We’ve taken the very popular 7760 platform and built the new CP690, based on customer input, to make it easier, more efficient to operate, and with less downtime and maintenance,” said Drew Wethington, product manager for John Deere Cotton Pickers.

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