Simpler, more productive harvest with less labor
The CP690 continues the legacy of exclusive non-stop harvesting technology for increased productivity. Unlike traditional basket pickers, the CP690 provides its own onboard module building system, eliminating boll buggy drivers, module builder operators, and all the supporting equipment traditionally needed during cotton harvest.
- Increased productivity
- Reduction of labour
- Reduction of support equipment.
More power to pick in demanding conditions
With a 418-kW (560-hp), 13.5L (824-cu in.) John Deere PowerTech™ PSS Final Tier 4 (FT4) engine, the CP690 packs enough punch to pick in the most demanding conditions. An additional 22.4-kW (30-hp) of boost is generated from the turbocharger for even greater output when needed. A conventional basket picker can spend 20 percent or more of its time unloading, waiting for boll buggies, or driving back and forth to a module builder. The CP690’s nonstop harvesting system keeps operators where they need to be — in the field, picking cotton.
Many ask how frequently one must stop to fill up the CP690 with diesel fuel and the answer is simple: just once a day. Additionally, the 61-L (16-gal.) diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank will last much longer. The CP690 comes equipped with a 1401-L (370-gal.) fuel tank that allows the operator to fill up the tank while servicing the picker.
Conserve fiber quality with 360 degrees of protection
With the fixed, 2.44-m (8-ft) wide round modules, producers and ginners receive 360 degrees of protection, creating a unique shape that keeps cotton from wicking moisture that can reduce crop quality.
Modules are wrapped three times within the CP690’s onboard module builder, ensuring cotton fiber and seed protection. Each portion of wrap contains two segments of linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) film. A non-tacky layer is followed by two tacky layers to keep the round modules in a uniform shape and provide protection from dust and rain.
The Z-LOCK® with dual tail adhesive system ensures the tapered end of the wrap is secure in high winds and rain.
Round module moisture sensing ensures fiber quality
The moisture sensor on the CP690 Cotton Harvester provides on-the-go, real-time moisture measurement on which operators can rely. The moisture sensor is mounted on the round module builder which reads cotton moisture levels as the round module is being formed.
- Real-time data to help preserve cotton quality
- Module moisture documented in Harvest Identification, Cotton Pro
- Industry-leading accuracy in the critical 9 to 13 percent moisture range.
Round module weighing affords expanded capabilities
Harvest Identification (ID), Cotton Pro tracks round modules from the cab
Harvest Identification, Cotton Pro is the next generation of round module tracking. Features include the documentation of module moisture, weight, editable comments, and other features listed below. Harvest Identification, Cotton Pro links to John Deere Operations Center Field Analyzer tool to visually display module created locations on the yield map along with providing individual module information.
Operators have multiple options in choosing when to send Harvest Identification, Cotton Pro files from their display to the Operations Center. Choose between the Send Files button on the run page of the display, allowing operators to send files via JDLink™ Connect with Wireless Data Transfer (WDT) and pre-established send times on the setup tab. See below for more detail on these options.