Simpler, more productive harvest with less labor
The CS690 introduces true non-stop harvesting technology to the cotton stripper for increased productivity. Unlike traditional basket strippers, the CS690 provides its own onboard module building system, thereby 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 harvest in demanding conditions
The CS690 Cotton Stripper is a powerful harvesting system only from John Deere. With a 373-kW (500-hp), John Deere Final Tier 4 (FT4) 13.5L (824-cu in.) PowerTech™ PSS engine, the CS690 packs enough punch to harvest in the most demanding conditions.
Many ask how frequently one must stop to fill up the CS690 with diesel fuel and the answer is simple – just once a day. The 61-L (16-gal.) diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank will last much longer. The CS690 comes equipped with a 1022-L (270-gal.) fuel tank that allows the operator to fill up the tank while servicing the cotton stripper.
Conserve fibre quality with 360 degrees of protection
With the fixed, 2.44-m (8-ft) wide round modules, producers and ginners receive 360 degree of protection, creating a unique shape that keeps cotton from blowing away and from wicking moisture that can reduce crop quality.
Modules are wrapped three times within the CS690’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 wind, dust, and rain.
The Z-LOCK® dual tail-adhesive system ensures the tapered end of the wrap is secure in high winds and rain and that the next portion is ready for wrapping the next module.
Round module moisture sensing ensures fiber quality
The moisture sensor on the CS690 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 9–13 percent moisture range.
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.