Whether on wet ground or on the road to the next field, the W-Series tracks deliver a host of advantages. You benefit from a larger footprint, lighter ground pressure, excellent driving comfort, rapid road speeds, and a slimmer transport width.
The tracks provide a footprint 1.7 times larger than 800/70 R32 tyres. In addition, it’s possible to prepare the combine to fit tracks at a later stage. This increases the machine’s resale value as it offers complete flexibility for using wheels or tracks.
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Welcome to one of the most productive and comfortable places to work in the industry. The W-Series’ roomy Deluxe cab has a total size of 3.3 m³ (116.5 cu ft). It’s loaded with a host of smart details to help you perform your best while keeping you relaxed, even during long working days and under the toughest of harvesting conditions. Thanks to the tinted glass around the entire cab, the slim-line cornerposts, and highly ergonomic control elements, you always have a clear view and are always in control.
The W-Series cab is one of the widest on the market. This means that the passenger has just as much room as the operator. There’s also enough space for a refrigerator with an impressive 37-L (1.3 cu ft) interior, perfect for storing large bottles and snacks for a long working day.
With our satellite-based, hands-free AutoTrac system, every pass matches the full cutting width of your platform. This helps you reduce your input costs and boost your combine performance even at night, in dusty conditions, on hillside terrains, and after long hours of operation. The automatic steering relieves your operators and allows them to concentrate on their yield.
When working with multiple machines in a field, the AutoTrac guidance lines can be shared from one machine to another so that all combines can harvest at the full cutting width. They can also be shared with the tractor or grain trailer operator so the machines can drive exactly parallel to each other during unloading.
The AutoTrac RowSense™ system adds even more comfort and productivity to corn harvest. It merges global positioning system (GPS) based automatic steering and row guidance – leveraging row feelers on the header – to increase harvesting speed. When row feeler information is not available (for example, in crop down situations), the GPS signal takes over.
With ICA, you can increase the performance of your combine, minimise losses, avoid grain damage, and improve the quality of your straw. You can either optimise all parameters at the same time or focus on one in particular.
Standard on all models within the W-Series, Automatic Combine Adjust helps you effortlessly transition between crop types. By using standard John Deere values and retrieving data on your current threshing and separating conditions, it automatically adapts your machine to optimise its performance. You can then use these proposed values or modify and save them for later use.
Accessing John Deere’s precision farming solutions starts with the StarFire 6000 Receiver. Capabilities include better signal stability for maximum uptime and SF3 accuracy that delivers in-season repeatability. That means the receiver always keeps you on track whatever the conditions are. With the StarFire 6000 Receiver, you get repeatable results – no guidance line or boundary drift – throughout one season. This adds even more precision and productivity.
The StarFire 6000 Receiver works seamlessly with all John Deere guidance systems and all accuracy levels (SF1, SF3, Mobile RTK, and Radio RTK).
The HarvestSmart system automatically adapts the speed of the combine to maximise capacity or minimise losses with the highest output. Sensors on the threshing cylinder, the engine, and the dedicated loss sensors control the system with the goal of minimising losses or maximising the flow rate.
The W-Series doesn’t just save you time in the field and on the road, but it also saves time on maintenance and cleaning. To make these tasks as simple and fast as possible, we always kept the operator in mind during the design process:
John Deere has created a series of simple solutions aimed at avoiding cleaning shoe losses on light hillside locations.
The conveying augers move the material evenly onto the cleaning shoe without any lateral movement. The slope divider plates on top of the upper sieve prevent crop from escaping when going downhill before it has been cleaned.
These ensure a market-leading cleaning performance regardless of the terrain.
For cleaning, there’s nothing better than a large sieve surface – except an even larger surface. With the W-Series, the material is cleaned for a longer time on the extra-long and extra-large sieves.
HillMaster is available for all W-Series models. Since the grain tank stays level, you can fill it right up and save on unloading stops. The improved side-to-side weight distribution gives you more traction and stability, and the level cab helps operators stay focused and productive all day.
The improved system with master-and-slave cylinders reacts faster, even at high harvest speeds and with headers of up to 9 m (29.5 ft).
The W-Series is one of the most efficient and technologically advanced combines in the world. Fast, expert support from your John Deere distributor allows you to get the most out of this high performance harvesting machine from the very first day and for years to come.
Our FarmSight service package takes harvesting efficiency to a whole new level. With your permission, your dealer’s service manager can remotely access your machines and monitor their condition to ensure optimum utilisation. In addition, they can access diagnostic codes and install software updates to prevent unnecessary downtime. This helps you better plan your operating costs, achieve cost savings through preventative maintenance, increase the productivity of your machines, and optimize the management of your entire fleet.
Your certified service technician will check over 180 check points on your combine during winter to maximise uptime during the next season and boost your machine’s resale value.
Only high-quality, original John Deere replacement parts are used on machines covered by our three maintenance service agreements: PowerGard Maintenance, PowerGard Protection, and PowerGard Protection Plus. These plans help to increase your machine’s uptime and resale value.
The W-Series helps you save valuable time even while unloading. A unique feature in this class, the 11,000-L (2906-gal.) capacity grain tank can be unloaded in record time: up to 125 L/sec (33 gps). The large-diameter unloading auger and low speeds are especially gentle on grains. The cross auger cover plate for the grain tank can be adjusted without the need for tools, so the unload rate can be altered quickly for different crops.
The electronic engine management provides up to 25 kW (34 hp) extra performance during unloading while driving so you can continue harvesting with full power. With John Deere Machine Sync, the combine operator can have the tractor with a trailer drive alongside the combine while unloading. Once in position, the combine operator can control the ground speed and steering of the tractor-trailer combination. Grain trailer operators can see the grain tank levels of several combines and can be called to empty the fullest tank. This saves time, diesel, and nerves, and minimizes soil compaction.
The John Deere PowerTech™ engines used in the W-Series deliver even more power while offering unsurpassed fuel efficiency. By reducing the rated speed from 2,400 rpm to 2,200 rpm, the 6.8L (415-cu in.) engines now require even less diesel. At the same time, they fulfil strict Stage IV emission regulations, and the top-of-the-range W660 model delivers up to 285 kW (387 hp). Engine speed management improves fuel efficiency by reducing the engine rpm from 2200 rpm to 1600 rpm during on-road travel and to 1200 rpm when the machine is standing (such as at traffic lights).
Spend more time harvesting and less time travelling between fields.
With its automatic ProDrive™ transmission, the W-Series allows speeds of up to 40 km/h (25 mph) on roads whether the combine is on wheels or tracks.
Optimized hydraulic pumps and engines provide more pulling power for the front and rear axles, while the hydraulic power steering makes turning easy. The intelligent engine speed management system reduces the engine speed on roads, saving fuel. The overall width, including tracks, is a slim 3.5 m (11.5 ft) for the 6-walker.
The X-traction four-wheel drive rear axle features a differential lock and traction control system. It distributes torque between the front and rear axles and transmits it to wherever you still have traction.
The sophisticated and proven technology of the W-Series guarantees smooth crop flow in all harvest conditions as well as outstanding performance and excellent straw quality.
Crop enters the large 660-mm (26-in.) threshing cylinder with 10 rasp bars which allows you to run the drum up to 25 percent slower, delivering exceptional straw quality and reduced fuel consumption. The quick-engage BoosterBar can improve performance by up to 10 percent in, for example, barley or bearded wheat fields.
The increased walker length, optimised angles of the individual steps, and improved crop flow ensure increased separation performance.
The 11-step walker has been extended and its geometry has been modified so that any remaining grains can be separated from the straw. The separation performance is increased thanks to the thorough work of the optional separation drum. The result is increased performance, stability, and durability.
How can you considerably enlarge the sieve areas without adding any weight?
Is it possible to reduce the oscillating weight? The developers at John Deere have found a brilliant answer to all of these questions. The result is 41 percent more sieve surface and less weight at the same time. This was possible through an innovative, lightweight design and an aluminium structure resulting in a reduced weight, which reduces peak engine loads and cuts down on vibrations. This means the harvested crops stay on the sieves longer, maximising cleaning time and minimising losses.
The W-Series is designed for the highest capacity.
The 5-walker combine has a total sieve area of 5.2 m² (56 sq ft) and the 6-walker has 6.3 m² (67.8 sq ft).
Modern farming isn’t just managing a business – you are managing a complex enterprise.
That’s why maximizing performance and productivity depends on being well connected.
The Operations Center on MyJohnDeere.com makes things easy. It’s your central location to connect to your fields, machines, operators, and partners. Simply log-on from any internet-capable device.
For extra-fine chopping and extra-uniform spreading, you have a choice of two high performance solutions: the standard fine-cut chopper and the premium extra-fine-cut chopper.
Both models evenly distribute the residue behind the combine, even across the widest bouts, creating ideal conditions for subsequent field work.
Our secret recipe for perfectly intuitive operation? The perfect balance between direct-access functions on the armrest and functions operated via a touchscreen monitor. This ensures that both seasoned John Deere operators and operators more familiar with other brands can find their way around the features quickly and effortlessly.
Even in its base version, the GreenStar 3 CommandCenter Display enables numerous settings. This includes automatic basic machine settings, Interactive Combine Adjustment (ICA), Harvest Monitor™ crop and moisture documentation features, the HarvestSmart™ feedrate control system, and AutoTrac™ or AutoTrac RowSense™ automatic steering in small grain or corn. It is possible to connect three external cameras.
The GS3 2630 Display delivers much more than touchscreen operation and a brilliant 26-cm (10-in.) colour display. It also supports documentation of key harvest data and allows you to enter that data into the online MyJohnDeere.com portal via a USB stick or wirelessly over your mobile data connection. The display can swivel and be positioned where you want it to have the optimum view.
Whether you’re coordinating logistic processes via your smartphone during harvesting, consulting with your dealer on the best settings, navigating to the next field with the help of your tablet, or playing your favorite music from your MP3 player, with Bluetooth, you’re always well connected.
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The quick-engage rasp bar ensures even more intensive threshing. The BoosterBar has been placed closer to the cylinder to produce more friction. It’s especially effective for threshing damp or difficult-to-thresh crops such as barley or bearded wheat. Even better, it doesn’t waste valuable separation surface as the adjustable BoosterBar doesn’t minimise your concave surface. This makes it a real alternative to the existing de-awning plates and should be the first choice in difficult threshing conditions.
The robust W-Series feederhouse is the ultimate foundation for perfect results. The heavy-duty chains and large feeder slats are designed for the toughest of conditions. The wear plates are durable and do not need to be changed in your machine’s lifetime, and the slip clutch has been reinforced to 900 Nm (663.8 lbf). What’s more, even the larger headers can be handled effortlessly with damp grains in high-yield locations.
|Engine type||John Deere PowerTech PSS engine|
|Rated speed||2200 rpm|
|Rated power||202 kW
|Power boost @ rated speed||22 kW
|Fuel capacity||800 L|
|Conveyor chain slat type||standard or heavy duty chain|
|Rotor length||1400 mm|
|Rotor diameter||660 mm|
|Rotor speed range|
|Concave area||1.05 m2|
|Separating area||.45 m2|
|Discharge grate area|
|Pre-threshing concave area|
|Drum width||1400 mm|
|Drum diameter||660 mm|
|Drum speed range||Single-speed cylinder drive: 450 - 990 rpm
Dual-speed cylinder drive: 220 - 490 & 450 - 990 rpm
|Front chaffer||DynaFlowPlus auger conveyor withadjustable prechaffer and chaffer, sieve|
|Front chaffer extension|
|Pre cleaning||.47 m2|
|Total cleaning area (louvered)||5.2 m2|
|Cleaning fan speed||Regular speed: 550 - 1350 rpm
Slow speed: 300 - 600 rpm
|Grain tank size||8.000 / 10.000 L|
|Unloading auger length||5.2 m
|Unloading rate||88 L/s
Optional: (average) 115 L/s
Optional: (max) 125 L/s
*Maximum engine power