Our W300 and W400 Series Combines are available with a wide range of header options to handle a wide range of crops with ease.
The 600R Headers offer a large-diameter auger capable of evenly feeding crop over the whole cutting width. Stainless-steel feed plates are very smooth and prevent crop from sticking in front of the auger. The header is extendable in three positions to match different crop heights. The linear knife drive stands for less vibrations and wear and cuts perfectly, even in weedy conditions.
The 300R Header matches the capacity of the W330 and offers customer-oriented features like folding crop dividers. Purpose-built header trailers are available to facilitate fast field-to-field changeovers, and your John Deere dealer can also supply a variety of alternative header solutions like variable headers, foldable headers, or corn and sunflower headers, or attachments like rapeseed extensions and side knives.
Any stubborn blockages in the header or feederhouse can be quickly removed by activating the powerful reverser via the in-cab button. To protect the threshing cylinder from undesirable stone ingress, a large stone trap is in place which can be easily accessed and emptied. Both W300 and W400 Series Combines offer ground contour following capabilities. On the W300, the header automatically moves up or down and follows the ground contours thanks to the automatic header control (AHC).
With distance height control (DHC), two header positions can be saved to speed up headland turns and resume a stored working position from a headland position very quickly. On top of that, the W440 offers a lateral ground contour function in order to cope with the wider headers this 6-walker combine can carry.
Although the W300 and W400 Combines are compact machines, they both benefit from a large active separation area, which includes only the concave area without counting the finger rakes as separation area. The 500-mm (19.7-in.) threshing cylinder guarantees gentle threshing with well-preserved straw and reduced grain damage due to its eight raps bars, high oscillating weight, and the fact that John Deere combines thresh more by rubbing rather than beating. The open cylinder directs dust into the machine and doesn't force it out of the feederhouse, giving you a better view of the header.
The concave of the pre-threshing cylinder (PTC) delivers 20 percent extra threshing performance. An exclusive feature, the concave clearance of the PTC and the main drum can be adjusted independently from each other. When the separation capacity is required, the PTC and main concave clearance is small, while in dry conditions it is wide to maintain good straw and grain quality. But there are also conditions where it is necessary to set the PTC concave clearance as wide open to preserve straw quality while the main concave clearance is set tight to remove hard-to-thresh grains. Whatever the job is, you can customize as needed.
Tough but high-yielding, hard-to-thresh conditions will benefit from the additional drum and active separation area of our PTC.
The load on the main concave is reduced because more grain is pre-separated in the PTC concave below the pre-thresher, resulting in up to a 20 percent performance increase.
The large, eight rasp bar threshing cylinder with 500-mm (19.7-in.) diameter and a total width of 1110 mm (43.3 in.) on the W300 or 1330 mm (52.4 in.) on the W400 provides excellent grain quality and gentle material handling.
The large-diameter rear beater (350 mm [13.8 in.]) strips the threshed straw mat from the cylinder/concave, slows it down, and transitions it to the straw walkers.
The four-step walker concept with a high throw and 18-cm (7.1-in.) steep steps ensure effective separation of trapped grains. The optional power separator enhances performance in wet and green straw conditions.
Our W300 and W400 Combines are equipped with technology known from top-of-the-range combines. The active tailings return system adds capacity to the overall combine performance. Large cleaning shoe areas, adjustable front and rear chaffer, and an adjustable airflow on the fan ensure absolutely clean grain tank samples and low loss levels.
With a large sieve area (which does not include finger rakes or step areas), the W400 and W300 ensure low grain losses, even under high-yield conditions. High longitudinal divider plates help maintain an even distribution when working across hillsides. The airflow can be adjusted and directed to the front or the rear of the combine depending on yield and moisture levels.
The performance of the cleaning shoe is enhanced by the manually adjustable rear chaffer sections on the W400 (fixed on the W300). The high-performance sieves with their "noses" prevent short straw particles from making their way into the grain tank. The preparation pan, chaffer, and sieve can be removed without tools in minutes to clean the entire combine from the inside out.
The active tailings system re-threshes the tailing returns before distributing it evenly across the upper sieve. This increases threshing capacity by reducing unnecessary load on the main threshing cylinder. The tailings volume is measured electronically and displayed on the touchscreen monitor inside the cab.
The large, completely enclosed grain tank of the W440 Pre-Threshing Cylinder (PTC) Combine can hold up to 7,600 L (2007.7 gal.). It enables longer harvesting runs before unloading is necessary. The two adjustable sensors report 75 percent tank level and full tank level. After dark, grain tank lighting provides the operator with a view of the tank via the wide grain tank window in the cab's rear bulkhead.
Multiple access doors and a smooth interior make the tank very easy to clean. Seed producers will appreciate that with some grain tank options, the cross augers can be removed for cleaning.
On the W440 PTC, the 100-L/s (26.4-gps) unloading system can empty a full tank in only 76 seconds. On all models, the unloading auger swings to a conveniently wide angle, making it easily visible from the cab.
Grain tank augers on the smaller grain tank sizes can be removed without tools.
The 100 L/s (26.4-gps) unloading rate of the closed unloading system on PTC-equipped models can empty a full tank in only 76 seconds. The auger is linked at the top of the grain tank to minimize interference with the side walls of large trailers.
The unloading auger is always in the view of the driver to make filling the trailer easy. Unloading heights from 3 m up to 4.4 m (9.8 ft up to 14.4 ft) are also available to help reach to large trailers.
Accessing grain samples for content monitoring on the W440 PTC could not be simpler. It’s easy to check the high quality of grain from your John Deere combine via the dedicated access point.
If you aim to maximise the amount of bales of straw per hectare, the smooth threshing and separation concept of the W300 and W400 Combines is made for you.
But if you mainly chop the straw, we offer you up to three different chopper options, exclusive in this size class of combines. Our high-speed chopper cuts the straw in short and even pieces. The chopper and chaff spreader distribute the material evenly over the whole width to achieve quick and reliable rotting. In a professional minimum tillage system, this reduces the risk of plant diseases in next year’s crop.
Exclusive in the industry, you can choose from three different chopper options to suit your needs in terms of quality of cut and comfort.
The optional hydraulic chaff spreader offers several ways to distribute chaff, such as into the swath or spread to both sides.
The chopper tailboard vanes can be adjusted manually or electrically (optional) from the cab. Even straw and chaff distribution is essential to a successful tillage operation and saves extra tillage passes as residue emerges evenly behind the combine and is easier to incorporate into the soil.
The great design of the W300 and W400 Combines extends to the spacious, ergonomic cab. Both operator and instructor sit in comfort, and there’s still plenty of space for features like a refrigerator.
Superb visibility is complemented by controls that are grouped to provide intuitive operation, and the colour touchscreen display is conveniently mounted on the cab cornerpost. Excellent sound insulation limits intrusive noise, while electric mirrors and the three-way adjustable steering column provide a relaxed and healthy driving position for all operators.
Operator comfort is assured by the heating and air conditioning, which comes standard. The standard instructor seat also includes storage space for two water bottles.
All important combine functions are managed via the multifunction handle: driving speed and direction, cutting platform position and angle, reel position and speed, and the unloading auger. Other functions are located on the armrest control console next to the multifunction lever.
Save a header position for the headland and the field work by pressing the header up/down button together with the shift button on the rear of the hydro handle for several seconds. The positions can be resumed by quickly pressing the header up/down button and the shift button together.
No other combines in this class can offer the convenience and refinement of a colour touchscreen display. The clear digital screen can be customised according to operator preferences to view all the necessary data and information concerning harvesting conditions and performance. You can also customize alarms and warnings to prevent a blockage of the whole combine.
The display is mounted in the ideal position on the cab cornerpost, easily reachable for touchscreen operation but not obstructing the view to the header.
Upgrade your W330 or W440 Combine with JDLink™ Select. JDLink Select is the perfect entry-level telematics solution. It shows you the location of every machine on a map so you can see at a glance which machines are closer to the target customer and track your machines’ hours since the working day began. JDLink Select is available as a kit from your John Deere dealer.
On the rpm overview screen, the rpm of all shafts can be monitored. Alarms warn the driver to slow down to avoid blockages. Those can be configured separately for each shaft, depending on where the problematic area is (e.g., chopper blockages in rape seed or drum blockages in rye). Advanced users can even choose the speeds at which warnings should be activated. Overloading the combine is detected before blockages occur.
The system records operating data that can then be transferred to your office computer via a USB stick. The display also measures the harvested area and threshing time used and estimates the time required to finish the field.
The in-cab displays provide the operator with the following information at a glance:
Large service doors provide excellent access to all significant driveline and crop handling components. The entire clean grain handling system, for example, can be easily accessed for a simple and quick clean out at the end of the season. Preparation floor panels are individually removable.
To maintain around-the-clock productivity, our W300 and W400 Combines have around-the-machine 12-V electricity plugs in order to connect a hand-held work light.
A large, convenient storage box provides ample space for a toolbox, grease gun, and wear parts.
The Stage IV compliant 6-cylinder common rail engine uses the latest selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology to reduce exhaust emissions. There is safe, unobstructed access to the large engine compartment, radiator, and cooling package. Cleaning the air filter, changing engine oil and hydraulic fluid, and re-fueling have also been made as convenient as possible. The fuel efficiency of the W300 and W400 is excellent thanks to their light weight and the straightforward design.
In the field or on the road, uptime equals productivity, so we’ve made it our priority to develop effective new solutions to eliminate machine downtime. Our W300 and W400 Combines will work for 600 hours between oil changes, and there are only two daily greasing points.
Smooth, removable stainless-steel walker bottoms do not rust and provide quick and comfortable cleaning.
To guarantee you always benefit from a first-class harvesting service before, during, and after harvest, our dealers pass a rigorous certification programme. Please challenge us – we are prepared! Simply ask your certified John Deere partner about the following services.
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