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Overview

  • Combine Advisor™ package helps to set, optimize and automate main combine functions when conditions change
  • Fully automated yield sensor calibration with ActiveYield™ supplies accurate data with no time spent calibrating
  • Comfortable S700 cab is common with tractors and sprayers for ease of use
  • Continued quality manufacturing of S-Series combines maximizes uptime and productivity

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Features

Active Concave Isolation (ACI) increases threshing capacity

    ACI increases throughput in tough threshing small grains and rice without sacrificing overall grain savings. This system allows producers to continue to harvest outside the optimal harvest window and conditions. The concaves are suspended by hydraulic cylinders that increase the amount of crop that is being threshed as well as reduces the amount of rotor noise that is heard by the operator.

    Feature benefits:
    • In tough threshing, small grains producers can see up to a 10 percent increase in machine capacity while maintaining their loss level when the combine is equipped with a tough crop packages
    • In tough material handling conditions, the tough crop packages improve the throughput of the combine up to 20 percent to better utilize true machine performance outside the optimal harvest window and conditions, while accepting increased loss levels
    • Improved drivability and ability to handle slugs
    • Enhanced durability and uptime with the elimination of sheer bolts in the system
    • Increased operator comfort with the reduction of concave banging noise
    ACIACI
    Functionality:

    The ACI feature hydraulically suspends the concaves; the consistency of the concave gap is increased along with decreasing sensor drift for a more accurate concave distance. Material flow through the threshing section of the machine is smoother, giving more consistent threshing.

Automatic shifting with ProDrive™ transmission
    Harvesting in rolling ground and slopesHarvesting in rolling ground and slopes

    The industry-exclusive ProDrive system uses PowerShift™ transmission technology to automatically shift between two speed ranges as ground conditions and terrain change to keep the combine harvesting at the desired ground speed.  Valuable harvest time will no longer be lost shifting on hills and when exiting fields to start transporting.

     

    Feature benefit:

    • Precise control of the combine speed (when going up or down hills), without the need to continuously monitor and adjust the multifunction control lever
    • Retains high levels of productivity through the speed ranges with shift-on-the-go technology
    • Maintains ground speed when engaging four-wheel drive (4WD) (if equipped)
    • Operator-selected maximum speed within each range, allowing for more precise control of the combine in delicate operations (for example, when hooking up headers)

    The ProDrive system on S700 Combines includes an integrated Harvest Smart™ feedrate control system to provide the maximum productivity and reduce operator stress and fatigue.

    Functionality:

     

    The ProDrive hydrostatic motor has a higher displacement than the previous hydrostatic systems. Both the pump and motor are variable-displacement components that allow ProDrive to maintain high levels of torque to the ground throughout each of the two operating-speed ranges.

     

    Range one can be set for typical harvesting speeds. Range two can be used when higher speeds are needed during harvest or when transporting the combine.

     

    The ground speed can be infinitely varied within both modes by the operator, using the multifunction control lever on the CommandARM™ armrest console. The multifunction lever regulates the high-capacity, variable hydrostatic pump and motor that drives the ground speed.

     

    Using the navigation tools on the armrest, the operator can dial in the desired maximum-attainable speed within each of the two speed ranges. The maximum forward speed in either range can be set from 0 to 38.6 km/h (0 to 24 mph). The maximum speed in range one cannot be set higher than the maximum speed for range two. For example, if a maximum harvest speed of 13 km/h (8 mph) is desired and set, the full forward position of the hydrostatic control handle will deliver the speed of 13 km/h (8 mph).

     

    The ProDrive transmission is equipped with an electrohydraulic differential lock with a four-pinion differential.  Non-ProDrive combines have a two-pinion differential. When operating in muddy, hilly terrain or in sandy conditions that may cause one of the tires to lose traction, this differential lock enables the operator to maintain productivity. If traction is lost, the operator can quickly and easily engage the differential lock by pressing the differential lock button on the CommandARM armrest console. An indicator light within the button alerts the operator that the differential locking feature is engaged.

Gen 4 CommandCenter™ 4600 display

    The Gen 4 CommandCenter 4600 display is the central information system used on all John Deere S700 Combines starting in 2018. The display allows the operator to display various important harvest and diagnostic information during harvesting and show it in a layout based on operator preferences. The Gen 4 CommandCenter 4600 display has been developed in combination with the CommandARM™ console and the multifunction control lever to deliver outstanding ergonomics paired with best-in-class natural navigation.

    Gen 4 CommandCenter 4600 displayGen 4 CommandCenter 4600 display

    Feature benefits:

    • Display is easy to use due to its commonality across John Deere agriculture products
    • Large area for information provided by a 25.4-cm (10-in.) screen
    • Quick and easy navigation with touch functionality
    • 10 percent less button presses compared to the previous design because of an app-based user interface with simpler navigation
    • Easy, logical, and intuitive operation with five run pages which can be configured by operators according to their preferences
    • Quick, convenient access to the most used apps on the display as custom configured on nine hot keys
    • Improved uptime due to display interface time savings including shortcut keys below the display that allow access to the most important combine functions
    • Natural navigation with easy and clear structure
    • To increase digital display area and have even more overview, an extended Gen 4 CommandCenter display is available

     

    Functionality:

    Five run pages can be configured by the operator according to their preferences for easy, logical, and intuitive operation. By scrolling to the left and right on the display, the operator can conveniently switch from run page to run page just like on a smartphone. In addition, the operator can switch the run pages from the multi-function control lever. This means the operator does not have to move their hand off the controls but is still able to navigate through run pages.

    John Deere 4600 CommandCenter controlsJohn Deere 4600 CommandCenter controls

    A. Next and previous run page

    B. Status center

    C. Shortcut keys

    D. Menu

    E. Run page

    F. Title bar

     

    The Gen 4 CommandCenter 4600 display features up to nine configurable buttons, allowing operators to personalize the access to their favorite apps so they spend less time browsing through the menu.

    Nine configurable shortcut keys for quick access on displayNine configurable shortcut keys for quick access on display

    Below the Gen 4 CommandCenter 4600 display the operator will find 14 shortcut keys guiding directly through the most important areas during the harvesting day, saving time and clicks as well as keeping the main focus on the harvest.

     

    14 shortcut keys below display grants quick and easy access:

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    Operators that prefer even more digital surface than the Gen 4 CommandCenter 4600 display are able to equip their S700 Combine with an additional Gen 4 CommandCenter 4600 display on the cornerpost. The extended monitor includes bracket and adapter harness. The bracket allows the operator to flip up the extended monitor for improved visibility during road transport and maneuvering the combine.

    Help iconHelp icon
    Help center main pageHelp center main page

    Additionally, application-based help is also available in all locations of the CommandCenter. Simply click on the {i} icon available on the title bar, and it will lead directly to more information on the application currently being used.

    Extended Gen 4 CommandCenter 4600 displayExtended Gen 4 CommandCenter 4600 display

    The Gen 4 CommandCenter 4600 display in the armrest supports following features:

    • Compatible with 254-mm (10-in.) touchscreen display
    • CommandCenter AutoTrac™ assisted steering system capable
    • JDLink™ telematics system
    • Wireless Data Transfer (WDT)
    • Remote Display Access (RDA)
    • Interactive Combine Adjustment and Integrated Combine Adjustment 2 (ICA and ICA2)
    • Harvest Smart™ system
    • Active Terrain Adjustment™ system
    • ActiveYield™ system    
    • Four camera inputs
    • Diagnostics and calibration
    • Harvesting information
    • Engine information
    • Header setup
    • Export screenshots and troubleshooting information
    • CommandCenter Premium activation capable – enables AutoTrac, documentation, Section Control, RowSense™ system, and John Deere Wireless Data Transfer (with a JDLink Connect subscription)
    Layout manager
    Layout manager selection pageLayout manager selection page
    Layout manager module buildLayout manager module build

    The Gen 4 CommandCenter features a modular-designed layout manager, so operators can easily create the page views that meet their needs. From the factory, machines are equipped with default run pages. An unlimited number of run pages can be added to the Gen 4 CommandCenter based on operator preference or operational needs. Toggling between run pages is as easy as using the arrow buttons on the top right portion of the title bar.

    On-screen help and diagnostic text

    There are a number of different ways to get meaningful on-screen help when navigating the Gen 4 CommandCenter. Operators can find the help icon on the shortcut bar on the bottom of every page. This icon gives detailed information on everything from combine operation to application information. Simply select the help icon and navigate to the information section that is needed.

    {i} icon{i} icon
    Work setup application

    Work setup places the settings needed to properly setup AutoTrac, documentation, and Section Control in a single location.

    Settings include:

    • Client, farm, and field
    • Crop type
    • Machine dimensions

    Work setup can be quickly accessed from a shortcut key or the display menu, allowing operators and managers to quickly review display and machine settings to ensure a job is completed properly.

    Work setup shortcut key (far left)Work setup shortcut key (far left)

    Option Code

    Description

    1822

    Gen 4 CommandCenter 254-mm (10-in.) color display – 4600 processor

    Includes 4600 processor and single 254-mm (10-in.) display. Processor equipped with CommandCenter controls and four video inputs included. CommandCenter AutoTrac and CommandCenter premium activation capable.

    1828

    Gen 4 CommandCenter 254-mm (10-in.) color display with extended monitor – 4600 processor

    Includes 4600 processor and a 254-mm (10-in.) display on CommandARM with a second 254-mm (10-in.) display on cornerpost. Extended monitor includes bracket and adapter harness. Processor equipped with CommandCenter controls and four video inputs included. CommandCenter AutoTrac and CommandCenter premium activation capable.

     

    NOTE: For the functionality of Machine Sync or A-B line sharing, a CommandCenter 2630 is currently required which will extend the Gen 4 CommandCenter 4600 display on the armrest or replace the 4600 display on the cornerpost. 

Variable-stream rotor designed for tough material handling

    The industry-exclusive variable-stream rotor features a tapered design in the threshing section, which improves crop flow, enhances grain quality, and reduces power consumption. The variable-stream rotor with adjustable top cover transport vanes is recommended for producers of rice and in tough threshing conditions.

     

    The variable-stream rotor smooths crop flow during tough handling conditions to maximize throughput. Along with the tough material handling capabilities of the variable-stream rotor configuration, the straw quality and length can be improved due to the electrically-adjustable top cover transport vanes.

     

    Feature benefits:

    • The longer rotor taper in the threshing area allows improved material handling by providing smoother crop flow through the combine, maximizing threshing performance and fuel efficiency.
    • Electrically-adjustable transport vanes allow operators to change the vane angle from the cab for improved straw quality.
    S700 variable-stream rotorS700 variable-stream rotor

    Functionality:

     

    Fifteen, cast-constructed threshing elements provide superior handling, improved durability, serviceability and maintain excellent grain quality. The elements spiral around the rotor to move and control the material. In some harvesting conditions, 12 additional bolt-on threshing tines may be installed for increased material handling.

     

    Rear discharge flights and a tapered rear cone improve material handoff to the rear discharge beater.

     

    Electrically adjustable transport vanes allow operators to change the vane angle within the cab. Longer straw length can be accomplished when vanes are in the advanced position. 

    Electric actuator for adjustable vanesElectric actuator for adjustable vanes
Combine Advisor™ package
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    The Combine Advisor package is a suite of technologies designed to maximize harvesting profits. The features help the operator set and optimize the S700 Combine and then automates the combine to maintain performance target as conditions change. Purchasing the Combine Advisor package grants access to the Integrated Combine Adjustment (ICA2) application, which houses three automation technologies: HarvestSmart™ system for automation of feed rate, Active Terrain Adjustment™ (ATA) system for terrain change management and Auto Maintain with ActiveVision™ cameras for crop condition change management. 

     

    ICA2 is a part of the Combine Advisor package.

    The Combine Advisor package also provides easy navigation of the S700 set and optimize features: harvest settings application for initial set up and setting storage, VisionTrak™ system for monitoring losses and harvesting performance, and the Interactive Combine Adjustment (ICA) performance wizard for step-by-step guidance of combine setting optimization. Once the John Deere Combine Advisor Package is set into motion, the operator will experience ease-of-use benefits coupled with increased productivity.

     

    Code

    Description

    1962

     

    Combine Advisor package

    Base features, plus ATA and ICA 2 (ICA2). Includes ActiveVision cameras.

     

    Base Features include ICA, Touch Set™ system, VisionTrak, HarvestSmart, and engine speed management. HarvestSmart and engine speed management only included with code 2020 (ProDrive™ transmission). Engine speed management only available with Final Tier 4 (FT4) engines.

    Combine Advisor video
    ICA2 Application
    ICA2 run pageICA2 run page

    The ICA2 application provides the tools needed to set the combine to get the most out of it and automatically adjust settings to maintain your optimum performance. Inside this application on your Generation 4 display, the operator will find many tools including easy-to-adjust current machine settings, priority setting for automation guidance, application status indicators, automation activity history overviews and live grain analysis camera feeds.  Additionally, the operator can access the optimize performance wizard, activate three automation technologies, and set the performance targets the machine will automatically adjust to maintain. 

     

    Feature benefits:

    • Efficient combine operation with a one-page application for animation technologies
    • Improved combine settings management with settings, priorities, and status information all on one reference page.
    • Reduced operator training and efficient, easy control of harvest settings through an intuitive run page and user interface

     

    Functionality:

    ICA2 run pageICA2 run page

    The ICA2 application page gives the operator seamless access to many features.

    • Section A (yellow highlight): takes the operator to the current settings for concave clearance, rotor speed, fan speed, chaffer clearance, and sieve clearance, giving quick access to critical combine adjustments.
    • Section B (blue highlight): the optimize performance button uses a wizard to help the operator optimize combine performance.
    • Section C (pink highlight): the HarvestSmart system automates ground speed control during harvest to maintain a constant crop load.
    • Section D (orange highlight): the Active Terrain Adjustment™ system increases productivity and reduces tailings volume when harvesting up and down hills.
    • Section E (green highlight): indicates the operator’s priorities for automation.
    • Section F (red highlight): Auto Maintain monitors the combine and makes adjustments to maintain the performance at the operator-set performance target.
    • Section G (purple highlight): Auto Maintain also uses the buttons in section G to allow a glimpse into live views of the clean grain and tailings elevators and allows operators to use an analyzer function to see what Auto Maintain is seeing.

     

     

    • The automation features are dependent on the performance target sets. There are two ways a grower achieves an optimal target:
      • Combine optimization with the aid of ICA optimize performance wizard
      • Dealer support via a combine optimization value added service
    • Combine Advisor package is available as a factory-installed option on model year 2018 combines. Auto Maintain is compatible for corn, soybeans, wheat, canola, and barley.
    • HarvestSmart is included only with ProDrive™ transmission code 2020
    • Active Terrain Adjustment is an optional feature that’s orderable with sales codes 1961 or 1962
    ICA2 run pageICA2 run page

    Functionality

    Auto Maintain looks at the level at which the combine is performing, sets that as the goal, and automates combine settings to continually hit the target performance goal over and over again. Auto Maintain uses existing sensor input along with the ActiveVision cameras to make decisions for accurate combine adjustments. It does not use grain moisture as an input, however. Auto Maintain is able to hit the target goal by making adjustments to the threshing speed, concave clearance, chaffer clearance, sieve clearance, and fan speed automatically. The ActiveVision cameras have been trained by university experts to analyze the clean grain and tailings material and input that analysis into the Auto Maintain system. Auto Maintain will show the operator how it has been performing with a constantly updating historical graph of losses, grain quality, and foreign material in the clean grain. The green shaded area indicates the performance targets set. The colored lines show the ongoing levels of losses and quality. For example, the green, purple, and orange lines below show a period of time outside of the green shaded acceptable area. Auto Maintain with ActiveVision cameras recognizes this and the combine advisor package makes the appropriate adjustments to meet the set targets.

    Historical Auto Maintain performance graphHistorical Auto Maintain performance graph

    The ActiveVision cameras can detect broken and unthreshed grain. The cameras will also detect lightweight and heavy material to make the appropriate combine changes. If the operator wants to see the grain as well, the system will color highlight the broken and unthreshed grain to make it easier to analyze. The live view and historical graphs update constantly and the cameras can even tell the operator if they have debris on the lens.

    Additional Combine Advisor package features:
    Auto Maintain

    Auto Maintain with ActiveVision cameras is technology that works by automatically adjusting S700 Combine settings to maintain the ideal targeted performance. When harvesting corn, soybeans, wheat, canola, or barley, the combine will maintain the performance of everything from grain loss and grain quality to foreign material in the grain tank. The ActiveVision cameras, along with grain loss monitors, are specifically designed to identify the impact of crop condition changes and adjust the combine to maintain your target performance, allowing you to focus on other challenges of harvest.

     

    Feature benefits:

    • Simply harvest by automating the critical workload of constantly managing combine settings when conditions change
    • Increase productivity by allowing ActiveVision cameras to identify and address tough to spot problems such as cracked grain
    • Provides flexibility in planning overall business and increases the productivity of the combine independent of operator experience
    Grain analysis live viewGrain analysis live view
     

    Combine Advisor package with Auto Maintain is available as a factory-installed option on model year 2018 combines. Auto Maintain is compatible in corn, soybeans, wheat, canola, and barley. 

TriStream™ rotor designed for coarse grains and easy-threshing small grains

    The TriStream rotor is unique to John Deere because it features a slightly tapered design in the threshing area for best-in-class grain quality while dramatically reducing the growling that often comes with heavy rotor loads. The TriStream rotor is recommended for producers who harvest mainly coarse grains along with easy-threshing small grains.

     

    The spiral vanes surrounding the rotor guide the crop material through the threshing and separating area in a pull-and-release action to improve performance. This John Deere S700 Combine feature will generate less power consumption.

     

    Feature benefits:

    • TriStream rotor technology reduces the force required to move material through the combine by as much as 20 percent, maximizing fuel efficiency.
    • The rifling grooves on the threshing elements allow the bullet-shaped rotor to move material more efficiently, maximizing crop threshing performance and grain quality.
    • Heavy-duty vanes on the top covers propel the crop smoothly rearward through the length of the rotor ensuring all the threshed grain is separated.
    S700 TriStream rotorS700 TriStream rotor

    Functionality:

     

    Fifteen cast-constructed threshing elements provide superior material handling with excellent grain quality.  The elements spiral around the rotor to control material flow.  In some harvesting environments, the dense-pack configuration (nine additional threshing elements) may be necessary. 

    TriStream threshing elementsTriStream threshing elements
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    Conical top covers allow for smooth material movement within the threshing and separating area. The top covers have a radius larger than the rotor, allowing the material to expand as it travels along the top of the rotor. This design uses the pull and release action of crop material, aiding in the threshing and separating to reduce power consumption.

    Conical top coversConical top covers

Specifications

Engine

  • Engine type 13.5 L
    824 cu in.
  • Emission level Final Tier 4 / Tier 2 (Australia/New Zealand)
  • Rated speed 2,100 rpm
  • Rated power 405 kW
    543 hp
  • Power boost @ rated speed 37 kW
    50 hp
  • Fuel capacity 1,250 L
    330 gal.

Feeding

  • Drive type Fixed or multi-speed
  • Conveyor chain slat type Cast iron
  • Width 1,397 mm
    55 in.
  • Length 1,727 mm
    68 in.
  • Feed Accelerator, Stone Trap (FAST) Reverser
    Standard
    Standard

Threshing/ Separating

  • Separator type Rotary
  • Rotor length 3,124 mm
    123 in.
  • Rotor diameter 762 mm
    30 in.
  • Rotor speed range 210-1,000 rpm
  • Concave area 1.1 m2
    1,705 sq in.
  • Separating area 1.54 m2
    2,390 sq in.
  • Discharge grate area 0.45 m2
    698 sq in.

Cleaning

  • Front chaffer 0.5 m2
    801 sq in.
  • Front chaffer extension 0.8 m2
    1,224 sq in.
  • Chaffer 2.5 m2
    3,824 sq in.
  • Sieve area 2.1 m2
    3,255 sq in.
  • Total cleaning area (louvered) 5.9 m2
    9,145 sq in.
  • Cleaning fan speed 620-1,350 rpm

Grain handling

  • Grain tank size 14,100 L
    400 bu
  • Unloading auger length 6.9 or 7.9 m
    22.5 or 26 ft
  • Unloading rate 135 L/s
    3.8 bu/sec

Base weight - less head

  • Total machine 20,750 kg
    45,746 lb

Manufacturing location

  • Country USA, East Moline, Illinois