Visitors to the John Deere plot at Grassland 2008 will be able
to see, for the first time at a public working demonstration, a
new 7750 i Series self-propelled forage harvester, equipped with
AutoTrac automatic steering and a Kemper 460 Champion maize header.
The new 7750 i Series self-propelled forage harvester equipped
with AutoTrac automatic steering and a Kemper 460 Champion maize
This new header is a 6m (eight row), large drum, row independent
unit, and is particularly designed to handle very tall plants and
difficult, laid crops to reduce harvesting losses. The demonstration
will also highlight the Kemper range’s new optional automatic
header control, using a specially constructed ramp. Designed for
undulating ground, this features active management of the header
height and tilt using information from sensors on the header feelers.
John Deere’s unique HarvestLab system will also be demonstrated
in the event’s special grass management forums, sponsored by
Keenan and organised in conjunction with the British Grassland Society.
The HarvestLab dry matter sensor is a near infra-red (NIR) unit that
fits on the forager spout and provides an easy to use, fast and reliable
method of checking dry matter content in the field, allowing the
operator to view continuously updated moisture and yield information
on the cab’s AMS GreenStar display.
In combination with the forager’s AutoLOC system, HarvestLab
allows the operator to preset the forager to automatically adjust
the length of cut on the move, depending on the dry matter content
of the crop being harvested.
It can also be easily removed from the spout to allow it to be used
for stationary feed analysis of different forage ingredients. The
demonstration will illustrate how, by providing accurate analysis
of the silage dry matter content, the HarvestLab system can allow
dairy farmers to calculate the precise amount of dry matter that
is ultimately fed to their animals, which can result in increased
yields and improved animal health.
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