John Deere 608C Corn Head is an 8 row unit with 30 inch spacing. Came from a local farmer who used it this season.
|Hydraulic deck plate||yes|
|Gatherer Points…Low profile floating type hinged above gatherer chains|
|Center and outer Gatherers…Hinged, quick removable|
|Gatherer Chains…Heavy-duty 620 endless steel roller chain with chromed pins (no master connection link)|
|Minimum Clearance between Gatherer Chains and Ground…32 mm (1-1/4 in.)|
|Row Unit Drive…Enclosed gear box with gears submerged in lubricant; driven by input hex. shafts|
|Gatherer Chain Adjustment…Spring-loaded self-adjusting|
|Stalk Rolls…Spiral-pointed, flute-type (2 per row unit)|
|Deck Plate Adjustment…Hydraulically adjusted|
|Slip Clutch…One per row unit plus auger drive|
|Trash Knives…Full length one piece heat-treated steel|
|Weight…Approx. 3,260 kg (7187 lb)|
|Transport Width…3.30 m (10 ft 9.9 in.)|
|Operating Width…6.075 m (19 ft 11.9 in.)|
|Overall Width…6.075 m (19 ft 11.9 in.)|
|Transport Height…2.275 m (7 ft 5.6 in.)|
|Operating Height…1.3 m (4 ft 3.2 in.)|
|Length…3.2 m (10 ft 5.9 in.)|
The entrance into the auger bed floor of the 608C Corn Head has been lowered in comparison to previous John Deere corn heads. This enables gravity to do its job and let crop follow the slope designed into the auger bed and move it quickly away from the row unit.
The opposed knife stalk rolls are the best equipment when the typical harvesting condition is dry corn and using the StalkMaster™ stalk chopping option.
- Majority of stalk material will be sized at 12 inches or longer to provide soil protection from wind and water.
- Designed to harvest with low power consumption for high performance and low fuel consumption.
Manufactured of highly durable material for longer wear life.
Theory of Operation:
Rolls are designed with eight opposed, full-length blades that result in better stalk control, improved stalk processing, and reduced material-other-than-grain (MOG) intake. This eight-blade design improves function and reduces localized blade wear in the front of the rolls. Rolls are constructed of austempered ductile iron material with a dual coating in the front 7.6 cm (3 in.) of high-wear zone for longer life.
The stalk rolls turn at 1050 rpm when back shaft speed is at 700 rpm. The tip speed compared to the gathering chain speed is optimized to reduce MOG intake and increase overall capacity while minimizing losses.
The single-piece cast knife roll design provides excellent serviceability when replacement is required.
Hydraulically adjustable deck plates