Combines now come with the 600 series corn heads, including the company’s first 16- and 18-row heads. “Customers have been asking for larger corn heads,” says Josh Herting, product manager at John Deere Harvester Works.

The 600 series StalkMaster heads have row-unit chopping disconnects that allow the chopping feature to be disengaged on the go, as well as improved header height control which senses farther forward and on outer rows.

And if you want a flexible-draper platform, Deere introduces the new 600FD HydraFlex Draper, which is available in 35- and 40-ft. models.

“The proven HydraFlex technology, coupled with a low-profile cut height, will give produces the ground-shaved results they desire in soybeans,” Herting says.