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Double productivity without increasing speed

CH9 Series Two-Row Harvester CH9 Series Two-Row Harvester

The John Deere CH9 Series Two-Row Harvester provides double the productivity of a single row-unit in most conditions by harvesting two rows of cane simultaneously at the same speed.

 

Feature benefits:

  • Loads wagon in half the time
  • Reduces infield transport requirement by 28 percent
  • Reduces fuel consumption by 30 percent
  • 36 percent fewer operators are needed

Functionality:

Since the CH9 Series models harvest at the same speed as the single-row units in most conditions, the wagons are loaded in half the time, reducing total infield transport equipment cycle time considerably. In a typical operation, this translates into 50 percent fewer harvesters, 28 percent fewer tractors and wagons, and 36 percent fewer operators required per front while saving 30 percent in fuel. In multi-front operations, this additional harvesting capacity can also be used to decrease the number of fronts by increasing their quotas. Regardless of the solution adopted, the total number of operators, tractors, wagons, and harvesters is reduced significantly.

Improved yield with controlled traffic

Controlled traffic with CH9 Series (A - hardpan interrow, B - undisturbed interrow, and C - hardpan interrow Controlled traffic with CH9 Series (A - hardpan interrow, B - undisturbed interrow, and C - hardpan interrow

The CH9 Series tread matches the row spacing so the tracks travel centered on the interrow away from the stubble. By straddling two rows, the center interrow remains untouched, leaving 50 percent of the rows are undisturbed. In addition, the compacted area is reduced by 60 percent, fostering better growing conditions for improved yield and ratoon life.

 

Feature benefits:

  • Matching tread to row spacing
  • 60 percent less compacted area
  • Untouched center interrow for 50 percent of rows undisturbed
  • Improves yield and ratoon life
  • 30 to 50 percent cane loss reduction
Root system development with and without compaction Root system development with and without compaction

Functionality:

By straddling two rows, the center interrow remains untouched so 50 percent of the rows are undisturbed. In addition, the compacted area is reduced by 60 percent. Thanks to better cane growing conditions fostered by the John Deere two-row harvester system, improved yield and ratoon life are expected.

Reduce cane loss with the redesigned cleaning system

CH9 Series cleaning system in action CH9 Series cleaning system in action

Wider entry to the primary extractor, less billet contact with the fan, and a 78 percent larger secondary extractor reduce cane loss while maintaining low extraneous matter levels. In addition, only 50 percent of the uncut rows are exposed to contact with the harvester for further loss reduction.

 

Feature benefits:

  • Low extraneous matter levels
  • 30 to 50 percent cane loss reduction
  • Operate at low fan rpm to save fuel
Primary extractor with wide cane entry Primary extractor with wide cane entry
122-cm (48-in.) secondary extractor 122-cm (48-in.) secondary extractor

Functionality:

Twice the pour rate of a single-row unit required reengineering of the cleaning system to deliver high-quality cane. The CH9 Series Sugar Cane Harvester optimizes the use of the primary extractor cleaning area with wider entry offered by the longer chopper drums. It is in this first section where most of the trash removal takes place. Relocating the fan further back and tapering the cane inlet greatly contributes to cleaning efficiency and reduced loss.

 

Lower loss is also possible thanks to the higher cane flow that minimizes the risk of billets being pulled away by the fan.

 

A redesigned, higher-capacity secondary extractor with tapered inlet and 78 percent larger area provides even more cleaning before the cane is loaded into the wagon.

Reduce downtime during the season with larger, more robust components

CH9 Series Two-Row Harvester CH9 Series Two-Row Harvester

The John Deere CH9 Series Two-Row Harvester was designed with both durability and value in mind. CH9 Series components can handle the most unforgiving conditions while providing dependable performance throughout the harvest. Longer life and ease of service dramatically reduce downtime and boost productivity, putting more money in your pocket where it belongs.

 

Feature benefits:

  • Heavy-duty tracks double the life before a major overhaul is needed
  • 50 percent larger displacement engine
  • High-wear resistant elevator doubles the hours before major repair is needed
  • Robust final drives with 60 percent longer life
Rugged CH9 Series Sugar Cane Harvester Rugged CH9 Series Sugar Cane Harvester

Functionality:

The CH9 Series components have been overdesigned to ensure long-term durability. The John Deere 13.6L (830-cu in.) engine is 50 percent larger than the CH570 9.0L (549-cu in.) engine, and the Tier 3 option uses no more than 70 percent of the maximum power capacity available for other applications. The harvester uses John Deere 850 Crawler Dozer tracks that are two levels above the single-row tracks and won’t need to be refurbished during the season. The elevator is 30 percent larger, and it uses harden steel floors, strips, and sprockets plus heavy-duty slats and bearings. Higher torque capacity gears and bearings are used on the final drive, which provide 60 percent longer life.

Efficiently harvest two rows of cane independently using the RowAdapt™ system

CH9 Series equipped with RowAdapt in base CH9 Series equipped with RowAdapt in base

With the John Deere exclusive RowAdapt system, the CH9 Series Sugar Cane Harvester adjusts automatically to different row profiles, row cultures, and changing terrain.

 

Feature benefits:

  • Independent basecutter control system adjusts the cutting height for each row individually to compensate for terrain variations.
  • Contour basecutter height control system ensures the cane is cut at the desired height, resulting in higher sugar yield, cleaner cane, and healthier stubble for improved future crops.
  • Floating crop divider technology allows the crop dividers to follow the ground profile independently without plowing to reduce soil content, cane losses, and soil disturbance while efficiently lifting downed cane.
Basecutters adapt to row height variations Basecutters adapt to row height variations

Functionality:

Once the contour basecutter height control and floating crop divider have been enabled, the RowAdapt system is ready to go to work.

 

The basecutters are independent and will accommodate height differences of up to 200 mm (7.9 in.) between the two rows being cut on uneven terrain.

 

The crop divider floating control system is calibrated so that the appropriate pressure is exerted on the interrow to allow the base of the crop dividers to barely contact the ground. At the same time, it keeps the toe under lodged crop so that the scrolls lift up and feed the cane effectively into the harvester throat.

 

The contour basecutter height control system uses the crop dividers’ position and disk cutting pressure inputs to operate. The system automatically adjusts to the target cutting height selected by the operator.  

Key Specs

Engine Make John Deere
Standard power @ 2100 rpm 360 kW
485 hp
490 CV
Cooling system type Automatically controlled, hydraulically driven reversing cooling fan
Fuel capacity 1135 L
300 gal.
Standard chain and shoes Sealed chain
Shoes: 40.6 cm
16 in.
Maximum whole topper reach 4.2 m
13.75 ft
Crop dividers: Float control Automatic float control
Basecutter: Standard disc diameter 58.4 cm
23 in.
Chopper: Standard blade configuration Ten blade (five per drum), differential
Fan diameter 1.5 m
5 ft

Engine

Make John Deere
Model 6136NW301
Family
Emission certification Tier 3/Stage III A
Standard power @ 2100 rpm
Standard power @ 2000 rpm
Standard power @ 1900 rpm 360 kW
485 hp
490 CV
Standard power @ 1700 rpm 400 kW
540 hp
544 CV
Optional engine model 6136NW401
Optional engine emission certification Final Tier 4/Stage IV
Optional power @ 2100 rpm 420 kW
567 hp
572 CV
Optional power @ 2000 rpm 440 kW
595 hp
600 CV
Cylinders Inline six, wet sleeves
Displacement 13.6 L
830 cu in.
Injection pump Electronically controlled
Aspiration Turbocharger with air-to-air aftercooling
Engine speeds Low idle
800 rpm
Full throttle
1900 rpm
Alternator 200 amp
12 V

Cooling system

Type Automatically controlled, hydraulically driven reversing cooling fan

Transmission

Type Two hydrostatic pumps providing variable speed
Track machine travel speed 0 to 9.0 km/h
0 to 5.6 mph

Brakes

Parking Multiple wet disk, spring applied hydraulic released

Capacities

Fuel 1135 L
300 gal.
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) (Tier 4 Engine only) 78.2 L
20.7 gal.
Hydraulic oil 309 L
81.6 gal.

Tracks

Sprocket Five-segment, bolt-on sprocket
Track guides Welded guides with bolted wear plates
Rollers Eight bottom rollers and two carrier rollers
Standard straight track shoe width
Standard track chain
Track tread width Standard: 2.75 m
9 ft
Optional: 3 m
9.83 ft
Standard chain and shoes Chain and shoes, option 1
Sealed and chain with 560-mm (22-in.) bent shoes for 3-m (9.83-ft) tread option only
Sealed and lubricated chain with 406.4-mm (16-in.) bent shoes
Optional bent track shoe widths
Optional track chain

Cab and controls

Air conditioning Pressurized cab with air conditioning and heating
Front-tipping cab
Seat Air suspension with swivel
Radio Standard premium with Bluetooth® wireless
Emergency shut-off switch
Pressurized cab
GPS guidance AutoTrac ready standard
Connectivity JDLink™ ready
Speedometer
Data management

Lights

Standard
Optional
Cab Four halogen head lights and four working light-emitting diode (LED) lights
Auxillary for loading Four LED lights
Service Two LED lights on topper boom and two halogen lights on engine/cooling package compartment

Topper

Drive Hydraulic, reversible
Shock absorption Nitrogen accumulator
Maximum whole topper reach 4.2 m
13.75 ft
Severing disc Eight bolt-on blades
Whole topper
Shredder topper
Extended width whole topper

Crop dividers

Type
Crop divider assemblies Two side assemblies and one center assembly
Center crop divider assembly scrolls Includes two inside scrolls
Side crop divider assemblies scrolls Includes one inside and one outside scroll each
Scrolls
Drive Hydraulic, reversible
Inside scrolls approach angle 46 degree (angle)
Factory hard surfacing Skirts, slip-on shoes, toes
Float control Automatic float control
Tilt control Hydraulic

Crop divider knives

Side knives Two
Center knife One
Drive Hydraulic, reversible
Height control Hydraulic
Blades Three bolt-on blades per disk

Knockdown rollers

Knockdown roller assemblies Two assemblies consisting of one front and one lower roller each
Drive Hydraulic, reversible
Manual height adjustment
Hydraulic height adjustment Synchronized front and lower roller travel

Basecutter

Basecutters Center to center distance
140 cm
55.1 in.
Two independent
Drive Hydraulic, reversible
Height control Automatic contour basecutter height control
Discs per box Two
Legs Vertical with bolt-on wear plates
Gearbox housing Cast
Standard drive
Optional drive
Standard disc diameter 58.4 cm
23 in.
Optional disc diameter
Discs center distance 63 cm
24.8 in.
Number of blades per disc Five

Buttlifter

Buttlifters Two
Drive Hydraulic, reversible
Type Four-bar open

Feedrollers

Drive Hydraulic, reversible drive
Number of rollers
Feed train assemblies Two front split feed trains and one rear common feed train
Feedroller train Each feed train has upper floating rollers and lower feedrollers
Front split feed trains number of rollers Each feed train has four upper rollers and four lower rollers including the buttlifter
Rear feed train number of rollers Three upper rollers and four lower rollers including the transition roller
Bearing location External

Chopper

Drive Hydraulic, reversible
Drum center distance 38.1 cm
15 in.
Bearing location External
Blade width 9.5 cm
3.74 in.
Blade configuration Standard
10 blade (five per drum), overlap
Option 1
Eight blade (four per drum), overlap
Sill roller Standard

Primary extractor

Fan drive Hydrostatic, variable speed
Fan diameter 1.5 m
5 ft
Fan number of blades Four
Maximum fan speed 930 rpm
Hood rotation Hydraulically controlled
Wear ring Highly abrasive-resistant steel

Elevator

Chain adjustment Grease cylinder
Sprocket drive Hydraulic motor driven, reversible
Width 112 cm
44.1 in.
Elevator swing Hydraulically controlled, trunnion cylinders
Total swing angle 170 degree (angle)
Shock absorption Nitrogen accumulator
Slat height
Optional elevator extensions

Secondary extractor

Fan drive Hydraulic
Fan number of blades Three
Fan diameter 1.22 m
4 ft
Hood rotation, degrees
Bin flap position Hydraulically controlled

Weight

Machine weight 35,545 kg
78,363.2 lb
Weight may vary with options

Additional information

Date collected 17 January 2020

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