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Designers had canola growers in mind when they developed the new John Deere W170. It is designed to swath faster and easier in heavy crops like canola.

Canola is a big crop in this region and the new John Deere W170 had canola growers in mind, since it is designed to swath faster and easier in heavy crop conditions like canola.

“During benchmarking studies in heavy crop conditions, the W170 Windrower showed an impressive 20 percent productivity gain,” said Nick McKelvey, John Deere marketing manager for windrowers. “With 46 inches of ground clearance and 12-inch wider walking beams, tall windrows can flow easily beneath the machine’s frame and are corralled by a  new swath compressor. The swat compressor forms loose crop into a tight, uniform windrow, making it easier for a combine to pick up, eliminating the need for a canola roller.”

Seven draper heads are available that range in width from 15- to 45-foot widths and provide improved access to the end shield. The two larger drapers (30- and 45-foot models) have belts that are 8 inches deeper and provide 30 percent more capacity than previous belts. This gives the operator the ability to swath faster in high-yielding canola fields., McKelvey noted.

Swathing at faster speeds is accomplished by the John Deere 4.5L engine that has 12 percent more horsepower than its W155 predecessor. The engine is paired with a higher capacity variable-speed fan that can be reversed, making it easier for operators to clean. The new windrower has a 27.3 mph transport speed to facilitate faster trips from one field to another.

To aid in productivity, the windrower can be equipped with Deere’s AutoTrac guidance, which allows producers to harvest more comfortably and more accurately. It also reduces operator fatigue, save fuel be reducing overlap that will result in swathing more acres in less time.

Programmable one-touch return buttons simplify header height control, tilt, knife speed and reel operation. A belt slip warning helps operators stay ahead of potential problems like plugging. Single side hydraulic hookups make connecting or removing the header easier when it’s time to more to the next field or to change crops.

And operator comfort has not bee overlooked in this new windrower.

“A 6-inch wider cab is quieter and more comfortable than previous models,” he said. “Two trim levels for the cab are available and include a leather seat and telescoping steering. For working at night, the new W170 Windrower has eight LED lights that provide outstanding 360-degree visibility.”

Contact your local John Deere dealers for more information or visit www. JohnDeere.com/ag.

Canola is a big crop in this region and the new John Deere W170 had canola growers in mind, since it is designed to swath faster and easier in heavy crop conditions like canola.

“During benchmarking studies in heavy crop conditions, the W170 Windrower showed an impressive 20 percent productivity gain,” said Nick McKelvey, John Deere marketing manager for windrowers. “With 46 inches of ground clearance and 12-inch wider walking beams, tall windrows can flow easily beneath the machine’s frame and are corralled by a  new swath compressor. The swat compressor forms loose crop into a tight, uniform windrow, making it easier for a combine to pick up, eliminating the need for a canola roller.”

Seven draper heads are available that range in width from 15- to 45-foot widths and provide improved access to the end shield. The two larger drapers (30- and 45-foot models) have belts that are 8 inches deeper and provide 30 percent more capacity than previous belts. This gives the operator the ability to swath faster in high-yielding canola fields., McKelvey noted.

Swathing at faster speeds is accomplished by the John Deere 4.5L engine that has 12 percent more horsepower than its W155 predecessor. The engine is paired with a higher capacity variable-speed fan that can be reversed, making it easier for operators to clean. The new windrower has a 27.3 mph transport speed to facilitate faster trips from one field to another.

To aid in productivity, the windrower can be equipped with Deere’s AutoTrac guidance, which allows producers to harvest more comfortably and more accurately. It also reduces operator fatigue, save fuel be reducing overlap that will result in swathing more acres in less time.

Programmable one-touch return buttons simplify header height control, tilt, knife speed and reel operation. A belt slip warning helps operators stay ahead of potential problems like plugging. Single side hydraulic hookups make connecting or removing the header easier when it’s time to more to the next field or to change crops.

And operator comfort has not bee overlooked in this new windrower.

“A 6-inch wider cab is quieter and more comfortable than previous models,” he said. “Two trim levels for the cab are available and include a leather seat and telescoping steering. For working at night, the new W170 Windrower has eight LED lights that provide outstanding 360-degree visibility.”

Contact your local John Deere dealers for more information or visit www. JohnDeere.com/ag.

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