676 Rotary Harvesting Unit

676 Rotary Harvesting Unit


  • Drum cutting
  • Row scrapers and cleaners
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Intake fingers and gatherer drums for secure crop guidance

After the fast-rotating blades cut the plant, the intake fingers push the plant into the gatherer drums that rotate in the same direction at low speeds. Every plant is pushed into the teeth of the gatherer drum. The special-designed shape of the teeth ensures that both small and big plants are conveyed in a secure way.

In the machine, the plants are taken off the gatherer drum at the back of the drum by scrapers. Depending on the width of the header, they are forwarded to cross-feed drums or immediately fed into the angled feed drums in the middle of the machine.

Intake fingers push every plant into the gatherer drum Intake fingers push every plant into the gatherer drum

Key feature:

  • Every plant is individually and securely pushed into the gatherer drum (Performance).

Fast-turning saw blades cut all kinds of crop

Saw blades with changeable segments Saw blades with changeable segments

The saw blades of John Deere rotary crop headers cut quickly and thoroughly at a high speed of rotation. As the fast turning blades cut the full width, crops can be harvested regardless of the row spacing. Thanks to this row-independent harvesting technology, the field can be worked from any side, which is particularly important for down crop.

The fast-turning saw blades allow crops with a lot of weeds to be harvested easily. Besides corn, a wide range of crops such as sorghum, whole crop silage, oilseed canola, pampas grass, and miscanthus can be harvested.

Key features:

  • Fast-turning saw blades can cut in difficult harvesting conditions to give the operator increased uptime.
  • Headers can be used in various stemmed crops and there is no need for extra headers, which saves on the cost of operation.

Lengthwise feeding for optimal chopping quality

Bundled, lengthwise feeding toward the feed rolls Bundled, lengthwise feeding toward the feed rolls

Even feeding of the harvested crop bundled lengthwise to the chopper unit of the self-propelled forage harvester (SPFH) is crucial for an even cut. Only even, lengthwise feeding allows for the full use of the power installed on the SPFH.


Key feature:

  • Bundling of lengthwise stalks is the basis for perfect cutting (Performance).


Rotary harvesting unit

Length 2.2 m
7.2 ft
Overall width 4.6 m
15.1 ft
Height 1.2 m
3.7 ft
Transport height
Operating width 4.6 m
14.8 ft
Transport width 2.5 m
8.1 ft
Weight 2,055 kg
4,530 lb

Revolution rating calculated with forage harvester at a standstill without load

Engine rpm 2,330 rpm
Header drive shaft (shift rod pulled out for slow speed) 390 rpm
Gathering drum Large
21 rpmSmall
36 rpm
Cutting blades for gathering drum Large
637 rpmSmall
1,148 rpm
Feed drums 54 rpm
Cross feed drums

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