With a mission of featuring the latest technology available on the market, the Expo is excited to host John Deere as a returning vendor.  This year, the company will bring for the first time to the North American market the new CP770 cotton picker, as part of the company’s third generation of round-bale cotton harvesters.

“We are honored to host the first public unveiling of the John Deere CP770 cotton picker in the field demos at the 43rd Sunbelt Ag Expo. We have always prided ourselves on showing the latest technology that the marketplace has to offer to enhance our farmers’ economic and environmental sustainability,” said Chip Blalock, Sunbelt Expo executive director.

The John Deere 690 was introduced to the market in 2015 as an update to the John Deere 7760, which a decade ago changed on-the-go harvest and ginning with its round modules.

In a recent press release, Christopher Murray, John Deere product marketing manager, said the new 770s are more than an update. The project started four years ago and included direct input from growers across the U.S. cotton belt, including in the Southeast, Midsouth and Southwest, along with global customers, such as in Australia.

The results are two cotton harvesters, he said, 75% all-new from the ground-up with a platform John Deere can use for many years.  The CP770 has the new John Deere PRO16 HS Row Unit, fitted with high-speed stalk lifters and ‘ultra-fast’ cotton-grabbing spindles, and it makes round modules 2% larger and 5% more dense than its predecessor. Once it collects the cotton, the CP770 can wrap and eject a module in just over 30 seconds.

If you want to see the latest cotton picker available, be sure to visit this year’s Expo, October 19-21.  Purchase your tickets online at sunbeltexpo.com.  We can’t wait for you to be with us!