Unveiled at last week’s Innov- Agri in France, the latest models comprise the five-walker C7205 and the six-walker C7206.
Each is available in standard (drum-and-concave plus beater), TS (with the addition of rigid-finger Turbo Separator) and TSB (separator plus Deutz-Fahr’s Balance automatic slope compensation system) specification.
The last of these keeps the machine body level on lateral gradients up to 20% and copes with longitudinal slopes up to 6%. It also works in conjunction with automatic cutterbar and elevator levelling.
Built on a redesigned and strengthened chassis, the combines have a new monocoque rear axle with optional powered assistance.
Meanwhile Deutz engines power both machines – a 7.8-litre unit producing a maximum 334hp in the C7206/TS/TSB and a 6.1-litre motor generating 287hp in the C7205TS/TSB and 250hp in the standard C7205.
Deutz-Fahr sticks with its established Maxi Crop threshing system, led by a 0.6m-diameter drum that’s 1.27m wide on the 7205 and measures 1.52m on the 7206. Its speed can be electrically adjusted in two ranges, from 210-625rpm and 420-1,250rpm, and it runs over a multi-segment concave with a 121deg pitch. Front and rear concave positions can be independently adjusted from the cab.
This is followed by a straw beater and, on TS/TSB combines, a rigid-finger turbo separator, which is claimed to maintain harvesting speed even in green, wet or weedy straw. The gap between its 10 rows of fingers and the concave below can be electrically adjusted in five different positions depending on the level of aggression required.
Sieve area covers 5.28sq m on the 7205 and 6.32sq m on the 7206, with an adjustable pre-sieve as an option. Unthreshed heads are dealt with by Deutz-Fahr’s trademark pair of returns re-threshers, which discharge directly on to the grain pan.
Up front, in addition to standard cutterbars of up to 9m, Deutz-Fahr is now offering moveable knife headers. Available in cutting widths of 5.5, 6.5 and 7.5m, they provide 700mm of forward-back stepless movement, to a maximum of 1,070mm.
Grain tanks hold 9,500 litres on the C7206 and 8,500 litres on the smaller machine, with a 90 litres/sec unloading rate.
Users of Deutz-Fahr tractors will find familiar touches in the revised Commander V cab which, as with the marque’s Agrotrons, has been created in collaboration with Italian designer Giugiaro. There are new operator and passenger seats, revised instrumentation, and that must-have in every combine cab, a fridge.
On the options list are 760mm-wide rubber tracks, which provide a total 3.5m length of ground contact area.
The new combines are available for next harvest. No prices yet.
Deutz engines power both models – a 7.8-litre unit with 334hp and a 6.1-litre with 287hp and 250hp.