W260

Windrower

  • Integrated AutoTrac™ delivers faster cutting speeds while maintaining crop quality.
  • Constant header speed allows you to set and maintain the best header speed for the crop and conditions, regardless of ground or engine speed.
  • The W260 is JDLink™ enabled. You or your dealer can remotely monitor the machine to ensure optimal operation and keep tabs on routine maintenance.
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Features

Flexible cab options

W200 Series cabW200 Series cab

The W200 Series Self-Propelled Windrowers feature the largest cab in their class, designed to maximize operator comfort and machine productivity for long harvest days. The W200 Series’ four distinct cab options provide flexibility in matching the right features for every operation.

All configurations come standard with the following:

  • JDLink™ system enabled
  • AutoTrac™ assisted steering system ready
  • 12 percent light-tinted rear window
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Business-band ready
  • Interior rearview mirror
  • Two halogen rear work lights

Choose from a variety of options the economy, standard, premium, and ultimate cab packages offer in terms of external lighting and mirrors, windshield wiper, sun shades, operator seat, upholstery, storage, refrigerator, radio, steering column, CommandARM™ controls, and display. 

Economy cab
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  1. Radio ready
  2. Six halogen front lights
  3. Single-blade windshield wiper
  4. Premium storage, upholstery, and styling
  5. Two manual, foldable, cab-mounted exterior mirrors (not pictured)
  6. Single-tilt steering column with telescoping controls (not pictured)
  7. 18-cm (7-in.) GreenStar™ 3 CommandCenter™ Display (non touch) (not pictured)
  8. Standard seat with air suspension, swivel, and fore-aft attenuation (not pictured)
Standard cab
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FootrestsFootrests
  1. Standard AM/FM/WB/CD radio
  2. Eight halogen front lights
  3. Dual-blade windshield wiper
  4. Premium storage, upholstery, and styling
  5. Two manual, foldable, cab-mounted exterior mirrors (not pictured)
  6. Dual-tilt steering column with telescoping controls (not pictured)
  7. 18-cm (7-in.) GreenStar 3 CommandCenter Display (touch) (not pictured)
  8. Premium seat with lateral attenuation and a low-frequency suspension (not pictured)
  9. Footrests
Premium cab
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FootrestsFootrests
  1. Premium AM/FM/WB/XM/Bluetooth® radio with subwoofer and armrest controls
  2. Four halogen and four light-emitting diode (LED) front lights
  3. Dual-blade windshield wiper
  4. Premium storage, upholstery, and styling
  5. Two manual, foldable, cab-mounted exterior mirrors (not pictured)
  6. Dual-tilt steering column with telescoping controls (not pictured)
  7. 18-cm (7-in.) GreenStar 3 CommandCenter Display (touch) (not pictured)
  8. Premium seat with lateral attenuation and a low-frequency suspension (not pictured)
  9. Front and rear sunshade
  10. Active refrigerator
  11. Footrests
Ultimate cab
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FootrestsFootrests
  1. Premium AM/FM/WB/XM/Bluetooth radio with subwoofer and armrest controls
  2. Four halogen and four LED front lights
  3. Dual-blade windshield wiper
  4. Ultimate storage, upholstery, and styling
  5. Two manual, foldable, cab-mounted exterior mirrors (not pictured)
  6. Dual-tilt steering column with telescoping controls (not pictured)
  7. 26-cm (10-in.) GreenStar 3 2630 Display on the CommandARM (not pictured)
  8. Premium seat with lateral attenuation and a low frequency suspension (not pictured)
  9. Front and rear sunshade
  10. Active refrigerator
  11. Footrests

 For a summary of all cab features, reference figure below:

 

Economy cab

Standard cab

Premium cab

Ultimate cab

Standard features

    
JDLink enabled

X

X

X

X

AutoTrac-ready

X

X

X

X

12 percent luminous transmittance (LT) tinted rear window

X

X

X

X

Automatic temperature control

X

X

X

X

Business-band ready

X

X

X

X

Interior rearview mirror

X

X

X

X

Two rear halogen work lights

X

X

X

X

Package options

Entertainment    
Radio-ready

X

   
Standard AM/FM/WB/CD radio 

X

  
Premium AM/FM/WB/XM/Bluetooth radio 

 

X

X

Armrest display    
18 cm-(7-in.) GreenStar 3 CommandCenter (non-touch)

X

   
18 cm-(7-in.) GreenStar 3 CommandCenter (touch) 

X

X

 
26-cm (10-in.) GreenStar 3 2630 on CommandARM   

X

Seat    
Standard

X

   
Premium 

X

X

X

Steering column    
Single-tilt with telescoping controls

X

   
Dual-tilt with telescoping controls 

X

X

X

Footrests    
Operator footrests 

X

X

X

Upholstery, storage, and styling    
Premium

X

X

X

 
Ultimate   

X

Exterior lighting    
Six halogen front lights

X

   
Eight halogen front lights 

X

  
Four halogen and four LED front lights  

X

X

Exterior mirrors    
Two manual, foldable, cab-mounted mirrors

X

X

  
Two manual, foldable, cab-mounted mirrors  

X

X

Windshield wipers    
Single blade

X

   
Dual blade

 

X

X

X

Sunshades    
Front sunshade  

X

X

Rear sunshade 

 

X

X

Refrigerator    
Active refrigerator  

X

X

 

 

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Better visibility means better harvesting

Forward visibility
Forward visibilityForward visibility

Forward visibility is unequaled with the W200 Series Windrower cab. A large, wide-angle front windshield and cab-centered operator seat provide an unobstructed panoramic perspective from side-to-side and top-to-bottom. Operators can quickly scan the work area without having to look around cab obstructions.

 

The cab position relative to previous 450 models has been raised slightly and moved forward, providing better visibility of the platform and cutterbar.

Side-to-side visibility
Clear view of platformClear view of platform

Custom-shaped left- and right-windows and narrow cab cornerposts provide nearly 180 degrees of visibility scan in order to monitor all sizes of headers in the field and on the road.

 

The redesigned cornerpost display, swiveling CommandARM™ controls with display, and the ability to flip up the third display allow increased visibility during road transport.

Tinted rear window

Standard on all cab options, the 12-percent luminous transmittance (LT) tinted rear window reduces glare and reflection on cab controls, displays, and adjacent windows and helps to regulate cab temperature.

Optimize machine settings with CommandARM™ controls and CommandCenter™ Display

CommandARM
CommandARMCommandARM

The CommandARM provides the operator with unmatched control of the windrower and platform. Controls are designed and positioned to enhance operator ergonomics and are easy to locate and use. Operators will appreciate the common look and feel of these control consoles in the windrowers, which are similar to the design used in John Deere tractors and combines. 

 

Adjustment of the CommandARM meets the needs of every operator; it adjusts at an angle, fore and aft, and up and down for precise operator comfort.

 

The CommandARM provides access to the most frequently-used windrower controls:

  • Field/road speed range
  • Throttle: low idle, variable idle, high idle
  • Platform engage/disengage
  • Float adjust
  • Platform speed adjustments
  • Windrow merger speed, raise, lower (if equipped)
  • Road hazard engage/disengage
  • GreenStar™ 3 CommandCenter Display navigation
  • Display menu shortcut buttons
  • Climate control switches
  • Work light switches
  • Beacon light switches
  • Hazard light switch
  • Remote audio and radio tuning switches
Multifunction control lever

The controls vital to the operation of the W200 Series Windrowers are conveniently located on the multifunction control lever.
 
The ergonomic multifunction control lever gives the operator fingertip control of the following functions:

 

Rotary traction unit

Draper traction unit

APlatform float suspension adjustment, windrow merger position controlReel raise/lower for/aft adjustment
BPlatform presets 
 Preset 1: Full platform raisePreset 1: Platform height, reel, tilt raise position
 Preset 2: Platform lower, AutoTrac™ automatic guidance engagePreset 2: Platform advanced header control (AHC) resume, AutoTrac engage
 Preset 3: Toggle between two platform speed setpointsPreset 3: Platform AHC resume
CAutoTrac resume (double tap to center track guidance line)AutoTrac resume (double tap to center track guidance line)
DIncrease/decrease platform speed setpointIncrease/decrease reel speed setpoint
EWindrow merger enable/disableReel reverse
FPlatform raise/lower and tilt adjustmentPlatform raise/lower and tilt adjustment

 

Multifunction control leverMultifunction control lever

The multifunction control lever is also associated with the following functions:

  • Forward/reverse ground speed
  • Automatically disengages the parking brake when moved from the park position with the engine running; the parking brake is automatically engaged when placed in park
  • With platform enabled and on rotary traction units only, automatically raises platform when moved from forward to reverse position to prevent wrapping cut crop into conditioning rolls
GreenStar 3 CommandCenter Display
CommandCenter DisplayCommandCenter Display

The GreenStar 3 CommandCenter Display is the central information system on all W200 Series Self-Propelled Windrowers. The GreenStar 3 CommandCenter Display provides:

  • Header and diagnostic information vital to operation
  • Adjustment of machine settings
  • Infotainment access (if equipped)
  • Interface to AMS applications and components
  • Access to more machine diagnostic information enhancing serviceability
  • Textual information on diagnostic trouble codes
  • Interface to engine after-treatment system

Based on the choice of cab package, the W200 Series come with either an 18-cm (7-in.) display available in a touchscreen or non-touchscreen configuration or a 26-cm (10-in.) touchscreen display.

Primary display unit (PDU)

The PDU features state-of-the-art electronic instrumentation and blends well with the narrow, right-hand cab post, providing excellent visibility to the header. The PDU is divided into an upper and lower region. The upper region provides traction unit information and the lower region provides platform specific information.

W200 Series Windrower PDUW200 Series Windrower PDU

 Traction unit information provided by the upper region (as seen in above image):

  • (A) Stop, alarm, and information indicators
  • (B) Engine power meter
  • (C) Engine coolant temp
  • (D) Park indicator
  • (E) Turn signals
  • (F) Diesel exhaust fluid gauge
  • (G) Fuel gauge
  • (H) High beam indicator
  • (I) Exhaust filter cleaning indicator
  • (J) Engine rpm
  • (K) Ground speed

 

Platform specific information provided in the lower region:

 

 

Rotary platform

Draper platform

LPlatform speedPlatform speed
MFloat pressureReel speed
NSelected presetSelected preset
O

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Platform height/preset height indicator

P

---

Auto reel speed active

Q

---

Auto reel position active

R

---

Auto height sensing active

S

---

Auto tilt resume active

T

---

Platform level indicator

Efficient cooling packages control engine and oil temperatures

Radiator screen assemblyRadiator screen assembly

The W200 Series features several improvements over previous designs to keep the engine operating at optimal levels and improving engine life. Design features include:

  • Increased screen area of 19 percent provides more air flow through the cooling package than previous models.
  • Smooth, rounded path inside the wand and ducts keeps debris from slowing and plugging.
  • Air lab engineered and field-tested ducting sized for air velocity and continual removal of debris.
  • Wand backer plate helps stop debris from being sucked against the screen from the cooling fan for better cleaning performance.
  • Cool air intake draws air from above chassis minimizing debris intake to cooling package.
  • Stamped metal rear screen provides easier cleaning.
  • Air-conditioner condenser and oil cooler assembly swing out for easy serviceability and cleaning
Oil cooler and air-conditioner assemblyOil cooler and air-conditioner assembly

The W200 Series are tested in tough conditions of over 100°F to ensure the drives stay properly cooled for maximum life and reliability. The 94.6-L (25-gal) oil reservoir supplies oil to the pumps. Oil is cooled as it passes through the combination oil cooler and air-conditioner condenser assembly at the rear of the machine. 

 

Live monitoring of the hydraulic oil temp at the left- and right-drive motors and reservoir limit switch protects against overheating during drive motor stall or high-grade terrain conditions.

Variable speed fan driveVariable speed fan drive

The newly designed, eight-blade cooling fan incorporates a viscous drive system providing precise control over fan speed during operation. Optimization of the viscous fan speed leads to significant reductions in parasitic losses in certain operating conditions. 

 

The fan speed is controlled by various factors such as engine coolant temperature, intake manifold air temperature, or hydraulic oil temperature. This level of control allows the fan to operate only at the required speed to keep the engine and cooling package at optimal operating temperature and thus reducing engine noise levels.

Heavy-duty drive pumps and final drives provide power for any terrain

Heavy-duty drive pumps
Heavy-duty drive pumpsHeavy-duty drive pumps

The W200 Series Self-Propelled Windrowers feature heavy-duty Sauer-Danfoss® drive pumps, providing flow to larger, heavy-duty, bent axis wheel drive motors for increased power and higher ground speeds in the field and transport operating range. The pumps and wheel motor housings are made of heavy-duty cast iron for quiet and reliable operation.
 
Increased engine horsepower, heavy-duty drive pumps, and wheel motors create:

  • More available ground torque for better management of hilly terrain
  • Easier loading of the windrower onto the trailer for transport
  • Provides increased reliability of the hydrostatic components

Servo-controls used on the hydrostatic pumps:

  • Provide excellent control with minimal operator effort for steering or speed control
  • Hydrostatic drive control lever maintains desired position when operating on hilly terrain
  • Simplifies linkages for added reliability
  • Reduces noise and vibration in the cab
Distribution gearcaseDistribution gearcase

The distribution gearcase drives the rotary platform pump and wheel motor pumps. The distribution gearcase is mounted directly to the engine and has a separate oil cooler for cooling.

Heavy-duty final drives
Dual-speed wheel motorDual-speed wheel motor
Planetary final drivePlanetary final drive

The windrowers use of large, heavy-duty planetary final drives powered by larger displacement motors provide increased torque rating for dependable operation in borders, irrigation wheel tracks, and rough field conditions.

 

With a final drive gear ratio of 36.8-to-1, the W200 Series Self-Propelled Windrowers have plenty of pulling power for climbing hillsides, loading on trailers, or operating in adverse field conditions.

 

Planetary final drives can be easily disengaged for towing.

 

Sauer-Danfoss is a trademark of Danfoss Power Solutions Inc.

Fuel from the ground with ease

Fuel and diesel exhaust fluid fill stationsFuel and diesel exhaust fluid fill stations

The diesel fuel and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) fill locations on the W200 Series Self-Propelled Windrowers provide convenient filling from ground level.

DEF sight gaugeDEF sight gauge

The DEF fill gauge keeps operators from over filling the tank, preventing spills and damage from freezing and expansion in cold weather.

Remote battery terminalRemote battery terminal

A remote battery terminal, conveniently located on the left-hand platform near the fluid fill, provides power for the 12-V fuel pumps on refueling tanks.

Consistent cutting and windrow formation with constant header speed

Constant header speedConstant header speed

A feature unique to the W200 Series Rotary Traction Units, constant header speed, is made possible by a state-of-the-art platform hydraulic pump control system that monitors platform speed and controls the pump to maintain a required speed. Constant header speed translates to a consistent cut quality and uniform windrow formation throughout varying crop conditions and terrain changes.

 

As crop conditions change, causing the head to slow, or if the engine begins to load as terrain changes, the control system diverts more oil flow to the platform drive motor to maintain the header speed set point. This widens the peak power range of the header, delivering the optimal power when it is needed most.

 

Other advantages of constant header speed include:

  • Ability to run header at slower speeds in lighter crops, translating to less overall fuel consumption
  • Ability to run engine speed under rated rpm and maintain set header speed
  • Improved ramp up and down speeds upon starting and stopping platform, increasing life of header and platform drivetrain components

Smoother ride and better control with IntelliAxle™ steer assist

The industry-exclusive, rear-wheel steer assist system provides added control to the windrowers, enabling higher cutting and transport speeds.
  
IntelliAxle steer assist also has independent rear suspension, smoothing out the roughest field and road conditions and decreasing operator fatigue during long days in the field.

Independent rear suspension
Independent rear suspensionIndependent rear suspension

The independent rear suspension contributes to a better quality of ride and less fatigue for the operator. The torsion axle design absorbs the shock experienced in rough terrains, allowing faster cutting speeds.

See rear suspension in action.

Rear-wheel steer assist
Rear-wheel steer assistRear-wheel steer assist

The rear-wheel steer assist system allows easier, more positive handling in the field as well as on the road during transport. Improved from the 450 Series design, the W200 Series features an electrohydraulic, proportionally-controlled rear steering system that provides tighter steering and better control at higher speeds.
 
In-field working speeds up to 25.7 km/h (16 mph) and road speeds up to 33.8 km/h (21 mph) are achieved with the help of this improved axle design.
 
Smooth, fluent steering helps the operator to maintain complete control of the windrower during sharp turns and aggressive field conditions. The steering sensitivity can be manually tuned by the operator using the CommandCenter™ display to match operator preference and field conditions.

 

The steer assist system provides three modes of steering aid as the machines travel through the speed ranges:

  1. Inactive
    • At speeds less than 6.4 km/h (4 mph), the IntelliAxle steer assist system is not active and the front drive wheels solely control the machine steering.
  2. Field range
    • At speeds above 6.4 km/h (4 mph), the IntelliAxle steering system begins to contribute to steering the machine by hydraulically assisting the turning of the rear caster wheels. The operator can set the desired sensitivity for the field range using the CommandCenter display.
  3. Transport range
    • For transport range, the operator can set a different sensitivity independent from field range. If preferred, this gives the operator increased flexibility in tuning the steering system to desired sensitivity for higher transport speeds.

Faster field and transport speeds
 
Faster field and transport speeds are achieved with the increased controllability and stability provided by the rear-wheel steer assist system and independent rear-wheel suspension. The IntelliAxle system, when coupled with the W200 Series integrated AutoTrac™ guidance system, delivers unmatched performance and productivity.

Maximize productivity with integrated AutoTrac™ assisted steering system

W235 Windrower with 500R PlatformW235 Windrower with 500R Platform
W235 Windrower with 500D PlatformW235 Windrower with 500D Platform

The W200 Series Self-Propelled Windrowers exhibit the industry’s first fully-integrated AutoTrac steering system without the use of electrohydraulic pumps or universal type add-ons. The completely redesigned steering system features the industry’s only steering design, utilizing multiple steering systems to maximize controllability.

Operators will notice the increased accuracy and controllability of integrated AutoTrac compared to the previous AutoTrac Universal system on the R450 and 4995 Windrowers or older models. Additionally, this increased accuracy and controllability allows for faster operating speeds. Integrated AutoTrac on the W200 Series can run up to 27.4 km/h (17 mph) if conditions allow.

A unique hydraulic over mechanical design controls coarse adjustments of the drive pumps and an electrohydraulic proportional rear steering system executes fine adjustments, delivering the most accurate steering system in its class.

W200 Series Self-Propelled Windrowers are John Deere AutoTrac-ready from the factory requiring only a GreenStar™ 3 Display, AutoTrac activation, and StarFire™ receiver to enable. Click here to learn more about required components for AutoTrac on W200 Windrowers.

AutoTrac ensures more consistency and that more of the platform is engaging crop at all times, leading to increased productivity. This adds value to the operation by providing more consistent windrows, longer operating hours, and less fatigue.

Integrated AutoTrac on the W200 Series far outperforms previous windrower options, delivering faster cutting speeds and more acres cut in less time.

Improved cut quality with independent platform float suspension

Uneven cutting surfaces such as irrigation berms and pivot wheel tracks make for challenging cutting. The W200 Series Windrowers feature independent platform float suspension to improve cut quality on non level cutting surfaces and deliver improved performance.

Improved flotation on non-level surface
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The independent float suspension delivers improved cut quality along irrigation berms and pivot tracks.

 

Adjusting the float suspension independently allows the platform to ride on the raised surface with proper flotation, reducing gouging and dirt buildup on platform. Less dirt buildup means increased uptime and less dirt in the windrow, delivering higher quality hay and forage.

Quick, simple adjustment
Independent float adjustment Independent float adjustment
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Adjusting the float pressure can be done quickly and easily right from the multi-function control handle. Simply tap the left quad function to select the left, center (left and right simultaneously), or right float pressure adjustment. Increasing or decreasing float pressure can be done with the left quad or from the GreenStar 3 CommandCenter™ display.

 

Quick, on-the-go adjustment translates to more time spent cutting and less time and stress on the operator to make adjustments to the float pressure.

 

John Deere value:

 

Peformance

Uptime

Cost of operation

  • Improved cut quality on non level surfaces
  • Quick, simple adjustment of platform flotation right from the multifunction control handle
  • Less dirt buildup on platform
  • Reduced gouging on berms means less dirt in windrow and higher quality crop

Model year 2015 Honey Bee draper platform

*NOTE: Model year 2016 W235 or W260 traction units should be paired with a John Deere 500D Draper. Prior to the release of the 500D, the Honey Bee draper was a solution for model year 2014 and model year 2015 W235 and W260 traction units.

 

Honey Bee offers a redesigned draper platform for use with the W235 and W260 Self-Propelled Windrowers. This is an immediate solution to put a Honey Bee draper head on a John Deere rotary machine.

 

The WSP Grainbelt Swather Platforms are available in 6.4-, 7.6-, 9.1-, and 11-m (21-, 25-, 30-, and 36-ft) cutting widths. They provide a great solution for those wanting to swath grain with a John Deere self-propelled windrower.

 

These platforms offer a faster setup time and better performance over previous models. The new Honey Bee WSP draper has improved parallel path hydraulics that is putting more power to the knife drive and draper reel circuit.

 

The matrix below illustrates what is needed for a Deere traction unit to run the Honey Bee Draper. It is recommended to use the 650/725R32 172B (R1W) Radial Bar Tires if the HoneyBee draper platform is put on a W235 or W260.

 

Head interchangeability requirement matrix

Model year2014 Traction Unit2015 Traction Unit
Software

Yes

No

Deere independent float

Yes

No

Ram mount kit

Yes

Yes

Honey Bee kit

Yes

Yes

Honey Bee WSP head

Yes

Yes

 

Platform features

A redesigned hookup allows easier and cleaner attachment. The three-mounting points are similar to a traditional John Deere rotary hay platform.

This updated mounting allows the platform to float more like a hay platform for better ground engagement. A hydraulic tilt cylinder is standard on the Honey Bee draper. This will provide improved cutter bar angle adjustment. The W235 and W260’s constant header speed software will be applicable for the WSP Draper as well.

Heavy canola crops are no match for the Honey Bee WSP Grainbelt Swather. Two 14-in. removable decks increase the center swath opening size by 35.6 or 71.1 cm (14 or 28 in.). Standard swath opening is 206 cm +/- 7.6 cm (81 in. +/-3 in.). Double Swath standard opening is 117 cm +/- 7.6 cm (46 in. +/- 3 in.).

Honey Bee drapers are hydraulically driven, and no-tool adjustments make this platform easy to work around.

For a full list of options and more information about Honey Bee WSP Grainbelt Swather, contact Honey Bee Manufacturing Ltd.

Honey Bee Manufacturing Ltd.
P.O. Box 120
Frontier, SK KON OWO
Phone: (306) 296-2297
www.honeybee.ca