Back to Articles

John Deere Adds to S-Series Combines and Tractor Attachments

By Spencer Myers Published: Feb 16, 2018

John Deere announced a new selection of combines and attachments in mid 2017. These new machines add to John Deere’s 2017 line-up of S-Series Combines.

Like other harvesting companies, John Deere releases equipment every year so you might be asking: What’s different about these tractors? These are the main differences according to John Deere.

The S700 Series combines have a mix of different technologies added to the cab and tractor to help improve harvesting and operating efficiency. One of the additions is Active Yield Technology, new software that automatically calibrates the mass flow sensor of the combine. This eliminates the need for manual calibration.

The S700 Series combines are some of the most-advanced combines on the market in terms of operator comfort and technology on-board the tractor. This new technology includes the new “CommandCenter” to provide a common user experience across the newest John Deere tractors and self-propelled sprayers.

The “CommandCenter” includes bigger and easier to use displays to give the operator a better view of what’s going on in the combine and more ability to customize the machine’s settings. There are more monitors and sensors added to the grain tank, the augers, and the engine to give more information to the operator.

In addition to the advances in technology, the S700 Series combines have some noticeable physical differences. The seat and passenger seat are slightly larger and have the option of cloth or leather finish. These bigger seats also have a wider swivel, giving the operator better visibility of the sides and rear of the machine.

The cab features grain tank monitors so you can see exactly how much is in the hopper. John Deere kept the folding grain tank covers/extensions, a user-favourite design feature from the other S-Series.

To go along with the new and improved combines and tractors, John Deere has also announced the 700 C/FC Series Corn Heads and the 700D Draper, aiming to improve grain-harvesting efficiency. The heads are folding and have improved parts with longer field-life. The stalk rolls are made of a harder metal, and John Deere says farmers will save on operating costs because the blades will last longer and reduce the frequency of parts needing replacement.

John Deere has slowly been taking over the combine market in North America and are hoping to continue doing so with these new tractors. According to the Farm Machinery Market Share Estimates in 2015, John Deere combines make up for 63 per cent of farm combines in North America.

Head to to locate a dealer or to learn more about their S-Series combines and attachments.