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Case IH has had a long-standing reputation for building the highest quality of farm equipment, including tractors and machinery used on cotton farms. Technology has improved over the years, and Case IH has made it a point not just to keep up, but break out with new innovations. Here are a few common questions about the Module Express models.

The series of Module Express machines are very popular among industrial, commercial, and even with smaller cotton farms who rely on efficient harvests each year.

How Much HP Does the Engine Have on the Module Express?

The Case IH Module Express generates 400 horsepower via an 8.7-liter diesel engine. This amount of power is what is expected with an industrial cotton harvester, and is designed to provide the power you need to have consistent efficiency year after year when harvesting your cotton crops.

It uses a 6-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, which provides the balance of power and fuel efficiency cotton farmers need. More options include an engine built by Case or by Cummins, according to your personal preference.

What is the Capacity of the Module Express’s Basket?

The Case IH Module Express is available with either a basket, the 620 model, or one of two modules, the 625, and 635 models. The basket is specified for 10,500 pounds, the modules can hold either 10,000 or 12,000 pounds. This provides for a volume of 1,000-1,400 cubic feet in a roughly 8x8x16 foot module bin. This size is consistent with what other makes and models of cotton harvesters provide, and will not slow you down by forcing you to stop and unload at unexpected times.

Just like every other aspect of this harvester, the basket or module attachment you choose is designed to meet the needs of farmers who have the utmost of expectations concerning the equipment they use, and you won’t be disappointed with the Module Express.

What is the Maximum Module Weight of the Module Express?

The Case IH Module Express produces modules of standard height and width yet half the length, so they are easy to manage on the farm and can still fit in a regular shipping module truck by placing two half bales in it.

The weight of a standard module is 20,000 pounds, or 10 metric tons, so the bales produced by this machine are half sized at 10,000 pounds, with a minimum size of 4000 lbs. Although these bales are considered half-length, they are consistent with industry standards because they do fit into the traditional system of transport and processing.

How Many Bales Can the Module Express Wrap?

Although the Case IH Module Express does not wrap its modules automatically in the harvester compared to the John Deere round module builders, they can be manually wrapped easily with the 16 foot cover. It’s designed to hold the cotton in either a module or basket while running a row, and drop off the harvest for pickup at the end of the row.

Additionally: its good practice to place modules end to end with previously placed modules for easier loading on the transport truck. It can keep harvesting all day long until you’re ready to come in for refueling and evening cleaning at the end of the day. It doesn’t use either plastic or string, but instead after being deposited on the ground the cotton is held in a tension bale tight enough to hold itself together. From there, it can be separately tied or wrapped according to yours, or your purchasers, needs.

How Many Row Units Does the Module Express Have?

Depending on the model, the Case IH Module Express can have either 4 or 6 row units. They are designed to be spaced for narrow, wide, or medium rows between 30 and 40 inches apart. Height sensing is an automatic computerized system designed to give you the best yield efficiency during each harvest.

By harvesting 4-6 rows at once, you’ll be able to keep up with the production expected of commercial farms, and conduct the work at a speed which allows you to provide cotton to the needs of industrial level purchasers.

What Pro Units are available for Usage on the Module Express?

Pro Units are a John Deere product, Case IH makes the Module Express. The drum units for this model consist of two drums per row, one on each side, picking from both sides of the plant.

Each drum has 12 bars and 18 spindles associated with each bar. That’s a total of 432 spindles per row unit to assure quick and efficient harvesting according to the expectations of commercial farmers who need to harvest as much as possible in a day, every day of harvest season.

How Large is the Fuel Tank on the Module Express?

The Case IH Module Express boasts a 200-gallon fuel tank, enough to run for a full day between refueling, so you don’t have to come in from the fields before finishing a day’s worth of work.

It has different drive modes for different purposes, whether harvesting cotton, doing a second scrap run to pick up any leftovers from a previous run, or driving between fields at over 16 miles per hour. Each mode is designed to get the most fuel efficiency and make sure the 200 gallons is going to be plenty for your everyday use.

How Large is the Water Tank for the Moistener System on the Module Express?

The water moistener system holds 365 gallons, enough to conduct a day’s worth of work. The last thing we want is for you to run this machine without proper cleaning. Engineers made sure you’re not going to run out on a typical day in the field, so it can operate as efficiently as it was designed. Without the moistener system, the natural oils in the cotton will clog any machine, that’s why it was so difficult to invent the first cotton harvester.

Case IH provides an efficient cleaning system to keep spindles working all day without getting clogged up, so you can keep working. Keep in mind, the moistener system works during the day, before being parked at night the harvester is going to need a deeper cleaning to assure it’s ready to be refilled and get back to work the next day.