John Deere is introducing two new solutions for 2017 that will help producers better monitor and control a variety of machinery functions and field operations.
The first solution, the Gen 4 Extended Monitor, lets you expand what you see in the cab. Designed to work exclusively with Deere’s 4600 CommandCenter, this solution is meant for producers wanting to monitor machine, implement, and precision agriculture functions such as planting or product application. You can also move pages and display functions from one display to another.
“We designed the Gen 4 Extended Monitor to be an easy-to-install and easily customizable solution that provides increased flexibility for customers who want a second display as part of their in-cab office setup,” says John Mishler, production and precision ag marketing manager for John Deere.
“Having a second monitor in the cab enables operators to see and control more information that can be important during high-speed and demanding field operations,” he adds. “The Gen 4 Extended Monitor eliminates the potential for mismatched totals or data on two different display operating systems. There are no additional software updates required, and minimal setup is needed for this solution. And, it’s a lower cost to the customer than an alternative display option.”
RATE CONTROLLER 2000
John Deere is also unveiling its new Rate Controller 2000. It is a drop-in replacement for current GreenStar Rate Controller-equipped implements that use a GreenStar 3 2630 display. When paired with a GreenStar 3 2630 display or a tractor equipped with the 4600 CommandCenter, it can also be used on non-John Deere equipment like three-point mounted sprayers and drawn sprayers.
This solution helps with field documentation and map-based prescription applications. When used with Deere’s Section Control, it can also aid in controlling overlap.
The controller can manage the application of up to five products, liquid or dry, and will have increased section-control capabilities when you make the applications. In addition, you will be able to simultaneously apply liquid fertilizers, along with other inputs like herbicides, insecticides, or granular products, to reduce the passes across a field.
“The new Rate Controller 2000 provides much greater flexibility and utility across numerous equipment platforms for customers who want a single rate controller,” explains Mishler. “Customers using other rate controllers can easily and conveniently migrate to a single John Deere Rate Controller 2000 at a lower cost vs. adding multiple controllers.”