John Deere introduces two new solutions for 2017 to enhance the farm equipment operator’s ability to better monitor and control a wide variety of machine functions and field operations.
The new Gen 4 Extended Monitor is available for producers who want an additional in-cab display to more conveniently oversee their operations with two monitors.
This solution is ideal for producers who want to monitor several machine, implement and precision ag functions, including planting or product applications. In addition, operators can easily move pages and display functions from one display to another.
Deere says the Gen 4 Extended Monitor is easy to install and easily customizable to provide increased flexibility for producers who want a second display as part of their in-cab office setup.
With a second monitor in the cab, operators can see and control more information which can be important during high speed and demanding field operations.
The Gen 4 Extended Monitor eliminates the potential for mismatched totals or data on two different display operating systems, Deere says. There’s no additional software updates required and minimal setup needed for this solution. And, it’s a lower cost to the customer than an alternative display option.
The Gen 4 Extended Monitor is designed to work exclusively with the 4600 CommandCenter to offer a better two-screen solution for monitoring and adjustment.
John Deere is also rolling out the new Rate Controller 2000 which integrates with many implements for high-resolution product control. The controller is compatible with many different equipment platforms, including non-John Deere pull-type sprayers, liquid and dry fertilizer systems, anhydrous applicators, and some planters.
The John Deere Rate Controller 2000 aids in field documentation, map-based prescription applications, and overlap control when used with John Deere Section Control activation.
Producers and agricultural service providers who use the new rate controller can manage the application of up to five different products - liquid or dry - and will have increased section control capabilities when making applications.
Customers will also have the ability to simultaneously apply liquid fertilizers, along with other inputs including herbicides, insecticides, or granular products to reduce the number of field passes and improve operational productivity.
The new controller provides greater flexibility and utility across numerous equipment platforms for customers who want a single rate controller.
Customers using other rate controllers can easily and conveniently migrate to a single John Deere Rate Controller 2000 at a lower cost versus adding multiple controllers.