The following information is a Web Extra from the pages of Farm Journal. It corresponds with the article "Tech Takes the Wheel." You can find the article in Farm Journal's Decmeber issue.
Demonstration of John Deere Machine Sync
Once you press engage, the machine’s position and ground speed are a hands-off operation. Machine Sync provides the combine location and bin-fill status to the cart operator, who can determine how quickly the combine will need to unload; prioritize which combine to go to first when multiple combines are in the field; or call in additional carts as needed.
Kinze Automation Project Update
In the near future, your crew may need one less tractor operator. In late July, Kinze unveiled the Kinze Automation Project, which has yielded a tractor and planter system as well as tractor and grain cart system that do not need an operator in the tractor seat.
- Mid-December 2011