Advanced sprayer technology, folding corn head and tools to make your data work harder highlight new enhancements at John Deere.
John Deere announced a host of new products and updates at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, this week.
ExactApply Intelligent Nozzle Control Released for Sprayers
John Deere’s ExactApply intelligent nozzle control system on John Deere 4-Series Sprayers will give applicators greater accuracy in all field shapes and sizes, even when turning. Starting with 2018 models, this technology provides sprayer operators full variable-rate and shut-off functionality at the nozzle level (every 15” to 20”), which is an improvement over sprayers equipped with John Deere Section Control.
“An important feature with the ExactApply is John Deere’s Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) system that offers three times the pulsing frequency of traditional PWM systems on a wide variety of nozzles,” says Doug Felter, product marketing manager, crop protection and nutrient solutions.
Applicators can switch spraying between two pre-selected nozzles with the push of a button from inside the cab. This allows the sprayer to run at a consistent pressure and droplet size, regardless of the machine’s speed and application flow rate. LED lighting on each nozzle helps improve visibility of the spray pattern in low-light conditions.
ExactApply is fully integrated with the GreenStar 630 Display and SprayStar. It is compatible with all boom sizes equipped with stainless steel plumbing.
ExactApply nozzle control maintains consistent droplet size and pattern through a wide range of speeds, regardless of the sprayer speed and application flow rate.
Transport Made Easy With 8-Row Folding Corn Head
Also announced this week, John Deere adds an 8-row folding corn head to its harvesting equipment line for farmers operating John Deere group 6 and 7 S-Series combines. The 608FC corn head eliminates the need for header trailers and extra manpower. The head folds to a narrow 10.9’ width, and is available in 30” row spacing with or without the stalk chopping option. Like other 600C corn heads, the 608FC has an improved row unit slip clutch and drive shaft interface.
Simple Redesign Offers More Visibility
John Deere’s 9R Series wheeled and scraper special tractors will feature a redesigned composite fuel tank for model year 2017. The new sloped design of the tank improves the aesthetics of the 9R and rear visibility for the operator. A dual-fill design, will let operators to fill the fuel tank from either side. Capacity is 320 gal. on 9370R and 9470R tractors and 400 gal. on 9529R and 9620R tractors. The change gives the tractors a sleeker look and is more efficient for the operator. These new tractors will be available in November.
More Data Tools
John Deere is opening its data platform to other software suppliers to offer farmers more tools and features to manage their operations.
A new page, “More Tools" within the Operations Center, provides information and links to solutions from other companies. This allows farmers to customize their own data toolbox, without having to transfer data.
One example is a satellite imagery company which uses field boundaries in the farmer’s Operations Center to locate and organize imagery files. Farmers can then use the same imagery for multiple application systems.
“The option to pick and choose the solutions that make sense for an operation with practically no extra effort needed to transfer data between them is key for simplicity and usability,” explains Krieg. “This setup keeps the farmers in control of their data when they collaborate with trusted partners to put that data to work enhancing their performance and profitability.”
JDLink Connect, which helps farmers collect machine data, adds the information to the Operations Center automatically. In addition to agronomic data, it collects machine data to give the full picture of what is happening on the farm. JDLink also connects those machines directly to the dealer for unmatched services and support.
Hard-Working Compact Tractors
Productivity can come in smaller packages. John Deere has expanded 2R Series and the 3E Series compact utility tractor line with additional models.
Two new large-chassis models were added to the 2R Series, the 2032R and 2038R, with a redesigned body for improved stability and an offering in the 38 hp range.
The wide tractor stance and longer wheelbase of the 2032R and 2038R, combined with increased tractor weight, improve stability when navigating a variety of different terrains. A premium suspension seat, ergonomic controls, tilt steering wheel, cruise control and thick rubber floor mat provide a comfortable operator experience, reducing operator fatigue. Additionally, the 2R Series Compact Utility Tractors are equipped with standard work lights on the fender and an optional premium LED work light kit, allowing operators to extend the workday, optimizing productivity.
The 2R Series tractors feature the CommandCut lift system for accurate cutting height adjustments with the turn of a dial and the bump of a lever. This system allows for precision cutting and reduced fatigue on long days. The Twin Touch foot controls simplify speed and direction of travel selection, while the eThrottle feature allows the machine to automatically increase or decrease engine speed, and standard cruise control keeps ground speed consistent.
The 2R Series features fully independent implements, allowing front, mid and rear implements to be installed at the same time and combined in up to seven different ways. AutoConnect mid-mount mower decks provide easy attaching and detaching. Additionally, the larger implement options from the 3R tractors are now available for the 2R series models, adding even more tasks the machine can tackle.
In the 3E Series, the new 3025E model offers 25 hp and a two-range hydrostatic transmission (HST) that increases performance while eliminating clutching for fast and easy direction changes. The 3025E features Twin Touch foot controls to provide an automobile-like driving experience, an operator station with color-coded controls and a contoured, comfortable seat. The 3025E can be transformed with a variety of implements, from box blades to rotary cutters, tackling any chore with ease. The optional iMatch Quick-Hitch provides rear implement hookup while operators stay seated.
For more information, see your local John Deere dealer or www.JohnDeere.com/ag.