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Ranch Systems supports John Deer soil moisture probes

Ranch Systems completed integration with John Deere Operations Center allowing data flow from Ranch Systems’ telemetry solutions and field monitoring platform. The company has also completed integration work necessary to remotely read the John Deere Field Connect soil moisture probes.

This will allow Ranch Systems customers who have been utilising the Field Connect system to transition to Ranch Systems telemetry. Customers can continue to use their John Deere Field Connect soil moisture probes with the same data quality and volumetric water measurements.

Open platform solution

The John Deere Field Connect platform is sunsetting December 31, 2020. With the integration, Ranch Systems says growers now have an open platform solution to continue to use the probes they have invested in.

John Deere dealers will continue to have the option to sell the Field Connect soil moisture probes. The telemetry options Ranch Systems offers will support customers with their current equipment and future environmental and field monitoring needs. Farming operations utilising the John Deere probes will be able to replace the Field Connect gateways with one of the several telemetry options manufactured by Ranch Systems.

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  • The Ranch Systems RS130 telemetry unit replaces Field Connect Gateway. - Photo: Ranch Systems

    The Ranch Systems RS130 telemetry unit replaces Field Connect Gateway. - Photo: Ranch Systems

  • Ranch Systems RS130 connected to John Deere probe. - Photo: Ranch Systems

    Ranch Systems RS130 connected to John Deere probe. - Photo: Ranch Systems

Support most existing weather monitoring sensors

The units will also be able to support most existing weather monitoring sensors such as temperature, wind, rain, etc., as well as enabling full-scale irrigation valve control, well control, water meter monitoring, and more.

“Growers must replace the telemetry gateways with something. John Deere is still requiring the data from the probes to be accessible via the John Deere Operations Center, which required additional integration effort. Ranch Systems provides growers the opportunity to replace the Field Connect system with a solution that can support their historical data, provide connectivity to more than just the existing probes, and support their needs in the future as technologies evolve,” adds Hylon Kaufman, Director of Business Development & Marketing for Ranch Systems.

Ranch Systems RS130 telemetry unit

“The basic gateway option is the Ranch Systems RS130 telemetry unit. The Manufacturer Suggested Retail price (MSRP) for the unit is $ 945.00. Each unit has an annual plan for the Ranch Cloud Data Storage & User Portal platform which includes the anytime, anywhere access via the myRanch app. There are several options for the plans offered based on the growers’ needs,” Kaufman said.

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