Co-ordinating the work routine when several tractors and implements are operating together in the same field should be easier with a new data sharing function for John Deere’s latest built-in and standalone displays.
In-Field Data Sharing, which is bundled with 3 AutoTrac guidance functions, enables operators to share maps with up to 6 others showing coverage, application, yield and moisture, along with straight and circle guidance tracks.
The new application helps operators to work in a team more efficiently, says Deere, reducing skips, overlap, fuel and input costs for producers and helping to optimise each pass across the field when planting, seeding, harvesting, spraying and applying nutrients.
Operators can also monitor as-applied maps from other machines to check whether they are properly calibrated and performing as they should, and guidance lines can be transferred between machines without resorting to a USB data memory stick.
Deere suggests the application can also help operators manage nurse trucks, tenders and grain carts more efficiently, while decreasing operating costs.
In-Field Data Sharing is bundled with AutoTrac Turn Automation, which automates all headland turn functions, including:
All are compatible with the portable 4640 Universal Display for tractors and the seat control console-mounted 4600 CommandCenter display featuring John Deere’s Generation 4 operating system.