The proliferation of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices has made them popular and essential communications tools for today’s farmers and ranchers. As a result, John Deere is introducing mounting brackets and attachments to make it easier to have hands-free access and improved viewing of their mobile devices while operating equipment.
“These brackets and mounts are designed to allow operators to access a wide variety of different mobile devices while in the cab of the tractor, combine, sprayer or other machine,” says Tyler Rouse, senior marketing representative, John Deere.
The new brackets include a cellphone mount bracket kit, a tablet mount kit, and accessory mounting bracket kit. They are all cross-compatible with current John Deere monitor kits and are customizable to fit each operator’s specific requirements in the cab.
The cellphone mount bracket features the four-pronged RAM X-Grip, which is designed to securely hold cellphones, GPS and other devices of similar size, without the need for foam pads or other stabilizing materials. The RAM X-Grip is compatible and interchangeable with a wide range of popular RAM and John Deere mounts.
The tablet mounting kit also attaches to the accessory mounting bracket or existing monitor mounting bracket in the equipment cab and securely holds larger devices such as iPads and other tablets.
For more information, visit JohnDeere.com. Part numbers for the kits are as follows: BRE10015 – Cellphone Kit, BRE10034 – Tablet Kit, and RE343680 – Accessory Mounting Bracket Kit.