John Deere this week took one step closer to automating farm machinery with the launch of a new implement control product called the John Deere Implement Detection software. The software provides for default implement settings so that operators don’t have to spend time entering their own settings.

The preprogrammed settings, along with the implement’s name and connection type, appear on the screen of the John Deere GreenStar 3 2630 display in the cab. Operators have the option to accept the settings and move to the “run” function or make adjustments. Instructions are sent to a controller on the implement, which makes the necessary adjustments.

John Deere says its new Implement Detection software saves the operator time in setting up his or her own equipment and allows for consistency among the different implements connected with less chance of error.

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