Engineers are looking at how users connect with equipment in new ways to make operation easier. Key driving force for user interface change the need for easy to use functions on a tractor display. An important feature for the new 4600 Command-Center is contextual help....More
The North American Farm and Power Show featured new application equipment including a RoGator from Zeigler, Equipment Technology's Apache sprayer, John Deere's 4830 self-propelled sprayer, and a pull-behind fertilizer applicator from Fast. Also shown were residue managers from Yetter and monitor from AgLeader.
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....More
John Deere has introduced its 2013 Heavy-Duty Crossover Utility Vehicle (XUV) lineup, which features the all-new, fastest, most powerful four-seat Gator available. The company has also made updates to current models.
New Four-Seat Gator XUV...More
Winners of the 2013 FinOvation Awards presented by Farm Industry News have been determined. The first 10 winners include Versatile, John Deere, Kubota, New Holland, AGCO's Fendt, Case IH, Monsanto with Precision Planting, Yetter Farm Equipment and Dawn Equipment. Readers of Farm Industry News and online determine the winners of this award. The next 10 winners will be announced Friday.
Historically, the best way to protect the hay quality of large round bales has been to store bales indoors. For 2013, John Deere is offering producers a new way with B-Wrap, which provides an alternative to indoor storage.
“B-Wrap is rolled onto round bales just like regular net wrap,” says Laura Cobb, senior marketing representative for the John Deere Ottumwa Works. “But B-Wrap protects bales much better than net, significantly reducing storage losses and maintaining nutrient quality of hay.”...More
John Deere introduces the HX6 and HX7 rotary cutters, which allow for more finely chopped vegetation and easier maintenance. The machines offer new features such as a deeper cutting chamber and a double-deck design. These two rotary cutters replace the JD609 and JD709 machines and allow for several heavy-duty mowing purposes.
“These new rotary cutters leave a cleaner swath and have a deeper cutting chamber than any competitor,” says Robert De La Garza, John Deere product specialist....More
Moab, Utah, is a destination for many thrill-seekers looking to experience the landscape on one of the several desert trails on anything from a mountain bike to a utility vehicle. John Deere hosted a media event July 10-12 in Moab to launch its brand-new Gator RSX 850i utility vehicle, and editors from around the country had the chance to test them out on the trails. On Wednesday, July 11, each editor rode his or her own Gator RSX along the Seven Mile Trail, which offered long, sandy stretches and many majestic rock formations along the way.
Late this year, John Deere will roll out an app called the Mobile Farm Manager that will allow farm management from an iPad and iPhone. Giving the details about the future app is Tyler Hogrefe, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group....More
The ability to save implement settings from year to year is now available with John Deere’s new Implement Detection option. The new technology automatically populates implement and other task settings from a controller on the implement to the GreenStar 3 2630 display in the cab. Tyler Hogrefe, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group, shows how the new technology works....More
John Deere made a highly anticipated announcement at Commodity Classic 2012 that it will add diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) to its engines in order to meet Final Tier 4 emissions standards. Jarrod McGinnis, division marketing manager for John Deere, explains what this means for the future of John Deere engines. For more information, read the story explaining the announcement here....More
After much anticipation in the market, John Deere today announced that it will add a diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) to its tractor engines to meet EPA’s Final Tier 4 emissions standards. The standards require a 90% reduction in nitrogen oxides over previous engine technologies....More
Tomorrow, an estimated 5,000 corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum producers and agribusinesses will convene in Nashville, Tenn. at the 2012 Commodity Classic trade show and convention. Show-goers will get to see and learn about the latest products, technologies and services in seed, crop protection, and machinery....More