John Deere Launches New Precision Technologies

Joanna SchroederAudio, Farm Progress Show, GPS, Guidance, John Deere

John Deere has launched several new precision ag technologies including a new telematics system, JDLink, GreenStar 3 family of displays, the StarFire 3000 GNSS Receiver, iGrade, that helps producers better manage surface water movement, and iSteer, that improves implement guidance in a grower’s field.

“The GreenStar 3 and the new GreenStar 3 2630 display is the new generation of GreenStar displays,” explained Jake Stein, with John Deere, during the Farm Progress Show. “We have new features like video capability, access manager, operator lock-outs, user friendly standby mode, and more.”

One of the best new features of the displays is its video feature. Stein said that having video its a huge advantage especially as operations and machinery keep getting bigger and bigger and the operators need more eyes on their machines. The video allows them to see more and in real-time.

The new GreenStar displays are available to order now and will ship in early 2011. For those who have been using other displays, such as the GS2 display, the new GreenStar technology will drop right into their current system and off they go.

Another new product is the StarFire 3000, which is a new receiver replacing the StarFire ITC. “It’s got great new features like GLONASS, so we get more satellites. We now have the third access in our TCM that we can calibrate to allow autotrack to perform better in the field for customers as well, especially those on an uneven terrain,” said Stein.

Although we only discussed a few of their precision products in detail, you can learn more about all of their new products at

Listen to my interview with Jake Stein here. [wpaudio url=”″ text=”John Deere Launches New Precision Ag Products”]

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