At the National Farm Machinery Show last week, John Deere announced expanded the functionality of its Machine Sync application for 2015. The new Machine Sync features include coverage map sharing and guidance line sharing that can be useful during seeding and spraying operations, as well as when applying nutrients and during harvest.
These new features make it easy for two machines to operate in the same field while giving each operator immediate access to coverage maps and guidance lines to improve overall efficiency in the field, according to Jake Flanders with Deere’s Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG). “If you can share those (guidance) lines with each other and be able to see the areas each one has already covered that lets you do a very synchronized dance through that field with two machines without having to radio back and forth and look at lines in the dirt,” said Flanders. “You can just look at lines on your display and it makes it a lot easier.”
Jake and a few other John Deere ISG specialists conducted three daily workshops at NFMS last week to update farmers on John Deere FarmSight, AutoTrac, Section Control, Machine Sync, JDLink Connect, and the My John Deere Operations Center.
Listen to my interview with Jake here: [wpaudio url=”http://www.zimmcomm.biz/nfms/nfms15-deere-sync.mp3″ text=”Interview with Jake Flanders, Deere ISG”]