John Deere Rolls Out 2017 Solutions

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Equipment, John Deere

John Deere is announcing several new solutions for 2017.

For producers looking for additional in-cab display, the Gen 4 Extended Monitor has the ability to monitor multiple machines, implements and precision ag functions and allows for easy movement of pages and display functions from one monitor to another.  It’s easy to install, easily customizable and offers more information during key times.  The monitor also eliminates the possibility of conflicting data from two different systems and requires minimal setup. No additional software and lower costs make the Gen 4 Extended Monitor an attractive option for growers.

John Deere is also introducing the new Rate Controller 2000 to integrate with many implements– John Deere and others.  The high-resolution product control can be used with pull-type sprayers, liquid and dry fertilizer systems, anhydrous applicators and some planters.  Like the monitor it can be utilized with numerous equipment platforms and costs less than multiple controllers.  It aids in field documentation, map-based prescription applications, and overlap control with the John Deere Section Control on up to five different products.

Other new products making their debut are the new tillage tools,  the John Deere 2230 Level-lift and 2230 Floating Hitch Field Cultivator.  Both models showcase “below the ground up” designs for faster, smarter tillage that offers effective handling, even in tough conditions and at speeds of up to 10 mph.  The redesigned frame comes with stubble-resistant radial tires, requires no maintenance points, and provides true six-inch split-the-middle shank spacing with TruPosition Standards.

For level or gently rolling ground, the John Deere 2230 Level-lift Field Cultivator comes with three-section or five-section configurations in 15 different sizes ranging from 23.5 feet to 60.5 feet in width. For level or hilly terrain, customers can select the 2230 Floating Hitch Field Cultivator, available in 14 different widths from 25.5 feet to 69.5 feet, that can cover up to 217 more acres in a 10-hour day than previous models.

Both the Level-lift and Floating Hitch Field Cultivators feature the ProFinish™ Leveling System with six rear harrow options that enable producers to achieve their desired level of field finish. Hydraulically adjustable flat-bar or round-bar rolling baskets are also available, allowing the operator to easily raise, lower or float the baskets as field conditions change.