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John Deere rolls out Gen 4 Extended Monitor, Rate Controller


John Deere recently released two new technologies for 2017 that aim to help growers better monitor and control a wide variety of machine functions and field operations.

The new Gen 4 Extended Monitor is available for producers who want an additional in-cab display to more conveniently oversee their operations with two monitors. This solution is ideal for customers wanting to monitor any number of machine, implement, and precision ag functions such as planting or product application. In addition, operators can easily move pages and display functions from one display to another.

“We designed the Gen 4 Extended Monitor to be an easy-to-install and easily customizable solution that provides increased flexibility for customers who want a second display as part of their in-cab office setup,” says John Mishler, production and precision ag marketing manager for John Deere in a recent release.

The Gen 4 Extended Monitor is designed to work exclusively with the 4600 CommandCenter to offer a better two-screen solution for monitoring and adjustment.

In conjunction with the introduction of the Gen 4 Extended Monitor, John Deere is rolling out its new Rate Controller 2000 that integrates with many implements for high-resolution product control.

The John Deere Rate Controller 2000 aids in field documentation, map-based prescription applications, and overlap control when used with John Deere Section Control activation. Producers and ag service providers who use the new rate controller can manage the application of up to five different products, liquid or dry, and will have increased section control capabilities when making those applications. Customers will also have the ability to simultaneously apply liquid fertilizers, along with other inputs such as herbicides, insecticides, or granular products, to reduce the number of field passes and improve operational productivity.

“The new John Deere Rate Controller 2000 provides much greater flexibility and utility across numerous equipment platforms for customers who want a single rate controller,” explains Mishler. “Customers using other rate controllers can easily and conveniently migrate to a single John Deere Rate Controller 2000 at a lower cost versus adding multiple controllers.”

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