John Deere is future-proofing its Precision Ag Technology with a series of updates. Important new components are the brand-new John Deere G5 display family and the new JDLink™ M modem. Through these updates John Deere aims to make its Precision Ag Technology faster, more powerful, and more affordable for every farmer and contractor.
The New John Deere G5 Display Family
The brand new G5 display family delivers full HD resolution, additional memory and increased processing power to make the G5 monitor one of the most powerful displays available. It comes with two portable versions, which can be used on all brands, two integrated monitors for specific John Deere machines and an Extended Monitor option.
The G5 display is 10.1 inches and the G5Plus is 12.8 inches, meaning the G5 display family offers up to 33% more space for maps and information compared to its predecessors. Both portable displays offer additional protection through their water resistance (IP65). The John Deere G5Plus comes with AutoTrac™ and Section Control as standard. Full AEF ISOBUS compatibility remains.
All G5 displays will retain the reliable and familiar user interface from Generation 4 displays. The combination of modern technology and familiar user interface provides an immediate performance boost without the need for lengthy re-learning. The new license program for advanced features means that farmers and contractors only pay for what they need, and upfront costs are reduced. Regular software updates are being developed and ensure that the G5 display family is already equipped for the future.
The G5Plus Universal display and the G5 Universal display will be available for order later in 2023. The G5Plus CommandCenter™ and G5 CommandCenter will be available on John Deere machines from Model Year 2024.
The New John Deere JDLink™ M Modem
Farmers and contractors with a mixed fleet can continue to take advantage of connectivity between machines and the cloud. The brand new JDLink M Modem offers an affordable alternative to the familiar JDLink R Modem. The JDLink M Modem is a plug and play solution, which allows mixed fleets to be fully equipped easily. JDLink M and existing R Modems are compatible with the SAE J1939 protocol and can process over 14 data points from different machine brands. This compatibility enables the management of an entire mixed fleet in just one portal: The John Deere Operations Center.
The John Deere StarFire™ 7000 Receiver
The John Deere StarFire 7000 receiver was introduced last year together with the new StarFire RTK (Real-time kinematic positioning) signal. With an RTK accuracy of 2.5 cm and a pull-in time of fewer than 8 minutes, the new StarFire RTK signal offers a very attractive entry into RTK. The John Deere StarFire 7000 performs with even better connectivity than previous generations due to the additions of Galileo and Beidou satellite signals. The John Deere StarFire7000 receivers are available for order and delivery starts now. The new StarFire™ 7000 and all-new G5Plus CommandCenter™ Display will be included as base equipment in John Deere’s lineup of 7, 8 and 9 Series Tractors.
What is Real-time kinematic positioning (RTK)?
Real-time kinematic (RTK) is a satellite navigation technique used to enhance the precision and accuracy of global positioning system (GPS) signals. It involves the use of a GPS receiver and a fixed base station, which communicates with the receiver through a wireless link.
The base station accurately measures the position of a known point on the ground and sends this information to the GPS receiver in real-time. The receiver then uses this information to correct the GPS signal it receives, resulting in highly accurate positioning information with sub-centimetre level precision.
RTK is commonly used in applications where highly accurate positioning is required, such as precision agriculture. It can also be used in other fields such as construction, robotics, and autonomous vehicles.
The John Deere Operations Center™
JDLink provides free of charge two-way connectivity for the automatic uploading of crop and machine data to the John Deere Operations Center. With continuous updates, the Operations Center is constantly being improved and adapts to future needs. It will continue to be available free of charge for mobile devices and on the web.
The new essentials of John Deere Precision Ag Technology make smart farming more effortless for customers. It will become increasingly easy to use, automated and is already seamless. All features and the advanced local dealer service and expertise, make farmers and contractors’ businesses more productive, profitable, and sustainable.