For many years, John Deere has provided precision farming technology. In 2023, the company plans to upgrade all relevant advanced equipment in preparation for the future.
Noteworthy upgrades comprise the recently introduced John Deere G5 display family, and the JDLinkTM M modem. These enhancements will make John Deere’s precision farming technology quicker, more sophisticated, and more cost-effective for all farmers and contractors.
John Deere is offering its customers cutting-edge technology with the all-new G5 family of displays. Featuring Full HD resolution, increased memory, and enhanced processing power, the G5 is one of the most advanced displays currently available in the market. The G5 comes in two portable versions that are compatible with all equipment brands, and also includes two integrated monitors designed specifically for John Deere machines, with support for a dual monitor option.
Compared to the previous models, the G5 family of displays offers up to 33% more space for maps and information, with the G5 display measuring 10.1 inches diagonal and the G5PLUS measuring 12.8 inches. Both portable displays are waterproof (IP65) and provide better protection. The G5Plus is equipped with AutoTrac and section control as standard features. Full compatibility with the AEF ISOBUS protocol has been ensured.
The G5 family of displays retains the user-friendly interface of the previous generation, ensuring that users can easily adapt to the new technology and improve productivity without any significant learning curve. Additionally, John Deere has introduced a new licensing system that enables farmers and contractors to purchase only the features they require, reducing their initial expenses. This approach makes advanced features more affordable and accessible to a broader range of users.
Later this year, customers will be able to order the G5PLUS Universal and G5 Universal displays. From the 2024 model year, John Deere machines will come with the G5Plus CommandCenterTM and G5 CommandCenterTM models.
Machine-to-cloud connectivity is still accessible for farmers and contractors who have a mixed fleet of equipment. The newly introduced JDLinkTM M modem offers an economical option compared to the established JDLinkTM R model. With its plug-and-play feature, the JDLinkTM M modem simplifies the process of equipping diverse equipment fleets. Both JDLinkTM M and R models conform to SAE J1939 standards and can utilize more than 14 data points from various machine brands. This compatibility allows you to manage your complete mixed fleet of machines using a single portal, namely the John Deere Operations CenterTM. The G5 family of displays and the JDLinkTM M modem offer efficient and cost-effective solutions to your precision farming needs.
Last year, John Deere introduced the StarFireTM 7000 receiver with the latest StarFire RTK signal. This new signal provides an attractive entry into RTK technology with an accuracy of 2.5 cm and activation time of less than 8 minutes. The system’s connectivity has been improved over previous generations with the addition of Galileo and Beidou satellite signals. The StarFireTM 7000 receivers can now be ordered, and deliveries have already started.
The John Deere Operations Center receives crop and machine data automatically through the free two-way connectivity provided by JDLinkTM. The Operations Center system is updated regularly, and will be continually modernized and adapted for future needs. Additionally, it can be accessed for free through mobile devices and web browsers.
John Deere’s latest precision farming technology simplifies smart farming for customers, making it easier to use and more automated. With advanced features and services offered by local dealers, farmers and contractors can become more efficient, profitable, and sustainable. This technology is hassle-free and will continue to evolve, with constant updates and modernization of the Operations Center system, making smart farming even more accessible for customers.