Advanced Guidance From Deere
John Deere has introduced its latest advanced guidance and machine data sharing technology with the addition of AutoTrac Turn Automation, AutoTrac Implement Guidance, AutoTrac Vision for Tractors and In-Field Data Sharing applications, which are bundled activations for the John Deere 4600 CommandCenter or bundled subscriptions for 4640 Universal Displays.
AutoTrac Turn Automation makes end turns smooth, consistent and comfortable for operators during tillage, planting, seeding or other pre-emerge applications when using straight-track guidance modes. AutoTrac Implement Guidance enables the tractor to move off the intended path or guidance line in order to achieve expected accuracy of the implement.
AutoTrac Vision can be used to detect the crop row and provide input to the machine’s AutoTrac system to keep wheels or tracks between the crop rows. This level of precision can be beneficial when side-dressing fertilizer, post-emerge spraying and cultivating.
In-Field Data Sharing makes it easier for producers to coordinate multiple machines working in the same field. Operators can use the application to share coverage, application, yield and moisture maps along with straight tracks and circle tracks with up to six other machines.
Each application is compatible with the John Deere 4640 Universal Display and with Gen 4 4600 CommandCenter displays. Activations and subscriptions are immediately available for ordering. Delivery will begin in February 2018.
For more information, visit John Deere at www.JohnDeere.com.
Valley ICON Series Smart Panels
Valley ICON smart panels provide center-pivot irrigation operators equipment with an intuitive, customizable graphical user interface they can utilize at the pivot point or from a tablet or smartphone. The panels are compatible with most pivot brands, are easy to upgrade and have plenty of memory.
All four smart panels come equipped with AgSense ICON Link, exclusive to Valley ICON smart panels. It provides full remote programming of control panel functions and monitoring of center-pivot operations via the AgSense mobile app. Growers also have the opportunity to connect their ICON smart panels through their Valley BaseStation3.
The ICON10 has a 10-inch, full-color touchscreen, is GPS ready and offers VRI Speed Control and VRI Zone Control. The Valley ICON5 features a 5-inch touchscreen interface with soft-touch keys that mirror the touch control functions. The ICON1 eliminates the need for growers to go to the pivot point, because it provides full remote pivot control from the Valley ICON app on a smartphone or tablet. The ICONX takes control of any existing center pivot panel using that panel’s circuits to deliver full Valley ICON control, giving growers the ability to bring pivots of every brand into the same network.
For more information, please visit valleyirrigation.com.
AGCO Expands Used Equipment Offering
AGCO Corporation now has the industry’s broadest offering of equipment available as Certified Pre-Owned with the addition of application machines and the longest extended service coverage (ESC) available up to 36 months.
“With low commodity prices, farmers are looking to upgrade equipment to take advantage of technology and improved efficiency, while optimizing their cost of ownership,” says Matt O’Brien, AGCO manager. “But, they still need reliability and uptime available with a new machine.
The AGCO Certified Pre-owned (CPO) program is now available on TerraGator high-floatation applicators and RoGator row-crop applicators under four years of age and with less than 1,800 hours. The program includes a 140+-point inspection completed by an AGCO-certified technician. Machines undergo rigorous reconditioning so it is in field-ready condition. In addition, every CPO machine is backed by an enhanced one-year protection plan that can be extended to up to 36 months.
The program is available on Challenger combines, windrowers and utility, mid-range, high horsepower, track and articulated tractors; Massey Ferguson combines, windrowers, sub-compact, compact, utility, mid-range and high horsepower tractors; Fendt high horsepower tractors; Gleaner Class 6, 7 and 8 combines; RoGator and TerraGator application machines.
For details on AGCO programs, including restrictions and coverage limitations, visit your Challenger or Massey Ferguson dealer or visit www.agcocorp.com/cpo.html.