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Retrofit kits from Deere

In 2016 John Deere introduced the ExactApply nozzle control system as a factory option for its 2018 model year sprayers. Now, it’s making them available as retrofit kits, which can be installed on 2014 to 2018 model year 4 Series machines. That, says Deere, will allow owners of those machines to take advantage of the[...]

New AutoTrac options from John Deere

In early December John Deere released three new advanced or expanded guidance features along with a new machine data-sharing application for its Generation 4 displays. AutoTrac Turn Automation, AutoTrac Implement Guidance, AutoTrac Vision for Tractors and the In-Field Data Sharing applications are now being sold as bundled activations for the John Deere 4600 CommandCenter and[...]

Bridging the digital gap

John Deere currently offers a pretty broad range of digital features for its equipment, and many Prairie growers are familiar with using the brand’s GPS and data management systems. But for those using mixed fleets, transferring the Deere technology to other machines and getting anything near the full range of available features hasn’t always been[...]

John Deere Gators eat up engineering award

Last December, the ASABE (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers) awarded John Deere one of the coveted AE50 Awards for its new XUV835 and XUV865 Gators. Every year the ASABE hands out engineering awards to most innovative designs to appear in new ag equipment. The full list of AE50 award recipients is released along[...]

New sprayer features from John Deere

John Deere gave ag equipment journalists a glimpse into the future in August. At a media event held at its Des Moines Works assembly plant, the brand displayed one of its 4 Series sprayers equipped with a prototype carbon fibre boom. “We’re very excited to show you an innovation we’re working on,” said Deere’s Jason[...]

New skid steers from John Deere

According to John Deere, its new, small-frame G Series skid steer loaders were “several years in the making and designed with customer feedback.” Introduced in early February, the one-tracked and four-wheeled models were built to appeal to customers in several different industry segments, including agriculture. The series includes three vertical lift and two radial lift[...]