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New software updates from John Deere

In February, John Deere released its 19-1 software update, which it says will “Further enhance the automation, documentation, functionality and security of its Generation 4, 4600 CommandCenter and 4640 Universal Displays.” “It also enables Gen 4 Display compatibility with more John Deere equipment,” said John Mishler, marketing manager for precision ag technologies, in a press[...]




More updates for Deere’s S Series

At the beginning of May, John Deere announced it was making some improvements to its S Series line of combines. The brand says for 2019 model year machines customers can get an improved track suspension module as a factory-installed option, which will be available with 30- or 36-inch (76.2 or 91.4 cm) belt widths. The[...]


NH and Deere snag engineering awards

Every year the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recognizes 50 of the year’s best engineering achievements in market-ready farm equipment. This year both John Deere and New Holland each earned one for the engineering built into their newest combines. New Holland’s Opti-Spread Plus residue management system for CR combines won the engineering[...]

New loaders and skid steers from JD

Earlier this year, John Deere added a new pay loader to its construction equipment line, the 344L. But this one was also designed to appeal to farmers as much as contractors, according to the brand. And it offers what Deere describes as “industry exclusive features.” Just what are those features? The most obvious difference on[...]


John Deere updates the S Series combine

Last month John Deere revealed its 2018 product line to farm media at its Moline Harvester Works facility in Illinois. That was an appropriate place to unveil the line, because arguably the most significant new machines to join the green line — at least as far as Prairie farmers will be concerned — were updated[...]

John Deere introduces the 5R Series tractor

The number of tractor models John Deere has been offering in the utility and mid-horsepower tractor classes has been large, to say the least. It already offers more model choices there than any other brand. At the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, in February, the green brand introduced even more models that land in the utility segment. The all-new 5R[...]


Deere introduces row crop guidance aids

Adding to its suite of guidance products, John Deere has just introduced two new features, AutoTrac Vision and AutoTrac RowSense, which it says will help sprayer operators minimize damage in row crops like corn and soybeans. AutoTrac Vision is a single-lens camera that mounts on the front of a sprayer. It can detect the location[...]

Grainews surveys used tractor values

Whether you’re in the mood to sell or buy, it pays to keep an eye on used machinery values. To help our readers do that, we’re starting a new feature in Grainews: our What’s it worth? Segment. We’ll regularly pick a couple of machines and survey auction sale results to help you track market values.[...]