OLATHE, Kan. — John Deere introduced new precision ag solutions with the Generation 4 CommandCenter Premium Activation. The offering combines the three most commonly used applications from the GreenStar 3 2630 display — AutoTrac, Documentation and Section Control — along with vehicle functionality, through the on-board 4600 CommandCenter-integrated display. Premium Activation is available on 7R and 8R Series tractors, plus 6R Series and 9R Series tractors.

“This latest update to our precision ag solutions capitalizes on the positive feedback we’ve received on the redesign of the CommandCenter,” says Jarred Karnei, tactical marketing manager at John Deere. “The 4600 CommandCenter gives customers the ability to capture more accurate data while making it easier to manage, document and transfer that data. Ultimately, this allows them to make more informed input decisions that directly enhance the operation of machines and improve the yield, productivity and profitability of their operations.”

The Generation 4 CommandCenter Premium Activation integrates a number of different applications, including Section Control, which provides customers with potential input savings by minimizing skips and overlap, and, according to an Auburn University study, can save customers an average of 20% or more on inputs for planting and fertilizing.

Another popular application offered with the Premium Activation is AutoTrac machine guidance, which includes new software updates that help improve production. For example, operators are now able to shift AB curves radially at any point in the curve, offering more flexibility to customers with waterways, terraces and other obstacles in the field.

The Documentation feature rounds out the key functions available through the 4600 CommandCenter integrated display. With Documentation, operators can manage and track a variety of applications, including capturing and recording all field operations.

Also available in the Premium Activation is Wireless Data Transfer, which uses JDLink™ Connect to enable efficient wireless information flow from the machine to the John Deere Operations Center, helping to limit data loss by eliminating the need for manually moving data on a USB flash drive.

“Customers can now quickly change items when they switch fields, and double-check field, machine and prescription attributes all from a single convenient location,” Karnei adds. “All of these new features in the 4600 CommandCenter help make operators more efficient while increasing their productivity and data management capabilities.”

The Generation 4 CommandCenter Premium Activation is now available for factory and field-installed orders. For more information on the upgrades and other innovations from John Deere, visit www.JohnDeere.com/Ag.