OLATHE, Kan. — To enhance the farm equipment operator’s ability to better monitor and control a wide variety of machine functions and field operations, John Deere introduces two new solutions for 2017. 

The new Gen 4 Extended Monitor is available for producers who want an additional in-cab display to more conveniently oversee their operations with two monitors. This solution is for customers wanting to monitor any number of machine, implement and precision farming functions such as planting or product application. In addition, operators can easily move pages and display functions from one display to another.

The Gen 4 Extended Monitor is designed to work exclusively with the 4600 Command Center to offer a better 2-screen solution for monitoring and adjustment.

In conjunction with the introduction of the Gen 4 Extended Monitor, Deere is rolling out its new Rate Controller 2000 that integrates with many implements for high-resolution product control. The system is compatible with many different equipment platforms, including non-John Deere pull-type sprayers, liquid and dry fertilizer systems, anhydrous applicators and some planters.

The Rate Controller 2000 aids in field documentation, map-based prescription applications, and overlap control when used with John Deere Section Control activation. Producers and ag service providers who use the new rate controller can manage the application of up to five different products, liquid or dry, and will have increased section control capabilities when making those applications. 

Customers will also have the ability to simultaneously apply liquid fertilizers, along with other inputs such as herbicides, insecticides, or granular products, to reduce the number of field passes and improve operational productivity.

The Rate Controller 2000 is a drop-in replacement for current GreenStar Rate Controller-equipped implements utilizing a GreenStar 3 2630 Display. It can be used on non-John Deere equipment such as 3-point mounted sprayers and drawn sprayers when used with a GreenStar 3 2630 Display or tractors equipped with the 4600 CommandCenter.