OLATHE, Kan. — To help growers monitor, adjust and learn from the performance of their planter or sprayer while it moves through the field, the company has introduced the new John Deere Connect Mobile App.
Over time, Connect Mobile will include other operations, such as harvesting, the ability to add more data and to help growers make better-informed decisions. Growers can monitor job quality in real time and better understand what’s going on with their sprayer or planter in nozzle-by-nozzle and row-by-row detail.
By visualizing job performance, operators can quickly and more easily identify potential problems. Multiple map layers across production steps provide additional insights for growers to consider that can improve their productivity and reduce operating costs.
Operators can seamlessly move the app from one John Deere machine to the next, and from one production step to another with confidence and familiarity thanks to Connect Mobile’s common user interface.
Using the app, operators can easily compare data layers from previous production steps with what’s seen when scouting fields. Connect Mobile provides more options for operators to view data in the cab, including the John Deere Gen 4 CommandCenter that shows performance data averaged across the field, the boom or the planter section.
In John Deere 4 Series Sprayers, operators can view mapping of critical job quality information that includes as-applied rates, rate deviation, spray pressure, and ground speed. In addition, Connect Mobile delivers high-definition documentation for ExactApply Nozzle Control, and provides real-time visibility to estimated droplet size information.
Factory-installed hardware creates green-on-green simplicity and a consistent cross-platform experience with a familiar, easy-to-use interface. John Deere Connect Mobile is available as a free download from the Apple App Store.
Subscriptions in 2017 are free. For customers who previously used SeedStar Mobile, the data stored on their iPad will migrate to Connect Mobile after the new app is installed.