By BRAD HAIRE
Farm Press Editorial Staff
John Deere has unveiled this year new equipment and products which will be sho wcased at the 2016 Sunbelt Ag Expo, including an expan- sion of its compact tractor series, a folding corn head, a ne w spray
nozzle and software options to streamline data collection and analysis.
FOLDING HEAD: Corn growers operating John Deere group 6 and
7 S-Series Combines can use the new 8-row 608FC folding corn head.
“Harvesting with a new John Deere 8-row folding corn head can
lower operating costs and allow customers to harvest additional acres
per move by not having to transport the head separately,” said Roger
Maes, senior marketing representative for John Deere Harvester Works.
“That helps contribute to their bottom line and make them much more
productive and profitable.”
The 608FC is available in 30-inch row spacing with or without the
stalk chopping option. The head folds quickly to a narrow 10.9-ft. width.
The 608FC has an improved row unit slip clutch and drive shaft interface
for longer life when harvesting today’s more robust hybrids.
NEW 2R SERIES COMPACT TRACTORS: John Deere is expanding
its 2R Series Compact Utility Tractor line with two new large-chassis
models, the 2032R and 2038R, which feature a redesigned body for improved stability in the 38-horsepower range.
A premium suspension seat, ergonomic controls, tilt steering wheel,
cruise control and thick rubber floor mat provide a comfortable opera-
tor experience. The tractors are equipped with standard work lights on
the fender and an optional premium LED work light kit.
The industry exclusive CommandCut lift system provides quick and
accurate cutting height adjustments for precision cutting. The Twin
Touch foot controls simplify speed and direction, while the e Throttle allows the machine to automatically increase or decrease engine speed,
and standard cruise control keeps ground speed consistent.
The 2R Series features fully independent implements, allowing for
front, mid and rear implements to be installed at the same time and
combined in up to seven different ways. The larger implement options
from the 3R tractors are now available for the 2R series models.
3E SERIES COMPAC T TRACTORS: To meet varied customer needs
and budgets, John Deere expanded its 3E Series Compact Utility Tractor
line to include the 3025E. With the addition of a 25-horsepower option,
John Deere now offers a trio of compact utility tractors all the way up to
The 3025E features a two-range hydrostatic transmission, increasing tractor performance while eliminating clutching for fast and easy
direction changes. Twin Touch foot controls provide an automobile-like
The operator station offers easy access to color-coded, ergonomic
and intuitive controls. The 3025E can be transformed with a variety of
implements. The optional iMatch Quick-Hitch provides easy rear-imple-ment hookup while operators stay seated.
“The 3025E will surprise customers, who would, for the lower price,
expect to find nothing more than a basic, ‘bare-bones’ tractor,” said Mi-chelle Bentley, product marketing manager. “Instead, they discover the
nicely equipped, hardworking machine that goes beyond, providing
reliable performance at an affordable price.”
INTELLIGENT NOZZLE: The John Deere ExactApply intelligent
nozzle control system is available on new John Deere 4-Series Sprayers.
Starting with 2018 models, the technology provides sprayer operators
a consistent droplet size and pattern through a wide range of speeds,
while reducing the potential for overlaps, skips and drift.
“Another important feature with the ExactApply is John Deere’s
Pulse Width Modulation system that offers three times the pulsing frequency of traditional PWM systems on a wide variety of nozzles,” says
Doug Felter, product marketing manager, crop protection and nutrient
ExactApply is compatible with all boom sizes equipped with stainless steel plumbing. Operators have full variable-rate and shut-off functionality at the nozzle level (every 15-20 inches). ExactApply is fully integrated with the GreenStar 2630 Display and SprayStar.
DATA PLATFORM TO OTHER SOFTWARE SUPPLIERS: The John
Deere Operations Center new page, “More Tools,” provides information and links to solutions from other companies using the John Deere
open data platform, and allows farmers access to tools they need from
many top ag software providers while still keeping their data housed in
a single location.
“The option to pick and choose the solutions that make sense for
an operation with practically no extra effort needed to transfer data between them is key for simplicity and usability,” says Kevin Krieg, software
segment manager, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group.
JDLink Connect connects the machine to the Operations Center and
takes the burden of data collection and transmission off of the farmer.
In addition to agronomic data, it collects machine data to give the full
picture of what is happening on the farm.
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