New John Deere technology debuts at Cereals LIVE

Alexander Ehhalt

JOHN Deere’s leading pre-cision ag technology solut-ions for arable farmers and contractors were featured on the company’s virtual stand at Cereals LIVE 2020 on June 10 and 11, alongside the latest new products.

Making their event debut were the 7R and 8R Series tractors, including the brand new 8RX four-track tractors.

Built in a compact frame for

easy manoeuvrability in the

field, the 8RX Series combines maximum pulling performance with a lighter tread to minimise soil compaction.

In addition, the R4150i self-propelled sprayer with new Exact-Apply nozzle system featuring state-of-the-art pulse width mod-

ulation (PWM) was seen in the online Sprays & Sprayers demonstration arena, alongside the R952i PowrSpray trailed sprayer and models from the Mazzotti MAF range.

ExactApply allows users to control droplet size and application rate as well as reduce overlaps, while offering a wider range of spraying speeds.

The new season T- and S-Series combine harvesters offer cust-omers easier operation as well as increased throughput, automation and connectivity, with Wireless Data Transfer (WDT) plus Remote Display Access (RDA) offered free for five years.

A glimpse of the new X9 combine, first previewed at Agritechnica 2019, was also included in the online line-up.

Especially now, John Deere and its dealer network see the future of farming in connectivity that makes the most of machine, field and agronomy data in the decision-making process and provides full control of the production chain. The company is pioneering the use of such data based around the new website portal and proactive Connected Support systems to provide increased uptime, higher performance and reduced operating costs.

Another section of the virtual stand showed how investment in a premium connectivity package can provide average savings of up to £48/ha.

These figures can typically be achieved through a combination of increased productivity and machine efficiency, consistent acc-

uracy, less wear and tear on equipment and typical fuel savings of 10 to 15 per cent, as highlighted by the expanded Fuel Guarantee programme.


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