Accelerating the Fall Harvest with John Deere Machine Sync

September 30, 2013

With the end of the fall harvest in sight, it’s important for crop harvesters to have the right equipment and technology in place to finish the job strong and get the maximum return on their months of hard work. John Deere Machine Sync can expedite the harvesting process for those looking to make up for lost time or assist those hoping to wrap up their harvest ahead of schedule.

In this post, we will take a look at the specifications of Machine Sync and highlight reasons why so many John Deere customers are turning towards it to help streamline their harvesting processes.

John Deere Machine Sync

Visual Look at Valuable Harvesting Information: When managing a large fleet of harvesting equipment, it can get difficult to keep track of individual machine’s location and status. Machine Sync connects to the GreenStarTM 3 2630 Display within the combine cab to provide the operator with other combine locations and bin-fill status to determine how quickly the combine will need to unload, prioritize which combine to go to first (when multiple combines are in the field), or call in additional grain carts if necessary.

The full-color display within the cab provides a look at all machines in the network allowing operators to view real-time logistics for every other machine in the fleet, reducing the overall time of harvesting operations by making decisions on the go.

John Deere Green Display

Automated Equipment Control: The Machine Communication Radio system creates an in-field, high-speed wireless network enabling “machine-to-machine” communication between up to 10 machines within a single network in a three-mile radius.

With this technology, combine operators can send a “ready-to-unload” signal, as mentioned above, providing the location and capacity of the closest cart. When the tractor and grain cart have been identified, Machine Sync allows operators to control the tractor’s speed and location relative to the combine, mimicking the combine’s movements while it unloads grain, reducing spillage of grain and reducing the amount of stress that comes along with the standard unloading for operators.

 John Deere Combine and Grain Cart

Crop producers work all year long to make sure their harvest produces the highest yield possible. John Deere Machine Sync is the perfect sidekick for producers looking to make the harvesting process more efficient and less stressful.

We hope this post provided a helpful look at Machine Sync’s features and how it could help producers close the fall harvest with a bang. If you enjoyed this post, or want to take a look at some other, feel free to connect with us on Facebook or Google+!