John Deere continues to develop alternative solutions within the ForestSight technology suite. One of our favorite additions to this suite is John Deere TimberNavi – a simple, fully-integrated mapping solution that allows forestry equipment owners and operators to get the most visibility around the land they are harvesting. Ideally, the technology aims to help operators become more productive and efficient in the woods.

John Deere Feller Buncher

This technology has proven to reduce digital-mapping time by up to 60%. Talk about taking efficiency and productivity to the next level. Whether in the woods or off-site, owners can better manage their fleet of equipment.

For this reason, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide on getting started with John Deere TimberNavi. Enjoy!

Key Features of TimberNavi

Before we get started, we thought it would be helpful to outline some of the key features and benefits that machine owners and operators will experience from TimberNavi. These include the following

  • Leverages ESRI ArcGIS for precise digital maps
  • Add-on Toolbar & Map Designer Software for quick and easy map creation
  • Easy-to-use, high-quality touchscreen display to ensure the best uptime and production possible
  • Durable monitor to ensure reliability and reduced downtime, even in tough working conditions.
  • Advanced machine tracking to highlight what has already been harvested
  • Measuring tool for easy calculation of what’s left to harvest

Step 1: Download Base Map

Step 2: Setup Site Project in ArcMap

Step 5: Load Files to Machine Monitor

Step 6: Utilizing Tracking Layer

Final Thoughts

TimberNavi is currently available for L-Series Skidders, M-Series Skidders, Wheeled Feller Bunchers, and Tracked Feller Bunchers. The technology can quickly and easily be installed at the factory or added to an existing L-Series or M-Series machine. For more information, be sure to contact your local John Deere dealer.

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