When planning out the amount of work you need to do every day, you shouldn’t have to play a guessing game. This is where John Deere Forestry Technology comes into play – it can help with everything from production measurement to locating harvested trees. The mapped-based production-planning and tracking system is available on John Deere G-Series Swing Machines and M-Series Tracked Harvesters for the utmost convenience.
Let’s take a look at some of the key benefits associated with John Deere Forestry Technology.
With TimberMatic Maps, operators can see the precise GPS-based location, volume, and species of harvested trees, right down to the individual logs. Those who are using forwarders can see where certain species of trees are located and plan out an efficient route for pick-up and transport.
TimberManager, the web-based solution for PCs, tablets and mobile phones, allows operators to select a logging site from afar to view harvesting and forwarding progress on the go. It also includes detailed information, including machine production and efficiencies.
With John Deere ForestSight, each machine is optimized for the specific task at hand. This means that efficiency and productivity are boosted on the job. Operators can identify unused machines so they can be redeployed, compare fuel-burn rates across multiple machines, and see time spent idling.
This technology integrates machine data, prognostics, and diagnostics tools with dealer support and parts availability to improve machine uptime. Machine health recommendations are available to operators as well, giving them insight into potential problems before they result in costly repairs. Maintenance reminders can be based on a customizable schedule and arranged so that they are sent to a computer or mobile device as needed.
Monitoring multiple machines is simple and easy with John Deere ForestSight. Operators can easily view machine movements from afar and track inventory freshness to ensure product quality. In addition, it’s a breeze to set buffer zones around cut blocks and other points of interest. Startup and shutdown times for all machines are available via John Deere ForestSight.
If you have any questions about John Deere Forestry Technology, you can contact your local John Deere dealer.