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• Equipment manufacturers will showcase their workhorse lines and introduce farmers to their latest advancements and what they can purchase now to get ready for next season and seasons to come at the upcoming Sunbelt Expo.
John Deere S-Series Combines are the most productive harvesting machines ever designed and built by John Deere. For 2014, new features will be offered to optimize performance and provide more comfort and control for the operator.
Because of a large footprint, the tracks allow reduced ground pressure and the ability to harvest in a variety of conditions. They are designed with a high-idler configuration for enhanced performance and easy changeability between tracks and tires.
The S-Series line-up includes new Interactive Combine Adjustment™ in base equipment which automates combine settings while harvesting on-the-go. This simplifies overall operator adjustment and brings more consistency and accuracy when harvesting in varying field conditions.
The new Engine Speed Management system reduces overall cost of operation with increased fuel efficiency, especially at transport speeds. There is a new Dual Adjust Chaffer to provide an additional adjustment for improved grain tank cleanliness and an 8 Wing Feed Accelerator to improve material flow in tough harvest conditions for customers with the Variable Stream Rotor.
John Deere introduces Wireless Data Transfer which enables the wireless transmission of data between the GreenStar 3 2630 display, MyJohnDeere.com, and the producer’s farm management information system. This eliminates the need for manual transfer of data and will be available as a subscription upgrade to JDLink Ultimate with Remote Display Access.
Customers are able to access this data from their smart phones, tablets, computers, or any Internet-enabled device. They can then share that data and easily transfer information to 2630 Displays they are using in the field. John Deere has published a general principles document at www.JohnDeere.com/trust to clarify security and data management details for dealers and customers.
To meet evolving application needs of customers and Final Tier 4 emissions requirements, John Deere introduces the R4030 and R4038 Self-Propelled Sprayers. These new, completely redesigned John Deere 4 Series Sprayers offer greater productivity, more uptime and reduced cost of operation.
The 800-gallon R4030 Sprayer replaces the 4730 model. It features a 280 horsepower 6.8L PowerTech Plus PSS Final Tier 4 engine with a four-wheel hydrostatic drive that can operate up to 20 MPH in the field and 30 MPH in transport.
The 1,000-gallon R4038 Sprayer replaces the 4830 Sprayer. It features a 310 horsepower 9.0L PowerTech Plus PSS Final Tier 4 engine with a four-wheel hydrostatic drive that can operate up to 25 MPH in the field and 35 MPH in transport.
Both sprayers have redesigned flat-fold booms in widths up to 120 feet, improved weight distribution, the CommandView II cab with the fully integrated GreenStar 3 2630 display, and the latest in tire technologies.
The John Deere CommandView II cab offers a wider side door opening for easier access, integrated machine controls, and more glass for greater visibility. The chassis sits on the dual strut independent wheel air-ride suspension that provides a smooth, stable ride at higher speeds, and auto air spring leveling keeps the chassis level at all times, including on uneven terrain and as the spray tank empties.
The R4030 and R4038 Sprayers come with Direct Injection Ready. This option provides the flexibility to change products between crops and manage chemical risk by allowing the operator to carry up to 135 gallons of up to two raw chemicals outside of the primary solution tank.