Combine Advisor™ and HarvestSmart™ were updated to further automate the combines. With Combine Advisor, operators will notice ActiveVision™ cameras and sensors being deployed to identify changes in crop conditions. With this information, the equipment will be able to adjust accordingly for optimal performance.
"In addition, the user interface has been improved, simplifying control for the operator," said Matt Badding, harvesting product manager for John Deere.
With the HarvestSmart feedrate control, ground speed is automatically regulated during harvest. Settings are adjusted on-the-go, and the equipment maintains a consistent crop load throughout its use.
The HarvestSmart user interface is also more intuitive this time around. The 30-second calibration process is passive as well, getting rid of the wait time needed for the calibration to finish. HarvestSmart will come standard on the S700 Series Combines that are equipped with the ProDrive transmission.
"It's like the automotive industry's adaptive cruise-control. Operators no longer have to speed up, then slow down to set a target speed," Badding said.
A new optional feature allows operators to set the chopper knife bank in four different positions without having to leave the cab, enhancing residue placement. Finally, all model year 2020 S700 Series Combines come standard with an expanded Precision Ag intelligence package.
To learn more about the upcoming model year S700 Series Combines, contact your local John Deere dealer or visit JohnDeere.com.