How Can I Prepare for the Harvest Season?

Employing Harvest Equipment for Effective Preparation

Preparing for a successful harvest requires producers to take important steps in the months leading up to the season – this includes learning about available resources. John Deere harvest equipment is designed to help boost efficiency and productivity in the field through the employment of technology such as ActiveYield and JDLink Connect. These systems, which are compatible with various harvest equipment models, enable the effective use of field data. Producers can be prepared for a productive season by gaining a better understanding of what this technology is capable of before the harvest begins.

ActiveYield

This technology provides continuous calibration of the mass flow sensor through the load cells installed in the grain tank - the load cells estimate the change in weight of grain as the tank fills. Once the load cells indicate that there is grain accumulating in the tank, the system will begin capturing data; these measurements will continue until the load cells signify a gain weight of 6,600 pounds. By utilizing a series of data, this software is able to calculate the change in weight of grain over time.

JDLink Connect

This software is designed to provide remote support with diagnostics and alerts, location history, and can help with maintenance planning and logging based on factory recommendations. Additionally, JDLink Connect has Remote Display Access which enables operators to gain machine support while out in the field from experts who may be located elsewhere. This system logs and sends machine performance automatically through cellular signals. The accumulation of this information over time enables producers to view aggregated averages which can be used to improve yields throughout the season.

For more information regarding harvest season and available technology, contact your local John Deere dealer.

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