To enhance the farm equipment operator’s ability to better control a wide variety of machine functions and field operations, John Deere has introduced a new solution for 2017.
John Deere is rolling out its new Rate Controller 2000 that integrates with many implements for high-resolution product control. The John Deere Rate Controller 2000 is compatible with many different equipment platforms, including non-John Deere pull-type sprayers, liquid and dry fertiliser systems, anhydrous applicators and some planters.
The John Deere Rate Controller 2000 aids in field documentation, map-based prescription applications, and overlap control when used with John Deere Section Control activation. Producers and ag service providers who use the new rate controller can manage the application of up to five different products, liquid or dry, and will have increased section control capabilities when making those applications. Customers will also have the ability to simultaneously apply liquid fertilisers, along with other inputs such as herbicides, insecticides, or granular products, to reduce the number of field passes and improve operational productivity.
“The new John Deere Rate Controller 2000 provides much greater flexibility and utility across numerous equipment platforms for customers who want a single rate controller,” explains John Mishler, production and precision ag marketing manager for John Deere. “Customers using other rate controllers can easily and conveniently migrate to a single John Deere Rate Controller 2000 at a lower cost versus adding multiple controllers.”
The John Deere Rate Controller 2000 is a drop-in replacement for current GreenStar™ Rate Controller-equipped implements utilising a GreenStar 3 2630 Display. It can be used on non-John Deere equipment such as 3-point mounted sprayers and drawn sprayers when used with a GreenStar 3 2630 Display or tractors equipped with the 4600 CommandCenter.