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Navigating the world of agricultural technology can be incredibly exciting. But it can also be very confusing. There’s a ton of information out there and what seems like an endless supply of products and equipment. It might take a minute, but it’s worth it to sit down and sort this stuff out in order to take advantage of the huge money-saving potential of John Deere’s Precision Ag products. So let’s take a look at some of the Precision Farming equipment you can use. 

StarFire Receivers are the cornerstone of John Deere’s Precision Ag offerings. These come built-in on a lot of large ag equipment but stand-alone units can be bought and fitted to most equipment, even that of another color. These receivers connect your machine with John Deere’s satellite positioning network as well as your dealer’s local RTK network to provide guidance and location data. With accuracy levels that can be fine-tuned to tighter than an inch, your planters or combines can prevent significant overlap and when paired with section control this can produce significant savings.

In-Cab Displays
The front line of your Precision Ag functions is the in-cab display included in many of your machines. These displays can be customized and store user profiles to provide different users with their preferred information or even different information based on different jobs they’re using the equipment for. These displays also serve as the primary link between your machine and the wider equipment network. When the JDLink system is used, it's on these displays that coverage maps are shown and through which machine performance and application data is shared. And, should something go wrong, using remote display access is how your local dealership can diagnose the problem and guide repairs without a time-consuming field visit. 

Operations Center
Not a piece of equipment, per se, but rather the software suite that allows you to tie all the information gathered and produced by the various pieces of equipment. The Operations Center is where all the real-time data from your machines is collected and you’re able to monitor performance and guide changes on the fly. The Operations Center can be linked to your home computer, laptop or tablet, allowing you access wherever you are.

Although not a comprehensive list of the Precision Ag equipment out there, these are the fundamental pieces you’ll need to take advantage of everything out there. With the right combinations of receivers and displays, all funneled through the operations center, you can take full control of your fleet’s performance. 

Come by your local Tennessee Tractor location today and talk to our Precision Ag experts to learn more about what this technology can do for you.