• Electric drive with Section Control
  • Wide variety of working widths and row spacings
  • Latest John Deere technologies
  • Easier access to meters
Features
Specifications
Details

Features

  • Working Width: 30 ft., 36 ft.,
    40 ft., 42 ft.
  • Capacity: 100 bu., 120 bu.
  • Opener: ProSeries™
  • Spacing: 7.5 in., 10 in., 15 in., 20 in.

Specifications

Dimensions

Centerframe width 3.5, 4.6 m
11.4, 15.2 ft
Clearance from rank to rank 134 cm
52.8 in.
Frame Cross members
102x152 mm
4x6 in.
End tubes
51x152 mm
2x6 in.
Hitch
254x152 mm
10x6 in.
From ground to platform ≤ 85 in. (220 cm)
From ground to top of lid ≤ 126 in. (320 cm); ≤ 122 in. (310 cm)
From ground to top of lights ≤ 126 in. (320 cm); ≤ 122 in. (310 cm)
From ground to top of safety rail ≤ 127 in. (322.6 cm)
Overall length ≤ 9.1 m
≤ 29.9 ft
Road clearance > 17.8 cm
> 7.0 in.
Weight before ballast Dual rank - 7.5-in. (19.1 cm) spacing: ≤ 23,000 lb. (10,400 kg); ≤ 27,200 lb. (12,300 kg); ≤ 29,800 lb. (13,500 kg); ≤ 31,000 lb. (14,100 kg)
Single rank - 10-in. (25.4 cm) spacing: ≤ 20,400 lb. (9300 kg); ≤ 24,300 lb. (11,000 kg); ≤ 26,400 lb. (12,000 kg); ≤ 27,300 lb. (12,400 kg)
Single rank - 15-in. (38.1 cm) spacing: ≤ 14,700 lb. (6700 kg); ≤ 16,900 lb. (7700 kg); ≤ 18,500 lb. (8400 kg); ≤ 19,200 lb. (8700 kg)
  • Generation 4 Display compatibility
  • Improved meter access with new frame design
  • High floatation tires
  • SeedPlus™ mobile app
  • RelativeFlow™ Blockage sensing
  • TruSet™ downforce system
  • Versatile machine configurations
  • Electric drives enabling SectionCommand™ system
  • John Deere ActiveCal™ system
Features

Features

  • Working Width: 30 ft., 36 ft.,
    40 ft., 42 ft.
  • Capacity: 100 bu., 120 bu.
  • Opener: ProSeries™
  • Spacing: 7.5 in., 10 in., 15 in., 20 in.
Specifications

Specifications

Additional information - Date collected:
1 March 2019
Additional information - Implement harness connection, 12 VDC:
7-pin SAE, 9-pin ISO
Additional information - Implement harness connection, 56 VDC:
Power take-off (PTO) power gen
Additional information - Tool-mounted alternator:
56 VDC
Dimensions - Centerframe width:
3.5, 4.6 m<br/>11.4, 15.2 ft
Dimensions - Clearance from rank to rank:
134 cm<br/>52.8 in.
Dimensions - Frame:
Cross members<br/>102x152 mm<br/>4x6 in.<br/>End tubes<br/>51x152 mm<br/>2x6 in.<br/>Hitch<br/>254x152 mm<br/>10x6 in.<br/>
Dimensions - From ground to platform:
≤ 85 in. (220 cm)
Dimensions - From ground to top of lid:
≤ 126 in. (320 cm); ≤ 122 in. (310 cm)
Dimensions - From ground to top of lights:
≤ 126 in. (320 cm); ≤ 122 in. (310 cm)
Dimensions - From ground to top of safety rail:
≤ 127 in. (322.6 cm)
Dimensions - Overall length:
≤ 9.1 m<br/>≤ 29.9 ft
Dimensions - Road clearance:
> 17.8 cm<br/>> 7.0 in.
Dimensions - Weight before ballast:
Dual rank - 7.5-in. (19.1 cm) spacing: ≤ 23,000 lb. (10,400 kg); ≤ 27,200 lb. (12,300 kg); ≤ 29,800 lb. (13,500 kg); ≤ 31,000 lb. (14,100 kg)<br/>Single rank - 10-in. (25.4 cm) spacing: ≤ 20,400 lb. (9300 kg); ≤ 24,300 lb. (11,000 kg); ≤ 26,400 lb. (12,000 kg); ≤ 27,300 lb. (12,400 kg)<br/>Single rank - 15-in. (38.1 cm) spacing: ≤ 14,700 lb. (6700 kg); ≤ 16,900 lb. (7700 kg); ≤ 18,500 lb. (8400 kg); ≤ 19,200 lb. (8700 kg)
Equipment compatibility (at 1.5 in. seeding depth and 8 mph) - Tractor drawbar power required, 10-in (25.4 cm) models:
≥ 240 hp (179 kW)<br/>≥ 278 hp (207 kW)<br/>≥ 301 hp (225 kW)<br/>≥ 311 hp (232 kW)
Equipment compatibility (at 1.5 in. seeding depth and 8 mph) - Tractor drawbar power required, 15-in (38.1 cm) models:
≥ 183 hp (137 kW)<br/>≥ 206 hp (154 kW)<br/>≥ 222 hp (166 kW)<br/>≥ 231 hp (172 kW)
Equipment compatibility (at 1.5 in. seeding depth and 8 mph) - Tractor drawbar power required, 7.5-in (19.1 cm) models:
≥ 293 hp (219 kW)<br/>≥ 341 hp (254 kW)<br/>≥ 373 hp (278 kW)<br/>≥ 392 hp (292 kW)
Key Specs - Number of ranks:
Single; Dual
Key Specs - Openers:
<br/>Diameter<br/>45.7 cm<br/>18 in.<br/>Down pressure<br/>Up to 400 lbs.<br/>Dual rank - 7.5-in. (19.1 cm) spacing: 48, 58, 64, 68<br/>Dual rank - 10-in. (25.4 cm) spacing: 36, 44, 48, 50<br/>Single rank - 15-in. (38.1 cm) spacing: 24, 28, 32, 34
Key Specs - Spacing:
Dual rank: 7.5-in. (19.1 cm) spacing; 10-in. (25.4 cm) spacing<br/>Single rank: 15-in. (38.1 cm) spacing
Key Specs - Working widths:
9.15, 11, 12.2, 13 m<br/>30, 36, 40, 42 ft
Openers - Depth control:
<br/>Wheel size<br/>4.5 in. x 16 in. or 3 in. x 16 in.<br/><br/>
Openers - Disk:
Diameter<br/>45.7 cm<br/>18 in.<br/>Angle<br/>7-degree angle<br/>
Openers - Down pressure:
<br/><br/>Up to 400 lbs.
Openers - Furrow closing:
Description<br/>Cast wheel at 15-degree vertical angle<br/>Serrated closing wheel at 15-degree vertical angle<br/>Size<br/>Cast wheel: 2.54x30.5 cm<br/>1x12 in.<br/>Serrated closing wheel: 302 mm<br/>11.9 in.<br/>Material<br/>Cast<br/>Down force<br/>Down-pressure from 11.8-19.5 kg<br/>26-43 lb<br/>Serrated or smooth cast closing wheel
Openers - In-Furrow press wheel:
Material<br/>Rubber<br/>Packing force<br/>Adjustable down-pressure from 2.3 to 20.4 kg<br/>5 to 45 lb<br/>2.54x25.4 cm<br/>1x10 in.
Seed Metering - Crops:
Barley, oats, rice, sorghum, soybean, wheat
Seed Metering - Description:
Central volumetric metering
Seed Metering - Max Volumetric Seeding Rates - Barley:
≤ 1,000,000 seeds per acre (2,470,000 seeds per hectare)
Seed Metering - Max Volumetric Seeding Rates - Milo/Sorghum:
≤ 100,000 seeds per acre (247,000 seeds per hectare)
Seed Metering - Max Volumetric Seeding Rates - Oats:
≤ 2,500,000 seeds per acre (6,180,000 seeds per hectare)
Seed Metering - Max Volumetric Seeding Rates - Rice:
≤ 1,700,000 seeds per acre (4,200,000 seeds per hectare)
Seed Metering - Max Volumetric Seeding Rates - Soybean:
≤ 250,000 seeds per acre (618,000 seeds per hectare)
Seed Metering - Max Volumetric Seeding Rates - Wheat:
≤ 2,970,000 seeds per acre (7,300,000 seeds per hectare)
Seed Metering - Metering Drive Type:
Electric
Seed Storage - Blower:
45 cm (17.7 in.) diameter impeller
Seed Storage - Blower drive type:
Hydraulic
Seed Storage - Distribution hose size:
1 in. (2.54 cm) ID for 38.1 cm (15 in.) row spacing<br/>1.13 in. (3.13 cm) ID primaries with 1 in. (2.54 cm) ID secondaries for 19.1 and 25.4 cm (7.5 and 10 in.) row spacings
Seed Storage - Tank Description:
Central, non-pressurized polyethylene tank
Seed Storage - Tank Fill Screen:
Optional; one per tank opening
Seed Storage - Tank Scales:
Optional; provides summed commodity weight
Seed Storage - Total Tank Capacity:
100 bu (3500 L)<br/>120 bu (4200 L)
Seed Storage - Type:
Pneumatic
Sizes - Number of ranks:
Single; Dual
Sizes - Number of sections:
Dual: 48, 58, 64, 68; 36, 44, 48, 50<br/>Single: 24, 28, 32, 34
Sizes - Spacing:
Dual rank: 7.5-in. (19.1 cm) spacing; 10-in. (25.4 cm) spacing<br/>Single rank: 15-in. (38.1 cm) spacing
Sizes - Working widths:
9.15, 11, 12.2, 13 m<br/>30, 36, 40, 42 ft
Tires - Centerframe tires and wheels:
(4) 33x15.5-16 on front, (4) 500/40R16 on rear<br/>(4) 500/40R16 on front, (4) 500/40R16 on rear
Tires - Mainframe bolt pattern:
8 bolts
Tires - Mainframe standard:
(4) 33x15.5-16 on front, (4) 33x15.5-16 on rear
Tires - Wheel spacing, center frame:
Width of duals, center to center<br/>101.6 in. (258.1 cm)<br/>126.8 in. (322.1 cm)<br/>Width outside to outside of dual pair, front - largest tire option<br/>51.5 in. (130.8 cm)<br/>Width outside to outside of dual pair, rear<br/>51.5 in. (130.8 cm)<br/>Tire width, front - largest tire option<br/>16 in. (40.6 cm)<br/>20 in. (50.8 cm)<br/>Tire width, rear - largest tire option<br/>20 in. (50.8 cm)<br/>
Tires - Wing tires and wheels:
(8) 33x15.5-16
Tires - Wings bolt pattern:
8 bolts
Tires - Wings standard:
(4) 31x13.5-15 NHS
Tracor requirements - Hydraulic Power Beyond:
Required for in-cab opener downforce and electric power generation
Tracor requirements - Minimum electrical capacity:
48 A at 12 VDC
Tracor requirements - Minimum hydraulic capacity:
58 gpm (220 L/min) at 2900 psi (200 bar)
Tracor requirements - Minimum number of SCV's:
Three - one fold, one opener raise/lower, and one seed distribution blower

Dimensions

Centerframe width 3.5, 4.6 m
11.4, 15.2 ft
Clearance from rank to rank 134 cm
52.8 in.
Frame Cross members
102x152 mm
4x6 in.
End tubes
51x152 mm
2x6 in.
Hitch
254x152 mm
10x6 in.
From ground to platform ≤ 85 in. (220 cm)
From ground to top of lid ≤ 126 in. (320 cm); ≤ 122 in. (310 cm)
From ground to top of lights ≤ 126 in. (320 cm); ≤ 122 in. (310 cm)
From ground to top of safety rail ≤ 127 in. (322.6 cm)
Overall length ≤ 9.1 m
≤ 29.9 ft
Road clearance > 17.8 cm
> 7.0 in.
Weight before ballast Dual rank - 7.5-in. (19.1 cm) spacing: ≤ 23,000 lb. (10,400 kg); ≤ 27,200 lb. (12,300 kg); ≤ 29,800 lb. (13,500 kg); ≤ 31,000 lb. (14,100 kg)
Single rank - 10-in. (25.4 cm) spacing: ≤ 20,400 lb. (9300 kg); ≤ 24,300 lb. (11,000 kg); ≤ 26,400 lb. (12,000 kg); ≤ 27,300 lb. (12,400 kg)
Single rank - 15-in. (38.1 cm) spacing: ≤ 14,700 lb. (6700 kg); ≤ 16,900 lb. (7700 kg); ≤ 18,500 lb. (8400 kg); ≤ 19,200 lb. (8700 kg)
Details

Generation 4 Display compatibility

This is the compatible equipment approved with the software update 19-1 release, and is subject to change with newer software updates. To ensure complete and proper compatibility, the most current version of implement control unit software, Gen 4 Display software, or compatible farm management information software (FMIS) should be used. Non-current software versions will require an update before support can be provided. Unapproved software version configurations will not be supported.

The software update 19-1 release is only compatible with 4600 CommandCenter™ v2 processors. Software update 17-2 is the last release that was compatible with 4600 v1 processors.

Server serial numbers are as follows:

  • v1 = RWG prefix
  • v2 = PCG prefix
Machine compatibility

John Deere Large Ag Tractors

John Deere Large Ag Tractors
(list of all automatically detected machines)
Model yearCommandCenter™ display Universal Display
4600 v2420046404240
9R/9RT/9RX Series 2018 and newerX---XX
9R/9RT/9RX Series 2015 - 2017*---XX
9R/9RT2012 - 2014------XX
9030/9030T Series2008 - newer------XX
8R/8RT Series2018 - newerX---XX
8R/8RT SeriesMid-2014 - 2017*---XX
8R/8RT Series2010 - 2013------XX
8030/8030T Series2006 and newer------XX
7R Series2018 and newerXXXX
7R Series2014 - 2017*---XX
7R Series2011 - 2013------XX
7J Series2018 and newer------XX
7030 Series2007 and newer------XX
7030 Series (Large Frame)2007 and newer------XX
6030 and 7030 Series (Small Frame)2006 and newer------XX
6R Series2018 and newerXXXX
6R Series (Final Tier 4)2015 - 2017*---XX
6R Series (Interim Tier 4)2013 - 2015------XX
6M Series2013 and newer------XX
6J Series2018 and newer------XX
5R Series2019 and newer------XX

*NOTE: For latest Precision Ag functionality, update machines equipped from the factory with v1 processor to v2.

John Deere Nutrient Applicators

John Deere Nutrient Applicators

Model yearCommandCenterUniversal Display
4600 v2420046404240
F4365 High-Capacity Nutrient Applicator2017 and newerX---------

John Deere Self-Propelled Sprayers

John Deere self-
propelled sprayers
Model yearCommandCenterUniversal Display
4600 v2420046404240
4 Series Sprayers 2018 and newerX---------
4 Series Sprayers 2013 - 2017------X---
49402012 - 2014------X---
46302008 and newer------X---
47302008 and newer------X---
48302008 - 2014------X---
49302008 - 2013 (SN 4000+)------X---
R4040i2019 and newer------X---
R4050i2019 and newer------X---
Hagie™ sprayers2014 and newerCompatible with GreenStar™ 3 2630 Displays and 4640 Universal Displays*

*NOTE: When using the 4640 Universal Display on a Hagie Sprayer, additional mounting and harnessing may be required. Current John Deere/Hagie field kits only offer GreenStar 3 2630 Display parts.

  • 4640 Ram™ Mount - SJ34503
  • 4640 power/video harness - BPF11527 (1-3 video plus machine power), PF90687 (machine power only)
  • AutoTrac™ Vision/AutoTrac RowSense and multi-rank section control are not supported on Hagie at this time

John Deere Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters (SPFH)

John Deere Self-Propelled
Forage Harvesters

Model yearCommandCenterUniversal Display
4600 v2420046404240
9000 Series SPFH2019 and newer------X---
8000 Series SPFH2015 and newer------X---
Equipment compatibility

John Deere planters

SeedStar™ 4HP planters are only compatible with 4600 CommandCenter displays with a version 2 (v2) processor and 4640 Universal Displays. Displays should be running Gen 4 OS software version 10.10.404-390 or newer and the most current version of tractor applications to be compatible with SeedStar 4HP planter applications. Additionally, dual-display mode is not available for use with SeedStar 4HP planter applications, along with Gen 4 Extended Monitor.

The SeedStar 2 configuration below is available only on factory-installed model year 2011 and newer planters and may be field-installed on model year 2009 and 2010 planters. Green PM/PA controllers (factory-installed on model year 2009 and 2010 planters) are not supported with a Gen 4 display.

For John Deere dealers: the Service ADVISOR™ tool is needed to update SeedStar 2, SeedStar XP, and SeedStar 3 HP software. Documentation is not supported when using a rate controller to control row clutches on a John Deere planter.

 

John Deere plantersControl unit nameSoftware version (or newer)CommandCenter display Universal Display
4600 v2420046404240*
SeedStar 2
Black PM122.0XXXX
Black PA1, (if available PA 2)22.0XXXX
Green PM110.11------------
Green PA1 (if available PA 2)10.11------------
SeedStar XP
Black PM122.0XXXX
Black PA1, (if available PA 2)22.0XXXX
PM27.0XXXX
SeedStar 3 HP
Planter Main A (PCMA)5.0XXXX
Planter Main B (PCMB or MMC)8.0XXXX
Row-unit Controller (RUC)2.0XXXX
EPG3.0XXXX
SeedStar 4HP
Planter Apps10.3.14-14X---X---
Planter Main A (PCMA)4.0X---X---
Planter Main B (PCMB or MMC)4.0X---X---
Row-unit Controller (RUC)2.0X---X---
Electrical Power Generation (EPG)3.0X---X---
Electrical Power Module, 2 (PC2)2.0X---X---

*NOTE: For implements requiring ground speed input (radar), utilizing a 4240 Universal Display may require an additional 4240 Radar speed kit.

John Deere Air Seeders

The C850 Air Cart requires a 4600/4200 CommandCenter Display or a 4640/4240 Universal Display. GreenStar 3 2630 monitors are not supported. Additionally, C850 Air Carts and AutoTrac Implement Guidance (passive) are compatible with software update 18-2 and newer.

 

John Deere Air SeederModel year/control unit nameSoftware version (or newer) CommandCenterUniversal Display
4600 v2420046404240*
C850 Air Cart
Cart Master Controller (CMC)12XXXX
Mini Tank Controller (TXC)6XXXX
Front, Middle, Rear Tank Controller (TCU)6XXXX
1870 Seeding Tool - TruSet™ system2017 and newer (IDC)5.0XXXX
1870 Seeding Tool - RelativeFlow™ blockage sensors2017 and newer (BMU)4.0XXXX
1910 Air Cart - ground drive2009 and newer3.0XXXX
1910 Air Cart - hydraulic drive
2013 and newer8.00XXXX
Seeding tools with air-run blockage - primary blockage
2009 and newer (BMU)12.0XXXX
Seeding tools with air-run blockage - air-run blockage2009 and newer (BMU)12.0XXXX
Member Module5.0XXXX
1990 Central Commodity System (CCS™)
2009 and newer (BMU)12.0XXXX
N500C SeriesSMCA or SMC2.0X---X---
SMCB or BMU2.0X---X---
EPG2.0X---X---

*NOTE: For implements requiring ground speed input (radar), utilizing a 4240 Universal Display may require an additional 4240 Radar speed kit.

John Deere Tillage

John Deere TillageControl unit nameSoftware version (or newer) CommandCenterUniversal Display
4600 v2420046404240
AccuDepth™ cultivatorImplement Depth Control (IDC)11XXXX
2730 with TruSet
Tillage Controller 1 (TC1)1.65H8XXXX
2230 with TruSetTillage Controller 1 (TC1)2.74J7XXXX
2330 with TruSetTillage Controller 1 (TC1)2.34J7XXXX
2620/2630 with TruSetTillage Controller 1 (TC1)

2.94J7

XXXX
2720 with TruSetTillage Controller 1 (TC1)1.22H7XXXX
2660VT with TruSetTillage Controller 1 (TC1)1.01J8XXXX

*NOTE: For implements requiring ground speed input (radar), utilizing a 4240 Universal Display may require an additional 4240 Radar speed kit.

John Deere Round Balers

 

John Deere Round BalersControl unit nameSoftware version (or newer)CommandCenterUniversal Display
4600 v2420046404240
0 SeriesBaler Automation10.07XXXX
9 Series Premium
Baler Automation7.16XXXX
V451R/V461R Baler Automation11.5XXXX

 

 

John Deere Large Square Balers

John Deere Large Square Balers
Including Harvest Tec applicator and PhiBer accumulator
Control unit nameSoftware version (or newer)CommandCenter Universal Display
4600 v2420046404240
0 SeriesGen 4 VT3.04XXXX
1 Series
Gen 4 VT5.07XXXX

John Deere combines

John Deere combinesModel yearCommandCenterUniversal Display
4600 v2420046404240
S700 Series2018 and newerX---------
S430 and S4402017 and newerX---------
S600 Series2012 - 2017------XX
S540 and S550 Series2012 and newer------XX
T-Series2012 and current------XX
W-Series2012 and current------XX
70 Series*2008 - 2013------XX

*NOTE: If using 4640 Universal Display, AutoTrac RowSense on a 70-Series Combine is not compatible.

NOTE: Competitive equipment may be compatible with 4640 Universal Display and 4240 Universal Display. For additional compatibility information, see AutoTrac Universal 200, AutoTrac Universal 300, or AutoTrac Controller in the Ag Sales Manual.

Precision Ag Technology software compatibility
John Deere control unitsControl unit nameSoftware version (or newer)CommandCenter display Universal Display
4600 v2420046404240
*StarFire 6000 Receiver---4.10JXXXX
StarFire 3000 Receiver---2.32HXXXX
*Modular Telematics Gateways (MTG) - 3G---21.03XXXX
*MTG - 4G---24.01XXXX
GreenStar Rate Controller---3.60FXXXX
GreenStar Rate Controller Dry---2.11AXXXX
*John Deere Rate Controller 2000---1.12CXXXX
*AutoTrac Universal 200---2.30A------XX
*AutoTrac Universal 300---3.22O------XX
AutoTrac Controller 250---11933B------XX
*AutoTrac Controller - Deere---1.11B------XX
AutoTrac Controller - Raven---3.2.29------XX
AutoTrac Controller - Reichhardt®---SW 1.3------XX
AutoTrac RowSense™RG3AKK15783EX---X---
AutoTrac VisionVGC4.01LX---X---
AutoTrac Turn Automation---18-1 (FT4 iTEC tractors)X---X---
AutoTrac Implement Guidance---18-1X---X---
Active Implement Guidance (VT)Application 11002.71 TX---X---
iGrade™Application 11002.71 TX---X---
Distance TripApplication 11002.71 TX---X---
Gen 4 Extended Monitor  X---X---
Wireless Data Server Wireless Data Server

1.484.1 (Planting
7.471.1 (Application)

X---------
Mobile Data TransferMyTransfer™ App

3.8.6 (iOS)
3.8.5 (Android)

XXXX
Connect Mobile appConnect Mobile App6.0.0 or newerX---------
Connect Mobile serverConnect Mobile server5.2.57-5X---------
Mobile WeatherApplication 11201.51 VX---X---

*NOTE: See additional information below.

StarFire Receivers

StarFire Receivers can be updated in the following ways:

  • Receiver USB port (available only for StarFire 6000 Receivers)
  • Gen 4 display USB port
  • Remote software updates application (in ISOBUS VT app)

Additionally, StarFire iTC Receivers are no longer supported with software update 2017-1 and newer software. StarFire 6000 Receivers require software version 3.80F or higher when used with AutoTrac Implement Guidance.

John Deere Operations Center

Gen 4 data is only compatible with the John Deere Operations Center.

Activations/subscriptions required for Wireless Data Transfer (WDT) and Data Sync:

  • A 4600 CommandCenter Premium activation, 4200 CommandCenter Section Control and Data Sync activation, a 4640 Premium subscription, or 4240 Section Control and Data Sync
  • JDLink™ Ultimate + WDT + Remote Display Access (RDA) or JDLink Connect subscription

To use RDA on a Gen 4 CommandCenter Display with a GreenStar 3 2630 Display connected in the same machine, GreenStar 3 2630 software version 3.22.1095 (SU2014-1) or higher is required (for 4600 CommandCenter Display and 4640 Universal Display only).

GreenStar Rate Controller and GreenStar Rate Controller Dry

GreenStar Rate Controller Dry is supported with display software update 2017-2 and newer. The 4600 and 4200 CommandCenter Displays and 4640 and 4240 Universal Displays support documentation and section control of up to five GreenStar Rate Controller units.

To update the GreenStar Rate Controller and GreenStar Rate Controller Dry, utilize a Gen 4 Display USB port. John Deere dealers can also utilize Service ADVISOR™. GDC 2.11A was the last software version available through Software Manager. GDC 2.20A has been available since spring 2015 and contains diagnostic language updates. This software can only be obtained through Service ADVISOR.

John Deere Rate Controller 2000

The Gen 4 Displays and John Deere Rate Controller 2000 can support documentation and control up to five operations. ISO controllers such as SeedStar on John Deere planters can be used with a John Deere Rate Controller 2000 that is documenting additional operations. Additionally, Gen 4 Displays can document shared sections with a John Deere Rate Controller 2000. An example of this would be John Deere Rate Controller 2000 used with a Raven Sidekick™ ICD direct injection pump.

For more information on Gen 4 displays and John Deere Rate Controller 2000 compatibility, please visit the John Deere Ag Sales Manual.

AutoTrac™ Vision

AutoTrac Vision Guidance Camera 19-1 software 4.01L is only compatible with RowGuidance 3 Controller software AKK15783F and GreenStar 3 2630 17-1 software 3.34.1345 or newer and Generation 4 18-1 software 10.10.404-345 or newer. 

AutoTrac Universal 200, AutoTrac Universal 300, and AutoTrac Controller

AutoTrac Universal 200, AutoTrac Universal 300, and AutoTrac Controllers are for use with the 4640 Universal Display and 4240 Universal Display. Please see the AutoTrac Universal 200, AutoTrac Universal 300, or AutoTrac Controller Sales Manual for exact model compatibility.

ISOBUS implements

Gen 4 Displays are compatible with one Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) certified ISOBUS implement; AEF-certified ISOBUS implements with Task Controller Section Control (TC-SC) functionality and AEF certification for TC-SC include sprayers, fertilizer spreaders, planters, seeders, manure applicators, etc. For third-party FMIS compatibility, reference the John Deere Operations Center.

A software update performed by an authorized ISOBUS implement dealer may be required to obtain compatible software. ISOBUS implements must be certified through the Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) to be recognized by the Gen 4 CommandCenter display. Visit www.aef-online.org for more information; visit www.aef-isobus-database.org for an active list of compatible implements.

ISOBUS implements with VT4 are now supported by Gen 4 Displays. Gen 4 Displays still support older VT versions (example: VT2 and VT3). If an implement is not loading after updating to Gen 4 software update 2017-2 (or newer on 4600 CommandCenter v2 processors), it is recommended that the implement manufacturer be contacted to get a software version that is either VT3 or VT4.

Extended monitor

When using an extended monitor with equipment visualized in ISOBUS VT Viewer and applying VT run page modules to two run pages shown at the same time, the extended monitor’s VT modules will not update. To mitigate this, only view VT modules on one run page at a time.

Connect Mobile

For complete Connect Mobile compatibility, please reference Connect Mobile configurations.

Implements without controllers

Implements without controllers can be documented as a stand-alone operation or with a rate controller from John Deere. Additionally, multiple implements without controllers cannot be documented together.

AutoTrac Implement Guidance (passive)

AutoTrac Implement Guidance is compatible with SeedStar 3HP, SeedStar 2 and SeedStar XP.

AutoTrac Implement Guidance is compatible with C850 Tow-Behind Air Carts with software update 18-2.

AutoTrac Implement Guidance is not compatible with the SeedStar 4 HP planters for spring of 2019.

AutoTrac Turn Automation

To use the AutoTrac Turn Automation application, specific compatibility is required. AutoTrac Turn Automation is compatible with the following machines:

  • 8030 Series Tractors
  • 9030 Series Tractors (if equipped with PowerShift™ transmission)
  • Model year 2012 and newer 6R Tractors (if equipped with Infinitely Variable Transmission [IVT™] and ITEC™ functionality)
  • Model year 2011 and newer 7R Tractors (if equipped with CommandQuad™ transmission, e23™ PowerShift transmission, or IVT)
  • Model year 2010 and newer 8R/RT Tractors
  • Model year 2012 and newer 9R/RT/RX Tractors

NOTE: Integrated tractor IMS must be turned off on 30-Series Tractors to use AutoTrac Turn Automation on the Gen 4. Integrated Tractor iTEC must be turned off on the following tractors to use AutoTrac Turn Automation on the Gen 4:

  • Model year 2012-2014 6R
  • Model year 2011-2013 7R
  • Model year 2010-2013 8R
  • Model year 2012-2014 9R

NOTE: If instead an operator chooses to use the machine’s integrated IMS/iTEC functionality, then AutoTrac Turn Automation and iTEC must be turned off in the Gen 4 Universal Display.

AutoTrac Turn Automation is compatible with SeedStar 3HP, SeedStar 2 and SeedStar XP.

AutoTrac Turn Automation is NOT compatible with SeedStar 4HP planters for spring of 2019

Camera compatibility

Voyager® cameras are supported on Gen 4 Displays. All other camera types are not supported.

Non-John Deere Precision Ag

4600 CommandCenter v2 and the 4640 Universal Display are compatible with the following RS-232 configurations with software update 18-2 and newer:

  • GPS receivers with serial port connection
    • Will not enable AutoTrac guidance functionality
  • Raven RS-232 control units (440, 450, or 660) on tractors configured as implement-based applications
  • Gen 4 displays are not compatible with the DN345 Drawn Dry Spreader at this time.

Machine Communication Radio (MCR)

Gen 4 displays are not compatible with MCR.

APEX™ software

  • Gen 4 display work data is not compatible with and cannot be viewed in APEX software.
  • USB files including pre-assigned APEX tasks and iTEC™ Pro sequences will not import into Gen 4 displays.

NOTE: Gen 4 data is only compatible with the John Deere Operations Center. All Gen 4 activations are machine specific and cannot be transferred to a different machine. If not using WDT, an 8- to 32-GB USB is required to transfer data to and from the Gen 4 Display. Implement settings are display specific and cannot be imported or exported from the Gen 4 Display.

RAM is a trademark of National Products Inc. Hagie is a trademark of Hagie Manufacturing Company, LLC and similar to John Deere branded equipment, John Deere will support Hagie equipment. Reichhardt is a trademark of Reichhardt GmbH Steuerungstechnik. Sidekick is a trademark of Raven Industries, Inc. Voyager is a trademark of ASA Electronics, LLC.

Improved meter access with new frame design

The tank on the N500C has been moved up and back to allow for better access to the meters. The blower fan has been relocated to the front of the tank to allow non-obstructed access to all four meters.

Rear of N500C machineRear of N500C machine
Relocated blower fanRelocated blower fan
Easy meter accessEasy meter access

The updated tank design is also larger. The 9.15-m (30-ft) to 11-m (36-ft) models offer a 3523.9 -L (100-bu) tank. The 12.2-m (40-ft) and 12.8-m (42-ft) models offer a 4228.7-L (120-bu) tank.

3523.9-L (100-bu) tank3523.9-L (100-bu) tank

Tank cleanout has also been improved. Producers can place a seed box or conveyer under the tanks to empty out excess seed. The tank has been designed so there is minimal seed left in the tank after it has been emptied.

Cleanout with a seed boxCleanout with a seed box
Cleanout with seed tenderCleanout with seed tender

Calibrating the meters has also been improved thanks to electric drive metering. The N500C is calibrated stationary similar to larger air carts. Catch bags are placed under each meter, and the meters turn a pre-determined amount of revolutions. Catch bags are weighted and entered into the SeedPlus app or on the Gen 4 display in order to generate a meter displacement value (MDV).

Calibrating the metersCalibrating the meters

High floatation tires

The N500C offers 33x15.5R16.5 tires standard on all machines, resulting in better floatation and less compaction and allowing operators to get into the field sooner and stay in the field longer. The mainframe is also equipped with walking beams to allow for better ground following.

500/40R16.5 tires with walking beam500/40R16.5 tires with walking beam
33x15.5R16.5 tires with walking beam33x15.5R16.5 tires with walking beam
31x13.5R15 tires on wing frame31x13.5R15 tires on wing frame
Option codeWidthMainframe front tire sizeNumber of tiresMainframe rear tire sizeNumber of tiresWing frame tire sizeNumber of tires
3610All33x15.5R16.5433x15.5R16.5431x13.5R154
3611All33x15.5R16.5433x15.5R16.5431x13.5R158
36129.5/11-m
(30/36-ft)
33x15.5R16.54500/40R16.5433x15.5R16.58
361312.2/12.8-m
(40/42-ft)
500/40R16.54500/40R16.5433x15.5R16.58
Tire area comparisonTire area comparison

SeedPlus&trade; mobile app

SeedPlus app homescreenSeedPlus app homescreen

Tank scale weights and meter calibrations can be completed from an Android™ or iOS® mobile device anywhere around the machine.

Calibrating tank scalesCalibrating tank scales
Calibration completeCalibration complete

Tank scale weights can be viewed anywhere within 15.2 m (50 ft). The SeedPlus app can also be used to calibrate the tank scales as needed.

Initial meter calibration
Select meters to calibrateSelect meters to calibrate

Select the meters that toned to be calibrated. Calibrations are recommended every morning or when crops/seed sizes are changed.

Steps to complete calibrationSteps to complete calibration

Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the calibration.

Press meter calibration switchPress meter calibration switch

Once the catch bags are in place, hold down the meter calibration switch until the number of revolutions is complete.

Weights of bag for each meterWeights of bag for each meter
Entering the weight of the bagsEntering the weight of the bags

Enter the weights of the bags into the app.

Save meter displacement values (MDV)Save meter displacement values (MDV)
MDV values are updatedMDV values are updated

The SeedPlus app will calculate MDV based on the number of revolutions and the product weights. Operators can choose to accept the proposed MDV values or not.

 

Android is a trademark of Google LLC. iOS is a trademark of Cisco Technology, Inc. used under license by Apple Inc.

RelativeFlow&trade; Blockage sensing

RelativeFlow blockage sensingRelativeFlow blockage sensing

With the RelativeFlow blockage system, operators can see the flow rate of both seed and fertilizer from inside the tractor cab. Sensors on delivery hoses monitor the relative rate of product flow. An easy-to-read display clearly visualizes relative product flow across the drill, from opener to opener. This exclusive technology gives a better view of what is happening across the tool in order to spot problems before blockage occurs.

 

RelativeFlow Blockage is available on the following models:

  • 1890 - 15.2-m (50-ft) and 18.3-m (60-ft)
  • P540 - 12.2-m (40-ft)
  • P556 - 17.1-m (56-ft)
  • P576 - 23.2-m (76-ft)
  • N560F - 18.3-m (60-ft)
  • N500C - all widths
  • N530F - 9.1-m (30-ft)
  • N540F - 12.2-m (40-ft)
  • N543F - 13.1-m (43-ft)

Below are the GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display screens for the blockage monitoring system. For complete details and information, see the owner’s manual.

Blockage monitoring screenBlockage monitoring screen

The RelativeFlow system chart shows the amount of flow through each sensor on the selected tower. Sensitivity for the blockage system can be adjusted if desired, as shown below.

Blockage set-up screenBlockage set-up screen

Blockage warning sensitivity allows the producer to set and change the sensitivity of the sensors to meet their preferences. Increasing the sensitivity means the system is more likely to show a false blockage, while less sensitivity means the system is more likely to miss a blockage.

 

Multiple run-page alarm behavior options are available for selection.

Blockage set-up screenBlockage set-up screen

Below are the Gen 4 display screens for the blockage monitoring system on the N500C.

 

For complete details and information reference, the owner’s manual.

RelativeFlow Blockage configured run pageRelativeFlow Blockage configured run page

The SeedStar™ system run page displays the five major run settings. Clicking on any of the tiles will take an operator to that specific page (shown below).

Operators can zoom into flow details by meter section when selecting Blockage tilesOperators can zoom into flow details by meter section when selecting Blockage tiles
Operators can zoom into the row level to access row/sensor information and turn a sensor on/off independentlyOperators can zoom into the row level to access row/sensor information and turn a sensor on/off independently
Blockage sensitivities and alarm delays are all set up on one easy-to-navigate screenBlockage sensitivities and alarm delays are all set up on one easy-to-navigate screen

Blockage alarm delays can be set up by clicking on the advanced settings button from the blockage set-up screen.

  • A blockage delay is how long a blockage should occur before an alarm is sounded.
  • The blockage alarm reminder is how often the alarm should sound when a blockage occurs.
  • The meter on delay is the time from when the meter is turned on until the blockage sensor should start monitoring for blockage.
  • The meter off delay is the time from when the meter is turned off until the blockage sensor should start monitoring to verify no flow.

For more detailed information, see the owner’s manual.

TruSet&trade; downforce system

Downforce control from the Gen 4 displayDownforce control from the Gen 4 display

TruSet downforce allows operators to set downforce pressures from inside the cab. Downforce can easily be changed by the push of a button as soil conditions very. Proper downforce is directly related to a consistent seeding depth, which leads to improved even emergence, plant density, and maturity.

TruSet system quick-reference guide
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TruSet downforce settings:

A. Select to manually input a value

B. Select to increase or decrease the target force of the openers

C. Downforce toggle button: select to enable or disable the downforce

D. Indicates that the downforce is enabled

E. Indicates that the downforce is disabled

F. Indicates that the downforce is enabled but not applying

Versatile machine configurations

N500C with SeedMetering2N500C with SeedMetering2
N500C in the fieldN500C in the field

The N500C is designed for no-till seeding. The N500C with SeedMetering2 offers accurate volumetric metering in a compact tank-mounted-on-frame design, with the convenience of the Central Commodity System (CCS™) bulk-fill capabilities.

 

The N500C is available in single- or dual-rank designs, with 9.15-m, 11-m, 12.2-m, and 12.8-m (30-ft, 36-ft, 40-ft, and 42-ft) working widths. The single-rank N500C is available in 38.1-cm (15-in.) row spacing, making for a highly productive soybean seeding machine, while the dual-rank models are available in 19-cm or 25.4-cm (7.5-in. or 10-in.) row spacings. The dual-rank models also feature an optional dual row spacing package, which allows them to seed in their standard spacing or lock-up one rank and seed in 38.1-cm or 50.8-cm (15-in. or 20-in.) row spacings.

 

The productivity of the CCS comes standard with the N500C. The CCS bulk-fill tanks feature 3523.9-L (100-bu) capacity on the 9.15-m (30-ft) to 11-m (36-ft) models. The 12.2-m (40-ft) and 12.8-m (42-ft) models offer 4228.7 L (120 bu) of capacity to allow operators to seed more acres before stopping to refill.

 

The N500C features the Pro-Series™ No-Till Openers. With well over one million no-till openers in the field today, this proven opener offers accurate seed placement with the exclusive active hydraulic downforce ground-following system while minimizing moisture loss with its low-disturbance opener design.

Electric drives enabling SectionCommand&trade; system

For the first time, meter sections are controlled with electric motors. Each meter section has its own electric drive motor. This eliminates the need for a variable-rate drive hydraulic motor or a ground drive wheel. This also enables the SectionCommand system and variable/prescription seeding.

Electric drive motor on meterElectric drive motor on meter
SeedStar run page showing four sections and prescription (Rx) seedingSeedStar run page showing four sections and prescription (Rx) seeding

Perscription/variable-rate seeding allows growers to apply the right amount of seed depending on predetermined management zones. Four-section SectionCommand has shown a potential seed savings of 4 to 6 percent depending on field size and shape.

Power generation

The electric motors are powered by a power take-off (PTO) power generation unit or an onboard hydraulic power generator. Growers can choose either of these options based on their tractor limitations. The on-board system utilizes power beyond, whereas the PTO system frees up hydraulic capacity on the tractor as the PTO powers the generator.

PTO power generation unitPTO power generation unit
On-board power generation unitOn-board power generation unit

John Deere ActiveCal&trade; system

ActiveCal initiated on a C850ActiveCal initiated on a C850
ActiveCal initiated on an N500CActiveCal initiated on an N500C

The more frequently calibration is completed, the more accurate a seeder will be. A number of variables, including product weight and changing climate conditions throughout the day, will have an effect on any volumetric metering system; with the John Deere ActiveCal system, calibration can be done from the cab of the tractor, while seeding, to minimize the variation in product metering.

 

The process to calibrate the implement starts with the Gen 4 4600 CommandCenter™ Display in the work setup page, where the operator defines product types, rates and selects meter rollers. Based on information entered into the work setup page, a preconfigured meter displacement value (MDV) will populate per meter. An initial manual calibration will give the most accurate MDV to start with. However, the preconfigured MDV will be a good starting point for growers who do not wish to manually calibrate.

 

The operator engages ActiveCal while stationary by selecting the button on the screen and then begins seeding. When enough product has been metered out, typically after about 8-12 acres, the Gen 4 CommandCenter will prompt the operator to stop when convenient to do so. At that time, the data points are calculated and a new MDV with percent difference is displayed on screen. The operator can accept or reject the new MDV. If accepted, the system automatically calibrates to the new MDV. If rejected, the system continues at the previously calibrated numbers.

Tank scales provide tank weights to ActiveCal systemTank scales provide tank weights to ActiveCal system
  • Generation 4 Display compatibility
  • Improved meter access with new frame design
  • High floatation tires
  • SeedPlus™ mobile app
  • RelativeFlow™ Blockage sensing
  • TruSet™ downforce system
  • Versatile machine configurations
  • Electric drives enabling SectionCommand™ system
  • John Deere ActiveCal™ system

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