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John Deere 4640 Universal Display Unveiled

As part of its Generation 4 operating system, John Deere is introducing the 4640 Universal Display. This portable device has the latest internal components, design, and user interface, and it gives you the ability to use the company’s most common and popular applications such as AutoTrac, documentation, and Section Control. Access to these tools means you’ll be able to better collect data, increase application functionality, and have a greater choice for monitoring and managing a variety of tractor-driven field operations.

“The new 4640 Universal Display provides a transportable, easy-to-operate solution for customers with the John Deere Generation 4 operating system,” says John Mishler, production and precision ag marketing manager for John Deere. “Some enhancements built into the display include more on-screen help and diagnostic information to keep operators running and informed of their display capabilities; simplified Work Setup app with page-by-page navigation; and greater user customization of run pages.”

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Coupled with the latest data syncing functionalities for increased on-board/off-board flexibility, the 4640 Universal Display provides improved documentation for high-speed planting and nutrient applications. You will also be able to more accurately map and operate Section Control to precisely apply multiple products simultaneously with individual coverage maps and application points. In addition, the display can import new customer and product information without the risk of overwriting existing client/farm/field and guidance line information. Along with the most common and popular applications, the expanded suite of Precision Ag Core applications will include wireless data transfer with the data sync feature for automatic transmission of work documentation to the John Deere Operations Center.

Display setup and startup times have also been reduced, and navigation has been improved. Because the display is intuitive and easy to learn, training time and operator errors will be reduced, which increases work time.

The cost of operation is also lower due to the improved Gen 4 applications such as AutoTrac, Section Control, and documentation, which help you work more efficiently, reduce overlap and skips, and maximize inputs and field operations. Combined with Gen 4 Section Control, you can optimize field performance using distance and speed-based turning, and have the ability to dial in more quickly and accurately to desired settings.

The Display now includes a power button allowing you to shut it off or to reboot without having to power down the tractor. The display is compatible with the Gen 4 Extended Monitor. This device increases the number of run pages you can see, which provides easier access to more information.

Switching to subscriptions

Mishler says precision ag software for the display is available in either a one- or a five-year subscription at two levels. One level features AutoTrac only. The Precision Ag Core level includes AutoTrac as well as documentation and Section Control.

“John Deere is the only supplier to offer machine-based precision ag subscriptions that allow customers to select the software they want and the duration of the subscription,” he explains. “This gives customers a lower cost of entry into these precision ag applications and the ability to try new applications without having to buy permanent software licenses.”

The 4640 Universal Display is compatible with John Deere 30 series to the latest 6R, 7R, 8R, and 9R series tractors, as well as AutoTrac Universal- and AutoTrac Controller-compatible competitive tractors. Software update 17-2 is required for functionality. Precision ag application compatibility for implements and controllers, and for general applications, is limited to the latest Gen 4 OS software available.

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