John Deere has announced updates for its lineup of 7, 8 and 9 Series tractors for the 2024 model year. Key updates include the new StarFire 7000 integrated GPS position receiver and an all-new G5Plus CommandCenter Display. Both will be included as base equipment.
The StarFire 7000 Receiver features five years of repeatability and 73% faster pull-in times, and is 17% more accurate when using SF-RTK when compared to previous models using SF3 signal. In addition, signal stability and reliability were improved and provide the highest level of guidance and accuracy ever offered by John Deere. SF-RTK gives farmers year-over-year repeatability without the need for base stations, the company says.
Inside the cab, John Deere says farmers will find the all-new G5Plus CommandCenter Display (and optional G5Plus Extended Monitor) that features a larger screen, increased processing power and faster file transfer times compared to previous displays. G5Plus features a 35% larger viewing area and 1080p high-definition video resolution. The 12.8-inch touchscreen display and higher video resolution provide farmers with clear, bright and easy access to machine controls. AutoTrac guidance, and Section Control are now included in base equipment.
Another feature John Deere is making available is a factory-installed implement ethernet. This new connection enables future high-bandwidth communication between tractors and implements, the company says.
John Deere is also offering an Autonomy Prep package for 8 and 9 Series tractors that ensures these machines have the known components needed to operate autonomously in the future.
A new right-hand cornerpost display was added inside the cab of all 7, 8 and 9 Series tractors. The easy-to-read display features digital readouts and an illustration area to help ensure these tractors can take advantage of advanced features as they become available. A factory-installed rear-window tint is also available for John Deere CommandView 4 cabs to help keep operators comfortable while providing better visibility to display screens on the brightest of days.
John Deere says other updates include the addition of 20 horsepower for all 9RT two-track tractors. Farmers can now choose from the 9RT 490, 9RT 540 or 9RT 590.
For potato, sugar beet and vegetable growers, John Deere added wider track-spacing options for its lineup of 8RX four-track tractors. These include 132-, 136-, 144- or 152-inch-wide track spacings. The wider spacings are compatible with 16.5-, 18-, 24- and 30-inch track widths and John Deere ExactRate fertilizer tanks.