Regardless of operation type, producers have endured rising input costs each year. Inputs such as seed, fertilizers, pesticides, and fuel seem to increase every year.
For these reasons and others, many producers strive to minimize the number of passes taken through the field and attempt to make one pass count.
John Deere Section Control and the GreenStar (GS) Rate Controller multi-product allows operators to combine what used to be multiple operations into one, allowing such tasks to be completed simultaneously during a single field pass. Producers can utilize automatic rate and section control during four simultaneous operations.
GS Rate Controller multi-product is a versatile hardware solution. The controllers are functional when used in tandem with or independent of each other.
For example, install multiple controllers on a planter to control fertilizer and seed simultaneously, and then remove one or two of those controllers to control single products on individual implements, such as sprayers or strip-till applicators.
Other benefits of John Deere Section Control and the GS Rate Controller multi-product are as follows:
The GreenStar (GS) Rate Controller allows the GS Display to integrate with self-propelled sprayers, liquid manure applicators, liquid fertilizer applicators, and many pull-type sprayers to accomplish the following:
In addition, the GS Rate Controller can also be used to provide John Deere Section Control for planters.
Some pull-type sprayers have a dual-boom design in order to allow a wider range of speed and application rates.
Speed-based control allows more efficient applications during spraying operations, especially when a second boom is incorporated on the machine.
The GreenStar™ (GS) Rate Controller is able to control these systems.
The GS Rate Controller enables John Deere Section Control on machines with sectional capabilities, including:
John Deere Section Control turns on and off implement or sprayer boom sections based on global positioning system (GPS) and field coverage, in an effort to reduce overlap in headland areas and oddly shaped fields.
The benefits of John Deere Section Control are as follows:
The GreenStar™ (GS) Rate Controller reduces the need for a second controller in the cab for rate control.
The color, touchscreen GS Display becomes the interface for many functions of a producer's implement: