An iGrade™ activation works with many of the different John Deere Ag Management Solutions (AMS) components that producers may already own such as:
iGrade is approved for the following platforms:
* For a 6R Tractor, an external valve is needed.
iGrade requires receiver to have an RTK signal level. iGrade does not support wide area augmentation system (WAAS), European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), SF1, SF2, or SF3 signal levels.
Application Controller is required for iGrade activation.
Leave the frustrations of a laser system’s setup and maximum operating range behind. iGrade system is a global positioning system (GPS) based water management system. Best performance is utilized up to 1.5 km (0.93 miles) distance from a RTK base station.
iGrade’s performance is not affected by factors that traditionally impact lasers such as operating at night, dust, wind, and heat waves. This allows more work to be done without the hassle of moving base stations or waiting for outside conditions to improve.
An iGrade system activation (requires Application Controller) reduces operator fatigue by automatically controlling the height of the scraper blade in water management applications. Manual adjustments are no longer needed. Keeping the scraper on grade allows the operator to spend more time focusing on the machinery and task.
Load limiting features prevent overloading of the scraper blade. It can be based on engine speed and/or slip, while using the machine receiver.