George Whelan

FarmSight Manager


Industry news

Software update 20-3 for Generation 4 Displays

As part of John Deere’s continuous enhancements to the Generation 4 screens (4200, 4600, 4240, 4640), the latest update includes multiple improvements driving efficacy and precision listed below. If you are interested in receiving the update, please get in contact with Laurence Brown on 07748 794566. He will run you through either a one-off update or our proactive support packages which ensure you never miss an update, improving performance and uptime.


1. Operator’s Manual reminder – operator notification about new features and improvements

2. Settings Manager – storing equipment settings for further usage

3. Com Port LH 5000 device – supporting Teejet® and Mueller Electronic controllers

4. Multiple ISO Implement Support – for front- and rear implements

5. Additional machine-based work recording triggers – supporting virtual tractor profiles

6. Multiple Rate Support for AEF ISO Implements – transmitting multiple rates simultaneously

7. AutoTrac™ Implement Lightbar – improved implement guidance

Easy Equipment Setup for Settings Manager – iTEC™ sequences and Run Pages (including short cut buttons) can be stored within a settings configuration in the Settings Manager application and exported to USB in order to import the settings onto another machine’s display.

Settings configuration from John Deere trailed sprayers (Series M700, R700, M900, R900) can be stored in the Settings Manager application and exported to another machine’s display to enable re-usage of settings from this machine.

N.B: John Deere trailed sprayers require to have software version 10.20 or higher installed.

Multiple Implement Support – Usage and handling of multiple ISO Implements is becoming easier. Tractor machine profiles can now support a single front implement with an AEF certified ISOBUS control unit. Additionally, tractor profiles are now capable of operating with simultaneous use of both a single front implement and a single rear implement with AEF certified ISOBUS control units. While working the operator can switch between front- and real rear implement view on the map. Beside a summary, Field totals are also displayed separately for each connected ISO implement.

Multiple Rate Support for AEF ISO Implements – Transmit multiple target rates simultaneously. When using prescription maps, the target rate can be regulated accordingly for each section. This function can also be used with N sensors. Until now, it was only possible over the entire boom width.

Com Port LH 5000 device support – has now been added. Within Equipment Manager, the LH 5000 controller can be attached to any implement or machine profile that is a seeder, spreader or sprayer.