John Deere has announced MY24 updates for its lineup of 7, 8, and 9 series tractors, designed to meet the future of precision agriculture.
A new right-hand cornerpost display was added inside the cab of all the tractors. The 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.
For model year 2024, the 9RT two-track tractor models have an additional 20 horsepower. Farmers can now choose from the 9RT 490, 9RT 540 or 9RT 590.
For potato, sugar beet, and vegetable growers, John Deere has 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 fertilizer tanks.
An autonomy prep package is available on the 8 and 9 series, to ensure these tractors have the components needed to operate autonomously in the future.
“This includes the right transmission and visibility package, implement ethernet, a 330-amp alternator and other additional hardware,” says Ryan Jardon, marketing manager for John Deere. “More components will likely be needed, but the autonomy prep package outfits these tractors with important known autonomy components to reduce what may be needed in the future when autonomy becomes more widely available.”
John Deere has added the option of factory-installed implement ethernet to help enable high-bandwidth communication between tractor and implement in the future.
New tech options
John Deere has introduced new G5 Universal displays, and a new JDLink M modem, as well as announcing StarFire 7000 Universal receivers available as an aftermarket option. These new tools come standard with the model year 2024 updates to the Series 7, 8, and 9 tractors, and are also available
The new G5 Universal display has a 35% larger, high-definition screen and has three times faster processing power over previous John Deere displays. It’s available in two configurations: G5 with a 10.1-inch display and G5Plus with a 12.8-inch display. The G5Plus includes AutoTrac, documentation, and section control in the base purchase. A G5 Advanced package is available, including AutoTrac turn automation, AutoPath, machine sync, and in-field data sharing.
The StarFire 7000 receiver was released in 2022, but for the first time, it is now available as an aftermarket option. This allows owners to add the StarFire 7000 Universal kit to their equipment for improved functionality from StarFire updates, or to replace their outdated GPS receivers.
“The JDLink M modem was designed with legacy equipment, mixed fleets, and support vehicles in mind,” says Ryan Stien, marketing manager for John Deere. “Our goal is to ensure every customer can benefit from the value connectivity provides.”
The new JDLink M modem can be installed on John Deere or other brands of equipment to assist in documenting machine and work data, and make data transfer from those machines easier.
For more information about the 2024 updates to the Series 7, 8, and 9, and the new technology options available, visit JohnDeere.com.