New Video: The Benefits of B Wrap

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by Jake Pippin, Assumption, IL 

In this video, Jake Pippin, Hay and forage Specialist for Sloan Imp, explains the benefits of B Wrap on John Deere round balers.

B-wrap is an alternative to net wrap and provides “barn quality hay without the barn.” The secret is the TamaSCM technology that keeps moisture out, while the micropores allow moisture inside the bale to escape. B-wrap is compatible with 7, 8, and 9 series balers, and the kit can be installed in less than an hour. Once the kit is installed, the baler can be switched from net wrap to b-wrap in less than 5 minutes, and vice versa. B-wrap is sold in rolls just like regular net wrap; however, there are a set amount of bales you can wrap depending the width of your baler. A roll of b-wrap will cover (45) 4’ bales and (35) 5’ bales, while still allowing you to make bales between 60”-68” in diameter. It begins by wrapping the bale once with regular net wrap and then following with a layer of the TamaSCM material. Following the TamaSCM are two more wraps of regular net wrap. With four layers of coverage, b-wrap has been tested to show just a 2% loss of dry matter while stored outside in a well-drained area for 6 months. This is compared to a 2.1% loss of dry matter for regular net wrap bales stored inside for the same period. Although the cost of b-wrap is $4 or $5 more per bale, you are sure to see the advantage after you open your bale up after 6 months of outdoor storage and see that it looks the same as the day you baled it. We have demoed b-wrap to a few customers and have had very positive feedback on the ease of use and appearance of the bales. If you store the majority of your bales outside, b-wrap is the only option for “barn quality hay without the barn.” Let us know if you would like a demonstration and we will be happy to come to your farm and show you the John Deere 569 baler equipped with B Wrap.

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You can read more about B wrap by visiting John Deere’s B Wrap Information Page

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Sloan Support is written by the product support team at Sloan Implement, a 20 location John Deere dealer in Illinois and Wisconsin.   Learn more at www.sloans.com

Corn Head Storage Stands BXE10423

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by Jared Wheeler, Assumption, IL

Do you place your cornhead on wooden blocks to prevent damaging the curtains on your Stalkmaster cornhead?

Deere has a nice attachment that makes hooking and unhooking heads much more convenient.

• Fits all 2012 & newer corn heads (chopping & non‐chopping)

• Raises corn head off the ground to allow for stalk stompers under head
• No Tools necessary to convert from field position to storage position

• No more Wooden Blocks needed to prop up corn head

• Works with head carts

• Deere part BXE10423 $233.20 per set

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Sloan Support is written by the product support team at Sloan Implement, a 20 location John Deere dealer in Illinois and Wisconsin.  Learn more at www.sloans.com

 

 

 

Combine Settings for High Yielding Soybeans

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by Lucas Veale, Assumption, IL 

It is looking like the soybean harvest this fall will be challenging with the size of the crop and the amount of weeds.  Just as a reminder to prevent unwanted down time, here are some basic combine settings for soybeans.

-Make sure feed accelerator is in high (belt in groove closest to combine)

-Rotor in high side (550 – 650 rpm)

-Straw chopper set to high

-Feeder house drum in the low position

-Feeder house drive chain in high for drilled or heavy tall beans

Sloan Support is written by the product support team at Sloan Implement, a 20 location John Deere dealer in Illinois and Wisconsin.   Learn more at www.sloans.com

 

Calibrating the TCM on a 2600/2630 Display

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by Andy Syrcle, Assumption, IL

As you move your 2600 or 2630 Display into your combine this fall, you will need to calibrate your TCM to make sure you have the most accurate GPS signal and A/B Lines.  This Youtube video will help explain how to properly calibrate your TCM to assure your autotrac works properly in your Tractor, Combine, Sprayer, or any other self propelled vehicle.  Have a safe fall!

 

Sloan Support is written by the product support team at Sloan Implement, a 20 location John Deere dealer in Illinois and Wisconsin.  Learn more at www.sloans.com

 

 

 

New MyAnalyzer App from John Deere

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by Jared Wheeler, Assumption, IL

The MyAnalyzer app utilizes data from the Operations Center to provide a view of documented map layers and summaries of field operations. This is traditionally the same data viewed within the Field Analyzer and Field Summary tab in Operations Center. Utilizing smartphone location features, MyAnalyzer enhances the ability to perform in-field analysis of documented results.

End users will be able to:

  • Use the current location feature (blue dot) while viewing a map to ground truth recorded data
  • View documented map layers and operation details for a field
  • Get driving directions to the field
  • Export a PDF of a map layer and print or share via email and text
  • Shake the phone while viewing a map layer to easily cycle through map layers for an operation
  • Get a farm summary by crop for variety performance information
  • Seamlessly transition between MyAnalyzer and MyOperations apps with a single log in
  • Get support from partners, including dealers, based on permissions granted in John Deere Operations Center

Value:

  • Utilize documented map layers to ground truth recorded data and for insights into the effectiveness of farming practices
  • Pull up documented map layers on the spot or easily send them via text or email to another person to aid in conversations with advisers and landlords
  • Access summary information of product performance as it is being harvested to aid in seed selection decisions for next year.

You can download the MyAnalyzer app here on the Apple App Store

To get started, install the apps on a compatible smartphone and login to an existing Operations Center organization. Take advantage of the ways JDLink machine data and documented operations are combined. New and existing users will want to ensure they get the benefits of managing more acres, more precisely with these apps by enabling their equipment fleets with JDLink Connect, which seamlessly connects the machine to the Operations Center and takes the burden of data collection and transmission off of the grower.

You can learn more about Operations Center by clicking here.

Sloan Support is written by the product support team at Sloan Implement, a 20 location John Deere dealer in Illinois and Wisconsin.  Learn more at www.sloans.com

 

 

 

New MyOperations App from John Deere

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by Jared Wheeler, Assumption, IL

The new MyOperations app from John Deere provides insights from Operations Center and JDLink Connect data with daily summaries, field productivity, and quality details.  It allows farmers to evaluate their daily productivity — all on the go from their smartphones.

End users will be able to monitor their field work that occurred today and yesterday, including:

  • Daily summaries of work performed by date and by operation with total acres per operation and per field
  • Operation details at end of field such as rate, product, variety, yield, and moisture
  • Progress and path traveled with Location History
  • Field boundary locations on the map and driving directions
  • Analysis of equipment efficiency:
    • Equipment location on the map and driving directions
    • Fuel and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank levels of equipment to plan refueling logistics and timing
    • Equipment hours and utilization details such as time utilization, ground speed, engine load, wheel slip, fuel rate, and more
    • Remote Display Access (RDA) into the in-cab display
    • JDLink Machine alerts and notifications indicating machine health, operation, or misuse issues
  • Seamlessly transition to the MyAnalyzer app for a historical view of operations with a single login
  • Get support from partners, including dealers, based on permissions granted in John Deere Operations Center

Value:

  • Knowing current acres worked, fuel levels and idle time enables the grower to proactively manage their day to improve logistics, efficiency, and productivity
  • Quality metrics give the grower confidence that field work is being executed as planned and helps them adjust as conditions change

You can download the MyOperations app here on the Apple App Store

To get started, install the apps on a compatible smartphone and login to an existing Operations Center organization. Take advantage of the ways JDLink machine data and documented operations are combined. New and existing users will want to ensure they get the benefits of managing more acres, more precisely with these apps by enabling their equipment fleets with JDLink Connect, which seamlessly connects the machine to the Operations Center and takes the burden of data collection and transmission off of the grower.

You can learn more about JDLink Connect by clicking here.

Sloan Support is written by the product support team at Sloan Implement, a 20 location John Deere dealer in Illinois and Wisconsin.  Learn more at www.sloans.com

 

 

 

Single Point Coupler Updates on 2016 S Series Combines

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by Lucas Veale, Assumption, IL 

Corn and soybean crops are progressing nicely across Central Illinois.  We will be in the field before we know it.

With the new model year ’16 combines and header equipment, John Deere finally made a change to the single point coupler to help prevent the leaking cartridges.  They have moved the check valve to the header side instead of the combine side so it will hold back the pressure from the weight of the reel on a platform and the cartridge in the single point won’t be as susceptible to leaks.  Unfortunately, this means that if you want to couple a ’16 model combine to an older header or vice versa you will need an adapter kit.  You will need to convert any other headers to match as well.  Make sure to check with your salesman or service department to determine exactly what kit you will need to make this work.  If you are on one of our lots and you see this “’16 Ready” yellow sticker on a head,  it has already been converted to work on a 2016 combine.

Hope everyone has a safe and successful harvest.

 

Sloan Support is written by the product support team at Sloan Implement, a 20 location John Deere dealer in Illinois and Wisconsin.   Learn more at www.sloans.com