JD Introduces New Load Command System

Published in the November 2009 Issue Published online: Nov 06, 2009
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LENEXA, Kan.-John Deere introduces its new Load Command System that allows a self-propelled sprayer applicator to load a 1,200-gallon tank in about three minutes, versus a traditional fill time of 12 to 15 minutes.

With the Load Command system, an operator drives the sprayer up close to the tendering vehicle and exits the machine. A swing arm that holds the tendering hose is mounted to the tendering vehicle. The operator extends the tendering arm and connects its coupler to the coupler that's mounted to the front of the 4930 Sprayer. Once connected, sensors activate the loading process that allows the operator to return to the sprayer cab while the tank is being refilled. Once the tank is full, the system automatically stops the loading process and disengages the coupler. The operator can then back the sprayer away from the tendering arm and can return to spraying.

The Load Command System is now available to order on 2010 model year John Deere 4930 Sprayers. For more information, or to see the system in operation, contact your local John Deere Commercial Applicator Dealer or visit www.JohnDeere.com.