John Deere announced its new TimberOffice Data Transfer (TODT) app, a free smartphone application available for iOS or Android devices, which simplifies data transfer from forestry machines to the office. The app, now available for Cut-to-Length forestry machines, allows the user to secure production and work statistics, even when used in a working environment with weak or nonexistent mobile service.
“We wanted to provide a solution that allows users to easily transfer the data they need to successfully manage their business — even when working outside of cellular service,” said Matt Flood, John Deere ForestSight product manager. “TimberOffice Data Transfer turns a smartphone into a temporary storage device that automatically transfers the data when cellular connectivity is re-established.”
Use of the TODT app, developed exclusively for John Deere customers, simply requires users to plug a TODT Wi-Fi device into their TimberMatic measuring and control system, creating a connection between the app and the machine. Once the connection is established, data is transferred to the mobile device with a single touch. www.JohnDeere.com
Bandit Industries unveiled the BTC-300 track carrier in 2017, kicking off a new track carrier line that will include additional machines in the future.
The cab is comfortable and quiet, making it easy to put a full day of work at the controls. The 10-way adjusting air-ride captain’s chair positions all the controls with easy reach. And bulletproof-grade glass eliminates the need for metal safety bars, so the BTC-300 offers the best visibility among the competition, all while still maintaining FOPS/ROPS/OPS safety standards.
Maintenance components are easily accessible, most from the ground or built-in platforms. Hydraulic pumps are easily accessible, and separate hydraulic systems operate the tracks and the mower head.
The BTC-300 rides on a powerful CAT 315 steel tracks, allowing superior ground clearance. Engine options are available from John Deere, Cat and Volvo up to 321 horsepower. www.banditchippers.com
John Deere now offers Intelligent Boom Control (IBC) on its 1270G Harvester in North America. A first in the harvester category, IBC provides operators with increased accuracy and productivity — bringing harvester capabilities to a whole new level.
IBC is available exclusively for the CH7 boom with 32.8 feet and 38.4 feet reaches on the 1270G models. With IBC, the operator controls only the harvester head while the system takes care of the boom’s movement. Designed specifically to suit the harvester work cycle, the boom’s movement and operation automatically adjust as the boom is taken to a tree and when the tree is in the grapple. IBC enables precise working and the selection of the correct working methods. www.JohnDeere.com
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