S-SERIES COMBINES DATA ANALYSIS EVENT
On Tuesday 15th December, the
Farol FarmSight team invited 20
S-Series combine customers from
around the group area to Milton
Common, for the first model specific
open forum event at the new depot.
This meeting gave customers the
chance to meet other S-Series
combine users from the Farol group
to share harvest optimization tips
and discuss the data collected from
their combine through JDLink with
a view to further maximizing their
harvest for 2016.
In attendance from John Deere we
had Product Sales Specialist for
combines, Scott Mackenzie and
John Deere Product Sales Specialist
for AMS, Oliver Beekes supporting
this event. The event was very well
received, with all custom-
ers commenting that it
was very beneficial to meet
other S-Series combine
owners from across the
Everyone provided invaluable feed-
back which we are working with,
and going forward we plan to run
this event again at a similar time to
the event in 2015.
Please see the 2016 Farol FarmSight
Training Calendar for more details.
How do we carry out accu-
rate yield calibrations?
Carry out more than one cali-
bration and calculate average
of the recorded values.
Combine at different speeds during
the calibration to give more of a
varied reading on the yield sensor.
Ensure accurate calibration when
moving between crops.
(Detailed instructions will be given
during Model Specific Combine
Training, see training calendar)
During the previous data
analysis event, it became ap-
parent that it is difficult to improve
efficiency from a single year of
JDLink data, as you have no per-
sonal bench mark due to seasonal
If you have always cut in
lands, try to cut up and back
on yourself to see if that saves
you time on headland turns. Or try
cutting an extra time around the
headland to make turns smoother
What is the % in-field seasonal
efficiency of a combine?
During the harvest period,
John Deere set a benchmark
for time at work as 80% machine
Use the machine utilisation tool
within JDLink to check your harvest
*Time in field only, not including road
transport (above 16kph).
SESSION FEEDBACK / Q&A
‘’ Found it very interesting comparing data from other farms and how to improve on this coming year!’’
Dave Cole - Carlisle Farms
‘’Bringing like minded operators together and a chance to discuss current technology’’
Eric Wright - Wrights Contracting
Above: Example of a JDLink machine utili-