John Deere’s latest technological offering, the Earthmoving Productivity System, is now available for scraper and earthmoving customers looking to more accurately measure the volume loaded into a scraper, in real time.
The Earthmoving Productivity System transfers data directly to the John Deere’s JDLink Dashboard, via JDLink Connectivity. This, according to the company, enables increased accuracy for job bidding and billing.
The Earthmoving Productivity System technology takes images from inside the scraper and displays them to the operator, all while calculating the yardage being loaded in real time. The calculated yardage is shown to the operator during every pass, added up after each cycle and is saved to show daily productivity to help improve operator performance and increase efficiency.
Also, the system’s visual display allows operators to view products being loaded into the scraper when the view may otherwise be obstructed.
“Customers in site development can now further manage their cost per yard and especially benefit by maximizing trip capacity and preventing spillage,” said Justin Steger, solutions marketing manager, John Deere. “This technology can be a game changer for customers completing scraping and earthmoving projects, and once integrated on the job, will become a critical system for operators.”
The Earthmoving Productivity System’s integrated solutions provide advanced data on the machine, such as total fuel burn and wheel slip.
Additionally, the Earthmoving Productivity System’s 3D camera provides video feed directly inside the scraper pan, enhancing operator visibility to the material loaded into the scraper. Available through an in-cab monitor, the operator can increase visibility to the inside of the scraper, helping boost job site productivity.
The Earthmoving Productivity System is available for installation on single, double or triple scraper systems and can be retrofitted on all D-Series Scrapers.
Also, the system is compatible with select John Deere Scraper Special Tractors (2015 or newer), including the 9R, 9RT and 9RX models.