The perception of tractors is gradually changing, according to Jacques Taylor, managing director of John Deere sub-Saharan Africa.
Speaking at John Deere’s recent Tech Day event, Taylor said that the tractor had evolved from being strictly a workhorse to becoming a medium for collecting, transferring and acting on farm data. Although still a key ingredient, the machine itself was not the focal point anymore.
A SINGLE CONVENIENT PLATFORM FOR DATA
With this in mind, John Deere has made it possible for third-party solution providers to access a farmer’s data (with his or her consent, of course). This means that farmers will now be able to access all of their technology solutions in one place. In addition, John Deere and Claas recently announced that they would be teaming up in their data-sharing approach so that a farmer with a mixed fleet could transfer data seamlessly to a single platform.
SUPPORT FOR YOUR FARM
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October 25, 2019