The information below has been supplied by dairy marketers and other industry organizations. It has not been edited, verified or endorsed by Hoard’s Dairyman.John Deere has introduced TruSet™ Active tillage technology – offering farmers the ultimate solution for depth control in tillage jobs. TruSet Active utilizes a sensor located on the main frame to actively check implement working depth and field conditions during operation. It automatically and precisely keeps the tool operating at the target depth set by the operator or tillage prescription.
Beginning with model year 2024, John Deere will include TruSet Active as base equipment from the factory on select tillage tools.
“This is another example of John Deere automation that is relieving a decision point an operator would have had to previously make on their own,” said Ryan Jardon, marketing manager for John Deere. “For the first time in the history of tillage, when using TruSet Active, a farmer can automatically verify and know their tillage tool is adjusting for changing field conditions.” TruSet Active sets the highest of standards for precise implement depth control by providing accurate and consistent depth control even as field conditions change.
Without TruSet Active it’s possible for implement tires and shanks or disks to sink into the soil while moving through a wet spot in the field, tilling much deeper than the farmer had initially set. Alternatively, if mud and residue build up on tires, the working depth could move higher than what was originally desired. “TruSet Active corrects these issues by actively sensing the tool’s operating depth and automatically adjusting to changing conditions while moving through the field,” Jardon said.
“TruSet Active filters the sensor feedback, giving customers confidence in the gradual depth changes. If adjustments were made every second, it’s possible the machine would be adjusting over every clod of dirt, and that’s not the intent,” Jardon said.
Farmers can also use TruSet Active to document their tillage work. “A TruSet Active tillage documentation map shows farmers exactly how deep they were tilling,” Jardon said. “Tillage depth has never been able to be measured this precisely before, and farmers can capture and upload this data into the John Deere Operations Center to share with trusted advisors or for analysis after the work is completed.”
With TruSet Active, John Deere also offers additional TruSet features on select models for MY 24:
- 2330 Mulch Finishers: Enable side-to-side leveling adjustments, to easily ensure consistent performance across entire working width.
- 2330 Mulch Finishers and 2630 Series Disks: Offer fore and aft adjustments – a huge benefit for farmers with sandy soils.
- For all tools: Can automatically raise and lower ProFinish™ leveling system rolling baskets that work behind the implement when going through a wet spot in the field.
TruSet Active will be on all John Deere equipped TruSet tillage tools for MY24. MY24 begins at various times for different tools depending on primary use season. The first TruSet Active tools will be available for ordering in February 2023 on select MY 24 tillage tools, including 2230 Field Cultivators, 2330 Mulch Finishers, 2660VT Vertical Tillage tools and 2630 Series Disks. Additional models will be available to order with TruSet Active at a later time. For more information, visit JohnDeere.com, or your local dealer.