John Deere's new scraper earthmoving technology displays real-time volume measurements
John Deere has launched the Earthmoving Productivity System, which is now available for scraper and earthmoving customers looking to enhance the measurement accuracy of volume loaded into a scraper in real-time. The Earthmoving Productivity System transfers data directly to the JDLink Dashboard, enabling increased accuracy for job bidding and billing, helping to make smarter business decisions.
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. This system's visual display also allows operators to view products being loaded into the scraper even when the view may otherwise be obstructed, enhancing job site safety.
"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 at John Deere.
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 a video feed directly inside the scraper pan, enhancing operator visibility of 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.
Available for installation on single, double, or triple scraper systems, the Earthmoving Productivity System can be retrofitted on all D-Series Scrapers. This system is also compatible with select John Deere Scraper special tractors (2015 or newer), including the 9R, 9RT and 9RX models.