In response to demands from operators, certain models now offer Deere’s innovative vision and object detection technology. This technology is designed to enhance visibility and detect potential obstacles on the job site, thereby improving safety and efficiency.
One of the standout features of this technology is Object Detection, which is complemented by a high-resolution camera and a dedicated display. This combination significantly improves an operator’s situational awareness. Furthermore, an industry-first innovation called Vehicle Trajectory Logic Technology projects the vehicle’s reverse path, offering a clear visual representation of the loader’s upcoming movements.
Taking the enhancements further, the Advanced Vision System integrates two digital cameras on the sideview mirror frames. This setup substantially expands the operator’s visibility to the machine’s sides. Within the in-cab display, operators gain a broader perspective and enhanced clarity thanks to the integrated view from all cameras.
John Deere’s SmartDetect system is another remarkable addition. Combining cameras with machine learning provides operators with an improved view of their surroundings. When an object enters the machine’s projected travel path, the system issues alerts. It also offers unique detection alerts when people are within the camera’s field of view. With SmartDetect Assist, the machine automatically halts its movement when it detects a person nearby, enhancing safety on the worksite.
SmartWeigh, available across Deere’s complete range of P and X-Tier utility wheel loaders, is designed to optimize cycle times during tasks like loading trucks or processing plants. This payload weighing system offers greater accuracy, dynamic weighing capabilities, and simplified calibration. Operators can confidently meet loading targets and reduce material loss with this Deere-designed solution. Customers who typically don’t use payload weighing systems can try it out for 250 hours, either fully equipped on loaders from the factory or as a trial period.
A notable feature of the SmartWeigh system is its bucket-weighing technology, which eliminates the need for frequent raising and lowering of the boom. The bucket capture height can be adjusted between 15 to 90 percent of the boom height and can be captured at any boom speed. Notably, unlike other payload weighing systems, SmartWeigh doesn’t require calibration with a known weight, making it easier for customers to calibrate the system independently. Moreover, payload weighing data is seamlessly integrated into JDLink, enabling access to data from anywhere, not just within the cab.
Auto Level technology is yet another innovative addition, available for P-Tier and X-Tier wheel loaders. This feature simplifies the operator’s job by automatically maintaining near-perfect parallelism during the entire raise and lower cycle. Operators can handle materials with confidence, without having to worry about excessive tipping of the load as the boom moves up and down.
Deere’s latest advancements in vision and object detection technology, payload weighing, and Auto Level features represent a significant leap forward in enhancing safety, efficiency, and ease of operation in heavy equipment usage. These innovations empower operators and contribute to more productive and secure worksites.