JD’s Joy

John Deere Limited marketing manager Chris Wiltshire (right) receives the 2016 Farmers Guide Award for Excellence from machinery editor David Williams.

John Deere’s new CommandPRO joystick won the Farmers Guide Award for Excellence for 2016, the second year that these awards have been presented for innovations in the machinery and arable sectors. Source: AFDJ eNews

The awards are intended to highlight excellence within the industry, as selected by Farmers Guide machinery editor David Williams and arable editor Dominic Kilburn.

John Deere Limited marketing manager Chris Wiltshire received the 2016 machinery trophy and award certificate at a presentation held in February.

The all-new CommandPRO joystick option was announced in autumn 2016 at the launch of the new 6230R and 6250R tractors, and introduces a new dimension in ergonomics and versatility to the John Deere range.

Top speed can be reached with just one push, and 11 programmable buttons are available for the hitch, pto, SCVs, AutoTrac steering controls etc.

The functionality of CommandPRO allows the tractor to be controlled from top speed to zero with a simple push or pull of the joystick, and lower speeds from 0 to 2 kph can be achieved with the creeper control function.

Both the joystick and conventional tractor pedals can be operated at the same time, and there is no need for an external ISOBUS joystick as the driver can also operate the tractor and ISOBUS functions simultaneously.