Software update

Thursday, February 6, 2014

I’ve used this sunny but cold afternoon to perform the software updates in the John Deere 2630 displays and StarFire 3000 GPS receivers.  We have 3 GreenStar systems… two that we move among the tractors and sprayer, and one now that is semi-permanently mounted in the new S680 combine.  Today’s update was downloaded to the office computer from the JD Stellar Support website.  It was then loaded onto a USB thumb drive and then transferred to the 2630 display.  This update modified the software in both the in-cab displays and roof-top receivers.

Here is a JD GreenStar GS3 2630 display in the process of having a software update.  You can see that the progress is about at 50% finished.

Here is a JD GreenStar GS3 2630 display in the process of having a software update. You can see that the progress is about at 50% finished.

It took about 45 minutes in each one to get the transfer made.  I made the transfer to the combine display/receiver out in the cold barn where it’s stored.  But for the other two systems, I mounted them in turn temporarily on the 9330 tractor, running just outside the office door.  The transfers went off without a hitch, and they seem to be operating well with the new software.  This kind of upgrade occurs once or twice a year.  Typically, these updates offer some new features or performance enhancements.  After the transfers were complete, the receivers and displays were removed to be stored indoors.

The forecast is for a very cold night tonight.  It’s 14 now and expected to go below zero!

We also loaded the Peterbilt with corn to go out tomorrow.

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