Combine harvesting corn


  • Improved operating experience for older John Deere tractors and mixed fleets
  • Enhanced data merging capabilities deliver more on-board and off-board flexibility
  • Improved data capture and collection capabilities – providing more accurate Section Control performance and documentation
  • Precisely apply multiple products simultaneously with individual coverage maps and application points


Generation 4 Display compatibility – 4640 Universal Display and 4600 CommandCenter™ Display

    The Gen 4 Premium activation and Precision Ag Core subscription leverage the display’s ease of use to improve operational productivity.


    The Gen 4 Premium activation is only compatible with the John Deere 4600 CommandCenter™ display; is machine specific, and stays with the machine throughout its life. The 4640 Universal Display is compatible with the Precision Ag Core subscription; subscriptions are available for 1-year or 5-year durations.


    Gen 4 Displays are compatible with one AEF-certified ISOBUS implement; all AEF-certified ISOBUS implements with Task Controller Section Control (TC-SC) functionality and AEF certification for TC-SC: sprayers, fertilizer spreaders, planters, seeders, manure applicators, etc. For third-party farm management information system (FMIS) compatibility, reference the John Deere Operations Center.

    Gen 4 Premium activation is compatible with the following configurations:

    4600 CommandCenter machinesMachine model year
    John Deere large ag tractors 
    9R/9RT Series2015 and newer
    8R/8RT SeriesMid-2014 and newer
    7R Series2014 and newer
    6R Series2015 and newer
    John Deere nutrient applicators 
    F4365 High Capacity2017 and newer
    John Deere self-propelled sprayers 
    4 Series2018 and newer
    John Deere combines 
    S-Series Combines2018 and newer

    Precision Ag Core subscription is compatible with the following configurations:

    4640 Universal Display

    Machine model year

    John Deere large ag tractors


    9030/9030T Series

    2008 and newer

    8030/8030T Series

    2006 and newer

    7030 Series

    2007 and newer

    6030/7030 Series

    2006 and newer

    AutoTrac™ Controller and AutoTrac Universal equipped Deere and competitive tractors

    All tractor model availability


    Equipment/task controllerModel year/controller nameSoftware version
    John Deere planters*  
    SeedStar™ 2 systemBlack PM122.00
    Black PA1, (if available PA 2)22.00
    SeedStar XPBlack PM122.00
    Black PA1, (if available PA 2)22.00
    SeedStar 3HPPlanter main A (PCMA)4.00
    Planter main B (PCMB or MMC)7.00
    Row-unit controller (RUC)12.00
    John Deere air seeding  
    TruSet™ system2017 and newer (IDC)3.00
    RelativeFlow™ blockage sensors2017 and newer (BMU)1.00
    1910 Air Cart  
    Ground drive2009 and newer3.00

    Hydraulic drive (one section)

    Hydraulic drive (SectionCommand)2015 and newer5.05
    Seeding tools with air run blockage  
    Primary blockage2009 and newer (BMU)10.01
    All-run blockage2009 and newer (BMU)10.01
    Member Module5.00
    1990 Central Commodity System (CCS™)2009 and newer (BMU)11.00
    John Deere tillage  
    AccuDepth™ depth control 11.00
    TruSet™ system  
    2730 Ripper 1.63A
    2230/2330 Mulch Finisher 1.72E
    John Deere balers  
    Baler automation 7.16


    AMS controller

    Controller name

    Software version




    StarFire™ receivers






    StarFire 6000






    StarFire 3000






    Modular Telematics Gateway (MTG)












    4G LTE






    GreenStar™ Rate Controller*






    GreenStar Rate Controller Dry*






    John Deere Rate Controller 2000*






    Active Implement Guidance (AIG)

    Application Controller 1100





    iGrade™ leveling system*

    Application Controller 1100





    Wireless Data Server appsWireless Data Server1.422.1X X
     Command mobile app4.0.0.3X X


    *See additional information below

    John Deere Planters


    The SeedStar 2 configuration above is available only on factory-installed model year 2011 and newer planters, and may be field-installed on model year 2009 and 2010 planters. Green PM/PA controllers (factory-installed on model year 2009 and 2010 planters) are not supported with a Gen 4 Display.


    John Deere Dealers: Service ADVISOR™ is needed to update SeedStar 2, XP, and 3HP software.


    Documentation for planters without clutches are not supported on Gen 4 Displays.


    John Deere Air Seeders


    The C850 Air Cart requires a 4600 CommandCenter Display or a 4640 Universal Display. GreenStar 3 (GS3) 2630 monitors are not supported.


    StarFire Receivers


    StarFire Receivers can be updated in the following ways:

    • Gen 4 Display USB port
    • Remote software updates application (in ISOBUS VT app)
    • GreenStar Display
    • Service ADVISOR (John Deere dealers only)
    • Receiver USB port (available only for StarFire 6000)

    Additionally, StarFire iTC Receivers are no longer supported with software update 2017-1 and newer software.


    John Deere Operations Center


    Activations/subscriptions required for Wireless Data Transfer (WDT):

    • CommandCenter Premium activation or core subscription are required to wirelessly transfer files.
    • JDLink™ Ultimate + WDT + Remote Display Access (RDA) or JDLink Connect subscription

    To use RDA on a Gen 4 CommandCenter with GS3 2630 Display connected in the same machine, GS3 2630 software version 3.22.1095 (software update 2014-1) or higher is required (4600 CommandCenter and 4640 Universal Display only).


    GreenStar Rate Controller and GreenStar Rate Controller Dry


    GreenStar Rate Controller Dry is supported with the 4600 CommandCenter starting with software update 2017-2. The 4600 CommandCenter and 4640 Universal Display support documentation and section control of up to five GreenStar Rate Controllers.


    To update the GreenStar Rate Controller and GreenStar Rate Controller Dry, utilize Gen 4 Display USB port or use a GreenStar 2 or 3 display. John Deere dealers can also utilize Service ADVISOR.


    John Deere Rate Controller 2000


    The 4600 CommandCenter and 4640 Universal Display support documentation of up to four operations from the John Deere Rate Controller 2000. It is important to note that John Deere Rate Controller 2000 can control up to five operations and may be used for liquid or dry application.


    John Deere Rate Controller 2000 needs to be the only ISO controller present when used with the 4600 CommandCenter. Implements equipped with controllers such as SeedStar on John Deere planters or TruSet on tillage equipment are not compatible to be used in conjunction with the Rate Controller 2000. Shared sections, which are commonly used during direct-inject applications are not supported at this time.


    For more information on Gen 4 CommandCenter and John Deere Rate Controller 2000 compatibility, please visit the John Deere Ag Sales Manual.


    Implements without controllers


    Implements without controllers can be documented as a stand-alone operation or with a GreenStar Rate Controller. Implements without controllers cannot be documented in conjunction with a John Deere Rate Controller 2000 or any other implement control units. Multiple implements without controllers cannot be documented together.


    AutoTrac Universal 200 and AutoTrac Controller


    AutoTrac Universal 200 and AutoTrac Controllers are for use with the 4640 Universal Display. The 4640 Universal Display is only compatible with tractors. Please see the AutoTrac Controller Sales Manual for exact model compatibility. These products are compatible with AutoTrac Contorller-Raven, AutoTrac Controller-Reichhardt®, and AutoTrac Controller-John Deere kits.


    iGrade™ automated water management


    iGrade compatibility with Gen 4 Displays has not been tested with third-party control software.


    Wireless Data Server apps


    When updating the SeedStar Mobile app with the latest software, a new name for the app, Connect Mobile, will appear in addition to any improvements to the app. Please note, Harvest Mobile is not compatible with the 4640 Universal Display at this time.


    ISOBUS Implements


    A software update performed by an authorized ISOBUS implement dealer may be required to obtain compatible software. ISOBUS Implements must be certified through the AEF Organization to be recognized by the Gen 4 CommandCenter. Visit for more information; visit for an active list of compatible implements.


    ISOBUS implements with VT4 are now supported by Gen 4 Displays. Gen 4 Displays still support older VT versions (e.g., VT2 and VT3). If an implement is not loading after updating to Gen 4 software update 2017-2, it is recommended that the implement manufacturer be contacted to get a software version that is either VT3 or VT4.


    Non-John Deere Precision Ag

    Gen 4 Displays are not compatible with RS-232 communication at this time.

    Gen 4 Displays are also not compatible with the DN345 Drawn Dry Spreader at this time.



    CommandCenter Premium activation and the CommandCenter AutoTrac to Premium upgrade are not available with the John Deere 4100 CommandCenter or 4640 Universal Display.


    CommandCenter Premium activation/Precision Ag Core subscription as-applied data is only compatible with the Operations Center. CommandCenter Premium activation is machine specific and cannot be transferred to a different machine. If not using WDT, a 4-GB USB is required to transfer data to and from the Gen 4 Display. Implement settings are display specific and cannot be imported or exported from the Gen 4 Display.


    Created machine profile syncing with John Deere Operations Center is not yet available and cannot be deleted with 17-2 software.


    4600 CommandCenter and 4640 Universal Display are not compatible with RS-232 functionality. Precision Ag applications, such as documentation and Section Control with a 4640, require GreenStar ready capability and a StarFire 3000 or StarFire 6000 Receiver. Third-party controllers and receivers are not compatible.


    Reichhardt is a trademark of Reichhardt GmbH Steuerungstechnik.

Increase efficiency with Wireless Data Transfer (WDT)

    John Deere WDT helps producers save time, money, and increase productivity through telematics-enabled data transfer via JDLink™ Connect wireless telematics. Wirelessly transfer setup, prescription, and documentation files securely between office, mobile devices, and 4640 Universal Display or 4600 CommandCenter™ Display, eliminating the need for USB transfer. This increases producer uptime and productivity, reducing the risk of data loss, and enabling easy data sharing and more timely decision making.


    Through the John Deere Operations Center, producers are in control and can easily share files with a John Deere dealer and other advisers.


    Producers can send data wirelessly to the John Deere Operations Center; data is available to view in field analyzer after a field has been completed, new work has started, or a half hour after field work has been stopped. Producers have the opportunity to analyze data from completed fields or view where field work is in process, making it easier for producers to make operational decisions. Data is available to analyze from any internet-connected device to make important production decisions and give operations the ability to invoice work recently completed.


    Set-up files and prescriptions can be transferred from the Operations Center to the 4600 CommandCenter or 4640 Universal Display anytime, wirelessly, eliminating trips to the machines’ locations and allowing for more timely completion of field operations. Modified setup files and prescriptions will not overwrite files currently on the Gen 4 Display; only modified information will be added within the setup file

    Requirements for WDT
    1. JDLink Connect subscription
    2. CommandCenter Premium activation
    3. Organization set up in the John Deere Operations Center
    4. Modular Telematics Gateway (MTG) connection

Add Gen 4 Extended Monitor to a 4640 Universal Display

    Gen 4 Extended Monitor (left) 4640 Universal Display (right)Gen 4 Extended Monitor (left) 4640 Universal Display (right)

    The Gen 4 Extended Monitor provides a secondary monitor solution for those producers who want two monitors to manage their machine and precision ag applications on their 4640 Universal Display. Adding the second monitor allows producers in display intensive operations the ability to view and adjust more of their operations at once.


    Leveraging the 4640 Universal Display with Extended Monitor provides the following benefits:

    • One easy-to-use system. make adjustments on the go with either monitor in one operating system while having direct access to more run pages and information at all times.
    • The 4640 Universal Display is built on a foundation of making it easy to use for operators. Two monitors from the same system eliminates the potential for mismatched information, and the need for separate software updates for different displays.
    • Maximize uptime and minimize setup time with quick and easy plug and play over the traditional dual display set-up steps.
    • Customize your in-field office to Increase viewable access to the 4640 Universal Display run pages as well as the flexible mounting location capability of the additional monitor.
    • Avoid costly mistakes during product application through direct access to information and adjustments.

Enable tractor-implement communication through AEF ISOBUS TC SC compatibility

    The Generation 4 CommandCenter™ display is an AEF ISOBUS compatible display.


    An easy plug and play between implements, displays, tractors, and other products is required today in daily business. This is why within agriculture and forestry, an industry standard, ISOBUS, is used for communication between these products.


    From the ag industry, the Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) was initiated in 2008 to have a common forum among manufacturers to define the ISOBUS standard further, define and conduct ISOBUS tests, accelerate adoption, label compatible products, and to communicate this to dealers and customers. John Deere is one of the seven founding members of AEF and is very engaged in the organization.


    To better ensure ISOBUS compatibility, the AEF developed new functionalities, i.e., auxiliaries (AUX) and Task Controller Section Control (TC-SC,) in addition to the well-known universal terminal (UT). They are also the basis for the certification of ISOBUS products. An ISOBUS functionality can be described as an independent ISOBUS product and the concept is extendable for later additions of functionalities.


    Gen 4 CommandCenter supports the following ISOBUS features:

    4100 CommandCenter and 4600 CommandCenter

    • Universal Terminal (UT)
      -> ISOBUS sprayer, seeder, planter, fertilizer spreader, manure applicator, and many other implements can be operated through the UT functionality.

    4600 CommandCenter only:

    • Task Controller Section Control (TC-SC)
      -> With TC-SC, ISOBUS compliant implements like sprayers, seeders, planters, fertilizer spreaders, and manure tankers can be used with automatic Section Control.

    • Task Controller Basic (TC-Bas)
      -> With TC-Bas, documentation with ISOBUS compliant implements in the standard data format of ISOXML is possible. Also, totals like area, amount etc. are recorded directly from the implement.
    Gen 4 system page includes info on ISOBUS compatibilityGen 4 system page includes info on ISOBUS compatibility
    Individual ISOBUS features with details are highlightedIndividual ISOBUS features with details are highlighted

    To stay up to speed on which implement and product complies with which ISOBUS features, please visit the AEF website and sign up for the database. It combines tractor, sprayer, and display combination to determine compatibility.

    Sign up and log in page to the AEF database – user is able to create an account and check on compatibility for products.Sign up and log in page to the AEF database – user is able to create an account and check on compatibility for products.
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