4600 CommandCenter™ display with SpreadStar™ system
The F4365 is utilizing the 4600 CommandCenter display that is also found in large tractors today. The CommandARM™ controls, Generator 4 CommandCenter display and SpreadStar have been updated and tailored to the needs of operators allowing them to see all key functions on one run screen including AutoTrac™ assisted steering system, variable rate documentation, field totals, and dry spinner spreader settings. Click anywhere on the display to expand and easily adjust information.
To prepare for field application, simply press the Setup button in the bottom left corner of the display run page, and it will direct the user to the Work Setup window.
- Select the Location box to setup user information including farm, field, and client. User information is not required to load and execute a variable-rate prescription.
- Select the Equipment box to do the initial setup of the machine including the number of bins in the dry spinner spreader.
- The Work Summary box shows a link for each bin in the dry spinner spreader. The screenshot above is for a two-bin dry box. Select each one to input or change the name of the product that will be applied. Twenty-four unique names can be entered into the display for various product types such as single product, blended product, or multi-product variable rate. The user can also choose the target rate for spreading or load a variable-rate prescription.
Once the Work Setup Window is complete, the updated SpreadStar application can then be used to input and setup the following:
Target spread rate – selecting the target rate box allows the operator to quickly adjust three different target rates or load a prescription if needed. The target rates can be adjusted when spreading by using the corresponding buttons on the CommandARM.
Product density/product applied – selecting either of these areas will take the user to a bin details page where more frequent dry spinner spreader inputs and adjustments are made. For dry spinner spreaders with multiple bins, individual tabs at the top of the screen make it easy to quickly toggle between them.
Features on the bin details page include:
- Bin on/off
- Bin chaining (not shown)
- Product density
- CFR value
- Feed gate opening
- Bin alarms
- Resetting bin counter
- Belt prime
- Tarp control
- Chain oiler
The last step is to setup the spinner settings by clicking on the spinner settings box in the SpreadStar application. The Add Spinner preset window will come up allowing the operator to create a new preset if they choose.
Preset functions include:
- Spinner target speed
- Spinner target speed alarms
- Spread width
- Fan frame setting
The bin details and spinner settings are saved with the Work Summary details. For example, an operator with a two-bin dry spreader may need to change between a two product variable-rate to a single blend application using bin chaining. When the operator switches back to two product variable rate, SpreadStar will automatically remember the bin details and spinner settings that were last used with that configuration.
Even with this feature, it is still important to calibrate the dry spinner spreader when changing products to ensure an accurate and consistent spread pattern.
Superior ride quality with dual c-channel chassis design
The F4365 uses a dual c-channel frame design with leaf spring suspension to maximize ride quality and durability. The dual c-channel frame design is very strong, but it still allows the frame to flex. This is especially important when operating in rough field conditions at higher speeds because the frame will flex and absorb some of the impact loads instead of transferring it to the rest of the machine including the operator.
Industry-proven AxleTech™ axles are used on the front and rear and are designed to haul full loads of heavier-density products such as lime.
Parabolic leaf springs are used on the front axle in conjunction with dampers and offer an industry-best 102 mm (4 in.) of travel. Parabolic leaf springs have fewer leaves, which reduce internal friction allowing for easier compression and articulation.
Dual-rate leaf springs are used on the rear axle to ensure consistent ride quality regardless of how much product is in the box. The first smaller set of leaf springs is used when the box is empty. When the box is loaded, the first set of leaf springs fully engages and combines with the second larger set of leaf springs. This design helps the F4365 drive and ride more consistently when applying in the field or in transport on the road.
The dual c-channel design, coupled with best-in-class suspension, helps absorb the impact loads and protects the operator and machine from harmful vibration. Reducing vibration improves productivity by reducing operator fatigue and decreasing the potential for failures caused by them.
An external storage compartment is located on the left-hand side of the machine and can be used to store important items nearby, but outside the cab:
- Personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves, goggles, face shield, apron, and emergency clothing
- Grease gun
- Density check tool
Hydraulic folding ladder
Operators will climb into the F4365 via a hydraulically controlled front ladder similar to 4 Series Sprayers. When the machine starts to move, the ladder will automatically fold up. When the machine stops, the operator simply hits the ladder button on the CommandARM™ control center to unfold it.
Cab and dry spinner spreader platforms
This industry-exclusive feature allows the operator to safely exit the cab and walk back to the dry spinner spreader to help with tendering or do a product density check.
Front retrieval points
If the machine does get stuck while operating in wet conditions, retrieval points are located on the front of the frame to assist in pulling the machine out.
Fenders and mud flaps
Front and rear fenders protect the F4365 from mud and debris when operating in the field. Large front fenders similar to what are used on large row-crop tractors protect the front of the machine, even when turning. Rear mud flaps attached to the dry spinner spreader platforms on the right and left side provide excellent protection from debris thrown by the rear tires.
Operator-friendly cab, controls, and display
CommandView™ III cab features and enhancements
The F4365 High-Capacity Nutrient Applicator offers the same spacious CommandView III cab found in larger John Deere tractors and the 4 Series Self-Propelled Sprayers. This cab will keep operators comfortable all day long while providing great visibility and increasing productivity.
The CommandARM has been updated and tailored for the specific needs of an operator. The AutoTrac™ assisted steering system resume and Master on/off buttons, along with the boom raise/lower switches are located conveniently on the multifunction handle, so the operator does not have to move their hand during application and headland turns. Additional controls for lighting, heating ventilation air conditioning (HVAC), radio, dry spinner spreader, and more are located conveniently close by.
There are USB charging ports inside the storage compartment on the CommandARM armrest. These USB outlets are for charging only and do not connect to the radio or 4600 CommandCenter™ Display.
Generation 4 CommandCenter display
The F4365 uses the Generation 4 CommandCenter display, similar to what is being used in larger tractors and sprayers today. SpreadStar™ system has also been updated to allow operators to see all key functions on one run screen including AutoTrac, John Deere Section Control, mapping, and application system settings. Importing and exporting user information and application data has been simplified and improved with Wireless Data Transfer, John Deere Operations Center, and AgLogic™ system.
The multifunction handle gives operators convenient access to important nutrient applicator controls.
Operations that are controlled from the handle include:
- Raise/lower (fold/unfold) boom
- Center boom raise/lower
- Index boom section (IBS) control system
- Speed range
- Master system on/off
- AutoTrac resume
- Headland Management System (HMS)
- Emergency off
- Six reconfigurable buttons
There are a total of nine reconfigurable buttons, six located on the multifunction handle and three on the CommandARM. Each button can be configured to one of the functions listed below:
- Master on
- Bin chaining
- Left tilt up/down
- Right tilt up/down
- Run page cycle forward
- Run page cycle back
- Swap track
- AutoTrac shift track center
- AutoTrac shift track left
- AutoTrac shift track right
- Close overlay
The same great ComfortCommand seat in the 4 Series Sprayer is installed in the F4365 Nutrient Applicator. The seat provides superior ride quality with the ability to swivel 15 degrees to the right, improving operator comfort during application.
Additional cab features and options include a leather seat, Bluetooth® wireless system capability, a premium sound system, power mirrors, rear window tint, right-hand window wiper with fluid, and many more.
By keeping operators more comfortable during the day, the CommandView III cab will improve productivity while reducing the fatigue they experience throughout the day.
Bluetooth is a trademark of Bluetooth SIG Incorporated.
Improved machine performance equals more productivity
Engine and transmission
The F4365 uses an industry-proven 9-L PowerTech engine combined with an IVT to provide maximum power and efficiency.
The 9-L (549 cu in.) engine provides 272 kW (365 hp) rated horsepower and up to 298 kW (400 hp) peak horsepower when needed.
The IVT is common to the 8R Tractor Family, but has been modified for higher field and transport speeds.
Applicator field and transport speeds
The F4365 can apply product up to 48 km/h (30 mph) in field and travel on the highway empty at speeds up to 74 km/h (46 mph). The engine and transmission are common to other product lines in John Deere which means service locations, service intervals, and parts are all common.
To ensure the F4365 can run all day long, it comes equipped with a 567-L (150 gal.) fuel tank and 29.5-L (7.8 gal.) diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank located on the right side of the machine. The slender tank designs are attached to the dual c-channel frame, reducing the torque load the tanks can have on the frame when full. Both tanks can be easily filled from ground level.
More versatility with the DN495 Dry Spinner Spreader
New Leader® Dry Spinner Spreader
The F4365 uses an industry-proven New Leader Dry Spinner Spreader. This 4.27-m (14-ft) long dry box is capable of holding 9.34 m3 (330 ft³) of product and is available in multiple configurations to meet a variety of application needs. Depending on the product, spread widths can range from 18.29 to 27.43 m (60 to 90 ft).
Single bin option
The single bin option can be ordered in a 304 Stainless Steel or a 409 Painted Stainless Steel. A removable end gate, inverted V, and electric oiler come in base. At 24 km/h (15 mph), the single bin can spread fertilizer at rates as high as 499 kg (1100 lb) per acre or spread lime at rates as high as 2994 kg (6600 lb) per acre.
A 2.1-m (7.0-ft) 304 Stainless-Steel MultApplier insert can be added to the single bin to spread two products at once. The MultApplier uses a belt over stainless-steel conveyor chain so no oil is necessary. Simply remove the end gate of the single bin to install the MultApplier insert.
A 304 Stainless-Steel MultiBin insert can be added to the single bin to spread up to four products at once. In addition to the second large bin, two micronutrient bins are on the back of the MultiBin. Similar to the MultApplier insert, the MultiBin conveyor chain is belt over stainless-steel conveyor chain and does not require oil.
The divider separating the two micronutrient bins on the rear can also be removed to make one large micronutrient bin. Standard rate metering rollers come in base with the MultiBin insert. A pneumatically controlled lid covers the micronutrient bin(s) opening and is operated in the Generation 4 CommandCenter™ display.
New Leader is a trademark of Highway Equipment Company.
Improve application accuracy with the AB485 Air Boom
For ag service providers and large-scale producers, the AB485 Air Boom is available as an option for the F4365 High-Capacity Nutrient Applicator. The AB485 Air Boom builds on the advantages of the F4365 chassis with the addition of an 8.5-m3 (300-cu ft) dry box with dual-product capability and a 21.3-m (70-ft) wide boom.
Durability and uptime are extremely important to an ag retailer’s business. With the amount of acres these machines need to cover each year and the varying weather conditions that can impact the schedule, increasing uptime is crucial to the profitability and success of the ag retailer. The AB485 Air Boom has been designed to maximize uptime through improved performance, reliability, and operator comfort.
The new air boom option allows operators to more accurately apply dry fertilizer across a wide 21.3-m (70-ft) swath at speeds up to 48.3 km/h (30 mph), and at maximum rates up to 544.3 kg (1,200 lb) per acre at 16.1 km/h (10 mph). With its 8.5-m3 (300-cu ft) capacity dry box and dual-bin configuration, operators can simultaneously apply up to two products at variable rates to better meet crop nutrient needs with fewer passes over the field. Application accuracy is further improved with half-width section control.
The air distribution system features an efficient design that consistently delivers even air flow from the fan to the booms. The closed-loop speed control allows the fan to run independent of the motor speed, making it more efficient as well. This design requires less power for the air system and puts more power to the ground during acceleration and operation.
The electrical and hydraulic systems have been designed from the ground up with full integration into the 4600 CommandCenter™ Display for easier maintenance and support. The boom structure and supports have also been strengthened to extend the life of the booms regardless of the terrain.
To improve the reliability of the air distribution system, the fan oil cooler is mounted on the right side of the machine, exposing it to less dust and vibration while making it easier to maintain. A large screen was also added over the fan air intake to block residue and debris from entering the air system.
The front ladder provides easy access to the machine even when the booms are folded. During tendering, operators can quickly access the top of the dry box from the cab platform. Hand rails can then be folded up on both sides of the dry box, allowing the operator to work more efficiently.
The F4365 with the AB485 Air Boom improves the revenue potential for ag service providers by increasing machine productivity through greater durability and superior field performance.