4240 Universal Display

  • An affordable and portable way to put precision ag to work for you
  • 8.4-inch touchscreen provides easy-to-use experience
  • High-contrast screen allows you to see your display in bright sunlight, even on open station tractors
  • Basic documentation and AutoTrac come standard

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  • 4240 Universal Display4240 Universal Display


    • Enhanced data merging functionalities to increase on-board/off-board flexibility
    • Data capturing capabilities that precisely map and operate Section Control 
    • Precisely apply multiple products simultaneously with individual coverage maps and application points 


    • Setup and startup operations easily with improved display navigation
    • Ability to wirelessly deliver display subscriptions and software updates with the wireless USB adapter

    Cost of operation:

    • Improved Gen 4 applications such as AutoTrac™ assisted steering system, Section Control, and documentation increase producer profitability all with a moveable display experience

    The 4240 Universal Display hardware consists of a 21.3-cm (8.4-in.) touchscreen display.

    Connections on the back of the 4240 Universal DisplayConnections on the back of the 4240 Universal Display
    1. Machine connector
      The machine connector port is the harness connection point for the machine and the 4240 Universal Display.
    2. Ethernet port
      Ethernet connectivity is required for Remote Display Access (RDA) and Wireless Data Transfer (WDT).
    3. External USB adapter port
    Display layout and navigation
    Run page structureRun page structure
    1. Menu
    2. Shortcut soft keys
    3. Next or previous run page
    4. Run page
    5. Title bar
    6. Status center
    Status center

    The status center is located in the title bar and highlights important information for display functions, such as global positioning system (GPS) signal strength and notifications.

    Select status center to display additional information in a drop down window. The expanded status center provides quick access to notifications and settings.

    Status centerStatus center
    Machine Settings tab
    Machine SettingsMachine Settings

    The Machine Settings tab allows the user to view and edit:

    • Maintenance and calibrations
    System tab
    System tabSystem tab

    The System tab allows the user to view and edit:

    • Date and time
    • Diagnostics center
    • Display and sound
    • File manager
    • Language and units
    • Software manager
    • Users and access

    The Applications tab allows the user to view and edit:

    • AutoTrac guidance system
    • Calculator
    • Equipment manager
    • Fields and boundaries
    • Help tool
    • Layout manager
    • Mapping
    • Remote access
    • Section Control
    • Settings manager
    • StarFire™ receiver
    • Video
    • Work monitor
    • Work setup
    • Work totals
    Layout Manager
    Layout Manager applicationLayout Manager application

    The Gen 4 displays features a modular-designed layout manager, so operators can easily create the page views that meet their needs. From the factory, machines are equipped with one guidance default run page. Run pages can be created and stored within the All Run Pages tab with no limit. A maximum number of 10 run pages can be added to the Active Set. The Active Set provides the ability to toggle through selected pages on the main screen. Toggling between run pages is as easy as swiping the screen or using the arrow buttons on the top right portion of the title bar.

    Users and access

    Users and access allow the owner or manager to lock out certain functions to prevent operators from accessing or changing settings. Lock-out functions are managed with a defined pin for the administrator.


    The Gen 4 Universal Display can be set to one of two profiles, administrator or operator. The administrator profile is always set to the full access group. This group allows unlimited access to all of the features and has the ability to lock and unlock features in the operator profile.

    On-screen help and diagnostic text

    There are a number of different ways to get meaningful on-screen help when navigating the Gen 4 Universal Display. The help icon is located on the default shortcut bar on the bottom of the run page. This icon gives detailed information of all contents of the operating system. Simply select the help icon and navigate to the information section that is needed.


    Additionally, application-based help is also available in all locations of the Gen 4 Universal Display. Simply click on the {i} icon available on the title bar to see more information on the application currently being used.


    Diagnostic text and information throughout the operating system is available for better understanding of whether applications are operating as directed.

    Help contents shortcut key on run pageHelp contents shortcut key on run page
    Context-based help available in all applicationsContext-based help available in all applications

    Work monitor

    The work monitor application displays the performance information about the task being performed by the machine. The user is shown averages, totals, and productivity of the machine, such as area worked, average working speed, and fuel usage. The values of the work monitor can be reset by the user at any time. Specific values of the work monitor can be configured by the user to be shown on a run page.

    NOTE: The work monitor application replaces values found in the universal performance monitor with the GreenStar™ 3 (GS3) 2630 Display.

    Video capability

    4240 Universal Displays are equipped with one video input. The image will appear on the 4240 Universal Display. The camera (video observation system) is available through JD Parts. All harnessing, inputs, outputs, and software support Voyager® camera systems. Other camera systems will require third-party harnessing and converter for use. The Gen 4 4240 video connector display bulkhead harness (PFP17673) from John Deere is required where a separate video connector is established.

    Dual display 

    John Deere Gen 4 Universal Displays may be configured to run with GS3 and Gen 4 CommandCenter™ displays on machines approved in the machine compatibility section.

    The 4240 Universal Display is not compatible with the Gen4 Extended Monitor.

    Voyager is a trademark of ASA Electronics, LLC.

  • 4240 Universal Display4240 Universal Display

    Producers purchasing a 4240 Universal Display have an abundance of choices when deciding which Precision Ag applications to use on their display. The 4240 Universal Display includes basic documentation with the display purchase and is priced with a permanent, non-transferable AutoTrac™ activation.

    • Some producers may want an implement-only display. They can purchase the display less AutoTrac activation.
    • Some producers may want to use the display as an automated guidance-only display. They can purchase the display with the default permanent, non-transferable AutoTrac activation.
    • Some producers may want to use the display for more advanced Precision Ag applications such a pulling a tow-behind sprayer. They should consider the 4240 Universal Display with the default permanent, non-transferable AutoTrac activation and add a 1-year 4240 Data Sync and Sectional Control subscription.
    • Other producers may want the functionality provided with Section Control and Data Sync but not need AutoTrac. They should consider the 4240 Universal Display less AutoTrac activation and add a 1-year 4240 Data Sync and Section Control subscription.

    Regardless of the choice a producer makes during the initial purchase, a permanent, non-transferrable 4240 AutoTrac activation or a 4240 Data Sync and Section subscription can be added as a field-installed option. This approach allows producers to start their Precision Ag journey with a Gen 4 display and add the applications they want and need as they become more comfortable with John Deere Precision Ag Technology over time

  • This document lists all the compatible equipment approved with the software update 19-2 release, and is subject to change with newer software updates. To ensure complete and proper compatibility, the most current version of implement control unit software, Generation 4 Display software, or compatible farm management information software (FMIS) should be used. Non-current software versions will require an update before support can be provided. Unapproved software version configurations will not be supported.

    The software update 19-2 release is only compatible with 4600 CommandCenter™ v2 processors. Software update 17-2 is the last release that was compatible with 4600 v1 processors.

    Server serial numbers are as follows:

    • v1 = RWG prefix
    • v2 = PCG prefix
    Machine compatibility

    John Deere Large Ag Tractors

    John Deere Large Ag Tractors
    (list of all automatically detected machines)
    Model yearCommandCenter display Universal Display
    4600 v2420046404240
    9R/9RT/9RX Series 2018 and newerX---XX
    9R/9RT/9RX Series 2015-2017*---XX
    9R/9RT Series2012-2014------XX
    9030/9030T Series2008 and newer------XX
    9020/9020T Series2002-2007------X---
    9000 Series1997-2001------X---
    9000T Series2000-2001------X---
    8R/8RT Series2018 and newerX---XX
    8R/8RT SeriesMid-2014 - 2017*---XX
    8R/8RT Series2010-2013------XX
    8030/8030T Series2006 and newer------XX
    8020/8020T Series2002-2005------X---
    8010/8010T Series2000-2002------X---
    8000 Series1994------X---
    8000T Series1997-1999------X---
    7R Series2018 and newerXXXX
    7R Series2014-2017*---XX
    7R Series2011-2013------XX
    7J Series2018 and newer------XX
    7030 Series2007 and newer------XX
    7030 Series (Large Frame)2007 and newer------XX
    7030 Series (Small Frame)2006 and newer------XX
    7010 Series1997-2003------X---
    7000 Series1992-1996------X---
    6030 Series (Small Frame)2006 and newer------XX
    6000 Series1992-1998------X---
    6010 Series1999-2002------X---
    6R Series2018 and newerXXXX
    6R Series (Final Tier 4)2015-2017*---XX
    6R Series (Interim Tier 4)2013-2015------XX
    6M Series2013 and newer------XX
    6J Series2018 and newer------XX
    5R Series2019 and newer------XX

    *NOTE: For latest Precision Ag functionality, update machines equipped from the factory with v1 processor to v2. The 4640 Universal Display is not compatible with SeedStar™ 4HP Planters when installed on 00, 10, and 20 Series Tractors.

    John Deere Nutrient Applicators

    John Deere Nutrient Applicators

    Model yearCommandCenterUniversal Display
    4600 v2420046404240
    F4365 High-Capacity Nutrient Applicator2017 and newerX---------

    John Deere Self-Propelled Sprayers

    John Deere self-
    propelled sprayers
    Model yearCommandCenterUniversal Display
    4600 v2420046404240
    4 Series Sprayers 2018 and newerX---------
    4 Series Sprayers 2013 - 2017------X---
    49402012 - 2014------X---
    46302008 and newer------X---
    47302008 and newer------X---
    48302008 - 2014------X---
    49302008 - 2013 (SN 4000+)------X---
    R4040i2014 and newer------X---
    R4050i2017 and newer------X---
    5430i2008 - 2014------X---
    Hagie™ sprayers2014 and newerCompatible with GreenStar™ 3 2630 Displays and 4640 Universal Displays*

    *NOTE: When using the 4640 Universal Display on a Hagie Sprayer, additional mounting and harnessing may be required.

    • 4640 Ram™ Mount - SJ34503
    • 4640 power/video harness - BPF11527 (1-3 video plus machine power), PF90687 (machine power only)

    NOTE: Current John Deere/Hagie field kits only offer GreenStar 3 2630 Display parts.

    NOTE: AutoTrac™ Vision/AutoTrac RowSense and multi-rank section control are not supported on Hagie at this time.

    NOTE: VIN detection is not supported on Hagie Sprayers at this time.

    John Deere Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters (SPFH)

    John Deere Self-Propelled
    Forage Harvesters

    Model yearCommandCenterUniversal Display
    4600 v2420046404240
    9000 Series SPFH2019 and newer------X---
    8000 Series SPFH2015 and newer------X---

    John Deere combines

    John Deere combinesModel yearCommandCenterUniversal Display
    4600 v2420046404240
    S700 Series2018 and newerX---------
    S430 and S4402017 and newerX---------
    S600 Series2012 - 2017------XX
    S540 and S550 Series2012 and newer------XX
    T-Series2012 and current------XX
    W-Series2012 and current------XX
    70 Series2008 - 2013------XX

    NOTE: Competitive equipment may be compatible with 4640 Universal Display and 4240 Universal Display. For additional compatibility information, contact a John Deere dealer.

    Equipment compatibility

    John Deere planters

    SeedStar™ 4HP planters are only compatible with 4600 CommandCenter displays with a version 2 (v2) processor and 4640 Universal Displays. Displays should be running Generation 4 OS software version 10.10.404-390 or newer and the most current version of tractor applications to be compatible with SeedStar 4HP planter applications. Additionally, dual-display mode is available for use with SeedStar 4HP planter applications, along with Generation 4 Extended Monitor. SeedStar 4HP planters are compatible with no more than two GreenStar Rate Controllers.

    The SeedStar 2 configuration below 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 Generation 4 display.

    A Service ADVISOR™ tool (available at a John Deere dealer) is needed to update SeedStar 2, SeedStar XP, and SeedStar 3 HP software. Documentation is not supported when using a rate controller to control row clutches on a John Deere planter.


    John Deere plantersControl unit nameSoftware version (or newer)CommandCenter display Universal Display
    4600 v2420046404240*
    SeedStar 2
    Black PM122.0XXXX
    Black PA1, (if available PA 2)22.0XXXX
    Green PM110.11------------
    Green PA1 (if available PA 2)10.11------------
    SeedStar XP
    Black PM122.0XXXX
    Black PA1, (if available PA 2)22.0XXXX
    SeedStar 3 HP
    Planter Main A (PCMA)5.0XXXX
    Planter Main B (PCMB or MMC)8.0XXXX
    Row-unit Controller (RUC)2.0XXXX
    SeedStar 4HP
    Planter Apps10.4.2-29X---X---
    Planter Main A (PMCA)5.0X---X---
    Planter Main B (PMCB or MMC)6.0X---X---
    Row-unit Controller (RUC)3.0X---X---
    Electrical Power Generation (EPG)5.0X---X---
    Electrical Power Module, 2 (PC2)3.0X---X---

    *NOTE: For implements requiring ground speed input (radar), utilizing a 4240 Universal Display may require an additional 4240 Radar speed kit.

    John Deere Air Seeders

    The C850 Air Cart requires a 4600/4200 CommandCenter Display or a 4640/4240 Universal Display. GreenStar 3 2630 monitors are not supported. Additionally, C850 Air Carts and AutoTrac Implement Guidance (passive) are compatible with software update 18-2 and newer.


    John Deere Air SeederModel year/control unit nameSoftware version (or newer) CommandCenterUniversal Display
    4600 v2420046404240*
    C850 Air Cart
    Cart Master Controller (CMC)12XXXX
    Mini Tank Controller (TXC)6XXXX
    Front, Middle, Rear Tank Controller (TCU)6XXXX
    1870 Seeding Tool - TruSet™ system2017 and newer (IDC)5.0XXXX
    1870 Seeding Tool - RelativeFlow™ blockage sensors2017 and newer (BMU)4.0XXXX
    1910 Air Cart - ground drive2009 and newer3.0XXXX
    1910 Air Cart - hydraulic drive
    2013 and newer8.00XXXX
    Seeding tools with air-run blockage - primary blockage
    2009 and newer (BMU)12.0XXXX
    Seeding tools with air-run blockage - air-run blockage2009 and newer (BMU)12.0XXXX
    Member Module5.0XXXX
    1990 Central Commodity System (CCS™)
    2009 and newer (BMU)12.0XXXX
    N500C SeriesSeeding apps10.1.495-31X---X---
    SMCA or SMC2.0X---X---
    SMCB or BMU2.0X---X---

    *NOTE: For implements requiring ground speed input (radar), utilizing a 4240 Universal Display may require an additional 4240 Radar speed kit.

    John Deere Tillage

    John Deere TillageControl unit nameSoftware version (or newer) CommandCenterUniversal Display
    4600 v2420046404240
    AccuDepth™ cultivatorImplement Depth Control (IDC)11XXXX
    2730 with TruSet
    Tillage Controller 1 (TC1)2.66KXXXX
    2230 with TruSetTillage Controller 1 (TC1)2.75KXXXX
    2330 with TruSetTillage Controller 1 (TC1)3.35KXXXX
    2620/2630 with TruSetTillage Controller 1 (TC1)


    2720 with TruSetTillage Controller 1 (TC1)2.24KXXXX
    2660VT with TruSetTillage Controller 1 (TC1)2.03KXXXX
    2430 with TruSetTillage Controller 1 (TC1)2.14KXXXX
    2510H with TruSetTillage Controller 1 (TC1)2.85KXXXX

    *NOTE: For implements requiring ground speed input (radar), utilizing a 4240 Universal Display may require an additional 4240 Radar speed kit.

    John Deere Round Balers


    John Deere Round BalersControl unit nameSoftware version (or newer)CommandCenterUniversal Display
    4600 v2420046404240
    0 SeriesBaler Automation10.07XXXX
    9 Series Premium
    Baler Automation7.16XXXX
    V451R/V461R Baler Automation11.5XXXX



    John Deere Large Square Balers

    John Deere Large Square Balers
    Including Harvest Tec applicator and PhiBer accumulator
    Control unit nameSoftware version (or newer)CommandCenter Universal Display
    4600 v2420046404240
    0 SeriesGen 4 VT3.04XXXX
    1 Series
    Gen 4 VT5.07XXXX
    Precision Ag Technology software compatibility
    John Deere control unitsControl unit nameSoftware version (or newer)CommandCenter display Universal Display
    4600 v2420046404240
    *StarFire 6000 Receiver---4.10JXXXX
    StarFire 3000 Receiver---2.32HXXXX
    *Modular Telematics Gateways (MTG) - 3G---21.03XXXX
    *MTG - 4G---25.01.746XXXX
    GreenStar Rate Controller---3.70KXXXX
    GreenStar Rate Controller Dry---2.11AXXXX
    *John Deere Rate Controller 2000---1.13AXXXX
    *AutoTrac Universal 200---2.30A------XX
    *AutoTrac Universal 300---3.22O------XX
    AutoTrac Controller 250---11933B------XX
    *AutoTrac Controller - Deere---1.11B------XX
    AutoTrac Controller - Raven---3.2.29------XX
    AutoTrac Controller - Reichhardt®---SW 1.3------XX
    AutoTrac RowSense™RG3AKK15783FX---X---
    AutoTrac VisionVGC4.01LX---X---
    AutoTrac Turn Automation---19-2X---X---
    AutoTrac Implement Guidance---19-2X---X---
    Active Implement Guidance (VT)Application 11002.71 TXX*XX*
    iGrade™Application 11002.71 TXXXX
    Distance TripApplication 11002.71 TX*XXX
    Gen 4 Extended Monitor  X---X---
    Wireless Data Server Wireless Data Server

    1.541.2 (Planting)

    Mobile Data TransferMyTransfer™ app

    3.8.6 (iOS®)
    3.8.5 (Android™)

    Connect Mobile appConnect Mobile app8.0.1 or newerX---X---
    Connect Mobile serverConnect Mobile server2.3.87-1X---------
    Mobile WeatherApplication 11201.51 VXX*XX*
    Manure Constituent SensingManure Controller19.06X---X---

    *NOTE: See additional information below.

    StarFire Receivers

    StarFire Receivers can be updated in the following ways:

    • Receiver USB port (available only for StarFire 6000 Receivers)
    • Generation 4 display USB port
    • Remote software updates application (in ISOBUS VT app)

    Additionally, StarFire iTC Receivers are no longer supported with software update 2017-1 and newer software. StarFire 6000 Receivers require software version 3.80F or higher when used with AutoTrac Implement Guidance.

    John Deere Operations Center

    To use RDA on a Generation 4 CommandCenter Display with a GreenStar 3 2630 Display connected in the same machine, GreenStar 3 2630 software version 3.22.1095 (SU2014-1) or higher is required (for 4600 CommandCenter Display and 4640 Universal Display only).

    GreenStar Rate Controller and GreenStar Rate Controller Dry

    GreenStar Rate Controller Dry is supported with display software update 2017-2 and newer. The 4600 and 4200 CommandCenter Displays and 4640 and 4240 Universal Displays support documentation and section control of up to five GreenStar Rate Controller units.

    To update the GreenStar Rate Controller and GreenStar Rate Controller Dry, utilize a Generation 4 Display USB port. John Deere dealers can also utilize Service ADVISOR™. GDC 2.11A was the last software version available through Software Manager. GDC 2.20A has been available since spring 2015 and contains diagnostic language updates. This software can only be obtained through Service ADVISOR.

    John Deere Rate Controller 2000

    The Generation 4 Displays and John Deere Rate Controller 2000 can support documentation and control up to five operations. ISO controllers such as SeedStar or TruSet can be used alongside a John Deere Rate Controller 2000 that is documenting additional operations. The John Deere Rate Controller 2000 will not control the planter clutches or half-, third-, or quarter-width disconnects on a John Deere planter.

    AutoTrac™ Vision

    AutoTrac Vision Guidance Camera 19-1 software 4.01L is only compatible with RowGuidance 3 Controller software AKK15783F and GreenStar 3 2630 17-1 software 3.34.1345 or newer and Generation 4 18-1 software 10.10.404-345 or newer. 

    AutoTrac Universal 200, AutoTrac Universal 300, and AutoTrac Controller

    AutoTrac Universal 200, AutoTrac Universal 300, and AutoTrac Controllers are for use with the 4640 Universal Display and 4240 Universal Display. Please see a John Deere dealer for exact model compatibility.

    ISOBUS implements

    Generation 4 Displays are compatible with one Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) certified ISOBUS implement; AEF-certified ISOBUS implements with Task Controller Section Control (TC-SC) functionality and AEF certification for TC-SC include sprayers, fertilizer spreaders, planters, seeders, manure applicators, etc. For third-party FMIS compatibility, reference the John Deere Operations Center.

    A software update performed by an authorized ISOBUS implement dealer may be required to obtain compatible software. ISOBUS implements must be certified through the Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) to be recognized by the Generation 4 CommandCenter display. Visit www.aef-online.org for more information; visit www.aef-isobus-database.org for an active list of compatible implements.

    ISOBUS implements with VT4 are now supported by Generation 4 Displays. Generation 4 Displays still support older VT versions (example: VT2 and VT3). If an implement is not loading after updating to Generation 4 software update 2017-2 (or newer on 4600 CommandCenter v2 processors), it is recommended that the implement manufacturer be contacted to get a software version that is either VT3 or VT4.

    Extended monitor

    When using an extended monitor with equipment visualized in ISOBUS VT Viewer and applying VT run page modules to two run pages shown at the same time, the extended monitor’s VT modules will not update. To mitigate this, only view VT modules on one run page at a time.

    Implements without controllers

    Implements without controllers can be documented as a stand-alone operation or with a rate controller from John Deere. Additionally, multiple implements without controllers cannot be documented together.

    AutoTrac Implement Guidance (passive)

    AutoTrac Implement Guidance is compatible with SeedStar 3HP, SeedStar 2 and SeedStar XP.

    AutoTrac Implement Guidance is compatible with C850 Tow-Behind Air Carts with software update 18-2.

    AutoTrac Implement Guidance is not compatible with the SeedStar 4 HP planters.

    AutoTrac Implement Guidance is not compatible on 4240 Universal Displays for shared signal applications.

    AutoTrac Turn Automation

    To use the AutoTrac Turn Automation application, specific compatibility is required. AutoTrac Turn Automation is compatible with the following machines:

    • 8030 Series Tractors
    • 9030 Series Tractors (if equipped with PowerShift™ transmission)
    • Model year 2012 and newer 6R Tractors (if equipped with Infinitely Variable Transmission [IVT™] and ITEC™ functionality)
    • Model year 2011 and newer 7R Tractors (if equipped with CommandQuad™ transmission, e23™ PowerShift transmission, or IVT)
    • Model year 2010 and newer 8R/RT Tractors
    • Model year 2012 and newer 9R/RT/RX Tractors

    NOTE: Integrated tractor IMS must be turned off on 30-Series Tractors to use AutoTrac Turn Automation on the Generation 4. Integrated Tractor iTEC must be turned off on the following tractors to use AutoTrac Turn Automation on the Generation 4:

    • Model year 2012-2014 6R
    • Model year 2011-2013 7R
    • Model year 2010-2013 8R
    • Model year 2012-2014 9R

    NOTE: If instead an operator chooses to use the machine’s integrated IMS/iTEC functionality, then AutoTrac Turn Automation and iTEC must be turned off in the Generation 4 Universal Display.

    AutoTrac Turn Automation is compatible with SeedStar 3HP, SeedStar 2 and SeedStar XP.

    AutoTrac Turn Automation is NOT compatible with SeedStar 4HP planters.

    Distance Trip documentation

    A UCC2 Application Controller 1100 with 19-2 software running on a 4600 CommandCenter v2 server enables documentation of field operations. If a UCC2 replaces a UCC1 Application Controller 1100 on a CommandCenter v1 server, documentation is not available. Refer to Tech Manual Bulletin 137919 to determine server type.

    Camera compatibility

    Voyager® cameras are supported on Generation 4 Displays. All other camera types are not supported.

    Non-John Deere Precision Ag

    4600 CommandCenter v2 and the 4640 Universal Display are compatible with the following RS-232 configurations with software update 18-2 and newer:

    • GPS receivers with serial port connection
      • Will not enable AutoTrac guidance functionality
    • Raven RS-232 control units (440, 450, or 660) on tractors configured as implement-based applications
    • Generation 4 displays are not compatible with the DN345 Drawn Dry Spreader at this time.

    Machine Communication Radio (MCR)

    Generation 4 displays are not compatible with MCR.

    APEX™ software

    • Generation 4 display work data is not compatible with and cannot be viewed in APEX software.
    • USB files including pre-assigned APEX tasks and iTEC™ Pro sequences will not import into Generation 4 displays.

    NOTE: Gen 4 data is only compatible with the John Deere Operations Center. All Gen 4 activations are machine specific and cannot be transferred to a different machine. If not using WDT, an 8- to 32-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.

    RAM is a trademark of National Products Inc. Hagie is a trademark of Hagie Manufacturing Company, LLC and similar to John Deere branded equipment, John Deere will support Hagie equipment. Reichhardt is a trademark of Reichhardt GmbH Steuerungstechnik. iOS is a trademark of Cisco Technology, Inc. used under license by Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google LLC. Voyager is a trademark of ASA Electronics, LLC.

  • The ability to remotely view the machine’s settings, performance, yield, acres, and other information is highly valuable when managing or supervising an operation. It is imperative that the operator’s equipment keeps running productively and that the grower or dealer is enabled to provide remote support to improve the quality and efficiency of work while saving time and money. RDA enables an operator to get help with machine settings or identify a problem and receive assistance in navigating through the steps needed to resolve the issue.

    RDA on desktop computerRDA on desktop computer
    RDA on smartphoneRDA on smartphone
    RDA showing 4600 CommandCenter™ Display – remote viewRDA showing 4600 CommandCenter™ Display – remote view
    RDA showing GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display – remote viewRDA showing GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display – remote view

    Value in brief:

    • Improved confidence in precision farming applications for all operators
    • Increased productivity with quicker problem resolution
    • Improved service from John Deere dealer and support personnel
    • Increased profitability by keeping equipment moving
    • Reduced labor and travel costs
    • With the 19-1 software update, the Gen 4 displays no longer require the operator to accept for remote view

    Dual-display connection capability


    Dual-display connection allows both the GreenStar 3 2630 Display/4640, and 4240 Universal Display and Generation 4 CommandCenter Displays to be viewed during one RDA session. The user simply toggles between the tabs in the browser or in a mobile device. View exactly what the operator sees on the GreenStar 3 2630 Display, 4640 and 4240 Universal Display, and Generation 4 CommandCenter from almost any internet-connected device. RDA is available on both the 4600 and 4200/4100 CommandCenter Displays. RDA enables quick communication around settings or messages on the displays. This allows improved communication between the equipment operator in the field and an offsite farm manager or dealer to help with machine settings, quick remote training, support, or any other needs that may arise in the field.


    RDA provides the following benefits to the users:



    • Remotely help or train operators with machine settings and precision farming applications to improve productivity and quality of work done.


    • Increase productivity with quicker problem resolution
    • Improve remote support from John Deere dealers and support personnel to assist operators with machine set up and settings to ensure peak productivity

    Cost of operation

    • Reduce labor and travel costs with improved remote support for quicker and accurate problem resolution
    • Increase profitability by ensuring optimized machine settings for maximum efficiency


    • Compatible displays:
      • John Deere 4640 or 4240 Universal Display with Ethernet cable
      • GreenStar 3 2630 Display with Ethernet cable
      • Generation 4 CommandCenter with Ethernet cable connected
        • RDA session is not compatible for viewing on Gen 4 Extended Monitor.
    • JDLink™ Connect or JDLink Access plus RDA subscription
    • Partner setup within Operations Center or JDLink web interface needs to be completed by both users to share information
    • An RDA session can be started from almost any internet-connected computer or mobile device, including MyOperations™ and JDLink mobile apps for iOS® and Android™ systems


    • Single-display view of compatible display in one machine
    • Dual-display view (ability to see both Gen 4 CommandCenter and GreenStar 3 2630 Display or 4640/4240 Universal Display on one machine) with ability to quickly switch views between the two displays
    • View multiple machines at once from a desktop or laptop computer

    iOS is a trademark of Cisco Technology, Inc. used under license by Apple, Inc. Android is a trademark of Google LLC.

  • Gen 4 applications and subscriptions allow data to be transferred from the display to the John Deere Operations Center for job reporting and analysis using Wireless Data Transfer (WDT) or Data Sync.

    • With WDT, you can manually send data to the John Deere Operations Center for review.
    • Data Sync is enabled with purchase of the Premium or Automation Activation/Subscription, automatically sending your data to the Operations Center every 30 seconds, avoiding the need for manually exporting the data.  

    Wirelessly sending data helps you save time and money while increasing productivity. Wirelessly transfer setup, prescription, and documentation files securely between office, mobile devices, and 4640/4240 Universal Display or 4600/4200 CommandCenter™ Display, eliminating the need for USB transfer. This increases your uptime and productivity, reduces the risk of data loss, and enables easy data sharing and more timely decision making.

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

    NOTE: For users in areas of poor cellular coverage, data is able to be exported using a USB flash drive.

  • Protect investments with a security PIN code
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    4640 Universal Display4640 Universal Display

    Producers have asked for a way to better secure their John Deere devices from improper use and thefts. With the 19-1 software update, John Deere added an enhancement to the user interface of the Gen 4 4240 and 4640 Universal Displays.

    With this solution, producers have the choice to enable the security PIN code feature and set up a unique four-digit PIN code to enable and unlock their device, similar to a mobile device. Enabling this code will allow only users with the defined PIN code to access the device when it powers on.

    This feature has two levels of access that can be defined. An administrator PIN code must be defined to enable the feature and should be used by the farm manager. A second optional operator PIN code can be defined for usage by operators of the machine.

    PIN code levelFunctionsMain user
    Administrator PIN code 
    • Enable/disable security PIN code feature
    • Initialize and change of administrator PIN code
    • Create new operator PIN code
    • Reset operator PIN code
    • Unlock device
    Farm manager
    Operator PIN code
    • Unlock device
    Master unlock code
    • Resets the security PIN codes
    Farm manager


  • The 4240 Universal Display is compatible with several wireless USB adapters so that data can more easily be transferred to John Deere Operations Center. Wireless USB adapter connectivity enables Data Sync (Premium 3.0 or higher subscription required) on a 4240 Universal Display in addition to software updates and available subscriptions.

    The wireless USB adapters listed below are supported with the 4240 Universal Display. It should not be presumed that other wireless USB adapters are supported.

    Before proceeding, make sure the display has been updated to software update 19-2 or newer.

    EDIMAX EW-7811Un

    NOTE: When purchasing any of the wireless USB adapters listed above, it is the user's responsibility to ensure the adapter is compliant for both sale and use in their country

    D-Link is a trademark of D-Link Systems, Inc. Rosewill is a trademark is Magnell Associated, Inc.

  • Over-the-air activations were enabled with the 18-1 software update to the Gen 4 displays. With that software update or newer, a John Deere dealer can send activations to a Gen 4 display without leaving the office. Over-the-air activations also eliminate the need to manually enter long activation codes like was done previously. This also eliminates multiple trips between the cab and the farm office to enter codes and verify completion.

    NOTE: Over-the-air activations requires a current JDLink™ Connect subscription and Mobile Telematics Gateway (MTG). Planter and platform activations and subscriptions cannot be updated over-the-air.

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