The proliferation of smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices has made them popular and essential communications and information resources for today’s farmers and ranchers. As a result, John Deere is introducing mounting brackets and attachments to make it easier and more convenient for producers to have hands-free access and improved viewing of their mobile devices while operating equipment.
According to Tyler Rouse, senior marketing representative for John Deere Tractor Parts, for proper machine operation, it’s critical that mobile devices be located and mounted where they are accessible but do not interfere with visibility and machine controls. “These brackets and mounts are designed to allow operators to access a wide variety of different mobile devices while in the cab of the tractor, combine, sprayer or other machine.”
These new brackets include a cell phone mount bracket kit, a tablet mount kit, and accessory mounting bracket kit. They are all cross-compatible with current John Deere monitor kits and are customizable to fit each operator’s specific requirements in the cab.
The cell phone mount bracket features the four-pronged RAM X-Grip, which was specifically chosen because it meets John Deere’s tough requirements and customer needs. It is designed to securely hold cell phones, GPS and other devices of similar size, without the need for foam pads or other stabilizing materials. The RAM X-Grip is compatible and interchangeable with a wide range of popular RAM and John Deere mounts.
The tablet mounting kit also attaches to the accessory mounting bracket or existing monitor mounting bracket in the equipment cab and securely holds larger devices such as iPads and other tablets. Its durable RAM design holds devices firmly, even in rugged terrain, and features easy-to-adjust wing nuts and ball joints that allow the operator to change the position of the device to fit their needs.
“All the mounts allow the operator to quickly and easily attach or remove the devices from the holder without sacrificing stability or durability,” Rouse adds. “These mounts make it convenient for customers to incorporate these devices into their cabs while maximizing visibility, accessibility and operational efficiency.”
For more information on the cell phone and tablet mounts, as well as other accessories designed for your John Deere equipment, see your local John Deere dealer or visit JohnDeere.com. Part numbers for the kits are as follows: BRE10015 – Cellphone Kit, BRE10034 – Tablet Kit, and RE343680 – Accessory Mounting Bracket Kit.