Planning the work you need to do every day shouldn’t be a guessing game. TimberMatic Maps and TimberManager allow contractors and operators to share real-time production and location information, so operators can work efficiently. This mapped-based production-planning and tracking system is now also available on John Deere G-Series Swing Machines and M-Series Tracked Harvesters, in addition to our wheeled cut-to-length equipment. Here’s how you can put this solution to work for your operation.
GET THE LAY OF THE LAND.
Operators can view all machine locations and the current logging situation in real time, using the TimberMatic Maps display in the machine’s cab. Live production and location data is shared wirelessly among John Deere wheeled and tracked harvesters, forwarders, and swing machines via a wireless mobile network and real-time cloud connection. Production data is collected by sensors on the machine, while location data is gathered through GPS technology.
ESTABLISH A GAME PLAN.
TimberMatic Maps shows the precise GPS-based location, volume, and species of harvested trees, right down to individual logs — for simple, efficient planning. Forwarder operators can immediately see where certain species are located and choose the optimal route to pick up and transport a full load of a desired assortment to the landing.
PLAN YOUR NEXT MOVE.
As the job progresses, production data and logging routes are updated continuously, so operators can see the actual, up-to-the-minute status of the jobsite. As timber is transported, operators can mark the map to indicate the exact volume of timber at the storage area. This simplifies planning for transporting timber to the mill. Using the Areas of Interest and Point of Interest functions, operators and contractors can also mark hazards, obstacles, soft ground, and challenging terrain in the cab or on a tablet.
MONITOR EVERYTHING REMOTELY.
Contractors and supervisors can monitor live progress from anywhere at any time using TimberManager — a web-based solution for PCs, tablets, and mobile phones. Selecting a logging site displays harvesting and forwarding progress at a glance, along with more detailed information, including machine production and efficiencies.
PUTTING YOUR LOGGING OPERATION ON THE MAP.
TimberMatic Maps and TimberManager come standard on all new John Deere G-Series Forwarders and Wheeled Harvesters. John Deere G-Series Swing Machines and M-Series Tracked Harvesters running Waratah H-16 measuring systems are also compatible. Plus it’s easy to update on existing G- and M-Series machines. See your dealer for details.