John Deere Bale Mobile is an iPad application designed to provide customers with enhanced feedback and capabilities during and after the baling process with the new L331 and L341 large square balers. This includes mapping capabilities to display geo-referenced parameter feedback and bale placement across a field. Data can be streamed live to the operator, pulled up later for reference, or used in aiding the retrieval of bales. The Bale Mobile app communicates with the machine through a WiFi network connection to the machine's Wireless Data Server (WDS). Please note that the app requires the dealer-installed bundle kit to function with your machine.
The Bale Mobile app can also wirelessly send data to the cloud using either a WiFi network with internet access or through the iPad's cellular network (if available). Syncing data to the cloud allows bale information to be shared across multiple iPads in the organization.
Baling data attributes that are painted on the field map in the Baling operation and saved for later reference in Field Review include:
Wet Mass Flow
Dry Mass Flow
Preservative Rate Applied
Tension Panel Pressure
The following baling data attributes are also displayed in the Baling operation and are only available for reference in real-time:
Feeder Fork Ratio
Bale drops from the baler are displayed via bale icons on the map. Starting with version 2.0.0 of the app, bale drops via "automatic" mode from a PhiBer accumulator are also supported. The operator can tap on the bale icon through the app to see the following information about the selected bale:
Manual flag for Twine, Weed, and/or Water
Drop Position (if dropped from an accumulator)
Average Moisture %
Maximum Moisture %
Minimum Moisture %
Total Preservative Applied
After baling is complete, the Retrieval operation allows the operator to filter bales based on parameter ranges and sort bales to aid in optimizing pickup.
The Analytics operation allows an operator to review data that is collected, including field summary information, bale statistic graphs (Bale Review) and baling parameter maps (Field Review).
NOTE: Unless the iPad is connected to a WiFi network, data transfer between the iPad and the cloud may incur cellular network charges, for which the customer is responsible.
Recommended for use with iOS 11+.