New 4200 CommandCenter™ Display

Key Features
  • Available factory-installed on 6R, 7-210R and 7-230R Tractors
  • Comes with documentation in base price
  • Easily add and change features as your needs change
  • Permanent, non-transferable AutoTrac activation optional

More Info


Take advantage of the Generation 4 CommandCenter™, designed for efficiency

The 4200 and 4600 CommandCenter, also known as the Generation 4 CommandCenter, create the primary user interface for 6R, 7R, 8R/8RT, and 9R/9RT/9RX Tractors; F4365 High-Capacity Nutrient Applicator; 4 Series Self-Propelled Sprayers; and S700 Combines. The Generation 4 CommandCenter provides an excellent, user-savvy, efficient operating experience.

Display options

Generation 4 CommandCenter is available in the following configurations:

  • 21.3-cm (8.4-in.) display on the 4200 CommandCenter
  • 25.4-cm (10-in.) display on the 4600 CommandCenter

For growers wanting to maximize their viewing real estate, the 25.4-cm (10-in.) touchscreen color display is an excellent choice. With the 25.4-cm (10-in.) display, the title bar and all shortcut keys may be viewed at all times, allowing operators to monitor more information at once.

John Deere 4200 CommandCenterJohn Deere 4200 CommandCenter

A. Next run page
B. Status center
C. Expand shortcut keys
D. Menu
E. Run page

John Deere 4600 CommandCenterJohn Deere 4600 CommandCenter

A. Next and previous run page
B. Status center
C. Shortcut keys
D. Menu
E. Run page
F. Title bar

John Deere Generation 4 CommandCenter processors

A Generation 4 CommandCenter is made up of a processor and a display. Two processor options are available for the Generation 4 CommandCenter.

4600 CommandCenter 25.4-cm (10-in.) Display4600 CommandCenter 25.4-cm (10-in.) Display

The 4600 Processor is the premium processor, offered as an option on all 6R*, 7210R, and 7230R Tractors and is standard on 7250R, 7270R, 7290R, 7310R, 8R/8RT, 9R/9RT/9RX Tractors, F4365 Nutrient Applicator, 4 Series Self-Propelled Sprayers, and S700 Combines.

Available features with the premium processor include:

  • Compatible with 25.4-cm (10-in.) touchscreen display Four video camera inputs Four USB inputs
  • AutoTrac™ guidance capable (machine-specific activation sold separately)
  • CommandCenter Premium and CommandCenter Automation activation (machine-specific activation sold separately) – enables Section Control, Data Sync, RowSense, In-Field Data Sharing, AutoTrac Implement Guidance, AutoTrac Turn Automation and John Deere Wireless Data Transfer (WDT) (with a JDLink™ Connect subscription)
  • Export screenshots and troubleshooting information easily from the display

*Only compatible with Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT™) and DirectDrive™ transmission

4200 CommandCenter 21.3-cm (8.4-in.) display4200 CommandCenter 21.3-cm (8.4-in.) display

The 4200 Processor is base equipment and only offered on 6R, 7210R, and 7230R Tractors.

It offers:

  • Compatibility with 21.3-cm (8.4-in.) touchscreen display
  • One video camera input
  • One USB input
  • AutoTrac, Data Sync, and Section Control capable (machine-specific activation sold separately)
CommandCenter compatibility

The table below shows the model year of machines equipped with CommandCenter. Upgrade kits are available for 4100 to 4600 for machines that came equipped with a 4100 CommandCenter from the factory. There are no upgrade kits for converting a 4200 to 4600 at this time.

4200 CommandCenter is available starting with model year 2019 6R, 7210R, and 7230R Tractors.


VehiclesModel year4200 Processor4600 Processor
John Deere tractors   
6R Series (AutoQuad™ transmission/CommandQuad™ transmission) Series2015 and newerStandardNot applicable
6R (IVT transmission/DirectDrive), 7210R, 7230R Series2015 and newerStandardOption
7250R, 7270R, 7290R, 7310R Series2014 and newerNot applicableStandard
8R/8RT SeriesMid-2014 and newerNot applicableStandard
9R/9RT/9RX Series2015 and newerNot applicableStandard
John Deere nutrient applicators   
F4365 Nutrient Applicator2017 and newerNot applicableStandard
John Deere self-propelled sprayers   
4 Series Sprayers2018 and newerNot applicableStandard
John Deere combines   
S-Series Combines2018 and newerNot applicableStandard


Expect easier set-up, along with increased operator confidence, thanks to a simple, customizable interface. The improved design of the Generation 4 CommandCenter also aids in an optimal operating experience and maximizes uptime.

Some of the easy-to-use benefits of the Generation 4 CommandCenter include:

  • Custom-defined views
  • Intelligent warnings
  • Context-based help
  • Ability to import, export, and delete files

Producers can use a variety of implements with the Generation 4 CommandCenter as it is Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) ISOBUS compliant for manual control of IOSBUS implements (UT) as well as automatic section control (TC-SC) and documentation in ISOXML format (TC-Basic).

Layout manager
Layout manager selection pageLayout manager selection page
Layout manager module buildLayout manager module build

The Generation 4 CommandCenter 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 default run pages. An unlimited number of run pages can be added to the Generation 4 CommandCenter based on operator preference or operational needs. 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 four-digit code.


Lock-out features are available for:

  • Factory data reset

  • Hitch

  • Hydraulic

  • Transmission

  • Power take-off (PTO)

  • FieldCruise™ system

  • Display

  • Machine monitor

On-screen help and diagnostic text


There are a number of different ways to get meaningful on-screen help when navigating the Generation 4 CommandCenter. Operators can find the help icon on the shortcut bar on the bottom of every page. This icon gives detailed information on everything from tractor operation to application information. Simply select the help icon and navigate to the information section that is needed.

Help iconHelp icon
Help center main pageHelp center main page

Additionally, application-based help is also available in all locations of the CommandCenter. Simply click on the {i} icon available on the title bar and it will lead directly to more information on the application currently being used.

Context-based help iconContext-based help icon
Context-based help on iTEC™ system main pageContext-based help on iTEC™ system main page

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

Work setup shortcut key (far left)Work setup shortcut key (far left)
Work setupWork setup

Video capability


Tractors with a 4200 CommandCenter Display are equipped with one video input, and the 4600 CommandCenter Display has four video inputs. The operator has the ability to set a variety of triggers, including reverse, PTO, hitch, and selective control valve (SCV) levers to activate the camera. Once triggered, the image will then appear on the CommandCenter display. The camera (video observation system) is available through JD Parts and Ag and Industrial (A and I) Products.


NOTE: 6R Tractors equipped with a 4600 CommandCenter Display have two video inputs.

Boundary creation from coverageBoundary creation from coverage
Headland creationHeadland creation

Boundaries can be imported from the following sources:

  • John Deere Operations Center
  • Directly from a GS3 2630 Display or another Gen 4 Display
  • APEX™ software or another farm management information system (FMIS) system that exports in GS3 2630 Display format
Machine monitor
Machine monitor pageMachine monitor page

The machine monitor application provides the operator instantaneous readings about the status or condition of the machine. Values shown in the machine monitor vary by application, but typically include parameters like engine speed, coolant temperature, and ground speed. The machine monitor supports run page modules in the Layout Manager, allowing the operator to populate specific machine parameters directly to a run page.

NOTE: The machine monitor application replaces part of the universal performance monitor in previous machines.

Work monitor
Work monitor pageWork monitor page

The work monitor application displays performance information about the task being performed by the machine. The operator 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 operator at any time. Specific values of the work monitor can be configured by the operator to be shown on a run page.


NOTE: The work monitor application replaces part of the Universal Performance Monitor in previous machines.


Work setup application

Work setup places the settings needed to properly setup AutoTrac, Documentation, and Section Control in a single location.


Settings include:

  • Client, farm, and field
  • Crop type
  • Machine and implement dimensions
  • Variety/hybrid and planting/ seeding rates
  • Variable rate prescriptions
  • Product and application rates
  • Application rates through the implement screens

Work setup can be quickly accessed from a shortcut key or the display menu, allowing operators and managers to quickly review display and machine settings to ensure a job is completed properly.

Create flags to mark items in the fieldCreate flags to mark items in the field

Mark areas of the field that need special attention or items that need to be addressed such as rocks, tile lines, or weed pressure. Flags previously recorded on the Gen 4 or GreenStar™ 3 (GS3) 2630 Display can be transferred between displays to ensure each operator is aware of upcoming field obstacles. 

Document field boundaries

Manually drive field boundaries with the Generation 4 CommandCenter or import existing boundary information from the GS3 2630 Display or John Deere Operations Center. Gen 4 documentation data can be used to create boundaries from coverage within the John Deere Operations Center.

The display uses a streamlined boundary creation process that generates exterior and interior field boundaries from coverage, simplifying the process and reducing steps. Operators can delete interior boundaries without impacting the exterior boundary or headlands. In addition, operators can chose to turn boundaries off for section control while using them for field locator and documentation.

Headland boundaries can also quickly be generated by simply entering a distance or the number of passes from an exterior boundary.

On-screen help can be located on any page where this icon is locatedOn-screen help can be located on any page where this icon is located
Dual-display mode
Dual displayDual display

Generation 4 CommandCenter display and GreenStar displays comparison and compatibility

The Generation 4 CommandCenter works in dual-display mode with GreenStar 3 2630 Display, GreenStar 2 1800 Display, and GreenStar 2 2600 Display. For a complete feature comparison and dual-display compatibility information, please see the display comparison chart and GreenStar 3 and AMS display compatibility chart.

Generation 4 CommandCenter may be configured to run with the following John Deere displays connected at the cornerpost of a John Deere tractor:

  • GreenStar 2 1800 Display
  • GreenStar 2 2600 Display
  • GreenStar 3 2630 Display
  • 4640 Universal Display
  • 4240 Universal Display

For additional screen real estate on sprayers equipped with the 4600 CommandCenter, add the Gen4 Extended Monitor.

For model year 2018 John Deere combines and newer that are equipped with the 4600 CommandCenter, a GreenStar 3 2630 Display can be used in the cornerpost for Machine Sync functionality.

  • For customer not using the tractor/grain cart automation functionality of Machine Sync extended monitor can be added to the corner post for additional screen real estate.
  • See the Machine Sync  Ag Sales Manual for additional details.

All precision activations purchased on GreenStar 2 or GreenStar 3 Display are defaulted to run on the cornerpost display while in dual-display mode. Activations cannot be shared between GreenStar 2 or GreenStar 3 Displays and the Generation 4 CommandCenter. The second display must have its own activations to run AMS applications. Remote Display Access (RDA) can be used on either GS3 2630 Display or Generation 4 CommandCenter in the same session.

Precision ag applications, such as AutoTrac assisted steering system, Documentation, and Section Control cannot run on both displays at the same time. When a cornerpost display is installed, precision ag applications will be available on the cornerpost display and default to disabled on Gen 4 CommandCenter. For full dual-display compatibility, reference the Dual Display – GreenStar display and Generation 4 CommandCenter configuration table.

NOTE: SeedStar 4HP software will require the latest mid-year software update for use in dual-display mode with a 4640 Universal Display and Gen 4 CommandCenter in spring of 2018. Please refer to SeedStar 4HP software updates to provide the latest compatibility with this configuration as current software does not support. Gen 4 Extended Monitor is the recommended solution for the use of an additional screen with a 4600 CommandCenter Display.

Vehicle applications will always be located on the Gen 4 CommandCenter.

View on-screen help to properly set up the display when in dual-display mode.

Remote Display Access (RDA)

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 producer 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 (GS3) 2630 Display – remote viewRDA showing GreenStar™ 3 (GS3) 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

Dual-display connection capability


Dual-display connection allows both the GS3 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 GS3 2630 Display,4640, 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

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Increase efficiency with wireless transfer of data
Wirelessly transfer data

John Deere WDT helps producers save time, money, and increase productivity through telematics-enabled data transfer via JDLink™ Connect wireless telematics. Wirelessly transfer setup, prescription, and documentation files securely between office, mobile devices, and 4640/4240 Universal Display or 4600/4200 CommandCenter™, eliminating the need for USB transfer. This increases producer uptime and productivity, reducing the risk of data loss, and enabling easy data sharing and more timely decision making.

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

With WDT, producers can send data wirelessly to the John Deere Operations Center; data is available to view in field analyzer after a field has been completed, new work has started, or a half hour after field work has been stopped. Data Sync enables producers to stream data to John Deere Operations Center in 30 second intervals. Producers have the opportunity to analyze data from completed fields or view where field work is in process, making it easier for producers to make operational decisions. Data is available to analyze from any internet- connected device to make important production decisions and give operations the ability to invoice work recently completed.

Set-up files and prescriptions can be transferred from the Operations Center to the 4600/4200 CommandCenter or 4640/4240 Universal Display anytime, wirelessly, eliminating trips to the machines’ locations and allowing for more timely completion of field operations. Modified setup files and prescriptions will not overwrite files currently on the Gen 4 Display; only modified information will be added within the setup file

Requirements for WDT
  1. An active JDLink Connect subscription on a Modular Telematics Gateway (MTG)
  2. With 18-2 software update, Gen 4 CommandCenter Premium activation, 4640 Precision Ag Core or 4240 Section Control & Data Sync subscription is no longer required
  3. Organization set up in the John Deere Operations Center
Requirements for Data Sync
  1. An active JDLink Connect subscription on a Modular Telematics Gateway (MTG)
  2. Gen 4 CommandCenter Premium or Automation activation or 4640 Premium or 4640 Automation subscription
  3. Organization set up in the John Deere Operations Center
Enable tractor-implement communication through AEF ISOBUS TC-SC compatibility

The Generation 4 CommandCenter™ and Gen 4 Universal Displays display are an AEF ISOBUS compatible display.

An easy plug and play between implements, displays, tractors, and other products is required today in daily business. This is why within agriculture and forestry, an industry standard, ISOBUS, is used for communication between these products.


From the ag industry, the Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) was initiated in 2008 to have a common forum among manufacturers to define the ISOBUS standard further, define and conduct ISOBUS tests, accelerate adoption, label compatible products, and to communicate this to dealers and customers. John Deere is one of the seven founding members of AEF and is very engaged in the organization.

To better ensure ISOBUS compatibility, the AEF developed new functionalities, i.e., auxiliaries (AUX) and Task Controller Section Control (TC-SC,) in addition to the well-known universal terminal (UT). They are also the basis for the certification of ISOBUS products. An ISOBUS functionality can be described as an independent ISOBUS product and the concept is extendable for later additions of functionalities.

Gen 4 CommandCenter and Gen 4 Universal Displays support the following ISOBUS features:

  • 4600/4200 CommandCenter and 4640/4240 Universal Display:
    • Universal Terminal (UT)
      -> ISOBUS sprayer, seeder, planter, fertilizer spreader, manure applicator, and many other implements can be operated through the UT functionality.
    • Task Controller Section Control (TC-SC)
      -> With TC-SC, ISOBUS compliant implements like sprayers, seeders, planters, fertilizer spreaders, and manure tankers can be used with automatic Section Control.
    • Task Controller Basic (TC-Bas)
      -> With TC-Bas, documentation with ISOBUS compliant implements in the standard data format of ISOXML is possible. Also, totals like area, amount, etc. are recorded directly from the implement.
    • Task Controller geo-based (TC-Geo)
      -> With TC-Geo, location-based documentation with ISOBUS compliant implements in the standard data format of ISOXML is possible. Also, Client, Farm, Field, Boundary, Products, Crops (incl. Varieties), Prescriptions, Operators, Tasks, Comments are recorded directly from the implement.
    • Auxiliary Control (AUX-N)
      -> With AUX-N, additional control elements that facilitate the operation of complex equipment, such as a joystick; also, the capability of controlling implement functions by means of an additional control element.
Gen 4 system page includes info on ISOBUS compatibilityGen 4 system page includes info on ISOBUS compatibility
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To stay up to speed on which implement and product complies with which ISOBUS features, please visit the AEF website and sign up for the database. It combines tractor, sprayer, and display combination to determine compatibility.

Sign up and log in page to the AEF database – user is able to create an account and check on compatibility for products.Sign up and log in page to the AEF database – user is able to create an account and check on compatibility for products.
Core Precision Ag on a value server

Sometimes a job on the farm does not require intense Precision Ag management practices. When this is the case, the 4200 CommandCenter™ is just the tool for the job. The 4200 offers the ability to run core Precision Ag features like AutoTrac™ guidance, Documentation, Section Control, and Data Sync.

There are two levels of activations that can be ordered on the 4200. The first is the CommandCenter AutoTrac Activation, enabling operators to consistently drive the same guidance path pass to pass. The second is the 4200 Section Control and Data Sync Activation plus CommandCenter AutoTrac Activation. This combines the ability to use AutoTrac on a machine with the value of Section Control, eliminating overlap on critical field operations, and provides the use of Data Sync. Data Sync enables operators to automatically send data to John Deere Operations Center. Producers can analyze the data from completed fields or view where field work is in process, making it easier for them to make operational decisions. Data is available to analyze through the John Deere Operations Center from any internet-connected device, allowing producers to make important production decisions and giving operations the ability to invoice work recently completed.

Requirements for Data Sync 

  1. An active JDLink™ Connect subscription on a Modular Telematics Gateway (MTG)
  2. 4200 Section Control and Data Sync Activation plus CommandCenter AutoTrac Activation.
  3. Organization set up in the John Deere Operations Center  

For more information on Gen 4 Documentation and Data Sync, click here.