4640 Universal Display

Universal Display


Get started easier with John Deere precision ag and the 4640 Universal Display
4640 Universal Display

4640 Universal Display in cornerpost location

The 4640 Universal Display ships from the factory with these three features included in the display purchase so that you can easily take the first steps on your precision ag journey:

Combine the display with a StarFire™ Receiver, and you are ready to get started with automated guidance by creating maps showing work completed and, if you have JDLink™, wirelessly sending your data to the John Deere Operations Center. When you are ready to do even more, add the 4640 Premium Subscription or the 4640 Automation Subscription for more advanced precision ag applications.

Take advantage of the 4640 Universal Display, designed for efficiency
The 4640 Universal Display allows you to bring your operation to the next level of efficiency through the following features:

4640 Universal Display
4640 Universal Display
Take advantage of the following features offered by the 4640 Universal Display:

Status Center

Status Center

Machine Settings tab

Machine Settings

System tab

System Tab
The System tab allows the user to view and edit:

Operator’s Manual

Operator's Manual
Access to the latest operator’s manual on the display
Stay up to date on the latest Gen 4 features and enhancements with the Gen 4 Operator’s Manual at the user’s fingertips. With each bundle update, the Gen 4 display automatically receives the latest Gen 4 Operator’s Manual which means less time locating a paper copy and ensuring the most up-to-date information is always available.

Language and units

Language and Units
Switch between active and alternate language in the display
Easily switch between languages with the option to set the active and alternate language. Configure the shortcut bar to include the language toggle allows different individuals to easily switch the display between languages.

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 the features and can lock and unlock features in the operator profile.


Applications Tab
The Applications tab allows the user to view and edit:

Layout Manager

Layout Manager
Layout Manager selection page
Shortcut Bar
Layout Manager application

Work Monitor

Work Monitor

Video capability

The video application on 4600 CommandCenter™ and 4640 Universal Display has been redesigned to improve user interface and prepare for future enhancements. Features include the ability to name and configure cameras for viewing and scanning.


Gen 4 Flags

View of run page with flag options

Dual display

Gen 4 Extended Monitor

4600 CommandCenter with 4640 Universal Display on cornerpost

John Deere 4640 Universal Display may be configured to run with GreenStar 3 and Gen 4 CommandCenter displays on machines approved in the machine compatibility section.

An additional extended monitor is also compatible with the 4640 Universal Display.

Add Gen 4 Extended Monitor to a 4640 Universal Display
Gen 4 Extended Monitor

Gen 4 Extended Monitor (left) and 4640 Universal Display (right)

The Gen 4 Extended Monitor provides a secondary monitor solution for those producers who want two monitors to manage their machine and precision ag applications on their 4640 Universal Display. Adding the second monitor allows producers in display-intensive operations the ability to view and adjust more of their operations at once.

Leveraging the 4640 Universal Display with Extended Monitor provides the following benefits:

Remotely view machine information with 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 your equipment keeps running productively and that you are enabled to provide remote support to improve the quality and efficiency of work while saving time and money. RDA enables you to get help with machine settings or identify a problem and receive assistance in navigating through the steps needed to resolve the issue.

Value of RDA:


RDA on desktop computer

RDA on phone

RDA on smartphone

RDA 4600

RDA showing 4600 CommandCenter™ Display – remote view

RDA on GS3

RDA showing GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display – remote view

Reduce the risk of data loss by wirelessly sending and receiving data

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.

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 can be exported using a USB flash drive.

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:

Gen 4 system page includes info on ISOBUS compatibility
ISOBUS Conform

Individual ISOBUS features with details are highlighted

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.

Enable use of third-party equipment RS232 compatibility

Documentation of implement-based field operations remains important regardless of controller brand. The 4600 CommandCenter™ Display and 4640 Universal Display can communicate with select third-party controllers and third-party global positioning systems (GPS). Collectively, the system supplies the operator with instantaneous data while viewing the display. This information can be viewed in the John Deere Operations Center software for further analysis and reporting.

Third-party RS232 GPS compatibility enables documentation and Section Control on the 4600 CommandCenter and 4640 Universal Display; AutoTrac™ automated steering functionality is not compatible with third-party RS232 GPS.

When using a Raven controller, the Gen 4 display can run in conjunction with map-based prescriptions.

Collected data may include:

Compatible controllers:

Compatible sensors

Compatible GPS:

Required components:

COM Port Diagnostics

Ensure controller communication with additional diagnostics

SCS 440, SCS 450, and SCS 660M are trademarks of Raven Industries, Inc. Trimble and GreenSeeker are trademarks of Trimble, Inc.

Update precision agriculture component with over-the-air controller reprogramming

Over-the-air reprogramming allows for fast, simple, and convenient updates that offer improved performance and new features when producer’s need them, when they want them, and when they are ready for them.

Precision farming devices are attachable components (such as the StarFire™ 6000 Receiver, GreenStar™ Rate Controller, and AutoTrac™ Universal steering system) that complete or extend a producer’s precision farming solutions.

You have the power to reprogram every* Precision Ag Technology component connected to your vehicle, over the air, without the need for a USB stick or separate download program:

*NOTE: Other Precision Ag Technology displays (such as the Original GreenStar Display, GreenStar 2 1800, GreenStar 2 2600, and GreenStar 3 2630) cannot be reprogrammed by the Gen 4 display. Modular Telematics Gateway and non-Precision Ag Technology components, such as the tractor radio, are not updateable by the Gen 4 display.

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Lockout equipment with security PIN code


4240 Universal Display

4240 Universal Display

4640 Universal Display

4640 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 level Functions Main 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

Security PIN
Operator PIN
Activate Gen 4 display software remotely

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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