You know how it goes. The header box is full and the truck is in the next paddock just out of view. You can’t get hold of the driver. Is he on his way?
That’s where the GrainTruckPlus app can help.
GrainTruckPlus is a logistics app that allows users to
- See the location of grain trucks driving to and from the field, as well as seeing the location of harvesters and chaser bins
- Find silos on the map, and then favourite or get directions to them
- View estimated wait times at the silos
The app is FREE to download for Australian users, is available for iOS and Android, and there is no cost to use the app. You don’t need to own John Deere equipment or have a MyJohnDeere account to use the app, however if you are a MyJohnDeere account holder then you have the ability to import field boundaries.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does GrainTruckPlus determine the wait times of its receival points?
GrainTruckPlus uses location information from registered users who are visiting receival points to calculate the current wait time at each receival. That information is displayed along with the number of registered GrainTruckPlus users at the receival.
Do I have to be connected to the internet to use GrainTruckPlus?
Yes, you do need a constant internet connection on your mobile device to use GrainTruckPlus. This connection can be either mobile data or wifi.
What level of hardware and software do I need in order to use GrainTruckPlus?
For iOS, we require an iPhone 4s or newer and iOS 9 or newer. For Android, we have developed GrainTruckPlus to run on a wide variety of high and low spec smartphones. We require Android version 4.4.2 (KitKat) or newer. Any person with a smartphone able to support GrainTruckPlus can use the app.
Which users can see my location, and which users cannot?
Users that are on your team will be able to see your location, other users who are not on your team cannot. If you want to stop sharing your location, you can tap the “stop sharing location” switch next to your GrainTruckPlus handle on the team page at any time.
How many teams can a user be on at one time?
A user may only be part of one team at a time.
What happens to the app if I get a new phone, but keep my same phone number?
When you go to the drivers page, you will have to enter your phone number, which will allow you to receive a code via text or phone call to enter into the app. After completing this step, you will have the same handle or username that you had on your previous phone.
A public receival is not on the map. How do I request to add it?
On the map view, tap the options icon (three dots in the top-right corner). On the menu that appears, select “Report Missing Receival” and complete the form that opens.
Can I add my on-farm storage as a receival location on the map?
Yes, you can create your own secure on-farm receival points that will be shared only if you are the leader of a team. When sharing, the receival points will show wait times
Keep an eye out for our competition running 26/10/17 to 30/11/17.
Share your GrainTruckPlus handle and win a merchandise pack.