Press Releases July 08, 2020
John Deere enhances integrated AutoTrac guidance to 5R and 6M, plus IVT option added to 6M Tractors
Crestmead, Queensland (8 July, 2020) — John Deere has enhanced the integrated technology available in its updated 5R and 6M Utility Tractors to give customers an easy, cost-effective way to view AutoTrac™ Automated Guidance System information without having to purchase a separate display.
AutoTrac enables hands-free steering by using GPS coordinates to control the tractor. Whether it's used for mowing, spraying or other field work, this new addition can help operators increase precision, while reducing fatigue.
"Customers can now order 5R or 6M tractors with an AutoTrac guidance screen built into the corner-post display, to access the many benefits of the technology without additional and complexity," John Deere Tactical Segment Marketing Manager, Fraser Scott, said.
Regardless of an operator's level of experience, the corner-post display for automated steering is simple to use and understand. Once a John Deere StarFire™ Receiver is added, and the AutoTrac activation completed and setup, operators can start using hands-free steering straight away.
"Reducing input costs and having access to simple-to-use but highly effective technology are two of the most important priorities of our customers, so we're very happy to announce this update which meets both of these important needs," Mr Scott said.
"For those customers seeking more advanced guidance capabilities, and precision ag solutions, like Selection Control and on-screen mapping, other John Deere displays and activations can also be purchased."
A new premium John Deere Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT™) can be added to select 6M Tractors for customers who demand precise speed control or who prefer an automatic transmission. The IVT includes AutoClutch that operators can use to quickly brake and stop the tractor without using the clutch. Customers who want to boost hydraulic flow on select 6M Tractors to quickly raise and lower or power large implements or attachments now have an option to choose a hydraulic pump that's larger than the standard pump.
The updated 5R and 6M Tractors can be ordered immediately.
About John Deere:
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at JohnDeere.com or in Australia at JohnDeere.com.au.