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Guidance and Machine Control

Take Guidance to the Next Level

Add up everything you spent last year on inputs. Now divide by 10. That’s what you could save each year with GPS-based guidance. That’s right -- university research* shows an average of 10% reduction of inputs in planting and fertilising. Add automated section control and save 20% or more. Have irregularly shaped fields? You’ll save even more.

 

* Auburn University, 2010


In fact, these studies show that automatic guidance can pay for itself in two years. Or less. Factor in how relaxed you’ll be at the end of a long but hands-free day in the cab, and only one question remains: Why aren’t you using AutoTrac?

Photo of man installing StarFire Receiver

It starts with a StarFire™ Receiver. You can choose the accuracy you need, ranging from plus-or-minus 23 cm (good enough for many broad acre applications) down to a couple centimetres accuracy with RTK.

GreenStar 2630 Display Photo

Add a GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display, which allows you to run AutoTrac, as well as a host of other precision farming applications. Press a button, and let AutoTrac take over the steering. Grab the wheel or touch the brakes at any time to resume control. It’s literally that easy. You can also run AutoTrac from the Gen 4 CommandCenter™ Display (MY2014 and newer 7R and 8R Tractors, MY2015 and newer 9R Tractors).

 

Image of tractor spraying field

What's more, you can take advantage of AutoTrac on older machines and some competitive machines with AutoTrac Universal and AutoTrac Controller.

See your dealer for details

Photo of tractors using Machine Sync to transfer grain

John Deere Machine Sync allows a combine operator to automatically control the location of a tractor and grain cart while unloading on-the-go, which is not only a time-saver, it lets you put more grain in the cart, with less spillage.

Image of Guidance showing Coverage Map Sharing

With the addition of coverage map sharing and guidance line sharing, you can run multiple machines in the same field at the same time with precision accuracy. Ideal for planting and harvest tasks.

 

Product features are based on published information at the time of publication. Product features are subject to change without notice. Contact your local John Deere dealer for more information.