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Economics of autotrac

Economics of AutoTrac

Alan Smith


Introduction
Introduction

  • Introduction to GreenStar and AutoTrac

  • Costs

  • Savings


What is autotrac
What is AutoTrac?

  • AutoTrac is a hands-free guidance solution that provides you with pass-to-pass accuracy. AutoTrac allows you to take yours hands off the wheel as the machine travels down the most optimum pass in the field, increasing profitability and performance on many farming operations.


Greenstar3 2630 display
GreenStar3 2630 Display

  • A GS3 allows you the ability to access all of John Deere's AMS programs

  • Comes ready with:

    • Field Documentation

    • Harvest Documentation

    • On-Screen Mapping

    • USB Port

    • Video Capability


Gs3 additional features
GS3 Additional Features

  • AutoTrac

    • Precision guidance

  • Row Sense

    • Precision guidance for harvesting

  • Pivot Pro

    • Adds circle track to AutoTrac

  • Swath Control Pro

    • Automatic section control

  • iTEC Pro

    • Automatic headlands turning



Starfire 3000
StarFire 3000

  • GPS Receiver

    • Allows the AMS programs to run threw John Deere's StarFire Network.

    • Runs off WAAS as well as GLONASS


Autotrac universal
AutoTrac Universal

  • Steers your tractors that are not AutoTrac ready

  • Downfalls:

    • Less smooth movements

    • Bulky

    • Cost more


Is your equipment capable
Is your equipment capable?

  • AutoTrac Ready

  • R Series Tractors

  • 30 & 40 Series

  • S and 70 Series combines

  • 30 and 40 Sprayers

  • GreenStar Ready

  • 10 & 20 Series Tractors and up


Costs
Costs

  • GreenStar 3 (2630) Display - $6,000

  • StarFire 3000 Receiver - $3,200

  • AutoTrac Activation - $3,000

  • AutoTrac Universal Kit - $1,900

  • Harness/Installation (AutoTrac Ready) - $300

  • Harness/Installation (Non-GS Ready) - $2,300

    Total - $12,500 / $16,400


Using row markers for seeding
Using row markers for seeding

  • No till drill- $4,500

  • No till planter – $7,000


Levels of accuracy
Levels of accuracy

  • SF1

    • 9 in accuracy

  • SF2

    • 2.5 inch accuracy

    • Upgrade costs- $4,500

    • Yearly maintenance $1,050

  • RTK

    • Sub inch repeatable accuracy

    • Upgrade costs- $6,400

    • Yearly maintenance- $1,500