John Deere has announced that it is giving 5R and 6M Utility Tractor customers a new way to view AutoTrac™ Automated Guidance System information without the need to purchase a separate display. The company has enhanced the integrated technology in these specific tractors to make it easier for operators to do everything from mowing to spraying.
“If you’re considering buying or leasing a new John Deere utility tractor and want to add AutoTrac, but are worried about the expense or complexity, worry no more,” said Lyle McMillan, marketing manager for John Deere.
Updated John Deere 5R and 6M Utility Tractors can be ordered with an AutoTrac screen built directly into the machine’s corner-post display. After a John Deere StarFire™ Receiver is added and AutoTrac has been activated, the setup is complete. Operators then have the option of enabling hands-free steering by utilizing GPS coordinates to control their machine.
“We know price and ease of use are important considerations if you’re thinking about adding a guidance system to your tractor or other machine,” said McMillan. “Integrating AutoTrac on the corner-post display gives you an affordable and simple way to use straight-line guidance without needing to buy a separate display. However, if you want more advanced guidance capabilities for your tractor, and if you want to add precision ag solutions like Section Control and on-screen mapping, other John Deere displays and activations can be purchased.”
Additional updates include a new premium John Deere Infinitely Variable Transmission that can be added to select 6M Tractors and an optional 16/16 CommandQuad™ Automatic Transmission for 5R Tractors that automatically chooses the ideal gear and engine speed for fuel-efficiency.
For more information on the new 6M and 5R Tractors, contact your local John Deere dealer or visit JohnDeere.com.