Guidance Systems

Guidance Systems

As a matter of fact, depending on the guidance system and signal accuracy used, you can reduce overlap by up to 90%! John Deere guidance solutions are tailored to suit your operation and comfort level. They save you time, fuel and input costs with every pass on every hectare. And, because efficiency increases with accuracy, John Deere enables you to easily upgrade from one guidance system to the next.


    • Automatic guidance system
    • Optimizes machine efficiency
    • Reduces operator fatigue
    • Increased productivity

    Integrated AutoTrac System
    Top-of-the-line guidance comfortTo enjoy all the advantages that automatic guidance can offer, step up to the integrated AutoTrac system to simplify your operations. It will reduce input costs such as labour, fertiliser and fuel. It will increase efficiency as it boosts your bottom line. And it will work on the sprayers, combines and forage harvesters you rely on the most to do more.

    The integrated AutoTrac system vastly reduces overlaps on bare soil without guidance marks. It enables you to master straight and curved tracks. And you can work comfortably in low visibility situations.

    AMS: John Deere GreenStar 2630 display AutoTrac, are available in the of dealer AFGRI

    Put the integrated AutoTrac system to work for you

    When paired with a StarFire 3000 receiver and GreenStar display, the integrated AutoTrac vehicle kit provides optimum guidance accuracy

    See the difference the GreenStar 2630 display makes

    This monitor features a 26 cm colour touch screen display. And it is capable of running such programmes as FieldDoc, Harvest Doc or Guidance Pro Modules like iSteer, iGuide or iTEC Pro.

    AutoTrac system Choices
    AMS: John Deere tractors in field AutoTrac, are available in the of dealer AFGRI

    Choose the signal for your integrated, automatic AutoTrac guidance system solution based upon the accuracy you need for your applications.

    AutoTrac SF1 uses the FREE SF1 signal and is an excellent starting point for tillage, spraying and grassland applications. When you need higher accuracy for harvesting, seeding, planting or mowing you can upgrade easily to the SF2 signal with flexible activation periods – tailored to your needs!

    AutoTrac RTK System gives you high level accuracy for planting row crops, bedding, strip till, drip tape and any controlled traffic operation. It’s repeatability guides your machine down the same tracks day after day. Work with your own base station or profit from an RTK network in your area or go for StarFire Mobile RTK System.

    AutoTrac SF1 & SF2
    AMS: John Deere SPFH and tractor AutoTrac, are available in the of dealer AFGRI

    AutoTrac SF1 uses the FREE SF1 differential correction signal.*
    Excellent for: Tillage, spraying, and grassland applications e.g. slurry or fertiliser spreading.
    * Accuracy at the receiver: 33 cm – 95% of time; 6.5 cm – 68% of time; 11 cm – 50% of time.

    AutoTrac SF2 uses the highly accurate SF2 differential correction signal.*
    Excellent for: Harvesting, tillage, spraying, spreading, seeding, planting and mowing.
    * Accuracy at the receiver: 10 cm – 95% of time; 5 cm – 68% of time; 3.5 cm – 50% of time

    AutoTrac RTK System
    John Deere RTK Base Station AutoTrac, are available in the of dealer AFGRIRTK Base Station AutoTrac RTK System uses a ground based RTK station as “point of reference” for the ultimate in repeatable accuracy for your operation.

    With a ground based correction signal, GPS drift is essentially eliminated, thus your tractor can be guided down the same tracks, day after day, month after month or year after year.

    Benefits include:

    • Highly accurate, repeatable guidance in curves and straight tracks
    • One base station for multiple machines and RTK networks
    • Productivity and efficiency benefits
    • Reduced soil compaction
    • Increased operator comfort
    • Work in low visibility situations
    • RTK-Extend feature

    If you’re looking for a proven guidance system with proven payback, see your John Deere dealer to learn how you can put the advantages of AutoTrac System to work in your operation.

    AutoTrac & RTK Systems: where superior guidance leads
    AMS: John Deere RTK System AutoTrac, are available in the of dealer AFGRIPerfect repeatability

    If high-precision farming is your business, you need the utmost in guidance accuracy: AutoTrac & RTK Systems. The StarFire RTK signal combined with the AutoTrac system provides you with the most precise, repeatable guidance solution we offer. It makes easy work of applications such as listing and bedding up, row crop planting, strip tilling, ridge tilling, side-dressing and cultivating.

    Hassle-free RTK System

    For many operators the most convenient large-area RTK network may well be dealer run. Why? Renting a usage license at your local John Deere dealer eliminates the need to own a base station outright. The overall investment is lower. And you can forget about maintenance issues. And if that isn’t enough, farmers in many European countries can also increase the flexibility of RTK System by adding our StarFire Mobile RTK System. It provides pinpoint accuracy without being tied down by the range and availability of a local base station.

    RTK Extend

    With RTK Extend you can maintain the performance and full functionality of RTK System even when temporary line of sight obstructions occur. If the StarFire 3000 receiver has been powered for more than one hour, it will “extend” RTK System accuracy up to 15 minutes (two minutes if the receiver has been powered for less than one hour) following the loss of your base station signal.


    • Combines the advantages of AutoTrac and mechanical row feelers
    • Improves yield quality
    • Reduces operator fatigue

    AutoTrac RowSense: Next step to pinpoint accuracy in corn harvesting
    AutoTrac RowSense System combines the advantages of the AutoTrac System along with mechanical row feelers. This systems eliminates the limitations of a single system when harvesting corn. Productivity and precision in any conditions: down crop, curves and unevenly shaped fields.Customer Benefits
    Down Corn

    When operating in AutoTrac RowSense mode, both systems – row feeler and AutoTrac – are active. As soon as the feelers are unable to deliver a reliable signal, AutoTrac System takes over control of the steering. The system switches immediately back to fused mode when a row signal is available.


    When selecting “A-B curves” or “Adaptive curves” in the guidance settings, AutoTrac RowSense System reacts proactively when approaching curves in the field. The combine steers smoothly into the curve as the location and radius is already available from the last path.

    Field not planted using AutoTrac System

    Until now it was not possible to utilize AutoTrac System in fields planted without the use of guidance assistance, because of the differing track spacings caused by manual steering. AutoTrac RowSense System is able to self-centershift using information from the mechanical row feeler. With this functionality the combine will still follow the rows accurately, even if the tracks in the field are not parallel.

    AutoTrac RowSense AutoTrac RowSense, are available in the of dealer AFGRI

    Headland Turns
    During headland turns, AutoTrac RowSense System provides the same functionality as AutoTrac.

    Activating the system on the headland will guide the combine accurately into the rows, utilizing the full working width. This is of particular importance while operating a row dependent cornhead.


    • Easy to install
    • Hands-free guidance
    • Highly productive
    • For your multi-coloured fleet

    The AutoTrac Universal 200 Steering Kit: one solution for your entire fleet
    Now you can take advantage of affordable, hands-free guidance regardless of the “colors” you run on your farm. The John Deere AutoTrac Universal 200 (ATU) Steering Kit operates with hundreds of equipment platforms approved by John Deere, using all levels of the StarFire receiver signal accuracy. It improves on-track line performance and line acquisition. And it lowers input costs for your combines, tractors, sprayers and forage harvesters.

    Easy to install. In less than an hour you can be up and running hands free! Want to move the system to another vehicle? No problem. AutoTrac Universal 200 Steering Kit’s sleek design and clean installation also mean fewer obstructions in the cab.

    Highly productive. Less overlap means fewer trips across the fields, less compaction and reduced time, labour and input costs. You cover more acres every day, even in dusty or low visibility conditions.

    Cuts input costs. Reduce overlap and eliminate skips. The AutoTrac Universal 200 steering kit puts every centimetre of your equipment to work. You save on fuel, seed, chemicals and fertilizer.

    Reduces errors. When you’re tired and stressed, mistakes happen. When you operate a machine with the AutoTrac Universal 200 steering kit, the easy, push-button activation alleviates fatigue. You feel better at the end of a long day.

    Pays for itself. Move into a complete hands free steering system for less than you would expect. Spread that investment out over more vehicles, applications and seasons of use. The AutoTrac Universal 200 steering kit will pay for itself within months.

    AutoTrac Universal 200 steering kit on John Deere and competitive equipment AutoTrac Universal 200, are available in the of dealer AFGRI

    Multi-coloured. The AutoTrac Universal 200 steering kit is approved for more than 300 models of equipment from John Deere and competitive brands.

    The AutoTrac Universal 200 package includes
    AMS: AutoTrac Universal 200 package AutoTrac Universal 200, are available in the of dealer AFGRI

    ATU 200 Steering Kit
    StarFire 3000 receiver with free SF1 correction signal.
    GreenStar display (the Original, 1800 display or 2630 display).
    Brackets for StarFire 3000 receiver and GreenStar display.
    Universal Guidance Harness.


    • Manual guidance system
    • Operation is easy as A-B-C
    • Easy to install on any machine

    Getting started with manual guidance is as easy as A-B-C.
    The GreenStar Lightbar System.
    John Deere makes reaping the benefits of guidance as easy as A-B-C. Because with the GreenStar Lightbar package you get a simple, economical steering aid that increases productivity. Its 27 tracking LEDs tell you whether your machine is on course or not. So it’s easy to steer left or right based on which lights are illuminated.

    Setup and use of GreenStar Lightbar is simple. Just push 3 buttons: Pushing button A and B on the Lightbar defines the line/reference track. Pushing button C determines your track width (x).

    Simplicity of use – system versatility – value for money
    The GreenStar Lightbar system saves you time and operating costs.
    It provides a great “view” even under low-visibility conditions (e.g. fog, dust and at night). And it can be run as a standalone unit or as a companion for any GreenStar 2 display.


    The GreenStar Lightbar System can be moved quickly from one vehicle to another, making the most out of your investment.

    A single box solution
    All you need to get started comes ready to use in a single box. The GreenStar Lightbar teamed with the StarFire 300 receiver can be set up quickly for immediate use on all machines in your multi-coloured fleet. You save time and input costs. Thus, when business grows you’re ready to meet your growing guidance requirements.

    The complete package contains:

    • GreenStar Lightbar with bracket
    • StarFire 300 receiver with magnetic mount
    • EGNOS correction signal
    • Connection harness
    • Operator manual

    GreenStar Lightbar System:

    • Straight Track
    • Centre Shift
    • Track width adjustments
    • Easy to see
    • Adjustable brightness of LED lights

    StarFire 300:

    • Easy to install on any machine
    • Magnetic mount with mounting plate for plastic roofs
    • Receives the free EGNOS signal
    • Documentation when connected to a GreenStar display

    • Automatic implement adjustment reduces operator fatigue and improves accuracy
    • Perfect seed beds lead to optimal growing conditions for delicate special crops
    • Higher yields and better quality
    • Reduced soil compaction

    Keeping the implement on track instead of the tractor.

    Where iGuide System is our solution for pulled type implements, iSteer System is the solution for all kinds of 3-point mounted and drawbar steered implements as well as for all ploughs with variable working-width adjustment.

    With the iSteer System, John Deere, together with SBG Innovatie, provides a system for the very high demands in accuracy required by speciality crop growers, flower growers and vegetable growers, as well as from organic farmers.

    The key customer benefits of iSteer System are:

    • Automatic implement adjustment leads to less operator input and a better quality of work
    • Perfect seed beds lead to optimal growing conditions for delicate special crops
    • Higher yields and better quality
    • Save input costs e.g. for seeds and fuel
    • Reduced soil compaction

    • Hands free headland turns
    • Total equipment control
    • Focus on optimizing your implement

    Turn to the iTEC Pro system for hands free turns.

    Inject more comfort into your working day while reducing input costs with intelligent Total Equipment Control. This innovative module for the GreenStar 2630 display enables hands free turns at every headland, reducing headland skips and overlaps which ultimately saves you fertiliser, seed and fuel.

    iTEC Pro integrates AutoTrac automatic steering and the implement management systems (IMS) on Waterloo tractors (8030 and 9030 tractors and iTEC on 8R Series tractors) to control tractor speed, raise front and rear mounted implements, PTO, SCV, MFWD and differential lock engagement.

    To learn more about hands free turns with the iTEC Pro system view the iTEC Pro animation


    • An integrated Terrain Compensation Module
    • The ability to work in curves and straight tracks
    • Faster field speeds even in low visibility conditions
    • The ability to operate wider implements such as cultivators, sprayers and lime spreaders

    All-terrain accuracy all day: Parallel Tracking
    AMS: Installation of John Deere StarFire iTC receiver Parallel Tracking, are available in the of dealer AFGRI

    Parallel Tracking is an ideal hands-on guidance solution for expanding operations. It fits your budget. And it makes it easy to upgrade to an automatic or integrated steering system. The improved efficiency saves you time, chemicals and fuel.
    Parallel Tracking is ready to use and easy to install on any machine in your fleet that has a 12-volt power source. And it can be quickly upgraded without changing the hardware.

    Easy to upgrade: To add more productivity and hands-free guidance, simply attach the retrofit AutoTrac Universal 200 Steering Kit to the Parallel Tracking components you already own. Want even more precision? Upgrade your StarFire 3000 receiver to pick up the John Deere SF2 correction signal.

    • AutoTrac Universal 200 Steering Kit
    • SF2 signal for better pass to pass accuracy
    • Mapping and documentation functionalities (depending on your display)
    • ISOBUS (depending on your display)

    The Parallel Tracking package contains:

    • Parallel Tracking Manual Guidance
    • StarFire 3000 receiver with free SF1 signal
    • GreenStar Display
    • Brackets for StarFire receiver and display
    • Free regular software updates