When the gold standard of steering systems turns 20 years old, it’s an excellent time to look at how this fascinating journey unfolded and where it has taken us. From basic to advanced, from machine guidance to implement guidance to automation, from the latest John Deere machines to legacy machines of all makes the field-proven steering system has helped a vast farming community work more profitably and sustainably.
The simple, convenient operation makes you more profitable.
Flexible transfer from machine to machine or factory integrated. Choose from integrated AutoTrac™, AutoTrac™ Universal, Greenfit and AutoTrac™ TIM.
Use AutoTrac™ all year round in every production step and field work of your farming business.
All you need is a display, a StarFire™ receiver and a steering unit.
AutoTrac™ TIM turns a tractor/implement combination into the perfect team to achieve maximum precision, efficiency, and comfort.
How? Here’s just one example: AutoTrac™ reduces gaps and overlaps so that your input costs and fuel consumption are reduced while also letting you work faster. Depending on the application, you can expect input savings of up to 8%* and productivity increases of up to 14%**.
Five Major Milestones in AutoTrac™ History
The Birth of AutoTrac™
We started by integrating AutoTrac™ in our large tractors, and some true pioneers greeted it enthusiastically. But many others thought, „I don‘t need this. I can drive in a straight line“. History proved us correct. Today most of our customers cannot imagine working without AutoTrac™ anymore.
The introduction of AutoTrac™ Universal made automatic steering available to the entire fleet of a farm and added the high-precision RTK signal for powering advanced applications.
Hello Machine Sync
Synchronizing the speed of the combine & tractor during unloading made the process so much safer and effortless. We also released AutoTrac™ Controller to allow further integration of AutoTrac™ with competitive brands and introduced Active Implement Guidance to significantly increase the accuracy of input placement.
Released as a software update, AutoPath was an easy way for our customers to simplify guidance line management throughout the year to align different production steps.
20 years after the guidance journey started, we made another giant leap forward by introducing fully autonomous tractors and released AutoTrac™ TIM to the market with full integration for machines of many brands and full AEF ISOBUS standard support.
Join us on the ever-accelerating AutoTrac™ journey through many game-changing innovations.
AutoTrac™ automatic steering for John Deere machines
AutoTrac™ Universal for retrofitting mixed fleets with automatic steering
RTK Signal for highest accuracy, quick signal availability and no satellite drift
Automatic Section Control optimizes application & minimizes overlaps in the field and at boundaries
AutoTrac™ Turn Automation at headlands with ITEC Pro™
Ensures exact positioning of implement
Active Implement Guidance puts machine and implement on the same precise path
Machine Sync automates the unloading process for two machines working together.
AutoTrac™ Controller to retrofit integrated AutoTrac on mixed fleets
Powerful tool to manage guidance lines and much more online
Superior operator support through Remote Display Access
AutoTrac™ through Reichardt GREEN FIT for easy retrofit of mixed fleets
AutoPath™ simplifies guidance line management for different implement width
AutoTrac™ TIM through AEF ISOBUS interface for mixed fleets
Autonomous 8R Tractor introduced
Are you looking to get started with AutoTrac™? Are you thinking about upgrading to a higher-precision signal (SF3 or mobile RTK)? Talk to your dealer to explore how AutoTrac™ can work best for your goals.
Our precision ag solutions include remote software upgrades and invaluable features like Remote Display Access (RDA) to increase your productivity and boost your uptime with Expert Alerts.
John Deere offer a complete range of integrated guidance systems, from simple manual control to fully automated. If yours is a mixed fleet, we also offer solutions for other brands so that you can still enjoy the benefits of John Deere guidance and machine automation.
The John Deere Operations Center™ instantly captures vital operational data to boost transparency and increase productivity for your business.