RTK from John Deere provides highly accurate, repeatable corrections from global positioning system (GPS) to John Deere’s suite of precision ag applications. RTK utilizes a local, ground-based reference station that transmits the high-accuracy corrections to a StarFire receiver on a machine via RTK Radios. StarFire RTK accuracy depends on the distance between the base station and the machine. The shorter the distance, the more accurate the system will be. In general, the accuracy of StarFire RTK is described below.
+/- 2.5cm (1 in.), 95 percent of the time
Up to 20 km (12 miles) line of sight
Measured at the receiver every 15 minutes
We have 70+ RTK towers spread out between Illinois and Wisconsin
AutoPath™ is here to help producers more accurately document and follow each row of crops in fields throughout the season. This new precision ag application uses data collected from the first pass in the field, either planting or strip-till, to establish precise row guidance for all subsequent field passes, no matter the machine type or width of the equipment.
Tired of struggling with MyJohnDeere or just want to start mapping and keeping records of your data? Contact us to get set up with our mapping service. We will provide a new data card or flash drive each year so that you can keep your old data in a safe place for backup. We will make sure your equipment is up to date and also get your monitor loaded with all your setup data including farms, fields, clients and varieties. After planting, we will print your variety maps and reports and get you set up for harvest with a variety locator. Call us at 217.693.6209
We now offer field mapping with our Gator using RTK signal. We can map boundary lines, waterways, as well as guidance lines. This works great when using Section Control to plant or spray through waterways. You can also utilize these boundaries to ensure that you or your operators are in the correct field. Simply hit the “Find Field” button when you pull into a field with a mapped boundary and it will know the Client, Farm, and Field.