John Deere AutoTrac RowSense

John Deere AutoTrac RowSense Product Photo
Feature Overview
John Deere AutoTrac RowSense
  • Cover more acres per day with less stress by extending AutoTrac into post emerge in-field operations such as spraying and harvest.
  • Protect crop yield when applying crop protectants and nutrients in stand crop by making sure that the sprayer or tractor stays off of the crop rows.
  • Focus on quality of the job being performed and ensure that the machine is operating as it should rather than being concerned about steering the machine in standing crop.
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Not all fields are created equal. Some will have nice even, clean stands and some will have weeds, washouts, overgrown waterways, lodged corn, and areas where the crop is missing. It is in these challenging situations where GPS fusion engages to keep you in the correct row. With AutoTrac RowSense, the row sensors are the first priority when it comes to guiding the machine down the row. As long as the sensors detect the corn plants these inputs will be provided to the AutoTrac system and the machine will follow the row. In other instances, where the sensors are not detecting crop rows due to excessive weeds or missing plants, the system will quickly switch to GPS-only guidance until good, stable rows are detected again.

 

For example, crop stands following a wet spring may have uneven stands and areas where the corn was drowned out. While spraying, as the machine crosses into the washed out areas the system will detect that crop is missing and will quickly switch to GPS-only mode to guide the sprayer across the troubled area and into the correct row on the other side. When harvesting and crossing a passable waterway, the system will behave similarly guiding the combine or self-propelled forage harvester (SPFH) into the proper row on the other side. In either situation, staying on the correct row maximizes efficiency in the field. GPS fusion ensures the operator follows the correct row even when conditions get tough.

Automatic guidance promotes best operating experienceAutomatic guidance promotes best operating experience
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When operators have to spend the entire workday manually steering a machine while watching for obstacles and checking to make sure the implement is operating as designed, it can be tiring. It is only a matter of minutes before operators notice how much better they feel when:

  • Planting using automatic guidance provided by integrated AutoTrac™ steering system, AutoTrac Controller or AutoTrac Universal. 
  • Turning the implement steering mechanism with the fingertip controls while using Active Implement Guidance (AIG).
  • Harvesting with a combine, self-propelled forage harvester (SPFH), self-propelled sprayer equipped with AutoTrac RowSense™ software.
Harvesting with AutoTrac RowSense softwareHarvesting with AutoTrac RowSense software
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Automatic guidance products offered by John Deere allow operators:

  • To be more productive while focusing on tasks other than steering while traveling down the field
  • To be proactive by having the time to monitor the machine head or implement more closely to see if parts are wearing out or failing
  • To watch out for damaging obstacles in the field such as rocks, washouts, or holes caused by broken tile lines

All of these benefits result in more uptime for the equipment and an operator who is more alert throughout the day.

AutoTrac RowSense™ system
AutoTrac RowSense in late-season cornAutoTrac RowSense in late-season corn

Producers work too hard to grow quality crops to afford to leave any of that yield potential in the field. However, while spraying standing corn, yield-limiting damage or losses can occur.
When spraying, some operators may choose to cross crop rows to simplify spraying and reduce stress. However, this method of spraying can damage more the 2 percent of the plants in the field. To improve yields, many operators will follow crop rows to reduce this damage. In this instance, keeping the sprayer’s wheels in between the corn rows is important to ensure that plants are not damaged and can reach their full yield potential.

Unfortunately, with so much going on in the sprayer cab during long days, a small lapse in attention can result in significant crop damage. For example, an operator spraying at 15 miles per hour who is misaligned with the row for 1 second could damage more than 90 corn plants. During the course of a day, a few minor misalignments could lead to major damage. With AutoTrac RowSense, the operator can be confident that the sprayer is staying in the row, even if they cannot physically see the sprayer wheels.

 

Corn populationOperating speedPlants damaged in 1
second of misalignment
28,000 seeds per acre   19 km/h (12 mph)56
24 km/h (15 mph)70
29 km/h (18 mph)85
32,000 seeds per acre  19 km/h (12 mph)64
24 km/h (15 mph)80
29 km/h (18 mph)97
36,000 seeds per acre  19 km/h (12 mph)73
24 km/h (15 mph)91
29 km/h (18 mph)109

 

Eye-tracking study/dataEye-tracking study/data
A relaxed operator using AutoTrac™ RowSense™ software in an R4038A relaxed operator using AutoTrac™ RowSense™ software in an R4038
A relaxed operator using AutoTrac RowSenseA relaxed operator using AutoTrac RowSense

Anyone who has spent a long day spraying fungicide in July or harvesting corn in October knows how stressful it can be to stare forward out of the cab and focus on the corn row ahead. On top of steering the machine an operator is required to monitor machine performance, spray rates, manage grain handling or tender trucks, and monitor grain or forage quality all while watching for part failures and maintenance issues. Operating at night, in windy conditions, or while harvesting lodged corn can add even more stress to the operation.

 

A study using advanced, eye-tracking glasses determined where an operator’s attention is focused while operating a sprayer through tall, standing corn. When AutoTrac RowSense is utilized, an operator spends approximately 13 percent less of their time focused on steering the machine and more time watching sprayer booms and monitoring machine performance on the vehicle display. AutoTrac RowSense focuses on steering so the operator can focus on the crops.

AutoTrac RowSense™ system
Sprayer with RowSense sensorSprayer with RowSense sensor

Getting more work done in less time is the name of the game for progressive producers, ag service providers, and custom spraying operations. One way to do this is to make sure equipment is operating at the optimum operating speed as much as possible.

While operating a self-propelled sprayer, consistent, optimal operating speeds lead to covering more acres per day. This means more revenue for ag service providers and more timely chemical applications within narrow windows for producers. Also, driving at a consistent speed is critical for applying accurate chemical rates across the entire field for more effective applications. With RowSense driving the sprayer through the row, even in varying field conditions, operators of any experience level will be able to the maximize productivity and efficiency of product applications.

AutoTrac™ RowSense™ system
A relaxed operator using AutoTrac RowSense software in an R4038A relaxed operator using AutoTrac RowSense software in an R4038
Combine with RowSense sensorCombine with RowSense sensor

AutoTrac RowSense functionality has revolutionized the ability to use AutoTrac for post-emergence applications in 76.2- to 101.6-cm (30- to 40-in.) row crops. Operators have the ability to use AutoTrac RowSense in later-season corn.

Anyone who has spent a long day spraying fungicide in July or harvesting corn in October knows how stressful it can be to stare forward out of the cab and focus on the corn row ahead. On top of steering the machine, an operator is required to monitor performance, spray rates, and grain or forage quality, and manage tender trucks and grain carts. Operating at night, in windy conditions, or while harvesting lodged corn can add even more stress to the operation.

A study using advanced, eye-tracking glasses determined where an operator’s attention is focused while operating a sprayer through tall, standing corn. Without AutoTrac RowSense or Vision, the operator spent about 82.5 percent of the time looking forward. When AutoTrac RowSense or Vision was utilized, the same operators only spent 70 percent of the time looking forward and more time watching sprayer booms and monitoring machine performance on the vehicle display. AutoTrac RowSense focuses on steering so the operator can focus on other value-added tasks.

AutoTracâ„¢ Vision can fall-back to global positioning system (GPS) lineAutoTracâ„¢ Vision can fall-back to global positioning system (GPS) line
Follow the correct row while harvestingFollow the correct row while harvesting

All operators know that not all fields are created equal. In some instances, there will be nice even, clean stands while other may have washouts, missing crop and excessive weeds pressure. In these situations, AutoTrac RowSense system will fall back on the GPS to keep the vehicle in the row.

Operators will have the ability to choose to operate with both sensors when applying in later-season corn (Vision and RowSense). The system will use Vision first for priority and then fall back to RowSense if Vision confidence is lower than optimal operating range. This is called RowSense fallback. If confidence is low on AutoTrac RowSense, the system defaults to GPS using the operator’s guidance line.

With the AutoTrac RowSense system, the row sensors are the first priority when it comes to guiding the machine down the row. As long as the sensors detect the corn plants, these inputs will be provided to the AutoTrac system and the machine will follow the row. In other instances, where the sensors are not detecting crop rows due to missing plants, the system will quickly switch to GPS-only guidance until good, stable rows are detected again.

For example, crop stands following a wet spring may have uneven stands and areas where the corn was drowned out. As the machine crosses into the washed-out areas while spraying, the system will detect that crop is missing and will quickly switch to GPS-only mode to guide the sprayer across the troubled area and into the correct row on the other side. When harvesting and crossing a passable waterway, the system will behave similarly, guiding the combine or self-propelled forage harvester (SPFH) into the proper row on the other side. In either situation, staying on the correct row maximizes efficiency in the field. GPS fusion ensures the operator follows the correct row even when conditions get tough.

ProductAutoTrac Vision
Position receiverStarFire™ 3000 Receiver/StarFire 6000 Receiver (square hoop bracket only)
Display/software

Gen 4 4600 Processor v2.0 with CommandCenter™ Premium 2.0 or 3.0 activation

or

Gen 4 4640 Universal Display with Precision Ag Core 3.0 subscription

or

GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display with AutoTrac and AutoTrac RowSense™ activations

 

18-1 software bundle update required

Steering kitIntegrated AutoTrac steering kit only

Additionally, appropriate wiring harnesses and brackets are needed to mount and connect components to allow AutoTrac Vision and RowSense™ to work appropriately.

John Deere sprayer with AutoTrac RowSenseJohn Deere sprayer with AutoTrac RowSense
RowSense paddle, sensor, and bracketRowSense paddle, sensor, and bracket

AutoTrac™ RowSense™ system enables sprayer operators to experience the benefits of AutoTrac while spraying in standing corn rows. The system provides additional input to the AutoTrac system to ensure that the sprayer is accurately following the planted crop rows. This product has been designed and tested in straight corn rows with 76.2- to 101.6-cm (30- to 40-in.) row spacing at speeds up to 32.2 km/h (20 mph). By utilizing RowSense, operators can experience reduced crop damage, faster operating speeds, and reduced operator fatigue.

The RowSense system has been designed for maximum uptime. The kit includes two RowSense sensor assemblies; one for each front wheel. This design detects separate crop rows for better performance in poor crop stands. The brackets are mounted within the wheel to help protect them in challenging terrain. The paddles can be removed in less than 10 minutes for trailering or operating in other crops where RowSense is not compatible.

NOTE: It is recommended that RowSense sensor paddles should only be installed on the machine when operators are intending to use them for guidance. This should happen later in the crop stages when the crop rows are starting to shade over making it harder to see the soil. This will help to ensure maximum crop safety.

AutoTrac RowSense has been shown to perform well in straight rows whenever the sensor contacts the corn plant on the stalk, rather than the leafy part of the plant. This generally occurs at a plant height of around 1.2 m (4 ft) with many varieties. If a row guidance solution is desired in early crop stages, be sure to check out AutoTrac Vision in the Ag Sales Manual.

This document lists all the compatible equipment approved with the software update 19-2 release, and is subject to change with newer software updates. To ensure complete and proper compatibility, the most current version of implement control unit software, Generation 4 Display software, or compatible farm management information software (FMIS) should be used. Non-current software versions will require an update before support can be provided. Unapproved software version configurations will not be supported.

The software update 19-2 release is only compatible with 4600 CommandCenter™ v2 processors. Software update 17-2 is the last release that was compatible with 4600 v1 processors.

Server serial numbers are as follows:

  • v1 = RWG prefix
  • v2 = PCG prefix
Machine compatibility

John Deere Large Ag Tractors

John Deere Large Ag Tractors
(list of all automatically detected machines)
Model yearCommandCenter™ display Universal Display
4600 v2420046404240
9R/9RT/9RX Series 2018 and newerX---XX
9R/9RT/9RX Series 2015-2017*---XX
9R/9RT Series2012-2014------XX
9030/9030T Series2008 and newer------XX
9020/9020T Series2002-2007------X---
9000 Series1997-2001------X---
9000T Series2000-2001------X---
8R/8RT Series2018 and newerX---XX
8R/8RT SeriesMid-2014 - 2017*---XX
8R/8RT Series2010-2013------XX
8030/8030T Series2006 and newer------XX
8020/8020T Series2002-2005------X---
8010/8010T Series2000-2002------X---
8000 Series1994------X---
8000T Series1997-1999------X---
7R Series2018 and newerXXXX
7R Series2014-2017*---XX
7R Series2011-2013------XX
7J Series2018 and newer------XX
7030 Series2007 and newer------XX
7030 Series (Large Frame)2007 and newer------XX
7030 Series (Small Frame)2006 and newer------XX
7010 Series1997-2003------X---
7000 Series1992-1996------X---
6030 Series (Small Frame)2006 and newer------XX
6000 Series1992-1998------X---
6010 Series1999-2002------X---
6R Series2018 and newerXXXX
6R Series (Final Tier 4)2015-2017*---XX
6R Series (Interim Tier 4)2013-2015------XX
6M Series2013 and newer------XX
6J Series2018 and newer------XX
5R Series2019 and newer------XX

*NOTE: For latest Precision Ag functionality, update machines equipped from the factory with v1 processor to v2. The 4640 Universal Display is not compatible with SeedStar™ 4HP Planters when installed on 00, 10, and 20 Series Tractors.

John Deere Nutrient Applicators

John Deere Nutrient Applicators

Model yearCommandCenterUniversal Display
4600 v2420046404240
F4365 High-Capacity Nutrient Applicator2017 and newerX---------

John Deere Self-Propelled Sprayers

John Deere self-
propelled sprayers
Model yearCommandCenterUniversal Display
4600 v2420046404240
4 Series Sprayers 2018 and newerX---------
4 Series Sprayers 2013 - 2017------X---
49402012 - 2014------X---
46302008 and newer------X---
47302008 and newer------X---
48302008 - 2014------X---
49302008 - 2013 (SN 4000+)------X---
R4040i2014 and newer------X---
R4050i2017 and newer------X---
5430i2008 - 2014------X---
Hagie™ sprayers2014 and newerCompatible with GreenStar™ 3 2630 Displays and 4640 Universal Displays*

*NOTE: When using the 4640 Universal Display on a Hagie Sprayer, additional mounting and harnessing may be required.

  • 4640 Ram™ Mount - SJ34503
  • 4640 power/video harness - BPF11527 (1-3 video plus machine power), PF90687 (machine power only)

NOTE: Current John Deere/Hagie field kits only offer GreenStar 3 2630 Display parts.

NOTE: AutoTrac™ Vision/AutoTrac RowSense and multi-rank section control are not supported on Hagie at this time.

NOTE: VIN detection is not supported on Hagie Sprayers at this time.

John Deere Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters (SPFH)

John Deere Self-Propelled
Forage Harvesters

Model yearCommandCenterUniversal Display
4600 v2420046404240
9000 Series SPFH2019 and newer------X---
8000 Series SPFH2015 and newer------X---
Equipment compatibility

John Deere planters

SeedStar™ 4HP planters are only compatible with 4600 CommandCenter displays with a version 2 (v2) processor and 4640 Universal Displays. Displays should be running Generation 4 OS software version 10.10.404-390 or newer and the most current version of tractor applications to be compatible with SeedStar 4HP planter applications. Additionally, dual-display mode is available for use with SeedStar 4HP planter applications, along with Generation 4 Extended Monitor. SeedStar 4HP planters are compatible with no more than two GreenStar Rate Controllers.

The SeedStar 2 configuration below is available only on factory-installed model year 2011 and newer planters and may be field-installed on model year 2009 and 2010 planters. Green PM/PA controllers (factory-installed on model year 2009 and 2010 planters) are not supported with a Generation 4 display.

A Service ADVISOR™ tool (available at a John Deere dealer) is needed to update SeedStar 2, SeedStar XP, and SeedStar 3 HP software. Documentation is not supported when using a rate controller to control row clutches on a John Deere planter.

 

John Deere plantersControl unit nameSoftware version (or newer)CommandCenter display Universal Display
4600 v2420046404240*
SeedStar 2
Black PM122.0XXXX
Black PA1, (if available PA 2)22.0XXXX
Green PM110.11------------
Green PA1 (if available PA 2)10.11------------
SeedStar XP
Black PM122.0XXXX
Black PA1, (if available PA 2)22.0XXXX
PM27.0XXXX
SeedStar 3 HP
Planter Main A (PCMA)5.0XXXX
Planter Main B (PCMB or MMC)8.0XXXX
Row-unit Controller (RUC)2.0XXXX
EPG3.0XXXX
SeedStar 4HP
Planter Apps10.4.2-29X---X---
Planter Main A (PMCA)5.0X---X---
Planter Main B (PMCB or MMC)6.0X---X---
Row-unit Controller (RUC)3.0X---X---
Electrical Power Generation (EPG)5.0X---X---
Electrical Power Module, 2 (PC2)3.0X---X---

*NOTE: For implements requiring ground speed input (radar), utilizing a 4240 Universal Display may require an additional 4240 Radar speed kit.

John Deere Air Seeders

The C850 Air Cart requires a 4600/4200 CommandCenter Display or a 4640/4240 Universal Display. GreenStar 3 2630 monitors are not supported. Additionally, C850 Air Carts and AutoTrac Implement Guidance (passive) are compatible with software update 18-2 and newer.

 

John Deere Air SeederModel year/control unit nameSoftware version (or newer) CommandCenterUniversal Display
4600 v2420046404240*
C850 Air Cart
Cart Master Controller (CMC)12XXXX
Mini Tank Controller (TXC)6XXXX
Front, Middle, Rear Tank Controller (TCU)6XXXX
1870 Seeding Tool - TruSet™ system2017 and newer (IDC)5.0XXXX
1870 Seeding Tool - RelativeFlow™ blockage sensors2017 and newer (BMU)4.0XXXX
1910 Air Cart - ground drive2009 and newer3.0XXXX
1910 Air Cart - hydraulic drive
2013 and newer8.00XXXX
Seeding tools with air-run blockage - primary blockage
2009 and newer (BMU)12.0XXXX
Seeding tools with air-run blockage - air-run blockage2009 and newer (BMU)12.0XXXX
Member Module5.0XXXX
1990 Central Commodity System (CCS™)
2009 and newer (BMU)12.0XXXX
N500C SeriesSeeding apps10.1.495-31X---X---
SMCA or SMC2.0X---X---
SMCB or BMU2.0X---X---
EPG2.0X---X---

*NOTE: For implements requiring ground speed input (radar), utilizing a 4240 Universal Display may require an additional 4240 Radar speed kit.

John Deere Tillage

John Deere TillageControl unit nameSoftware version (or newer) CommandCenterUniversal Display
4600 v2420046404240
AccuDepth™ cultivatorImplement Depth Control (IDC)11XXXX
2730 with TruSet
Tillage Controller 1 (TC1)2.66KXXXX
2230 with TruSetTillage Controller 1 (TC1)2.75KXXXX
2330 with TruSetTillage Controller 1 (TC1)3.35KXXXX
2620/2630 with TruSetTillage Controller 1 (TC1)

2.95K

XXXX
2720 with TruSetTillage Controller 1 (TC1)2.24KXXXX
2660VT with TruSetTillage Controller 1 (TC1)2.03KXXXX
2430 with TruSetTillage Controller 1 (TC1)2.14KXXXX
2510H with TruSetTillage Controller 1 (TC1)2.85KXXXX

*NOTE: For implements requiring ground speed input (radar), utilizing a 4240 Universal Display may require an additional 4240 Radar speed kit.

John Deere Round Balers

 

John Deere Round BalersControl unit nameSoftware version (or newer)CommandCenterUniversal Display
4600 v2420046404240
0 SeriesBaler Automation10.07XXXX
9 Series Premium
Baler Automation7.16XXXX
V451R/V461R Baler Automation11.5XXXX

 

 

John Deere Large Square Balers

John Deere Large Square Balers
Including Harvest Tec applicator and PhiBer accumulator
Control unit nameSoftware version (or newer)CommandCenter Universal Display
4600 v2420046404240
0 SeriesGen 4 VT3.04XXXX
1 Series
Gen 4 VT5.07XXXX
Precision Ag Technology software compatibility
John Deere control unitsControl unit nameSoftware version (or newer)CommandCenter display Universal Display
4600 v2420046404240
*StarFire 6000 Receiver---4.10JXXXX
StarFire 3000 Receiver---2.32HXXXX
*Modular Telematics Gateways (MTG) - 3G---21.03XXXX
*MTG - 4G---25.01.746XXXX
GreenStar Rate Controller---3.70JXXXX
GreenStar Rate Controller Dry---2.11AXXXX
*John Deere Rate Controller 2000---1.13AXXXX
*AutoTrac Universal 200---2.30A------XX
*AutoTrac Universal 300---3.22O------XX
AutoTrac Controller 250---11933B------XX
*AutoTrac Controller - Deere---1.11B------XX
AutoTrac Controller - Raven---3.2.29------XX
AutoTrac Controller - Reichhardt®---SW 1.3------XX
AutoTrac RowSense™RG3AKK15783FX---X---
AutoTrac VisionVGC4.01RX---X---
AutoTrac Turn Automation---19-2X---X---
AutoTrac Implement Guidance---19-2X---X---
Active Implement Guidance (VT)Application 11002.71 TXX*XX*
iGrade™Application 11002.71 TXXXX
Distance TripApplication 11002.71 TX*XXX
Gen 4 Extended Monitor  X---X---
Wireless Data Server Wireless Data Server

1.541.2(Planting)
7.471.1
(Application)
2.504.1
(Harvesting)

X---X---
Mobile Data TransferMyTransfer™ app

3.8.6 (iOS)
3.8.5 (Android)

XXXX
Connect Mobile appConnect Mobile app8.0.1 or newerX---X---
Connect Mobile serverConnect Mobile server2.3.87-1X---------
Mobile WeatherApplication 11201.51 VXX*XX*
Manure Constituent SensingManure Controller19.06X---X---

*NOTE: See additional information below.

StarFire Receivers

StarFire Receivers can be updated in the following ways:

  • Receiver USB port (available only for StarFire 6000 Receivers)
  • Generation 4 display USB port
  • Remote software updates application (in ISOBUS VT app)

Additionally, StarFire iTC Receivers are no longer supported with software update 2017-1 and newer software. StarFire 6000 Receivers require software version 3.80F or higher when used with AutoTrac Implement Guidance.

John Deere Operations Center

To use RDA on a Generation 4 CommandCenter Display with a GreenStar 3 2630 Display connected in the same machine, GreenStar 3 2630 software version 3.22.1095 (SU2014-1) or higher is required (for 4600 CommandCenter Display and 4640 Universal Display only).

GreenStar Rate Controller and GreenStar Rate Controller Dry

GreenStar Rate Controller Dry is supported with display software update 2017-2 and newer. The 4600 and 4200 CommandCenter Displays and 4640 and 4240 Universal Displays support documentation and section control of up to five GreenStar Rate Controller units.

To update the GreenStar Rate Controller and GreenStar Rate Controller Dry, utilize a Generation 4 Display USB port. John Deere dealers can also utilize Service ADVISOR™. GDC 2.11A was the last software version available through Software Manager. GDC 2.20A has been available since spring 2015 and contains diagnostic language updates. This software can only be obtained through Service ADVISOR.

John Deere Rate Controller 2000

The Generation 4 Displays and John Deere Rate Controller 2000 can support documentation and control up to five operations. ISO controllers such as SeedStar or TruSet can be used alongside a John Deere Rate Controller 2000 that is documenting additional operations. The John Deere Rate Controller 2000 will not control the planter clutches or half-, third-, or quarter-width disconnects on a John Deere planter.

AutoTrac™ Vision

AutoTrac Vision Guidance Camera 19-1 software 4.01L is only compatible with RowGuidance 3 Controller software AKK15783F and GreenStar 3 2630 17-1 software 3.34.1345 or newer and Generation 4 18-1 software 10.10.404-345 or newer. 

AutoTrac Universal 200, AutoTrac Universal 300, and AutoTrac Controller

AutoTrac Universal 200, AutoTrac Universal 300, and AutoTrac Controllers are for use with the 4640 Universal Display and 4240 Universal Display. Please see a John Deere dealer for exact model compatibility.

ISOBUS implements

Generation 4 Displays are compatible with one Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) certified ISOBUS implement; AEF-certified ISOBUS implements with Task Controller Section Control (TC-SC) functionality and AEF certification for TC-SC include sprayers, fertilizer spreaders, planters, seeders, manure applicators, etc. For third-party FMIS compatibility, reference the John Deere Operations Center.

A software update performed by an authorized ISOBUS implement dealer may be required to obtain compatible software. ISOBUS implements must be certified through the Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) to be recognized by the Generation 4 CommandCenter display. Visit www.aef-online.org for more information; visit www.aef-isobus-database.org for an active list of compatible implements.

ISOBUS implements with VT4 are now supported by Generation 4 Displays. Generation 4 Displays still support older VT versions (example: VT2 and VT3). If an implement is not loading after updating to Generation 4 software update 2017-2 (or newer on 4600 CommandCenter v2 processors), it is recommended that the implement manufacturer be contacted to get a software version that is either VT3 or VT4.

Extended monitor

When using an extended monitor with equipment visualized in ISOBUS VT Viewer and applying VT run page modules to two run pages shown at the same time, the extended monitor’s VT modules will not update. To mitigate this, only view VT modules on one run page at a time.

Implements without controllers

Implements without controllers can be documented as a stand-alone operation or with a rate controller from John Deere. Additionally, multiple implements without controllers cannot be documented together.

AutoTrac Implement Guidance (passive)

AutoTrac Implement Guidance is compatible with SeedStar 3HP, SeedStar 2 and SeedStar XP.

AutoTrac Implement Guidance is compatible with C850 Tow-Behind Air Carts with software update 18-2.

AutoTrac Implement Guidance is not compatible with the SeedStar 4 HP planters.

AutoTrac Implement Guidance is not compatible on 4240 Universal Displays for shared signal applications.

AutoTrac Turn Automation

To use the AutoTrac Turn Automation application, specific compatibility is required. AutoTrac Turn Automation is compatible with the following machines:

  • 8030 Series Tractors
  • 9030 Series Tractors (if equipped with PowerShift™ transmission)
  • Model year 2012 and newer 6R Tractors (if equipped with Infinitely Variable Transmission [IVT™] and ITEC™ functionality)
  • Model year 2011 and newer 7R Tractors (if equipped with CommandQuad™ transmission, e23™ PowerShift transmission, or IVT)
  • Model year 2010 and newer 8R/RT Tractors
  • Model year 2012 and newer 9R/RT/RX Tractors

NOTE: Integrated tractor IMS must be turned off on 30-Series Tractors to use AutoTrac Turn Automation on the Generation 4. Integrated Tractor iTEC must be turned off on the following tractors to use AutoTrac Turn Automation on the Generation 4:

  • Model year 2012-2014 6R
  • Model year 2011-2013 7R
  • Model year 2010-2013 8R
  • Model year 2012-2014 9R

NOTE: If instead an operator chooses to use the machine’s integrated IMS/iTEC functionality, then AutoTrac Turn Automation and iTEC must be turned off in the Generation 4 Universal Display.

AutoTrac Turn Automation is compatible with SeedStar 3HP, SeedStar 2 and SeedStar XP.

AutoTrac Turn Automation is NOT compatible with SeedStar 4HP planters.

Distance Trip documentation

A UCC2 Application Controller 1100 with 19-2 software running on a 4600 CommandCenter v2 server enables documentation of field operations. If a UCC2 replaces a UCC1 Application Controller 1100 on a CommandCenter v1 server, documentation is not available. Refer to Tech Manual Bulletin 137919 to determine server type.

Camera compatibility

Voyager® cameras are supported on Generation 4 Displays. All other camera types are not supported.

Non-John Deere Precision Ag

4600 CommandCenter v2 and the 4640 Universal Display are compatible with the following RS-232 configurations with software update 18-2 and newer:

  • GPS receivers with serial port connection
    • Will not enable AutoTrac guidance functionality
  • Raven RS-232 control units (440, 450, or 660) on tractors configured as implement-based applications
  • Generation 4 displays are not compatible with the DN345 Drawn Dry Spreader at this time.

Machine Communication Radio (MCR)

Generation 4 displays are not compatible with MCR.

APEX™ software

  • Generation 4 display work data is not compatible with and cannot be viewed in APEX software.
  • USB files including pre-assigned APEX tasks and iTEC™ Pro sequences will not import into Generation 4 displays.

NOTE: Gen 4 data is only compatible with the John Deere Operations Center. All Gen 4 activations are machine specific and cannot be transferred to a different machine. If not using WDT, an 8- to 32-GB USB is required to transfer data to and from the Gen 4 Display. Implement settings are display specific and cannot be imported or exported from the Gen 4 Display.

RAM is a trademark of National Products Inc. Hagie is a trademark of Hagie Manufacturing Company, LLC and similar to John Deere branded equipment, John Deere will support Hagie equipment. Reichhardt is a trademark of Reichhardt GmbH Steuerungstechnik. Sidekick is a trademark of Raven Industries, Inc. Voyager is a trademark of ASA Electronics, LLC.

John Deere combines

John Deere combinesModel yearCommandCenterUniversal Display
4600 v2420046404240
S700 Series2018 and newerX---------
S430 and S4402017 and newerX---------
S600 Series2012 - 2017------XX
S540 and S550 Series2012 and newer------XX
T-Series2012 and current------XX
W-Series2012 and current------XX
70 Series2008 - 2013------XX

NOTE: Competitive equipment may be compatible with 4640 Universal Display and 4240 Universal Display. For additional compatibility information, contact a John Deere dealer.

AutoTrac RowSense system
A relaxed operator using AutoTrac RowSense software in an R4038A relaxed operator using AutoTrac RowSense software in an R4038
Combine with RowSense sensorCombine with RowSense sensor

AutoTrac RowSense functionality has revolutionized the ability to use AutoTrac for post-emergence applications in 76.2- to 101.6-cm (30- to 40-in.) row crops. Operators have the ability to use AutoTrac RowSense in later-season corn.

Anyone who has spent a long day spraying fungicide in July or harvesting corn in October knows how stressful it can be to stare forward out of the cab and focus on the corn row ahead. On top of steering the machine, an operator is required to monitor performance, spray rates, and grain or forage quality, and manage tender trucks and grain carts. Operating at night, in windy conditions, or while harvesting lodged corn can add even more stress to the operation.

A study using advanced, eye-tracking glasses determined where an operator’s attention is focused while operating a sprayer through tall, standing corn. Without AutoTrac RowSense or Vision, the operator spent about 82.5 percent of the time looking forward. When AutoTrac RowSense or Vision was utilized, the same operators only spent 70 percent of the time looking forward and more time watching sprayer booms and monitoring machine performance on the vehicle display. AutoTrac RowSense focuses on steering so the operator can focus on other value-added tasks.

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