AutoTrac™ RowSense™ - Combine

AutoTrac RowSense is the next step for higher efficiency in corn harvest. This leading-edge technology fuses together satellite position data from the StarFire™ receiver with feeler data gathered from the row sensor, allowing you to reach greater levels of productivity.

Automatic guidance in corn

AutoTrac™ RowSense™ guidance software provides pinpoint accuracy in corn harvesting. Fusing together satellite position data from the StarFire™ Receiver with feeler data gathered from the row sensors enables the operator to reach greater levels of productivity.
 
This system accurately guides the machine down each pass in the field using feelers that are installed on the approved corn heads. The combine is guided by the data gathered from the feelers, which is then aligned with the corresponding satellite position data to guide the combine along the rows.
 
Harvesting at a consistent speed around curves, through waterways, or weeds is easy with this automatic guidance system. AutoTrac RowSense helps achieve real precision. Once operators have seen it, they will not want to harvest without it.
 

Improves yield quality

AutoTrac™ RowSense software is a unique guidance product that aids growers by increasing productivity in various field scenarios. Consistent speed and crop flow into the harvesting machine are two examples of how AutoTrac RowSense improves yield quality.
 
Even feed and crop flow are crucial for optimal performance while harvesting corn. AutoTrac RowSense helps accomplish this by staying true to path. A steady pass results in an even feed. This also reduces butt shelling, helping to pull valuable crop into the combine rather than leaving it on the ground or allowing it to escape through the chaffer.
 
Growers can appreciate a better end product with limited trash in the clean grain tank at the end of a day.
 
Consistent speed enables a greater number of acres to be covered throughout the day.  Maintaining efficiency, no matter the condition, directly affects productivity. AutoTrac RowSense allows operators to maintain an optimum operating speed throughout the working day because they are not concentrating on manually steering the machine through the field. AutoTrac RowSense accurately steers the system for them.
 
This benefit is valuable when performing field passes that require higher levels of operator experience such as navigating difficult passes around contours or curves. Even in down corn or weedy rows, the operator stays on track. Just another value AutoTrac RowSense can bring to corn harvesting.
 

Improves harvest efficiency

AutoTrac™ RowSense™ software is the next step for higher efficiency in corn harvest. This leading-edge technology fuses together satellite position data from the StarFire™ Receiver with feeler data gathered from the row sensor, allowing the operator to reach greater levels of productivity.
 
Operator efficiency
 
Operators can experience all the benefits of AutoTrac, including pinpoint accuracy, with AutoTrac RowSense as it enables automatic guidance in corn harvest. The technology allows the corn head and harvester to stay between the corn rows, keeping AutoTrac engaged and the operator relaxed.
 
Effective despite the field conditions
 
Stormy weather and high winds can be brutal on a crop, especially corn. Growers with experience navigating through down corn, waterways, and weeds know how difficult it is to follow the correct pass through the field. AutoTrac RowSense makes it easy.
 
The system accurately guides the harvester through the field, staying between the rows. The feelers take the lead, accurately guiding the harvester by feeling the base of the cornstalk. The harvester relies on satellite position information through the waterways. The harvester then returns to using the fused data when reentering crop.
 
Higher yield quality and productivity
 
Productivity is key to any successful farming operation. A greater number of hectares (acres) can be covered when a machine travels at consistent speeds. AutoTrac RowSense allows operators to maintain an optimum operating speed with automatic guidance. 
 
A steady speed results in even feed and crop flow, which are crucial for optimal performance while harvesting corn. Even feed means maximizing machine capacity and creating a quality grain sample. The benefits of AutoTrac RowSense are valuable to every operator, regardless of experience level.
 
Manufacturer: 
John Deere
Location: 
Anna, Ohio
Franklin, Indiana
Greenfield, Indiana
Greensburg, Indiana
Greenville, Ohio
Oxford, Ohio
Richmond, Indiana
Rushville, Indiana
Urbana, Ohio