What Capabilities are Included with the New John Deere Gator™ with AutoTrac™?

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John Deere AutoTrac™ has been available for large agriculture equipment for years, but now you can leverage that same technology you know and love in your John Deere Gator™. John Deere is introducing AutoTrac™ Ready Gators™ beginning with 2023-year models. Continue reading to learn more about the John Deere AutoTrac™ Ready Gator™ and where you can order yours.



What is John Deere AutoTrac™?

John Deere AutoTrac™ is an assisted steering system available for equipment through a display, StarFire™ receiver, and the AutoTrac™ Activation. AutoTrac™ helps operators increase both accuracy and efficiency in the field. Operators utilize AutoTrac™ for steering guidance along tramlines to minimize overlap and help maximize input efficiency.


How did John Deere include AutoTrac™ in the 2023 Gator lineup?

The 2023 lineup of John Deere Gators™ includes some full-size models that are AutoTrac™ Ready. The models with AutoTrac™ Ready options are 835/865 cab Gators™. This includes XUV835M HVAC, XUV835R, XUV835R Signature Edition, XUV865M HVAC, XUV865R, and XUV865R Signature Edition. AutoTrac™ Ready John Deere Gators™ will come from the factory equipped with the wiring harness and brackets for John Deere displays and StarFire™ receivers. Customers can add a 4640 Universal Display and StarFire™ 7000 Receiver to their Gator™ when ordering/purchasing or they can use their display and StarFire™ receiver from their other equipment. 


What capabilities does AutoTrac™ enable a new John Deere Gator™ to have?

John Deere Gator™ Utility Vehicles are regularly used to help with projects in fields like grid sampling and spraying. Adding AutoTrac™ to your Gator™ will help increase both efficiency and productivity in everyday jobs around your operation. When it comes to boundaries, utilize previous field boundaries you've already created in the tractor, sprayer, or combine, or use the off-season to develop your field boundary lines to utilize in-season. By using John Deere AutoTrac™ history and information from your tractor, combine, or sprayer with your Gator™, you can unlock more functionality and versatility across your operation in your off-season Gator™ work. 



What are other features new to the 2023 John Deere Gator™ lineup?

The option of AutoTrac™ Ready is not the only new thing for the 2023 John Deere Gators™. Black vinyl bench seats come straight from the factory for all E- and M-trim models. R-trim models have options between stone cloth or black vinyl bench seats, and all Signature Edition models feature a genuine leather bench seat.

Outside of bench seat options, there are some great features for 2023 full-size Gator Utility Vehicles that are standard and included in the base price.

  • Factory-installed side mirrors.
  • Spray-in liner on M- and R-trim model cargo boxes.
  • Power lift cargo box on all R-trim models.
  • Extreme-terrain Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires on steel wheels on M-trim models.
  • All-terrain Predator Heavy-Duty tires on alloy wheels on R-trim models.
  • Brake and taillights on M- and R-trim models.


Where can I find a new John Deere Gator™ near me?

The model year 2023 John Deere Gator™ Utility Vehicles are currently only available for pre-order, but why wait? The trained sales staff at Koenig Equipment can help you customize a new Gator™ to be built to your exact specifications. By pre-ordering your 2023 John Deere Gator™, you can ensure it has all the features you want and need. Contact your local Koenig Equipment today to learn more about the 2023 John Deere Gator™ Utility Vehicles and the AutoTrac™ Ready feature!


Additional Resources:

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John Deere 835E vs. 835M vs. 835R: Which Gator Should I Choose?

Why Choose a John Deere StarFire™ Receiver as a Precision Agriculture Solution?

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