Economics of John Deere`s AutoTrac and ITEC guidance

Report
ECONOMICS
Alan Smith
OF
AUTOTRAC
INTRODUCTION
Introduction to GreenStar and AutoTrac
 Costs
 Savings

WHAT

IS
AUTOTRAC?
AutoTrac is a hands-free guidance solution
that provides you with pass-to-pass accuracy.
AutoTrac allows you to take yours hands off
the wheel as the machine travels down the
most optimum pass in the field, increasing
profitability and performance on many farming
operations.
GREENSTAR3 2630 DISPLAY
A GS3 allows you the
ability to access all of
John Deere's AMS
programs
 Comes ready with:

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

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Field Documentation
Harvest
Documentation
On-Screen Mapping
USB Port
Video Capability
GS3 ADDITIONAL FEATURES

AutoTrac


Row Sense


Adds circle track to AutoTrac
Swath Control Pro


Precision guidance for harvesting
Pivot Pro

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Precision guidance
Automatic section control
iTEC Pro

Automatic headlands turning
AUTOTRAC SCREEN
STARFIRE 3000

GPS Receiver
Allows the AMS
programs to run
threw John Deere's
StarFire Network.
 Runs off WAAS as
well as GLONASS

AUTOTRAC UNIVERSAL


Steers your tractors
that are not AutoTrac
ready
Downfalls:
Less smooth
movements
 Bulky
 Cost more

IS
YOUR EQUIPMENT CAPABLE?
AutoTrac Ready
•R Series Tractors
•30 & 40 Series
•S and 70 Series combines
•30 and 40 Sprayers
GreenStar
Ready
•10 & 20 Series Tractors and up
COSTS
GreenStar 3 (2630) Display - $6,000
 StarFire 3000 Receiver - $3,200
 AutoTrac Activation - $3,000
 AutoTrac Universal Kit - $1,900
 Harness/Installation (AutoTrac Ready) - $300
 Harness/Installation (Non-GS Ready) - $2,300

Total - $12,500 / $16,400
USING
ROW MARKERS FOR SEEDING


No till drill- $4,500
No till planter –
$7,000
LEVELS

SF1

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9 in accuracy
SF2
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OF ACCURACY
2.5 inch accuracy
Upgrade costs- $4,500
Yearly maintenance $1,050
RTK
Sub inch repeatable accuracy
 Upgrade costs- $6,400
 Yearly maintenance- $1,500
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EXAMPLE
Acres
Spring
Tillage
Implement
Width
500
40
Fall Tillage
1500
40
Herb App
2000
100
Seeding
App 1
Seeding
App 2
1500
500
40
40
Overlap
Acres/hou
W/O
r
guidance
2.4
Hours
Saved
20
1.19
2.4
20
3.56
6
100
1.1
20
3.56
20
1.19
2.4
2.4
ACTUAL SAVINGS
Labor Hours
Labor Costs
Equipment Costs
Total Fuel Used
Total Fuel Cost
Seed Cost 1
Seed Cost 2
Herb Cost
Actual Cost
320
$ 3,840.00
$ 6,400.00
5760
$ 20,161.00
$ 21,000.00
$ 7,000.00
$ 30,000.00
Actual Savings
15
$
184.00
$
307.00
276
$
967.00
$
997.00
$
332.00
$
1,650.00
Total Annual Return
Total Time Savings
Total Guidance Investment
3 Year ROI
Total Payback
$ 4,438.00
15 hours
$ 12,500.00
$
814.00
QUESTIONS?

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