As equipment gets larger and margins tighter, accuracy of in-field operations and input placement is more critical than ever.
When making a pass in a field, traveling from one end of the field to another, the position accuracy of the return pass is critical. Pass-to-pass accuracy means the planter guess rows will be accurate and subsequent passes are less likely to result in crop damage.
Repeatability defines how accurately the receiver calculates its position over a relatively long time window.
The StarFire™ 6000 Receiver offers 66 percent improved pull-in performance, SF2 versus SF3, compared to its predecessor. This means the operator spends less time waiting for the receiver to achieve full accuracy and can start high-precision jobs like planting and nutrient application even faster. It also means less time waiting to reacquire full accuracy after an extended shading event, such as running next to trees while planting headlands.
Utilize this tool to help select the right correction signal for the operation. Selecting the right signal ensures the level of accuracy can be achieved for desired in-field performance.
|SF1||SF2*||SF3||Radio RTK||Mobile RTK|
|Pass-to-pass accuracy better than +/- 15 cm (5.9 in.) required?||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Horizontal pass-to-pass accuracy (15 minutes, 95 percent confidence)
+/- 15 cm
+/- 5 cm
+/- 3 cm
+/- 2.5 cm
+/- 2.5 cm
Possible wait time of up to 30 minutes after startup or extended periods of shading for full accuracy/ repeatability
|Pull-in time||~ 10 min||< 90 min||< 30 min||< 1 min|
< 1 min
|Long term (multiple season) repeatability required for guidance lines, coverage or boundaries?||No||No||No||Yes|
|Repeatability calculation||None||None||+/- 3 cm (1.2 in.)|
|+/- 2.5 cm (1.0 in.) long term||+/- 2.5 cm (1.0 in.) long term|
|Vertical accuracy important?||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Operates in areas challenging for radio communication?||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Activations required||None||SF2 ready||SF3 ready||SF3 ready and|
|SF3 ready and|
|Subscription required||None||SF2 subscription||SF3 subscription||Dealer subscription or none (with own base station)||John Deere Mobile RTK subscription and JDLink™ subscription|
|Additional hardware required||None||None||None||RTK Radio||Modular Telematics Gateway (MTG)|
|Applications this differential correction is best suited for|
* NOTE: StarFire 3000 SF2 specs for comparison purposes only; not available with StarFire 6000.
Producers have asked for a way to better secure their John Deere devices from improper use and thefts. With the 19-1 software update, John Deere added an enhancement to the user interface of the StarFire 6000 Receiver.
With this solution, producers have the choice to enable the security PIN code feature and set up a unique four-digit PIN code to enable and unlock their device, similar to a mobile device. Enabling this code will allow only users with the defined PIN code to access the device when it powers on.
This feature has two levels of access that can be defined. An administrator PIN code must be defined to enable the feature and should be used by the farm manager. A second optional operator PIN code can be defined for usage by operators of the machine.
|PIN code level||Functions||Main user|
|Administrator PIN code||Farm manager|
|Operator PIN code||Operator|
|Master unlock code||Farm manager|
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