For farmers who already have an AutoFarm AutoSteer system on their tractor or sprayer, a new add-on kit is available that extends no-hands steering capabilities to a combine.
AutoFarm says the kit will be available on a wide range of Case IH and John Deere combines. The systems have been qualified on 16 combine platforms, including Case IH 2366 and 2388, Case IH AFX8010, and Deere 50 and 60 series STS and CTS combines. Additional models may be qualified in response to customer requests. The combine install kit is designed to allow an operator to take an existing AutoFarm AutoSteer (RTK GPS sub-inch accurate) system and switch it from a tractor to a combine. It also will transfer an existing StepOne DGPS (4- to 6-in. accurate) system to a combine.
AutoSteer allows the operator to maintain speed while the combine automatically steers precisely on the same lines used for planting.
Price of the AutoFarm combine install kit is $4,495. This price is for installation in conjunction with an existing AutoFarm RTK AutoSteer kit or system (or DGPS system) already in use on a tractor or other equipment.