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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-06-2011, 07:30 PM
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gps without the autosteer is even more frustrating than having no gps at all.
i've tried it once driving on the screen on the end of the day I was dizzy as ****, never again... i hope **** floaters

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500 is no longer available as a new unit, it has been replaced by the 750. IF all you are doing is driving the machine go for the 250, if you think you may want to upgrade and add features (which you will) go for the 750.

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Spend a season watching the lights and you'll either turn it off or buy autosteer. The only light setup I saw that I could live with was on a Rogator with the lights out on the hood. When I start a field with the EZ-Steer 500 I set an A+ straight line first, so it's recorded as line 1. When I hit a large bluff I switch to freeform. When the 500 is in freeform it sets a new line number either every so many yards or anytime you change direction, so you have a pile of line numbers after a while. The trick here is when you get back into straight going, select the next number up as that rolls you back to line 1.
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IF all you are doing is driving the machine go for the 250, if you think you may want to upgrade and add features (which you will) go for the 750.
i second that.
250 is very easy to run.
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i like the 250 cause of the easy of it like i can run any of them but then my dad or brother may run it to and they won't know what to do

another thing is the cost for the 250 and Ez-steer i looking at about 5000 bucks and the 750 which looks really good is $6000 for the monitor alone

would the 250 work in our caseih 8820 SP swather?
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I'm of the opinion when it comes to the tech stuff that you may as well spend the money and buy the biggest best piece you can because before you get it out of the box it's outdated. Personally I wouldn't waste my time buying the 250 or 500 or 750 without ez steer. You spend all ur time watching the light bar instead of ur equipment. If ur trimble dealer is worth a **** they should let you demo the unit with an ezsteer so you can see the difference
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go with the 750, I traded in my 500 for the 750 this spring and its worth it. I went without ez steer the first year and its not bad, but you are dam busy. I used the 500 with ez steer in the my 8820 and it worked great!
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You better double check the price of the 750. I priced both the 250 and 750 out with ez steer and the 750 was an extra $1000.00
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If you can, go the 750 straight up. Bigger screen, touch screen, easier to use, can adjust screen brightness easy. 250's are a waste of time IMHO. Small, can only ever use free-to-air signal, not upgradeable. Will run a steer, but the screen is so small. 750 normally same price as 500's (in Australia).
Regarding 500 not having free-form is incorrect.
Enjoy your purchase whatever you get, but agree with other posters - get steering straight away or you'll do your head in chasing the light bar.
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Agreed. The 500 does have freeform.

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