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Looked into the vehicle sync that Trimble offers to sync the grain cart tractor with the combine. Deere offers a system as well. Anybody have one of these systems? How do you like it? Thinking it would be nice to have the grain cart centered every time and steered by the combine GPS. Priced one out and I was interested until I found out I had to buy a new monitor for the cart tractor, then lost interest quickly. :eek:
 

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IMO Deere has priced themselves right out of the market, you need a $4500 vehicle radio for each machine plus the software activations plus the newest screen & receiver. So even if you have the autotrac equipment your between $15,000-20,000 for a cart tractor & two combines.
 

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IMO Deere has priced themselves right out of the market, you need a $4500 vehicle radio for each machine plus the software activations plus the newest screen & receiver. So even if you have the autotrac equipment your between $15,000-20,000 for a cart tractor & two combines.
I like progression and all, but i just don't understand how ANYONE can make that pay in anyway. We use tandems and occasionally semis with tandem trailers, its a struggle at times but not a 20K struggle:eek:
 

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Looked into the vehicle sync that Trimble offers to sync the grain cart tractor with the combine. Deere offers a system as well. Anybody have one of these systems? How do you like it? Thinking it would be nice to have the grain cart centered every time and steered by the combine GPS. Priced one out and I was interested until I found out I had to buy a new monitor for the cart tractor, then lost interest quickly. :eek:
Trimble's Vehicle Sync does not allow the grain cart tractor to be steered by the combine. It simply allows the two vehicles to share AB lines, coverage, etc. Each vehicle operator is still responsible for steering.
 

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IMO Deere has priced themselves right out of the market, you need a $4500 vehicle radio for each machine plus the software activations plus the newest screen & receiver. So even if you have the autotrac equipment your between $15,000-20,000 for a cart tractor & two combines.
Agree and to top it all off for what, 200$'s to Deere worth of electronics?
I used to say the iron guys were angels compared to the fertilizer extortionists, not so sure now.:rolleyes:
Seems greed is greed is greed!:(
 

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When combine use "heading" as their a-b direction ,its easy for cart operator to follow don't need this fancy feature .
It's all geared toward's unmanned vehicle steering who only get used by 5% users .
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We were going to do machine sync last year but $25,000 for 4 peices I was like no we can steer a cart tractor for that kinda of money, if it would share coverage maps and record all load numbers and cart weights and put it in a cloud system then maybe I spend that kinda money
 

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I'm thinking it's to early to buy in yet. We just match the heading as well and make the grain cart implement 2 feet wide and then how hard is it to match speed.
 

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its a good idea but our case cart tractor and jd combine will probly never agree with each other so matching headings works pretty good and the cost for this option is reasonable... $0
 

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For a zillion of us we harvest using adaptive curves because we can not use straight track....in this case MachineSync provides what just using a heading can not. Oh to be lucky enough to use straight track or repeatable guidance lines. Try unloading on the go in a field like this....
A good cart operator or truck driver easily could.
 

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I've seen the john deere machine sync is operation, it is incredible, the cart/chaser bin's greenstar screen alerts the cart driver when the combine is full, and then when you get close enough you hit the autosteer button, and then your speed and steering, also as combine unload auger on/off are fully autonomous. In time savings, definitely saves it and you can harvest/cart more grain, but the $20k will take a while to pay off, dont think the savings would be that high, its just something nice to have to streamline operations.
 
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