John Deere StarFire receiver to provide more reliable signal

John Deere’s new-generation StarFire 6000 satellite receiver will be launched at this year’s Croptec event.

The receiver is available with an improved, free SF1 correction signal (+/-15cm, reduced from 23cm), an all-new SF3 signal with +/-3cm pass-to-pass accuracy and a number of RTK (+/-2.5cm) updates.

In addition, the new “triple StarFire accuracy” mode tracks three geostationary satellites instead of one. This provides three times more signal stability in shady conditions and the potential to switch to a back-up satellite 80% quicker than the previous model.

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An optional locking device for better theft protection is also available, alongside new developments linked to the company’s precision farming website portal.

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