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.
This solution utilizes RTK correction data from the John Deere Mobile RTK network. A machine equipped with a John Deere Modular Telematics Gateway (MTG) and JDLink™ connectivity enabled can connect through the JDLink cellular network and John Deere Mobile RTK network to get repeatable RTK correction data wherever the coverage of both networks is available.
John Deere Mobile RTK requires:
John Deere Mobile RTK allows producers to farm fields miles apart or in rolling terrain without the need to switch towers. This ensures boundaries and guidance lines will not shift if the incorrect tower is selected. The John Deere Mobile RTK system leverages differential corrections delivered via cellular technology to achieve RTK accuracy and repeatability. The MTG on the machine connects to the JDLink cellular network that provides the machine access to the internet. RTK corrections are then sent via the internet to the machine.
NOTE: John Deere Mobile RTK is supported with the 18-1 MTG software update, enabling machine-to-wireless feature of MTG 4G LTE as a network connection method.