Starting with AutoTrac Turn Automation

posted on Monday, October 17, 2022 in Precision Ag

Fall Tillage is a great time to get familiar with AutoTrac Turn Automation.

What is it?

AutoTrac Turn Automation (ATTA) automates your turns so you can have an ideal turn every time. This includes guidance, machine speed, and implement functions. Allowing you to focus on field conditions and job quality. Set up the actions you want the machine to take as you enter and exit headland turns or interior boundaries. This could be as simple as slowing down and picking up the implement, making the turn, and then lowering the implement back as you return to working speed.

How do I know if I have it?

ATTA is a part of the Automation 3.0/4.0 bundle. If you are currently using Machine Sync, Passive Implement Guidance, or AutoPath you already have ATTA. This is shown by the green light in your activations page. If the light next to AutoTrac Turn Automation is blue, you have 15 hours of demo time to use. If there is no light on this page reach out to us to discuss options for trying ATTA.

AutoTrac Turn Automation Settings.

AutoTrac Turn Automation Guidance Setting

What is required to use it?

  • Accurate boundaries! Everything for ATTA is based on the machine’s proximity to the boundary.

  • Tractor Implement Automation (MY 18 and earlier, no additional cost)
  • 4600 (v2 server) or 4640 Display
  • Rear mounted/attached implement (Work piece must be mounted directly to tractor if using an air cart)
  • Straight Tracks /A+B Curves or AutoPath (no adaptive curves)

How do I get started?

Tillage is a great time to familiarize yourself with setting up your actions and operating it in the field.

Step 1: Make sure that you have added your boundaries to the display.

Step 2: Accurately Measure your machine and implement (Under Equipment Manager)

Step 3: Setup your headland/ interior boundary sequence (use the Setup Wizard on your screen to verify you have everything). Choose from the following:

In-field speed and turn speed

Max engine speed

Select Control Valves (SCVs)

Mechanical Front-Wheel Drive (MFWD)

Differential Lock

Rear Power Take-Off (PTO)

Front PTO (If Equipped)

Rear Hitch

Front Hitch (If Equipped)

Step 4: Engage AutoTrac and verify your turn direction selection

Hint: Make 2 turns before making any adjustments

Have questions or want to know how easy this AutoTrac Turn Automation is to use?

Call or Text us @ 419-989-4149 

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