John Deere ITC dome

rusty

Member
Are these of any use now? I bought one 5 second hand of my dealer 5 years ago to run with an Amazone fertiliser spreader with section control. I have since bought 2 R series
John Deeres with autotrac. The first I used my ITC dome on it and the second was ordered with a 6000 dome. The 6000 is currently having the dealer software update but this is not available for the ITC dome. I believe this can work to Egnos accuracy still. I was using it today on the umbilical trailing shoe. The coverage map was working but could not set an AB line as it said not enough signal strength. Does anyone know if it can be made to work with the Egnos accuracy signal. This would be good enough for operating the fertiliser spreader at 24m in Grassland through the summer.
 

alomy75

Member
I have an old ITC on a gator and switched that on the other day to see what happened...100% signal 0% differential no matter which frequency I used so couldn’t get over 10% accuracy despite being on for an hour.
 

alomy75

Member
They are paper weight these days. They haven’t been able to be used for some time on sf1 or 2 but I believe they can still be used if upgraded to rtk. Pointless spending the money on them though.
I’ve heard the same about rtk but they’ve only just stopped working (end of jan) on sf1...not sure about sf2 as I lifted the sf2 activation off mine to put on a 6000 some time ago using the JD offer
 

Richard Smyth

Member
Arable Farmer
Just looked it up and yes they have just stopped working recently. Was supposed to be end of December.

I hadn’t paid any attention to it for 3 years so wasn’t too far out. They are still a paperweight though.
 

alomy75

Member
Agreed. It’s picking up 100% signal strength but just zero differential signal. Makes you wonder if you could stumble on the correct frequency to make it work 🤔 8 digits or whatever is a fair bit of guesswork tho 😂 I wonder how long the 3000’s will be in support for...
 

Richard Smyth

Member
Arable Farmer
I was told the 3000 would be supported for a long time yet. They are not that long out of production.
The itc production ended a long time ago.

don’t know numbers as I have no jd gear so didn’t listen as good as I could have.
 

coolcow

Member
Location
Haddington
Will still pick up the Egnos signal so not useless - perfect for chain harrowing, rolling, fert spreading that kinda thing.
I've had an ITC doing coverage the past few days when ploughing in furr, the coverage is pretty accurate so yes cant see any reason why it cant be used for autosteer when say sub 30cm accuracy is all thats required.
 

Timbo

Member
Location
Gods County
I've had an ITC doing coverage the past few days when ploughing in furr, the coverage is pretty accurate so yes cant see any reason why it cant be used for autosteer when say sub 30cm accuracy is all thats required.
Ahh the autosteer is disabled for egnos - be a watch n steer job now.
 

Phil P

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
North West
I've ordered a bridge hot wire unit from Agragps so will see how well it works on autosteer.
Agra are great to deal with, any problems just email Johannes and he’ll get you sorted.
I just wish jd dealers where as helpful and knowledgeable as Agra are!
 

AGCO reports sales increase of 43.5% compared to 2020 figures

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Written by Agriland Team from Agriland

The tractor manufacturer AGCO, which consists of brands such as Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson and Valtra, reported its results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2021.

Net sales for the second quarter were approximately $2.9 billion, an increase of approximately 43.5% compared to the second quarter of 2020.

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Reported net income was $3.73/share for the second quarter of 2021, and adjusted...
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