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Displays and Receivers

Here are the current Displays, Receivers and Radios. See John Deere’s Displays and Receivers page for more information.

GreenStar 2 (GS 2) 1800 Display


The GS 2 1800 has a 7 in., corner-post installed color display. Data is transferred by USB port on the front of the display. The display comes with these applications: parallel tracking, on-screen mapping, machine performance data overview, and ISOBUS virtual terminal. Other applications are available with activation, such as AutoTrac, Section Control, and Pivot Pro.

Equipment Compatibility
The GS 2 1800 display is compatible with virtually any piece of equipment. This includes sprayers, swathers and non-John Deere equipment. The products used on the display (AutoTrac, Section Control, etc.) are useful for 5 Series and higher hp Tractors and various other equipment such as Self-Propelled Sprayers, Combines, and Harvesters. Displays can be moved from machine to machine if necessary.

GreenStar 3 (GS 3) 2630 Display


The GS 3 2630 Display has a 10 in., corner-post installed color touchscreen display. Data can be transferred by USB stick. There are 3 inputs to hook up cameras for more visibility. It has a faster processing speed than the GS 2 1800. It can support Wireless Data Transfer and Remote Display Access through JDLink, while the GS 2 1800 cannot. These features are explained in the JDLink section under Information Management.

Equipment Compatibility
The GS 3 2630 display is compatible with virtually any piece of equipment. This includes Sprayers, Swathers and non-John Deere equipment. The products used on the display (AutoTrac, Section Control, etc.) are mostly useful for 5 Series and higher hp Tractors, Sprayers, Swathers, and other larger-ag equipment. Displays can be moved from machine to machine if necessary.

Generation 4 CommandCenter

Generation 4 CommandCenters have a 10 in., front-arm installed color touchscreen display. The current model 4100 has 1 USB port and 1 video camera input. The upcoming model 4600 has 4 USB ports and 4 video camera inputs. The processing speed is comparable to the GS 3 2630 Display.

Equipment Compatibility
The Gen 4 CCs come standard on 7250R+, 8R/RT and 9R/RT tractors. They are optional on all 6R and 7R tractors under 250 hp with IVT or Direct Drive transmissions.

StarFire 3000 and StarFire 6000 Receiver

The StarFire 3000 and 6000 Receivers are Global Navigation Satellite System receivers used in all John Deere global positioning applications. The previous models were the StarFire iTC Receiver and the original StarFire Receiver. The iTC Receiver is still compatible with John Deere global positioning applications, but it is slower than the 3000 Receiver and connects to fewer satellites.

Equipment Compatibility
Receivers can be attached to any piece of equipment or implement. Implements with hydraulic steering can even utilize GPS tracking to guide themselves (see Active Implement Guidance in the Machine Guidance and Control section). Higher horsepower equipment can utilize the receiver for many applications requiring global positioning, such as AutoTrac, Section Control, Machine Sync, and bread-crumb location monitoring through JDLink. Lower horsepower equipment (4 Series tractors and below) can utilize location monitoring through JDLink Select or Locate (more minimal versions than Connect), but not other applications as of yet. StarFire receivers can be moved freely among equipment if necessary.

StarFire 6000 Features
The new StarFire 6000 Receiver has improved accuracy. It also has faster pull-in times and improved performance in uneven or shaded conditions. It is also easier to repair and is much faster at downloading and installing bi-annual software updates.

Receiver Accuracy
AutoTrac activation comes standard with SF1 signal accuracy. This has +/- 9 in. accuracy, recommended for broad acre tasks. The next level signal accuracy is SF2, which has +/- 2 in. accuracy, recommended for row-crop tasks. This is only available on the 3000 Receiver. Next, SF3 has +/- 1.2 in. accuracy and is only available on the 6000 Receiver. The next and finest signal accuracy is RTK (requires radio triangulation with a local base station), which has +/- 1 in. horizontal accuracy (within 12 miles of base station) and +/- 1 in. vertical accuracy (within 1 mile of base station). This is recommended for precision tasks such as discing next to drip tape. Without SF1, a standard, unimproved signal has accuracy of +/- 13 in., which is not recommended for agricultural tasks.


More information about John Deere’s StarFire Network
John Deere uses the GPS and GLONASS satellite clusters for GPS navigation, and has ground-based reference stations across the globe to provide higher degrees of differential correction, shown in the map above. RTK level accuracy (+/- 1 in.) requires triangulation from a more local, dealer-operated base station. Fresno Equipment Co. has 6 base stations for almost complete coverage in the areas around our dealership locations.

Roll, Pitch, and Yaw
The StarFire 3000 Receiver allows for correct positioning on slopes, compensating accordingly for roll, pitch, and yaw.

RTK Radio 450 and 900

RTK radios are required for RTK level accuracy. They attach to the base of the StarFire 3000 Receiver, as shown in the picture above, and triangulate with the base station through a radio signal. 900 Radios are meant for flat or rolling terrain and use a public frequency. 450 Radios are meant for challenging terrain or areas with dense foliage and use a dedicated frequency. Repeaters are available when there is no line of sight with the base station. John Deere’s RTK network has "RTK Extend," which allows equipment to utilize RTK accuracy for 15 minutes after a connection is lost. If a connection is not regained within this period, accuracy will shift automatically to SF2, then shift back to RTK when the connection is restored.