Posted 5/30/2021 18:05 (#9033792 - in reply to #9033282) Subject: RE: the gps world continues to change
Yup i have thought long and hard about the itc and i am sure you are correct. Deere could have fixed it with software but where would that soft ware patch go ? If in the itc i would think it would have been possibly workable. But if that patch had to go into the display well then you know deere would never allow software like that to be written and installed. Even with a drop dead date they just would not allow it. Yup I don't trust deere at all but i have a good close friend that mostly used only case equipment and he has at times advised me as a small farmer to not trade up to newer case ih equipment that he has had experiences with. Said that when he had that same model it was mostly trouble. Caseih looks to play some of the same games as deere. Then i looked to a just off lease return magnum, i added up the cost of replacing all the filters the tractor used and compared it to the John Deere 8r that i ended up with and could not believe the difference. Been a few years but as i remember it it was close to double for bonafied case ih versus JD filters on the 8R.
By the way i do have some of that outback stuff an old S3 and a STX and they do just keep chugging away but was worried that the A321 outback unit might not be able to update and then there goes my RTK in a couple of years. As a small farmer i cannot just drop thousands of dollars for new stuff ever few years.
And yes the military owns the gps system and the FAA owns the WAAS system and we as farmers are using the signals. How would you like to have to farm without auto steer if that stuff went away? As you wrote it is not about us..................
By the way as a small farmer i could follow the marker on my 12 row planter just fine but my guess some of the BTO's might have a hell of a time trying to heard a 24 or 36 or bigger planter across the field without autosteer.