Posted 2/8/2018 23:26 (#6564863 - in reply to #6564709) Subject: RE: Is my tractor greenstar ready?
Birddy - 2/8/2018 21:55
Dennis not all track tractors are autotrack ready, none of
the 8000 series tractors were. That came later.
That switch could have been used to run an ATU.
That works also.
Yes all 8000T were and as a matter of fact all T tractors are autosteer "ready" I had a early 98' 8100T and all I had to do was change an eprom, I actually had to add a greenstar wiring harness to plug the globe and display into but nothing else except the eprom chip, the electronic steering on a 2 track tractor makes it very easy to autosteer as it is already "electronic" there is NO steering valve assembly on a T tractor like what is on a wheel tractor, as the electronic's basically apply a brake to slow one track or the other to steer.
A neighbor had one of about 50 (or so I was told) of limited production autotrac keycards he had an 8410T in 2001 with it, didn't really want a track tractor but was the only way you could get autotrac from Deere the first year, half way thru that year they had a limited release autotrack for wheel tractors, if you ever find a Deere T tractor with ATU someone was an idiot, cause it is so easy to have integrated and if you have ever driven one you would understand why it would not work, as you don't "turn" the steering wheel around and around like a wheel tractor, you sort of turn release back to neutral and turn again, don't really know how to describe it but a steering wheel in a T ractor will not make a complete revolution, call any dealer tomorrow and they will confirm this for you!!!!