Real Time Kinematics

(click here for Green Line's RTK Network Map)
John Deere RTK provides highly accurate, repeatable corrections to John Deere's suite of Precision Ag applications. RTK utilizes a local, ground-based reference station that transmits the high-accuracy corrections to a StarFire receiver on a vehicle via RTK radios.

Accuracy depends on the distance between the base station and the vehicle. At 20 kilometers (12 miles) from a base station, a vehicle has an approximate accuracy of 2.5 cm (1 in.) 68 percent of the time, but the closer the vehicle is to the base station, the more accurate the signal is.

RTK accuracy provides many benefits to the user in addition to highly accurate corrections. Vehicles utilizing this type of signal correction offer an approximate accuracy of 2.5-cm (1-in.) 20 km (12 miles) from the base station 68 percent of the time.

Other benefits include:
  • Reduced overlap: A producer running RTK can operate at 2.5-cm (1-in.) pass-to-pass accuracy. The less overlap, the fewer inputs are used, which helps drive down overall costs.
  • No satellite drift: Any satellite-based guidance system can suffer from inherent satellite drift. With RTK, satellite drift is eliminated because the stationary, local base station provides the corrections.
  • Additional functionality: RTK also enables you to use the latest John Deere products. New products like iGuide and iSteer require RTK corrections to provide the precise accuracy producers need.

Automatically Check Apex Live Update

You can also schedule the Apex Live Update to automatically check for the newest updates
  • Select "File > Preferences" and it will display the following:
  • Check the "Automatically check Apex update by" check box and select one of the following frequencies: "Daily," "Weekly," or "Monthly." If you do not select one of the values, by default Apex Live Update is scheduled to check for updates weekly.

Precision Farming Team

 
Albion


Kyle Afrank
Precision Ag Manager & Albion Store Manager
Phone: (402) 750-0535
Aurora



Preston Klimek
Aurora Service Manager & Precision Farming
Phone: (402) 604-1816

 
Central City


Dustin Meyer
Phone: (308) 940-2704
Grand Island

Logan Brown
Logan Brown
Phone: (308) 589-0160
Neligh

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Jared Seier
Phone: (402) 843-0387
Norfolk


Cody Bennett
Phone: (402) 992-0023
Plainview



Cody Bennett
Phone: (402) 992-0023
Spalding


Kyle Afrank
Precision Ag Manager & Albion Store Manager
Phone: (402) 750-0535
St. Paul

Logan Brown
Logan Brown
Phone: (308) 589-0160