Equipment Roundup

Deere Rolls Out Hands-Free Gator; Yanmar Offers New SA Compact Tractors

Dan Miller
By  Dan Miller , Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Deere is offering an AutoTrac, hands-free steering option for some of its full-size Gator Utility Vehicles. (Photo courtesy of John Deere)

In this Equipment Roundup, DTN/Progressive Farmer looks at John Deere giving operators of select Gator Utility Vehicles an AutoTrac option for hands-free steering and Yanmar American Corp rolling out its latest SA series of compact tractors.



John Deere is offering a new AutoTrac Ready option for select full-size Gator Utility Vehicles to give farmers and ranchers hands-free steering capabilities.

AutoTrac Ready Gator Utility Vehicles are available from the factory and come equipped with the necessary wiring harness and brackets for John Deere technology hardware. Customers can order a 4640 Display and StarFire 7000 Receiver to be added to their Gator, or they can repurpose units they already own.

After activating their subscription, farmers can use hands-free steering to reduce overlap, improve operator and input efficiency, and decrease operator fatigue. Deere says farmers and ranchers can use their AutoTrac-equipped Gator Utility Vehicle for precise grid sampling, spraying and field boundary creation.

The AutoTrac Ready option can be ordered on model-year 2023 John Deere 835/865 cab units including the XUV835M HVAC, XUV835R, XUV835R Signature Edition, XUV865M HVAC, XUV865R and the XUV865R Signature Edition.

Deere is adding other base-price features to its model-year 2023 full-size Gator Utility Vehicles. They include:

-- Factory-installed side mirrors.

-- Spray-in liner in the cargo box.

-- Cargo box power lift.

-- Brake and taillights for added visibility on M- and R-trim vehicles.

-- Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 extreme-terrain radial tires on steel wheels on M-trim vehicles.

-- Predator Heavy-Duty all-terrain radial tires on alloy wheels on R-trim vehicles.

AutoTrac Ready Gator Utility Vehicles are available for pre-order now with limited availability beginning later this year.

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Yanmar America Corporation has released its new editions of SA series multi-purpose compact tractors.

Yanmar's SA223 (net power 19.4 HP), SA325 (21.7 HP) and SA425 (21.7 HP) are powered by Yanmar's 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled, clean diesel engine. All models come with Yanmar's 10-year/3000-hour limited powertrain warranty.

-- The SA223 offers dual range speeds, differential lock as standard and True Position Control on the 3-point hitch.

-- The SA325 and SA425 feature dual rear remote valve and 12-volt outlet as standard, to manage implements and accessories, including those using hydraulic power.

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