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Canadian farmer solves GPS compatibility problem

Canadian farmer Johannes Heupel has solved a problem that has been bugging farm businesses ever since farm GPS and yield monitors were invented – compatibility.

Farmers Weekly machinery editor Oliver Mark writes about software engineer and farmer Johannes Heupel who developed a system called Agra GPS JD-Bridge which converts information from most tractor, combine and forager brands so it can to talk to John Deere’s guidance system and screen.

Johannes Heupel who developed a system called Agra GPS JD-Bridge which converts information from most tractor, combine and forager brands so it can to talk to John Deere’s guidance system and screen.
Johannes Heupel who developed a system called Agra GPS JD-Bridge which converts information from most tractor, combine and forager brands so it can to talk to John Deere’s guidance system and screen.

Put simply, it means you can run a John Deere screen and receiver in your Claas combine to provide autosteer, make use of existing boundary and AB-line information, and collect/display yield data that can be sent straight into field records.

Through hours of computer work, Mr Heupel has cracked the codes on the Canbus system of most of the mainstream tractors and combines on the market, all while running his 2,500ha farm east of Edmonton, Canada.
Through hours of computer work, Mr Heupel has cracked the codes on the Canbus system of most of the mainstream tractors and combines on the market, all while running his 2,500ha farm east of Edmonton, Canada.

How does it work?

Through hours of computer work, Mr Heupel has cracked the codes on the Canbus system of most of the mainstream tractors and combines on the market, all while running his 2,500ha farm east of Edmonton, Canada.

Read the full story on the Farmers Weekly website: Farmer invention solves GPS kit compatibility problem

Looking for another solution to use the John Deere AutoTrac GPS steering system on Agco tractors, then you can use the Reichhardt Green Fit system.

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