New for 2021 is a kit to retrofit MF Guide onto existing Hesston by Massey Ferguson WR9900 windrowers. This replaces the Auto-Guide G3000 guidance solution previously used. MF Guide uses the Datatronic 5 as the main display monitor for machine functions and guidance.
MF Guide is Massey Ferguson’s complete guidance system for hands free steering. MF Guide offers a choice of sub-meter, decimeter or centimeter accuracy, to increase the efficiency of your farming operations. MF Guide offers a variety of wayline types including contours and pivots which are particularly interesting for farmers relying on irrigation.
With MF Guide, the choice of two different receiver systems are available: NovAtel® and Trimble®. Existing Trimble® RTK infrastructure on the farm, such as NTRIP, can continue to be used. A number of correction signals are supported, depending on the receiver, for example, WAAS, TerraStar-L, RangePoint RTX™, and Ntrip.
Datatronic 5 Monitor
With the updated common electronic architecture (CEA) in the cab, the 9” color touch screen display that is used in tractors is now in the windrower. The operation system and user interface has been updated to simplify and commonize across machine platforms so that an operator who is familiar with a tractor easily understands the functions and layout in a windrower. This helps reduce training time for new or different operators. A second Datatronic 5 is available as factory or field install to run MF Guide while the primary monitor displays machine functions. The second terminal will only display guidance.