New StarFire™ 6000 with SF1 Receiver

Displays and Receivers
Key Features
  • Faster pull-in time and improved performance in shaded conditions
  • Provides +/- 6 inch pass-to-pass accuracy
  • Options to upgrade for enhanced accuracy and longer term repeatability
  • Rapid Recovery feature can quickly re-acquire lost signals

More Info


Selecting the right correction signal
Achieve critical accuracy of in-field operationsAchieve critical accuracy of in-field operations

As equipment gets larger and margins tighter, accuracy of in-field operations and input placement is more critical than ever.

When making a pass in a field, traveling from one end of the field to another, the position accuracy of the return pass is critical. Pass-to-pass accuracy means the planter guess rows will be accurate and subsequent passes are less likely to result in crop damage.

Repeatability defines how accurately the receiver calculates its position over a relatively long time window.

Get started faster with improved pull-in performance
7290R Tractor pulling a 1795 Planter7290R Tractor pulling a 1795 Planter

The StarFire™ 6000 Receiver offers 66 percent improved pull-in performance, SF2 versus SF3, compared to its predecessor. This means the operator spends less time waiting for the receiver to achieve full accuracy and can start high-precision jobs like planting and nutrient application even faster. It also means less time waiting to reacquire full accuracy after an extended shading event, such as running next to trees while planting headlands.

StarFire 6000 pull-in time:
  • SF1: ~10 minutes
  • SF3: <30 minutes
  • Radio RTK: <1 minute
  • Mobile RTK: <1 minute
StarFire 6000 pull-in timeStarFire 6000 pull-in time



StarFire™ 6000 Receiver correction signal right choice tool

Utilize this tool to help select the right correction signal for the operation. Selecting the right signal ensures the level of accuracy can be achieved for desired in-field performance.

 SF1SF2*SF3Radio RTKMobile RTK
Pass-to-pass accuracy better than +/- 15 cm (5.9 in.) required?NoYesYesYesYes

Horizontal pass-to-pass accuracy (15 minutes, 95 percent confidence)

+/- 15 cm

(5.9 in.)

+/- 5 cm

(2.0 in.)

+/- 3 cm

(1.2 in.)

+/- 2.5 cm

(1.0 in.)

+/- 2.5 cm

(1.0 in.)

Possible wait time of up to 30 minutes after startup or extended periods of shading for full accuracy/ repeatability






Pull-in time~ 10 min< 90 min< 30 min< 1 min

< 1 min

Long term (multiple season) repeatability required for guidance lines, coverage or boundaries?NoNoNoYes


Repeatability calculationNoneNone+/- 3 cm (1.2 in.)
+/- 2.5 cm (1.0 in.) long term+/- 2.5 cm (1.0 in.) long term
 Vertical accuracy important?NoNoNoYesYes
Delivery methodSatelliteSatelliteSatelliteRadioCellular
Operates in areas challenging for radio communication?NoNoNoNoYes
Activations requiredNoneSF2 readySF3 readySF3 ready and
RTK ready
SF3 ready and
RTK ready
Subscription requiredNoneSF2 subscriptionSF3 subscriptionDealer subscription or none (with own base station)John Deere Mobile RTK subscription and JDLink™ subscription
Additional hardware requiredNoneNoneNoneRTK RadioModular Telematics Gateway (MTG)
Applications this differential correction is best suited for
  • Tillage
  • Broad-acre chemical/fertilizer application (broadcast fertilizer spreading and spraying)
  • Price-sensitive customers
  • Multiple operations (planting, fertilizer sidedressing, post-emerge spraying, and harvest) using the same guidance lines for one entire season
  • Strip till
  • Controlled traffic
  • Repeatable Section Control performance for an entire season
  • Customers in areas where RTK networks do not exist
  • Customers who are price-sensitive and don't invest in RTK infrastructure
  • AutoTrac in flat terrain or areas without thick tree cover
  • iGrade (requires local RTK base station)
  • Boundary mapping for long-term Section Control performance
  • Repeatable guidance lines over multiple years (drip tape irrigation, sugar cane, strip till, and controlled traffic)
  • AutoTrac in hills and areas with thick tree cover
  • Customers with JDLink and John Deere Mobile RTK Signal coverage
  • Boundary mapping for long-term Section Control performance
  • Repeatable guidance lines over multiple years (drip tape irrigation, sugar cane, strip till, and controlled traffic)

* NOTE: StarFire 3000 SF2 specs for comparison purposes only; not available with StarFire 6000.

Accessories and Attachments


StarFire 6000 Locking Bracket - BPF11074