Optimize Your AutoTrac Universal Steering Wheel

by Josh Zuck, Lanark, IL 

AutoTrac Universal (ATU) steering wheels are a great way to get into the AutoTrac world even if you have an older or non-John Deere tractor. The AutoTrac universal can be installed on almost any make or model of equipment.  Our Effingham location has recently installed an ATU on a 4020.

Grandpa wouldn’t know what to think about that.  One nice thing about an ATU is that you can move it from one machine to another without buying too much more than the brackets to hold the ATU.  If you spend the time to get everything properly adjusted, you can set them to great accuracy. One thing to remember is to first apply the default settings as per Stellar Support for your particular machine. I have found that by setting the StarFire Receiver height to 20″ greatly enhances the overall performance of driving in a straight line.  This is done in the ATU settings page on your display.  Setting the receiver to 20″ tells the display that it is only at 20″ and the tractor is less likely to “S” or swerve back and forth through rougher ground. If you have a piece of machinery that you are wanting to install AutoTrac, check with your Local AMS/Product Support specialist to see if your machine is approved and for pricing information as well.

If you want to start using Autotrac, in addition to the ATU you will also need a GPS receiver and a Green Star Display with an Autotrac Activation.  Sloan Implement is offering a 3 year lease on these items to help spread the cost of investment over time.  The ATU can also be added to this package and included in the lease amount.  Contact a salesman for more information at 800 745 4020 or email by clicking here:

Sloan AMS Entry Package



2 thoughts on “Optimize Your AutoTrac Universal Steering Wheel

  1. Josh, did you run into any issues with the ATU interfering with throttle?

    1. Todd,
      Thanks for the comment. You can call Larry Probst, the store manager at Sloan Implement in Effingham, IL. He installed the ATU on his 4020 and the video can be seen here:

      Thanks again,
      Jeff Sloan

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