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Re: Yield monitor or auto-steer?

Tough question... I farm 1800 acres and I've had a universal JD auto-steer for 3 seasons now and a yield monitor for 1. If I had to pick today I would choose the auto-steer.  My yield monitor is cool to watch but it hasn't told me anything about my fields or variety's that I didn't already know, and if at all possible I take the 30 minutes needed to switch the auto-steer into the tractor or combine that will be used that day. I drove pretty straight before auto-steer, but now even family members that help out drive straight as a chalk line and have more time to pay attention to the equipment.  ps. if I could only put auto-steer in one piece of equipment, it would be the combine.