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John Deer 550g Dozer machine controls

Discussion in 'Integrated Machine Control' started by HFservicesNC, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. HFservicesNC

    HFservicesNC Member

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    Hi everyone. I have a John Deere 550 dozer that i would like to instal machine control on. I already have a top con laser and the receiver that i currently use on the dozer but we use in manually. I was wondering what it would take or what exactly i would need to make it where the receiver would control the blade. If possible i would convert it my self and didn't know if there was a kit or something to go off of. I am very good with electronics and hydraulics and had thought about getting some 2 way control valves and trying to plumb something up but don't know where to start with the lasers electronics. Any help?
     
  2. dozerman400

    dozerman400 Well-Known Member

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    I remember working along side an operator that had the machine control your talking about, It worked great. I'd talk to Top Con and or John Deere to see what you need to hook it up. :my2c
     
  3. Construct'O

    Construct'O Senior Member

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    I have everything you need but we are some distance a part. PM if you want.
     
  4. Ladell

    Ladell Member

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    Me too but for a 650G

    I have a 650G with access to a Trimble blade control gps system, I'd like to be able to use it on my machine.
    Thanks