On-board vehicle electronics have matured and become a practical replacement for the many menial tasks required of a tractor operator. Electronic control systems allow more application flexibility and enhance performance more than a human operator could ever be expected to accomplish. This paper covers the possibilities for a fully automated tractor that optimally controls engine speed, transmission gears, fuel consumption and attached implement. The paper is written around a Soviet built four wheel drive tractor. The system described has been built and tested with very positive results.