From autosteer on the tractors to a press of a button on your smartphone to start irrigating, our daily operations are constantly evolving with new gadgets. In agriculture new technology is revealing itself, simplifying day-to-day operations. Today, Ag Leader unveiled new guidance and steering solutions including a dual-antenna automated steering system and the latest in Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology to be added to its already high-end precision agriculture guidance and steering line.
“We strive to provide a full range of reliable and accurate guidance and steering products to meet the broad needs and geography of our global customer base. SteerCommand with DualTrac brings a dual-antenna offering to the market that provides RTK accuracy and meets the needs of many farmers requiring high-accuracy automated steering at low speeds,” said Bill Cran, Ag Leader Product Specialist. “New GNSS technology in the GPS 7500 was leveraged to make this possible and also adds new satellite and correction offerings including TerraStar-C Pro.”
GPS 7500 is a field-ready, multi-frequency GNSS smart antenna providing the latest technology including access to multiple GNSS signals for up to sub-inch accuracy and increased performance in variable terrain. When combined with TerraStar-C Pro, the latest TerraStar differential correction offering, GPS 7500 receives multi-constellation support for better satellite availability. A full range of performance accuracies are available from GLIDE to RTK, offering a solution for every customer’s need. Combined with SteerCommand, the GPS 7500 offers sub-inch RTK accuracy using the Relay 400, Relay 900 or InCommand NTRIP Client. Wi-Fi capability within GPS 7500 allows for base station configuration from a smart phone or tablet.
When uptime is valued over absolute accuracy, integrated StableLoc technology utilizes available correction signals to provide a seamless transition between correction sources – without position jumps – and maximize signal uptime.
The GPS 7500 supports the all-new TerraStar-C Pro service, available in 3-month and 12-month subscriptions. TerraStar-C Pro offers multi-constellation/multi-frequency positioning with greater accuracy, availability and reliability than ever before. Offering convergence that is 60-percent faster, and accuracy that is 40-percent better than TerraStar-C, this is ideal for overcoming challenging signal conditions such as multi-path, shading, interference and scintillation.
SteerCommand with DualTrac
Combining the all-new GPS 7500 receivers with SteerCommand and industry-leading InCommand displays offers automated steering control with sub-inch accuracy at ultra-low speed (as low as 0.05 mph). SteerCommand with DualTrac is ideal for operations requiring very precise steering including planting or harvesting bedded crops, installing drip tape or planting and harvesting specialty crops. It provides a stable heading, even when the vehicle is not moving, as well as rapid line acquisition in forward or reverse.
Ag Leader’s new guidance and steering products are currently available to order through any local Ag Leader dealer. Visit their offers website for introductory pricing.