Many of you are looking forward to purchasing a reasonably priced tractor auto steer solution to become more efficient and reduce fatigue when you’re in the field. We have received a lot of questions about using RTK BEE station with an auto steer system so we decided to create our own solution.
From 2016 we were looking for the best automatic steering controller that we could integrate with. We researched into available controllers and conducted a series of tests with different systems. We have chosen the controller from AgJunction because:
- AgJunction has more than 20 years of experience in the precision agriculture industry and especially in the development of tractor autopilots. Its controllers are used by Ag Leader, Raven, TeeJet and other precision farming technology providers.
- It is easy to install – there are special custom kits available for simple mounting on a tractor
- It supports more than 700 tractors models
- There are steering ready, hydraulic and mechanical options available
After we successfully completed several tests, the accuracy delivered by FieldBee was close to 0 cm. Thanks to the integrated IMU controller automatic steering was reliable and smooth. And this is only some of the reasons why FieldBee is the best choice.
How FieldBee automatic steering system is different?
There are many automatic steering systems available on the market. The FieldBee system is better because:
The FieldBee RTK system provides 0-4 cm accuracy. The FieldBee sensor can be connected to a local NTRIP provider and can easily be moved from one tractor to another. Thus, the price for such accuracy can be as low as €600.
The automatic steering controller comes with built-in tilt compensation without any additional costs. This feature improves accuracy, especially when working on hilly fields.
Works on any tractor.
The assembly kit can be used for 1000 tractor models and increases the quality and the accuracy of the system. There is a special adjustable kit for the rest of the models.
Different installation modes are available:
steer-ready, hydraulic and mechanical. If your tractor is not steer-ready you can choose between hydraulic and mechanical installation. We will go through all three installation modes later in this article.
The same automatic steering components are used by Claas, Mueller-Electronics, Ag Leader, TeeJet and other precision farming technology providers.
Another positive feature of this system is that you can easily move it from one tractor to another. You will need to purchase a special kit for each tractor (€100-150) but the rest of the system parts you can interchange between tractors.
Upgradable to new functionalities
such as section control, teamwork and much more. Let us know what you need most, and we will try to implement as soon as possible.
High quality, highly accurate RTK system for the price of submeter accuracy.
Auto steer mounting options
ARTICLES SOURCES : https://www.fieldbee.com/tractor-auto-steer/