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MACHINERY GUIDE

Today's Auto-Steering Systems

Equipment

List price: varies by signal and display www.agleader.com

Specifications

Based on AutoFarm technology; compact hands-free steering with terrain compensation; compatible with EDGE and Integra displays; range of high-accuracy GPS receivers Based on AutoFarm technology; provides automatic steering; user interface through EDGE or Integra displays; ParaDyme dual-antenna roof module with 7D technology; vehicle-specific hardware kit Based on Topcon AES-25; provides automatic steering with ECU and cabin harness; GX-45 color console; AGI-3 GNSS receiver with 72 channels; AES-25 electric steering wheel

Abilities/Features

Mounts on existing steering wheel; reliable-positive gear drive system to eliminate wheel slippage

Accuracy/ Correction*

+/- 6" to 12" pass-topass with WAAS; +/- 2" to 10" pass-topass with OmniSTAR

Equipment Compatibility

Most major brands of tractors, combines, sprayers and floaters

Ag Leader OnTrac2

Ag Leader ParaDyme

List price: $12,075 for WAAS; $14,770 for OmniSTAR; $17,075 for RTK www.agleader.com

Remote service capability; simple Auto Calibration process; built-in cell modem for CORS network support; six guidance patterns; tracks pitch, roll and yaw

+/- 6" pass-to-pass with WAAS; +/- 2" to 6" pass-to-pass with OmniSTAR HP or XP; +/- 1" pass-to-pass with RTK

Most major brands of tractors, combines, sprayers and floaters

AGCO Electric Steering System

List price: $15,091 www.agcocorp.com

Compatible with Topcon System 150 or System 200; quiet, high-torque motor; transferable between vehicles

+/- 10" pass-to-pass with WAAS; +/- 8" pass-topass with OmniSTAR VBS; +/- 5" pass-to-pass with OmniSTAR XP; +/- 2" pass-to-pass with OmniSTAR HP; +/- 0.8" pass-to-pass with RTK and CORS +/- 10" pass-to-pass with WAAS; +/- 8" pass-topass with OmniSTAR VBS; +/- 5" pass-to-pass with OmniSTAR XP; +/- 2" pass-to-pass with OmniSTAR HP; +/- 0.8" pass-to-pass with RTK and CORS +/- 6" to 12" pass-topass with WAAS; +/- 2" to 10" pass-topass with OmniSTAR; ~2" repeatable with RTK +/- 6" to 12" pass-topass with WAAS; +/- 2" to 10" pass-topass with OmniSTAR; +/- 1" pass-to-pass with RTK

AGCO, Challenger, Massey Ferguson equipment

AGCO Assisted Steering System

List price: $11,390 www.agcocorp.com

Based on Topcon System 150; GX-45 color console; AGI-3 GNSS receiver with 72 channels; optional snap-in module for centimeter accuracy when used with an RTK or CORS correction signal

Hands-free steering system; offers set of automatic steering patterns and accuracy options; Paradigm G3 Triple Constellation Technology; receives GPS, GLONASS and Galileo (once available) satellite signals

All major brands and popular models, including Challenger and Massey Ferguson

AutoFarm OnTrac2

List price: $6,885, varies by signal and display www.gpsfarm.com

Compact hands-free steering with terrain compensation; compatible with Ag Leader EDGE and Integra displays; range of high-accuracy GPS receivers Patented dual-antenna roof array for terrain compensation; full range of GPS accuracies plus GLONASS; compatible with Ag Leader EDGE and Integra displays Based on Trimble EZ-Steer technology; hands-free assisted steering; in-cab display; terrain compensation with two gyrometers and two accelerometers

Mounts on existing steering wheel; reliable-positive gear drive system eliminates wheel slippage

Fits wide range of tractors, combines, sprayers, fertilizer applicators and ag vehicles

AutoFarm ParaDyme

List price: $13,000 to $23,000, varies by vehicle and display www.gpsfarm.com

AutoCalibration; vehicle kits include hydraulic, steering wheel mounting and all brands of factory valves; factoryactivated wireless communication for remote service (standard) and NTRIP Seven guidance patterns; Transcend GPS receiver technology with On-Path Filtering; available FM-1000 display offers dual GPS receivers that support GPS, Glonass, RTK and L1/L2/L2C/L5; transferable between vehicles

Fits wide range of tractors, combines, sprayers, fertilizer applicators and ag vehicles

Case IH Assisted Steering

List price: starts at $5,500 www.caseih.com

6" to 8" pass-to-pass with WAAS; 3" to 5" pass-to-pass with OmniSTAR XP; 2" to 4" pass-to-pass with OmniSTAR HP; sub-inch with RTK

Mounting kits for more than 1,000 models

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*Based on manufacturers' claim

MACHINERY GUIDE SHOPS

Today's Auto-Steering Systems

Equipment

List price: starts at $7,995 www.caseih.com

Specifications

Based on Trimble technology; fully integrated automated hydraulic steering solution; choice of two touch-screen displays: FM-750 or FM-1000 (FM-1000 display offers dual GPS receivers that support GPS, Glonass, RTK and L1/L2/L2C/L5) Requires guidance-ready vehicle; fully integrated automated hydraulic steering solution; choice of AFS PRO 300 or AFS PRO 600

Abilities/Features

Seven guidance patterns; Transcend GPS receiver technology with On-Path Filtering; Pulse Width Modulated steering valve; Navigation controller with T3 Terrain Compensation with three gyrometers and three accelerometers

Accuracy/ Correction*

6" to 8" pass-to-pass with WAAS; 3" to 5" pass-to-pass with OmniSTAR XP; 2" to 4" pass-to-pass with OmniSTAR HP; sub-inch with RTK

Equipment Compatibility

Mounting kits for more than 700 makes and models

Case IH Autopilot

Case IH AccuGuide

List price: starts at $10,962 www.caseih.com

Six standard guidance patterns; Transcend GPS receiver technology with On-Path Filtering; navigation controller with T3 Terrain Compensation with three gyrometers and three accelerometers; Pulse Width Modulated steering valve AutoSense steering sensor eliminates moving parts and mechanical linkage; five steering patterns; Trimble T3 technology measures pitch, roll and yaw Complete set of automatic steering patterns and accuracy options; console is a fully compliant ISOBUS virtual terminal

6" to 8" pass-to-pass with WAAS; 3" to 5" pass-to-pass with OmniSTAR XP; 2" to 4" pass-to-pass with OmniSTAR HP; sub-inch with RTK

Current Puma, Magnum and Steiger tractors, Axial-Flow combines, Patriot sprayers; Legacy MX Magnum tractors, Axial-Flow combines, Patriot sprayers; New Holland TG and TJ Series; John Deere 8000 Series IntelliAg terminal and application control modules plug and play with ISOBUS 11783 compatible OEM implements and tractors

Dickey-john IntelliAg

List price: starts at $20,000 www.dickey-john.com

Interface with Trimble AutoPilot system; compatible with WAAS, EGNOS, OmniSTAR HP/XP and RTK

+/- 1" with RTK

Fendt VarioGuide

List price: TBD www.agcocorp.com

Hands-free steering system; varioterminal 10.4" touchscreen console; topdock mounted GNSS receiver and inertials

+/- 8" pass-to-pass with WAAS and OmniSTAR VBS; +/- 2" pass-to-pass with OmniSTAR HP; +/- 0.8" pass-to-pass with RTK and CORS

Available for Fendt 800 and Fendt 900 Series tractors in summer 2011

Hemisphere GPS VersaSteer

List price: $4,590; $695 for vehicle kit only www.hemisphere gps.com

Electric steering wheel option; pair with Outback S3 or Outback Sts

Transferable between ag vehicles

12" pass-to-pass with WAAS; 2" to 12" pass-to-pass with OmniSTAR HP or XP

Certain vehicle-specific kits

List price: $3,990 www.hemisphere gps.com

Hemisphere GPS eDriveTC

Hydraulic GPS assisted steering; Crescent Receiver technology

Gyrostablization, auto engage

6" to 12" pass-to-pass with WAAS; 2" to 6" pass-to-pass with OmniSTAR HP or XP and RTK 12" pass-to-pass with WAAS; 2" to 12" pass-to-pass with OmniSTAR HP or XP; +/- 1" pass-to-pass with RTK

Vehicle-specific kits for more than 500 tractors, sprayers, combines and swathers

Hemisphere GPS eDriveX

List price: $6,995 www.hemisphere gps.com

six-axis inertial; compensation and integrated wheel angle sensing; Outback S3, Outback A220, A221 or BaseLineX receivers; Crescent Receiver technology; auto-steer ready vehicle

Straight, contour and circle pivot guidance modes; SBAS/DGPS modes; OmniSTAR HP/XP and RTK capable; auto engage; reverse operation

Kits for 145 ag vehicle models

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*Based on manufacturers' claim

MACHINERY GUIDE

Today's Auto-Steering Systems

Equipment John Deere AutoTrac Universal Steering Kit Specifications

Non-integrated system; GreenStar 2 1800 mid-spec color display; AutoTrac SF1 activation; StarFire 3000 position receiver with complimentary John Deere StarFire1 correction only In-cab premium monitor GreenStar 3 2630; AutoTrac SF2 activation; AutoTrac ready vehicle equipped with a StarFire 3000 position receiver; for RTK, one RTK base station and two RTK radios (one for machine and one for base station); yearly license fee of $800 for StarFire 2 signal

Abilities/Features

Easy installation; 66-channel, multi-frequency differential GNSS; GLONASS and GPS compatible

Accuracy/ Correction*

+/- 10" pass-to-pass with complimentary SF1 signal on StarFire 3000; upgradable to RTK for fee and subscription charge

Equipment Compatibility

Field-installed on select non­John Deere and older John Deere vehicles; GreenStar 3 2630 display

List price: $9,875 to $10,025 www.johndeere.com

John Deere Integrated System

List price: $17,190 with GPS; $31,730 with RTK www.johndeere.com

66-channel, multi-frequency differential GNSS integrated into machine design; RTK extend feature continues signal for 15 minutes if line of sight is lost; contour, circle and curve capabilities

+/- 4" pass-to-pass with GPS; +/- 1" pass-to-pass with RTK

Vehicles with AutoTrac Ready option; 6420, 6X30 Premium Series tractors; 7X20, 7X30 tractors; 8X00, 8X10, 8X20, 8X30, 8R tractors (wheel or track models); 9X00, 9X20, 9X30 tractors (wheel or track models); 4700, 4710, 4720, 4920, 4X30 sprayers; 9X50, 9X60, 9X70 combines; 7X00, 7X50 forage harvesters; most 50 Series combines are field installed; GreenStar 2 1800 and AutoTrac Universal are compatible with SF2 activation All major tractor brands via electric steer solutions

Leica mojo3D

List price: $3,300 www.agguidance.com

7" color touch screen; lightbar with steer-assist technology; integrated L1 GPS receiver

Save and recall waylines; multiple steer patterns; import/export to USB; remote upgrades via Virtual Wrench No subscription fees; Virtual Wrench support for instant software updates and upgrades

8" pass-to-pass with Leica Quick Steer; upgrade to RTK with mojoRTK console

Leica mojoGLIDE

List price: $7,990 www.agguidance.com

100% RTK-ready console; fits in radio DIN slot

8" pass-to-pass with dual frequency GL1DE technology

All major tractor brands via electric, mechanical and CAN steer solutions

Leica mojoRTK

List price: $8,990 www.agguidance.com

Sub-inch accuracy; easy to install in a radio DIN slot

Use with a base station or any real-time (CORS) network via integrated cell modem; Virtual Wrench support for instant software updates and upgrades Requires guidance-ready vehicle; hands-free assisted steering; one easy-touch screen display for both guidance and machine functionality; IntelliView Plus II and IntelliView Plus III monitors are portable between vehicles Automatic calibration; simple installation; four steering patterns; 3D terrain compensation to help with machine pitch, roll and yaw

+/-1" with RTK

All major tractor brands via electric, mechanical and CAN steer solutions

New Holland IntelliSteer

List price: $12,000 to $19,000, varies by display and accuracy www.newholland.com

Based on Trimble technology; color display; GPS receiver; navigation controlled with three gyrometers and three accelerometers

6" to 8" pass-to-pass with WAAS; 3" to 5" pass-to-pass with OmniSTAR; 2" to 4" pass-to-pass with DGPS HP; +/- 1" with RTK

New Holland T9, T8, T7 and T7000 Series tractors; CR and CX Series combines; Guardian self-propelled sprayers in 2011

Raven SmartSteer

List price $4,245 www.raven.com

Mechanical drive unit; transferable between vehicles; works with Raven Cruizer, Cruizer II, Envizio Pro, Envizio Pro II and Viper Pro

Sub-meter

Will mount on most tractors, self-propelled sprayers and combines

2011 Machinery Guide 28 FarMJournal

Today's Auto-Steering Systems

Equipment

List price $4,635 to $5,655 www.raven.com

Specifications

Works with RGL Lightbar, Raven Cruizer, Cruizer II, Envizio Pro, Envizio Pro II and Viper Pro; ties into existing machine hydraulics

Abilities/Features

Automatic calibration and simple operation; 3D terrain compensation is optional

Accuracy/ Correction*

Sub-meter to sub-inch

Equipment Compatibility

Machine-specific kits for most tractors, self-propelled sprayers and floaters, and combines, including steer-ready machines

Raven SmarTrax

TeeJet FieldPilot

List price: $7,400 for WAAS; $12,000 for OmniSTAR; $15,000 for RTK www.teejet.com

Matrix color touch-screen guidance console; built-in GPS engine with external steering control module; PWM hydraulic steering valves

Designed for ease of installation; compatible with any GPS quality; offers TeeJet RealView guidance and BoomPilot automatic section control

6" to 8" pass-to-pass with WAAS; 4" repeatable with OmniSTAR HP; 1" to 2" repeatable with RTK

Compatible with more than 300 models of tractors, combines and application equipment; now compatible with many factory steering valves

Topcon Precision Auto-Steering System 150

List price: $7,745 for base kit (WAAS only); $18,000 for RTK www.topconpa.com

AGI-3 integrated steering solution; suited for steer-ready machines; on-screen visual aids and easy-to-read coverage maps; 5" diagonal display; optional detachable lightbar

Multi-constellation GPS, GLONASS, Galileo; multiple steering modes and contour patterns; optional AES-25 electric steering; snap-in module for easy upgrade to RTK, , CORS, UHF or GSM options

+/- 1" with RTK

Most major ag vehicles

Topcon System 200

Multiple options, contact dealer www.topconpa.com

X20 touch-screen console with Windows XP; provides real-time communications from the cab

Up to 11 separate map layers

+/- 1" with RTK

Most major ag vehicles

Topcon System 250

List price: $12,750 for WAAS only; $23,000 for RTK www.topconpa.com

X20 touch-screen console and AGI-3 integrated steering solution; suited for steer-ready machines; features a moving map, virtual road and lightbarstyle position indicator to display application area and vehicle position Uses steering wheel­mounted friction wheel; EZ-Guide 250 (WAAS only), EZ-Guide 500, CFX-750 or FmX displays; transfer from vehicle to vehicle Integrated steering system with vehicle's existing hydraulic or fly-by-wire steering; EZ-Guide 500, CFX-750 or FmX displays

Up to 11 separate map and data layers; optional AES-25 electric steering; snap-in module for easy upgrade to RTK, OmniSTAR, CORS, UHF or GSM options

+/- 1" with RTK

Most major ag vehicles

Trimble EZ-Steer

List price: $5,490 to $6,490 www.ez-steer.com

T2 terrain compensation; multifrequency GNSS, GLONASS and GPS compatible

6" to 12" pass-to-pass with WAAS; 4" pass-to-pass with OmniSTAR HP or RTK

Compatible with more than 1,000 machines across 26 manufacturers

Trimble Autopilot

List price: $7,990 to $18,985 www.ez-steer.com

T3 terrain compensation, multifrequency GNSS, GLONASS and GPS compatible; FmX features two integrated receivers for implement guidance

6" to 12" pass-to-pass with WAAS; 4" pass-to-pass with OmniSTAR HP; +/- 1" with RTK

Available on more than 600 models across 18 different manufacturers

*Based on manufacturers' claim

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