Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 9:56 AM
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AMES, IOWA, August 21, 2012 – Farmers looking to reduce operator fatigue, lower fuel consumption and extend working hours and operation windows have a new tool – a high-accuracy automated steering system from Ag Leader. The all-new GeoSteer™ automated steering system was designed for farmers looking for repeatable, sub-inch accuracy, making it ideal for planting, spraying and other field operations that require precise automated steering.
The single antenna design makes it easy to transfer the system from one vehicle to another. Additionally, an exclusive Flex Mode allows the GeoSteer system to continue operating for a period of time if the system temporarily loses the differential GPS signal.
The GeoSteer system integrates seamlessly with Ag Leader’s INTEGRA™ and VERSA™ in-cab displays, making setup quick and easy. Built-in remote diagnostics and auto-calibration is easily accessible from the in-cab display. GeoSteer’s remote service system allows dealer service technicians to access and diagnose the unit while the operator is in the field.
“Automated steering has been a very popular product for those interested in precision farming,” said Matt Leinen, GPS/Steering Product Manager for Ag Leader. “In the past, growers have had to choose between more expensive full-featured, high accuracy systems and simpler, more economical steering systems that may not have offered the features or level of accuracy they wanted. GeoSteer bridges that gap.”
Featuring a built-in cell-modem designed to access CORS and other RTK networks, GeoSteer can also be used with other differential signals, including WAAS/EGNOS and OmniSTAR® XP/HP systems. GeoSteer can be used on virtually any brand of equipment capable of being operated with an automated steering system. It also supports most common and advanced guidance patterns, including SmartPath™.
GeoSteer automated steering is available through Ag Leader’s international network of precision farming dealers. Additional information is available at www.agleader.com.">www.agleader.com.
About Ag Leader
Ag Leader Technology, Inc. is a pioneer and recognized technology innovator of precision agriculture hardware and software. Located in Ames, Iowa, USA, the company manufactures and markets industry-leading precision farming technology designed to help growers make smart, profitable business decisions. Founded in 1992, the company has achieved consistent growth and expansion by providing value-based products that help growers and agricultural professionals achieve and maintain a successful, profitable operation. Visit www.agleader.com for more information.