Hands-off Steering

January 26, 2009 06:00 PM

Margy Fischer, Farm Journal Machinery Editor
Building on the OnTrac platform, AutoFarm introduces OnTrac2 with upgrades to improve its performance. Used in conjunction with the Ag Technology Center (ATC), OnTrac2 provides GPS-assisted, hands-free steering with a system that can be transferred from vehicle to vehicle.
With its lock-and-roll design, the mechanical drive unit locks onto the steering wheel. The high-torque, positive gear drive delivers powerful control while eliminating the wheel slip that can occur with friction motor steering systems. To ensure quieter operation, a precision electromechanical drive unit is employed. An optional switch kit allows the OnTrac2 to clamp on and off the steering wheel for easy transfer between vehicles. Installing and reinstalling the system takes minutes and does not require any tools. A split-gear design eliminates the need to remove the steering wheel.
The OnTrac2 system works for straight A-B lines, contours, headlands and pivot circles. The GPS-assisted steering system provides WAAS or EGNOS level pass-to-pass accuracy, which can range from 6" to 12". OnTrac2 can be installed on two-wheel-drive tractors, front-wheel-drive tractors and four-wheel-drive tractors, as well as combines, sprayers, spreaders and swathers. A remote engage switch with the system is optional.

For More Information
To learn more and receive a full list of compatible vehicles, contact an AutoFarm reseller, call AutoFarm at (877) 947-7327 or visit www.gpsfarm.com.

You can e-mail Margy Fischer at mfischer@farmjournal.com.

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