Fall releases from Ag Leader Technology include the new GPS 2500 combination antenna/receiver offers dual frequency capability and GLONASS and OmniSTAR compatibility, and the INTEGRA in-cab computer is now ISOBUS compatible and supports the OnTrac2 assisted steering system.
The GPS 2500 is compatible with WAAS/EGNOS in addition to OmniSTAR XP/HP/VBS and GLONASS satellite signals. The receiver also supports e-Dif for areas where other differential signals aren’t available.
“Providing the option for OmniSTAR differential correction makes the GPS 2500 an affordable receiver option that can still provide a high level of accuracy in the field,” says GPS and Guidance Product Manager, Matt Leinen. “The GPS 2500 is also GLONASS capable, giving the receiver more satellites to communicate with and ultimately helping increase run-time in the field.”
The GPS 2500 offers a complement to the built-in guidance capabilities of Ag Leader’s EDGE and INTEGRA displays and is designed to deliver the accuracy necessary for precision farming features such as AutoSwath. Additional features of the GPS 2500 include fast start-up and reacquisition times and magnetic mounting.
Coming this February, OnTrac2 assisted steering support will be available on the INTEGRA display. Support of the OnTrac2 steering system complements the full-featured precision farming display.
“Many growers are moving their INTEGRA display between vehicles, but they may not have a need for a hydraulic steering system on all of these machines,” says GPS and Guidance Product Manager, Matt Leinen. “Now, growers will have the option of adding OnTrac2 assisted steering to these vehicles with a simple installation process. The split-gear design of OnTrac2 doesn’t require removal of the steering wheel, but instead simply latches on and off.”
The high-torque, positive gear drive of the OnTrac2 delivers the turning power needed for demanding agricultural vehicles and eliminates slippage that can occur with friction motor steering systems.
Ag Leader also announced that in February, the INTEGRA display will feature compatibility with the ISO 11783 (ISOBUS) Virtual Terminal Standard, available February 2011. This functionality enables support of many ISOBUS compliant implements on the INTEGRA display.
“We’re excited to give growers the option to control additional implements with one tool by offering Virtual Terminal capability on the INTEGRA display,” says John Howard, Product Manager. “Virtual Terminal functionality enables the compliant implement’s user interface to be viewed and controlled on the INTEGRA display. The INTEGRA display has been specifically designed so users can easily toggle between the Virtual Terminal run screen and the advanced mapping, guidance, and control functionality supported on the INTEGRA run screen.”
Virtual Terminal capability allows the ISOBUS compliant implement’s functions to be controlled on the INTEGRA display. Additional capabilities include interface to ISO compliant blockage or seed tube monitoring systems, as well as operation of ISO compliant sprayers and spreaders.
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