Stara Selects AgJunction eDrive XC Precision Steering For Factory Integration

AgJunction, a leading provider of innovative hardware and software solutions for precision agriculture, has announced a new supply agreement and factory integration partnership with Stara S.A. Industria de Implementos Agricolas of Brazil.


Stara and AgJunction have signed an agreement to integrate AgJunction’s newest and highest performing steering solution, eDrive XC with Stara’s industry-leading precision terminal, the Topper 5500.

Introduced earlier this fall, the new eDrive XC hardware/software platform is engineered for compatibility with a wide variety of brands of tractors, sprayers, spreaders, and combines via hydraulic or electric steer interfaces. The system provides straight, contour, and circle pivot modes for maximum versatility and also supports automatic turn features.

“AgJunction and Stara have had a long and productive relationship spanning almost a decade,” stated Rick Heiniger, President and CEO of AgJunction. “We are excited to begin the next stage of our relationship by supporting Stara’s integration of high precision technologies within its leading brands.”


Stara is a successful manufacturer of sprayers, spreaders, planters and precision farming solutions and has recently begun manufacturing a new line of tractors at its state of the art facility in Não-Me-Toque, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

The AgJunction and Stara OEM program will combine eDrive XC centimeter-level accuracy auto steer with the broad capability of the Topper 5500 precision terminal to create the Topper Driver X System, with the option of assembly line factory installation.

Stara customers increasingly require a high level of automated steering performance for the purpose of planting and precision nutrient placement. “Our customers expect the most accurate and reliable precision products for their operations,” said Gilson Lari Trennepohl, President for Stara. “AgJunction was able to meet our requirements to integrate with the Topper 5500 while meeting the accuracy and performance requirements of our served markets.”


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Avatar for Weston McCary Weston McCary says:

Northwest Kansas Technical College has also had a thriving Precision Agriculture Technology program since 2015. Lots going on there!

Avatar for Zach Carpenter Zach Carpenter says:

There are also additional programs at Aims Community College and Morgan Community College here in Colorado, with many more in the works.