Leica Geosystems offers QuickSteer motor for mojo consoles
3 Juillet 2009
Farmers who want to add auto-steer functionality to their older tractors have a new retrofit option with the release of the Leica QuickSteer motor. The Leica QuickSteer motor can be added to a wide range of agricultural vehicles that do not have factory-installed steering kits, thereby allowing the use of an auto-steer system.
The Leica QuickSteer motor is mounted on the vehicle's steering column and turns the steering wheel via a friction contact wheel. The Leica QuickSteer is used in conjunction with the Leica mojoGLIDE console for 15-to-25cm (6- to 8-inch) accuracy, or the Leica mojoRTK auto-steer system for 2cm positioning accuracy and repeatability year to year.
"One challenge farmers face in implementing auto-steer solutions is the availability of components for retrofitting older equipment," said Trevor Mecham, North American sales manager for Leica Geosystems' Ag Group. "We are working to solve that challenge by providing components such as the Leica QuickSteer motor that farmers with older equipment require. While this motor doesn't provide hydraulic-level accuracy, it does allow farmers with older equipment the opportunity to realize the efficiencies available through an auto-steer system."
The Leica QuickSteer motor features an integrated CAN-Bus interface to reduce cab clutter. The Leica mojoRTK console provides nine-axis terrain compensation to improve accuracy when driving across sloping terrain. The Leica QuickSteer kit includes:
- Leica QuickSteer motor (with an integrated CAN-Bus interface)
- Universal mounting bracket
- CAN cable
- Power cable
- A replacement contact wheel
The Leica QuickSteer motor and Leica mojo consoles are simple and quick to install. The can be moved between vehicles, allowing a single system to be used on multiple machines. For example, if a farmer is using the Leica mojoGLIDE or Leica mojoRTK system on a newer tractor with a factory-installed steering kit, but wants to also use the auto-steer system on an older tractor, the Leica QuickSteer motor is a quick and easy solution for retrofitting the older tractor.