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Ag Leader rolls out new steering system

Agriculture.com Staff 08/21/2012 @ 9:22am

There's a new player in the precision ag autosteer game.

The GeoSteer system, released Tuesday by Ames, Iowa-based Ag Leader, uses a single antenna design, making it easy to move from one vehicle to another, company leaders say. The 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," according to a company report.

"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," says Matt Leinen, GPS/Steering Product Manager for Ag Leader.

The new system works with Ag Leader's current INTEGRA and VERSA monitors and includes a built-in modem that accesses CORS and other RTK networks, an Ag Leader report shows. It also "can be used on virtually any brand of equipment capable of being operated with an automated steering system" as well as advanced guidance systems like Ag Leader's SmartPath, a report indicates.

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