The Tractor Integrated Active Implement Guidance solution allows automated high speed weeding in certain row crops of up to 16 km/h. Given the increasingly strict environmental legislations as well as progressing weed resistances, this solution addresses both ecological and big economic benefits. While the operator can set a speed and accuracy threshold, the system will automatically control the tractor speed to always maintain perfect distance to the crop under varying conditions.
Through the combination of AutoTrac and AutoTrac Vision – a camera based guidance solution -, the system can also be used in fields that have been planted with manual steering. The implement side shift is controlled by a special hydraulic cylinder at the lower links. This not only saves the cost for expensive side-shift frames, but also causes less soil compaction and allows for more accurate control of the implement.