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Implement Steering Implement Monitoring True. Guide™ True. Tracker™
Different Types of Implement Guidance Implement monitoring – Monitor & record implement location in real time True. Guide (Passive Implement Steering) – Control the implement by moving the tractor – GPS position on the implement, corrected with Nav. II on tractor True. Tracker (Active Implement Steering) – Mechanically steer implement to follow exact path of tractor – GPS position on implement, corrected on implement
Implement Monitoring Trimble components § Fm. X – True. Guide plug-in is free to use in implement monitor mode – 2 nd GPS Receiver unlock and cables – utilize 30 day temporary passcodes to demo product to customers. – Mounting pole – Roll Correction applied from Nav Controller Implement components § None required
Implement monitoring Ag 25 Antenna Ag. GPS Fm. X display Cabling Ag 25 Antenna Mast Manual Guidance or EZsteer
True. Guide Passive Steering Tractor makes corrections for implement drift
True. Guide Trimble components § Fm. X – True. Guide unlock – Receiver unlock and cables – Mounting pole Implement components § None required
True. Guide Key Facts § Passive Implement Guidance § Reduces Implement XTE – applies “AUTO” vehicle nudge to position implement § Typically 50% improvement in implement XTE § Plug-in Unlock fee + second receiver unlock. For use with Auto. Pilot™. § Contact sales managers for a Fm. X 30 day unlock code to demo to prospective customers.
True. Guide - How does it work? – Control tractor based on combined input of tractor and implement location • System observes position of implement, compares it to position of tractor and steers tractor left or right to guide implement back to the line – Inexpensive (no extra Nav II, no extra hydraulics) – Immediate results
True. Guide – Where and how can it be used? § Vehicle types supported – MFWD - tractors – Tracked tractors – 4 wd Articulated tractors § Line types – Straights – very high level of performance – Identical curves – limitation on tightness of curve – Pivots – not tested but same principle as curves § Where can it not be used today? – Free. Form – records the tractor position not the implement – Headlands with tight turns
True. Guide components Ag. GPS® TRUEGUIDE™ Trimble Kit Ag 25 Antenna Ag. GPS® AUTOPILOT™ RTK Auto guidance system Ag. GPS FMX display Cabling Ag 25 Antenna Mast Ag. GPS Nav. Controller II
True. Guide – User Interface § Has it’s own aggressiveness § Can be turned on or off at anytime § Waits approximately two lengths of the implement for the tractor to react § Can be forced on at anytime by pressing the Auto button a second time
True. Guide Setup – What to Know § Autopilot tractor must have good calibration for optimal performance § Autopilot that is tuned very aggressively may need standard calibration. Set Autopilot Online Aggressiveness to 100%. § Roll Calibration of Autopilot must be correct
True. Guide Setup §Correct Implement Geometry entered § No backward offsets § Minimize forward offset § Left/right better alternative §Aggressiveness – Starting Target Range 30 -300% § Normal 50% § Slow Speed 70% § Steep Slopes 70% § Hi Speed operations > 12 kmh 33% §Decreasing True. Guide aggressiveness smoothes the response for moving vehicle offline. § Autopilot acquires the line before transition to True. Guide.
True. Guide – Field Experiences § Biggest challenges – Tight curves – Quick changes in terrain – Curves that change radius quickly – High speeds § Best practices – Keep the antenna as close to the pivot as possible – Reduce the antenna height – Use stabilizers – coulters to make the lateral movement of the implement more predictable
True. Guide – How to Measure it’s Performance § Conditions effect performance – Sloping terrain – Stability of the implement – Changing curves § Use implement monitoring to gauge the drift of an implement § True. Guide reduces drift by 50% or better, for example: – 8” to 4”
Best True. Guide Practices § § Achieved at speeds of 0 -8 mph Mount implement antenna low and stable. Watch for antenna blockage. When used with an implement that has increased draft / heavy pull like tillage tools, ground prep, air seeders, etc. True. Guide is not designed to work on row crop cultivation. This operation requires True. Tracker.
True. Guide – FAQ’s § Can I use a different correction on the implement? No § What comes in the True. Guide cabling kit and unlock? – Cabling for a 40’ implement and a cable for the Fm. X to hitch – Antenna hardware § Are there extensions? Yes, see Fm. X cabling guide § When will Articulated support be ready – v 5. 13 Nav II § Will True. Guide replace my True. Tracker market? No, True. Guide cannot replace repeatable sub-inch performance in all conditions
True. Tracker™ Active steering - The tractor holds the line and the implement steers itself
Why True. Tracker ? § Precision and accuracy at the implement – – Curved rows Hill sides Control in Reverse Repeatable implement pattern § Inter-row seeding – Planting – Cultivation – Side Dressing § Row Crops – – Fertilizer placement Planting Strip tillage Harvest
True. Tracker § Active Implement Steering via hydraulic articulation. § Introduced 5 years ago – has become the performance standard for Implement Steering. § Perception from customers is that it only works with steering coulters like the Orthman Tracker IV. § But there are many options………. .
True. Tracker § Orthman Tracker IV & Shadow Tracker §Tongue Steer – like ETS Soil Warrior §Load Bearing – Potato planter § 3 pt Side shift – like Ag Navigator § 3 pt Articulating - like Sunco
True. Tracker Trimble components § Fm. X – True. Tracker unlock – Nav II + platform kit – Receiver unlock – Cable kit included in platform kit – Mounting pole Implement components § Steering platform kit – 10 platform kits available for all implement types – Accessories available a la cart for customizing to your implement needs
Ag. GPS True. Tracker – Steering Coulters Ag. GPS® AUTOPILOT™ RTK Auto guidance system Ag. GPS® TRUETRACKER™ Trimble Kit AG 25 Antenna Ag. GPS Fm. X Display Ag. GPS Nav. Controller II AG 25 Antenna Cabling Orthman Tracker IV steering coulters Ag. GPS Nav. Controller II +
Implement Steering Kits Towed implements with steerable rear wheels Towed implements with steerable coulter disks
Ag. GPS True. Tracker - Tongue Steering Ag. GPS® AUTOPILOT™ RTK Auto guidance system Ag. GPS® TRUETRACKER™ Trimble Kit Ag 25 Antenna Ag. GPS Nav. Controller II Ag. GPS Fm. X display Hyd valve Ag 25 Antenna Cabling Steering sensor OEM Rear steering – Potato planter Mast and Nav II Enclosure Ag. GPS Nav. Controller II
Ag. GPS True. Tracker – Rear Steering Ag. GPS® TRUETRACKER™ Trimble Kit Ag. GPS® AUTOPILOT™ RTK Auto guidance system Ag 25 Antenna Ag. GPS Fm. X display Ag. GPS Nav. Controller II Hyd valve Ag 25 Antenna Cabling Steering sensor Mast and Nav. II Enclosure OEM Rear steering – Potato planter Ag. GPS Nav. Controller II
Ag. GPS True. Tracker - Sunco Ag. GPS® AUTOPILOT™ RTK Auto guidance system Ag. GPS® TRUETRACKER™ Trimble Kit Ag. GPS Fm. X display AG 25 Antenna Ag. GPS Nav. Controller II AG 25 Antenna Cabling Sunco Acura Trak 3 -point guidance system Ag. GPS Nav. Controller II +
Ag. GPS True. Tracker – Side Shift Ag. GPS® TRUETRACKER™ Trimble Kit Ag. GPS® AUTOPILOT™ RTK Auto guidance system Ag. GPS Fim. Xr display Ag 25 antenna Ag. GPS Nav. Controller II Ag 25 antenna Cabling Hyd valve Ag. GPS Nav. Controller II Mast and Nav. II Enclosure
Ag. GPS True. Tracker - Side Shift 3 -point hitch implements with shiftable device installed between the 3 -point hitch and the implement