Kuhn has introduced an automatic steering axle system as an option on its Metris 2 and Oceanis 2 trailed sprayers, which it says results in more precise driving, helping to reduce crop damage when spraying.
Known as the Track Assist system, Kuhn says it greatly simplifies the process by replacing the mechanical connection with a gyroscopic sensor, which is fixed to the rear of the tractor with a magnet.
The gyroscopic sensors detect the steering angle of the tractor and the sprayer follows the tractor’s trajectory.
Kuhn says it’s simple to fit and easy to use, Track Assist has a wide operating angle of 23° (28° on the Oceanis 2). The system also activates across a wide forward speed range, from 2km/h up to 22km/h, for effectiveness on headlands and safety in transport mode. The firm says the Track Assist system also realigns the sprayer with the tractor when reversing. Track Assist is priced the same as a mechanical wheel following system for these sprayers.
Peter Thomas Keaveney