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Accurate end-of-pass turns are difficult to repeat throughout the workday. At each turn, the operator must accurately perform several tasks at the proper time. As the hours add up, it becomes more difficult to perform these tasks, which can include turning the tractor, changing speed, raising and lowering the implement, etc. As fatigue sets in, headland turns can become inconsistent.
AutoTrac Turn Automation gives you a complete solution for accurate and repeatable end-of-pass turns throughout the entire field. It automatically completes accurate turns and carries out end-of-pass functions at appropriate times during the turn. This reduces strain on the operator and reduces input costs.
AutoTrac Turn Automation offers many benefits to the operator:
These benefits result in more uptime for the equipment and an operator who is more alert at the end of the day.
Skilled operators are becoming more difficult to find. As agriculture equipment becomes larger and more advanced, some operators struggle or simply refuse to learn how to use new features that can make your operation more efficient and productive.
AutoTrac Turn Automation gives operators automated control of steering, machine speed, and implement functions during end-of-pass turns. The setup process is easy and self-guided.
AutoTrac Turn Automation automatically completes turns and manages the implement using field and headland boundaries as the reference point. The system uses implement and machine dimensions to accurately guide the tractor around an optimal end-of-pass turn.
By automating end-of-pass turns, the system also more accurately positions the tractor and implement for the next field pass to increase accuracy and efficiency. The repeatability of AutoTrac Turn Automation allows operators with less experience to perform as well or better than seasoned operators.
AutoTrac Turn Automation makes turns that are accurate, repeatable, and efficient compared to turns driven manually by the operator which can vary from pass to pass.
It helps users reach a higher level of precision and efficiency and reduces operator fatigue.
Headland boundaries are used by AutoTrac Turn Automation to control the starting point for turns and implement sequences. They are displayed as dashed yellow lines. Only exterior boundaries and impassable interior boundaries can have a headland.
Constant offset is a quick way to establish headland boundaries. Simply enter the width of headland, and the system will generate a boundary around the entire field of that distance.