Kuhn says the new automatic Track Assist steering axle option on its Metris 2 and Oceanis 2 trailed sprayers results in more precise driving and reduced crop damage.
Claimed to be simple to fit and easy to use, there are no mechanical connections like the existing wheel following system for these sprayers.
Instead, Track Assist uses a gyroscopic sensor, which is simply fixed to the rear of the tractor with a magnet. The gyroscopic sensors detect the steering angle (23 degrees/Metris 2 – 28 degrees/Oceanis 2), of the tractor and the sprayer follows the tractor’s trajectory.
The system works within the speed range or 2-22km/hr, and also realigns the sprayer with the tractor when reversing.