Source: Novariant Inc.

Novariant Inc. and Arag announced their partnership in the development of Arag’s newest automatic steering system to complement its precision spraying technology.

The collaboration utilizes Arag’s Delta 80 or Bravo 400S Crop Spraying Computer/Navigator Technologies with Novariant’s ECU-S1 Autosteering Controller as a hub that interfaces with CAN (steer-ready) and Hydraulic Vehicle kits, as well as Novariant’s fourth generation Mechanical Drive Unit (MDU-G4) to create a family of auto-steering solutions with the highest level of accuracy and repeatability.

Arag’s assisted steering solution uses Novariant’s ECU-S1 and MDU-G4 to connect to a tractor's steering wheel and provides one of the easiest to install automatic steering systems on the market that does not require removal of the steering wheel. Automated steering solutions hold the vehicle precisely on straight or curved paths, track even under difficult conditions, save time and reduce the potential for skips or overlaps, and enable farmers to apply chemicals only where they are needed, thereby minimizing application costs and increasing productivity. 

 ECU-S1 with Delta 80 Computer also provides autosteering for factory steer-ready vehicles via CAN interface for a quick and seamless installation on steer-ready vehicles. The new auto-steering system also uses the ECU-S1 Controller, Delta 80 Computer and hydraulic vehicle kits to directly interface with the tractor’s hydraulic system for the maximum steering accuracy.