Kuhn has introduced an auto-matic steering axle system as an option on its Metris 2 and Oceanis 2 trailed sprayers – enabling more precise driving and reducing crop damage.
Fitting a machine with steering axle technology is usually a time-consuming task, with brackets to make and the linkage to attach to the rear of the tractor.
The Track Assist system replaces the mechanical connection with a gyroscopic sensor, which is fixed to the rear of the tractor with a magnet. Sensors detect the steering angle of the tractor and the sprayer follows the tractor’s trajectory.
Track Assist has an operating angle of 23º on the Metris 2 and 28º on the Oceanis 2. The system activates across a forward speed range from 2-22kph. This ensures efficacy working at the headlands and safety when in transport mode.
The Track Assist system also realigns the sprayer with the tractor when reversing, to increase the ease of manoeuvrability. It is priced the same as a mechanical wheel following system for these Kuhn sprayers.