Raven Industries of Sioux Falls, S.D., and AutoFarm of Menlo Park, Calif., will team to develop Raven's newest steering system, the QuickTrax. The effort uses the AutoFarm OnTrac Mechanical Drive Unit and Raven's SmarTrax technology.
"The pairing of AutoFarm and Raven technologies allows Raven customers to easily add assisted steering to their tractors, sprayers and harvesters," says Dan Rykhus, general manager Raven Flow Control Division.
The addition of AutoFarm's OnTrac allows grower self-installation on nearly all makes and models of agricultural vehicles in as little as 30 minutes with basic tools. No hydraulic work is required.
"Regardless of the color of your fleet, you can add GPS [global positioning system] steering with QuickTrax," says Herb Satterlee, AutoFarm chief executive officer.