The cable will be available direct from www.mojortk.com and from Leica ag resellers in March 2008. Leica expects the availability of a link into AutoTrac to boost the number of farm vehicles that can be driven with its new RTK system, which retails at $12,980.
The AutoTrac cable adds more than 130 tractors, sprayers, combines and other farm equipment to the current mojoRTK steering platform.
“Plugging into the AutoTrac Universal Steering Kit allows us to expand the compatibility of the mojoRTK platform to a wide array of vehicles across multiple brands,” said Trevor Mecham, North American business manager at Leica Geosystems. “With the use of the AutoTrac Universal Steering Kit and our new cable, the mojoRTK’s 2-inch accuracy can be applied to a vast line of equipment manufactured by John Deere, AGCO, CaseIH, New Holland and others.”
The mojoRTK will plug-and-play into a standard CANbus ISO 11783 for the Challenger MT series tractors and factory-installed John Deere XX30 series (including articulated) and John Deere 7X20 tractors. The mojoRTK allows farmers to buy a basic system and then upgrade, adding only the features they need and providing a completely customized system at an affordable price.
“The mojoRTK is great for the do-it-yourself farmer,” added Darren Herstedt, North American service and support manager. “It is really simple to install. The console just slides into the radio slot, you plug in a few cables and you’re done. There’s no cab clutter to deal with because there are no external monitors.”
For a complete list of approved AutoTrac Universal Platforms, click here. Or, contact your local John Deere dealer.
For more information on Leica products visit www.mojoRTK.com.