Leica Geosystems has introduced a new retro-fit electric steering system called SteerDirect ES. The easy-to-install assisted steering system works with the majority of tractor, sprayer and harvester models without removing the steering wheel. Use of the assisted steering system will help farmers reduce skips and overlaps, while also lowering fuel consumption and reducing operator fatigue.
Leica SteerDirect ES latches on and off the steering wheel, allowing it to be easily transferred to other vehicles. The built-in clutch of the unit ensures no additional resistance to the wheel while the main gear eliminates the likelihood of any steering wheel slip. The Leica SteerDirect ES also comes with a separate engage switch which allows the operator to conveniently engage the system remotely.
The Leica SteerDirect ES is compatible with the Leica mojo3D guidance system and the Leica mojoXact. It will be released in April with a number of vehicle specific kits for most common cabs. Pricing on the Leica SteerDirect starts at $5,720
(Source – http://farmindustrynews.com/precision-guidance/leica-s-steerdirect-es-offers-retro-fit-electric-assisted-steering)