On newer tractors, SteerCommand Z2 uses the Canbus or similar, so all factory fitted components are used. On older machines or ones that are not steer ready, it can use the existing hydraulic valve.
What is the most striking detail of your system?
Full farm solution with user friendly interface and split screen on InCommand 1200. Split screen allows user to see UT screen and map screen at the same time, or cameras and map screen et cetera.
How is it fitted?
Usually dealer installed and calibrated. Can be fitted in 2-3 hours if done properly (cables routed correctly and out of sight). Hydraulic valve installs will take longer.
Can it be fitted on pre-installed or factory fitted vehicle components?
On newer tractors, steering is usually done via Canbus or similar so all factory fitted components are used. On older machines or ones that are not steer ready, we can use the existing hydraulic valve but often no other components are available.
Can you take the system to another vehicle?
Both tractors should be equipped with a vehicle kit specific to the tractor, as well as GNSS receiver cables and display cables. Then the Display, GNSS receiver and SCM are moved.
What happens if satellite or correction signals lack or fail?
StableLoc technology transitions from RTK to EGNOS to GLIDE and back again. How long it lasts for is user defined depending on how much compromise in accuracy customers are willing to accept to keep moving. No subscription needed, free or otherwise.
What patterns are available?
Straight AB, Identical Curve, Adaptive Curve, Pivot, SmartPath. Tramlines, Access Paths and Pattern Grouping are also options within some guidance patterns. Visual tramline layout, visual assess path layout, FollowPath (CartAce).
How often and at what costs is the software updated?
Usually 2-3 updates per year for steering and displays. No charge for these.
Which licenses/unlocks are available and at what costs?
Display Unlocks (all $750):
- InCommand 800G (Guidance Only)
- All Field Operations (turns InCommand 800G into full functioning InCommand 800)
- InCommand 800
- Isobus including TC, Auto Section Control, DisplayCast, Multiple Product (3 products max)
- InCommand 1200
- Multiple Product (8 products max) and DisplayCast (when used with an AgFiniti license, this enables connectivity tools to be used. A free AgFiniti licence will allow remote viewing of the display and background satellite maps. An active subscription ($495/yr. for up to 3 displays) will allow connectivity tools to be used between displays and data exchange via the AgFiniti Cloud)
- GPS 7500
- SBAS – Terrastar $1195 (12-month subscription TS-C Pro $1195, TS-X will be available in the future)
- TerraStar – RTK $3000
- SBAS – RTK $4500
|Company name and nationality||Ag Leader Technology, USA|
|Product name||SteerCommand Z2 (hydraulic)|
|Suitable brands and tractor/vehicle models||Most makes and models: Agco, John Deere, Case IH, New Holland, Kubota, Claas, Deutz-Fahr, etc.|
|Technical requirements for tractor/vehicle||Needs to have hydraulic steering. Then we can add a valve if needed or connect via Steer by Wire or Canbus|
|Which global satellite systems does it support as standard?||GPS, EGNOS, GLONASS|
|What type of terminal(s) are available?||InCommand 800 and 1200|
|Terminal size(s) (inch)||8”, 12”|
|Type of display/screen||Ruggedised touchscreen with swipe gestures|
|Is it waterproof/water resistant?||No|
|What application map and data formats does it support?||Allows import of shapefiles and own proprietary file formats (AGDATA, AGSETUP). We do have limited Iso-XML export options|
|Is your solution Isobus compatible?||Yes|
|Can you engage autosteer with a button on the tractor arm rest/joystick?||In most cases yes|
|Is it capable of doing autoturns on headlands?||No|
|Can it control/operate sections of sprayers, seed drills, etc?||Yes – up to 36 with own ISO Liquid or 255 with 3rd party ECU (KvG, Sulky, Amazone etc…)|
|Possible minimum and maximum driving speeds with autosteer engaged||min. 1.6 km/h 45 km/h|
|Main components autosteer system||GNSS Receiver, SteerControl Module (SCM) Display, Install Kit (vehicle specific)|
|Rough retail price||Starts at $7990 including CAN vehicle kit|