FieldBee offers +1 cm accuracy at only €1434 using RTK signals from private base stations and local NTRIP providers, the latter gives more RTK signals for free or at quite affordable prices.
What is the most striking detail of your system?
It works as a stand-alone GNSS antenna that improves GPS accuracy and can receive RTK
signals from both private base stations and local NTRIP providers. This means that with a
FieldBee Manual Guidance, a farmer can get +1 cm accuracy at only €1434. The range of receiving correction is 20+ km via the Internet and 2.5+ km via radio. The time it takes to receive the first RTK signal is less than 60 sec. Time to recover RTK signal < 30 sec.
How is it fitted?
Can be installed in 3 ways, depending on the customer and autosteer type:
1. By farmer him-/herself based on tutorials, manuals, and how-to videos and free online support.
2. With the help of a local mechanic with experience in installing autosteer systems.
3. By an authorised partner such as a FieldBee engineer or local partner.
Can it be fitted on pre-installed or factory fitted vehicle components?
Yes, the system is compatible with factory preinstalled steering components.
Can you take the system to another vehicle?
GNSS receiver, as well as the tablet with the app, are very easy to detach from the tractor this takes about 2 minutes. Mechanical autosteer is also easily interchangeable between tractors. With additional switch kit max 1 hour. If you have preinstalled cables and motor in the second vehicle, yes, in 5 minutes.
What happens if satellite or correction signals lack or fail?
After losing the correction signal, the system keeps RTK up to 60 sec than the type of correction switches to gps on the open environment for some distance without jumps. Farmer can activate gps for autosteering for this type of issue.
What patterns are available?
Straight, curved, headland (internal field boundary), by recorded path as pattern, free play, manual straight, list of patterns for the field, multiple headland. Alert about the boundary of field displaying obstacles, voice assistant (informing about correction status, autosteer enabling/disabling status, warning messages if any)
How often and at what costs is the software updated?
We do updates every month, free of charge.
Which licenses/unlocks are available and at what costs?
We have a navigation application which is € 119/year. RTK and autosteer unlocks are included in the price.
Look for all specifications in the table below.
|Company name and nationality||FieldBee, Netherlands and Ukraine|
|Product name||FieldBee autosteer system (mechanical/hydraulic)|
|Suitable brands and tractor/vehicle models||We have solutions for almost all machines.|
You can install mechanical and steer ready solutions on 90% of tractors and hydraulic on the rest
|Technical requirements for tractor/vehicle||No requirements, can be any tractor, old, new, any brand|
|Which global satellite systems does it support as standard?||GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo|
|What type of terminal(s) are available?||App-based software running on Android smartphones and tablets|
|Terminal size(s) (inch)||Depends on the smartphone or tablet|
|Type of display/screen||Smartphone or tablet|
|Is it waterproof/water resistant?||Waterproof case for his phone/tablet|
|What application map and data formats does it support?||ESRI Shape|
|Is your solution Isobus compatible?||This functionality should be available next year|
|Can you engage autosteer with a button on the tractor arm rest/joystick?||Yes, with the button and the foot switch.|
|Is it capable of doing autoturns on headlands?||No, not yet|
|Can it control/operate sections of sprayers, seed drills, etc?||No, not yet|
|Possible minimum and maximum driving speeds with autosteer engaged||min. 0.8 km/h – 32 km/h min.|
|Main components autosteer system||FieldBee tractor navigation app, FieldBee L2 GNSS receiver, autosteer kit (can be mechanical, steer ready, hydraulic), and optional FieldBee L2 RTK Base Station|
|Rough retail price||The price for a full mechanical autosteer system is €5500 Euro (accuracy of +-1 cm can be reached by connecting to local NTRIP providers like MoveRTK in NL, SAPOS in Germany, FLEPOS in Belgium. This system includes: FieldBee L2 receiver, mechanical autosteer kit, FieldBee app subscription for 1 year, WiFi router|