FieldBee offers +1 cm accuracy at only € 1299 using RTK signals from private base stations and local NTRIP providers. The latter more and more give 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 signal from both private base stations and local NTRIP providers. This means that with a FieldBee Receiver, a farmer can get +1 cm accuracy at only € 1299. Range of receiving correction is 20+ km via Internet and 2.5+ km via Radio. Time to receive 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, depends on customer and autosteer type:
- By farmer him-/herself based on tutorials, manuals and how-to videos and free online support
- With help of a local mechanic with experience of installing auto steering systems
- 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 compatible with factory preinstalled steering components.
Can you take the system to another vehicle?
GNSS receiver and tablet with the app are very easy to take from the tractor in like 2 minutes. Mechanical autosteer is also quite easy to change between tractors too. 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 correction signal system keeps RTK during 99 sec then type of correction switch to gps. on open environment for some region without jumps. Farmer can activate GPS for autosteering for this type of issues.
What patterns are available?
Straight, curved, headland (internal field boundary), by recorded path as pattern, free play. Alert about boundary of field displaying obstacles.
How often and at what costs is the software updated?
We do updates every 2 to 3 months, free of charge.
Which licenses/unlocks are available and at what costs?
We have only payment for our navigation application which is € 119/year. RTK and autosteer unlock are included in the price.
|Company name and nationality||FieldBee, Netherlands and Ukraine|
|Product name||FieldBee autosteer system (electrical/hydraulic)|
|Suitable brands and tractor/vehicle models||We have solutions for almost all machines. On 90% of tractors can be installed mechanical and steer ready solutions and for rest hydraulic|
|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?||Our software is app based and runs 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. 0.8 km/h 42 km/h|
|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 € 6700 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 (generic), app subscription for 1 year, WiFi router, metal plate|