Raven RS1 is a scalable autosteer solution ranging from lightbar assisted steering to RTK-based hydraulic autosteer. It comes with either a CR7 of CR12 display.
What is the most striking detail of your system?
The Raven RS1 platform is a platform with a lot of flexibility. With a CR7 it starts with manual/lightbar steering or just an iso display for application control. But is fully scalable to RTK steering and capable with application control for 5 products. Raven provides cloud-functionalities as an option.
How is it fitted?
Hydraulic steering is most likely to be installed by a Raven dealer. Depending on the platform it takes 4 to 20 hours of installation. On a steer-ready vehicle, the cabling and hydraulics are there and installation will be quick.
Can it be fitted on pre-installed or factory fitted vehicle components?
Yes. For most machines Raven has a solution and more are developed day by day. Depending on the platform, a license from the manufacturer is necessary to use a third-party steering system.
Can you take the system to another vehicle?
Yes, very easily. There are only 2 connectors in the cab and only 1 on the rooftop. The display is the first part, the second is the all-in-one RS1, which contains RTK-GPS receiver, RTK-cellular-modem, gyro, hydraulic drive unit and remote control.
What happens if satellite or correction signals lack or fail?
Yes, we support up to 20 minutes with RTK-L when the RTK-signal is lost. If you like to be supported for a longer time, then Raven GS-PRO is s Satellite based solution. This will be 3 cm accurate all the time with a yearly fee.
What patterns are available?
AB, A+, curved, pivot, contour, last pass guidance, pre-configured. The planning tool makes it possible to pre-plan a yearly operation. A pre-operation plan can be created where you can move contour points, offset tramline, make headlands with different offsets like spray lines/harvest or irrigation paths/boundary paths (field edge/no till zone) etc. POI is supported.
How often and at what costs is the software updated?
Software updates for the features that are bought are for free and occur 4 times a year, each quarter.
Which licenses/unlocks are available and at what costs?
ISO-VT is standard. Optional are TC including TC-SC € 795, TC Single VRA € 750, TC Multi VRA € 1010, Smart Grid € 820, Turn Around € 540, Plot Planting € 1100, Operation Planning € 1070. For cloud we have 3 different licenses, each with a yearly fee.
|Company name and nationality||Raven (USA)|
|Product name||RS1 (hydraulic)|
|Suitable brands and tractor/vehicle models||All hydraulic steered machines, all platforms as well as steer-ready|
|Technical requirements for tractor/vehicle||Must be hydraulic steered tractor, tracked|
|Which global satellite systems does it support as standard?||GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO/BEIDOU|
|What type of terminal(s) are available?||CR12, 12”, CR7, 7”|
|Terminal size(s) (inch)||12” and 7”|
|Type of display/screen||Capacitative LCD|
|Is it waterproof/water resistant?||IP65|
|What application map and data formats does it support?||Iso-XML, ESRI Shape, API|
|Is your solution Isobus compatible?||yes|
|Can you engage autosteer with a button on the tractor arm rest/joystick?||yes, with steer-ready auto button from joystick can be used. Footswitch is ready|
|Is it capable of doing autoturns on headlands?||yes, available since spring 2021|
|Can it control/operate sections of sprayers, seed drills, etc?||yes, depends on machine up to 255|
|Possible minimum and maximum driving speeds with autosteer engaged||zero engage, min. 0.07 km/h, max. 42 km/h|
|Main components autosteer system||Hydraulic valve, cabling, wheel-angle sensor or spy-cable, RTK antennas, RS1/SC1 steering node, Hydraulic drive unit (HDU)|
|Rough retail price||List price € 6.500 and up, CR7 DGPS hydraulic steering|