Arnold NextG introduces a new concept to tractors: a car-like steering feel. By digitizing key vehicle functions such as steering, throttle, and brake, they have reimagined the tractor’s steering wheel.
The patented Virtual-Shaft Technology synchronizes the steering wheel position with the wheel steering angle, creating a virtual steering column. This technology ensures the front axle’s alignment with the steering wheel, mirroring the functionality found in trucks and cars, including the steering wheel’s automatic return to the 12 o‘clock position.
The addition of Arnold NextG’s Force-Feedback Technology further transforms the driving experience. This technology provides the driver with real-time feedback about varying road and terrain conditions, axle load, and the lateral force from attached implements. This adaptive steering response not only enhances operational safety but also elevates driver comfort.
The integration of speed-dependent steering force allocation and variable steering ratios in Arnold NextG’s system simplifies and enhances the driving experience. These features, coupled with the multi-redundant steering system, make driving both more intuitive and comfortable.
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Arnold NextG’s NX NextMotion, adhering to all relevant safety standards, paves the way for a new era in tractor operation. With its compliance, the traditional steering column becomes redundant, allowing for joystick-only operation, even on public roads. This opens up possibilities for reimagining the tractor’s cabin design, from a swiveling driver’s seat to a customizable control unit that combines seating and controls.
In sectors of agriculture, construction, and forestry, automating machinery is key, driven by cost and efficiency. Introducing vehicles that minimize the need for human operation reduces risks like downtime and optimizes operational costs. Arnold NextG’s drive-by-wire technology aims to not only automate new agricultural machinery but also upgrade existing fleets. This technology supports a range of operations from joystick control to full autonomy, adhering to all safety standards and, where applicable, road regulations