Trimble’s Motor Drive Autopilot is its ‘entry level’ solution to fit a wide array of tractor and vehicle makes and models. It features the same high maximum driving speed (48 km/h) as the company’s others solutions.
What is the most striking detail of your system?
Fields, boundaries and AB-lines are shown in Google Earth so that minimises the risk of selecting the wrong one.
How is it fitted?
Typically, these systems are installed by trained dealers. Some experienced users do it themselves. Initial installation takes roughly 2 days. Swapping between vehicles is about 5 to 10 minutes.
Can it be fitted on pre-installed or factory fitted vehicle components?
Yes, details depending on tractor brand and type.
Can you take the system to another vehicle?
By using quick release mounts, you can take it off in about 5 minutes and putting it on the other tractor will also take about 5 minutes.
What happens if satellite or correction signals lack or fail?
Yes, Trimble xFill technology provides 20 minutes of RTK signal backup, free of charge.
What patterns are available?
Straight AB and A+, curve, pivot, headland, tramlines & access paths, field & infield boundaries, map point features such as obstacles or POI, map line features such as drains, fence or ditch, map area features such as wet zones.
How often and at what costs is the software updated?
Trimble releases 2 major and 2 minor updates per year free of charge but dealers usually charge for labour. It’s recommended to only update if users face issues or if an update offers improved features for their operation.
Which licenses/unlocks are available and at what costs?
Different accuracy levels, Isobus VT and TC, TC-GEO, VRA, NextSwath automated headland turning, FieldLevel II land levelling and TrueTracker implement steering.
|Company name and nationality||Trimble (USA)|
|Product name||Autopilot Motor Drive (electrical)|
|Suitable brands and tractor/vehicle models||Any|
|Technical requirements for tractor/vehicle||12V, other than that no requirements, we can steer basically any vehicle|
|Which global satellite systems does it support as standard?||GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS|
|What type of terminal(s) are available?||Trimble GFX-350, GFX-750, TMX-2050, Müller TOUCH800, TOUCH1200, TRACK-Guide III|
|Terminal size(s) (inch)||8”, 10”, 12”|
|Type of display/screen||HD capacitive touch screen|
|Is it waterproof/water resistant?||Water resistant|
|What application map and data formats does it support?||Iso-XML, ESRI Shape, AgData, AgGPS|
|Is your solution Isobus compatible?||yes|
|Can you engage autosteer with a button on the tractor arm rest/joystick?||yes|
|Is it capable of doing autoturns on headlands?||yes|
|Can it control/operate sections of sprayers, seed drills, etc?||yes, depending on display up to 255|
|Possible minimum and maximum driving speeds with autosteer engaged||min. 0.36 km/h, max. 48 km/h|
|Main components autosteer system||NAV-900 receiver, SAM-200 motor|
|Rough retail price||€ 9000|