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AgGuide_RigGuide

Implement Steering - 2cm RTK

RigGuide steers both towed and hitched implements and is easily adaptable to a wide range of implements. Combine it with AgGuide 2cm GPS for the tractor, and completely ‘hands free’ steer your tractor and implement at the same time!

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2CM ACCURATE IMPLEMENT STEERING

Developed in the late 90’s our AgGuide add-on “RigGuide” implement steering can be used on most implements such as :

  • Sliding hitch
  • Lateral parallel bar
  • Steerable stabiliser discs
  • Floating parallel bar
  • Some farm built implements (call to discuss)

RigGuide can be fitted to ANY manufacturers RTK system and can also be used independently of tractor steering.

RIGGUIDE IS IDEALLY SUITED FOR
  • Heavy cultivation, bed renovation, 4 or 6 row ripping,cultivation and planting
  • Eliminating implement “pull”
  • Removing cultivator drift on steep side slopes
  • Close cultivation in crop shielded spraying
  • Keeping wider implements on track
  • Providing farmers with reduced costs and increased productivity
HIGHEST LEVEL OF ACCURACY

AgGuide & RigGuide provide the highest level of accuracy to the implement operation during bed renovation, planting, shielded spraying and inter-row cultivation.

RigGuide steers both towed and hitched implements and is easily adaptable to a wide range of implements. Combine it with AgGuide 2cm GPS for the tractor, and completely ‘hands free’ steer your tractor and implement at the same time!

RigGuide was awarded the Invention of the Year at the AgShow in 2003 in Toowoomba, Queensland and AgGrow 2004 in Emerald.

STRAIGHTEN CROOKED ROWS

It’s greatest benefit so far has been in the area of bed renovation, where RigGuide not only straightens crooked rows but also puts them back to their correct GPS positions without the necessity of double ripping, off-setting rows and pulling beds up again.

We have taken what was once a 5 pass operation and cut it back to one pass.

That is a significant saving for the farmer and the environment. In fact we have estimated that if irrigated cotton farmers in Australia alone were to use RigGuide for all bed renovation, it would eliminate the use of over 2 Million litres of diesel (which is more than a medium sized country town would use in a year).

RigGuide implement steering and AgGuide ‘hands free’ steering both operate from the same Terminal. Therefore a farmer can steer his tractor with AgGuide and by placing the GPS antenna on the implement, use RigGuide. A CANBus wiring harness and hydraulic ram are fitted to the implement and special steering software for the implement is added to the Terminal.

A console switch in the cabin is used to engage and disengage RigGuide. A remote control unit is installed in the cab to give the operator control and to show the operating state on an in-built display. With the GPS antenna mounted on the implement, the need for mechanical guide arms and sensors is eliminated.

The AgGuide platform was the first company in the world to successfully develop a system which ‘hands free’ steered both the tractor and implement, and continue to meet the needs of Australian farmers today through listening to farmers and through innovation.

Video Courtesy of Wimmera Crop Watch @WCropW
Video Courtesy of Wimmera Crop Watch @WCropW