ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Red, green, yellow, blue -- no matter what brand of tractor a farmer drives, Leica Geosystems provides compatible auto-steer systems via a series of retrofit steering kits. Today Leica Geosystems added two additional steer-ready kits to the long list of steering solutions on its product list, releasing one for all steer-ready Case Magnum MX models, and another for John Deere(TM) 8*20 Series AUTOTRAC(TM)-ready tractors.

"In the past, some farmers who wanted to implement auto-steer solutions had limited options because the necessary parts to retrofit their tractors weren't available," said Trevor Mecham, North American sales manager for Leica Geosystems' Ag Group. "We are working to solve those challenges by providing the components that will fit new and older equipment allowing farmers to take advantage of the efficiencies auto-steer systems provide. When it comes to serving the wide variety of farm equipment working in the field today, Leica is building a color-blind system."

The two new kits include a steer-ready controller along with the associated wiring harness, brackets and fasteners needed to implement auto-steer solutions in these tractors. All of the steer-ready kits are designed to "plug and play" with Leica's mojoRTK and mojoGLIDE auto-steer systems. Farmers with Case and John Deere tractors can pair the new steer-ready kits with the mojoGLIDE for 6- to 8-inch accuracy, or the mojoRTK for more superior RTK-level accuracy.

Leica Geosystems Ag Group provides farmers with innovative solutions by applying precision positioning and measurement technology to the challenges of producing food and fiber for a growing planet. With nearly 200 years of pioneering solutions to measure the world, professionals worldwide trust Leica Geosystems products and services to help capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is a global company with more than 3,500 employees in 28 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. The Ag Group sales and service headquarters is in Denver, Colo.

SOURCE: Leica Geosystems.