Leica Geosystems announced the Leica SteerDirect ES Plus, the enhanced successor to the Leica SteerDirect ES. The electric steering system gives farmers a brand independent steering solution to improve accuracy by diminishing skips and overlaps, saving fuel, fertilizer, chemicals, and reducing operator fatigue.

The Leica SteerDirect ES Plus is a flexible solution that enables assisted steering on most tractor, sprayer and harvester models. Once installed the electro-mechanical drive unit latches on and off effortlessly enabling quick and simple transfer across multiple vehicles via the innovative switch kit. Installation does not require removal or replacement of the steering wheel which further simplifies the user experience.

Accurate and superior steering performance

The new electric steering system features several improvements: It has a built-in encoder for more accurate steering and an upgraded, more powerful electric motor that provides superior steering performance. The steering system comes with simplified cabling and a separate engage switch to allow convenient and flexible operator handling. Compatible with the Leica mojo3D guidance system and the Leica mojoXact Plus, the Leica SteerDirect ES Plus supplies customers with a universal installation kit as well as a large number of vehicle specific installation kits.

Availability
The SteerDirect ES Plus will be released in March alongside an extended list of supported vehicles. Customers using the Leica SteerDirect ES can upgrade to the ES Plus trouble-free with existing installation kits.

More information about Leica Geosystems Agriculture products is available from all authorized Leica Geosystems distribution partners and at http://www.agguidance.com/.