Topcon Precision Ag Provides Autosteering Option for Pantera

Melissa SandfortEquipment, Industry News

Topcon Precision Agriculture will begin providing an automatic steering option for the Pantera self-propelled sprayer, manufactured by German Amazonen-Werke H. Dreyer GmbH & Co. KG. The system consists of a hydraulic kit, specifically developed by AMAZONE for the Pantera to function with the Topcon System 150 automatic steering application.

The Topcon system is fully integrated into the Pantera sprayer. The System 150 automatic steering and section control are compatible and have been tested with the Pantera to meet exacting AMAZONE standards.

The core of the Topcon System 150 is the AGI-3 GPS receiver. The dual-constellation GNSS receiver utilizes signals from both GPS and GLONASS satellite systems. Topcon GNSS receivers will also be able to receive other satellite constellations (including the European Galileo system) when they become operational.

The AGI-3 is not only a GNSS receiver, it contains inertial sensors and steering controller, plus includes integrated terrain and slope compensation for easy incorporation with existing steering components on the vehicle. With optional RTK-GPS, an accuracy of +/- 2 cm can be achieved.