US: Trimble introduced Trimble EZ-Pilot system. It turns the steering wheel with its integrated electric motor drive using global navigation satellite system (GNSS) guidance from the CFX-750 display or the FmX integrated display.
The EZ-Pilot system features a sleek design with the motor integrated into the steering column, providing clear access to the instrument panels and controls in the cab. The flexibility of the system also allows for unrestricted manual steering when the system is not in use.
Some of its features include:
– Leveraging the new Trimble T3 Enhanced Terrain Compensation Technology, the EZ-Pilot system adjusts vehicle steering to compensate for rough terrain or slopes and hillsides.
– Higher torque provides better steering of vehicles with more rigid power steering systems, such as floaters.
– Compatibility with telescoping steering wheels allows users to adjust the steering wheel up or down based on personal preference and fit.
“Our goal was to provide a steering system that gives our customers an affordable but high-performing option between our entry-level EZ-Steer system and top of the line RTK-level Autopilot system,” said Erik Arvesen, vice president of Trimble’s Agriculture Division. “The EZ-Pilot system delivers the high accuracy needed for precision operations, such as strip-till or row crop, at a very affordable price.”