Leica SteerDirect ES Plus launched; gives farmers more powerful and accurate steering on most tractor, sprayer and harvester models

Odense/Denmark, Heerbrugg/Switzerland, 17-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Leica Geosystems announced today 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/

About Leica Geosystems’ Ag Guidance Solutions
Whether looking to reduce input costs and increase productivity through more efficient application, or save on time and operator fatigue by lowering the number of passes in the field, Leica Geosystems provides farmers with a suite of simple, reliable and affordable agricultural guidance and precision farming tools.

Leica Geosystems’ Ag Guidance solutions combine state-of-the-art positioning technology with robust, compact hardware built to withstand the toughest field conditions. Compatible with a wide range of vehicles and third party equipment and modular in software design, Leica Geosystems’ products are flexible and scalable to suit individual requirements.

Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right
With close to 200 years of experience pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information.

Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3,800 employees in 33 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of Hexagon, Sweden.

Contact:

Agnes Zeiner
Director Marketing Communications
Leica Geosystems AG
CH-9435 Heerbrugg
Switzerland

Tel: +41 71 727 3131
E-Mail: agnes.zeiner@leica-geosystems.com

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Leica SteerDirect ES Plus launched; gives farmers more powerful and accurate steering on most tractor, sprayer and harvester models

Leica SteerDirect ES Plus launched; gives farmers more powerful and accurate steering on most tractor, sprayer and harvester models

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