This year Case IH made its Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) AccuTurn feature, an automated headland-turning technology, available on its Patriot Series sprayers. The software originated in Case IH’s autonomous concept vehicle program, which the brand showed off in a fully autonomous Magnum tractor a couple of years ago, and it has been available in tractors. Maximum turn speed capability has been increased from what was required in tractors to make it compatible with spraying applications.
AFS AccuTurn provides hands-free, automatic and repeatable headland turns. The “next-generation” AFS auto-guidance technology is compatible with the AFS Pro 700 display the brand has been offering across its equipment line, including in the Patriot Sprayers. The brand claims AccuTurn auto-guidance technology helps reduce skips and overlaps and simplifies machine operation.
“For the last year, operators have enjoyed the benefits of our new AccuTurn automated headland-turning on their tractors,” said Chris Dempsey, Case IH AFS marketing manager, in a press release. “Now, operators can take the guesswork out of turning on headlands on their sprayers as well through AccuTurn, which automatically controls the entire headland-turning process.”