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Add-On Auto Steer Fits Older Equipment
Farmers using tractors built as far back as the late 1970’s can now enjoy the benefits of hands-free steering thanks to the new Rebel™ autosteer system from Outback Guidance. Product Manager Mike Bannister says that Rebel opens the door for virtually any farmer, regardless of operation size, to enjoy the economic and operations benefits of autosteer.
  Rebel is available in three packages that cost from $5,995 to $11,995. The lowest priced Rebel Broad-Acre version, designed for tillage, offers precision control from 6 to 8 in., pass-to-pass. It includes a 7-in. touchscreen display, a smart antenna, the intelligent drive control system, and the hydraulic steering kit. Optional cost items include a 10-in. screen, an ISOBUS control or a Legacy control. The mid-level Rebel Row-Crop system, priced at $8,995, includes the same equipment as the lower priced model, with accuracy at 2 to 4 in. pass-to-pass. The RTK Rebel Sub-Inch provides sub 2-in. accuracy pass-to-pass, ideal for planting and spraying. All three versions adapt to any terrain and provide accuracy for straight lines, curved or contour fields, and around obstacles.
  Bannister says the Rebel system even has built-in Wi-Fi for connectivity, allowing internet updates. There’s also camera support and a steering feature for headland turns. An electronic steering option turns the wheel of most farm equipment and can hook into steering technology built into newer equipment. The company says its pre-loaded profiles match equipment that most farmers already own, so they don’t have to buy expensive new tractors to achieve precise steering.
  The Rebel includes more than 1,000 pre-tested hydraulic systems to steer older or newer autosteer-ready equipment.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Outback Guidance, Ag Junction, 2207 Iowa Street, Hiawatha, Kan. 66434 (ph 800 247-3808; www.handsfreefarm.com).

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2018 - Volume #42, Issue #4