2.5-cm accurate RTK auto-steer for tractors at an affordable price is available in Hungary
The CHCNAV NX510 SE automated steering system was launched in Europe in 2021 and has been remarkably well-received by the market.
It was presented for the first time in Hungary at the booth of our local distributor, Agrobook.hu Kft. at the NAK Field Days and Agricultural Machinery Exhibition organized by the National Chamber of Agriculture, the largest agricultural event in Hungary.
Figure 1. NX510 SE Auto Steer system presented by the local distributor, Agrobook.hu Kft.
At the event, the company's director, László Wittner, answered farmers' main questions about the practical operation of the NX510 SE.
- How complicated is the installation of the auto-steering system on the tractor?
"The greatest advantage of the NX510 SE is that it can be installed in almost any type of tractor. For example, we have already installed it in John Deere, Massey Ferguson, Landini and a Krone BigM mower in Hungary. Installation usually takes 40 minutes; including training, it takes no more than 5-6 hours," said László Wittner. "The cables of the auto-steering system can be completely hidden, so the final system will look like a factory installation," he added.
- What are the system's built-in connections and what is it compatible with?
The system has several built-in CAN ports, serial ports, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, a built-in 4G and UHF radio modem. It is ISOBUS compatible, so it communicates with all major equipment brands.
- Is there an opportunity to try the NX510 SE to evaluate its performance?
"Of course, there are trial opportunities, and our company has its demo tractor where farmers can come and try the system in person and see how it works," continued László Wittner. "We encourage everyone to take advantage of this test drive to see how the steering system works in practice, how easy it is to use and how handy it is. We provide all the information and support needed to make the system work for the farmer and operate with maximum efficiency in the existing tractor."
Figure 2. On the left, Mao Xunye, representative of the CHCNAV, in the middle László Wittner, CEO of Agrobook.hu Kft., and on the right Péter Pallos, regional sales manager of CHCNAV
- To which users and farms would you recommend the CHCNAV NX510 automated steering system?
"The NX510 is very well positioned in the domestic market in terms of price/performance ratio, as it is a mid-priced system with high technological specifications. I would definitely recommend it to small farms because experience has shown that this system pays for itself very quickly, not to mention that it makes work much more comfortable for the machine operators (who are commonly the farmers themselves). In this case, with an automated steering system, they can pay more attention to the machine and certainly be less tired at the end of the day.
The display meets today's top requirements with a large screen displaying the work area in the same level as other world-class brands and is convenient to use and quick to learn. The display is designed with a drop-proof, dust-proof and shock-proof cover (IP65 standard). It also has a Hungarian language menu," concluded László Wittner.
CHC Navigation (CHCNAV) creates innovative GNSS navigation and positioning solutions to make customers' work more efficient. CHCNAV products and solutions cover multiple industries such as geospatial, construction, agriculture and marine. With a presence across the globe, distributors in more than 120 countries and more than 1,500 employees, today CHC Navigation is recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in geomatics technologies.For more information about CHC Navigation [Huace:300627.SZ], please visit: https://www.chcnav.com/about-us/overview
Credit: Text and photos by László Wittner, Agrobook.hu Kft, Hungary.