PSR is Precision Farming
PSR steering systems by Reichhardt for vehicles and implements regardless of vehicle or implement brand were among the first retrofit solutions on the market. They differ from competitors in that they can uniquely use satellite signals and sensor technology, such as ultrasound or row sensors, for track guidance.
The system is universally designed and fits almost any vehicle. The integration of third-party components, such as GNSS receivers or ISO VT, sometimes saves on new purchases. Since older vehicles can also be upgraded, they too can be integrated into the requirements of modern agriculture.
Die PSR advantages
PSR opens up a wide range of application options through coordinated variants in one system. This results in a number of advantages for you:
Reliable precision means PSR
With PSR to precision for vehicle and equipment
Start and go
With ISO GUIDE Touch, you get a parallel driving tool for viewing lane lines, plotting field boundaries, creating coverage maps, and managing vehicles and implements. ISO GUIDE Touch is easy to install, as well as switch between different vehicles and helps with reducing gaps and overlaps.
- AUX-N for configuring operating elements, e.g. joystick.
- UT for display and operation of ISOBUS attachments
- Job management
- Automatic section control
- Pitch-specific application
- Upgrade to automatic steering system
PSR ISO is a classic
The PSR ISO automatic steering system from Reichhardt can be used on vehicles and implements. All possibilities for machine control can be used. For track guidance, satellite positioning and navigation (GNSS) or local positioning via sensor technology is used uniquely in one system. Any ISO VT can be used for operation and third-party receivers can also be used. Enables speeds below 30 m/h with Super Low Speed. All applications in the field and in special crops can thus be carried out with the desired accuracy in a crop-friendly and environmentally friendly manner.
The PSR ISO advantages
PSR ISO is the universal, ISOBUS-compatible, automatic steering system for vehicles and implements. This creates a number of advantages for you:
Professionals are in the right place
PSR ISO TOP is the new, further developed generation of the PSR steering system, which brings its own ISOBUS features through its new terminal and can thus provide a greater range of services than a conventional ISO-VT.
The Schlüter 1500 TVL tractor has become a symbol at Reichhardt for sustainability through retrofitting. Even an old-timer can still be used for Smart Farming applications and integrated into the next generation of Agriculture 4.0. Retrofit becomes futurefit.
These and other innovations in digital farming combined with reliable personal customer service make Reichhardt a preferred Smart Farming partner. Intelligent retrofits often avoid expensive investments in new machinery.
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These Apps offer more
There are many ways to make precision agriculture even more efficient and convenient:
The PSR ISO TOP advanages
PSR ISO TOP includes all the plus points of the classic PSR steering system and adds a number of benefits for you through the new terminal and panel:apps:
Application defines accuracy
Wherever there are no other markers in the field, tracking via satellite navigation signals (GNSS) in different accuracies is ideal. If the first operation is carried out with the aid of highly accurate RTK correction data, it is often possible to use it for all subsequent operations.
Plant rows, tramlines, crop edges or embankments, on the other hand, are scanned by ultrasonic sensors (SONIC) and the vehicle is guided along them with maximum accuracy. Ideal applications are in fruit, wine and vegetables, and they are also very popular in organic farming.
Low-wear plastic sensors (TAC), on the other hand, gently and precisely detect plants in closed row crops, such as corn, and steer the vehicle along them with maximum accuracy. Blockage-proof and weather-independent, this sensor performs its function reliably even in storage corn. Corn pickers and corn choppers find their optimal complement here, but also field sprayers can be perfectly retrofitted.
The sensor options by Reichhardt
Satellite positioning and navigation
Wherever applications are required for which there are no other markers in the field, tracking via satellite navigation (GNSS) in various accuracies is ideal. In addition, position detection is required for many applications in modern agriculture. The vehicle needs this information for automatic steering or site-specific cultivation of the land. If the very first operation is carried out using highly accurate RTK correction data, it is often possible to use it to carry out all subsequent operations as well. Combination with sensor technology is also possible.
Four satellite systems are currently available: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Beidou. Each of these systems operates with around two dozen satellites, which move in precisely defined orbits and ensure worldwide coverage with satellite signals. At least 4 satellites are required for position detection, and 7 satellites when using high-precision RTK correction data. Forest edges, groves of trees, valleys and hills can restrict the satellites’ range, making reliable position detection no longer possible.
You get a higher signal reliability, the more satellites your GNSS receiver can receive. With the RGS 200 and the RGS 700 by Reichhardt you are very well served:
RGS 200 – reliable GNSS receiver
RGS 200 by Reichhardt is a GNSS receiver for a track-to-track accuracy of +/- 30 cm. The compact design and the attractive price/performance ratio are ideal for Smart Farming applications, such as automatic section control. The appropriate connection cable is already included in the scope of services. Ideal for use in combination with the ISO-VT T800. The RGS 200 receiver is characterized by a high level of reliability thanks to the use of all common satellite systems.
RGS 700 – the new receiver generation
RGS 700 by Reichhardt is an RTK receiver for a repeatable accuracy of +/- 2 cm. The compact design and attractive price/performance ratio are ideal for smart farming applications that require high accuracy in real time, such as seeding. The matching connection cable and the 4G modem for cellular transmission are already included in the scope of delivery. The RGS 700 is characterized by the fact that it already supports signals planned for the future and, due to the large number of satellites received simultaneously (> 30), performs even more reliably in difficult situations (e.g. in the event of danger due to shadowing).
The bat principle
With a precision of < 3 cm, PSR SONIC is predestined for sowing, planting, harvesting and maintenance in arable and vegetable farming.
Teamplayer with GNSS
In the linked application with PSR SKY, the SONIC local positioning system unfolds its unlimited benefits: The ultrasonic sensors steer in line with centimeter precision, while the satellite receiver takes over the “row counting” for entering the next lane. This offers higher reliability, greater accuracy and even more convenience.
PSR SONIC 200
What is new is that now 4 sensors scan a plant row and a 3D model of the plant row is created. This means that the plants can still be reliably identified even in heavily weeded stands, assuming a slight growth advantage.
Highest precision also in poor visibility
PSR SONIC 200 works independently of plant colors, therefore sun position, shadows or dust have no influence on the performance. You will appreciate the minimal effort in adjustment especially during maintenance measures in seasonal work peaks. Your workload is reduced and even inexperienced operators quickly become familiar with the system.
Improved in closed and wind-broken stands
In closed stands and in advanced growth stages, leaf deflectors have proven their worth in reliably detecting track guidance. Supplemented by an adjustable sensor bracket, PSR SONIC 200 now delivers excellent results right from the start. In addition, PSR SONIC 200 also performs well in stands with wind breakage as the ultrasonic sensors detect the plant stalks and thus the implement remains precisely on track even in such cases.
Smart Farming for vineyard and vegetable production technology
Special circumstances require special solutions and therefore tracking in vineyards to detect the row requires a completely different orientation of the sensor technology. With a special design in cooperation with a well-known manufacturer, an optimal retrofit solution for you as a winemaker could be created here, perfectly adapted to your technology.
While automatic steering systems have long been established in arable farming, the implements used in viticulture and vegetable growing often appear to be too special for smart retrofits. Equipped with the right sensor technology, the universal ISOBUS-compatible PSR ISO automatic steering system by Reichhardt is an ideal tool for more sustainable success, because the use of satellite signals (GNSS) and sensor technology in just one system provides application advantages even in special crops.
Concentration on the implement
Especially on long working days or when using complex implements without any restrictions in ergonomics and driving comfort, you will be able to appreciate the support provided by sensor technology. In addition, the use of smart farming options also provides relief in documentation and an extension in the digitalization of the farm.
Precision farming in vineyards, orchards and fields
Since components from arable farming can be used on the vineyard tractor, in the orchard and vice versa, you do not create a new stand-alone solution, but an intelligent extension of smart applications on the farm is the result.
Harvesting and special machines
A further adaptation to special crops is used in harvesting machines. In grape harvesters, in addition to ultrasonic sensors, correction data is read from the harvest basket to navigate the machine precisely and gently over the row. This innovative solution allows the operator to concentrate fully on the settings even in sloping and uneven terrain.
The PSR advanages in speciality cultures
With PSR, you create an intelligent extension with smart applications in operation. This creates a number of benefits for you:
When the maize stand has reached a growth stage in which the individual rows can no longer be seen from the driver’s cab and the time pressure for crop protection or chopping is already breathing down your neck, the flexible row sensor by Reichhardt shows its uniquely good side. It unerringly finds its way on a bracket in front of the wheels of the field sprayer or mounted directly in the corn bit. Its mode of operation is tolerant of missing parts, and if desired, it can also orient itself exclusively to a row of maize. In any case, work in the cornfield is much easier.
This results in a number of advantages for you:
- Row width 50 – 80 cm
- Sufficient stalk strength required
- Usable e.g. in corn (from flag pushing stage), sunflowers, cotton
- Can be used as double sensor, single/half row sensor or combined with another TAC sensor.
Closed row crops with low plant growth height is one of the criteria where the use of PSR MEC is worthwhile. Lettuce, sugar beets, potatoes – care is paramount here, as the valuable fruits or tender leaves should not be damaged.
A hydraulic steering system retrofit, where we install a hydraulic steering valve for automatic track guidance, offers the full range of functions and the same precision as a factory pre-equipped vehicle. By using proportional steering valves, you get a high precise control range and the special accuracy that is only possible by directly controlling the steering cylinder. The steering wheel does not turn with it. With 5 valve designs, we support all common hydraulic systems.
This results in a number of advantages for you:
- High reaction speed
- Exact precision control range
- High precision
- Ideal for very slow and high driving speeds
- TÜV expert opinion for over 800 vehicles
Steering wheel motors take over the steering wheel as assistants by converting the electric steering impulses into a turning movement of the steering wheel. There is no intervention in the steering hydraulics of the vehicle. Steering assistants are particularly suitable for vehicles that are not used frequently, but where the advantages and comfort of an automatic steering system should not be dispensed with. They can also be used as a changeover system.
A number of advantages arise for you:
- UsaRetrofittable on almost all vehicles
- Usable with all Reichhardt steering systems
- Fast vehicle changeover
- Compact design
- High torque
- Inexpensive entry-level variant
- Ideal for machgines with few operating hours
Many new vehicles already have a pre-equipped track guidance systems ex works. Reichhardt has a defined communication protocol with many manufacturers, via which the steering system accesses the vehicle information and can control the vehicle at the same time. In addition, vehicle control elements, such as activation switches, can be read in and evaluated. This provides the same ease of operation as an integrated manufacturer solution ex works.
This results in a number of advantages for you:
- High operating comfort
- Use oft he operating elements in the vehicle
- Deep integration into the machine
- Safety concepts oft he vehicle are not influenced
- No TÜV registration necessary