CLAAS HAS introduced a new automatic steering system, GPS Pilot Flex, which can be quickly and easily transferred between different machines.

Until now, in addition to the GPS Copilot, which indicates a path to which the operator manually steers, the only automatic 'hands-free' steering system that Claas offered was GPS Pilot.

The Flex version is attached to the steering column and does not rely on any valves within the steering system, making it easy to swap between different machines, such as tractors, combine harvesters or forage harvesters.

Installation is simple, as the control system is fully integrated into a control box and steering wheel that is fitted in place of the normal steering wheel.

Having removed the steering wheel and replaced it with the appropriate steering wheel, commands are sent directly to the wheel's electric motor and then directly to the steering linkage.

Designed for use with the Claas GPS Pilot S3 automatic steering terminal. Where this is already fitted to the machine, all that is required is to change over the steering wheel.

On machines not already fitted with GPS PILOT S3 then the navigation processor, S3 terminal and GPS antenna can also be easily moved over.