A FieldBee autosteer system can be installed in 3 ways:
- by the farmer himself;
- by any mechanic (as our autosteer controller is similar to devices from Mullen Electronics, AgLeder, etc.);
- by an authorized FieldBee partner in Germany.;
Most of our customers choose to install the FieldBee system themselves. It may take some effort but in the end, they have a system that they understand and can use at the maximum capacity for their particular needs. Some potential buyers worry that they won’t be able to install our autosteer devices on their machinery or that they’ll need to spend a lot of money to have a professional install them.
While FieldBee provides autosteer and MDU installation services in a number of countries, most farmers can easily complete the process themselves. In this article, we will give you important installation tips. You can also read the FieldBee MDU installation guide on our website to get even more information.
What is an MDU?
Can I install the MDU by myself?
How to prepare the vehicle for MDU installation?
Once you’ve gathered all the tools, you need to make sure that your vehicle’s steering wheel and steering systems are in full working order. Try driving the vehicle to test that the steering wheel moves both right and left and ensure that there’s no play when you move the wheel. It’s also best to thoroughly clean your machine before starting the installation process and check the health of its battery and wiring.
How to carry out MDU installation?
“MDU is a universal solution, but the biggest issue farmers can experience with it is jamming when the module is not installed parallel to the steering wheel.” – Alexey Bogatyryev, FieldBee CTO
Antirotation pins and brackets
There are three generic (universal) antirotation kits to meet the demands. The design of the two most popular antirotation kits 200-0353-01 and 126-0046-01 is similar to the “clamp”. Such kits can be easily clamped to the steering column tubes or steering column shroud. They are recommended for most tractors with a bare steering column or with a rubber dust cover on the steering column.
200-0353-01 Anti-rotation kit
126-0046-01 Anti-rotation kit
126-0079-01 Anti-rotation kit