Smart U-Turn vs. Basic U-Turn: Which is Right for Your Auto Steer System?

FJDynamics offers a range of auto steer systems for agricultural vehicles, including the AT1 and AT2. Both systems provide impressive navigation and maneuverability for tractors, ensuring precise fieldwork performance. Among the many features offered by these systems are two distinct U-turn functions - the Smart U-turn and the Basic U-turn. We will walk you through these two functions to help you select the best option for your needs.

What is Smart U-turn?

The Smart U-turn function is an advanced feature that utilizes a comprehensive analysis of field boundaries to strategically plan the most suitable path for your tractor, minimizing space usage in the headlands. It enables automatic turns and efficient closing of headlands, making it an excellent option for larger fields. 


How it helps with field work?

Complete and automatic driving path: The Smart U-turn generates a comprehensive driving path that includes all necessary turns and headlands closing, eliminating the need for additional manual input during the operation. 

Minimal operator intervention: With the Smart U-turn, operators can focus on other tasks while the system takes care of all navigation and turning requirements. 

How does Basic U-turn work?

The Basic U-turn function, on the other hand, offers two different turn shapes – Ω shape and fishtail shape – providing flexibility in various field types and situations.

Ω-shaped U-turn: This one-click turnaround function is well-suited for irregularly shaped fields with ample turning space at the headlands. With a simple click on the screen, the system initiates the turn, making it much easier for operators to navigate challenging areas.

Fishtail-shaped U-turn: Designed for irregular fields with limited turning space at the ends, the fishtail-shaped route provides a better solution for tight maneuvering situations. Similar to the Ω-shaped U-turn, operators must click the screen to initiate each turn.
Note: Manual switching between forward and reverse gears is required.



Both the Smart U-turn and Basic U-turn functions have their strengths and are designed with specific field types and challenges in mind. If you're working in large fields and require a fully automated solution, the Smart U-turn is the best choice. For those who need more flexibility in navigating irregularly shaped fields with varying turning space, the Basic U-turn is the way to go. Ultimately, the choice depends on your unique operational needs and field conditions.

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