7R driving on roadway
Is your 7R tractor the “Road Warrior” of your operation? If so, then Reactive Steering is for you. Adopted from the automotive industry, Reactive Steering brings a balanced feeling to the steering wheel much like your automobile.
The load-reactive steering valve uses hydraulic inputs from both the left and right steering cylinders. When pressures increase on one side (during a turn, for instance) the valve provides feedback to the steering wheel to help assist the steering wheel back to center.
On straightaways, Reactive Steering reduces hand movements by helping the operator to maintain a center line. During internal testing, hand movements are reduced by as much as 44 percent during straight line driving.
Do you find it challenging to navigate roundabouts, intersections, or curvy back roads? Then Reactive Steering is a game changer. As you rotate the steering wheel to complete your turn, simply relax your grip on the wheel and notice how the steering wheel of your 7R returns to center.
7R performing transport work
Relieve the stress from transport jobs like towing tankers, trailers, and dump wagons for long hours. Reactive steering provides a balanced, automotive feeling to your 7R. Have confidence that your operators can perform transport jobs day after day with less fatigue.
Taking your 7R off-road? No problem. Reactive Steering works great in the field too. However, if you prefer to operate with traditional steering, a toggle button on the display puts the steering mode into traditional hydraulic steering for that familiar feel in the field. Operators always have the option to enable or disable Reactive Steering from the display.
Reactive Steering page
Reactive Steering is not available while AutoTrac is engaged.
When an operator engages AutoTrac, Reactive Steering is automatically disabled. Once AutoTrac is disengaged, the steering mode will resume the previous state that was selected by the operator.
In addition, Reactive Steering is disabled when the tractor is placed into reverse. Once the tractor is placed into forward direction, the steering mode will resume the previous state that was selected by the operator.