Raven Releases New, Simplified Mobile Steering System

Date: Jan 22, 2007 --

Sioux Falls, SD – Raven Industries announces the release of their newest assisted steering system, the QuickTrax system. This system offers all of the same great features as the standard SmarTrax steering system, such as hands-free steering, quick line acquisition, and sub-meter and decimeter modes, but with a much improved and simpler installation than the standard hydraulic valve system. Utilizing an electric motor drive and attached directly to the steering wheel, the QuickTrax system provides an easy solution for almost all steering applications. Standard hand tools are all that is needed to complete an installation and mobility from one machine to another is now easy to achieve.

QuickTrax can be used as a sub-meter system when coupled with a 10 Hz (or faster) sub-meter receiver, such as the Raven Phoenix 200 GPS receiver. It can also operate in decimetric mode when coupled with a high accuracy receiver like the Raven Phoenix 300 DGPS receiver and a Raven DGPS Enhancer.

According to Marlin Melander, Marketing Manager for Raven Flow Controls, “The addition of QuickTrax to our line-up will provide the producer with an easy-to-install and operate assisted steering system. It will also allow the user to move the kit from machine to machine, thus reducing the need to purchase additional systems for other vehicles.”

QuickTrax is now available from authorized Raven distributors and dealers. For a directory of Raven Distributors, please visit our Distributor Locator.

Celebrating 50 years of business innovation, Raven Industries was founded in Sioux Falls, SD in 1956, as a manufacturer of high-altitude research balloons for NASA and the American space program. From a single product line, they have evolved into a successful, diversified manufacturer publicly traded on NASDAQ (RAVN). Raven Industries’ Flow Controls Division has provided precision solutions to the agriculture market for more than 25 years. From flow controls to high accuracy GPS and steering systems, Raven leads the way in integrating technology for today’s agricultural market.