Attachments, true ground speed radar sensor
Dual-beam radar emission horns

Dual-beam radar emission horns

Dual-beam radar (tracks tractor shown)

Dual-beam radar (tracks tractor shown)

In today’s agricultural environment, accuracy and precision are more important than ever. Even with something as basic as ground speed, operators need key information for precise control of various implements and the tractor. To support these needs, tractors ordered with (code 9023) will have a dual-beam radar unit when ordered as a factory- or field-installed option.

There are several key features that have changed from previous designs.
 
First, there are two horns for exit of the radio beam. This dual-beam design assures a powerful and accurate signal that will cut through interference that at times makes single-beam units inaccurate. (See 1 in the image above for beam locations.) Dual-beam output makes radar less susceptible to hard surface or tall/wavy grass interference.
 
Accuracy is aided by a heavy-gauge mounting bracket and rubber isolators that reduce chances that vibration can affect the radio signal.
 
Dual-beam radar has a fast update rate. When the tractor comes to a stop, accelerates, or varies speed, the indicated ground speed on the tractor display will closely match the actual ground speed. This is important for implements that use radar speed to control operation such as planters, seeders, fertilizer applicators, and sprayers.
In addition, the dual-beam radar does not require calibration to assure accuracy. Its self-calibrating ability is sure to save setup time by elimination of a special procedure that was required in the past.
The radar true ground speed sensor activates the following CommandCenterTM or performance monitor readouts:
  • Percent slip
  • Hitch slip command (if equipped)


Radar usage improves the accuracy of the following CommandCenter or performance monitor functions:

  • Area covered
  • Area/hour
  • Distance and ground speed
Dual-beam units are compatible with controller area network (CAN) bus and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) bus electrical systems.
 
CodeAttachmentDescription
878U 

Radar with dual-beam sensor.


Note: Available on 6R Series Tractors.
8242 

Radar with dual-beam sensor


Note: Available with 7R, 8R, 8RT, 9R, 9RT, 9R Scraper, and 9RT Scraper Series Tractors.
9023 

Radar with dual-beam sensor


Note: Available with 7030 Premium Series Small-Frame, 7030 Series Large-Frame, 8030, model year 2010 8R and 8RT, and 9030 Series Wheel and Track Tractors.
 RE324688

Radar mounting kit


Note: Compatible on 7R Series Tractors with PQT Transmissions.  Must order radar separately.
 RE324687

Radar mounting kit


Note: Compatible on 7R Series Tractors with IVT Transmissions.  Must order radar separately.
 RE278980

Kit contains dual-beam radar sensor only - order through Service Parts


Note: Compatible on 6030, 7030 and 7R Series Tractors. Mounting kits are sold separately to fit different tractor models.  CommandCenter activation is required for 6030 Premium Series and 7030 Premium Series Tractors to complete installation. Order AL178365 software download from PDC to activate function.
 RE278982

Kit contains dual-beam radar sensor only - order through Service Parts


Note: Compatible on 7R and 9R Series EU Tractors
 RE278984

Kit contains dual-beam radar sensor only - order through Service Parts


Note: Compatible on 7R and 9R Series UK Tractors
 RE278986

Kit contains dual-beam radar sensor only - order through Service Parts


Note: Compatible on 7R and 9R Series AU Tractors
 AL171547

Radar mounting kit


Note: Radar unit sold separately.

Compatible with 6030 and 7030 Premium Series Tractors.

 RE250705

Radar mounting kit


Note: Radar unit sold separately.

Compatible with 7030 Series Large-Frame Tractors.

 RE244445

Radar mounting kit


Note: Radar unit sold separately.

Compatible with 7020 Series Large-Frame Tractors.

 AR245564

Radar mounting kit


Note: Radar unit sold separately.

Compatible with 8030 and 8R Series Wheel Tractors.

 AR245330

Radar mounting kit


Note: Radar unit sold separately.

Compatible with 8030 and 8R Series Track Tractors.

 RE261439

Radar mounting kit


Note: Dual-beam radar is not compatible with 9020 Series Wheel or Tracks Tractor equipped with field-installed tow cable. Radar unit sold separately.

Compatible with 9020 Series Wheel and Track Tractors.

 RE269592

Radar mounting kit


Note: Radar unit sold separately.

Compatible with 9030 and 9R Series and Scraper Tractors.

 RE269398

Radar mounting kit


Note: Radar unit sold separately.

Compatible with 9030T and 9RT Series Track Tractors.

 
Last Updated : 14-Aug-2014