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New Raven CRx+ Guidance Kit increases in-field productivity and efficiency.

The Raven CRx+ Guidance Kit reduces overlaps and skips and enhances crop uniformity. Image Courtesy of Raven Industries
New Raven CRx+ Guidance Kit increases in-field productivity and efficiency.

Raven Industries, a leader in automated aftermarket precision ag technology solutions, continues the expansion of its industry-leading guidance and steering portfolio for mixed-fleet operations with a new scalable and customizable version of its Raven CRx+ Guidance Kit.

The Raven CRx+ Guidance Kit combines the company’s proven guidance receivers, latest steering innovations, and newly enhanced in-cab displays, delivering a high-performance and cost-competitive solution that suits any task. Boasting electric performance comparable to hydraulic steering in addition to fast line acquisition, desired accuracy, and simple installation, the Raven CRx+ Guidance Kit helps farmers reduce overlaps and skips while enhancing crop uniformity and soil conservation. The end result: Increased productivity and efficiency.

The updated kit expands Raven’s fundamental core precision tech stack with enhanced components that will be delivered in 2024. To assemble a Raven CRx+ Guidance Kit, users choose one receiver (RS1TM or 500STM) and one display (the existing CR7® or CR12® or the new CR7®+ or CR12®+), completing the kit with the newly released DirectSteerTM electric auto-guidance unit. 

The kit features three new products:

  • CR7®+, Raven’s next-generation display with improved speed and responsiveness.
  • CR12®+, Raven’s updated 12-inch in-cab display with updated hardware and simplified user experience.
    • Both new CRx+ displays feature a redesigned CRx operating system with easy widget layouts and field planning.
  • DirectSteerTM, Raven’s simple, silent, and powerful electric smart motor autosteer solution.

In addition, future aftermarket portfolio developments will feature GNSS correction enhancements. Updated SSR (State Space Representation) corrections will give farmers real RTK accuracy via both cellular network and satellite. This gives users reliable correction services by providing a satellite-based back-up in case of signal loss, even in areas that aren’t well-covered by cellular networks.

Raven is currently developing a new GNSS receiver, the 900S, which will support these new SSR correction services with the ability to choose between satellite and cellular connection. The 900S will be another option that can be added to the Raven CRx+ Guidance Kit. Exact release date will be confirmed in a future announcement.

These new innovations highlight Raven’s commitment to giving farmers automated solutions that enhance efficiency and productivity. The Raven CRx+ Guidance Kit builds on the company’s proven leadership in developing aftermarket solutions that serve mixed-fleet applications. As Raven continues accelerated integration with CNH Industrial platforms, it remains committed to enhancing the user experience for farmers worldwide.

“The launch of the Raven CRx+ Guidance Kit is excellent proof of our customer-focused development, giving farmers powerful yet simple solutions for their day-to-day operations,” said Frank Dorenkamp, Raven Industries’ Europe Business Director. “The benefits of automation increase yield and profitability. We empower farmers to navigate their individual Path to Autonomy, maximizing ease and efficiency every step of the way.”

Watch this video to learn more about Raven Industries’ Path to Autonomy.

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The Raven CRx+ Guidance Kit reduces overlaps and skips and enhances crop uniformity. Image Courtesy of Raven Industries

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