It seems that the question has been raised as to why wheel angle sensors are required on GeoSteer installations as well as recommended on ParaDyme installations. As such I am going to take some time this week to explain what a wheel angle sensor does, why it is important and how to get it just right.
When using integrated hydraulic steering systems such as the ParaDyme and GeoSteer, wheel angle sensors are important for achieving the highest level of accuracy. A wheel angle sensors job is to know the exact location of the steering wheels or articulation point. This allows the system to know your exact GPS position using the receiver as well as the exact position of the wheels. Without a wheel angle sensor you will still have your exact GPS position but the system has to guess which direction the wheels are pointed based off of changes in the vehicle heading while moving.Keep Reading