All available systems for automatic turning currently execute the manoeuver when moving forward, and are therefore ideal for drawn implements. The current turn types do however have their limits in practice. The “keyhole” turn needs a large headland to drive on after turning. When performing a U-turn, the headland can be much smaller because rows are bypassed (broad acre cropping), but then the implement cannot finish the row in a straight line.
The new Fendt VariotronicTI Turn Assistant also offers a reverse turn in two different versions: the Y-turn and the K-turn. These two turn types with a direction change have a number of advantages in practice. Firstly, an automatic turn can be executed even on smaller structures. Automated turns are also an option for three-point mounting implements if you need to finish a row in a straight line, for example when ploughing.