GPS technology to save farming dollars

Yancy Jr., Cecil H.
March 2005
Southeast Farm Press;3/23/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 9, p17
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the first global positioning system-assisted steering technology on truck-type fertilizer applicators. The system also fits multiple farming implements. The diversified Pasquotank County, farmer who operates Tanglewood Farms watched as the first fertilizer truck outfitted with the Trimble EZ-Steer system was demonstrated at the Royster-Clark Inc., facility in Elizabeth City. Royster-Clark is the exclusive distributor of Trimble guidance products in the Southeast and Midwest. The portability of the system extends its use to a variety of farming implements. A bracket mounts the motor onto the steer wheel of the tractor, combine or truck. A set of cables also remains in each implement. Transferring the system to another implement would take only about 20 minutes. The light bar, electric motor, antennae and monitor are portable.


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