TITLE

GPS technology to save farming dollars

AUTHOR(S)
Yancy Jr., Cecil H.
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press;3/23/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 9, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
16635909

 

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