15 Reasons Farmers Use Tractor GPS Guidance Systems

Driving in straight parallel lines on a tractor is a real pain for almost every farmer. Can a Tractor GPS Guidance System help you tackle this problem single-handedly?

eFarmer has over 10 years of experience in precision farming technologies. Our App has been downloaded by over 85,000 farmers from all over the world. We decided to ask our community whether or not they need a navigation system to carry out their work. We have received more than 1000 answers. (Wow!)

90% of our community of eFarmers have reached out and let us know that they need Tractor GPS Guidance Systems.

Below you can find the TOP 15 reasons for WHAT farmers are using it and WHY:

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  1. It improves efficiency and saves costs. 80% of farmers state that this is the main reason they have a GPS guidance system.
  2. It works in rows. Don’t miss spots. Don’t do overlaps. This is especially important for seeding, tilling, spraying, as well as other important field operations.
  3. The ability to work at night and during low visibility. To assist during and after rain and/or dust.
  4. Operator comfort and safety. Reduce stress. “Must confess it helps me in those difficult hours staying awake and focused” – wrote one of our users. “The fertilising would be much easier” – wrote another one.
  5. Drive like a PRO. So less experienced operators can work in tractors.
  6. Avoid obstacles such as rocks and ground hog holes.
  7. Keep data about the fieldwork. Easy calculation of distance and area. Saving job report.
  8. Section control (visual)
  9. Save time
  10. Find unsprayed areas
  11. Traceability
  12. Precision. More accurate planting and boom spraying
  13. Blind weeding in organic farming
  14. Better for the environment
  15. And finally for laying out traps in perfectly straight lines in for instance a crawfish pond.

Many farmers replied to us that they wish to have a navigation system but their fields are too small to justify buying one. We have good news for these farmers. The price of our new GPS antenna that we are about to launch will pay back even on small scale!

Thank you for reading this. Next time we will be talking about the myths and realities about the accuracy of navigation systems. How much accuracy do you really need? Is it 50 cm, 20 cm or 0 cm?

Find out and receive an answer to this question on our next blog!

This is what we have learned from our community of eFarmers. It would be very interesting to hear about your experiences. Please share your comments here under the post.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.
Written by Michael Utkin

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CEO, eFarmer

 

3 Response Comments

  • Robert TweedieDecember 3, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Hello I have a Trimble system which is not that great,i have found my tablet to be as good but needs a better antenna can’t wait

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    • Michael UtkinDecember 7, 2016 at 2:27 am

      many thanks for the interest Robert, we will present it next week

      Reply
  • Sanjay pawarDecember 3, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    We farmers Grover’s in maharashtra India.

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