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Mar 25 2015

Auto Steer – Luxury or Valuable Tool?

March 25th, 2015|Ag Leader, auto steer, GPS, HTS Ag, Integra, Precision Agriculture, RTN|0 Comments

On this foggy overcast morning late in March, I'm sure that some of the same thoughts are racing through my mind as what many other farmers are experiencing  - mostly a mile long list of things to get done before planting, and in a flash spring fieldwork will be done and over like every other year.  [...]

Feb 3 2014

Top Five Reasons to Upgrade Technology Instead of Equipment

February 3rd, 2014|Ag Leader, auto steer, automatic shutoffs, autoswath, data management, GPS, HTS Ag, Precision Agriculture, yield monitors|0 Comments

5.  Ease of use Often times we can make a piece of machinery easier to run by implementing technology.  Auto-steer is a great example of this. 4.  Compatibility Some of the older systems in sprayers, combines, and tractors are no longer compatible with today’s computer systems, making it hard or impossible to capture the data [...]

Apr 16 2013

Can we really have autonomous tractors?

April 16th, 2013|auto steer, Autopilot, GPS, Precision Agriculture, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kinze’s autonomous project definitely got people talking and thinking, which also created a proof of concept so we know it can be done. I believe there are several stepping stones that need to happen between where we are today and widely used autonomous vehicles though. First, we need to have stable wireless communications between vehicles [...]

Apr 9 2013

Technology Tune-Up

April 9th, 2013|Ag Leader, auto steer, automatic shutoffs, autoswath, data management, GPS, HTS Ag, Integra, planter, Precision Agriculture, seedcommand, Training|0 Comments

As you get ready to head back to the field, there are some important things to consider regarding your technology used in the operation for fieldwork, so you can get the most value possible from it.  Often times you could be looking at several months since you have last used your display, so it is [...]

Apr 16 2012

So, just how accurate is that auto steer?

April 16th, 2012|Ag Leader, auto steer, GPS, HTS, Precision Agriculture|0 Comments

So many times I have been asked questions about auto steer - does it really work?  just how accurate is it?  can I get rid of my planter markers?  will it work in the hills?  They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I have included one below.  Let me give you a [...]

Feb 24 2012

“I can’t justify that, it just won’t pay”

February 24th, 2012|auto steer, GPS, Precision Agriculture, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The title of this post is a comment that I heard from a customer of mine this week, when we were discussing an auto steer system for his new tractor.  My response was, "Let's look at the numbers, and make sure that it is a good investment for your operation." So he shared some numbers from his [...]

Feb 11 2010

HTS honored Silver Circle Award from Trimble

February 11th, 2010|auto steer, Autopilot, Trimble|0 Comments

At the recent Trimble Annual Reseller's meeting, HTS received the Silver Circle Award for "Outstanding Sales and Invaluable Customer Service" in 2009.We are seeing a tremendous growth in the Autopilot steering systems, and I wanted to take a minute to break down the technology and its value.Autosteer in the midwest has been somewhat slow to [...]

May 5 2009

It’s so new, we’re still playing with the bubble wrap!

May 5th, 2009|auto steer, GPS, RTN|0 Comments

I thought I would take a moment to share some of my experiences about using the Iowa DOT Real Time Network on the autopilot in my tractor this spring. For those of you that don't know, the Iowa DOT put up a network of RTK base stations so that it covers the entire state with [...]

Oct 7 2008

Auto-Steer on a Combine?

October 7th, 2008|auto steer, combine, EZ Steer, Precision Agriculture|0 Comments

Yes, I did it. I know this may sound a bit extreme, but I took the plunge and put an EZ Steer on my combine for cutting soybeans. I wasn't extremely happy with the results at first, but I also think my expectations are quite high after running an autopilot on my tractor for planting. [...]