Last week I traveled to Alexandria, MN for the Trimble Mid Year Reseller’s Meeting. Trimble has made some great strides in the precision ag arena, and I am excited to have been part of it.
Trimble trained us on their new Ag 3000 cellular modem, which is used to connect to a VRS or CORS network for RTK corrections. I had the privilege of testing this product for Trimble this spring, which most of you have read about in my previous posts. They announced the pricing at $1995 for the modem, and $800 per year for the cellular service. The Ag 3000 modem should be availabe for sale this fall.
Another great product they are introducing to the market is True Guide, which is their new passive implement steering. Trimble has pioneered the way with implement steering using many different methods to hydrauliclly steer the implement separate from the tractor, but now they are offering an option to correct implement drift by steering the tractor offline in an effort to pull the implement on the line. Pictures of testing looked really good, and I believe this could be a great technology moving forward.
All in all, it was a great week both in learning and networking with fellow Trimble dealers from around the midwest.