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.
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 from them.
3. Less down time
Did you know technology can help reduce down time? This one is dual-fold, as newer technology reduces the potential for down time from electronics and offers quicker channels to help with remote support, but some technology can reduce down time of the machinery also. Foam markers on sprayers and planter markers can cost precious hours in the field when not operating correctly, and guidance or auto-steer can reduce or eliminate this threat.
Technology plays an important role in the operation’s efficiency. Up-to-date technology can farther enhance this with remote support and remote file transfer. Automatic shutoffs on your planter or sprayer will also increase the field efficiency of the machine, as will auto-steer.
No other place in a farm operation that I have found can you get a quicker return on your investment than technology. Most every piece of technology we work with can pencil a return to you on paper, either through cost savings or increased yield, and sometimes both.