Machines and operators go a long way towards keeping you running at peak efficiency, but even the most advanced operators and equipment can fall short without the right technology to back them up. Technologies such as grade control, site positioning, payload monitoring and asset tracking can help you achieve more accurate results in less time and using fewer machines than ever thought possible.
To keep your productivity high and move your operation to new levels of efficiency, contact a Butler representative today to find out what we can do for you.
Precision Planting – A better ROI
Eliminate Row-by-Row Variability
Many growers today understand traditional liquid application hardware lacks even distribution across the field. However, they may fail to realize their current system could have 15-30% row-by-row variation of the application. This variation creates hidden hunger (unobservable deficiency) or over application, both impacting farm profitability. Do you know how much product is being applied on each row of your equipment?
Today’s standard drive systems are complex, made up of 138* parts that must work together perfectly to position your seed for success. Even with a well-maintained planter, every one of those parts in the system increases your risk of planting errors. Planting your crop is the most important thing you will do each year. You’ve picked the right hybrids, the right population, the right fertility plan. Do you want to risk all that on the performance of 138 interacting parts?
Every 1% Loss in Singulation Costs You up to 2.5 Bu/A**
Meter performance is a key contributor to yield. If your meters perform at less than 99% singulation, you are losing out on yield. Walk your fields and measure off 17’ 5” of one of your 30” rows. Is there one skip? Is there a double? Are there more? Can you afford that at today’s grain prices?
*Based on 16 row planter. **VDrive required.
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Trimble is a leading provider of advanced positioning solutions that maximize productivity and enhance profitability. Though best known for GPS technology, Trimble integrates a wide range of positioning technologies including laser, optical and inertial technologies with application software, wireless communications and services to provide complete commercial solutions.
Trimble’s rugged TMX-2050 display has a large 12.1 (30.8 cm) high-definition touch screen with sharp visuals and a bigger, clearer image. Built on the Android, operating system, the flexible platform integrates into your operation seamlessly, and the intuitive interface makes it easy for both beginner and advanced users to easily implement precision agriculture solutions. The Android, platform lets you choose the application you want to use based on the work you need to do today”FmX® Plus or Precision-IQ,. The FmX Plus app leverages the same familiar workflows and menus of the Trimble FmX integrated display so there’s no need to retrain or learn new software. The Precision-IQ app provides a graphics-rich and streamlined workflow designed specially on the TMX-2050, display and for today’s leading grower.
ADVANCED PRECISION AGRICULTURE FUNCTIONALITIES, INCLUDING:
Guidance and Mapping
- Coverage, point, line and area mapping
- Manual guidance for a number of field patterns, or add hands-free guidance with the EZ-Steer, EZ-Pilot, , or Autopilot, steering systems
- Implement control with TrueGuide, and True Tracker, systems
- Combine row guidance with RG-100 row guidance
Planting and Nutrient/Pest Management
- Nitrogen sensing with GreenSeeker® system
- Full Field-IQ, crop input control capabilities, including spinner speed control for spreaders, advanced seed monitoring, 6-product variable rate application control and automatic section control
- Yield Monitoring capabilities for grain crops, including variety tracking, load tracking and auto-cut width
- Land leveling and levee installation with the FieldLevel II, system
- Surface and subsurface drainage with the WM-Drain, system
- Wireless data transfer between multiple vehicles operating in the same field using Connected Farm,
- Wireless data transfer between the field and farm office using Connected Farm,
- Data analysis and reporting with Farm Works Software®
From the very beginning, Ag Leader has worked to provide growers a package of precision agriculture tools that all work together, no matter the color of the equipment or the level of experience.
The Ag Leader Integra display puts cutting-edge precision farming technology at your fingertips. The large, full-color 12.1³ HD touchscreen makes reading and using your display easy. No matter the color of your equipment, you can use it in your cab to do planter and application control, mapping, yield monitoring, real-time data logging and more. It even has four live video inputs so that you can keep an eye on your equipment while it’s in operation. With a completely integrated guidance system, the Ag Leader Integra display keeps the œprecision in precision farming.
GREEN FIT authorized interface for John Deere AutoTrac™
It’s as simple as “Plug and Play” is the phrase all farmers want to hear when talking about technology. With the new Green Fit system from Reichhardt, “Plug and Play” is finally a reality when using John Deere AutoTrac Guidance with exciting new products like the Challenger 1000 Series, MT700 CVT, or all new C Series RoGators. Green Fit is an authorized navigation interface that utilizes existing John Deere AutoTrac Guidance System to steer most Challenger tractors and sprayers. Green Fit eliminates the worry of learning and converting to a new steering system when buying an industry-leading Challenger product from Butler.
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The Ultra Guidance PSR
The Ultra Guidance PSR is an automatic steering system for tractors and self-propelled machines used in general farming, produce production, or vineyards. The system can use either an electronic steering motor or the hydraulic steering system can guide the vehicle alongside contours, tracks, or rows. It offers the highest accuracy in any application, and will save you money, increase yields and help protect the environment.
DELIVERING MORE POWER AND PRODUCTIVITY
Raven is known for their ground-breaking ideas and products that improve the position of growers around the world. From field computers to boom controls, from GPS guidance to steering systems, Raven is leading the way for precision ag technology that delivers in the field.
Raven’s Viper® 4 integrates with Raven’s full line of products into one networked platform that offers a responsive touchscreen and an intuitive, tablet-style interface with swiping features and horizontal or vertical orientation. Customize your Viper® 4 by user and machine – it’s colorblind which means it works with equipment of every brand. Easy job set-up, fewer touches and greater efficiency allow for extraordinary data management capabilities.
WHY SHOULD YOU FARM WITH GPS?
GPS reduces expenses by calculating the right amount of chemicals needed for your fields. Not only can GPS instruct your planter to shut off individual rows when it is traveling over an area that has already been planted, but GPS can also control sprayers and will turn off certain nozzles when a sprayer is covering plants that have already been sprayed.
Harvest crops faster and more precisely with GPS-equipped machines. For example, if you planted seeds using RTK corrections, GPS can tell exactly where your crop is located when you return to harvest.
GPS increases productivity by reducing operator fatigue. Assisted steering systems can reduce fatigue because you don’t have to concentrate on constantly driving a vehicle at all times.
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