AUTOFARM LOWERS PRICE
GUIDANCE SYSTEM WORKS WITH MANY MACHINES
NOVARIANT Company, maker of the AutoFarm real-time kinematic (RTK) AutoSteer System, says it has priced its sub-inch accuracy system to be more accessible to more growers. Price of the vehicle components start at $25,000 for selected tracked models and go up to $28,000 for wheeled and articulated vehicles. Prices of the base station start at $6,500 for mobile configurations.
The system is engineered for interoperability that allows integration with any brand and model of tractor, sprayer or harvester. In addition to RTK GPS, the most precise GPS available, AutoFarm adds an ISO standards-based architecture that expands the compatibility with other equipment manufacturers' CAN bus. The new standards support means that the AutoFarm system can host other applications and can be deployed on other manufacturers' monitors.