GSI was one of the many agricultural equipment companies that took advantage of the National Farm Machinery Show’s trade show to market their products. Chuck met up with GSI’s Gary Woodruff to find out more about what they have to offer.
“GSI has been in the business since about 1971. We started out as a grain bin company and over the years grown acquiring other companies. Adding material handling, adding grain dryers, top drys and other equipment. We grew as a private company. We then since went through another type of ownership and recently in December of 2012 we were purchased by AGCO. We are very happy to be one of the AGCO companies.”
Gary shares with Chuck their not so new product, yet still very popular, the Watchdog. A device that allows you to pull up the exact screen that’s on the dryer as along as it has internet capabilities. GSI customers love this because their is no learning curve. It also allows the operator to make any safe changes remotely. All this is done through an IP address and personal password.
“Two or three years ago the early adopters loved this. The biggest issue we had was a lot farms did not have local area networks. We were using cell phone modems. The thing we have noticed in the last 18 months is a much higher percentage of farms have a local network or have web technology. In the last 18 months the usage of this product has increased dramatically.”
To learn more about this and other GSI products, visit your local GSI dealer. Watchdog can be used on any of their Vision Portable Dryers Systems or our Vision Tower Systems. Gary suggests using the dealer finder on their website to find one in your area.
You can listen to the interview with Gary here: Interview with Gary Woodruff