Outback System Guides Brazilian Sprayer

Kurt LawtonCompany Announcement, Equipment, GPS, Spraying

Stara, one of the world’s largest agricultural implement manufacturers based in Brazil, has teamed up with Hemisphere GPS to add Outback guidance,  auto steering and boon control to their newest self-propelled sprayer called Gladiador.

 “Hemisphere GPS products help elevate our sprayers among the precision farming industry and contribute to our goal of offering factory-installed precision agriculture solutions to our customers,” says Cristiano Paim Buss, Director of Technology for Stara. “Hemisphere GPS’ commitment to technology and innovation provides us with an extensive product portfolio that continues to support our advanced technology offerings.”

By combining the Outback Guidance products from Hemisphere GPS with Stara implement innovation, the new Gladiador sprayers have achieved an unprecedented level of work autonomy. Gladiador sprayers use the Outback S3 guidance system to provide precision guidance and a wide array of job management options. The Outback eDrive TC GPS assisted steering system automatically steers the sprayer, eliminating driver error and providing uniform treatments

In addition, Outback AutoMate allows the operator to independently control various sections of Gladiador’s massive 27 meter boom to dramatically reduce skips and overlaps and to reduce application waste. Also, available as an option to the customer is the Outback BaselineX RTK system which offers base station support for higher accuracy positioning.