I came across a new blog called ‘The Latest Dirt’ by Illinois farmer Jamie Walter who posted a video and his response to the question… “Does guidance/autosteering really pay?” His answer? A resounding YES!
By using GPS, we can dramatically improve efficiency. It allows us to reduce overlap, increase speed and decrease operator fatigue. This saves a bunch on inputs (fuel, seed, fertilizer, labor etc.) and helps us get more out of the very expensive equipment we run over our fields. At the same time, we’re able to be a little gentler on our environment too! Below is a little video of a common device.