Farmers are never done learning, says Alex Burge with Topcon. In a recent interview at the Farm Progress Show Burge told me about all the newest innovations from Topcon, pointing out that it’s a never ending process to find out what’s being added to the field of precision farming.
That’s why Topcon took their Road Show Semi out to the growers- sharing updates and redesigns to their products like the TopNET Global-D correction service providing high-accuracy decimeter positioning that eliminates the need for a base station for customers using the Topcon AGI-4 GNSS receiver. They’re also talking about the release of the Athene™ ECU to their lineup of application control units. Athene is an ISOBUS ECU with ISO-UT or Universal Terminal user interface designed to offer industry-leading spreader control to support granular belt fertilizer spreaders.
They’re also releasing information on a new steering device. The AES35 will be better for farmers, Burge told me.
“It will be better for farmers for a lot of reasons. Number one, there will be a switch right there, the cabling will be more simple. The LED status light is on top, but the main feature is its also water proof. So a water proof steering device for an open station tractor. It many not be as popular in the United States, but it will be popular in Central and South America.”
The Farm Progress Show was also one of several sights for Topcon Sweepstakes and give-aways that will happen in February.
In an effort to demonstrate Digi-Star’s commitment to both enabling grower success in the face of challenging crop prices and the continued value of scale systems on grain carts, Digi-Star announces a promotional program that provides growers a $1,000 trade-in value toward the purchase of a GT 560 Harvest Tracker system. This trade-in opportunity is available directly to growers via online portal or from a Digi-Star or Topcon local dealer.
To learn more about those programs or hear about what’s new at Topcon, listen to my interview with Alex: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/FPS16-TopCon-Burge.mp3″ text=”Interview with Alex Burge, TopCon”]