Trimble Expands EZ-Office Software Capabilities

Kurt LawtonCompany Announcement, Harvesting, Planting, Software, Spraying, Trimble

If you’re looking to easily map and manage your field data, Trimble offers their new 2010 AgGPS EZ-Office software suite of products, designed and developed by FarmWorks, a division of Trimble. EZ-View, EZ-Office and EZ-Office Pro focus on data management in the office while EZ-Office Mobile software runs on the Trimble Nomad or Juno SB handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) … Read More

GPS Accuracy: How Accurate Is Accurate?

Kurt LawtonAg Leader, Education, Equipment, GPS, Guidance, Insights Weekly, Satellite, Trimble

If you’re familiar with yield mapping, automatic boom section control or other tasks that require a GPS signal, you may not truly understand how it works…or you may not care as long as it works, right! Let me simplify things. Basically, 11,000 miles from earth is a constellation of satellites (between 24 and 32 at any given time) strategically placed and … Read More

Precision In The Field at Sunbelt Ag Expo

Chuck ZimmermanSunbelt Ag Expo, Trimble, Video

The 2009 Sunbelt Ag Expo has concluded and it did include a number of exhibits from precision product companies. One of those, having the largest field demonstration wasTrimble. I stopped and spoke with Matt Hesse, Autopilot Sales Manager. The company was showing various levels of precision integration. They had two different land leveling systems. One used a GPS control and … Read More

Check Out Precision Agriculture At Sunbelt Ag Expo

Kurt LawtonAg Leader, Displays, Education, Equipment, Events, John Deere, Trimble

Southern growers get a chance to check out the latest precision farming technology at the annual Sunbelt Ag Expo farm show, set for October 20-22 in Moultrie, Georgia. Now in it’s 32nd year, it features 1,200 exhibitors and 600 acres of field demonstrations. And this year the show will feature a new Technology Innovations and Solutions series of seminars, sponsored … Read More

Trimble Adds Modem To Enhance RTK Signal

Kurt LawtonCompany Announcement, Equipment, GPS, Guidance, Satellite, Trimble

If constant RTK connection is an issue in some of your fields, Trimble has a new Ag3000 modem solution that works with their AgGPS Autopilot system. It allows farmers to improve machine guidance in areas where RTK (Real Time Kinematic) signal towers won’t reach. Trimble designed the Ag3000 to easily interface with Trimble Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers, lightbars … Read More

Trimble Expands Capabilities Of FmX Display

Kurt LawtonCompany Announcement, Displays, Equipment, GPS, Software, Trimble

Trimble‘s AgGPS FmX integrated display version 2.0 has added control of it’s mid-range, more cost-effective options, such as TrueGuide, EZ-Steer and LB25 detachable lightbar. Priced from US$5,995 MSRP, the FmX is a multi-function, touch screen controller with built-in Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers to address specific farmer needs in machine guidance, including control of the tractor and the implement … Read More

Precision Ag Retailer Blogs To Customers And Fans

Kurt LawtonAg Leader, Dealers, Education, InfoAg, Resources, Retailers, Trimble

Does your precision technology provider deliver good information to you in methods beyond direct contact or a Website? A good lesson regarding customer service and expanded ways to connect with customers comes from precision agriculture solutions provider HTS Precision Ag, based in Harlan, Iowa. For example, check out their blog called “Precision Ag Explained,” where Adam Gittins posts weekly insights … Read More

Trimble Buys Farm Works Software

Kurt LawtonCompany Announcement, Industry News, Software, Trimble

In a move stated to help accelerate its information management capabilties to offer precision farming customers significant new capabilities, Trimble acquired the assets of CTN Data Service, owner of Farm Works software. Farm Works provides integrated office and mobile software solutions for both the farmer and agriculture service professional. The software is compatible with a wide range of file formats … Read More

Trimble Acquires NTech & GreenSeeker Technology

Kurt LawtonCompany Announcement, Equipment, Fertilizer, Precision Ag in the News, Spraying, Trimble

Trimble expands its precision agriculture solutions offering by acquiring NTech, a leading provider of crop-sensing technology GreenSeeker and WeedSeeker. NTech products use optical sensing and variable rate application to apply only the inputs needed to maximize crop yield. The GreenSeeker nitrogen application system determines the health of a plant in real time and delivers the optimum amount of nitrogen. The … Read More

Trimble Offers Rebate On Precision Ag Tools

Kurt LawtonCompany Announcement, Equipment, GPS, Trimble

  If you’re in the market for precision agriculture equipment such as a good lightbar, an assisted steering system or an boom control system, Trimble is offering cash-back rebates of $150 to $300 until June 30. EZ-Guide® 250 lightbar — US $150 rebate EZ-Guide 500 lightbar — US $250 rebate EZ-Steer® assisted steering system — US $300 rebate EZ-Boom® system — US $150 rebate … Read More