In this article, you can read about the constantly growing list of navigation patterns available in our app, find out when these patterns are used, and discover how real farmers use each of these navigation pattern types in their fields.
FieldBee farmers often utilize the AB straight pattern in controlled traffic farming to reduce soil compaction. Since our app allows users to change implement width and perform AB line shifts, agriculture professionals can drive on the same lines even when they change tractor implements.
Tip: The AB straight pattern also allows you to avoid making harsh 360-degree turns on the boundaries of your fields. Since the FieldBee app calculates and outlines all the lines in advance, you can skip one or several lines after each run and come back to them later. This helps farmers save a lot of time during field operations.
FieldBee farmers who work on fields located adjacent to roads and freeways generally use AB curve as their pattern of choice. Even though curved fields are notoriously difficult to work with, you can get an extremely high productivity rate from them by using an autosteer system.
Tip: Curved patterns are applicable to create Headland on fields that have two sides for headland.
Headland Straight / Curve, Multiple
- One time – this option works the best for spraying operations when you need to drive around the headland of the field only one time and then proceed with the operation inside the field boundaries.
- Several times – this option is perfect for soil preparation, tilling, and seeding operations. You can calculate several headlands for the field using this pattern. You may plan up to 7 field lines, which you will later use as reversal lines.;
- Oddly shaped fields – if routes that were automatically calculated by the system are too hard to follow for you, you can create your own custom tracks that will be saved in the app for future navigation;
- Fields with a large number of obstacles – you can mark obstructions that will be avoided throughout auto driving paths;
- Operations where you want to follow the exact track that was used for seeding – just open your saved field track and perform other operations along the same lines;
- Precise turns – the app can use your past driving history to show other farm workers and contractors where exactly they need to turn around;
- Shift lines – you can shift your lines to fit with GPS offset or implement offset;
- Change implement width – this feature is useful when you want to recalculate AB lines (only) with different implement widths. You can start a track set with the new implement width.
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