15 Reasons Farmers Use Tractor GPS Guidance Systems

Driving in straight parallel lines on a tractor is a real pain for almost every farmer. Can a Tractor GPS Guidance System help you tackle this problem single-handedly?
eFarmer has over 10 years of experience in precision farming technologies. Our FieldBee App has been downloaded by over 120,000 farmers from all over the world. We decided to ask our community whether or not they need a navigation system to carry out their work. We have received more than 1000 answers. (Wow!)
90% of our community of farmers have reached out and let us know what do they need Tractor GPS Guidance Systems for.
Below you can find the TOP 15 reasons for WHAT farmers are using it and WHY:

  1. It improves efficiency and saves costs. 80% of farmers state that this is the main reason to have a GPS guidance system.
  2. It works in rows. Don’t miss spots. Don’t do overlaps. This is especially important for seeding, tilling, spraying, as well as other important field operations.
  3. The ability to work at night and during low visibility. As well as assist during and after rain and/or dust.
  4. Operator comfort and safety. Reduce stress. “Must confess it helps me in those difficult hours staying awake and focused” – wrote one of our users. “The fertilising would be much easier” – wrote another one.
  5. Drive like a PRO. So less experienced operators can work in tractors.
  6. Avoid obstacles such as rocks and groundhog holes.
  7. Keep data about the fieldwork. Easy calculation of distance and area. Saving a job report.
  8. Section control (visual)
  9. Save time
  10. Find unsprayed areas
  11. Traceability
  12. Precision. More accurate planting and boom spraying
  13. Blind weeding in organic farming
  14. Better for the environment
  15. And finally for laying out traps in perfectly straight lines in for instance a crawfish pond.

Many farmers replied to us that they wish to have a navigation system but their fields are too small to justify buying one. We have good news for these farmers. The price of our new FIeldBee GNSS antenna will pay back even on a small scale!
Thank you for reading us. Next time we will be talking about the myths and realities of the accuracy of tractor navigation systems. How much accuracy do you really need? Is it 50 cm, 20 cm or 0 cm?
Find out the answers in our next article!
This is what we have learned from our community of farmers who are using FieldBee app. It would be very interesting to hear about your experiences. Please share your comments here under the post.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.
Written by Michael Utkin
CEO, eFarmer

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