The Precision Farming Event produced a good crop of new GPS devices.
Guidance now joins the existing functions on the Amazone GPS Switch console. The upgrade to GPS-Track will cost about £800, but will be supplied for a free trial period on all new units. The new system employs the signals from the existing GPS receiver and, as standard, works with the free Egnos service but will also work with other with other correction signals.
The guidance lightbar is shown at the top of the screen and uses arrows to indicate how far away the machine has deviated from the track. This also shows the actual distance in figures and larger, with red arrows showing the operator which way to steer to get back on track. It is also possible to upload application maps for applying variable rates.