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Controlling Snow Pack Through Controlled Traffic

A Montana wheat farmer’s approach to maximizing time and moisture
Working with Triangle Ag-Services out of Fort Benton, Montana, Pete decided it was time to shift from using WAAS corrections and switch to a more reliable and precise system.
Challenge

Managing more than 20 fields varying in size from 12 to 320 acres, Montana wheat farmer Pete Verploegen was looking for a more field‑friendly approach to spraying his fields.

Approach

He began using a Trimble CFX-750™ GNSS receiver and display with Trimble CenterPoint® RTX correction service. Every field was mapped out from the A-B lines, the fence lines and the exact location of each power pole.

As opposed to relying on needing to set up a few base stations and radio signals that could be inconsistent, Pete now gets in his tractor and switches on his CFX-750 display. It automatically connects to CenterPoint RTX via satellite (also available via cell) and within minutes provides repeatable passes to within 1 inch (2.5 cm) year over year.

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