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Receiving a reliable corrections signal across the farm

Nebraska farmers reduce hassle and gain time by eliminating base stations
CHALLENGE

Fred and Leroy Hofmann from Sutton, Nebraska, grow corn throughout the South Central region of the state. Fred and Leroy originally chose an RTK base station to power their precision agriculture equipment, but often had issues receiving corrections due to foliage around the property. In order to obtain the RTK signal needed to reach every vehicle on every part of the farm, they were forced to set up an array of GNSS RTK base stations. This was costly and creating extra time, effort and expense every planting season.

APPROACH

The Hofmanns knew they needed to make a change to this process only two years into their RTK base station set up. They worked with Crossroads GPS in York, Nebraska to identify CenterPoint RTX via satellite as the best correction service to eliminate their RTK base station headaches. By doing so, they knew they could cover every corner of their property with sub-inch GNSS accuracy and have the ability to drive wherever they needed to go, including certain fields where RTK signals simply couldn’t reach and didn’t work.

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