Case IH announced early this year it is adding three new products and services to its AFS Connect product line. First, it will establish a network of dealer-supported RTK base stations across Canada and the U.S. This cellular-based guidance correction signal will be available via subscription through local dealers. The brand expects this network will significantly improve farmer access to high-accuracy guidance.
Second, to help improve data transfer, the AFS Connect online portal will now allow for enhanced two-way data flow. This includes a cloud-based sharing feature that producers can use to share information with third parties, making transfer of prescription maps from agronomists easier.
And finally, for growers who want to add auto guidance to an older machine or equipment from other brands but stick with a Case IH AFS Pro 700 terminal, that system can now support an electric auto-steer feature that can be easily retrofitted to almost any machine. The ElectriSteer system will control machines at speeds between 1.5 and 15 m.p.h. It is designed to be quickly transferable between vehicles.
This article was originally published in the July 19, 2016 issue of Grainews.