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Valley GPS Guidance linear irrigation systems now compatible with Trimble GPS products

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Valmont  recently launched the new Valley GPS Guidance for corners and linear irrigation systems; now compatible with both John Deere Starfire and Trimble GPS products.   

“We have been very pleased by the popularity of Valley GPS Guidance for corners and linear irrigation equipment,” said Valmont Irrigation Advanced Technology Product Manager, Scott Mauseth.  

“Being compatible with both John Deere GPS and Trimble GPS base stations means even more growers can take advantage of the Valley GPS Guidance for their irrigation equipment. Compatibility with the GPS systems growers already use on their tractors and combines significantly lowers the costs associated with implementing GPS Guidance for their irrigation equipment.”  

Kurt Dunker, a corn and soybeans farmer, started using Trimble RTK Guidance on his farm in 2007. Until this year he was unable to use his existing Trimble RTK GPS base station with Valley GPS Guidance on his irrigation equipment.    

“We have had really good luck with Trimble, and once you start with a GPS company, you don’t want to switch,” Dunker said. “We’re eager to use the Valley RTK GPS Guidance with Trimble this year on a new machine with a corner arm, and we’re considering future installation on existing irrigation equipment.”  

Dunker explained that the new compatibility with Trimble GPS base stations will make conversions from buried wire to Valley GPS Guidance much simpler, as it doesn’t require the same labor and maintenance as buried wire.  

Another advantage of GPS Guidance is that Dunker will now be able to install a corner machine on rented ground due to lack of disruption to the land.   Mauseth added that the Valley GPS Guidance options provide growers opportunities to put more acreage into irrigated production.  

“What we’re seeing lately is the desire to get every acre into irrigated production. In some fields, using the conventional buried wire is just not possible due to sub-surface rock, drain tile, underground pipelines, etc.,” Mauseth said. “Valley GPS Guidance solves all of these issues.”

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