Now available for purchase, the GPS PrecisionSprayer offers superintendents and other turf professionals a proven, off-the-shelf integrated John Deere solution for precision spraying.
Offering features such as AutoTrac, sharable coverage maps and individual nozzle control, the easy-to-use GPS PrecisionSprayer increases application accuracy and consistency, decreases input costs, and reduces operator fatigue.
“The GPS PrecisionSprayer offers an innovative solution that allows our customers to be more productive and accurate when maintaining turf,” said Brooks Hastings, Product Manager, John Deere, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
He added: “John Deere boasts over 20 years of GPS experience, which was vital when creating the GPS PrecisionSprayer. We were able to leverage our knowledge of GPS technology to develop a solution that supports our customers, increasing productivity and accuracy, and reducing labour and material costs.”
One of the most notable features on the GPS PrecisionSprayer is AutoTrac, which helps with spraying pre-determined areas in less time with greater pass-to-pass accuracy. Another benefit is individual nozzle control, minimising application errors and reducing operator fatigue, as the operator does not need to focus on manually turning boom sections on and off.
Using the GPS PrecisionSprayer, individual nozzles are able to be paired with the AutoTrac Guidance, limiting wasted product by pass-to-pass overlapping and off-target applications.
With the GPS PrecisionSprayer technology, users can create coverage maps, which can be shared with multiple units, eliminating overlap and increasing productivity. The GPS PrecisionSprayer utilises advanced satellite technology to ensure the reliability of boundary maps with Real Time Kinematic (RTK) satellite navigation.
Another benefit of the GPS PrecisionSprayer is the ability to electronically capture all spray data and analyse the results, streamlining documentation and providing robust analytics. Automated documentation eliminates the need for manual recording and increases accuracy of recording spray event information.
John Deere will showcase the GPS PrecisionSprayer at the 2019 Golf Industry Show in San Diego (February 6-7) in the John Deere booth (#3037).