Do any of you use gps to plow? We don't plow but many area famers do. I'm just curious as to how well the GPS works with plowing.
Generally gps is only needed for striking out when plowing and not a real huge benefit since a wheel in the furrow will usually steer the tractor on its own
I like reading your articles.
As i agrere with paul in most cases, that most guys are using autosteer to strike out. I am / have growers who plow with autosteer. Typlically its on larger plows where the tractor is always on flat ground, This is because plow/ tractor setup is more simplified.
Tyipically growers dont understand that the Roll and Yaw Compensation in the Autosteer throws off the tractor when 1 set of wheels are running in a Plow furrow. This when setup correctly can be very easilly compensated for in the Setup of the system. There are a few things you can do.
Changing the antenna Height on a Plow to 0" or half of your Tractors height allows some tilt compensation but eleviates the over agressiveness of that tilt reducing its impact on your plow furrow roll.
Its a number that you need to change and play with a little but its easily accomplished. Keep in mind it needs to be changed back for normal field applications. It works very well and saves a pile of time in the field.
There are a number of other things that you can do currently.
We are working on a kit right now for a variable width plow so that it increase and decreases the width based on the guidance of the plow. Using implement Steering like TrueTracker.
That make good sense.
I appreciate the knowledge.