Answer: You can plant, spray, and harvest more efficiently by reducing overlap and bypassing areas that traditionally don’t produce. Plus, having the tractor drive itself is much less stressful than having to concentrate on driving straight.
Answer: Cellular RTK is less expensive than conventional systems and does not have Line of Sight issues or Geographical Limitations.
Answer: Bane-Welker has over 7 years of experience with running a Cellular RTK network and are committed to keeping our customers running.
Answer: Yes! The Bane-Welker Advanced RTK Network supports all brands, including John Deere, Agco and New Holland.
Answer: Check to make sure that you have a GPS receiver capable of RTK, you will also need the proper unlocks and a cellular modem/tablet to receive RTK corrections.
Answer: Yes, Bane-Welker has competitively priced tablet options that are available through your Precision Farming Specialist.
Answer: For streaming RTK corrections 1GB/month is sufficient. It may be a good idea to buy a slightly larger data plan if you plan on using your tablet for other personal and business uses; E-mail, Netflix, Social Media, etc.
Answer: Yes, Bane Welker can provide you with a cellular data plan or you can choose to manage your own cellular data plan.
Answer: You will need to purchase a subscription for each piece that you want to run simultaneously. Plus if you go with a tablet solution you can easily move it between your equipment.
Answer: No, you are free to roam throughout our entire coverage area.
Answer: Yes! The Bane-Welker Advanced RTK is capable of providing sub-inch accuracy Horizontally and Vertically.
Answer: With the Basic Network, you must manually choose a base to connect to. The Advanced Network uses a virtual base system that automatically selects a base optimized for your location and can creates a virtual base just for you. There is no switching between bases or trying to know what is the nearest location. This also provides and added level of reliability since you aren’t dependent on physical bases.
Answer: Bane-Welker’s Precision Farming Department has a dedicated team of specialists that are just a phone call away.
Answer: Yes, we do have partial coverage in Ohio! You can send us a contact request, or you can call your nearest Bane-Welker location for more information.