Thinking about RTK?
At Hanlon Ag Centre we have been operating our cellular RTK network since 2014.
As one of the pioneers of cellular RTK in the southern Alberta, over the years we have developed a fine-tuned network.
We have the most defined coverage area because of our strategically placed towers.
Our dedicated service technicians have been at it since day 1 and are now well versed and experienced with our network.
Hanlon’s RTK network in a potato crop. (Photo Credit: CP Farms Ltd.)
The RTK Advantage
• Controlled traffic farming
• Reduce tracks
• Lessen compaction
• Produce more consistent crops
• Reduce over/under application
• Reduce operator fatigue
• Increase yields
RTK and Dryland Applications
The advantages of RTK for row-crops and irrigated land are well-known, but sub-inch accuracy can be very beneficial for dryland as well.
- Keep compaction from heavy machines isolated
- Stay in your tracks every single pass, eliminating destruction of healthy plant material
- Eliminate incorrect herbicide application preventing crop injury the following year
- Less green strips in your tracks at harvest time
- This is increasing in popularity and has been shown to be quite effective for certain crops- RTK gives producers the ability to adopt this management method
CTF (Controlled Traffic Farming)
- RTK gives you the ability to adopt this practise to your operation to reduce compaction efforts on your crops
High Degree of Accuracy
- Reduce product waste when seeding and spraying.
Our RTK network coverage area extends from south of Lethbridge, west of Bow Island, north of Brooks and east to Pincher creek.
The yearly subscription is $1,500 per unit, however, if you have three or more units (on the same farm) there is a maximum charge of $4,500. For additional units you will pay the yearly data fee of only $300 per year.
Data costs are included in your yearly subscription.
Meet our RTK Expert
GPS, RTK, Service Technician, AGCO Certified Technician
Get to know him here: https://hanlonag.com/about/news/mike-parker/
Want to understand more about how RTK and GPS work?
Read our blog here: https://hanlonag.com/about/news/gps-and-rtk/