HIAWATHA, Kan. — AgJunction, an advanced guidance and auto-steering provider, announced the opening of the HandsFreeFarm.com online store to bring low-cost, simple-to-use precision agriculture solutions direct to all farmers. To launch the online store, AgJunction introduced Ranger, precision farming made simple with an easy-to-install and use guidance system for under $1,000.
With the introduction of HandsFreeFarm.com, a new online buying experience has been created to sell direct to all American farmers. Customers will find the easy-to-use products, affordable prices, simple purchasing and always accessible support that they desire, but have never had, for precision agriculture solutions.
Hands-free farming represents the precision guidance, positioning, auto-steering and machine control that is the foundation of any precision agriculture solution. Until now, products for hands-free farming have been sold almost universally through dealers who are best suited to support the expensive purchasing decisions, complex installation and extensive training required for the current offerings in the market. The cost, complexity, and cumbersome purchasing process limits the reach of hands-free farming to only the largest farms despite evidence that every farmer can benefit.
Ranger, an easy to use, complete GPS guidance solution priced at only $995, is the first product in the online store. The system is ready to use right out of the box, with everything included, installs in minutes and is so simple to use customers can start farming with precision right away.
The patented steering guide shows visual cues in advance affording farmers the time to focus on farming instead of staring at a map. The system provides the essential accuracy for spraying, spreading, tilling and planting crops like soybeans and supports both straight line and free-form contours useful for terraces and irregular fields. Ranger provides farmers the flexibility to leave the field and return precisely where they left off and gives the option to share GPS location data with implements and yield monitors.