AgJunction Eliminates Need for an Expensive Display
Scottsdale, AZ, March 19, 2019 — Thanks to a new app being introduced today, farmers are no longer beholden to the exclusive and costly autosteer displays typically required by their autosteer service providers. AgJunction (TSX:AJX), the Autosteering Company™, today launched its updated Whirl™ app. This update empowers farmers to turn any mobile device into the display for AgJunction’s Wheelman™ autosteer products – Wheelman Pro and Wheelman Flex.
“The Whirl app has all the functionality of other autosteer displays,” said Jeff Morris, AgJunction chief marketing officer. “The app is able to create a straight line or contoured paths, record what you are putting down in the field and the respective location, and pause when farmers need to set a marker and return to point. We’re planning to push out regular updates to the app, at no additional cost to farmers and no in-app purchase required. This will ensure farmers are always operating their Wheelman products with the most up-to-date technology.”
The new app easily connects the mobile device wirelessly to Wheelman and cellular service is not necessary for operation. Whirl is compatible with Android and iOS mobile devices, including tablets, and can be downloaded from the respective app stores. It even works on the entry-level Amazon Fire Tablet that sells for less than $50.
Morris continued: “The ag industry is getting to a place where autosteer has become more of a necessity than a luxury. Until now, autosteer wasn’t attainable or affordable by every farmer because of the cost and complexity of the solutions being offered today. And other autosteer technology is really limited when it comes to the equipment it supports. Our vision is autosteering for every farmer, and that’s why we introduced Wheelman – an all-in-one, do-it-yourself, affordable solution. Now every farmer can have access to the most current autosteer technology at a reasonable price. We also believe farmers should be able to keep their technology current without any recurring or unexpected fees. So, after your Wheelman purchase, the Whirl app will keep your Wheelman up-to-date with no additional subscription fees or upgrade costs required.”
The Wheelman™ lineup of simple, affordable autosteering systems that can benefit every farm, was introduced earlier this year. Starting at just $3995, each Wheelman Pro and Wheelman Flex comes with everything a farmer needs for easy installation and operation (install kit, IMU, smart antenna, power cable), at no additional cost. And, the Wheelman Flex offers an additional benefit allowing farmers to easily move and use the autosteer system between their other equipment, further reducing the overall cost of outfitting a farming operation with autosteering.
Farmers can purchase a complete Wheelman system today at www.HandsFreeFarm.com. Just choose a tractor from more than 850 makes and models supported today, select the Wheelman system, and purchase. It will be shipped to your doorstep in a couple of days. To purchase or learn more about Wheelman Pro, Wheelman Flex or Whirl, visit HandsFreeFarm.com.