Scottsdale, Ariz, February 12, 2019 — For farmers who thought autosteer was beyond their reach, AgJunction (TSX:AJX), the Autosteering Company™, offers new Wheelman™ lineup of simple, affordable autosteering systems every farm can benefit from.
The new lineup from AgJunction includes the Wheelman Pro and Wheelman Flex powered by the Whirl™ app.
Starting at just $3995, each Wheelman comes with everything a farmer needs for easy installation and operation (install kit, IMU, smart antenna, universal cable), at no additional cost. And, the Wheelman Flex offers an additional benefit allowing farmers to easily move and use the autosteer system between other equipment, further reducing the overall cost of outfitting a farming operation with autosteering.
The Whirl app, the brains behind Wheelman autosteering, is a free download for iOS and Android devices. Whirl allows farmers to use their existing smart devices (phone, tablet, etc.) as the display, eliminating the need to buy a custom display, which can easily cost up to $8,000.
“We believe that all farmers should prosper, and with autosteering, farmers can reduce input costs and increase yields,” said Jeff Morris, AgJunction chief marketing officer. “Farmers that have invested in Precision Ag equipment continue to experience lower cost and higher yields, helping them cope with the effects of higher tariffs and lower grain prices. With the new Wheelman lineup, our mission is to bring the benefits of Precision Ag, currently available to only the largest farm operations, to the millions of smaller farms around the world.”
Farmers can purchase a complete Wheelman system today at HandsFreeFarm.com. Just select 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. No subscriptions needed.
“I’ve been in the market for a guidance system for my 1978 tractor for a period of time. All the major brands were more expensive than I wanted to spend on that old tractor,” said Chris Denton, who farms near La Denton, Kentucky. “When I discovered Wheelman could be purchased for half the money and I could install it right out of the box, I was sold!”
Farmers attending this year’s National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, can see a demo of Wheelman at work. It will be on display at the Machinery Pete Update on Thursday, February 14 at 10 a.m. in South Wing B 105 of the convention center. Interested farmers can also talk with Jeff Morris at the Machinery Pete Update.
To purchase or learn more about Wheelman Pro and Wheelman Flex, visit www.HandsFreeFarm.com.
AgJunction Inc., the Autosteering Company™ is a global leader of advanced guidance and autosteering solutions for precision agriculture applications. Its technologies are critical components in over 30 of the world’s leading precision Ag manufacturers and solution providers and it holds over 130 fundamental steering and machine control patents. AgJunction markets its solutions under leading brand names including Novariant®, Wheelman™, and Whirl™ and is committed to advancing its vision by bringing affordable hands-free farming to every farm, regardless of terrain or size. AgJunction has locations in California, Arizona, and Australia, and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol “AJX.” For more information, please go to AgJunction.com.
Jeff Morris, Corporate Communications, AgJunction
Amy McEvoy, Associate Public Relations Director, Rhea + Kaiser
Wheelman Pro™ makes autosteering simple and affordable for every farm. The GPS-controlled Wheelman Pro offers high-torque for older tractors, is dust and waterproof (IP67 rated) and replaces the existing wheel with a high-grip durable steering wheel. The included guidance dashboard allows farmers to quickly define a repeatable field path and engage the Wheelman system to begin autosteering.
Wheelman autosteering systems are powered by Whirl and designed to work with new and old equipment alike, so you can take an old tractor and have it tilling, planting, spraying or harvesting as accurately as a new tractor. Everything is included to easily install and operate the Wheelman autosteering system right out of the box, no additional costs or subscription fees. Wheelman autosteer systems work on more than 850 equipment makes and models. The Whirl app, the brains behind Wheelman autosteering, is a free download for iOS and Android devices. Whirl allows farmers to use their existing smart devices (phone, tablet, etc.) as the display.
Wheelman™ Flex makes autosteering simple and affordable for every farm. The GPS controlled Wheelman Flex is dust and water proof (IP67 rated) and can easily be moved and used between other equipment, further reducing the cost of outfitting a farming operation with autosteering. The included guidance dashboard allows farmers to quickly define a repeatable field path and engage the Wheelman system to begin autosteering.
Each Wheelman system comes with a high-precision, GPS antenna to help farmers stay on the correct path. The antenna uses free WAAS and GPS for quick connectivity without the need for extra subscriptions.