Precision Farming

Apple Farm Service is your home for Case's AFS, New Holland's PLM, Precision Planting, Trimble Monitors, and Voyager Cab Cameras.

AFSPLMPrecision Planting Logo

Case IH AFS Farming Systems- Click HERE

New Holland PLM Farming Systems- Click HERE

Precision Planting Monitors and Accessories- Click HERE


Technology is the future of profitable farming, and Apple Farm Service is there with you every "inch" of the way with RTK+ and WITHIN-AN-INCH_RTK. "WITHIN-AN-INCH_RTK" a Division of APPLE FARM SERVICE,INC is your RTK and RTK+ SIGNAL PROVIDER. We’ve got your signal for ‘REAL-TIME KINEMATICS’, in West Central Ohio, and East Central Indiana. Farmers across North America are crossing long-standing color barriers as they search out the best Precision Farming solutions for their competitive machines. We’re ready to supply equipment and signal for all your agricultural equipment, including John Deere, CaseIH, New Holland, AGCO, etc.

We’ve got your PRECISION FARMING needs covered, ready to install on Tractors, Combines, Self-propelled Sprayers, Planters, Spreaders, and Balers. Give Apple a call to discuss Auto Guidance and Auto Pilot Systems, AFS Accu Guidance, New Holland's PLM System, EZ-Steer Assisted Steering, Trimble Ez-Guide, Light Bars, and TruCount clutches for your planters.

Need something to do with all this data? Combine data with daily satellite images with the Famers Edge software to take complete control of your crop. Use Farmers Edge to automatically scout your crops daily, make adjustments to your planting schedule, and reduce input costs with prescriptions maps.

Scroll below to learn which is best for your next yield, RTK or RTK+

RTK+ Network

 


RTK+ uses cellular data to track your equipment every action and every move. Using data from cellular towers, RTK+'s strength is the ability to not deviate during line of sight issues like hills, valleys, trees, and buildings. Unlike radio-based guidance systems, RTK+ is not limited to distance from radio towers. If you lose cell phone signal, no worries! RTK+ will automatically switch to a satellite feed when you lose cell phone signal until cellular signal returns. RTK+ connects to your current cellular plan, or we can help you connect to the best plan for your farming area. Click Here to learn what CASE-IH, or New Holland says about RTK+!


RTK delivers precision within an inch! RTK uses a system of radio towers to precisely monitor and guide your equipment within an inch! Unlike RTK+, RTK does not use cellular data, which makes it a perfect match for anyone farming in areas with little to no cell phone coverage. Above is the map of Apple Farm Service's RTK coverage area. You can count on strong RTK signal if you live or farm within any of these green circles.

RTK Map

Our RTK Coverage Map (Using Radio Base stations)


Apple Farm Service proudly carries Ag Leader GPS receivers, steering solutions, displays, and software.


Pipe Ag

Apple Farm Service is excited to be the first Pipe Ag dealer in Ohio. Pipe Ag software built by a farmer, for the farmer. Pipe Ag software allows farmers to see in real time the status of their combines, tractors, grain trucks, and more.


Don't know which system is best for you? Discuss your situation with Apple Farm Service, or set up a demo today! Let our certified RTK and RTK+ technicians research your location, and demo both systems. 


We would like to inform all of our customers of the upcoming change to WAAS Satellite. Effective May 17th, all PRN 138 will be replaced with PRN 135. This change will impact all GPS receivers on WAAS. In order to avoid any downtime, we encourage you to update your systems prior to the May 17th deadline. If you are having trouble updating your equipment's software, please feel free to reach out to your local Apple Farm Service for assistance. 

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to fix this issue:

1.Select the diagnostics option:
 
2.Make sure you on the RDI screen. (Check the bottom left if you are not in the RDI screen).
 
3.Click on the right arrow twice, then the down arrow once on the main section of the screen. The text in the red box should say “GPS configuration”
 
4.Click on the right arrow once. The screen should say “DGPS configuration”.
 
5.Click on the down arrow six times. The screen should say “CFG:SBAS Satellite AORE”
 
6.Click on the right arrow once. The “E” on AORE should now be blinking.
 
7.Click on the down arrow until you find satellite 138.
 
8.Once satellite 138 is selected, click the right arrow.
 
9.Click the up or down arrows until you find the message “138 Disabled”.
 
10.Click on the left arrow. The 8 on 138 should now be blinking.
 
11.Click on the down arrows until it says 135.
 
12.Click on the right arrow.
 
13.Click on the up or down arrows until it says “135 Heed Health”
 
14.Click on the left arrow. The 5 on 135 should be blinking.
 
15.Click the up and down arrows. Every satellite should say “Disabled” next to it. The only satellite that doesn’t say “Disabled” is 135.
 
16.Click the enter button on the right side.
 
17.Click on the escape or ESC button three times. The screen should say “WAAS 135”
 
18.After 5-10 minutes, the top left screen should update from G/3D to D/3D.
 
19.You’re finished! You are officially updated to the new satellite.