GPS guidance for turf harvesting

FireFly AutomatixPress Release

Turf producers know it’s important to get off to a good start. When opening up a new sod field, it’s crucial to cut a straight first row. Until now, that initial cut had to be done manually, even with harvesters equipped with automatic steering. The operator’s skill and attention would be required to get that first line right, and only then could the automated harvesters switch to auto-steering.

ProSlab with GPS guidance

FireFly introduces GPS Auto-Steer

Now the pressure’s off. FireFly Equipment’s ProSlab 155 turf harvester now offers GPS guidance by Trimble Autopilot. The factory integrated guidance system gives turf producers the ability to open fields and harvest anywhere in the field with perfectly straight lines—even in rolling terrain, slopes, and rough ground.

Ag Technologies with ProSlab 155
Straight lines aren’t just good looking. Accurate rows improve profitability. You can harvest more turf out of the field, increasing your yield. The ProSlab’s guidance system automatically steers the harvester on line with maximum precision. When it gets off the path, Autopilot signals it to adjust its position to follow the correct line, regardless of the field pattern or terrain type.

In addition to improving yield, precision harvesting also aids in regrow from ribbon fields and reduces operator fatigue. Despite low light or poor visibility, the ProSlab’s GPS keeps working.

Trimble Autopilot
FireFly Equipment is known for integrating the best technologies to provide solutions to the turf industry. GPS guidance for turf harvesting is just another way FireFly stands for “Automation made simple.” And that gets their customers off to a great start every time.

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