Letter From Lew - May 2023

Why flexibility across your fleet is essential for your operation and yield - no matter your application. 

Precision ag is complex, and knowing what technology solution will best fit your needs can be even harder. At Vantage BMS, our team works with farmers and contractors to find, install and maintain the best Trimble® Ag solutions that suit a huge range of vehicles; from Caterpillar D9 dozers to Polaris’, and every tractor in between.  

In this month’s Letter, I explore why flexibility across your fleet is vital for your success, whether you’re a contractor, a farmer or a grazier.

End-to-end solutions at every stage of the precision ag lifecycle

At Vantage BMS, we wholeheartedly believe in providing end-to-end solutions for our customers by increasing their productivity and maximising their return on investment through the latest technology, software and services. 

We aren’t trying to sell a one-off piece of machinery, we are here for the long term and have been since 1979. 

Rather than providing one small part of the precision ag cycle, our team offers turnkey solutions that simplify processes by identifying individual needs to ensure our customers have access to a complete end-to-end workflow.

Using top-of-the-line solutions and systems from Trimble Agriculture, we provide standardised integrated solutions that allow contractors and farmers to track all their data across their fleet of machinery, regardless of brand. 

So no matter where you're based, what you farm, and how you run your operation, you can maximise your precision with a solution from Vantage. And, even if your equipment provider changes their software and products, you won’t be stuck with a fleet that doesn’t ‘talk’ to each other. 

Why is being ‘brand agnostic’  important for your operations?

In our 40+ years in operations, we’ve seen it all. We’ve worked with contractors and growers that need precision ag technology, and we’ve seen some who’ve had factory-fitted gear that just wasn't working or not suited for the application.

The solutions we provide are not one-size-fits-all. No matter what brand or size of the equipment you use, we have a compatible solution for you and your operation. 

Our expert technicians provide the simple integration of products and solutions into several leading farm machinery brands, including John Deere™, Case IH™, Claas™, New Holland™, Polaris™, Caterpillar™ and more. 

Recently, we’ve worked with a fencing contractor, Angus McMaster, to install a custom GPS Fence Line Marking System on his Polaris, Angus can now accurately map and mark fence post positions using Trimble’s AutoPilot™ Motor Drive to steer the buggy along the desired fence line and automatically trigger a paint sprayer to mark the fence post positions as it runs down the line.

AL & LM McMaster

We’ve also partnered with Comiskey Transport and Earthmoving to implement a custom cutter barring solution to rejuvenate grazing land and control regrowth by clearing unwanted shrubs and deep roots. Utilising Trimble CenterPoint RTX, Comiskey Transport and Earthmoving can control the steering of their D10R dozers to an accuracy of within 2cm.

Comiskey Transport & Earthmoving

And, of course, we have ample experience with the more commonplace precision solutions like guidance and steering, VRA, planting, and more, such as our long-standing partnership with Rapisarda Enterprises. Since the early 2000s, we’ve worked with Rapisarda Enterprises to implement various solutions, including Trimble’s guidance and steering systems, and yield monitoring systems on their 2800ha sugarcane and cucurbit operation.

Rapisarda Enterprises

Why partner with Vantage for your precision ag solutions?

We work alongside farmers to find a precision ag solution that works for them. Our team is committed to finding the right precision ag technology for planters, seeders, tractors, harvesters, sprayers, dozers, or any piece of machinery. 

Regardless of equipment, the type of operation, or the time of the cropping season, we work to find a solution that will increase productivity and maximise return on investment with the latest precision ag technology, software and services. 

So, if you’re running more than one equipment brand across your operation, partnering with a precision ag expert can help you easily integrate solutions, hardware and software to provide consistency and reliability. 

Want to learn more about our solutions and services? Contact us today.

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