In Africa water is a critical commodity and you need to conserve it, redirect it, or shed it, the John Deere
land-leveling system can help you effectively manage water on your operation. A John Deere scraper equipped with the exclusive iGrade™ from AHW is the solution. This GPS-based product enables Surface Water Pro™ Plus by automating the hydraulic commands of the scraper blade. The iGrade system uses an RTK correction signal to ensure extreme precision. Manual adjustments, and the operator fatigue that comes with them, will be a thing of the past. Another huge advantage to the iGrade system is its
time savings over a laser system. Because iGrade works effectively up 1.6 kilometer away from an RTK base station, you’ll require far fewer base-station moves, which will maximize your up-time. Also, because GPS isn’t affected by factors such as heat waves, dust, snow, wind, and rain like a laser system would be, you’ll be in the field on days when a laser system would have you sidelined.
Streamline your day
Using iGrade won’t just improve your water management system; it will save you time, too. Consider this: On average, moving a laser base station takes one person approximately 10 minutes…a small amount of time that can really add up. For example, a single operator leveling a section of land that is 1.6 kilometer in radius, using a laser system with a 305-meter radius, would have to stop 28 times to move the base station. At 10 minutes a stop, that’s 280 minutes, or 4 hours and 40 minutes, spent moving the base station!
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