Which gps?

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  1. Bog Man

    Bog Man Well-Known Member

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    When I borrowed my neighbours GPS for convenience I stuck it on the bonnet and it was easier to follow. The stelites can be low on the horizon .
     
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    Antenna location shouldn't affect course sensitivity if the settings are correct, I have the antenna mounted at the back of the cab and it works fine.
     
  3. towbar

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    I would think that mounting over front axle will be more sensitive to going off course sooner also better for sensing turn in point.
     
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  4. Bog Man

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    Anybody use a Teejet GPS with a matrix 840 or 570 console with RX 520 antenna .??????
    Looking at getting a Unipilot steering wheel system .
     
  5. AYF

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    What's the latest on a basic spec models?

    Want guidance and area done measure.
    Above all simple.


    See a few apps for android. They any good?
     
  6. Danielk

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    I see adds on DoneDeal for patchwork gps for €980 plus vat. Reading the add for a place in Tipp and a place in cork they both say 2nd hand units available. Has anyone every got a 2nd hand one? I won’t be doing much with it but be handy for spreading fertilser before sowing or on grass.
     
  7. gone

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    I have Patchwork gps, they had reception issues in Ireland. Robt is doing his best to sort it and is great to deal with, but I would need a good trial and Robert's support before I would buy a 2nd hand one. they may have all these issues sorted over the winter. The older recievers had the worst of the issues a new green reciever was used to get around the issues. I really like using them find them very easy to follow.
     
  8. Danielk

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    I use a patchwork at work to so would like one as I know how it works and all. I have never had major issues with signal. The very odd time it finds it hard to find a signal but it has never got to the point where it didn’t find one. I find them very simple to use. Might ring and see what the deal is with 2nd ones. If they are still dear enough I might just buy new.
     
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  9. laoisfarmer

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    Have been running patchwork for 15 years and never had any issues with signal , unless of course I damaged an aerial . As you sad Robert is always in the phone and if a unit gave an trouble he would give you something to keep you going .
     
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  10. Bog Man

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    I put in a few tram lines for the Fert iliser spreader .i also put in a tram line in some wheat next to a buffer strip beside a stream. The fertilizer spreader will not have GPS available to it . It is full auto steering and it is no harm to get a bit of practice. I drove on the bound of the field and then came back 15 meters out . It was not without incident but in general worked well . On very big fields it is probably best to do sections of the headland run because if you make a mistake it is a lot of driving.
     
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    Nearly accurate . Part of the deal is a free accurate signal for a year but I will not sign up for it for a few weeks because if next year is an early year it will cover me for the Spring work.
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  12. Danielk

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    Ended up getting a patchwork 505 second hand off Robert o Shea. It’s not the most top spec one but had it going there and did a few runs around the field and find it grand. Measured the tramlines and bang on. Will do me for what I want it to do. Now to get it set up in the tractor neat and tidy
     
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    How do u find d patchwork? Was second hand a good saving on buying a new 1?
     
  14. Danielk

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    Ah was a 5 or 600 saving but then a newer one would be more modern alright.
     
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    Anyone having problems with easiguide 250 gps?
    Mines not getting a signal and a dealer told me it's a satellite problem ??
     
  16. KJL

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    Don't have a 250, but a Trimble here has been fine all morning on free signal.
     
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    Thanks its probably a pinched wire goin to the antenna
     
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    Using a 250 here, last day I used it( about 3 weeks ago) it took about 20 mins to pick up a signal strong enough for guidance. Worked fine after though
     

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