Sloan Support Weekly Recap July 18, 2016

by the AMS Product Support Team

The wheat crop is being harvested in Northern Illinois and Wisconsin.    Wheat yield have been really good.  We have heard this from many areas including the wheat belt out West.  Damp conditions have slowed it a bit, but the rains are certainly welcome with the forecast of extreme heat that is on the way.

Some of the storms have led to some corn crop damage from wind and hail.  This has peaked some interest in drones as customers and insurance agents are interested in surveying the damage in a more efficient manner.   You can learn more about our drone packages here.   It has also spiked some interest in rowsense autotrac steering systems to help harvest the tangled crop.  Soybeans overall appear to be very good.

The Sloan 12F folding corn heads are also generating quite a bit of conversation as customers look for ways to reduce needed manpower by leaving the header on the combine for transport.  We are starting to see some of these heads roll out of manufacturing and hopefully will have some for show and tell at our local combine clinics late this summer.  You can learn more about the Sloan 12F here.

Sloan 12F Folding Cornhead

Sloan 12F Folding Cornhead

Exactemerge planters and retrofits were very hot topics these last few weeks as the planter program deadline was approaching quickly.  We had several customers update their existing planters as well as purchase new.  This technology is really gaining traction.  Not just for the increased acres per day, but also for the incredible spacing.  You can learn more about these retrofit kits here.

Jared and Austin have been pumping out the data folders for customers this past week.  If anyone has not brought in their data for processing, please do so soon so we will have you set up and ready to roll for fall harvest.

Sloan Support is written by the product support team at Sloan Implement, a 20 location John Deere dealer in Illinois and Wisconsin.   Learn more at www.sloans.com

 

Sloan UAV Systems

by Jared Wheeler, Assumption, IL

Chroma Professional Package – $1099

Includes:

  • Chroma Drone with 3-Axis Stabilized 4K Camera
  • ST-10+ Touchscreen Controller with Video Display
  • Heavy Duty Transport Case
  • Two Long-Lasting Flight Batteries
  • Fast Charger with Accessories

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Specs:

Weight: 45.9oz/2.87lbs.

Flight Duration: 25 Minutes per battery

Perfect for first-time operators.

Stick Relativity moves drone in whatever direction the control stick is pushed, no matter which way the nose is pointed

Creates a Safe Circle barrier that prevents the aircraft from flying too close to the operator

Auto-holds position and altitude when control sticks are released

Safe landings with the flip of a switch.

Returns the drone to its start-up point and lands it for you

Great for first-time operators who aren’t ready to land themselves

Easy way to regain visual contact if you lose sight in flight

Activates automatically if controller signal is lost

Higher spec NDVI models available upon request.

Sloan Support is written by the product support team at Sloan Implement, a 20 location John Deere dealer in Illinois and Wisconsin.  Learn more at www.sloans.com