Topcon Agriculture is a popular supplier of farming GPS systems. However, don’t you wish there was something a little cheaper which can do the trick? I am here to offer a more affordable Topcon agriculture alternative. Continue reading below, or just contact me to discuss your farming GPS needs!
Topcon functionality, as stated on their website
- Complete crop management and control. The agricultural solutions from Topcon address all seasons, crops, terrains and vehicles including tractors, applicators, and harvesters.
- Efficiency. Farmers worldwide need to produce more with less, to maximize efficiency, and to operate more profitably, while protecting the environment and precious natural resources. That is why Topcon products are painstakingly designed to offer superior value through improved operational efficiency and input cost reduction.
- Easy to use. Topcon solutions are built for you to get your work done efficiently. And while Horizon software is teeming with productivity enhancements, ease of use is the most critical feature. So you can concentrate on the crop, while Topcon takes care of the technology.
Topcon’s pricing is not affordable for many smaller farms
A client of mine showed me a bill from an authorized Topcon dealer for a non-RTK system which still required $100/month in subscription for an auto steer setup. The total was over $15K USD. He runs a small farm, so this was not feasible for him. What he ended up getting from me was a RTK kit with an upgraded 30 mi range, and sub inch accuracy and a 10 inch touch screen for around $3K. He then spent around $1K and some time to assemble the autosteer kit. He got himself an auto-steer system for $4K which offer superior accuracy to what the Topcon dealer was offering him. Plus, he doesn’t have to pay $100 per month in subscriptions for their corrections!
- $1075-1300 Essential a reasonable starting point!
- $1300-1525 Middle with extra options. *Popular*
- $2050-2275 Ultimate RTK sub inch precision without subscription and further upgrades.
- $2525-2800 Ultimate+ RTK additional upgrades and options for higher performance. *Popular*
- $3075-3360 Everything 30 RTK range upgrade to 50 km (30 mi) and even more options.
Why are my units a good Topcon agriculture alternative?
All of the units below can’t beat the value I offer. They can’t beat the fact that there’s no subscription. Their functionality is similar. It’s a clear win, from a value perspective! FieldBee | EZ-Guide 250 | Agricision onTrak | Patchwork BlackBox Air | Sixty-5 Grass-Guide | FarmerGPS | Ag Leader Compass | Teejet Matrix 430 | Raven Cruizer | Trimble CFX-750 | CenterLine 220 | John Deere My systems are compatible with with all tractor brands such as John Deere Case IH Massey Ferguson New Holland Fendt Mahindra Deutz-Fahr Kubota Valtra Claas International.