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You get what you pay for…

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You get what you pay for…

Previously in this blog, I spoke about CORS and other 3rd Party RTK networks that are compatible with Slingshot. Today I want to elaborate on this subject, and specifically how the Slingshot CORS experience exceeds that of our competitors. At one time or another, everyone has likely heard the old saying, “You get what you pay for…”

Spring is in the air

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Spring is in the air

Both growers and retailers are eager to hit the fields, and are getting their Slingshot field hubs purchased and activated in preparation. My phone won’t stop ringing.  The emails never cease.  My seasonal allergies have acted up.  It must be spring.  For a salesman in the ag industry, this is a mixed blessing.  On one hand, sales are coming fast and furious...

RTK Coverage - How does it work?

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RTK Coverage - How does it work?

For Growers in covered regions, these RTK corrections offer the ability to improve farming efficiency in a very cost effective manner. As can be seen on the RTK Coverage Map on this website, the Departments of Transportation in many states offer Slingshot-compatible RTK corrections.  The naming of the service varies by state, but some of the more common names are...

Lew-ee-vil or Lew-vil?

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Lew-ee-vil or Lew-vil?

The visitors that I spoke with at NFMS this year asked some very educated questions that actually had me sweating a little bit. At about the same time each year, the anxiety builds in my throat.  How do I pronounce the city in western Kentucky where the National Farm Machinery Show is held?  Do I pronounce it as I feel it should sound, or do I attempt to sound like a local resident and drop the “i” in the middle of the word?  As a Canadian, my accent puts me at an early disadvantage of sounding like a local resident...

The “Easy” Button

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The “Easy” Button

Why overcomplicate seemingly simple tasks such as buying paper and pens?  This is a great question that we can all apply to our respective businesses. Thank you to Staples for introducing the world to the “Easy” button.  Obviously, their objective as a company is to be the first choice for office supplies; effectively to become a “one stop shop” for your stationary needs.  Since it’s debut in Staples commercials, the “Easy” button has evolved into a term used in everyday conversations in any industry, not just for ordering office supplies.

 

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