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Slingshot is Global

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Slingshot is Global

Last week, Raven’s global dealer network convened in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for the 10th Raven Innovation Summit. The event provides an opportunity for our dealers to interact directly with Product Managers, Marketing, Engineers, Production Staff and our Executive Team.  It also allows the sales team to meet dealers from outside their normal working areas, and learn how Raven technology is used elsewhere around the world. At this year’s summit, it was truly an international event, with guests from...

Slingshot on Regional Cellular Carriers

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Slingshot on Regional Cellular Carriers

We regularly receive the question, “Will you work on my local cellular network?” We have customers in rural markets where Verizon and AT&T are not the primary carriers. The short answer to these customers is “No, but we do work on Verizon, AT&T, and a variety of additional major carriers which have roaming agreements with these regional cellular providers.” Here is the long answer. In an effort to ensure the best user experience for Slingshot services such as RTK corrections, file transfer, remote service and more, Slingshot was developed as a “managed solution”...

Precision Ag

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Precision Ag

Last night I jumped on my Facebook account for the daily review of what is going on with my family and friends.  My cousin, who farms in Northwestern Alberta had posted a photo of himself and his son.  The photo was taken in the cab of his tractor while he was seeding his spring wheat.  His comment read “Micah giving me his best choke hold!” Later in the evening, this same cousin posted another comment on Facebook.  It read “Steak, potatoes & corn on the cob for supper thanks to my love.   Seeding on the mile & half (that's 2.4km for those who don't know what a mile is) and autosteer so I can eat. Doesn't get any better!” During my years as a salesman in the precision ag industry, I often preached about reduced input costs, less operator fatigue, improved fuel economy and more.  Today, thanks to my cousin, I have learned a new benefit to add to my list that precision ag technology offers the operator – Improved Family Time.

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