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Tool Talk Discussion Forum

a Garmin GPS is a tool, right ?

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couv

05-25-2014 18:56:13
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How would I practice with my Garmin hand-held GPS, to set up 20 feet-wide passes in a field, spraying with a spray boom?

I have 2 fields to spray. One runs north-south. The other runs East-West.

Would want about 20 foot-wide passes




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couv

06-08-2014 14:49:29
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 Re: a Garmin GPS is a tool, right ? in reply to couv, 05-25-2014 18:56:13  
Well I taped the GPS to the tractor dash anyway. The field I had to spray has a direct North-South fence line. I started on that side, and kept the North-South, South-North bearings as best as possible.

Guess I'll see if it helped in a few days.



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tomNE

05-26-2014 18:37:26
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 Re: a Garmin GPS is a tool, right ? in reply to couv, 05-25-2014 18:56:13  
a raven cruiser is the cheapest unit that I know of that will do the job. I actually used on while no tilling into a covercrop field and was shocked how accurate it was! I also had my markers working and was able to see the mark at times. if anyone knows of a cheaper model, I'm all ears! I borrowed mine from a friend!



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Russ from MN

05-26-2014 05:39:52
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 Re: a Garmin GPS is a tool, right ? in reply to couv, 05-25-2014 18:56:13  
I have a couple of Garmins and even the newest one would not be accurate enough for what you want. I think the real accurate ones use a ground based tower also.



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farmer boy

05-25-2014 20:23:56
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 Re: a Garmin GPS is a tool, right ? in reply to couv, 05-25-2014 18:56:13  
I very much doubt that it's possible to obtain that kind of accuracy with a handheld GPS. I'd think that the tolerance of the GPS would be close to 20'. A farm GPS is expensive for a reason. Mostly because they (Trimble, Deere etc.) can get away with charging what they do, but also because they are more accurate machines with much better receivers.



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RayP(MI)

05-26-2014 12:25:50
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 Re: a Garmin GPS is a tool, right ? in reply to farmer boy, 05-25-2014 20:23:56  
Tried using a GPS to lay out a fence rows for a pastuer field. Accuracy very poor. Ended up using a compass, 100 foot tape and a carpenter square.
Talked to a road surveyor recently. He claimed "accuracy to a dime spinning on edge." He was, however using a transmitter in a tripod exactly over a permanent survey marker.



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Russ from MN

05-26-2014 14:51:11
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 Re: a Garmin GPS is a tool, right ? in reply to RayP(MI), 05-26-2014 12:25:50  
Surveyors do not use $200.00 GPS's from Gander MT.!



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