Grass-Guide Product FAQ
Why do I need a GPS for my tractor?
Even the best drivers are surprised by just how much they can miss or overlap areas during fertiliser broadcasting, spraying and other tasks where it’s hard to judge what’s been done by sight alone. Grass-Guide can be tailored to implements of any width, you can be exact in your placement, avoid double application and reduce cost, without having to learn complicated software.
Grass-Guide has been shown to reduce input spend by an average of 20%; if you’re spending £15,000 on fertiliser a year you’ll recover the unit price within a season and drive your input costs to a minimum thereby increasing your bottom line.
Avoiding double dosing through accurate application is just as important in terms of plant health as the monetary savings gained.
Is Grass-Guide complicated to install and use?
You can install Grass-Guide yourself out of the box in under 10 minutes.
To use it, tap the Guidance button, set your spreader width and then tap Start Job, and you're off.
Why buy Grass-Guide?
After 2 years of research and development, we’ve designed the only tractor GPS system specific to grassland.
Ease of use: Farmers have enough to do without taking time to learn and memorise functionality for another piece of equipment. Although you’ll use Grass-Guide again and again for a variety of jobs, we’ve made each function so intuitive so that you won’t need to learn the system before you can use it. We’ve also put a lot of effort into making sure we have everything included for grassland farmers, so no need to navigate through unnecessary tillage farmer features.
Reliability: the receiver that comes with Grass-Guide is manufactured by an industry-leading and ISO 9001:2008 certified company, NovAtel, and imported from Canada. This is paired with a tablet by Samsung, global information technology leader and Sixty-5’s proprietary, bespoke app to ensure a consistently reliable solution. If you have experience any issues with Grass-Guide, we offer free support by phone or email for the duration of your use of the product.
Reporting: every job that you complete with Grass-Guide is automatically stored in the cloud as soon as your tablet gets connected to WiFi. You can log into Grass-Guide Online, our portal, which provides for every job done:
* A satellite map of your coverage
* A date stamp for your job
* Details of the job including time taken and area covered
* Sections to label your job, name your field and add notes to the activity
* The option to print your activities for your records
This information is stored permanently in your private Grass-Guide Online account to track your jobs, providing proof of placement for compliance.
Free software updates: Grass-Guide software comes on as the form of an app, designed by our in-house software engineering team. We’re constantly refining Grass-Guide functionality based on user feedback, and you will have the benefit of receiving any updates we make to improve functionality ongoing, at no extra cost.
What does Grass-Guide do?
Grass-Guide records where you have covered your field - whether it's fertiliser, spray or even mowing - by 'painting' on the screen the area covered. It also gives you a guideline on either side of where you've been so you avoid misses or overlaps.
When you've saved a job, connect the tablet to wifi and you can push it up to a free online account which will store the details and display the covered area on a map.
What features does Grass-Guide have?
- On-screen guidance & recording of placement
Calculation of boundary and treated areas
A:B lines for pre-marking paths
Free online account to store job data
Viewable maps online for reference or compliance
Free software updates
Can I use my own Android tablet?
Because Grass-Guide is not a consumer product, we have produced it to run on the Samsung 7" Tab A (and previously the Tab 4) and package the entire system in a ready-to-go format.
You can always source your own Samsung tablet, but in reality it is easier to just buy the entire system already set up.
Are there any hidden charges or follow-on costs?
No. The Android tablets are currently wifi only, so there is no mobile cost and the online account is free.
Where can I buy a Grass-Guide from?
We have a number of dealers throughout the UK and Ireland, and also in N Zealand and Australia (see our dealer map).
If you are not close to a dealer we can also sell direct (globally) -
email us for more info.