Scale-Tec is excited to offer an iOS App designed to integrate with Digi-Star scale systems and a Bluetooth device for collecting and organizing grain cart yield data directly out of the field.
The new Scale-Tec system called “REAP” is designed to connect to any Digi-Star scale system 2011 and newer with an available serial port connector. The REAP app is designed to facilitate long range wireless Bluetooth connectivity to the indicator, further enhancing the capabilities of the scale system already in place. The REAP app is designed specifically for grain cart applications and is further enhanced by the Digi-Star Autolog capabilities.
Users of the REAP app will be able to program an unlimited number of growers, farms, and fields to keep track of grain harvested. Integration of the new Digi-Star GT560 and moisture sensor will allow the user to directly convert their grain cart weight to dry bushel. Producers will also be able to inventory their storage capacities and deliveries as well as keep a record of truck loads being taken directly out of the field.
Functionality in the field will allow for multiple remote capabilities, sharing the live scale weight directly in the field to anyone within 300-foot range of the grain cart. Cloud capabilities will further enhance the ability to see what type of selections the grain cart operator is utilizing for field, truck and storage destination, and allow the remote user to change those selections if needed beyond the 300 foot range.
Integration with USDA common land unit association, provided by the farmer with the use of the new USDA FSAFarm+ app, will allow the user to easily identify the farm serial number, tract, and field number for easy association and reporting capabilities to your Federal Crop Insurance agent regarding Annual Production History (APH). The REAP web dashboard will allow for more reporting capabilities and preprograming and setup of the iOS Reap app, as well as the ability to see near real time record events as grain is being harvested in the field with the utilization of the grain cart.
The Scale-Tec REAP system will be released at the 2016 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa August 30, 2016 and be available for pre-order July 15, 2016. For more information go to www.scale-tec.com/reap-solution.
Headquartered in Anamosa, Iowa, with additional facilities in Galion, Ohio, Scale-Tec, Ltd. is a leader in innovation with scale application in the agricultural industry, striving to enhance precision agriculture and farming capabilities to existing equipment to ensure accuracy powers profitability in all facets of the farming operation.