RVT RTK is a local RTK (Real Time Kinematics) correction signal supplied by Rea Valley Tractors Ltd from four of our own base stations strategically placed across our trading area to give you maximum coverage and reliability.
Why choose RVT RTK over a satellite based signal ?
Our RTK signal will provide repeatable pass to pass 2cm accuracy without experiencing any of the line drift sometimes associated with satellite based correction signals.
The 2cm accuracy level cannot be achieved with satellite based correction signals which will offer 5cm accuracy at best.
Because the signal is supplied directly to you from our locally based transmitters the signal suffers none of the seasonal distortion sometimes experienced with satellite based signals that travel through the atmosphere.
RTK is particularly beneficial for operations such as the ridging of potatoes, planting and maintenance of vegetable crops, strawberry’s, etc where high repeatable accuracy is demanded and the effects of drift from a GPS based signal can become more apparent.
Initial set up costs are extremely low compared to Farm installed base station’s you simply require an RTK activation and Modem to attach to your existing SF2 equipped Starfire receiver.
Where ever you travel or operate within our trading area you will receive our RVT RTK signal, there are no line of sight requirements or distance limitations within this area.
RVT RTK is also compatible with most brands of RTK GPS receivers including…. Topcon, Trimble, Leica and more please phone for more details.
What are the benefits?
The most accurate signal available on the market
Eliminates Drift for accurate, well defined tramlines
We provide the base station – you rent the signal
Security with John Deere’s RTK Extend – stay on track even if the line of sight to the base station is lost
Less crop damage & higher yields by using exactly the same tracks
Available for most makes of GPS receivers
No on-farm base stations, investment costs reduced
RVT support – from our highly trained AMS experts.
What does the RVT RTK signal cost ?
The RVT RTK signal is an annual subscription and will cost £695/pa for each receiver you wish to receive our signal, a sim card is also required for the modem (Average cost £10pcm). Multiple user discounts are also available.
With a 5cm accurate satellite based signal typically costing in the region of £689 we can see that the RVT RTK signal is cost effective and competitively priced giving much benefit over traditional satellite based correction signals.