Services

Vantage offers agronomic services including soil sampling to take your farming decisions to the next level. We also have a team of certified professionals to install, train, support and repair all of your precision agriculture equipment. Additionally, we offer integrated positioning services to deliver the accuracy requirements you need to support the types of crops you farm.

Our Services

Soil Sampling: Falcon Automated Soil Sampler

Whenever possible, our technicians utilize the Falcon Automated Soil Sampler. The Falcon allows for a high volume of samples to be taken systematically with consistent core depths. Built and manufactured here in the United States, by veteran farmer Allan Baucom, Falcon Automated Soil Sampler saves you time, ensuring consistent and reliable samples every time.

Soil Sampling: Falcon Automated Soil Sampler

Key Features

  • Engineered for superior sample consistency and high daily sampling volumes
  • Precision soil sampling designed to drive high-value precision fertility programs
  • Unsurpassed sample quality
  • Built farm tough by veteran farmer Allan Baucom

FALCON AUTOMATED SOIL SAMPLING SYSTEM

AUTOMATED PRECISION SOIL SAMPLING MAXIMIZES QUALITY

The Falcon is a breakthrough, automated soil-sampling machine that delivers you quality soil cores to better support your fertility recommendations.

Since samples are taken consistently with uniform depths, gird after grid, Falcon provides you with a sharper insight into your field’s nutrient levels.  And because we understand how time-sensitive your field work schedule is, Falcon is fast and covers more acres per day and can increase you sampling abilities up to 400%.

The era of error-prone hand sampling in agriculture is no more, and thanks to Falcon, we can finally transport soil-sampling into the future of precision management tools.

Flexible Falcon Options

Model 1000: All the capabilities you need for precise and efficient sampling.  An onboard computer with Falcon ServiceLink for remote diagnostics and software upgrades simplifies your operation.  An optional second probe is available to take cores every 7.5 feet.

Model 5000: Full Model 1000 features, plus GPS tracking, a barcode reader for sample identification and integration with GPS locations, cloud-based data integration with laboratories and precision ag software.  

 

THE FALCON SYSTEM: BUILT AROUND THE SIMPLICITY AND RELIABILITY OF THE WHEEL

  • A ground-driven, 5-foot diameter stainless steel drum collects and mixes cores every 15 feet.
  • Based on the desired core depth, a 4″ to 12″ stainless steel probe with a replaceable tip collects and deposits a soil core into the stainless steel drum with every revolution.
  • When the user-defined core count is achieved, a 12-volt motor raises and rotates the drum to assure proper mixing as the Falcon drives to the next sampling site.
  • The Falcon is wired with state-of-the-art control components that ensure reliable, consistent operation.
  • To allow the operator to monitor operations, a wireless illuminated camera streams video to a laptop computer inside the tow vehicle.
  • Falcon functions are controlled by remote control or the wireless laptop, which also guides the tow vehicle using standard GPS-enabled soil sampling software.
  • Field operating speeds typically vary from 8 to 12 mph, depending on field conditions.  On the road, the Falcon can be towed at normal speeds.

FALCON SYSTEM BENEFITS:

  •  Agronomists/Crop Consultants
    • Improved sample quality
    • Improved sample collection efficiency
    • Cover more ground per day
    • Superior customer satisfaction
    • Minimal training requirements
  • Growers
    • Better fertility decision support
    • Higher yield potential
    • Optimized input efficiency
    • Improved fertilizer precision
    • Simplicity, reliability
Agronomic Services

Agri-Trend, now part of the Trimble solution, bring professional agronomic software tools to help agronomists and crop advisors work with their farm customers.

Agronomic Services

Key Features

  • Agrology Consulting
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Grain Marketing
  • Farm Business Management
  • Land Resource Management
  • Carbon Offset Credits
  • Data Management

AGRI-TREND®, now part of Trimble, brings professional agronomic software tools to help agronomists and crop advisors work with their farm customers.

Helping farmers become more profitable by providing:

  • Innovative agricultural leadership
  • Unbiased, independent advice
  • Confidence to make better decisions
Corrections

No matter where you're located, Trimble has a positioning services solution to meet your needs by delivering precision agriculture solutions for all seasons, all crops, all terrains, and all vehicles. Knowing that every farmer’s accuracy requirements are different, Trimble offers a wide range of services; whether you have crops that need sub-inch accuracy, or crops that only require sub-meter accuracy.

Corrections

Key Features

  • Range of accuracy solutions to fit all your precision agriculture needs
  • Repeatable, controlled performance
  • Cost effective – Save time, fuel, money, and other resources
  • Improve productivity with streamlined workflows
  • Service options available via both cellular and satellite

CenterPoint RTX

  • Trimble RTX’s premier correction service, provides accuracy better than 4 cm (1.5″) via satellite or cellular. No other satellite delivered correction service performs better.
    • Availability: Worldwide
    • High Accuracy: Provides < 4 cm (1.5″) horizontal accuracy*
    • Quick initializationCenterPoint RTX converges to full accuracy in 1-5 minutes in select regions, and less than 30 minutes worldwide,** see coverage map for details
    • Multi-constellation support: GPS, GLONASS and QZSS enabled
    • No base station required: No longer worry about losing radio signal connectivity since a base station is not required for Trimble RTX-based correction services
    • Cost Effective: No additional data or cellular plans required
    • Fast Restart (Agriculture) and Quick Start (Survey): Decrease the standard** initialization time to less than 5 minutes at the beginning of each day by starting your tractor in the same place you shut it off the night before
    • Benefit for farming:  Achieve greater productivity in the field when planting, spraying or spreading.  High accuracy, Trimble CenterPoint RTX, can reduce overlap by 90% – 95%.  This equates to up to a 5% savings on input costs.***

CenterPoint VRS

  • Instant access to real-time kinematic (RTK) corrections utilizing a network of permanent (fixed) continuously operating reference stations.
    • Availability: United States, Europe and Australia
    • High Accuracy: Provides < 2.5 cm (1″) accuracy*
    • Ideal for a variety of high precision agriculture uses in areas having good cellular coverage
    • Instant Initialization: Start working immediately under optimal conditions**
    • Multi-constellation support: GPS and GLONASS enabled
    • More uptime: Built-in redundancy to ensure connectivity, consistency and quality
    • No base station required: No need to worry about losing radio signal reception since a base station is not needed for Trimble VRS Now-based correction services

RangePoint RTX

  • Affordable, broad accuracy correction service built on Trimble’s exclusive RTX technology, providing <50cm repeatable accuracy via satellite or cellular delivery worldwide.  Agriculture customers can achieve 15 cm (6″) pass to pass accuracy.
    • Availability: Worldwide via satellite accessibility
    • Broad Accuracy: Provides 15 cm (6″) pass to pass accuracy and 50 cm (20″) repeatable accuracy*
    • Ideal for broadacre applications like spraying, spreading and cultivation
    • Quick Initialization to full accuracy in less than 5 minutes**
    • Multi-constellation support: GPS, GLONASS and QZSS enabled
    • More uptime: Continue working through correction signal interruptions for up to 200 seconds
    • No base station required: No need to worry about losing radio signal reception since a base station is not needed for Trimble RTX-based correction services
    • Cost Effective: No additional data or cellular plans required

Trimble xFill

  • Powered by Trimble RTX technology. Trimble xFill runs seamlessly in the background automatically bridging the gap if a users RTK or VRS correction source is interrupted due to cellular signal disruption or loss of radio connectivity
  • More Uptime: Continue working through signal outages with centimeter-level accuracy* using Trimble xFill, minimizing work delays and improving in-field productivity
  • Standard xFill: Free for the first 5-20 minutes (application dependent) after the loss of an RTK correction source on all compatible devices
  • Enhanced xFill: Works indefinitely on the Trimble R10 GNSS System and Trimble NetR9s Geospatial receiver with a valid CenterPoint RTX subscription
* All horizontal accuracy specifications are based on in-field performance 95% of the time.
** Receiver convergence time varies based on GNSS constellation health, level of multipath, and proximity to obstructions such as large trees and buildings.
*** As compared to planting using a guidance system or guidance system with SBAS corrections with a 40 ft planter.  Results may vary based on equipment, field size and other conditions.
Service/Support

From out in the field to inside the office, our service and support staff are here to keep your operation running smoothly.

Service/Support

Key Features

  • Product Support
  • Installation
  • Repair

Support

From out in the field to inside the office, our service and support staff are here to keep your operation running smoothly.

Installation

Our team of certified technicians will have your new technology equipment installed in no time.

Repairs

We offer local comprehensive repair services to get you back in the field as fast as possible.

For inquiries, please see our Contact Us page

Training

Not only do we professionally install your new technology equipment, we also train you how to use it like a professional.

Training

Key Features

  • On-the-job training
  • Over the phone support
  • Prescription file training

At Vantage Northeast, our team of technicians are fully committed to your success and will stay with you after they install your new equipment until you are fully confident in operating your equipment.

Our team of technology integrators are always available for phone support if you have any questions or concerns regarding your new equipment.  If problems persist, and phone support is not helping you get back up and running in your operations, we will make sure to send someone back out and remain with you until your business is back up and running smoothly again.