It was 15th of July of 2010 when Cesar Domínguez began this project and he advertised that in his old blog. It was the day when we began to have news about this magnificent autosteering solution guided by GPS and called Cerea. This idea appeared as result of trying to save money because professional autoguidance systems sold were really expensive, and the project grow with an unstoppable power. Many farmers started to carry out test on field... we began to use it a bit later (last months of 2011) and since then only successful and satisfactions have been received from it. We have installed systems for some friends and they are working daily without any problem and they are pretty pleased.
Cerea is an autoguidance solution made for farmers so it owns all the features they need and it is designed following their instructions. Nowadays, we are over 45 farmers in Spain who are carrying out test on field and we report our needs, incidents, improvements, etc... for Cesar Domínguez.
Autoguidance systems by GPS allows to farmers save money... yes, you can really save money because your fertilizer, spraying, harrowing, sowing and harvesting tasks are done more accurately. Another important aspect is the comfort, since you can work a long sowing day and you can arrive at home without fatigue. Even that, the main goal of Cerea is that the tractor doesn't need a driver. The first step is done because tractor can change on head automatically, e.g., when you are spraying or fertilizer.
Its prices are really cheaper and about price/quality ratio we are convinced that is the best on the market. It is a system farmer can buy it with different configurations or even farmer can work in its installation. The standard prices are shown below (taxes not included) but they can be different according to the needs of each farmer (RTK signal, installation in some tractors…).
- Software license: 150€
- Manual guidance system: 600€
- Autoguidance system: 2,600€
In our opinion, we recommend this system for all farmers because it is easy to work and its results are very gratifying.
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Pictures (source: CEREA AUTOSTEER GPS Facebook Group)