When Reichhardt expanded the German based business into the North American market in the early 2000s, the philosophy of the company was to identify the needs of growers that weren’t already being met and create ISO compatible solutions that the market demanded. It was a time when the technology for GPS steering was available, but adoption of auto steer systems had yet to really take off. Many corn growers were still manually steering during the planting season. This led to guidance challenges during harvest. Reichhardt collaborated with growers and dealers in North Dakota and created a tactile row guidance product (PSR TAC) that followed the rows where the corn plants emerged. Reichhardt continued to develop the product over the years so that it was accurate, robust and available for many makes and models of combines. Reichhardt incorporated ISO standards for agriculture equipment from the start.
Fast forward 15 years and the customer base for Reichhardt’s tactile row guidance product has grown to thousands of customers and continues to be in demand by growers across the continent. Using a GPS solution during planting improves the quality of the rows, however, there are conditions that warrant the need for tactile row guidance during harvest. Planter drift and downed corn are common conditions faced by growers. PSR TAC follows the rows regardless of planting conditions and downed corn. PSR TAC’s reputation in the industry is a quality product that customers rely on year after year.