“We use TracMap to track our equipment and the progress of jobs across multiple locations.” explains Robert Maragilano, Owner/Operator of Sun Harvest Inc. California.
“It means we don’t need to physically drive out to field to identify the location of all our agricultural machinery and progress of jobs,” Robert adds.
Sun Harvest was established in 1991. Their primary business is mechanical orchard pruning, deep ripping, and land development.
Their fleet consists of:
- 2 Caterpillar D11 dozers
- 7 TOL mechanical orchard pruners
- 2 Challenger rubber track tractors
All 11 machines are equipped with TracMap GPS display units.
Using TracMap Online to manage their vehicles and jobs, Robert can see the progress the operator is making in the field row by row.
“If someone is going out to start a job, it’s nice to be able to login through the mobile device and actually see the lines of progress through the field. With TracMap, we can see where the tractors are in the field and plan the next job accordingly.”
Understanding how accurately a job has been completed means operators can pick up where another has left off. “Most of our workforce is revolving so we communicate with them on a daily basis.” Robert explains.
“TracMap allows operators to go out to the vehicle, pick up a job part way through, and complete it accurately. They understand what has been completed and what hasn’t by looking at the information available on the GPS display unit.”
The data captured in TracMap Online gives Robert peace of mind. “I call it double custody,” Robert explains.”We can match up the job tickets with the actual work that was done, acres covered, and hours on the job that we can see in TracMap Online.”
“I would recommend it, TracMap has been very functional,” says Robert.
“We can match up the job tickets with the actually work that was done, acres covered, hours on the job that we can see in TracMap Online.”
“What was good for us is that we were able to try the unit before we invested in it. Seeing is believing, and we saw very quickly how it could benefit us.” Robert concludes.