Carrier Crane-mounted Guidance and Marking.


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ASTA-ex will help you locate the nearest geopoint on a predefined grid with centimeter-level accuracy for planting, pole planting, pitting, mounding, drilling, and other applications that benefit from establishing a defined spacement.

Carrier Crane-mounted Guidance and Marking

For optimizing land use in forest and field. ASTA-ex guides carrier operators, and helps plant seedlings in straight rows.

Excavator position in-field is shown in real-time on the monitor. Even without an internet connection. ASTA-ex guides the operator to the closest point on the grid.

User defined row and column spacings. Variable number of rows per marking/planting pass, up to six may be set at a time.

Data persistance. The system saves the position of markings / planted seedlings. Other key data points includes the traversed route – can be used in planning scenarios.

Centimeter accuracy on-line RTK and GPS for off-line modes.

Asset management and tracking capabilities; with project and sub-contractor management.

Desktop or on-site grid creation for marking, planting, and more.




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We provide varying warranty times depending on the product. Typical warranty is one year or 1000 hours, whichever comes first.

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We work with forestry contractors, companies, and forest owners. Our philosophy is to build the forest taking all values, economic and environmental, into consideration. Therefore we also work with customers on land restoration and afforestation, as well as carbon capture projects.

During installation and manufacture, we will train your key personnel on the workings of our equipment so that they can maintain and service the units. We also provide remote control to reduce the number of mechanic visits and save on costs. Depending on your region we have a wide-ranging dealer and service center network to ensure your operational performance.