Drone spraying is relatively new to the agricultural industry, and with that comes questions. We’ve compiled some of the most commonly asked questions that we hear when it comes to how the equipment works, what you need to Fly & Apply, and other considerations to think about.
Top Five Questions
Application Service Contractors
The best drone for agricultural spraying greatly depends on the needs of your operation. This goes for the number of drones as well. If you are focused on servicing smaller fields, specialty crops, trial plots, or site-specific applications, a smaller drone under 55 pounds may suit you well. As a Rantizo partner you will also have permissions to swarm multiple drones (up to 3) simultaneously, although we generally recommend that you take the crawl, walk, run approach when it comes to drone spraying. If you are focused on larger acres or multiple service locations, a larger workhorse drone such as the Agras T30 may be your best option.
The drone sprayer does have multiple FPV (first person view) cameras depending on the drone model you select. This camera is for pilot visibility of field conditions, flight paths, and drone missions. This camera is not designed for capturing field imagery for NDVI or other data analytics. There are other drones built to be used in tandem with various software programs for this. Rantizo is pleased to offer our contractor network exclusive pricing for Pix4DFields imagery software.
Drones for agricultural applications offer a new opportunity for ag retailers and agribusinesses looking to stay on the cutting edge of agriculture. Rantizo does not see our drone application systems as a replacement for ground rigs or other aerial application methods like airplanes or helicopters. Instead, we see drones as another tool to add to your toolbox to better serve your customers and optimize productivity. In other words, our drones can get into places that are hard to access with larger equipment, such as field edges, buffer zones or site-specific areas in a field. As a result, we can take care of those areas while other application equipment keeps moving and maximizing productivity in the areas they were designed for.
Rantizo knows drones and we know ag.
Our team is consistently pushing the drone spraying industry forward and setting the standards for safe, legal, and productive custom drone applications.
As a contractor, we treat our relationship like a partnership. We aren’t just trying to sell you a drone and let you figure out the rest. We will stand by you with comprehensive training, omni-channel support, continuing education and overall customer service that is second to none.
Rantizo does not currently offer any leasing options. However, we do work with a third-party financing partner and can provide introductions if financing is needed.