Platemeters overview and comparison
GPS-it’s electronic rising plate pasture meters provide an easy, reliable and precise way to measure grass pasture growth and health – fast. These are New Zealand's original platemeter used by the dairy industry for years and proven time and time again to be strong, accurate and dependable.
All platemeters come with the P-Plus Pasture Cover software program which provides another valuable tool for recording and reporting on the information collected.
This is a great starting model. Results need to be written down after each paddock. Gives dry matter per hectare or average height. Audio alarm at 30 plonks (samples) will continue to average out any further plonks.
For the person who hates to write - no more pad and paper. Storage of up to 100 paddocks in simple format. Uploads the farm walk directly into P-Plus software via USB.
Top of the line and fully automated. Customisable paddock names and stores up to 250 paddocks. Last walk data available in the field. Auto calibration. Upload and download data between the platemeter and P-Plus software via USB.
Platemeter comparison table
Use this easy-to-follow table to work out what model will best suit your needs.
|Reset button – at the start of each paddock||Y||Y||Y|
|Pre-load paddock walk order numbers||Y||Y||Y|
|Previous walk history||Y|
|Display average cover in kgs per hectare or lbs per acre||Y||Y||Y|
|Number of plonks||Y||Y||Y|
|Remembers reading if switched off||Y||Y||Y|
|Beeps to show reading has been taken||Y||Y||Y|
|Turn off alert||Y|
|Low battery alarm||Y||Y||Y|
|Downloads to P Plus and mapping software||Y||Y|