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Trade-in scheme offers cheaper Topcon upgrade

February 15, 2021 by  
Filed under Machinery

Topcon dealer LH Agro has kick-started 2021 with a new trade-in scheme to make it more affordable for users of precision farming equipment to upgrade to the latest equipment.

The offer enables farmers and agricultural contractors to trade-in any brand of guidance or steering systems in exchange for savings against the latest version of Topcon’s range of X consoles and steering solutions.


“With many arable farms still feeling the impact of last year’s poor harvest, we were keen to find a way of simplifying the process of upgrading to the latest precision farming tech,” explained Richard Reed, managing director of LH Agro.

“Our new trade-in scheme perfectly complements our existing 0% finance deal which not only makes the latest precision farming equipment affordable for farmers who are kitting out new machinery, but also for those who want to retro-fit an existing machine.”

Customers who trade-in a manual lightbar guidance system will receive up to £1,800 towards a Topcon X-console based autosteer system. Customers trading-in an EGNOS enabled electric steering wheel system will receive £3,200 off an RTK enabled Topcon X-console autosteer system.

Similarly, trading-in an existing RTK autosteer system will entitle customers to £6,400 off the price of two RTK enabled Topcon X-console autosteer systems.

More affordable

Mr Reed said: “In the same vein, our new trade-in scheme makes it easier and more affordable for users of older equipment to upgrade to the latest generation of guidance systems without having to worry about compatibility issues or having to sell their old equipment.”

The scheme can be used to trade-in any brand of equipment in exchange for credit against the entire range of Topcon X-series ISOBUS-compatible implement control consoles, all of which use a colour touchscreen to operate multiple implement functions.

These functions include crop sensing, section control, variable rate control, auto-steering and auto-headland turning.