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I am looking for advice on which corner arm guidance system to go with. I have narrowed it down to either Reinke or Valley for two 1/4 section corner systems. The reason being that those were the only two dealers that gave me a quote. The other dealer (Z) has yet to get back to me with a quote despite the fact I began this process over a year ago, and I stopped in to see him twice. I am thinking if that is how they look at new business, I cannot imagine how their service after the sale is.
At any rate, I want to hear what your experience is with corner systems with either company. Also, should I go with buried wire or GPS? From what I am hearing the Reinke GPS is fairly problem free, but I have heard some horror stories about the Valley RTK system by the guys who own them.
With the buried wire, is the 1970`s technology still workable or is it outdated?
I will be making a decision later this month so any input is welcome.

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Patrick
 

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We put up a Valley RTK system last fall and it has ran all season without a problem. With a GPS system, you can change where the swing arm goes. With the wire system, once the wire is layed, thats where it will be forever.

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New Way hasn't got back to you? Wow! The Brooks dealer is quite usless I'll admit we deal with Don out of Lethbridge. I like Zimmatic pivots a better then Reinke these days for a few reasons. We have had a few tower legs bend on the Reinkes, the latch type coupler on Reinkes does wear but that being said we haven't had one wear right through yet. The boot between towers fails after awhile and you need to take the pivot apart to replace them. Never had a Zimmatic fail unless it walked into an "L" and that is only once in the last ten years. Worse thing I've seen on our Valley so far is the drain plugs don't always work and have frozen a couple pipes. They have their own style gearboxes and switchgear witch can be a pain over time and I don't like the way the knee braces mount to the pipe instead of the trusses although it appears they have changed that on newer machines.
We don't do corner systems, so far I'm not sure they are worth the money or the trouble. Neighbor has a GPS unit and says if this year is any indication he will never have another, I guess it has been a nightmare.
 
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