FarmHQ’s real-time text message alerts saved an entire field on Andrew’s Hay Farm.

Equipment: 1 Irrigation Pump, and 3 Hard Hose Reels

Location: Washington, USA

Operation: Hay Grower


Andrew Albert, owner of Andrew’s Hay in Arlington, Washington, farms an average of 1,500 acres of grass for hay and silage – as well as wheat, corn, beets, cabbage, and swiss chard. Before installing FarmHQ, Andrew spent a lot of time driving around and checking on his reels. He needed a solution to decrease the amount of labor spent on irrigation reels, and also provide safety features when spraying manure from the same reels.

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The Solution

FarmHQ completely transformed Andrew’s daily routine by eliminating irrigation drive-bys from his to-do list and replacing them with a simple check-in to our app. However, the real value of FarmHQ was demonstrated when Andrew was spraying manure from his reels and received a real-time text alert from FarmHQ notifying him that his reel had shut down.

Thanks to this alert, Andrew was able to diagnose the problem as a low oil level within 15 minutes, fix the issue, and get the pump up and running again. This prevented damage to an entire field and saved Andrew hours of work and stress.

In Their Words

Save Your Time, Save Your Labor

“We can get a problem with one of our reels rectified in 15 minutes when it otherwise would have taken hours.”

Skip the Drive to Your Fields

“Everything is right there at your fingertips. I can look at my phone six times a day instead of doing six field drive-bys.”

What Could You Do with 30 Mintues?

“Knowing you don’t have to sit in the field during a late-night reel change and knowing I have 30 minutes to have dinner with my kids or put them to bed, it makes it a lot more convenient. It’s a lot of time savings and peace of mind.”

Bottom Line

“You won’t regret it for a minute.”

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