is part of the Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

  • American Agriculturist
  • Beef Producer
  • Corn and Soybean Digest
  • Dakota Farmer
  • Delta Farm Press
  • Farm Futures
  • Farm Industry news
  • Indiana Prairie Farmer
  • Kansas Farmer
  • Michigan Farmer
  • Missouri Ruralist
  • Nebraska Farmer
  • Ohio Farmer
  • Prairie Farmer
  • Southeast Farm Press
  • Southwest Farm Press
  • The Farmer
  • Wallaces Farmer
  • Western Farm Press
  • Western Farmer Stockman
  • Wisconsin Agriculturist
Topcon's System 210: Water-management workhorse

Topcon's System 210: Water-management workhorse

Topcon's System 210 incorporates land-leveling, surveying and field design capability in a package driven by the X20 multifunction touch-screen controller. The system allows field surveys to be conducted directly with the X20 controller, or with a laptop computer with its AGForm-3D field design and survey software installed.

The System 210 GPS and GLONASS-capable real-time kinematic (RTK) package can be configured to drive single or dual scrapers. Currently, it is not set up for ditching or tiling. The system is used mostly in California, Arizona and the Mississippi Delta, where interest in land leveling has been especially strong in recent years, says Ron Cox, regional manager for Topcon.

“In the heart of the Corn Belt, we haven’t seen much interest,” he says. “But we see a big opportunity for land leveling in the Midwest,” either alone or in conjunction with tiling. “A lot of times drainage problems can be solved by just moving a little dirt,” he adds. “This could make tiling systems more efficient, or in some cases eliminate the need completely.”

A complete System 210 water-management package, including an X20 controller, RTK receiver and antenna and tractor-scraper interface retails for $20,500. AGForm-3D retails for $3,000 and a base station, $8,950. For more information, go to the System 210 page at


TAGS: Equipment
Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.