Setting up the Slopehelper robotic agrosystem is a straightforward process that ensures reliable operation throughout the lifetime of the plantation. Once deployed, only minimal maintenance is required. The deployment involves three simple steps:
- Clearing the field of obstacles such as fallen trees, columns, broken wires, large stones, and earth mounds that may obstruct the passages.
- For plantations without metal pillars, installing reflectors at the beginnings of rows. Reflectors are inexpensive special plastic elements that are installed at the beginning of each row, providing radio locators with a reliable way to detect the start of each row. (Note: In most cases with metal pillars, this step is not needed.)
- Preparing a geometrical model of the plantation, which can be done either manually with a meter or by utilizing a mapping system.