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Sunday, March 18, 2012

GPS tracking of… hay bales!

GPS tracking of hay bales

Even bales of hay are being tracked by GPS these days!

It seems like GPS tracking is finding its way into everything these days; even so, I was a bit surprised to see this story about a GPS tracking device being used to nab hay bale thieves. I guess I shouldn’t be shocked, what with the US drought spiking hay prices to as much as $250/ton, which a single round bale can weigh. Given that, hay theft is apparently becoming rampant.

So a big congrats to Sheriff Bobby Whittington for using modern technology to nab the bad guys. And FWIW, in case you have valuables lying around the field, yard or construction site, here’s a great holiday deal on the Garmin GTU 10 GPS tracking device, the best price we’ve seen. Here’s our review.

Image via Darren Shilson; licensed via Creative Commons

About Rich Owings

Rich is the owner, editor and chief bottle-washer for GPS Tracklog. Connect with him on Twitter, Facebook or Google Plus.

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