Accurate placement of the seed
After the success of the GPS-Switch system on fertiliser spreaders and sprayers, sowing now is the focus for the use of this technology. For the ED, the on/off switching of each individual unit is controlled via GPS. In this way, the stress on the driver is reduced and an improvement in the operational performance is achieved especially in small fields with many headland turns.
The future today
In addition, application maps are becoming more and more popular where the seed rates can be matched to the small-scale situations in the field – such as hills and hollows or changes in soil type. Task Controller (via ISO-XML) or GPS-Maps, as an option for the AMATRON 3 terminal, allows the simple implementation of application maps. A graphic display of the map in the background offers a good overview.
Automatic on/off switching
GPS-Switch controls the on/off switching, depending on the position of the machine and the settings made by the driver. Individual row shut-off allows the very easy and comfortable creation of tramlines and irrigation tracks. On narrower row spacings, tramlines are required to apply fermentation substrates or other fertilisers in the growing crop without damaging the plants. In this way, during practical operation, the often found over or under sown areas in critical spots, such as on the headland or in wedges can be minimised. Sowing ‘gaps’ are now things of the past! The driver can fully concentrate on driving.