AMAZONE - USA
Automatic delivery system adjustment
Via the ISOBUS terminal, the application rate and any further relevant data for the fertiliser to be spread are entered from the setting chart. For the Argus system, the spreading chart has been updated to include the throwing angle that gives the optimum lateral distribution. Utilising this value, ArgusTwin constantly checks whether the predetermined direction of throw for that fertiliser is in fact being maintained by the spreading discs. When the actual throwing width deviates from the “desired” throwing width due to inconsistencies within the fertiliser, worn spreading vanes, working across slopes or during starting and stopping procedures, the spreader readjusts, on its own, the setting for the delivery system – and that of each side individually. Via the constantly working on-line monitoring and readjustment of the delivery system, the ArgusTwin system ensures an optimum lateral distribution of the fertiliser. This leads to a more effective fertiliser use and forms the basis for optimum crop management. The system is immediately live and operates even when border spreading and if part-width sections are switched off and on. In hilly terrain, Argus even provides slope compensation of the spread pattern via the automatic readjustment of the delivery position of the fertiliser. Due to the rigid fixing, the system avoids any moving components and is thus extremely robust and is completely maintenance-free.