Baffle plate construction and software integration
At large working widths, the fertiliser must be accelerated considerably more, in order to achieve a good area of overlap with the spread fan of the first tramline. Due to the high energy of the granules, the evenness of distribution behind the tractor provided by conventional systems is often unsatisfactory. The BorderTS deflector features a special baffle plate construction and a guide plate, the angle of which can be adjusted. The baffles first remove the energy from the granules, which are then gently guided to the ground by the guide plate. The guide plate is infinitely adjustable for optimal application up to the field boundary. In addition, a sensor detects the working position. When the deflector is in use, the spread rate and the delivery point of the fertiliser onto the spreading disc are automatically adjusted to ensure the best possible lateral distribution in combination with the disc-integrated AutoTS border spreading system.
It goes without saying that the application rate can be manually overridden at any time in response to special situations.
Illustration of the combined use of BorderTS and AutoTS
- Fertiliser is spread from the edge of the field into the crop by the BorderTS deflector, with automatic reduction of the target rate to 50%. The shutter nearest the field boundary is left closed.
- AutoTS spreads at 50% from the first tramline across to the boundary side to achieve the target rate across the total field boundary area. Normal spreading to the field side with 100 % of the target rate.
- In the subsequent tramlines, normal spreading is resumed with 100% of the target rate to both sides.