GPS-Switch for Avant


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. The switching on and off of the electric metering system 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.

GPS-Switch controls, dependent on the position of the seed drill and the adjustments by the driver, the switch-on and off points of the electric metering unit of the Avant. In this way, for the 6 m Avant, control of 3 m sections is possible via the switching off of one electric metering unit.

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 concentrate fully on driving and operate the drill independently to achieve a neat transition.

Saving seed and higher work rates: The classic method of raising the drill to switch it off leaves some seed on the surface, and this is avoided by using GPS-Switch. The applied seed is therefore placed more accurately. For a better optimisation of the switch-on and switch-off points, AMAZONE recommends RTK accuracy.

The future today: Sowing maps, in which the seed rate can be adjusted to the individual conditions in the field, such as hills and hollows or changes in soil type, are also becoming increasingly popular. As a special option for AmaTron 3, Task Controller, or GPS-Maps, allows the simple utilisation of seed application maps. Standardised file formats can be imported into the system which is then implemented fully automatically. A graphic display of the map in the background offers a good overview.

GPS-Switch für Avant (1) GPS_Switch_Saetechnik_manuell_120907_1
Over or under-sowing with manual on/off control without GPS-Switch. The implement is manually switched on and off.
GPS-Switch für Avant (2) GPS_Switch_Saetechnik_Vorgewende_120918_1
Position-dependent, automatic control, both on and off, of the electric metering unit via GPS-Switch.

  1. Virtual headland
  2. Field application maps for different seed rates are also possible
  3. Worked area
  4. Precise automatic shut-off of the Avant