GPS-Switch - 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 Cayena. For the Cayena, control of each 3 m half-side section is possible. 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 and can operate the drill independently to achieve a neat transition Saving seed and higher work rates: with GPS-Switch now applicable to sowing, the classic method of raising the drill to switch it off which leaves some seed on the surface and gives more chances of misses is avoided so that the sown seed is better placed. For a better optimisation of the switch-on and switch-off points, AMAZONE recommends RTK accuracy. 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. The Task Controller (via ISO-XML) or GPS-Maps, as an option for the AMATRON 3 terminal, allows the simple activation of seed maps. Standardised file formats can be imported into the system which are then implemented fully automatically. A graphic display of the map in the background offers a good overview.

Image film AMAZONE 1883