ArgusTwin – The spreader’s eyes – they see what you don’t see!

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Automatic adjustment for optimum lateral distribution
The ArgusTwin system ensures optimum lateral distribution of the fertiliser through constant on-line monitoring and readjustment of the delivery system. This leads to a more effective fertiliser use and forms the basis for optimum crop management.

The Argus system, which checks the spread fan and automatically regulates the lateral distribution, is based on radar technology that is independent of dust and pollution and thus provides reliable results in practice. ArgusTwin constantly monitors, via radar sensors mounted on both the sides of the spreader, the left and right hand spread fans simultaneously and readjusts the electric delivery system independently of each other if necessary.

Automatic delivery system adjustment
The application rate and any other relevant data from the setting chart for the fertiliser to be applied are entered via the ISOBUS terminal. 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. The only pre-condition for its use is the electric delivery system adjustment.

The benefits 

  • Constant on-line monitoring of both spread fans 
  • Maintains an optimum lateral distribution of the fertiliser even with: 
    • Variable fertiliser quality 
    • Environmental influences such as moisture and dew
    • Fertiliser coating on the spreading discs Automatic slope compensation of the spread pattern Protected position directly above the spreading discs

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  1. Automatic adjustment of the delivery system via ArgusTwin 2) The problem in practice – poor lateral distribution e.g. due to a change in fertiliser properties 3) Perfect lateral distribution enables uniform crops, even with varying fertiliser quality and properties

Spread pattern simulator

The spread pattern simulator gives an intuitive introduction to how a fertiliser spreader works. Optimal settings for a variety of combinations of fertilisers and working widths can be clearly displayed and the influence that wind and fertiliser quality have also shown. Try it for yourself…