HeadlandControl – Optimum lateral distribution on the headland

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  1. Working width
  2. Throwing distance (2x working width)
  3. Active HeadlandControl
  4. Border spreading
  5. HeadlandControl provides an increase in the working width towards the inside of the field on the headland


The problem: Over- and under-fertilisation on the headland

The AutoTS border spreading system makes it possible for the operator to reliably generate a very steep cut-off to the border spread pattern and thus create the perfect growing conditions right up against the field edge. Compared to other border spreading systems, a significant increase in yield is possible.


Switch-off time on the headland: Without HeadlandControl

  • Spreader switches off too late and is already turning 
  • Tractor would have to drive beyond the headland tramline


Das Problem: Über- und Unterdüngung am Vorgewende (1) HeadlandControl_Vergleich_b_d1_21031

Result: Over- and under-fertilised zones are created

  1. Over-fertilisation (dark-green)
  2. Under-fertilisation (white)
  3. Standard headland
  4. Inner throwing distance without HeadlandControl


The solution: HeadlandControl

When HeadlandControl is activated, the throwing width and spread rate are increased on the field side, so that the switch-off point is moved towards the inside of the field. Furthermore, the new part-width section control, which is now adapted to the shape of the spread fan, causes the part-width sections to be switched off from the outside to the inside when entering the headland. Over- and under-fertilised zones on the headland are subsequently avoided.


With HeadlandControl

  • HeadlandControl means that the spreader continues to apply fertiliser to the crop when it is on the headland 
  • The tractor can follow the wheel tracks of the sprayer


Die Lösung: HeadlandControl (1) HeadlandControl_Vergleich_c_d1_210316

Result: Uniform crops across the headland

  1. Improved lateral distribution at the headland
  2. Switch-off point moved
  3. Extended headland
  4. Inner throwing distance with HeadlandControl


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Perfected headland coverage thanks to HeadlandControl and the new part-width section control

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…