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. 3 m half-side switching is possible in the Cayena. 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 rates 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 an option for the AMATRON 3 terminal, the Task Controller (via ISO-XML) or GPS-Maps enables easy conversion of sowing 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.