Cirrus 03-CC with MultiBoom control
Exact distribution of different materials delivered in a single pass
In addition to simply sowing grain, there are new agricultural challenges that require simultaneous distribution of several materials in a single pass. This is the reason why the Cirrus 4003-CC, 4003-2CC and 6003-2CC have a 2-chamber hopper as well as a second coulter rail with FerTeC coulters. Delivered materials can thus be placed at the optimum depth in each case, using the Double-Shoot method. At Agritechnica, AMAZONE will be introducing the MultiBoom control for the Cirrus 03. The Cirrus-CC, with its two metering units and two application rate set points, can be thus very accurately and automatically switched on and off at the headland, using GPS-Switch.
GPS-Switch (Section Control) in combination with Single-Shoot or Double-Shoot
The application of seed and fertiliser to the seed row can be achieved using the Cirrus-C model which utilises the Single-Shoot method. The grain and the fertiliser are fed to the sowing coulter separately by two metering units and one transfer pipe. There is only one delivery point for both seed types. On the headland, this MultiBin application switches the two metering units on and off simultaneously using GPS-Switch.
For the Cirrus-CC, the seed and the fertiliser are metered by two different metering units and applied at two different delivery points using the DoubleShoot method. The GPS-Switch on the Cirrus-CC needs to switch the two metering units at different times, since the FerTeC coulter is running in front of the roller and the sowing coulter is running behind. This ensures that the fertiliser and the seed are both switched on and off at the optimum point in the headland. This time-shifted control of several metering units can be achieved using the new MultiBoom control.
The driver can use the terminal to decide whether the Cirrus-CC with 2-chamber hopper should operate in MultiBin or in MultiBoom mode. The accurate switching times can be defined by the driver and entered on the terminal. If the Cirrus-CC is also equipped with a GreenDrill and has three electrical metering units, all units can be controlled accordingly by the software.