A manufacturer of planter clutches since 1982, Tru Count made a big splash in the precision market with the introduction of the Tru Count Air Clutch in 2007. The Air Clutch is placed on each planter row and is controlled with compressed air, either pneumatically from the tractor cab by a global positioning system (GPS) or manual controller. The technology makes it easier for farmers to avoid over planting seed and can save considerable input costs. The clutches work on a variety of planters, regardless of make or model.
Tru Count clutches are compatible with Trimble‘s GPS guidance technology. The combined technology will allow farmers to select the best solution available for use with the different vehicles and equipment on their farm, says Erik Arvesen, general manager, Agriculture Division of Trimble.
“With the asset acquisition of Tru Count, we have an opportunity to partner with an industry leader in a technology that presents an exciting growth opportunity for us,” explains Arvesen.
“I am excited about the opportunity to take our business to the next level and Trimble is the right partner to take us there,” said Jeff Dillman, president of Tru Count. “The customer demand for air clutch technology continues to grow and we are excited to unite with Trimble to expand our reach outside of North America. Trimble is the best in the business at what they do and GPS is a key enabler for Tru Count technology. We believe this is the perfect match to provide a total solution for farmers.”
The Tru Count business will be part of Trimble’s Agriculture Division.
For more information, visit the Tru Count Web site.