Clutch Control. Using multiple clutch control modules, Ag Leader’s SeedCommand system now supports up to 36 sections of planter clutch control. Along with this new capability, Ag Leader will now support row-by-row section control on 30-inch rows. The outside sections of the planter must have two rows to minimize skips due to GPS or implement drift and changes in terrain. The required cables and modules can be purchased through an Ag Leader Dealer.
Planter Monitoring. SeedCommand’s planter monitoring feature is now supported for all planters equipped with the following seed tube sensors: KINZE, DICKEY-john Standard, DICKEY-john High-Rate or John Deere AccuCount™. This includes, but is not limited to planter manufacturers such as Case IH, John Deere, KINZE and White. Planter monitoring functionality allows growers to replace existing planter monitors. The system will monitor and log average population and seed spacing.
Hydraulic Drive Control. SeedCommand now supports PWM and motorized servo hydraulic valves, as well as KINZE and Rawson AccuRate hydraulic drives. This feature will allow growers to control variable rate seeding from the tractor cab, while at the same time reduces cab clutter. Each hydraulic motor can have independent rate control, hybrid/variety logging and as-planted rate maps. The SeedCommand system can support up to three motors with one module.
“Our goal is to help growers get the most out of the seed they plant, in addition to making their operation run smoothly,” says Will Cannon, Ag Leader product specialist. “We are excited to present these new features which eliminate monitors in the tractor cab, as well as offer increased planter control and operation efficiency.”
For more information visit the Ag Leader Web site.