Innovations for Planting and Spreading Operations

Published online: Jan 24, 2012
Viewed 90 time(s)

Vehicle Sync on Trimble FmX Integrated Display

Trimble's addition of Vehicle Sync for the Trimbler FmXr integrated display will allow multiple operators working in the same field to wirelessly transfer guidance lines and coverage maps between vehicles, rather than sending the information back and forth between the farm office or manually with a flash drive. Vehicle Sync can be used for overlap detection, guidance line management and point/line/area features. It also provides the ability to track other vehicles operating in the same field in real-time.

Seed Monitoring and Variable Rate Control on Trimble CFX-750 Display

Seed monitoring capability in the CFX-750T display has been added to the Trimble Field-IQT crop input control system. The Field-IQ system is compatible with a wide variety of crop and application equipment, providing monitoring for planters or granular strip till systems. Seed monitoring on row crop planting systems allows operators to obtain information related to how their seeding system is performing.

The ability to simultaneously manage up to two variable rate products with the CFX-750 display has also been added to the Field-IQ system. This capability will allow a planter operator to manage both seed control and a starter fertilizer system at the same time, improving efficiency and productivity.

Spinner Speed Control

Spinner speed control for spreaders will allow applicators to control multiple materials as well as the RPM of the spreading system with the Field-IQ system and FmX integrated display. Spinner speed control is critical for applications with wide rate ranges that are applied with a prescription variable rate map.

"The introduction of Vehicle Sync data communication in the FmX integrated display will save operators time while in the field and provide efficiency during the busy planting season," said Erik Arvesen, vice president for Trimble's Agriculture Division. "And we continue to expand the capabilities of our Field-IQ crop input control system and its integration with our precision ag displays. The added functionality to the CFX-750 display will give growers the tools to accurately monitor their seed and ultimately, lower their input costs."


www.trimble.com/agriculture