Spread via Google Drive

A sieve specific to fertilizers in plugs, equipped with a blue mesh (yellow as standard) is appearing at Bogballe, which announces – example of the performance of its spreaders – flow rates of up to 650 kg/min. – even 720 kg of a Yara Kas 27+4 fertiliser, at 36 m (width), at 15 km/h, with a coefficient of variation (CV) of 5.8%. The bottom of the spreader tank is now 360° rotatable with several positions: maximum opening for plugs, high dosages per hectare (up to 650 kg/min.); minimum for green manures (75 kg / min.); even smaller for a micro-granule, an anti-slug, small seeds (from 0.5 to 15 kg / min. and above 2.5 kg / ha). At the same time, the manufacturer is extending the section control carried out by the spreaders from 40 to 80 sub-sections. Over a working width of 30 m, these become equal to 1.87 m instead of 3.75 m, three sections remaining open against none in the configuration of the 40 subsections. The system is manually or automatically controlled thanks to geolocation of the machine and the left and right sides have independent management. The creation of 80 sub-sections results in an increase in spreading precision in the tips of a plot, according to the manufacturer. Concerning the transfer of the data essential to the realization of a spreading site, Bogballe turns to Google Drive, a service for storing and sharing files in the “cloud” (cloud). The application map (Yara Atfarm, Cropsat or others, for example) is downloaded directly via Google Drive, the documentation is in Shapefile (shp) geographic information format and all of this data, including that recorded during the site on Google Drive, can be consulted free of charge, and therefore without subscription, on Google Earth Pro, software for representing the earth, mainly from satellite images. The spreaders are controlled via an Android tablet, a geolocation antenna, a Bluetooth communication module and an application (Navi App) to work with a recommendation map, check the sections in the tips and create spreading reports. Or with the Calibrator Totz terminal and a converter to take advantage of Isobus communication.

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