Sprayers have gone high-tech in recent years. Advancements including auto-steer, variable rate application, low-drift nozzles, direct-injection and pulse-width-modulation all have made chemical application more accurate. But there’s a caveat, says Joe Luck, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
“While we have great technologies to reduce sprayer errors, some boom setup and monitoring--or lack thereof-- issues could contribute to errors that even the technology can’t solve,” Luck says.
The folks at SureFire Ag Systems have introduced a new Multi Flow system, which is an electromagnet flow-meter with no moving parts that monitors up to 48 rows on an implement while applying liquid product. Farm Industry News got an overview of the system at the National Farm Machinery Show in February....More
Krone is by pouring millions of dollars into a new technology center and expanded manufacturing and warehouse facilities in Europe and the United States. And at a recent dealer event, several new products were launched....More
Planting technologies, autonomous vehicles, and the whole topic of open-source data harnessed much of the discussion at the 2015 Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference (AETC) coverage held last February in Louisville, KY.
In the field of drivetrain fluids, one of the toughest applications is the hydraulic system of an agricultural tractor because a typical Universal Tractor Transmission Oil (UTTO) has to perform a multifunctional role.
The UTTO must:...More