Horsch introduces new seeder, commodity cart with section control technologyHorsch introduces new seeder, commodity cart with section control technology
New section control feature helps producers minimize double seeding and fertilizing of areas that require overlapping passes with the seeder, such as around sloughs, irregular field boundaries and headlands.
August 21, 2017
Horsch LLC has introduced its Panther 460 SC seeder and SW600 commodity cart with new section control technology. Section control minimizes double seeding and fertilizing in areas that require overlapping passes with the seeder, such as around sloughs, irregular field boundaries and headlands. The Panther 460 SC and SW600 commodity cart may also be used as a fertilizer applicator for uniformly distributing nutrients in the root zone with minimal soil disturbance.
Horsch’s section control technology allows producers to save significantly on input costs by minimizing over-seeding and fertilizing. It also promotes a healthier, more uniform and higher-yielding crop by distributing seed and fertilizer more precisely and consistently across the toolbar.
The Panther 460 SC has a 60-foot working width with eight individually controlled sections that automatically turn on and off as the Panther enters and exits areas that have already been seeded or fertilized, according to GPS location. It uses 15-inch shank spacing on a four-rank toolbar, allowing maximum residue flow. The shank openers offer single- or twin-row applications for 7.5-, 15- or 30-inch rows.
SECTION CONTROL: In the section control manifold tower system, an electronically controlled diverter valve starts and stops the flow of material.
The Panther 460 SC seeder is designed to be paired with the new Horsch SW600 commodity cart, which features three compartments totaling a 600-bushel capacity. It uses highly accurate electric-driven meters for application accuracy and simplified calibration, and it automatically adjusts the material rate according to how many sections are operating on the Panther. The electronic system that controls the commodity cart and section control feature is ISO-compatible. The cart can be equipped with dual tires or a track undercarriage, and it can be used for either tow-between or tow-behind operation.
For more information, contact Horsch LLC, Mapleton, N.D., at 855-4HORSCH or visit horsch.com.
Source: Horsch LLC
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