Precision Technical Tips

Precision Agriculture is the use of electronics to manage your fields, crops & equipment more consistently and efficiently. It brings a new level of sophistication to the industry. Farmers can use controllers, software, and GPS systems to apply products only where needed and at the correct rate. Reduced labor and product expense, accurate tracking of applications and lessening of over or under application are some of the benefits. Maximize your precision investment by operating your equipment at its fullest potential.

The SCS console works for a single product – liquid or dry. The console mounts directly in the vehicle cab. The radar speed sensor is mounted to the frame of the vehicle or the GPS speed sensor. The motorized control valve & flow meter mount to the framework supporting the boom. The operator sets a target volume per area to be sprayed and the SCS automatically maintains the flow regardless of vehicle speed or gear selection within the range of the tips. These systems are reliable & easy to operate BUT they require setup. Newton Crouch representatives have made it simple for you. View these documents for step by step instructions on how to set up your systems.

TeeJet ARC6000 has stood the test of time in terms of dependability and ease of use. Newton Crouch has a step-by-step programming guide for your ARC 6000 in the dry mode. Click here to get the instructions.

Click here to additional information from Mid-Tech explaining the variables in your system.

  1. Can the ARC6000 be used for both liquid and dry equipment? YES!! A single console can be used on a spreader, removed and used on a sprayer. Even better, calibration constants that have been set in the granular or liquid program will stay in memory, even if the corresponding constants are changed in the other program. Example: you program the ARC 6000 for your dry spreader and apply your fertilizer to your field. Later you need to spray, so you move the console to your sprayer, program the console and spray your field. When you move the console back to your spreader you do not have to reprogram the console if your constants have not changed, just change the program selection from liquid to granular.
  2. Do I have to reprogram the equipment each time I start a job? NO!! Calibration constants set in either program will stay in memory even if the console is turned off. There are certain items you should verify each time, but you will not lose your data.
  3. How difficult is it to adjust application rate in the ARC6000? Very easy. The console allows the operator to command the entire system “on the go” from the operator’s seat. The rate can even be altered while the unit is applying.

TeeJet TASC6100 is a single product controller for liquid or granular applications.  It is similar to the ARC6000 but the TASC is Variable Rate ready and can link with the Datalink for VRT-GPS-GIS applications.

Here are 2 short tips on this product:

TASC6300 is a console that is used for liquid applications. It is Variable Rate ready and Injection ready. It can handle your carrier tank plus 3 more injection tanks. Watch our videos as Brian Mathis of TeeJet programs the TASC6300 console and calibrates the injection pumps. The videos are long but very thorough.

  • How to Set Up a TASC 6300 Console by Brian Mathis
  • How to Calibrate Injection Pump on TASC 6300 Console with Brian Mathis

A slot sensor (also called an encoder or rate sensor) is an electronic device that is used in granular product application. When coupled to a conveyor shaft that is rotating, it sends flow rate signals to the console. Newton Crouch uses 3 types primarily with various systems from NC Controller, Raven and TeeJet. Learn more.

Spreader constants are used with dry truck spreaders that have a Mid-Tech or Raven controller. These numbers are used to set your controller for spreading the correct pounds per acre (lbs/ac). The spreader constant is a number of sensor pulses divided by per cubic foot of material discharged per revolution (CFR). The constant is different for different gate settings, conveyor widths & drives.

If you have made an investment in precision ag components, get your equipment setup correct!  Click here for a complete explanation.

These videos are for people who hate to read the instructions but really want their equipment to work!  Precision Agriculture Technology is here to stay.

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