26 April 1996

Fertilise in control

LATEST control system from Dickey-john – the Precision Control System (PCS) – is designed to control application rates of sprayers and granule fertiliser spreaders.

Liquid control is pressure or flow based while granular control can be either distance or area based.

The system comprises a control module installed on the sprayer/ spreader and a display console fitted in the operators cab – the heart of the system being the control module, which acts on the information received from on board speed sensors, flow sensors, etc.

Features include a display for actual application rate, speed, area, time and active boom sections – up to 20 sections.

The system also contains a chemical and nozzle "library" and all information can be down-loaded on to compatible office computers. &#42