Amazone launches new boom guidance system

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AMAZONE Distance Control Plus web Amazone's new boom guidance system consists of four sensors mounted along the length of the boom. AMAZONE Distance Control Plus web
AMAZONE Distance Control Plus The Distance Control Plus boom guidance system automatically adjusts boom height according to crop and ground height. AMAZONE Distance Control Plus

Spraying expert Amazone’s new Distance Control Plus boom guidance system automatically controls sprayer boom height according to crop conditions.

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Amazone product manager Craig Hopkins says the new technology is ideal for today’s spraying requirements which call for responsible and efficient spraying.

"Producers and contractors are wanting to travel faster and to reduce the target distance above crop to less than 50 cm," he says.

"Having one sensor on each boom half may not provide sufficient accuracy under difficult conditions, such as differing crop heights found in patchy or lodged crops, which could cause the boom to dip into the crop."

To solve this issue, Amazone has designed the Distance Control Plus boom guidance system to feature four sensors mounted along the length of the boom.

"The fitting of additional sensors allows a much larger surface of the crop to be scanned," Hopkins says.

"The regulating software then determines the optimal boom height, even at higher forward speeds and reduced target heights." 

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