A new way to precisely control liquid applications for farm fields has debuted. Ag Leader is expanding its ISOBUS offerings with a new Liquid Control Module that works with Ag Leader displays, as well as other brands of ISOBUS compatible displays.
The module is configurable for the user’s choice of sprayer, liquid fertilizer, anhydrous and manure application with features and interactive controls optimized specific to each of those equipment types.
“Our Liquid Control Module is compatible with ISOBUS standards for virtual terminal and task control,” explained John Howard, Ag Leader’s DirectCommand Product Manager. “This functionality allows using the system with other brands of virtual terminal/task control compatible displays.”
Physical components of the system are a rate control ECU, one or more boom section control ECUs and an auxiliary input switch console that is designed specifically to meet liquid application control requirements.
Ag Leader officials say the system makes it easier to calibrate the flow, pressure and ground speed sensors that are critical to accurate system performance, as well as making continuous monitoring of the relationship between product flow rates and system pressure easier.
The ISOBUS Liquid Control Module will be available to the North American market in early 2015.