Spreader testing mats help with accuracy

AMAZONE has updated its EasyCheck calibration system to enable the lateral spreading pattern of fertiliser to be quickly and easily checked in the paddock.

Spreader testing mats help with accuracy Spreader testing mats help with accuracy Spreader testing mats help with accuracy Spreader testing mats help with accuracy Spreader testing mats help with accuracy

Amazone's EasyCheck system uses mats to catch fertiliser and a smart phone app. Picture courtesy Amazone

Kondinin Group first saw the EasyCheck system at Agritechnica in Germany where the technology, which comprises a set of 16 collection mats and an app that automatically evaluates the results, won a silver medal for innovation.

Claas Harvest Centre product manager Craig Hopkins, said the new collection mats are in a fetching purple colour.

"Ongoing testing throughout 2016 and 2017 found the black mats were unsuitable for dark-coloured fertilisers, so Amazone has changed the colour of the mats to provide the best contrast," Hopkins said.

To use EasyCheck, the user places the lightweight rubber mats across four rows at specific distances from the tramline of the spreader.

The user photographs each mat using a smartphone. A free app then automatically comp...

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