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Digi-Star NT 8000i rate control for manure spreaders available

Published on 06 August 2015
NT 8000i rate control system for manure spreaders

Digi-Star has introduced the NT 8000i rate control system for manure spreaders. The product is a weight-based system that improves application efficiency by varying the unloading rate in proportion to ground speed.

It is a closed-loop rate control system designed to provide precision guidance and prescription-based control of the spreading rate in hydraulically driven apron floor systems on manure spreaders using data collected and evaluated in real time.

“The unique feature of the NT 8000i is the weight-based self-calibration and calibration check system that continuously monitors and readjusts the calibration factor based on the actual weight of the material spread,” says Jack Danner, the company sales manager. “The system provides enhanced spreading rate accuracy when working with challenging materials of varying densities such as manure, litter or compost.”

With complete as-applied data records saved to an SD card, the product’s applicators are equipped with automated traceability, allowing them to meet the record-keeping needs of land owners and government agencies. The system also reduces operator mistakes and fatigue with its fully automated spreader controls.

For more information, visit the Digi-Star website.  FG

—From Digi-Star news release

PHOTO: The NT 8000i rate control system for manure spreaders. Photo provided by Digi-Star.