24 October 2019, 09:00
The new KUHN MAXIMA 3 electrically driven seed drill is popular with many farmers thanks to its precision seeding and ease of use. Today, the new software of the electric MAXIMA 3 modulates the application rate row by row according to a modulation map. Results: Seed savings and higher yields!
Thanks to row-by-row application rate modulation, the MAXIMA 3 electric seed drill automatically modulates the number of seeds to be sown according to the field recommendation map loaded on the Isobus terminal. Seed densities vary according to soil characteristics.
This high-precision technology enables farmers to optimise farm operations:
Financial optimisation: by adjusting the quantity of seed planted to the type of soil, farmers can capitalise on high-potential areas and limit the population in low-potential areas by adjusting the rate/hectare. Yields are therefore optimised across the field. Coupled with automatic row shutoff (section control), application rate modulation generates seed savings of roughly 2 to 3%.
Agronomic optimisation: Adjusting the application rate in lower potential areas reduces water stress and improves access to the resources for the crops planted.
Modulating the application rate can generate about 5 to 8% additional yield depending on the soil characteristics.
Modulating the application rate row by row is very simple on the electric MAXIMA 3 since all adjustments are made from the cab via the Isobus terminal. The density changes automatically based on the modulation map. If the seed drill passes over 2 different zones at the same time, each row of the machine complies with the seeding instructions on the recommendation map.
The MAXIMA 3 electric seed drills improve seeding precision by applying the right rate at the right place.
Source: KUHN-HUARD S.A.S.