Case IH is offering automatic boom height control as an available feature on its Patriot and Trident lines of sprayers.
The “next-generation” system automatically adjusts the booms using a combination of chassis monitoring and sensors to function as a “look ahead” and detect changes in terrain, the company said in a release.
The radar sensors can be configured to detect the location of the ground or crop canopy, maintain a level spray platform and maximize boom life, Case IH said.
The company described its AutoBoom XRT automatic boom height control as a way to help operators “cover more acres effectively per pass and provide consistent, accurate application across every inch of ground.”
The AutoBoom option is “ideal” for producers with longer spray booms, Case IH said, because “the longer the boom, the more challenging it is for operators to maintain level and consistent application.”
AutoBoom XRT comes with three radar sensors “strategically placed” along the boom, but offers an option to add more for a total of up to seven.
“High-efficiency application starts with superior accuracy, and that means a boom needs to stay a consistent, level height above the ground,” Mark Burns, Case IH’s application equipment marketing manager, said in the release.
“AutoBoom XRT outshines prior height control options because it allows producers to consistently cover a wide range of terrain, from smooth topographies to waterways and terraces.”