AFS Soil Command helps producers measure and optimize the agronomic quality of their seedbed right from the tractor cab. This technology utilizes Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) components to maximize the agronomic benefits of each tillage pass, providing yield-enhancing information from below the soil surface in real time.
The seedbed sets the planter speed limit. That’s why a high-efficiency seedbed is required for high-speed planting. In many fields, however, the seedbed floor is uneven and it’s hidden from view. These gouges can make the planter row unit bounce, causing uneven seed placement or skips. Inconsistent seed spacing and depth can lead to nonuniform emergence and limit yield potential. Now, with AFS Soil Command, producers can get real-time insights from below the soil surface to gauge if their seedbed is even, and perform timely yield-enhancing adjustments that minimize planter row unit bounce.
In addition, factory-integrated seedbed sensors are strategically mounted to shank assemblies throughout the machine, providing real-time feedback on seedbed quality. Based on proven Agronomic Design principles, these rugged sensors monitor each time the shank begins to trip or float, alerting the operator to an uneven seedbed floor.The AFS Pro 700 display and interface aim to make it easy for operators of any skill level to do agronomically correct tillage on ISOBUS-VT-compliant displays.
AFS Soil Command will be offered on the Tiger-Mate 255 for spring 2019.