Varying soil conditions, uneven loads or hilly terrain, such conditions may exercise considerable influence on the implement. Particularly in row cultivation this cannot be corrected by tractor steering alone.
Raven Europe (formally SBG) was one of the first manufacturers to recognize the importance of implement steering in these situations and developed implement steering. SBGuidance Implement enables repeated field operations to be performed with unparalleled accuracy. In high-quality vegetables and organic crops steering the implement rather than the tractor offers new possibilities.
Plant and seeding activities are performed with unparalleled accuracy and subsequent operations like mechanical weed control, ridging or band spraying match up perfectly. Crop damage caused by steering errors or too narrow row spacing are eliminated.
SBGuidance TWIN is operated via one Viper® 4+ TWIN terminal. The position of both the tractor and the implement, however, are each measured with its own GPS antenna. Because the tractor movements often differ from the implement, both are equipped with their own DynamIQ terrain compensation. The tractor is hydraulically controlled. For controlling the implement various steering options such as SideShift steering, drawbar steering, steered rear wheels, disc coulters or Protrakker can be selected. In this way for every situation and implement there’s always the optimum steering option available.
TWIN control can be used for all kinds of implements. Mounted equipment such as ridgers, planters or hoeing machines, but also for towed potato planters or (offset) steering harvesters TWIN is a perfect solution.
The SBGuidance TWIN version with disc coulters is often the best choice to steer an implement. Raven Europe has a lot of experience with controlling implements and may rightly be called the specialist in this area.
SideShift is possible as Implement Only or TWIN. SideShift means that a hydraulic cylinder is placed between the tractor and implement. The GPS-antenna, mounted on the implement, knows the exact position of the implement. Based on this location the cylinder is moved to left or right.
Straight and smooth surfaced ploughing isn’t only a pretty sight, but the best preparation for the new season. A smooth seed-bed makes sure every plant has the perfect start at the same time. A level seedbed ensures a uniform emergence and thus makes weed control easier and more successful, especially hoeing for organic farmers. AutoPlough makes ploughing a less demanding job.
In addition to software for ploughing through the furrow, Raven also has a solution for onland ploughing. Essential with onland ploughing is a good juncture of the first couter on the last pass. So for onland ploughing driving straight next to the furrow is fundamental. Keeping the furrow straight is equally as important.
Well-drained fields are essential for a successful crop. SmartProfiler helps you to get your fields in perfect shape.