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Row-independent planting with the AVR Ceres 450


Row-independent planting with the AVR Ceres 450   


During Potato Europe 2019 in Kain, Belgium, we presented the option of row-independent planting on its trailed four-row Ceres 450. Each planting element is driven separately by its own hydraulic motor. Speed sensors in the wheel and in the four planting elements ensure a correct measurement and feedback on speed and planting distance per row.

With one hydraulic motor per row, the user can quickly turn a row on or off or set the planting speed differently per row in order to plant variably on e.g. headlands, along spray paths or the rows left and right of the spray path.

When using the on/off button per row, the function works immediately without any time loss, which is indispensable when linked to GPS. The system is, AVR wise, easy to operate and maintenance-friendly (very wear-resistant).

With this option, we want to further support precision agriculture.



GPS link via Isobus protocol on Ceres 450


All new Ceres 450 planters can be built optionally with the new ISOBUS link. This allows the planter to communicate with a GPS system via the ISOBUS protocol. The necessary controller, wiring harness, appropriate software and licence are mounted (on the planter side) for this purpose, so that one can plug into the ISOBUS contact on the tractor. This is strictly for the GPS link as the machine itself is still operated via the AVR operating screen.

Via ISOBUS the data from the job cards can be transmitted from the tractor to the planter, so that planting can be done automatically according to the specifications indicated in advance on the card. Automatic section closure of the planting channel is also possible to prevent planting overlap e.g. on the headland. This link can be retrofitted into existing Ceres 450 planters.


Click the following link to see what other innovation we showed during Potato Europe 2019!


Tine Coopman | Marketing & Communication | +32 (0)51 24 55 66 | tinecoopman@avr.be


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