Save up to 15 percent on inputs
Overlap Control prevents double application of seed and fertilizer in irregular fields and at headlands. As farm sizes continue to grow and air drills become wider, overlap becomes a bigger issue with increased waste of seed and fertilizer inputs.
Overlap Control is standard on all SeedMaster tanks—granular and liquid/NH3—and generates considerable cost savings of five to 15 percent on many farms.
Save $35,350 on 5,000 acres of canola and wheat with an average input cost of $87.31 per acre with canola seeded at three pounds per acre, and an average overlap reduction of 8.1 percent. Individual results will very depending on average field overlap and seed and fertilizer costs.
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Reducing double application of seed and fertilizer does more than save on inputs—it provides better agronomics. Farmers understand the problems double seeded areas cause:
SeedMaster’s patented Overlap Control is powered by two key technologies, Auto Zone Command™ and FLIP™ (Full Last Implement Pass) software. Together, they put you in control of overlaps:
Our Auto Zone Command is simple and trouble free. Pneumatic cylinders start and stop the metering rollers automatically. Instantly halt product flow in overlap areas with up to five zones on our on-frame UltraPro™ tanks, and up to 10 zones on our Nova™ carts.
The more zones on your tank, the greater the cost savings you’ll gain with overlap control. With an industry-leading 10 zones on SeedMaster Nova carts, you’ll save even more because no other air tank offers as many zones. SeedMaster’ Overlap Control delivers on input savings, making SeedMaster the clear leader in overlap control technology.
Auto Lift™ works with as-applied mapping and Auto Zone Command to automatically lift and lower the openers across the entire toolbar at the headlands. Just sit back and relax.
With FLIP, the headland is seeded first, and a virtual headland is established beside it. The field is seeded as normal, but when the air drill encounters the virtual headland on each A/B pass, Auto Zone Command shuts off product flow in each zone on the tank and Auto Lift automatically lifts the openers. Once the field is completely sown, the virtual headland is seeded last—no double seeded areas and significant input savings.