Combo Spreader

Computer control system

Computer control system

Smart. Accurate. Control.

The all-new SAM computer control system is based on industry proven technology and decades of international experience. 

The Topcon Athene offers fast, accurate response in a user-friendly control and monitoring system. It gives precise control for spreading all types of fertiliser, manure and animal waste. This technology means the correct application rate is applied regardless of changes in forward speed or changes in product density.

This technology is simple and intuitive. The system is ISOBUS so it can function with any compliant tractor console. Or we can provide a separate, generous, 8 1/2" colour touch screen display. By adding the load cell module, the fully integrated system will also allow dynamic rate control. This uses the weight of product to constantly check spread rate accuracy.

Options for set-up:

A) Volumetric rate control only

This system can be used as a rate controller. Either by entering a known product density or selecting the product from a pre-defined list. Spreader functions like spinner speed and border control are all monitored and operated through the touch screen.

B) Dynamic / static rate control, including integrated load cells

This measures the weight of product in the spreader, the floor speed is then automatically adjusted to achieve the correct application rates. This advances control means extra precision. You are getting automatic rate calibration and gaining maximum value from what you are spreading out.

C) Dynamic / static rate control, including load  cells plus a GPS aerial

Add a GPS aerial for proof of placement, light bar and field mapping of your jobs. Record all details for improved traceability and record keeping. Your existing aerial may also be compatible.

 

Smart Features

  • Large 8 1/2" screen
    Large 8 1/2" screen

    A generous 8 1/2” colour touch screen display with anti-glare can be provided

  • Integrated load cells
    Integrated load cells

    Integrated load cells continuously measure the weight of product in the spreader. The floor speed is then automatically adjusted on-the-go, to achieve the correct application rates. Optional.

  • Isobus interface
    Isobus interface

    The clear and user-friendly ISOBUS interface has simple and intuitive operation. It is an ISOBUS ICU which means it connects to most modern tractors.

  • Spinner speed monitoring
    Spinner speed monitoring

    Gives you great visibility over what is happening with your spinners. Your screen shows whether spinners are stationary or operating and at what speeds.

  • Border control

    Reduces spinner speed on the left hand disk which decreases spread width. This is helpful for spreading beside borders and waterways.

Optional extras

  • GPS aerial for proof of placement
  • X25 Touch screen
  • Load weigh scales
Athene set up 1
GPS aerial for proof of placement

Adding a GPS arial as an add-on ensures you have proof of placement. It also provides lights bar and field mapping of your jobs. This means you can record all relevant details for improved traceability and your record keeping.

You may be able to use your existing GPS aerial if you have one.

Athene set up 1
X25 Touch screen

If your tractor is ISOBUS you may choose to run the computer control system through your existing cab screen. Alternatively you can purchase the 8 1/2" anti-glare colour touch screen. This generous size makes controls easy to see and operate on-the-go.

Athene set up 1
Load weigh scales

Most farmers purchasing the computer control system add the weigh scale module. This means the actual weight of product in the bin is being weighed at all times. Then these figures are being used by the system to check spread rate accuracy as you go from the cab.

Athene set up 1
Athene set up 1
Athene set up 1

Specifications

  • Interface ISOBUS
  • Brand Topcon
  • ICU Athene
  • Screen size 8 1/2"
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