SOLUTIONS FOR INTELLIGENT SPRAYING
All Chafer sprayers are fitted as standard with an automatic rate controller. Designed with simplicity in mind, computer controlled spraying has never been so easy. Simply set your target application rate and the unique display helps select the right spray tip for application. Once spraying begins, the large display shows application rate, forward speed and other vital information to ensure the operator has immediate access to all the necessary information. In standard specification both the Guardian and Sentry are fitted with a simple and compact switch box to control all hydraulic and electronic systems on the sprayer. Connected to the sprayer by a single quick release plug the switch boxes are quick and easy to install.
As well as a vast range of off the shelf controllers, Chafer trailed sprayers can also also be used in conjunction with an ISObus ready tractor, enabling the operator to connect the sprayer to the tractor via an ISObus socket. The sprayers control software is then loaded onto the tractors ISObus screen from where all sprayer functions can be controlled*. This eliminates clutter in the cab as well as allowing users to utilise existing software they may have unlocked on the tractors terminal, such as guidance, auto section or variable rate control. *On ‘e’ trailed sprayers the eControl terminal is also required.
“E” CONTROL – A NEW LEVEL OF CONTROL
Developed in house by Chafer Machinery, eControl offers operators additional functionality and control not previously available in the trailed sprayer market. Users of our new ‘e’ specification machines can now control all areas of the machine, from programming tank fills to operating our Contour boom levelling systems all from the tractor seat, helping to maximise productivity and improve application accuracy.
IN THE CAB
In the tractor cab eControl uses a 7” colour eTerminal to control sprayer features as well as an ergonomic joystick, which is assigned commonly used functions. From the eTerminal plumbing, hydraulic and electric functions can be operated using either the touch screen or soft touch buttons either side of the terminal depending on user preference. Being able to control features such as the ePlumbing system from inside the cab allow operators to finish spraying, spray out dilute chemical and fully rinse the machine without having to leave the cab, reducing downtime in common spraying processes. eControl does not incorporate rate or auto section control, allowing growers to choose the system of their choice. This can be either an additional stand alone screen, or connected through an ISObus tractor terminal to make use of existing unlocked software.
- 7” eTerminal touchscreen controller
- Additional rate & auto section controller, or ISObus tractor terminal
- Chafer Joystick
ON THE MACHINE
‘e’ specification machines come with our ePlumbing system as standard, allowing control of plumbing from either the tractor cab, or from an additional 7” colour eTerminal located at the operators workstation. This terminal features a rotary encoder and soft touch buttons either side of the screen, to ensure all operations can be completed easily whilst wearing gloves. Like the in cab screen, operators can select plumbing modes as well as using the automatic filling, dilution and rinsing programs offering complete control of all liquid functions. Both the internal and external eTerminals feature a dashboard at the top of the screen to show clearly whether features are active or not
- 7” eTerminal controller with rotary encoder