New John Deere 612R Sprayer with SEE & SPRAY™ ULTIMATE

New 612R SEE & SPRAY™ ULTIMATEa

Using computer vision and machine learning to target weeds in season in corn, soybean, and cotton, you can apply only what you need, and use more advanced tank mixes thanks to its dual-tank configuration.

IMPROVE COST-EFFICIENCY

The dual-tank configuration lets you apply targeted spray and traditional broadcast at the same time, combining two passes in one to save you time and money. Target spray weeds and broadcast fungicide, or better manage weeds by applying a non-residual targeted spray and residual broadcast, all in one pass. Use Targeted Spraying to kill weeds at a lower cost by applying only what you need – when and where you need it. Or, with the dual-tank capability of See & Spray™ Ultimate, use different chemical mixes independently of each other and at different target rates – all on the same pass. Plus, the amount of herbicide saved during Targeted Spraying can be used for a second and third pass during the growing season to address weed control all season long. BoomTrac Ultimate keeps the tip of the boom within 10 inches of the target boom height, 95% of the time, providing a spray accuracy better than that of any other manufacturer.

IN-SEASON SPRAYING + PRECISION

See & Spray™ Ultimate can help you save on inputs and improve your weed control. See & Spray™ Ultimate can reduce non-residual herbicide use by more than two-thirds by target spraying weeds. The sprayer’s two tanks enable you to combat herbicide resistance by using two independent tank mixes in one pass, avoiding antagonism that occurs when certain inputs are combined. See & Spray™ Ultimate delivers a targeted spray to weeds, applying herbicide only where needed.

ACTIONABLE MAPPING DATA & INSIGHTS

It takes data to make informed decisions. And by viewing data such as weed pressure and areas applied within your John Deere Operations Center™ account, you can turn mapping data into actionable decisions. See & Spray™ Ultimate comes standard with a JDLink™ modem so you can stream machine and agronomic data to your John Deere Operations Center™ account.

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Sloan Support is written by the product support team at Sloan Implement, a 22 location John Deere dealer in Illinois and Wisconsin.  Learn more at www.sloans.com

NH3 Anhydrous bar with flow issues? Try this fix

by Chris Saxe, Assumption, IL 

I received a  call today about a JD NH3 2510H ammonia bar with a Raven control system that was not getting flow to the applicator.   I walked the operator through the energize system check, then confirmed the settings and it was getting the correct speed. I then verified that the implement switch was working and the operator could also manually open the Raven valve.  The operator said the rate was bouncing all over the place, but he was still was not getting any flow.   The operator was pulling double tanks and one was 50% full and the other tank was empty.   A rate level that fluctuates wildly up and down is often the sign of an empty tank.   I then directed the operator to shut off the empty tank,  which was allowing vapor to spin the flow meter.   I also asked him to shut off the second tank that was 50% full and then to open the valve slowly.  The excess flow valve snapped shut on one tank when both tanks were at 50% so he continued to run until one tank went empty. By shutting off the tank and opening the valve slowly,  it allowed the excess flow valve in the withdraw valve to reopen.  He started running again but said it still didn’t work.  At that point,  the entire bar was drained empty so I told him to keep going and it charged the bar and it then went back to working perfectly.  Tank % gauges are known to stick, so if you have a similar issue where everything on the monitor and on the bar seem ok, have the operator shake the tank to see if it feels full or if float gauge bounces.  The gauge may be broken or stuck in place.  Be safe out there.  NH3 is dangerous stuff.

Sloan Support is written by the product support team at Sloan Implement, a 20 location John Deere dealer in Illinois and Wisconsin.   Learn more at www.sloans.com