“I remember at the beginning of the 80’s when the sprayer monitor arrived. Before that, you had no choice but to run out and check the pressure and the speed whilst taking all sorts of measurements. Today no one operates a sprayer without a monitor; all you need to do is drive. I believe we’re going to see the same thing happening with the Väderstad SeedEye”, Malmström says.
The sensors constantly keep track of all the seeds that are being drilled, SeedEye also detects if a seed tube has become blocked for any reason. If this should happen, SeedEye gives an immediate warning so that any impact on the drilling can be quickly remedied. As a complement to the level sensors, SeedEye also indicates when the hopper runs out of seed, meaning that Peter can make the most of his work in the field.
“One of the features I particularly appreciate is that a red light comes on when the hopper has run out of seed. I know exactly when the seed has run out, without having to take chances, or waste time stopping to look”, he says.