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Automatic boom height control on Case IH sprayers

AutoBoom XRT automatic boom height control detects changes in terrain for better application accuracy.

Case IH is expanding its portfolio of high-efficiency spraying options with the new AutoBoom XRT automatic boom height control — now available on Patriot and Trident series sprayers.

Radar sensors

The technology automatically adjusts the booms by using a combination of chassis monitoring and sensors to function as a “look ahead” and detect changes in terrain. The radar sensors can be configured to detect the location of the ground or crop canopy, maintain a level spray platform and maximise boom life.

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AutoBoom XRT automatic boom height control comes with 3 radar sensors strategically placed along the boom, with the option to add more for a total of up to 7, for maximum points of monitoring. - Photo: Case IH
AutoBoom XRT automatic boom height control comes with 3 radar sensors strategically placed along the boom, with the option to add more for a total of up to 7, for maximum points of monitoring. - Photo: Case IH

“High-efficiency application starts with superior accuracy, and that means a boom needs to stay a consistent, level height above the ground,” said Mark Burns, Case IH application equipment marketing manager.

“AutoBoom XRT outshines prior height control options because it allows producers to consistently cover a wide range of terrain, from smooth topographies to waterways and terraces.”

Accurate application

AutoBoom XRT automatic boom height control is designed to help operators cover more acres effectively per pass and provide consistent, accurate application. According to Case IH, this option is ideal for producers with longer spray booms, as the longer the boom, the more challenging it is for operators to maintain level and consistent application.

AutoBoom XRT automatic boom height control comes with 3 radar sensors strategically placed along the boom, with the option to add more for a total of up to 7, for maximum points of monitoring.

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