One of the most talked about is the new ISO down force system.
The new ISO downforce is very similar to the previous style in terms of how it controls the row units, but there are enhancements that help the system be more precise. Also we have the option to control the ISO downforce system with more displays than the Ag Leader® Integra.
Comparison of The New Style
For those of you familiar with the original downforce system, you know that it communicates like all of our previous modules; via the CAN Bus system. The new downforce system will communicate through ISOBUS. ISOBUS systems require a different standard of cabling, so for some older tractors that are not ISOBUS ready, they will need to be retrofitted. For tractors that are ISOBUS ready, we can tee into the existing tractor ISOBUS with the display cable. A nice feature about the new downforce system is that since it is ISOBUS compatible, we can control the downforce system with any ISOBUS compatible display. When working with an Ag Leader® Integra or Versa display, there will be no unlock required to run the downforce system, while other third party monitors will require a module unlock.
Highlights of the Ag Leader Hydraulic Down Force Control
- Up to 10 bu/ac return!
- Proper seed depth
- Automatic Control
- Faster and more accurate than Air Bags
- Works with JD, CIH, NH, Trimble and other ISOBUS displays
- Up to 8 sections of independent control