Benefits of a scale on your planter
- Ensure even seed distribution among hoppers during filling.
- Fill the right amount the first time for the field or farm.
- Increase operation efficiency spending less time cleaning out or refilling.
- Verify your rate of application (lbs/acre).
- No more “stopping to see what is left” in the tanks.
- Increase load out efficiency for night time planting operations.
Check out our Planter Scale Products to see a full list of planter scale kits available and to search for your kit by make and model of planter.
Return Of Investment
Utilize the Scale-Tec ROI calculator to determine how feasible it is to utilize a scale system on your planter.
Utilizing a scale on your planter
Farmers typically use the GT400 indicator from Digi-Star with their planter scale. This indicator allows for a basic scale system on the planter and allows the farmer to switch between both “Gross Inventory” remaining in the hopper and “TARE” modes to make a temporary zero point showing exactly what the operator has planted. When filling the planter with seed, the operator utilizes the GROSS inventory mode to load the planter to the correct prescription for the field. Then, prior to planting, the operator will TARE the scale and will observe a weight reading after an acre or two of planting, verifying proper seed rate and ensuring the manufacturer’s settings on the planter are correctly configured.
ISOBUS scales on your planter
Scale-Tec is excited to offer the Scale-Link from Digi-Star that allows the operator to view the scale system on their virtual terminal, offering the same capability of the GT400. The Scale-Link works on almost any virtual terminal on the market. If you are utilizing a GS2, GS3, PRO600 or PRO700 virtual terminal, start eliminating cab clutter today with a Scale-Link system. For added benefit, mount a Scale-Link Remote on the back of your planter for filling purposes, allowing full control of the Scale-Link, even if your virtual terminal isn’t powered on. Check out the SL110 Scale-Link page for more information by clicking on the picture of the Scale-Link to the right.