Working with a virtual headland/boundary line, the system switches off individual sections in sequence. For example, a 3.0m (24-row) machine comprises of three sections. The first eight rows are closed as the drill passes over the virtual line, followed by the second, and third sections as the drill crosses the boundary.
A key part of the technology is the IDS (Intelligent Distribution System) distribution head, which also automatically adjusts the seed rate to the remaining active working width.
Seed savings are not the only benefit, claims the company, which reckons that crops ripen more uniformly.