SonicTrakk ™️ Implement Control System Designed To Be Adaptable and Easy To Use
July 15, 2019
ProTrakker ™️ is known for creating hydraulic hitch implement guidance systems that can easily conform to a grower’s operational needs. The company’s SonicTrakk ™️ control option uses that
principle of adaptability to elevate the level of accuracy in the field. Along with a flexible range of
sensing capabilities, SonicTrakk hosts a variety of innovative Virtual Terminal (VT) compatible
control settings and easy-to-adjust ultrasonic sensor modules so growers can be confident that
precision is never compromised.
The system’s accuracy comes from SonicTrakk’s use of ultrasonic frequencies. By mounting
specialized sensors on the exterior of an implement, the devices use high-frequency waves to
detect deviations and signal course corrections to the hydraulic hitch. SonicTrakk has the ability
to detect plant rows, furrows, and tire tracks, the key is a very consistent mark to follow.
Operators can use the different detection methods to set specific steering modes via VT
compatible terminals. A joystick function is also included, allowing easy engage/disengage and
the ability to control the hitch manually.
Sensor module setup is designed to be easy and straightforward. The kit includes four sensors, with one set to be mounted on the left and right side of the implement. They can be
anchored to a custom horizontal bar or, when clearance is an issue, directly onto the crossbar.
The angle of the ultrasonic sensors can be manually adjusted to account for different steering
modes, such as plant detection.
SonicTrakk is sensitive enough to recognize plants when they grow to around 3 inches tall and
need a minimum of 2 inches to follow an impression. Ultrasound technology is non-sensitive to
dust and works independently of daylight. With these capabilities, growers can tailor their
guidance system for better accuracy on various terrain.
For more information about ProTrakker’s SonicTrakk guidance control option, visit www.protrakker.com