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Ron..NE ILL..10/48
Posted 11/23/2006 16:31 (#64907 - in reply to #64818)
Subject: RE: Draft sensing...mounted equipment



Chebanse, IL.....

DonG

Your thoughts are good for mounted equipment...however I think most good size tillage (assuming that's what we're going to use for HD draft info!) is now pull-type. Could be wrong w/just tunnel vision though. I suppose you could measure draft from a NH3 bar during application or something like it.

I had this same idea many yrs ago with 1st MicroTrak yield monitor we had. I thought we should be able to put some kind of strain gauge (= #s pull) in hitch system & data log it. To my way of thinking, that would be the only additional piece of hardware needed.

This is the 1st time I've heard resurrection of the idea.

 

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